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    Whether to buy Microsoft stock is a question investors started to ponder last year as the iconic tech company shed its decade-long status as a perennial laggard.

    As Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock soared nearly 40% from November 2013 to November 2014, investors were eager to jump on board.

    But since then, investors have had reason to wonder if it's still a good idea to buy MSFT stock.

    This question actually has a pretty easy answer...

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Should I Buy IBM Stock Now?

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It's been a wild ride for International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) stock this year.

Wall Street simply doesn't know what to do with this enterprise solutions giant.

But should you buy it now while it's down? Here's what to consider...

What’s Next for Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Stock After Solid Earnings?

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It’s been a good year for Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) stock.

The cloud computing pioneer was already on a tear but really began to pick up steam in the last month on Wall Street’s sudden excitement over cloud.

Here's the story behind Salesforce.com and why as cloud computing matures, this is the company investors will look at as the first-mover...

Here's Why Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Recently Soared

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We've been telling you for a while now that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) trades like a small-cap - the kind of action investors dream about.

Recently, this old-guard tech company's share price surged - jumping 10.5% in one day.

Here's what fueling their recent (and future) success...

Will Microsoft Buy Salesforce (CRM)?

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Rumors are beginning the pick up steam. Investors are wondering, "Will Microsoft buy Salesforce?"

After all, reports seem to indicate that the most active suitor right now is the tech giant. But a lot is getting lost in the speculation.

Here's what you need to know about any deal involving Salesforce...

Microsoft (MSFT) Stock Is Not a Sell – Goldman and Citi Are Wrong

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Now that two of Wall Street's biggest names have put an unusual "sell" rating on Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock, investors might be tempted to dump shares of the tech giant.

That would be a mistake.

Both Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have utterly misunderstood what's going on with Microsoft. Both have lowball price targets on Microsoft stock. Both ignored a string earnings beat last month.

They just don't get it.

Your Best Investment in the "Cloud" Is Right Here

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Last week, investors drove up the market valuations of both Amazon.com and Microsoft by tens of billions of dollars based on excitement over the companies' "cloud computing" hosting businesses.

For both companies, cloud revenues and growth were the catalyst of the big moves.

Indeed, both featured screaming improvements in what are critical segments in their business models...

Microsoft Stock Soars on Earnings Beat, Strong Cloud Growth (MSFT)

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Microsoft stock gained as much as 10% today (Friday) as the company's latest earnings report showed that its "mobile-first, cloud-first" strategy is gaining momentum.

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) reported its fiscal Q3 earnings yesterday (Thursday) after the market close.

Even with a decline in Windows sales, one of the company's traditional cash cows, Microsoft handily beat Wall Street expectations.

And the areas that outperformed in Q3 clearly are Microsoft's future...

MSFT Stock Price Likely to Get a Push from Earnings

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Microsoft Corp.'s (Nasdaq: MSFT) Q3 earnings don't figure to offer many surprises, but even a small beat will drive up the MSFT stock price.

Microsoft reports earnings tomorrow (Thursday) after the market close.

Microsoft, like longtime partner Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) and most PC makers, has suffered as PC sales have leveled off in recent years. Investors mainly want to know that Microsoft has a viable plan for future growth.

Here's why any sign of progress will have a big impact on the Microsoft stock price...

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

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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...

This Tech Blue Chip Is On Sale

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The last time Shah Gilani recommended Microsoft to Private Briefing readers as a "New Buy," I asked him if he had a Windows-powered crystal ball - or a listening device planted in the software firm's Redmond, Wash., headquarters.

I was only kidding, of course. But Shah's timing was stunning...

Low Microsoft Stock Price Today Provides Terrific Buying Opportunity

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The Microsoft stock price has taken a hit this year, down 11.8% on the year.

But don't be fooled by the current troubles of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock. It has fallen so much that at this point, it may well be oversold at around $40.65 today (Wednesday).

Here's where the Microsoft stock price is headed...

This Tech Sector Pioneer Just Bet on the Newest "10-Bagger"-Plus

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This tech sector pioneer has a virtual reality product guaranteed to excite and enthrall millions. And NASA, even Minecraft, are involved in its creation.

It's not the stuff of science fiction... anymore.

Let's grab some of its extreme growth below Wall Street's radar...

The New Wearable Tech That Lets You Walk on Mars

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We're in the very first stages of a leap in wearable tech that will rival the greatest breakthroughs in how we use computers.

It's called augmented reality. It's a type of holographic projection, but merged with the real world.

And the company at the cutting edge of this revolutionary wearable technology isn't Google, Apple, or Sony.

It's Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT).

Here's how Microsoft jumped to the lead in this next-generation wearable tech, and what it means for Microsoft stock.

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...

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