Chris’ note: It’s one of the top investment themes we’ve been tracking for you at the Cut – the coming boom in 5G. As our tech expert and Silicon Valley insider, Jeff Brown, has been showing you, it’s about to revolutionize the way we communicate. And as you’ll see, coronavirus-induced lockdowns are causing a surge in demand for 5G networks.
That means now is a rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor of one of the most lucrative trends in tech.
We’ve seen huge demand from readers for more on this megatrend. So on April 8, at 8 p.m. ET, Jeff is hosting a summit all about 5G. And he’ll reveal how to find out the best 5G stocks to invest in now. Go here now to register for this free event. Then read on to learn how this groundbreaking new tech will continue to boom despite the pandemic… and how you can profit.
It first came on my radar in early January.
Reports out of China about a mystery virus. It gave people pneumonia-like symptoms. It was potentially deadly. And it was spreading through the city of Wuhan.
At first, the Chinese authorities reported only a handful of cases. But it didn’t stay that way for long.
Soon, the number of cases grew exponentially – roughly doubling every day.
I knew then that this mystery virus – which leads to the illness we now call COVID-19 – would be serious.
I was right…
As of this writing, there are more than 800,000 confirmed cases worldwide. 170,000 of them are in the U.S.
It’s natural to feel nervous at a time like this. But as I’ll show you, things are absolutely going to get better.
Meantime, there are plenty of opportunities to profit.
We can peek into the future by looking at China today.
On March 19, China reported a milestone – no new coronavirus cases had been identified. And a study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that the mortality rate in Wuhan was about 1.4%.
That’s less than half the rate the mainstream media has been using in its reports.
As the number of new cases there drops… the country is getting back to work.
Factories are coming back online. Apple reopened its China-based stores. Businesses are getting back on track.
The same thing will happen in the U.S. and around the world.
And with warmer temperatures and higher humidity in the summer months, the virus becomes less transmissible.
I know it may not seem like it right now. But the stock market will hit new highs. By this time next year, I believe the panic around COVID-19 will be in the rearview mirror.
The big question for us tech investors: What do we do now?
I know buying stocks after this volatility can be unnerving.
We’ve seen this level of fear-driven selling only a few other times in history.
The Black Monday crash in October 1987… the dot-com bust in 2000… and the 2008 global financial crisis. These events were scary to live through.
But do you know what all those events had in common?
They were excellent times to deploy your capital in quality investments.
This time will be no different. Too many good companies are trading cheaply. So we want to keep alert for opportunities.
There is one area you need to pay special attention to: the 5G megatrend that is playing out right now.
Nothing can stop 5G – or the profit boom from it – not even COVID-19.
You’ve likely heard of 5G.
It’s the next generation of wireless technology for smartphones and other devices.
5G will be, on average, 100 times faster than the 4G networks we use today.
It will also usher in a suite of what were up to now sci-fi technologies – such as self-driving cars, holographic telepresence, and robotic surgery.
All told, the 5G boom I’ve been shouting about from the rooftops is expected to create more than $12 trillion in wealth.
But here’s what few investors grasp about 5G…
These lightning-fast networks are not a “nice to have” technology. They are a piece of critical infrastructure on par with bridges, tunnels, and roads.
5G is coming.
We’re already seeing this play out…
Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) completed the largest wireless-spectrum auction in history.
Combined, wireless operators spent over $7 billion acquiring high-band radio frequency for their 5G wireless networks.
We use this spectrum of frequencies for sending and receiving voice, video, and data over wireless networks. The millimeter-wave spectrum that the FCC auctioned will enable lightning-fast 5G speeds of more than 1 gigabit, or 1,000 megabits, per second. (Many users get only around 10 megabits per second on 4G networks.)
And the network providers are moving full speed ahead.
They’re spending billions of dollars to build America’s 5G infrastructure.
Countries that do not migrate to 5G wireless technology will be at a competitive disadvantage.
And this may come as a surprise…
Demand for wireless bandwidth is higher than it has ever been. In fact, it’s increasing as more of us are forced to stay home and work, educate our kids, and communicate online.
Finnish telecommunications company Nokia is a leading player in the 5G buildout.
It reports that wireless networks around the world typically see 30-45% growth in network traffic over the course of a year. But peak usage has jumped 20-40% over just the past several weeks.
These are crazy numbers. It’s all because people are staying home.
Videoconferencing – for work and socializing – has spiked 300%.
Gaming has exploded 400%… probably because kids are staying home from school.
To put this growth in context, network data traffic would more than double every 12 months if this goes on. That’s the definition of exponential growth. It will overwhelm networks all over the world.
Any company producing the products that go into “cloud” data centers, wireless networks, or 5G infrastructure is getting slammed with new orders as we speak.
5G devices are not far behind.
Foxconn – the Chinese company that will make Apple’s 5G-enabled iPhone – announced its business is getting back on track.
Its founder, Terry Gou, said progress on restoring operations has “exceeded our expectations and imagination.”
So let me say it one more time – 5G is unstoppable.
Better still, because of the recent stock market volatility, some of the best 5G companies are trading for a bargain.
A year from now, when 5G stocks are soaring hundreds… or even thousands… of percent, most folks will be kicking themselves for not investing when they had the chance.
That’s why I’m hosting a free 5G investing summit on Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. ET. I’m calling it “The State of 5G.”
I’ll tell you how to find out which 5G stocks to buy for potentially life-changing returns.
So be sure you tune in on April 8 at 8 p.m. ET. Reserve your spot right here.
Editor, Exponential Tech Investor