CalAmp: 2 Things Every Investor Needs to Know

The company has had a rough year, but still has a chance to be a leader in the Internet of Things.

Jul 12, 2014 at 8:00AM

In the not-so-distant future, you won't need to run home at the end of the day to check and see if you need more milk before going to the grocery store. Your refrigerator will simply tell you. Take this simple example, extrapolate it across the globe into countless industries, and you get an idea for what the next decade of technological advancement could bring.

As you might expect, the companies that help drive this innovation stand to be huge winners, as do their shareholders. One company many investors believe has the potential to be a huge long-term winner is CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP).

So far this year, however, shareholders haven't had much to brag about. Shares are down almost 30% since the beginning of the year, and Wall Street doesn't seem too happy with the company. Why is that, and what should investors really be watching moving forward? To find out, check out the slideshow below.

The tiny company behind wearable technology and the Internet of Things
The ability for machines to communicate is half of the equation to the Internet of Things. The other half involves technology that helps devices sense what is happening around them. To find out about a company driving this technology, check out our special free report.  It's yours today, absolutely free!

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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