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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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 - ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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&#39;s partly because with top speeds above ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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.
  13. 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. ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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. ...
  16. 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, ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 - ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    August 28, 2013
    Workday beats the Street's growth targets, but valuation is still crazy
  24. 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?
  25. Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    August 23, 2013
    Ballmer's impending retirement as CEO sets off a long-awaited celebration in Microsoft shares
  26. Workday Working Some Major Market Mojo

    August 20, 2013
    Workday may be about to radically change enterprise software, but the market has already gone crazy with valuation.
  27. BlackBerry Finally Looking For A Bidder, But Will A Real Buyer ...

    August 14, 2013
    Can BlackBerry sell itself to a company willing to take on the challenge of turning it around?
  28. Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    August 13, 2013
    An execution stumble has slashed Jive's value, but the opportunity is still worthwhile if the company can turn sentiment ...
  29. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  30. The AMD Story Sounds Very Familiar

    July 22, 2013
    AMD has the bulls excited again, but it's hard to see why this time is any different.
  31. Move On Gold's 'Buy' Signal If This Happens

    July 22, 2013
    Traders have been buying everything this month, and that could continue to push prices higher in stocks while fueling a turnaround ...
  32. Another Bad Quarter Highlights Microsoft's Growth-Vs-Value Problem

    July 19, 2013
    Microsoft isn't giving investors any reason to believe in management's vision or ability.
  33. Google Building For A Bigger Future

    July 19, 2013
    Investors don't like the margin impact, but Google continues to develop new long-term growth opportunities.
  34. Yahoo! Still Needs To Generate Better Intrinsic Value

    July 17, 2013
    Yahoo! still has a lot of work to do in turning around its core operations.
  35. Don't Make The Same Devastating Investing Mistake As Apple

    July 11, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has a monster of a problem. The maker of iPhones and iPads has roughly $137 billion of cash on its balance ...
  36. Will Microsoft Lure Cable Giants to Xbox One Before PlayStation ...

    July 3, 2013
    When consumers look at the $200 starting price of Xbox 360, they may ask themselves, "What am I paying for?"The answer to ...
  37. Nokia Buys Out Siemens, Are Phones Now On The Block?

    July 2, 2013
    In buying Siemens' share of Nokia Siemens Network, Nokia may have just bought its future
  38. Progress Software Showing Signs Of Life In A Tough Market

    June 27, 2013
    Progress may be showing signs of the growth that investors badly need from its restructuring efforts
  39. Best Buy: Is E-Commerce Its Savior?

    June 25, 2013
    Best Buy held its annual meeting June 20. The message it sent was clear: its stores are a big part of its future, especially ...
  40. Relief At Red Hat, But The Long-Term Growth Debate Will Rage ...

    June 20, 2013
    Red Hat didn't miss, but significant growth reaccleration is still missing
  41. Why Did Google Want Waze so Badly?

    June 18, 2013
    Google acquired Waze on June 11. Why does the company want this single app so badly?
  42. Google Goes A Waze To Stay Strong In Maps

    June 10, 2013
    Waze looks like a logical deal for shoring up the value of Google's mapping technology
  43. The Bar Is Rising For Atmel Again

    June 10, 2013
    With the prospect of improving operating leverage and new product opportunities on the way, Atmel shares have started to ...
  44. The Top Trade Setups In Tech

    May 29, 2013
    Check out these trade setups in four technology stocks to take advantage of strong market conditions, while still controlling ...
  45. Yahoo! Adds Tumblr, But Is This Another Underpants Gnome Deal?

    May 21, 2013
    Tumblr is a high-potential asset, but Yahoo! absolutely must execute.
  46. Know Your Stock Cost Basis

    May 15, 2013
    Understanding equity cost basis is critical for tracking the gains or losses of an investment.
  47. Is Microsoft Hitting Up Barnes & Noble For Some Nook(ie)?

    May 9, 2013
    Will Microsoft pay up to take Nook Media off Barnes & Noble's hands?
  48. Weak PC Growth And Slow Mobile Penetration Weighing On Microsoft

    April 19, 2013
    Microsoft is still not delivering what tech investors really want, but the value looks real.
  49. Intel – A Bond's Downside And A Stock's Upside?

    April 17, 2013
    With only decent earnings being reported, Intel must reignite growth to see meaningful capital appreciation.
  50. Red Hat's Valuation Looks More Reasonable, But Expectations Could ...

    March 28, 2013
    While Red Hat's model doesn't generate much leverage, the revenue growth is still looking solid.
  51. A Step Back For Atmel, But The Potential Is Interesting

    February 11, 2013
    Atmel needs to win sockets for the shares to outperform.
  52. Disney Has A Stable Of Horses To Ride

    February 8, 2013
    Disney has plenty of opportunities to do better, and the stock price assumes it will.
  53. BlackBerry Needed "Wow" - Delivered "Pretty Good"

    February 1, 2013
    Research In Motion released the Blackberry 10, but the biggest news was the company changing its name to Blackberry.
  54. Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    January 31, 2013
    Although there are reasons Microsoft would want to put money behind Dell, none of them seem very sound.
  55. VMware Stumbles, And The Street Spares No Mercy

    January 31, 2013
    VMware has the Street spooked that growth has topped out.
  56. With Sluggish Windows Uptake, What Propels Microsoft?

    January 29, 2013
    Microsoft has to do more to unlock its potential and its value.
  57. Find Bargain Stocks Like Buffett With These 4 Value Ratios

    January 25, 2013
    "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." -- Warren Buffett Putting his finger on this difference between price and ...
  58. Is Research in Motion's Impressive Surge About to End Badly?

    January 25, 2013
    Since bottoming out at just $6.50 a share in September, Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) has surged more than 150%. The ...
  59. Could Google Actually Be Underrated?

    January 25, 2013
    Google may actually still be too cheap.
  60. Bull Vs. Bear: Apple Will Recover

    January 21, 2013
    Apple's stock will recover from its recent slide. The company has too much going right for it to stay down.
  61. Why Smart Investors Are Pouring Trillions into This Type Of Stock

    January 18, 2013
    For decades, analysts have heralded small-cap stocks as the real growers in the stock market. And they're right to some extent; ...
  62. Wondering When To Sell A Stock? Use This 4-Minute Checklist

    January 9, 2013
    As an investor who loves to simply buy, hold and collect returns from my investments, I usually hate the idea of having to ...
  63. How Do Internet Browsers Make Money?

    December 27, 2012
    A look into ways that the top 3 Internet browsers make their money.
  64. 3 Types Of Explosive-Growth Companies -- And Why They're Dangerous

    December 25, 2012
    Growth, for its own sake, has tripped up many companies -- and investors, for that matter. Every year around this time, ...
  65. The 10 Biggest Cash Generators on the S&P 500

    December 20, 2012
    It takes a buck to make a buck. That's true for individual investors and the corporate giants in the S&P 500 alike. Through ...
  66. Is Apple Finally Losing?

    December 20, 2012
    Is Apple Losing it? It'll take a lot of "wow factor" to impress fickle consumers.
  67. Avoid High-Cost Broker Commissions With This Investment Plan

    December 14, 2012
    Online brokers undoubtedly have made investing more affordable and accessible than ever before. Gone are the days when you ...
  68. Is it Time to Dump Microsoft?

    November 30, 2012
    During the past two years, software developers in Redmond, Wash., have been fine-tuning the millions of lines of code that ...
  69. Is it Time to Sell Microsoft?

    November 30, 2012
    During the past two years, software developers in Redmond, Wash., have been fine-tuning the millions of lines of code that ...
  70. Salesforce.com Still Seeing Good Growth, Weak Margin Leverage

    November 22, 2012
    Salesforce.com met expectations, but the growth-versus-value debate goes on.
  71. Jim Rogers is Betting Against this Entire Sector, Should You ...

    November 20, 2012
    Billionaire investor Jim Rogers may be most famous for calling the bottom of the commodities market and buying in 1999, just ...
  72. Can Facebook Get Through Another Lock-up Expiration Quietly?

    November 16, 2012
    Another huge slug of shares will expand Facebook's public float. But this stock has been volatile and controversial from ...
  73. Bull Vs. Bear - Microsoft On The Rise

    November 15, 2012
    Microsoft has a better chance of going to $60 in the next few years than it does dropping below $20.
  74. Bull Vs. Bear - Microsoft Stinks

    November 15, 2012
    Microsoft is moving away from being a solely OS-based company. Will its forays into mobile and tablets generate solid revenues?
  75. Wall Street Still Isn't Buying Nvidia's Story, But Should You?

    November 13, 2012
    Nvidia is making progress in mobile, but Wall Street doesn't believe it will last. However the stock makes for an interesting ...
  76. Can Atmel Touch Bottom?

    November 5, 2012
    Can Atmel stay in front of touch controller commoditization?
  77. Apple Sends Execs Packing: Is This Good Or Bad News?

    October 31, 2012
    Apple fired its head of retail and head of software October 29 in a shake-up that suggests Tim Cook is managing his way.
  78. This Week's Technology Events

    October 30, 2012
    Tech news for the week of October 29.
  79. Yahoo! Puts Its Stamp On Mobile

    October 30, 2012
    Yahoo recently acquired Stamped, an iPhone app that lets you share your favorite things with other people. The acquisition ...
  80. New SPDRs Debut: Positive Momentum And Low Valuation

    October 29, 2012
    State Street became the latest ETF firm to launch factor-based equity ETFs this week, rolling out a pair of funds that will ...
  81. Is Apple A Buy Based On Its Earnings?

    October 26, 2012
    The big question is whether Apple's current earnings "miss" is just transitional or something more serious.
  82. Does Maxim Offer Something For Everybody?

    October 26, 2012
    Maxim is gaining share in mobile, but the next few quarters could be tricky.
  83. Will The Windows-Based Lumia Save Nokia?

    October 23, 2012
    Based on the specs, Nokia's Lumia smartphone is a jewel in the sector, but can it save the former mobility tech king?
  84. What An iPad Mini Could Say About Apple's Competition

    October 23, 2012
    Apple's iPad Mini is not a concession to its competitors, but rather a challenge.
  85. Can Win8 And Surface Change The Tone On Microsoft?

    October 19, 2012
    The market is not expecting much from Microsoft anymore. For that to change, Microsoft has to deliver with Win8 and Surface.
  86. Microsoft Increases Dividend By 15%

    October 11, 2012
    Microsoft could well develop into something even more substantial in its next iteration.
  87. 4 Reasons it's Time to Sell Google

    October 10, 2012
    In the fast-changing world of tech stocks, there are few true buy-and-hold opportunities. Great stocks such as Apple (Nasdaq: ...
  88. Technology Stocks Aren't Just For Growth Anymore

    October 3, 2012
    Despite its go-go glory days, the technology sector is maturing into a dividend hunter's paradise. Payouts are on the rise ...
  89. Red Hat Keeps Booking The Deals, But Is It Growing Enough?

    September 25, 2012
    Red Hat's revenue growth is solid, but profitability is still a concern. I'd be inclined to wait on Red Hat in the hopes ...
  90. Citrix May Be A Relative Bargain, But There's A Lot Left To Prove

    September 25, 2012
    Citrix's bargain stock price comes with some real risks.
  91. Adobe's Transition Is Necessary, But A Little Turbulent

    September 21, 2012
    Adobe's transition is going well and the stock isn't too expensive.
  92. NetSuite's Valuation Leaves No Room For Error

    September 20, 2012
    NetSuite's valuation seems to already reward tomorrow's success.
  93. Samsung's Value Recovers After Lawsuit

    September 6, 2012
    Investors looking to buy or sell Samsung would be wise to let factors other than court rulings dictate their positions.
  94. OmniVision Looks Fueled Up For Another Run

    September 5, 2012
    While the volatility of this stock definitely makes this a risky play, I think aggressive investors ought to be considering ...
  95. Can Microsoft Take On Gmail?

    August 31, 2012
    Microsoft's new Outlook.com is the company's attempt to compete with Google's Gmail service.
  96. Vivendi Needs Cooperation To Turn Around

    August 30, 2012
    Vivendi is undervalued but has a lot of work to do.
  97. Bull Vs. Bear - Apple's Industry Dominance Won't Last Forever

    August 30, 2012
    There are already plenty of tablet and smartphone offerings that basically perform the same tasks as Apple devices for a ...
  98. AOL Shows Shareholders The Money

    August 29, 2012
    AOL's long anticipated special dividend was announced August 27.
  99. Is Apple Really the Largest Company Ever?

    August 22, 2012
    Many headlines have proclaimed that Apple has broken a record for the most valuable company ever. However, this may not be ...
  100. Nvidia Appears To Have A Lot To Prove

    August 13, 2012
    Nvidia seems undervalued on its growth prospects. If the company can grow 5 to 6% over the next decade, these shares ought ...
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