If you've been following our twice-weekly conversations at Strategic Tech Investor, you know that I'm very bullish about technology stocks.
But I want to let you in on a little secret ...
I'm also bullish about the overall stock market.
In fact, I'm predicting that the Standard & Poor's 500 Index will advance 15% in 2014, rising from the current 1,795 to 2,065. That will not only take the closely watched index up through the psychologically important 2,000 level, it will take it to the highest level in history.To continue reading, please click here...
Tech Stocks to Buy: Deck the Halls with These Four Leaders
We know the drill: U.S. retailers count on the holiday shopping season for as much as 20% to 40% of their total sales for the year.
And we know that this year won't be any different.
What we don't know is how much American consumers are going to spend: Will this season go like gangbusters, or will it just be a bust?
The National Retail Federation (NRF) is expecting a gangbusters holiday season, having just forecasted a record $602 billion in sales, a healthy 3.9% jump from 2012.
Stock Market Today: Heading Higher into Stocks' Biggest Month
Stock Market News Today, Nov. 27: U.S. stock futures today are headed for yet another record-breaking session as stocks are up across the board ahead of tomorrow's holiday.To continue reading, please click here...
The Next Microsoft CEO Will Look a Lot Like This
The answer to that question is crucial to the health of the struggling tech giant and the revitalization of the company's stock. A series of missteps - not the least of which was Microsoft's failure to recognize the mobile revolution until it was too late - had left the stock languishing for more than a decade.this is the person with the most realistic shot at turning Microsoft around...
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW): Missing Out on the Revolution It Helped Launch
Smartphones and tablets probably wouldn't exist were it not for Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW), and yet the venerable company has not reaped the monster profits from the mobile revolution that tech companies like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) have enjoyed.
Corning is the primary manufacturer of Gorilla Glass, the scratch- and shatter-resistant glass used in the touchscreens of many of today's smartphones and tablets.To continue reading, please click here...
Trailing Stops Explained – And Why You Need Them
Here at Money Morning, we're big proponents of using trailing stops as an easy and effective way to mitigate risk and boost gains.
And yet a surprisingly large group of individual investors don't use them, or have never heard the importance of trailing stops explained.To continue reading, please click here...
Transocean Deal Shows Rising Clout of Activist Investors
Score another victory for Carl Icahn.
The concessions he won from the world's largest offshore rig contractor include a boost to Transocean's dividend from $2.24 to $3 a share, subject to approval at next year's annual general meeting.
Transocean management also agreed to support Icahn-backed director Samuel Merksamer's re-election to the board, as well as the election of another Icahn pick, Vincent Intrieri, at next year's meeting.To continue reading click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Wrap-Up
Money Morning's best stocks to buy last week focused on key earnings reports, the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and the continued climb of market indexes.
Markets closed out October - a month haunted by the specters of the 1929 and 1987 crashes - with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 3.6% and the S&P 500 higher by 5.4%. Year to date, the indexes are up 19.7% and 24.2% respectively.To continue reading, please click here...
Apple Stock Price Headed Higher Despite Muddled Earnings
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has a strong quarter ahead of it, and plenty of catalysts to drive the Apple stock price higher, but you'd never know it from the reaction to yesterday's (Monday's) earnings report.
Investors, it seems, can't get past an admittedly murky Apple earnings report.Here's why he thinks Apple is going gangbusters...
Today's Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Earnings Preview
In the middle of earnings season, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is claiming center stage as it readies to release its fourth-quarter results after the closing bell today (Monday).
Apple stock is up 0.5% at $528.34 today, having risen nearly 25% since its last earnings report, and today's results will include the initial impact of the company's latest iPhone and iPad release. AAPL is trading in a 52-week range of $3.85 to $614.00 and at about 13 times forward earnings.To continue reading, please click here...