What’s Motley Fool Teasing with “Tier Zero”

By missmula, May 27, 2016

An Investor’s Guide to Cashing in on the Next Evolution of Technology
Dear Forward-Looking Investor,
Some ideas are so earth-shattering that they strike you like a bolt of lightning—stopping you dead in your tracks.
Just how BIG of an idea are we talking about?
Here’s how the World Economic Forum describes this emerging behemoth:
”We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.”
As an investor, when you see flashes of lightning, you owe it to yourself to take a few minutes and figure out what’s going on.
How will the Tier Zero revolution impact the companies in your portfolio?
Check this out (from Forbes):
”the effects of this technology will change the economics of virtually every industry.”
Read on to discover how you can hitch your portfolio to this rocket ship before it lifts off.
What is Tier Zero?
This transformative technology goes by many names, here at the Fool it’s known as Tier Zero.
We’ve been following the progress of Tier Zero for quite some time…waiting for the perfect moment to pounce.
And it’s easy to understand why Forbes has finally come to recognize that this technology will ”change the economics of virtually every industry.”
We have only begun to scratch the surface of Tier Zero’s applications , but already signs of its incredible power have begun to appear:
The technology has already been used to identify potential treatments for Ebola, multiple sclerosis, and various types of cancer.
The Director of Research at Microsoft said ”everything we do now is influenced, one way or another” by this technology.
Credit card companies have already begun to use this technology to identify suspicious transactions in real time.
Vehicle manufacturers can use this technology to predict mechanical failures BEFORE a part fails.
The list goes on and on, but I don’t want to keep you too long.

This is a discussion topic or guest posting submitted by a Stock Gumshoe reader. The content has not been edited or reviewed by Stock Gumshoe, and any opinions expressed are those of the author alone.

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R vandenbroek
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What’s the company referring to?

Alexander
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Not sure what company but this the technology has to be quantum computing. Anyone take this any further? I know IBM are getting heavily involved with the tech but the teaser can’t be for IBM.

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Mike
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What about CERN

PV Buckles
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PV Buckles

“Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire”

derek
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derek

google, people. people.

Nate
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Nate

Its not Google directly! Its D-wave, which is funded by Google, Goldman Sachs, the CIA and top companies.

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sm217
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you can buy d-wave thru harris and harris symbol tiny they have a piece

Dalet
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Dalet

New version – Magog-le.. Or skynet – Daleth

Nate
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Nate

D-wave! Am I wrong?

eric
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eric

It’s not quantum computing.

Alexander
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Alexander

Actually, on reading their latest email they may just be punting that tired “Internet of Things” pitch they’ve done for a while now. If so, Sierra Wireless was one of their favourites in the past I believe.

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Colin
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If it is quantum computing then the Canadian company D-Wave is probably the leader. Google and NASA are using their technology.

Colin
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Colin

This is the D-Wave website. http://www.dwavesys.com/

Powerpip
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D-Wave is a private company, how can we invest on it?

Colin
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Colin

Harris & Harris Group NASDAQ TINY is a venture capitalist with a stake in D-Wave; their shares have had a dismal performance but I might be tempted to punt a small amount! Other start-up companies in the field see here: http://www.nanalyze.com/2016/01/2-quantum-computing-companies-that-are-not-d-wave/. Plus indirectly via Cisco, Lockheed, Google, IBM and Intel as the biggest potential players in quantum computing… probably? Anyone know what the Motley Fool tease was actually promoting to complete the list?.

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It has to do with “Deep Learning” techno… that progressively increases the performance functionality of computer driven cars. So, it is a system capable of causing real time progress with analyzing comp/elec car systems for potential problems before those occur, rewrite existing data and/or create new apps – applying all of those as necessary before any glitch occurs. Well, you wanted techno… that will turn the world “as you know it” on its ear.

Daniel
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Daniel

More specific NVDIA and NXP

Kristi Pattison
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Kristi Pattison

Bought NVDIA when it was only $20.00 a share, sold at $88.00 a share, kicking myself!!!!!!!!

Paul Jenks
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Paul Jenks

I bought NVDA at $28 but only 100 shares. You could get back into the market my selling Puts at near the money and stay engaged until the next correction brings the price to a more affordable level. This will happen probably sooner than later as we’re late in this cycle. If it is as big of a deal as the Mot. Fools say you probably haven’t missed the action.

Paul Jenks
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Paul Jenks

My question too!

T
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T

http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2014/12/29/tech-2015-deep-learning-and-machine-intelligence-will-eat-the-world/#4f0ad42282cc

Searched the Forbes quote and this article popped.

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David Wright
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David Wright

thanks!

James Moore
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James Moore

give me more information

Tesoro
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Forbes was writing about “Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence ” in an article dating to 2014. http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonykosner/2014/12/29/tech-2015-deep-learning-and-machine-intelligence-will-eat-the-world/#34331ac1282c The article has a graphic listing all of the companies involved two years ago in each aspect of these technologies. There are well over 100 listings. Many are the giants, but there are just as many private and startup companies. That makes a large field. The Forbes article mentions BloombergBETA as an early stage investment/financing venture capital firm for companies in these fields, that currently is closing its first fund and opening a second. I’d be interested to know what specific companies MF… Read more »

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Technological snake oil. It’s just fast data storage. http://searchsolidstatestorage.techtarget.com/definition/tier-0 The hype is extremely exaggerated and borderline fraudulent, because the capabilities they’re claiming are actually provided by applications that have little or nothing to do with tier zero. Those applications would become a bit faster by using fast storage, but they certainly don’t depend on that speed. They already achieve the speeds they need by utilizing multiple machines in a cluster. Tier zero would simply allow them to reduce the number of machines necessary to achieve the same speeds. I’m not necessarily saying it’s a bad investment. Enterprise will want this… Read more »

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Kristi Pattison
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The hype is about deep learning technology. NVIDIA is working on a deep learning system that will allow your car to learn as you drive. It will be able to communicate with other cars on the road and determine weather or not there is an accident ahead by how the other cars are traveling. I have also heard about systems that are used in construction of buildings, roads, and bridges that will allow inspectors to be able to see whether or not they will fail and where the failure is coming from. I have done a lot of research to… Read more »

TechGeek
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TechGeek

Hello, I happened across your discussion and noted that most are misunderstanding what the Tier 0 actually is. Here is a link to a simple explanation of tier zero. I said simple explanation so don’t expect all the tech-no geek talk terminology that allows me to get the paycheck I get. Its just simple lingo with a simple table showing how the Tier 0 structure is set up.

http://searchsolidstatestorage.techtarget.com/definition/tier-0

atomly
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atomly

I also just happened upon this and, while I agree that this is what Tier Zero actually is, I just read the article they’re actually referencing and it’s clear that Motley Fool is just misappropriating terms willy nilly. They appear to be referring to AI (or possibly IoT) with their description:

https://www.fool.com/investor-alert/the_motley_fool/theroadtotierzero/

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Zoomie
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IBM for sure and its Watson – Cognitive business strategy initiatives and offerings

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jim
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jim

Deep learning is the technology and FEYE is the company.

Colin
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Colin

FEYE… really? Have a look at what The Fool says here@ http://www.fool.com/quote/nasdaq/fireeye/feye

Gerry G
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I don’t think Tier Zero has to do with fast storage; it’s just a term that MF uses to distinguish it’s latest Rule Breaker offer. Rather, I think it has to do with “deep learning” and AI. There’s lots of reasearch going on in this area and lots of startups are being acquired by bigger companies (eg. Intel buying Nervana). I thought the stock might be Nvidia but they have been around for awhile going back to their graphics chip. But maybe it is as they have grown lately and maybe acquiring one of the private deep learning companies. Thaought… Read more »

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Merry M
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Merry M

you are exactly right Gerry. Tier Zero is a new-ish technology that will allow data to be transferred more efficiently. however, MF is using that name – Tier Zero – as just that. A name for yet another service that they want us to consume.

Nonetheless, you are correct about the company being Nvidia…

Richard
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Richard

It´s none of the above, the top two companies are NVIDIA and NXP Semiconductors.

John S
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John S

NXPI is being bought by QCOM.

Christopher Harte
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Christopher Harte

It is actually Xilinx semiconductor, symbol XLNX. Trust me on this one

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backoffice
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Reading these comments are about as boring as listening to the sales pitch. They state Tier Zero is compromised of 9 stocks one of which is NVDA. To get the other 8 you must pay not 299… only 99.

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steve
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Tier Zero refers to zero-touch technologies or those that don’t require a human to operate. Driverless cars, Internet-of-Things devices, Robotics, etc. Refer to their video disclaimer (at the bottom) that lists the stocks they own to get clues: Stocks owned by Motley Fool’s board of directors. David Gardner owns shares of Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet (C shares), Amazon.com, Apple, Baidu, Chipotle Mexican Grill, FireEye, Intuitive Surgical, IPG Photonics, MercadoLibre, and Tesla Motors. Eric Bleeker owns shares of Alphabet (A shares), Apple, Baidu, Cisco Systems, FireEye, IPG Photonics, Nvidia, and Tesla Motors. Tom Gardner owns shares of Alphabet (A shares), Alphabet… Read more »

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borne0fan
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NVDA is their hardware play, since ganged GPU’s are being used for neural network processing of video/audio.

Keith B.
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Keith B.

It involves NVDA, to get the other names it costs $. Hopefully someone who has purchased it will be kind enough to share the list here.

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I see you guys are having a bit of difficulty with this discussion. When I saw this article from MF and it’s mention of Intuitive Surgical, “Early investors in this revolution (I know a few more!) made a killing on companies like Intuitive Surgical”, I realized that “Tier Zero” is referring to a zero latency network. Then it was easy to find this website that gives one example of what’s up with that … http://www.zerolatencyvr.com So the car thing would be about if one could gather real time data from a sensor laden auto, one thing happens here, unexpected things… Read more »

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I just listened to the very annoying sales pitch (38 min no player controls…) and for MF, Tier Zero is Deep Learning and technologies such as sensors, storage, processing and systems you need to make it work and the progress is fast, but probably not as fast as MF would like you to think it is (psychological urgency trick).

They mentioned Nvidia. I could also see Ambarella (AMBA) http://www.fool.com/quote/nasdaq/ambarella/amba (develops systems-on-chips, codecs, and other software for high-def cameras (GoPro)).

PS! There is nothing such as zero latency networks unless you have invented time travel.

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vic
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It’s all 100% BS

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The nine stocks are broken into three groups: Smart World Stocks: Alphabet, Biadu and Facebook Smart Data Stocks: Splunk, Palo Alto, Zillow Smart Device Stocks: Tesla, NXP Semiconductor, Skyworks Solutions I’ve done a thorough analysis to Tesla and think the best bet there is the tier one debt on a dive in value as I find it hard to believe they avoid a bankruptcy. I told folks to buy FB on MarketWatch a little after the IPO dive and recently sold. Too richly valued. I’ve traded GOOG a few years now. I want them for the inevitable spin-offs. Looking into… Read more »

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James
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James

The company that is going start our new revolution. IRobot Corporation. Irbt.

Mitchell Lemons
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Mitchell Lemons

What the he’ll is it or do you just want us all to pay you?

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Daniel
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Daniel

Ted Gisela has The correct answer, I bought the article.

Bruce Parker
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Bruce Parker

I agree Navldia and NZP are the tops.

Bruce Parker
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Bruce Parker

NVDA and NXP are the best,

Mike
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Mike

I just saw this on facebook, literally just started looking it up and finding 9 kinds of sentence structures that I associate with scamming techniques. I would think if they were going to try to take advantage of the sheeple they would do a better job of wording and name dropping.

Smells like BS to me.

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Larry
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It would be nice if they explained a little bit about how it works. How has it led us to treatment plans for some cancers. How does it see potential suspicious transaction. I don’t understand why everything I have read about tier zero is so vague

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Mark Pormen
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How should I begin to invest in Tier Zero? What stocks or bonds should I buy?

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eric
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eric

Anyone else notice that the writer didn’t actually SAY anything?

Maybe it’s because “Tier Zero” is just a sexy sounding catch phrase for whatever storage medium happens to be the fastest at any given time.

Currently that’s basically a RAM chip that plugs into the motherboard and gets used as a Hard Drive.

That’s right… it’s just a RAM drive.

Daniel
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Daniel

It’s not what they refer to, buy the article If you like. Its a strande name yes, They could have used “next paradigm shift”.

Golableinvestor
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Golableinvestor

Wow, the more I look into this, the more I find articles with thousands of words that say absolutely nothing about the company. Seems like hot air to me.

Jane
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Jane

It’s more of the snake-oil scam about how YOUR data is “so much safer” in someone else’s cloud (at a cost, of course)….who you don’t know, & to whom you must sign away your rights to even access them.

Buy 2, portable, external hard drives & put your data there, about every month (or more often if you see fit). Copy>paste. No middleman & do NOT leave it connected in case of power issues or ransom-ware.

You buy the drives once.

Jim
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Jim

Has anyone ever heard of “pump and dump”? What you are seeing is typical pre-IPO hype to pump up a stocks value. Beware … if it sounds to good to be true then …

Sidd
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they have always been pushing IoT and AI and the companies that make chips and use the chips, NXP (QCOM) NVDA SWIR intel and the likes

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Nobody of Import

Tier 0 refers to ultra high speed storage beyond current SSD levels- NVMe and SAS storage being “Tier 0” technology.

The Fool’s overstating things again to make them look more important and capable than they actually are.

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Tier zero will boom after ground zero stock crash comes (2017?). Until then buy gold. After that, buy all above for pennies on the dollar. Get their faster with leveraged NUGT 3X or JNUG jr leveraged miner etf. $1330 gold by March or sooner.

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arre vee
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In the mean time down is over 21k, lol. Good try there buddy.

Stephen J High
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Stephen J High

The Hawking quotation makes it clear that they are talking about AI. It’s a bit out of context, however. He said “greatest disaster” as well as “greatest event.”

Dan
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Good article on this here- http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/12/20/dawn-of-quantum-computing/id=63846/

John Sur
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John Sur

I’ve read about this, its essentially referring to service that provider a gargantuan amount of data storage on servers for companies at lighting fast transition speeds

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This is why a subscription to the Motley Fool is really starting to piss me off. They tease you with some thing but never give up the secret until you upgrade your subscription. We have no way of knowing if this company is for real or not or just a tease to get you to upgrade. I want some one who is on the level and delivers the goods I’m relying on.

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mike
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I think Motley Fool is Fools full of BULL

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