Three stocks to plug into the future of consumer technology

From healthcare to communication, automobiles to entertainment, these companies are developing cutting edge technologies that disrupt and transform existing industries

Vikram Barhat 23 January, 2019 | 6:00PM

The Consumer Electronics Show, billed as the biggest tech convention on the planet, never fails to put on an awe inspiring show. As every year, the recently concluded annual edition (CES 2019), in Las Vegas, allowed a sneak peek into the future of consumer technology as it paraded some of the digital world’s latest and greatest innovations. The show generated considerable amount of buzz around emerging tech themes, particularly 5G, wearable tech, artificial intelligence, display technologies, futuristic autonomous vehicles, and digital health.

While there were the usual clickbait equivalent gimmicky gadgets, it was the cutting-edge advances in everyday technology showcased by leading tech behemoths that really stole the show. These consumer tech heavyweights are behind some of the brightest ideas that are shaping and advancing every aspect of human existence. From healthcare to communication and automobiles to entertainment, there isn’t an industry they are not disrupting and transforming. They’re also generating billions of dollars in revenue in the bargain.

The following businesses have resources, expertise and agility to defend against market forces and stay ahead of the competition in a world where the next best thing is just around the corner. Long-term investors seeking a piece of the consumer tech action may want to keep these names on their screen as they represent attractive buying opportunities.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar Rating
Intel Corp59.53 USD1.90
International Business Machines Corp118.35 USD2.28
Qualcomm Inc92.51 USD-0.79

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Vikram Barhat

Vikram Barhat  Vikram Barhat is a Toronto-based financial writer specializing in investing, stock markets, personal finance and other areas of the financial services industry. He also writes for CNBC, BBC, The Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star.

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