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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A Step Back For Atmel, But The Potential Is Interesting

    February 11, 2013
    Atmel needs to win sockets for the shares to outperform.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. VMware Stumbles, And The Street Spares No Mercy

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

    January 29, 2013
    Microsoft has to do more to unlock its potential and its value.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Could Google Actually Be Underrated?

    January 25, 2013
    Google may actually still be too cheap.
  13. 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.
  14. 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; ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. How Do Internet Browsers Make Money?

    December 27, 2012
    A look into ways that the top 3 Internet browsers make their money.
  17. 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, ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Is Apple Finally Losing?

    December 20, 2012
    Is Apple Losing it? It'll take a lot of "wow factor" to impress fickle consumers.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Still Seeing Good Growth, Weak Margin Leverage

    November 22, 2012 met expectations, but the growth-versus-value debate goes on.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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?
  28. 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 ...
  29. Can Atmel Touch Bottom?

    November 5, 2012
    Can Atmel stay in front of touch controller commoditization?
  30. 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.
  31. This Week's Technology Events

    October 30, 2012
    Tech news for the week of October 29.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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.
  35. Does Maxim Offer Something For Everybody?

    October 26, 2012
    Maxim is gaining share in mobile, but the next few quarters could be tricky.
  36. 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?
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Microsoft Increases Dividend By 15%

    October 11, 2012
    Microsoft could well develop into something even more substantial in its next iteration.
  40. 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: ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. NetSuite's Valuation Leaves No Room For Error

    September 20, 2012
    NetSuite's valuation seems to already reward tomorrow's success.
  46. 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.
  47. 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 ...
  48. Can Microsoft Take On Gmail?

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

    August 30, 2012
    Vivendi is undervalued but has a lot of work to do.
  50. 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 ...
  51. AOL Shows Shareholders The Money

    August 29, 2012
    AOL's long anticipated special dividend was announced August 27.
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  55. Will This Be The Pause That Refreshes Apple?

    July 27, 2012
    Apple's performance this quarter was much more like a regular tech company, but so long as the next iPhone launch lives up ...
  56. Bull Vs. Bear: Olympic Advertising Worth Shareholders' Money

    July 24, 2012
    The Olympic games is a great time to buy into major Olympic sponsors, such as Coca-Cola and Procter &amp; Gamble.
  57. Rumors Roil VMware

    July 18, 2012
    Rumors of a CEO change roil VMware shares.
  58. Microsoft Recognizes A Multi-Billion Dollar Error

    July 4, 2012
    Microsoft's large goodwill writedown is a reminder of the cost of overpaying in mergers and acquisitions.
  59. Large-Cap Value Stocks Are Exactly That ... A Value

    June 22, 2012
    These monster blue chips offer advantages to portfolios in an uncertain economic environment and are currently trading for ...
  60. Dell Jumps On Dividend Train

    June 20, 2012
    Perhaps in a few years, tech stocks will be known as some of the highest dividend payers in the market.
  61. Cash Flush Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    These companies offer upside potential as well as a load of cash for emergencies.
  62. Signs of Life?

    June 1, 2012
    To say the PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ) is an important fund within the ETF landscape is an understatement. Home to over ...
  63. Back To Book Value Basics

    May 28, 2012
    Like any investment metric, understanding book value's advantages and limitations is integral to using it effectively in ...
  64. Without Better Execution, Dell's Supposed Value Is Moot

    May 25, 2012
    While Dell still posts a double-digit return on capital, the stock is cheap for some very good reasons.
  65. Best Buy's Problems Can't Be Fixed With A Good Quarter

    May 24, 2012
    Investors should approach Best Buy's "outperformance" in Q1 with skepticism. Not only are the fundamentals pretty dodgy, ...
  66. Will Shareholders Get The Growth They're Paying ...

    May 23, 2012 may not be growing as strongly as investors believe.
  67. Acme Packet Another Company Waiting On The Carrier Revival

    May 7, 2012
    Acme Packet is suffering today, but this will be a great stock to own if/when the carrier spending rebound materializes and ...
  68. Attractive Tech Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Diversify your portfolio and strike a good balance between income and growth with tech dividends
  69. Disagreement May Mean Opportunity In Citrix Systems

    April 30, 2012
    Citrix carries high multiples, but its stock may still be undervalued. Don't be surprised to see less revenue growth for ...
  70. Can Baby Say Tata?

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re going to saddle a newborn with stock, at least give her one she can pronounce, writes senior editor ...
  71. Are Dow Stocks Better Than S&P Stocks?

    April 26, 2012
    When it comes to the performances of the DJIA and S&amp;P 500, what matters is the valuation of companies, and at the moment, ...
  72. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America to your ...
  73. Apple Hits Another Grand Slam

    April 26, 2012
    Thanks to record iPhone and iPad sales, Apple's first quarter results were again a smashing success. Apple's phenomenal quarter ...
  74. Beware Of The Facebook IPO

    April 25, 2012
    Facebook's real wealth has already been made. There may be a little left, but it's likely a speculative bet.
  75. What You Need to Know About Facebook Delaying Its IPO

    April 25, 2012
    Facebook is planning for one of the largest IPOs in tech history, but the actual event might be postponed due to a series ...
  76. Microsoft Looking A Little More Dynamic

    April 20, 2012
    Microsoft isn't going to be a multi-bagger, but investors looking for a stock that could see a slow-and-steady appreciation ...
  77. VMware Priced For Near-Perfection, But Results Not Perfect

    April 20, 2012
    VMware's decelerating growth may worry momentum investors.
  78. Nokia Knocked Down Again

    April 13, 2012
    Nokia warned the Street on Wednesday that its financial results for the first and second quarters were going to be dismal. ...
  79. TIBCO Building Its Big Data Niche

    April 5, 2012
    TIBCO is building a very attractive middleware business. On the assumption of nearly 13% in compound free cash flow growth ...
  80. 7 Great Names for Dividend Yield

    March 30, 2012
    Large, dividend-paying equities are good portfolio additions in this low-interest-rate environment, says asset manager Chip ...
  81. Alpha Dogs Of The Dow

    March 28, 2012
    We tell you about the Dow's first quarter outperformers.
  82. Teradata On A Tear

    March 28, 2012
    Teradata is delivering torrid growth. But it's going to have to grow its free cash flow at an average clip of 15% or better ...
  83. Can Lionbridge Technologies Find Its Roar?

    March 27, 2012
    Lionbridge seems to serve a real market, but the financial performance has not been impressive.
  84. Apple Not The Only Dividend Paying Tech Stock

    March 23, 2012
    After Apple announced a dividend payout, it brought to attention other high yielding technology companies.
  85. The Job Market Hurts Companies, Too

    March 22, 2012
    While unemployment plagues workers, it is also a problem for companies who can't find skilled workers for the jobs they have.
  86. More On Cisco's Acquisition Of NDS

    March 16, 2012
    Cisco's acquisition of NDS was not cheap, as the purchase price was a little more than six times trailing revenue.
  87. How to Pick the Best Option Strategy

    March 14, 2012
    Selecting the proper strategy ultimately determines a trader’s level of success, writes Dan Passarelli, citing eight factors ...
  88. Balancing Skepticism And Opportunity On GameStop

    March 1, 2012
    GameStop is still struggling, but the company is fighting back through its used Apple device market.
  89. Stocks For An Uncertain World

    February 29, 2012
    if you treat investments as a way to build wealth, then owning some of today's cash-rich income-producing stocks could pay ...
  90. This Strategy Still Pays Big Dividends

    February 18, 2012
    Despite the risk-on switch in the market so far this year, yield plays still have a place in the bull and a fair bit of room ...
  91. Apple Now A Cult Stock

    February 17, 2012
    Apple will be an exciting story to watch but it may be best to watch from the sidelines.
  92. Rackspace Has Already Racked Up A Demanding Valuation

    February 16, 2012
    Rackspace's services are in demand, but so too is the stock.
  93. JDSU Still Predictably Unpredictable

    February 6, 2012
    JDSU did better than expected, but still doesn't seem like a bargain.
  94. Top Dividends: The Best Dividend Stocks For 2012

    January 30, 2012
    2012 might see investors playing the same strategy so popular in 2011: Dividend stocks.
  95. Apple Hits Another Home Run

    January 27, 2012
    Apple's earnings this quarter were up over %73 from a year ago, as the company continues to grow at astonishing levels.
  96. Big Buys In Share Buybacks

    January 27, 2012
    Record corporate profits and super low interest rates are resulting in a shrinking market environment and a rise in share ...
  97. Nokia Still Has Miles To Go

    January 27, 2012
    Nokia rallies on less-terrible results.
  98. Is VMware's Road Starting To Turn Uphill?

    January 25, 2012
    VMware's business is still growing, but sentiment is getting less robust.
  99. Research In Motion – New CEO, Same Problem?

    January 24, 2012
    Too little, too late at RIMM.
  100. Three Ways To Play Total Systems Services

    January 24, 2012
    The payment processor's stock has been all over the place the last decade. We show you three ways to play it.
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