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This Could Be Big for Blackberry Stock Will BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ:BBRY) stop making smartphones? That’s one of the big questions that will affect the Blackberry stock’s performance when it announces its quarterly results on September 28. Shutting down the smartphone business, as the rumors suggest, would also imply…

What began as a relatively simple idea for communicating across computers or mobile devices has, in little more than a decade, become an iconic American symbol in social media. Of course, I’m talking about Mark Zuckerberg’s start-up Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB), which traded at a new record-high of more…

While 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…

If you cannot get through the day without that cup of coffee, you may need to prepare to spend a little more to get it. Coffee prices have been surging, up more than 30% year-over-year. The cost to have that morning cup of java has edged higher, but…

If you have ever played the Candy Crush Saga game on your mobile device, you’d realize that the game, along with others like Flappy Birds, are merely a mobile phenomenon that could easily fade away over time once the addiction washes away, based on my stock analysis. Yet…

The price action and euphoria towards battery-powered carmaker Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ/TSLA) clearly shows the demand for innovative companies that deliver a great story, as my stock analysis suggests. Investors want to see less demand for energy produced by fossil fuels and more demand for the green energy…

Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) is showing why I think it's one of the top technology growth plays at this time…and going forward. No longer simply a web site and online advertising marketing company, Google has been spreading its wings into software and hardware, as it moves to the next…

A year ago, Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE/HPQ) was an $11.00 stock that was struggling to turn around its fortunes and become relevant again. The company, under then-new CEO Meg Whitman, made a bold and strategic decision to focus less on its declining personal computer (PC) business and more on…

The sector that will be the topic of focus for the stock market over the next month is, of course, the retailers as we march on from Black Friday and Cyber Monday toward the key holiday shopping season. To tell the truth, I’m not much of a shopper.…

The housing market looks like it may be ready to fall. While the homebuilders may face some hurdles, the area of housing that I feel is a buying opportunity is the home supplies and services stocks. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE/HD) is the “Best of Breed” in the…

There’s some buzz surrounding the video gaming market again with the pending releases of the “PlayStation 4” by Sony Corporation (NYSE/SNE) and the “Xbox One” by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT). As I recently discussed, the release of new gaming and entertainment consoles generate excitement and drive up the demand…

With the upcoming release of new video consoles from Sony Corporation (NYSE/SNE) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT), the video game sector appears to be set to experience a revival, as my stock analysis indicates. According to NPG Group, the U.S. sales of video game-related hardware, software, and accessories surged…

The restaurant and fast food sectors are fickle, and can easily turn lower without much warning. It happened to burrito maker Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE/CMG), when it got hammered between April and early October 2012 following its reports of soft results. The stock has since staged a…

The news broke out right after I wrote the first draft of this commentary on BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ/BBRY): a surprise takeover bid emerged from Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. (TSX/FFH) offering $9.00 per share, or $4.7 billion, for the struggling smartphone maker. It appears to be the correct timing…

I recall my first time seeing the electric sports car marketed by Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ/TSLA). While my son thought it was cool, I thought it was gimmicky. If I had listened to my son, it would have been a great investment because Tesla was trading around $33.00…

The battle in the video streaming market is on, and based on recent developments, it will intensify, which ultimately is better for the consumer. As my stock analysis indicates, now is the time to take advantage. No longer is Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ/NFLX) safe as the current market leader,…

There are only two methods to drive revenues: a company can increase its price to the consumer (but this doesn’t always come across as being prudent, especially given the current low interest rate and inflation period), and then there’s the more viable way, which is to expand into…

The battle is on in the online streaming of videos and other shows, according to my stock analysis. Yet the main combatants include not only incumbent Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ/NFLX) but also upstart Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ/AMZN), which in two short years is likely causing some stir at Netflix’s corporate…

As we approach the mid-point of the year, U.S. stocks continue to fare well with the annualized return of the Dow at 42% and the S&P 500 at 39%. While I have long been skeptical of the idea of stocks continuing at their current pace, you never know,…

We all know that McDonalds Corporation (NYSE/MCD) is the reigning king of the fast food sector and one of the top performers over the past decade, based on my stock analysis. In fact, my stock analysis suggests that McDonalds’ rivals are trying to emulate what is working at…