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Why Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Will Bounce Back

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Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock is due for a quick rebound. The company's Q2 earnings had investors and Wall Street slashing its share price by 10% on Jan. 27.

But Satya Nadella - Microsoft's new CEO - is a visionary. He knows what it takes to compete against the other mega tech firms out there... and win.

Here's why we can expect great gains from Microsoft's new boss - and MSFT stock...

Microsoft Stock Today: Five Ways Satya Nadella Woke a Laggard

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Microsoft stock today is up 14.5% from where it was exactly one year ago when Satya Nadella took over as CEO of the tech giant.

But that understates the impact Nadella has had on Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock in his rookie year.

The fact is, Nadella has breathed new life into a moribund company that had lost its way under CEO Steve Ballmer. Under Ballmer's 14-year tenure Microsoft stock became a laggard, with returns consistently lagging the market

Here are the five keys that explain Nadella's early success...

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Stock Is Our Oversold Pick of the Week

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Money Morning's can't-miss buy opportunity this week is tech giant Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).

Our buy opportunities have been beaten down - but they're actually a great value.

A less-than-stellar earnings report earlier this week sent investors fleeing from Microsoft stock. Concerns that PC sales and a strong U.S. dollar would continue to drag on MSFT stock through 2015 triggered several analyst downgrades.

But anyone who sells Microsoft stock now is making a big mistake...

Why Microsoft Stock Will Provide Major Returns

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On January 26, software giant Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced a disappointing quarter that sent Microsoft stock reeling by 10% on three times its normal trading volume.

It was the second major technology "miss" Wall Street had to digest in the last week's time, coming after a disastrous earnings release by IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM).

In view of both Microsoft and IBM's earnings difficulties, questions arose about whether the "Big Tech" sector is in trouble...

... And just as importantly, is "Mr. Softy" the victim of the tech sector's difficulties, or is it simply muddling through some tough times?

The answer is actually quite simple if you know how to read the most important signs in the two tech giants' earnings reports and invest accordingly.

Indeed, making the wrong move on Microsoft stock could cost you big long-term profits in the end...

Q2 MSFT Earnings Match Forecast, Show a Company in Transition

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The Q2 MSFT earnings were in line with Wall Street expectations on earnings and beat slightly on revenue.

The company reported after the market close today (Monday). Investors gave Microsoft the thumbs down. MSFT stock was down more than 3% in after-hours trading to $47.01

But several bright spots in the Microsoft earnings show the company is moving in the right direction...

Microsoft Earnings for Q2 Will Set the Tone for 2015 (MSFT)

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The Q2 Microsoft earnings are expected after the market close Monday.

Investors will be looking to see if Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) can maintain the momentum from its Q1 earnings. In its previous earnings, the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant beat estimates on both the top and bottom lines.

The Q2 MSFT earnings will tell us if new CEO Satya Nadella's strategies are working as intended. They'll also give us a hint of what we can expect in 2015.

Here's what will matter most in the MSFT Q2 earnings...

Legal "Steroids" Are Making This Tech Company a Buy

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With high-tech corporations, there's always a group of young startups with hot innovations breathing down the Old Guard's necks.

There are chances for late-career renaissances, though. I've uncovered four aging Silicon Valley legends that have found the business equivalent of a (legal) performance-enhancing drug in a certain fast-moving part of the tech sector.

And one tech company in particular has rediscovered its ace-like prowess - and is making investors hefty gains in the process...

Dow Jones Today Adds 39 Points Ahead of ECB Meeting

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The Dow Jones today rose 39 points ahead of tomorrow's critical announcement by the European Central Bank on its stimulus plans. But the Dow's gains were capped by a decline in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) stock.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the market's fear gauge, slipped 5% on the day.

Here's a look at the top stories from today's trading session...

Intel Corp.'s (Nasdaq: INTC) True Key App Will Protect Your Digital Identity

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Tech titan Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) aims to drastically change the safety of our digital behavior. In fact, its goal is the "ultimate elimination of passwords altogether."

Intel unveiled a new password manager app that uses facial recognition instead of passwords to access information. The app - called "True Key" - debuted over the weekend at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

Here's how it works...

Microsoft Stock Forecast 2015: Watershed Year Will Keep Price Climbing

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The Microsoft stock forecast for 2015 is for another strong year as Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) continues to adjust to a tech landscape radically different from the one it dominated in the 1990s. 

Microsoft stock picked up momentum after new CEO Satya Nadella officially took over Feb. 4. Nadella's willingness to break with that past and focus on areas with the most potential to grow earnings, particularly the cloud, has re-energized the company.

Here's what Microsoft has at stake in 2015...

Is Microsoft Stock a Buy After Its 70% Gain? (MSFT)

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Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) is a laggard no more.

After more than a decade of bobbing around the $30 mark, Microsoft stock is up 70% since April of 2013.

Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani recognized the surprising turnaround early on, and started publicly recommending MSFT stock in July of 2013. But now that it has hit $50, is Microsoft stock a buy? Or should investors take their profits and move on?

Gilani's answer may surprise you...

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