MSFT : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. What Makes Apple Inc. So Valuable?

    May 4, 2015
    Apple is the most valuable company in the world by a landslide. How did it get there and will it stay on top?
  2. How India Makes Money

    April 30, 2015
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  3. How Ecommerce Titan eBay Makes its Money

    April 28, 2015
    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  4. How To Outperform Warren Buffett Using Market Simulators

    April 28, 2015
    That moment when you realize you just booked $108 million dollars in less than an hour: it puts butterflies in your stomach.
  5. Google Blogger

    April 23, 2015
    Google Blogger is a free publishing platform run by Google (GOOGL). Users can sign up for a maximum of 100 blogs and can ...
  6. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    April 16, 2015
    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  7. How Mozilla Firefox And Google Chrome Make Money

    April 13, 2015
    Mozilla Firefox was once the most popular Internet browser available. Google Chrome now holds that title, but both browsers ...
  8. How Will Bitcoin 2.0 Change The World?

    April 13, 2015
    Since Bitcoin's 2009 launch, the decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency and payment system has garnered worldwide interest.
  9. The Future Of Robo-Advisors: Future Advisor

    April 10, 2015
    FutureAdvisor is capitalizing on the proliferation of data and advances in technology to automate investing and financial ...
  10. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    April 9, 2015
    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  11. What Education Do You Need To Become A Billionaire?

    April 5, 2015
    What kind of education does it take to become a billionaire? We take a look at the formal and informal education of the world's ...
  12. Buy Apple Stock Before The Apple Watch Launch?

    April 2, 2015
    Apple is now coming out with a watch and maybe even a self-driving car. It remains to be seen how the market will accept ...
  13. Apple App Store

    April 2, 2015
    The Apple App Store is where customers can buy and download digital software and mobile apps.
  14. Technology, The Biggest Threat For Big Banks

    April 1, 2015
    Technology is the biggest threat to the future of big banks as we know them.
  15. Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

    March 31, 2015
    QQQ has appreciated over 75% over the past three years. Is this trend likely to continue?
  16. How Boeing is More Than Just a Coach-Class Seat

    March 27, 2015
    The number of market leaders that indisputably dominated their industry in 1916 and still do today is almost nonexistent ...
  17. China's Silicon Valley: Zhongguancun

    March 25, 2015
    Just like in the US, several of China's leading tech companies are headquartered in one spot. China's Silicon Valley is Zhongguancun, ...
  18. The Importance of Excel in Business

    March 24, 2015
    Microsoft Excel is an indispensable tool for any business.
  19. New Approaches To The Old Cup And Handle

    March 24, 2015
    Many cup and handle traders adhere strictly to O'Neil’s rules for construction, but there are many variations that produce ...
  20. Top Day Trading Instruments

    March 4, 2015
    Day trading is an intense and often appealing activity. Investopedia provides the list of top financial instruments for day ...
  21. Go To College Or Become An Entrepreneur?

    February 26, 2015
    The rising cost of higher education and high unemployment rate following the Great Recession has caused many young people ...
  22. Microsoft Gets Into The Virtual Reality Business

    February 20, 2015
    Once relegated to the trash bin of innovative technological ideas, virtual reality is making a promising comeback.
  23. Facebook's Future Technologies

    February 13, 2015
    Facebook is expanding its operations to include a some cool, futuristic technologies.
  24. Facebook's Most Important Acquisitions

    February 11, 2015
    Strategic acquisitions have been key to Facebook's growth and success, and the company has acquired more than 50 companies ...
  25. The Top 10 Hidden Factors Affecting Software Stocks

    February 10, 2015
    Want to invest in software? Here are the most important factors affecting profits, revenues, and stock price of software ...
  26. Use This ETF to Trade Apple (AAPL)

    February 6, 2015
    Volume is a good indicator of money flow, and when paired with volatility, can lead to profitable trades. This ETF follows ...
  27. Book Reliable Profits With Pullback Strategies

    February 4, 2015
    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  28. How Salesforce CRM Works

    January 29, 2015
    Because companies and individuals are able to interact globally to conduct business, technology has had to replace the paper ...
  29. How Steve Jobs Changed The World

    January 28, 2015
    As an innovator and visionary, Steve Jobs’s accomplishments can be held on a pedestal with the likes of Microsoft’s Bill ...
  30. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    January 27, 2015
    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  31. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  32. The Top 10 US Software Companies

    January 15, 2015
    Want to invest in top software companies listed in the US? Here is a list to get you started.
  33. How Apple Could Have Bought Netflix, Tesla And Twitter (And Still ...

    January 9, 2015
  34. World's top 10 Software Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list ...
  35. Fibonacci: Using Math To Make Right Market Moves

    January 5, 2015
    Use these two original Fibonacci techniques to pinpoint the patterns in stock movements, and the most reliable entry and ...
  36. Will Facebook At Work Be A Business Hit?

    January 2, 2015
    Facebook will be launching a “Facebook at Work” in early 2015. Will it succeed in changing the business landscape like it ...
  37. Will Stock Market VOOdo Continue?

    December 18, 2014
    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) offers a relatively safe investment opportunity for people who aren't sure which way the market ...
  38. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
  39. Will Pandora And Spotify Disrupt Music Royalties?

    December 16, 2014
    As technology has evolved, the landscape of the music industry has changed from radio broadcasts to mp3 and now streaming ...
  40. How To Trade The Biggest U.S. Companies In 2015

    December 15, 2014
    Apple, Microsoft, Exxon and Google have different outlooks for 2015. Here's a look at their technicals along with potential ...
  41. Most Powerful And Influential Public Companies In 3 Metrics

    December 9, 2014
    There are many ways to rank the word's most powerful companies. Looking at market value, brand value or sales revenue are ...
  42. This Tech Giant Just Doubled Down On Cloud Computing

    December 8, 2014
  43. Invest Like A Modern Day Rockefeller

    December 8, 2014
  44. The Simple Way to Earn Thousands From Your Portfolio Starting ...

    December 8, 2014
  45. Are You Making This Huge Trading Mistake?

    December 5, 2014
  46. A Year Later, Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Makes Sense

    December 3, 2014
    On the surface, Microsoft acquiring Nokia may mean very little to industry leaders such as Apple and Samsung. However decreased ...
  47. Who are Microsoft's (MSFT) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Discover the main competitors of technology giant Microsoft and the stiff competition facing this industry leader. Find out ...
  48. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
  49. Destination Africa: These Funds Offer Easy Access

    November 26, 2014
    Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual ...
  50. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  51. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
  52. How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Affect A Company

    October 29, 2014
    M&A can have a profound effect on a company’s growth prospects and outlook, but with a significant degree of risk.
  53. How To Protect Your Intellectual Property

    October 27, 2014
    Intellectual property rights - patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights - protect creators of everything from new ...
  54. 5 More Ways 3D Printing Is Taking Over The World: 3D Systems ...

    October 3, 2014
  55. Stock Quotes Explained

    September 30, 2014
    Curious about how stock quotes are compiled and what a trader should know about how? Read on.
  56. The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones

    September 24, 2014
    Since 2000, Apple has grown into a $610 billion company with a market cap larger than the GDP of all but 20 countries. Just ...
  57. How Nasdaq Continues To Innovate

    September 16, 2014
    For centuries, a stock market was a physical arena where buyers and sellers traded shares. Then the NASDAQ opened and changed ...
  58. Want to Day Trade? Try Binary Options Or Spread Betting

    September 15, 2014
    Interested in Day Trading? These two derivative products are growing in popularity due to their profit potential and small ...
  59. Essential Strategies For Trading Volume

    September 15, 2014
    Looking to trade using volume? Have a look at these essential tips.
  60. 5 Businesses That Started During A Recession

    September 5, 2014
    These companies found success despite being started during economic downturns.
  61. The Companies That Headline The S&P 500

    September 4, 2014
    These companies are the creme de la creme of the S&P 500. Here's how they got there.
  62. Risks in Financial Spread Betting

    August 29, 2014
    It is generally perceived that spread betting produces higher after-tax returns. However, this pre-conceived notion is not ...
  63. Companies That Succeeded With Bootstrapping

    August 28, 2014
    Bootstrapping is likely to be part of the history of nearly every successful company. Here are a few success stories.
  64. 5 Insider Tips To Multiply Your Income Like A Wall Street Pro

    August 22, 2014
    In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record. The IPO prospectus from high-frequency ...
  65. What's the most expensive stock of all time?

    August 13, 2014
    This hedge fund will likely hold the title of "most expensive stock" for a very long time.
  66. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  67. What The Charts Say About Big Tech Stocks

    August 6, 2014
    What are the charts are saying about Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook as the broader market pulls back?
  68. A 24.2% Yield From Microsoft?!

    July 21, 2014
    Editor's Note: This article is one of our favorite "hall of fame" articles, originally published January 13, ...
  69. Risk Reversals for Stocks Using Calls and Puts

    July 9, 2014
    Risk reversal strategies can be a very useful “option” for experienced investors who are familiar with basic puts and calls.
  70. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    June 10, 2014
    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  71. How Oracle Remains A Relatively Unknown Software Giant

    May 15, 2014
    Among the world's largest corporations by market cap, few companies are as unfamiliar to the everyday consumer as Redwood ...
  72. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    May 14, 2014
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well, and these ...
  73. How Oracle Will Face Its Coming Challenges

    May 9, 2014
    Very few tech companies can do what Oracle Corp. has done, having grown revenue nearly 15% a year for the past decade, and ...
  74. What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    April 29, 2014
    Having beaten the market over the past year (and up more than 22%), Microsoft is no longer priced as though the company will ...
  75. Don't Believe The Hype About A Yahoo Turnaround

    April 24, 2014
    Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer has recently claimed the company's core display advertising business is starting to show ...
  76. Tax Dodging Companies Cost You More Than $1,200 Each Year

    April 18, 2014
    Every year that multinational corporations and wealthy individuals lower their U.S. tax bills by stashing profits in off-shore ...
  77. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  78. Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  79. Console Wars Heating Up

    March 11, 2014
    With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - ...
  80. This Tech Stock Is Just Pennies Away From A Breakout

    February 26, 2014
    Software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is reportedly cutting the price of its Windows 8.1 operating system for manufacturers ...
  81. 11 Stocks Delivering Surprisingly Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  82. 11 Stocks Delivering Deceptively Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  83. Netflix: Should You Buy Or Hold Or Sell?

    February 5, 2014
    Ultimately, an investor has to trust the decisions and strategies of the company’s management. History is on the side of ...
  84. How To Earn 30% A Year From Microsoft -- Without Buying A Single ...

    January 22, 2014
    It costs about five times as much to insure a Ferrari than a regular car. That's partly because with top speeds above ...
  85. Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  86. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  87. The State Of The Tech Titans

    December 4, 2013
    The Technology sector has been a top performer and the only one holding out for a gain over the last week. Here's the outlook ...
  88. The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  89. Microsoft Surprises The Street With Good Earnings

    October 25, 2013
    Microsoft released better-than-expected earnings. Even with the recent run-up, it remains too cheap for investors to ignore. ...
  90. Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  91. Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    October 22, 2013
    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. ...
  92. Why 'Big Blue' Is Singing The Blues

    October 18, 2013
    International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), long considered by investors to be a calm port in the often-stormy seas of technology, ...
  93. Activist Investors Set Their Sights On Bill Gates

    October 4, 2013
    Activist investors are setting their sites on Bill Gates and want him off of Microsoft's board. Many feel that he hold an ...
  94. China's Video Game Approval Could Be Worth Billions To Sony, ...

    September 27, 2013
    In January, China Daily USA reported that China might lift its ban on the sale of video games."We are reviewing the policy ...
  95. 5 Ways to Profit From a CEO's Body Language

    September 25, 2013
    Investors can gain insight into companies by studying the chief executive officers’ body language, specifically examining ...
  96. How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    September 17, 2013
    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - ...
  97. Nokia Sells Its Handset Business To Microsoft And Remakes Its ...

    September 4, 2013
    Nokia metamorphisizes again with the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.
  98. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  99. Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    August 28, 2013
    Workday beats the Street's growth targets, but valuation is still crazy
  100. Yahoo! Reclaims Traffic Leadership, But Can It Turn It Into Cash?

    August 23, 2013
    What does Yahoo!'s sudden rise to the top of internet traffic mean for its business?
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