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The Hidden Way to Play the $18.3 Billion Tech Sector Trend

We want to tell you about a lucrative tech sector trend that's flying under Wall Street's radar. We're talking about private equity's plunge into Silicon Valley in order to take advantage of software's high profit margins.

Because publicly held software companies are now regularly agreeing to be acquired and taken private. In fact, four software firms have been delisted in leveraged-buyout deals worth a combined $18.3 billion in the last 18 months.

With money like that flying around, you'd think this would get more attention. But Wall Street's ignorance is fine with us...


Is IBM (NYSE: IBM) in Trouble? A Q&A with Robert X. Cringely

How much trouble is International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) in? We recently talked to tech blogger and IBM book author Robert X. Cringely – and he sees a troubled road ahead.

Last summer, Cringely released in The Decline and Fall of IBM: End of an American Icon? In it he explores the missteps that left this once-feared, 100-year-old technology company to lose its edge in a rapidly growing tech landscape. Cringely has been following IBM's decline since 2007.

Here's what he had to say...

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Should I Buy Box Stock?

Box Inc. (NYSE: BOX) stock has been the most talked about new stocks of 2015.

After setting an offer price of $14 on Jan. 22, Box stock soared 77% in its first day of trading to a high of $24.73 per share.

It's been a very different story for Box stock since that first day, however. After its huge first-day pop and subsequent pullback, investors have been asking us "should I buy Box stock?"

Here's what you need to know about Box stock now...

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You Can't Afford Not to Invest in This Latest Technology

Tesla's (Nasdaq: TSLA) Model S has self-driving technology. And we're going to show the best way to profit from the $15 billion self-driving tech sector.

Because contrary to popular belief, there is a way for the average invest to profit from this automobile typically driven by the absolutely affluent.

Here's how we're tapping into the "rich folks' market" before their latest trend becomes mainstream...

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Does the INTC Dividend Make Intel Stock a Buy? 

Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) has pioneered the semiconductor industry for more than 46 years – but it's also made tech into a dividend-friendly sector.

The INTC dividend has rewarded investors for 23 years. But is it worth buying INTC stock?

Here's everything you need to know about where the tech titan is headed...


Will IBM Stock Rebound on New $3 Billion Internet of Things (IoT) Initiative?

When will IBM stock rebound? And how? Through cloud? Big Data? Mobile? Security?

Well, the IBM stock price is unmoved by a new Internet of Things initiative announced today (Tuesday). But it could represent something much bigger for IBM that could aid what's been a painful turnaround.

Here's what the IoT development means for IBM stock...

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Why Intel Stock (Nasdaq: INTC) Is Up on Talk of an Altera Deal

When word got out Friday that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) was in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR), Intel stock rose 6.4%.

That tells you how much this deal would benefit Intel. Usually the prospect of a large acquisition causes a company's stock to drop.

But buying Altera will fuel Intel's already thriving data center business – the company's best answer yet to its failure in the mobile market.

What Altera brings to the table will end up being a huge catalyst for INTC stock...

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All Five Tech Investing Rules Point to a Quick Double on This Stock

The key to tech investing depends on five criteria for identifying the best stock. And we've got one poised to double your money in three years.

This company taps directly in the healthcare industry, which is currently profiting from mergers and a steady stream of new drugs approved by the FDA.

Here's how one promising high-tech stock meets all five of our critical tech-investing rules and how it exceeds our expectations...

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What Stocks to Invest in Now: 11 Picks in Virtual Reality, Oil, and Japan

If you're concerned about what stocks to invest in, look no further.

Every day, our group of Money Morning experts deliver the best stocks to buy for readers who want to build a strong portfolio.

Check out last week's picks, covering virtual reality, oil prices, and Japan's economy...

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Bitauto (NYSE: BITA) Stock Is This Week's Biggest Bargain Buy

One of our top long-term stock picks, Bitauto Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: BITA) stock, is trading at a 41% discount this week.

BITA shares are trading at $56, down from the $95 they hit Jan. 9.

Shares of BITA stock dropped 16% March 9 even after the company reported a Q4 earnings beat. Q4 earnings were up 58% year over year, while revenue was up 101.7%.

But don't follow the crowd out of BITA stock now. It just posted strong earnings growth, and is one of the best long-term plays on the market now...

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