Rob DeFrancesco

Robert DeFrancesco is a seasoned technology-stock analyst, who for 13 years covered the sector for Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street newsletter. In 2003, he launched Tech-Stock Prospector (TSP), a research, analytics & advisory service focused on emerging and established tech companies. Robert, managing editor of TSP, uses a combination of fundamental and technical analysis to identify and capitalize on inefficiencies within the tech-stock sector. In addition to conducting in-depth company-specific research, he keeps track of the latest developments across the entire tech landscape, paying particular attention to the major themes--including cloud computing, Web 2.0, social networking, Internet of Things, analytics, virtualization, datacenter consolidation, collaboration, security and mobility. Robert attended Villanova University and American University Law School. He lives in Los Angeles.

Analyst Articles

The turnaround at Infoblox (BLOX) is in full swing. The provider of network automation and DNS security solutions has been working hard to get its act together after going through a rough period in early 2014. Read More

[Truncated from the Portfolio Update article in the 6/16/2015 issue of Smart Tech Investor]The role of customer service is evolving. Zendesk (ZEN), provider of a cloud-based customer service software platform, is one promising vendor leading the charge to improve how businesses interact with their customers. I am adding… Read More

Now that first quarter earnings season is mostly completed, here is an update on some of the Next Wave Portfolio holdings:Paycom Software (PAYC)—With the stock last week seeing a sharp increase in volatility, I am raising the stop loss to $33.50. In case the shares have hit a short-term peak,… Read More