That's why, as the chief investment strategist behind Game-Changing Stocks, it's my job to predict "the next big thing" BEFORE it happens.
Over the years, my research team and I have made a number of such predictions. Though they haven't all played out the way we expected, many of them proved to be quite accurate.
For instance, in 2009 we predicted there would be a big move in nanotechnology. In the months that followed, our nanotech pick shot up 293%.
Then in 2010, we predicted the "best sci-fi speculation of the year" would be a powerful technology called RFID... and that three stocks could skyrocket because of it. Our picks were up 42%... 89%... and 310% a year after we forecast our projections.
And last year, we predicted that "Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) would stumble without Steve Jobs." This chart speaks for itself:
The list goes on...
Today, I want to share another one of my predictions with you -- a prediction so shocking that you might be a bit skeptical at first. But don't worry. What I'm about to tell you is very real, and very likely a possibility for the coming year.
What is it? Brace yourself. I'm predicting that in the next 12 months you'll be saying goodbye to your keyboard.
I know it sounds crazy, especially when you consider that it's been a solid input device since it was patented way back in 1867. But hear me out... after 146 years in use, its days are numbered.
Within the next 12 months, I predict a computer's primary interface will be touch and voice.
In truth, this is hardly a bold prediction. Every day, more and more companies are signing up for voice recognition software. Disney, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, T-Mobile, Panasonic, Dell and countless more are making the move.
Bottom line: Even if the keyboard manages to hang on for a few more years, there's no denying that voice control of electronic devices is getting bigger.
Fortunately, I've found what could be the perfect company to invest in while this trend is still in its infancy.
It's with a company called Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN). Nuance is far and away the industry leader. If you've ever used voice recognition software, chances are this company's technology was being used. All the companies listed above are clients, along with dozens more.
During the past five years, its shares have jumped more than 340%, nearly tripling the Nasdaq over the same period. But don't think you've missed the boat. Its profits are rising double and triple-digits every year and it has a number of growth catalysts going forward.
Just one example is clinics and hospitals, which are in dire need of ways to cut costs. One way to do that is by adopting electronic medical records that can be updated by voice commands. Nuance has already signed several clients: the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, the Veterans Administration, and Kaiser Permanente, to name a few.
How far can this company go?
In reality, there's no immediate barrier -- not even to international markets. Voice recognition software is language-neutral. So the company has huge opportunities abroad, which it's barely touched to date.
But, with its dominant position, I expect Nuance to continue to outperform.