This Move Just Made Microsoft a Winner – and You, TooBy William Patalon III, Executive Editor, Money Morning • June 13, 2016Start the conversationLeave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website 5 + 7 = Comment Some HTML is OK Sign me up for the Money Morning newsletter William Patalon IIIWhen investors saw the headlines about Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) agreeing to drop $26 billion to buy business social networker LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD), I can almost guarantee the universal reaction was a head-shaking groan followed by some form of the statement "Here we go again..."That kind of exasperation is understandable.After all, anyone who's watched Microsoft as long as I have will tell you (if they're feeling charitable) that the company has a mixed track record when it comes to deal-making. Just last month, in fact, Microsoft finally dumped its smartphones, having flushed $10 billion in 2014 to buy, attempt to fix, and run onetime market leader Nokia's phone business.This is premium content for Private Briefing subscribers only. As the executive editor of Money Morning, Bill Patalon has perfected a secret investment strategy that could help you put an extra $125K into your portfolio - this year. To date, Bill has used this strategy to pick 257 winning investments, including 192 double- and triple-digit peak gains. Once you see the secret, you'll immediately understand why it works so well.