The Best Way to Play Tech Stocks in 2017

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The best way to play tech stocks in 2017 is to identify revolutionary technology now that will change the way the world works in the future.

And Money Morning Director of Tech & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson has done that for you. He has just discovered a profit opportunity in the trillion-dollar Internet of Everything (IoE) market.

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“There’s a lot riding on the line here. Over the next two decades, the IoE will have a business and economic impact worth between $14 trillion and $25 trillion,” Robinson said on April 28.

You see, the IoE will be a trillion-dollar market because it could make life easier and more efficient for entire cities of people…

Investing in Tech Stocks Through the Emerging IoE Market

Tech giants know the potential of the IoE, and they are already spending billions to enter the market.

For example, Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) purchased Nest Labs in 2014 for $3.2 billion. Nest makes smart thermostats, which allows users to control the temperature inside their house through a smartphone.

Through Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), you’ll never have to worry about leaving your garage door open ever again. Amazon’s smart speaker Echo can sync with certain garage systems and let you know whether your garage door is open. If it is, you can close it from any location. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the Echo’s capabilities. Users can sync many of their home’s “smart” devices to the Echo.

The IoE is already changing how we live our day-to-day lives, and for cities, the IoE will be even more impressive…

A company called Sensity Systems makes smart street lights that do much more than just turn on and off lights with sensors. Its Light Sensory Networks can measure temperature, air quality, humidity, snow depth, and human activity.

According to Business Insider, New York City launched a car program in 2015 that tracked where drivers made sharp turns or hard brakes because of traffic. City officials could potentially use the data to see if road conditions need to be improved and figure out ways to alleviate traffic.

But this revolutionary technology can only work through cloud-computing companies.

“The IoE will create a tsunami of data that will be stored in remote data centers so it can be accessed from anywhere in the world,” Robinson said.

And while it’s easy to see why cloud computing is so important, we know the stock prices for the best cloud-computing companies are already steep.

Just one share of GOOGL costs $$950.29, and just one share of AMZN costs $944.75.

However, Robinson has discovered a way to own shares of these tech giants at a fraction of the cost of their current stock price.

So far in 2017, this investment has climbed 14.08%.

“But don’t just focus on recent gains. This will be a great growth play you’ll want to own for years to come if you intend to get on the road to wealth – paved by tech,” Robinson said.

Here’s how you can start cashing in on this future trillion-dollar industry…

For Tech Stocks in 2017, Make Sure to Own This IoE Investment

The First Trust Cloud Computing ETF (Nasdaq: SKYY) is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that’s composed of firms capable of storing all the data from the IoE revolution.

“As you can see, the cloud and the IoE were meant for each other. One could not be possible without the other, and each will be a prime driver of the other’s growth,” Robinson said.

And there are strict guidelines for a company to be included in SKYY…

According to the summary’s fund, a security must be engaged in a business activity supporting or utilizing the cloud-computing space. It must also be listed on an index-eligible global stock exchange and have a market capitalization of at least $100 million.

The fund then breaks down its investments into three segments:

  • Pure Play Cloud Computing Companies: Companies that are direct service providers for “the cloud” (network hardware/software, storage, cloud-computing services) or companies that deliver goods and services that utilize cloud-computing technology.
  • Non Pure Play Cloud Computing Companies: Companies that focus outside the cloud-computing space but provide goods and services in support of the cloud-computing space.
  • Technology Conglomerate Cloud Computing Companies: Large broad-based companies that indirectly utilize or support the use of cloud-computing technology.

Some of the holdings include major tech conglomerates like:

  • Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)
  • com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)
  • Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)
  • Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

As I mentioned, one share of AMZN would cost you roughly $950. However, SKYY opened this morning at $39.45 per share.

Owning shares of SKYY is an affordable strategy for investors to get in on a tech trend early while also having indirect ownership of the top tech stocks on Wall Street.

SKYY has climbed over 92% since its inception in 2011, and it’s already up 14.08% in 2017. In comparison, an index that mimicked the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average would be up just 5.94% so far this year.

“IoE and cloud-computing trends are just getting going – and will be vastly larger markets a decade from now,” said Robinson.