It’s 2012 and the world is supposed to be coming to an end…oh you didn’t know, sorry for breaking the news to you. However, if the world doesn’t end and we are still around on January 1, 2013 you may be in a better financial position if you make some smart investments for the long haul.

CNNYMoney “surveyed 30 technology experts, ranging from stock analysts to tech consultants to fund managers, asking them to pick four public companies” they felt would be the best bets in 2012–they also polled thousands of their readers. The results are clear the four new horsemen of tech are:

  • Apple (AAPL),
  • Google (GOOG),
  • Amazon (AMZN) and
  • IBM (IBM)
  • are the new four horsemen of tech.

Replacing Intel, Microsoft, Dell and Cisco touted as the “four horsemen of tech” in the 1990s. The shift from PC to tablet and cloud computing has driven the change and it is clear that these four new companies all have the market a buzz with their offerings.

However we know in life there are no guarantees but taxes and death. So remember in technology there are no safe investments…just gambles–oh wait that sounds like I am still talking about life.

(l. to r.) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page