Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2006 -–
Tobin Smith, Founder and Chairman of ChangeWave Research, summarizes his investing philosophy in two maxims:
1) “Nothing encourages new technologies like painful old technologies.”
2) “Change is coming – but not from the direction you think.”
Today Smith released his new investing report, “Unstoppable Megatrends for MegaMoney in the Next 12 Months.” Significant trends poised to crest in 2006/2007 include flash memory, solar power, and Canadian oil sands.
Smith’s track record in guiding investors to huge profits is impressive: 53% in Knightsbridge Tankers; 99% in Suncor Energy; 63% in Williams Coal Seam Gas Royalty Trust; 62% in Parallel Petroleum; 64% in PetroQuest Energy; 52% in ATP Oil & Gas; 158% in Matrix Services; 64% in Sasol; and 84% in Meridian Resources.
FLASH MEMORY -- If you measure flash memory by gigabytes, worldwide flash grew about 150% this year.
For example, Apple's iPod nano stores music on flash memory rather than one-inch hard drives. That’s why the nano is so much smaller than its predecessor, the iPod mini. Apple consumes about 40% of Samsung's total flash production. And Samsung buys flash memory chips from Smith’s pick, Silicon Motion (SIMO).
SIMO has successfully implemented the world’s fastest USB 2.0 flash disk controller. They are boosting sales to makers of MP3 players, and then moving on to other consumer devices such as the new satellite radio portables.
SOLAR POWER – Smith endorses the ONE company in the world that owns the intellectual property rights for hybrid car batteries: Energy Conversion Devices (ENER).
ENER also owns the leader in photovoltaic roofing (roofs that generate electricity). Using their proprietary thin-film a-Si alloy materials, they have the most cost-effective solar cell on the market.
According to the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, ENER holds world records for both large- and small-area conversion efficiency. This exploding technology is big in Europe, North America, and China.
CANADIAN OIL SANDS -- Smith’s current longer-term oil sands play is UTS Energy (T.UTS). Last year, Canada delivered more oil from "oil sands" than from conventional wells, and production is expected to more than double within five years.
The wealth appreciation in these fields is just beginning. According to CIBC World Markets Analyst Jeff Rubin, Alberta’s oil sands will become the most important source of new oil in the world by 2010 as conventional crude dries up.
U.S. Geological Survey reports indicate that Canada will soon rival Saudi Arabia in recoverable oil production. UTS has a 40% stake in the Fort Hills tar sands field, which offers incredibly cheap oil. Combine all the costs of mining, extracting, converting and refining into synthetic crude, and UTS has potential production of 190,000 barrels a day for the next 40 years at a cost of less than $10 a barrel.
Smith declared, “With UTS Energy's market cap under $2.5 billion, I have not found a more compelling long-term energy play.” Subscribers who took his advice back in May 2005 have scored 110% gains.
Smith is the Editor of ChangeWave Investing and ChangeWave MicroCap Investor – highly-regarded investing services that turn transformational change into life-changing wealth for subscribers. Smith also currently appears weekly on FOX News Channel’s "Bulls & Bears," cable television's #1-rated investment program, as a contributing market analyst. Plus, he has also appeared on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CBS Radio and other leading media outlets.
Individual investors may download a free copy of Tobin Smith’s report: “Unstoppable Megatrends for MegaMoney in the Next 12 Months” at this link: http://investorplace.com/order/?pc=6TW330
ChangeWave Research, a subsidiary of Phillips Investment Resources, identifies and quantifies changes in industries and companies through surveys of a network of more than 8,000 business executives and professionals working in more than 20 industries. This proprietary research and business intelligence gathering system provides real world, real-time data and insight into the future performance of products, companies and industries—well ahead of other available sources.