Last July, I told you about a great tech investing opportunity - a way to get two stocks for the price of one through corporate spin-offs.
You may recall that this is a process by which a parent company separates a business unit into a stand-alone outfit and then issues shares in the new operation to the public.
a back door to a stock the Big Money will soon be bidding up to the sky...
Hot Stocks to Watch: Today's Biggest Gainers
U.S. stocks opened higher Friday, with all three major benchmarks comfortably in the green right out of the gate.To continue reading, please click here...
As has been the case over the last several Fridays, initial public offerings (IPOs) dominated market news, with six companies debuting today.
Dow Jones Industrial Average Advances on Today's Top Stock Market News
Stock market today, March 18, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.55% to finish at 16,336.19. The S&P 500 added 0.72% to end the day at 1,872.25, while the Nasdaq jumped 1.25% to close at 4,333.31.
The big news today includes a surge in U.S. food prices on the horizon, yet another U.S. bank settling for its bad behavior, Russia annexing Crimea, and a Microsoft swell to near-record levels not seen since 2000.Here's what you need to know after the bell...
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock at 14-Year High, Mobile Success Would Send It Higher
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock reached its highest price since 2000 today (Tuesday) following reports that the tech company will release a version of its "Office" software for Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad.
In morning trading, MSFT touched $39.90 per share. That was a 5% increase from yesterday's close.To continue reading, please click here...
Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) Is About to Get a Lot of Play from Gaming
Today (Tuesday), reports are amassing that über-innovative online retailer Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is not so secretly on a hiring spree to recruit gaming industry heavyweights, fresh off its February acquisition of Double Helix Games.
We're projecting huge growth for Amazon in 2014, and the gaming push will be a big part of it - expect a gaming console to compete with the likes of Sony (NYSE: SNE), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), and Nintendo (OTCMKTS: NTDOY); original games to go with it; and a set-top box to all hit the market this year.To continue reading, please click here...
Two Numbers Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Doesn't Want Investors to See
Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) new CEO Satya Nadella could bring the company what it's been missing, as we recently pointed out, but Nadella will have to tackle two very troubling numbers just reported for Microsoft.
These are figures that give us a glimpse of what could prevent MSFT stock from climbing in 2014 following its 40.9% rise last year.
These numbers were just released last week - and they're ugly.Here's the story...
- Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Could Get a Lift From New CEO Nadella After showing some signs of life last year, Microsoft Corp. stock could get another boost in 2014 when a new CEO takes the helm - and the job could be going to a company insider. And while Satya Nadella may not be perfect, he has several strengths that could be just the tonic for Microsoft's stock...
Today’s Stock Market News And Earnings Calendar
Today's stock market news, Jan. 31: U.S. markets rose on Thursday, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported strong earnings, and fourth-quarter GDP increased 3.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7% to 15,848, and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index jumped 1.1% to 1,794. U.S. stock futures were down Friday before the bell after Eurozone inflation levels unexpectedly fell by 0.7%.To continue reading, please click here...
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Jumps 4% on Earnings, but Didn’t Get This Key Info
MSFT stock fell 0.66% Wednesday to $35.93. The stock is down nearly 4% year to date.To continue reading, please click here...
Make (Big) Money in Any Market
So what if the market drops a little from time to time? That's inevitable, and in the long term, healthy.
The fact remains we're in a bull market. We have been since March 2009.
But now, especially with some early 2014 swings, investors may be wondering.
How long does this bull have to run and what should we do next?
I don't have a crystal ball... but I do have 30 years' experience - starting in 1982 on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, then running a big bank's hedge trading, then a Wall Street trading desk, and finally managing my own hedge funds.
I know many investors stick to a buy-and-hold strategy or more actively trade. There's a place for both to maximize this market.
But before you can start making money in the market, you need to know what's really happening...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Money Morning Weekly Roundup
Best stocks to buy for the week ending Dec. 13, 2013: With many investors taking a guarded stance ahead of the Dec. 17-18 Federal Open Market Committee meeting, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index slipped 1.7% last week, logging a second weekly decline.
It was the benchmarks' first back-to-back weekly loss in more than two months. The Nasdaq also dipped, ending the week with a 1.5% loss.
However, 2013 has been good to investors overall. Stocks are up some 24.5% year to date, and deals on Wall Street are getting harder to find. Indeed, only 48 stocks in the broad-based S&P are recently in the red, according to Bespoke Investments.To continue reading click here...
Best Investments 2014: Put Money in Tech Today
Today (Monday), Stuart Varney of FOX Business' "Varney & Co." asked Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald if technology made his "Best Investments 2014" list.
Fitz-Gerald's answer: Absolutely.To continue reading, please click here...
Stock Market Forecast 2014: Why the Market Will Keep Surging in the New Year
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 It's too early to tell how much American shoppers will spend during this holiday season, but there's one thing that's absolutely certain: A ton of that money is going to get spent on high-tech gadgets, from tablets to smartphones to game consoles. And while the entire tech sector will reap the benefits of this spending bonanza, four stocks are in a position to make the most of it...
- The Next Microsoft CEO Will Look a Lot Like This Microsoft shareholders suffered through a lost decade of near stagnation under the leadership of CEO Steve Ballmer. Now that Ballmer is set to retire, Microsoft has an opportunity to choose a CEO who can do a much better job of converting the tech titan's potential into shareholder value. The company has at least five names on its list, but this is the person with the most realistic shot at turning Microsoft around...