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All Flash, No Cash

Posted January 10, 2024

Matt Insley

By Matt Insley

All Flash, No Cash

All-sizzle, no-steak stocks may look great at first, but if the companies behind the flashy technology don't make money, they're not likely to be great investments,” says Paradigm’s retirement-and-income specialist Zach Scheidt.

Zach, I and other members of Team Paradigm are onsite at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. 

About sizzle, take a look at an exhibit from 2023’s CES…

favorite displays

Courtesy: Zach Scheidt

Near as we can tell, Novabot started shipping limited numbers of these lawn Roombas sometime last quarter. 

By the way, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that AI was a hot CES trend last year, too (see photo above).

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Your Rundown for Wednesday, January 10, 2024...

An Under-the-Radar Tech “Powerhouse” 

“There was certainly a time and a place for investing in high-growth speculative tech stocks,” Zach notes, “especially when interest rates were low and these [companies] had access to virtually free money.

“The best technology sometimes shows up in unexpected places,” he continues. “Check out one of my favorite displays from last year…

favorite displays

Courtesy: Zach Scheidt

“I've visited John Deere's display at CES for years, and I'm always amazed by the satellite imagery, precision planting and tremendous efficiency the company offers to farmers.

“You might not think of the tractor company as a tech powerhouse, but it’s at the cutting edge of designing autonomous equipment that makes a huge difference for customers.

“In a challenging market, there are still plenty of opportunities to invest in tech,” Zach says. “But you have to be able to see beyond the sizzle to find truly worthwhile investments.”

I’ll have much more to say about CES 2024 in the coming days… Stay tuned! 

Market Rundown for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024

The S&P 500 is up 0.20% to 4,765. 

Oil is up 1% to $73 for a barrel of WTI. 

Gold is up 0.14% to $2,031.60 per ounce. 

And Bitcoin is down, just under $46K. 

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