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Former Wall Street Tech Favorite Set for a Comeback

By Friday, October 17, 2014

How This Former Wall Street Tech Star Is Making a ComebackThe financial media and analysts are talking endlessly about the state and fragility of the stock market and whether a bottom may be near. I discussed the vulnerability to the downside in my last article. If you missed it, you may want to go back and read what I said. (See “Strategies to Protect Your Capital While Investing in This Market.”)

While stocks appear to be heading to negative ground … Read More

Why I’m More Excited About the Food Sector Than Apple’s Latest Products

By Friday, September 12, 2014

This Food Company More Deserving of Your Attention Than AppleWhile the entire world was waiting for and anticipating the next-generation “iPhone 6” from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) on Tuesday, General Mills, Inc. (NYSE/GIS) announced it was acquiring organic and natural food company Annies, Inc. (NYSE/BNNY).

Okay, the launch of the iPhone 6 was clearly more exciting, but so what? The launch was more hype than substance, unless you consider a new and bigger iPhone earth-shattering.

But I’m not here to … Read More

Top Opportunity in Mobile Market Lies in China

By Friday, August 15, 2014

China Mobile Leading the Mobile Growth PackThe Chinese economy is showing signs of stalling, but there are numerous areas that continue to show decent growth metrics, including automobiles and mobile phones.

Now, if you think AT&T Inc. (NYSE/T) or Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE/VZ) are big, take a look at China Mobile Limited (NYSE/CHL). China Mobile is the largest mobile phone operator in China, with about 790 million subscribers as of June 30—that’s more than the entire … Read More

Microsoft’s Deal with Apple a Lucrative Move?

By Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Microsoft Impressing Investors with New FocusThe business climate appears to be changing at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT), as the company attempts to evolve from its roots as a maker of operating systems for personal computers (PCs) to a more dynamic business focused on the surging mobile sector.

It has been a long time coming for this former Wall Street star. Out with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his lack of vision and execution in acknowledging … Read More

What the “Microsoft Indicator” Says Now

By Friday, March 7, 2014

Microsoft the Best Market Indicator at This TimeEarnings estimates for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) are going up and the stock, which recently accelerated, finally looks like it has broken out of a 13-year consolidation.

Microsoft has been an income play for quite a while. Currently yielding three percent, the company’s forward price-to-earnings ratio is around 12.5 and is not dissimilar from many other blue chips.

Then there’s Intel Corporation (INTC). This company has been struggling for capital gains, … Read More

Apple Struggles in China, but New Product Could Bring Added Growth Domestically

By Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Product Could End Struggles at HomeCurrently, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) is largely considered a commodity stock that needs to excite investors with new innovations and growth in order to propel its long-term growth.

The stock has been stuck in a relatively tight range between $500.00 and $560.00 since late October 2013, as Apple looks for stronger growth opportunities and convinces the stock market that it can expand its business and not just depend on “iPhone” and … Read More

Where to Find the Best Buying Opportunity in This Stock Market Going Forward

By Friday, February 21, 2014

Buying Opportunity for Stock Investors Going ForwardAt the beginning of the year, I thought the technology sector would deliver some of the top potential for gains this year.

Nearly two months into the year, the technology sector has, so far, made the biggest strides in what has been a relatively cautious start to the year.

So far this February, the technology sector is leading the broader stock market with the NASDAQ closing higher for eight straight … Read More

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Diverse Stock

By Thursday, January 30, 2014

Business Booming for These Stocks Right NowWith little wind at its back from last year’s exceptional performance, this market is a stock-picker’s market, and one that continues to favor existing winners.

For an existing portfolio of large-cap, dividend-paying blue chips, I don’t see a lot of new action to take right now. The most valuable information for investors is what corporations actually say about their businesses. The outlook for dividends and share repurchases is solid.

Companies … Read More

Recent Sell-Off in Apple Stock an Opportunity?

By Thursday, January 30, 2014

Apple Needs to Forfeit Margins in Favor of Market ShareApple sold a whopping record 51 million “iPhones” and 26 million “iPads” in its fiscal first quarter, which is great stuff at first glance. So why did investors scramble for the exits?

The problem is that the market expectations placed on Apple are enormous. But that’s what happens when you’re the top seller of smartphones in the United States. Wall Street wanted to see the company sell 55 million iPhones, … Read More

When High-Priced Stocks Become Attractive Investment Opportunities…

By Friday, December 13, 2013

Why High-Priced Stocks Should Follow MasterCard’s ExampleWhile there continues to be a widening of the income gap between the rich and the poor in the world, companies like MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE/MA) continue to make a lot of money from every transaction made using their credit cards. Recently, MasterCard announced it would be splitting its shares on a 10-for-one basis while also increasing its quarterly dividend by 83%. MasterCard is also looking to buy back up to … Read More