tech investing 2013
Nasdaq at 4,000: It's Not Tech Pushing the Index Higher
The Nasdaq topped 4,000 on Monday, its highest level in 13 years.
The tech-heavy index gained 11 points, or 0.3%, to reach 4,003 shortly after the opening bell amid a broad-based rally that also sent the Dow and S&P 500 higher. The Nasdaq peaked at 4,007.09, before shedding some gains and ending the session up 2.92 points, or 0.07%, at 3,994.57.
The Nasdaq flirted with the 4,000 threshold last week, closing at 3,991.64, up 0.14%, or 6 points. Year to date, the benchmark is up a whopping 32.20%.This is where you want to be invested in right now..
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...
4D Printing Potential Makes Me Drool
After more than 30 years in the markets, I've seen all kinds of new technologies that are supposed to change the world. Most are pumped by little-known companies with overly hyped marketing, aggressive underwriters, and little more than vaporware. To say I'm jaded would be an understatement.
But I ran across something recently that positively made my mouth drop.
We already know about 3D printing. It's all the rage right now, because you can buy a printer for a few thousand bucks and cook up whatever your computer can plot.
But 4D printing?
I don't know whether to be terrified or excited as all hell about this.Probably a little of both...
Is This Man the Next Microsoft CEO?
There's a shake-up brewing in the business world. Al Mulally, CEO of a rejuvenated, refocused, and red-hot Ford Motor Company, may be heading over to Microsoft, where CEO Steve Ballmer is retreating under fire. Under Mulally, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy and irrelevance to one of the the most solid performers on Wall Street. Can Mulally do the same thing for Microsoft and move it back into the "Buy" column? Keith Fitz-Gerald joins FOX Business' Neil Cavuto to tackle this question, along with McDonalds' newest strategy and the effect of the looming government shutdown on Wall Street.To continue reading, please click here...
Guys Like This Can Make You Rich
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Most investors haven't heard of the man you're about to meet. But they'll certainly wish they had...
He's an executive with the storied Fairchild Semiconductor Int. Inc. (NYSE: FCS) - one of the original Silicon Valley chip makers that played an integral role in the computer revolution.So take notes...
The Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Deal With Nokia Is Too Little Too Late
Anyone still wondering why Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Steve Ballmer is being forced into early retirement need look no further than the $7.2 billion Nokia Corp. (NYSE ADR: NOK) deal announced today (Tuesday).
In a note to employees, Ballmer called the Microsoft-Nokia deal "a bold step into the future," but given the already cozy relationship between the two companies, it looks more like a leap of faith.
Microsoft: Look at This Chart Before You Decide
Judging from the 7.28% "Ballmer Bounce" that followed his announcement, the markets love the idea of long-suffering Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stepping down.
So do a lot of investors who believe now - finally - it's time to buy Microsoft.
But is it?
Can the company bring in a new CEO with vision? Can it finally begin to understand content? And is it willing to jettison employees and products that aren't "worth" what the legacy suggests?
I could write you some long, eloquent essay on the merits of corporate turnarounds.
Why the Best Investments in Tech Right Now Stem from This Industry
Money Morning Defense and Technology Specialist Michael A. Robinson has been saying how "Big Data" will deliver some of the best investments in technology that we've ever seen...
You see, by 2009, almost every midsized-to-large company in the U.S. economy was storing more than 200 terabytes of data. (A terabyte is about 1 trillion bytes, or 1,000 gigabytes, or 2 times the size of giant retailer Wal-Mart's data warehouse in 1999.)