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How This Silicon Valley Candidate for President Could Drive Your Tech Shares Higher

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Wouldn't it be nice if we had a president who understood all the advances coming out of Silicon Valley? There's one candidate capable of doing that.

We believe this candidate has what it takes to see this country skyrocket ahead technologically throughout the next four to eight years, far beyond other developed nations of the world.

This Silicon Valley presidential candidate could drive your tech shares much higher...

The Dumbest Tech Company Idea I've Ever Heard

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We just heard a bad idea for a tech company that tops them all: this one involves Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)...

A major media source recently suggested that Apple should drop one of its most popular products.

Here's the dumb advice we hope Apple doesn't take...

A Great Overlooked Tech Stock "Disruptor"

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Last week I wrote about my foray into online dating.

But my "hot date" ended up being lukewarm. That's okay - the great thing about online dating is that it is easy to meet other people.

In fact, this reminded me of my days in the trading pits: If a promising opportunity didn't work out as hoped, you took the loss quickly and moved on - knowing there were lots of other opportunities out there.

In a world where folks are busier than ever, that ability to find new opportunities - to easily meet new people - is the big attraction to online dating. That's why it has become a $2 billion business.

And that leads me to an online site that might be a really good investment. I'll tell you about it here...

These Tech Shares Make Irresistible "Takeover Targets"

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Editor's Note: Investors are being treated to a huge year for buyouts and deal-making, with the numbers topping $406 billion across the market. In the red-hot games and entertainment segment, M&A activity is taking on a strategic quality that has the potential to ignite returns for investors who pick the right targets. Here to run down the best companies vying in the takeover stakes is Bill Patalon...

I'm going to start by letting you in on a simple-but-powerful investing secret.

And that secret is this: Never buy a company's stock just because you're betting on a buyout.

That's a poor, poor bet.

Now, if you have a stock where you've identified multiple potential catalysts - and a buyout is one of those possible big-gain triggers - that's a different story.

And today we're going to tell you about two stocks where a buyout is one of those potential big-profit triggers.

So let's get started...

These tech shares have multiple potential catalysts that could trigger huge gains, and a buyout is one of them. Here's an up-close look at two hot tech stocks...

Key Reasons I'm Excited About Tech for the Second Half of 2015

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I forecasted a good year for tech investing for my Strategic Tech Investor readers.

After the tepid first quarter - a 0.7% contraction in U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) - you might think I'd adjust my prediction.

On the contrary, over the following months, I've shown readers how the technology sector has led the market higher and driven the overall U.S. economy.

So far this year, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index is up 7%, more than four times better than the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's 1.64% gain.

Plus, as we move further into the year, it looks like that grim first quarter was a "blip" - not the start of trend.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at what caused that blip.

And then I'll show you some numbers that prove we're already bouncing back - and that will boost your tech portfolio for the rest of this year...

Why Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock Won't Be Hurt by Regime Change

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Since John Chambers stepped in as CEO in January 1995, Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) stock is up more than 1,500%.

But, next month he will cede control to the new CEO, Chuck Robbins.

Robbins isn't going to make any huge changes to Cisco. Here's how that will affect CSCO stock...

Two Tech Firms with a Retail Presence I Can Get Behind

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This morning I've got a $1,000 piece of useless high-tech hardware hanging over my fireplace at home in Oregon. It used to be a fabulous 50-inch Samsung SmartHub television.

Today I'll tell you a story about what's happened because it illuminates something critically important when it comes to your money - why you won't see me recommend a single retail tech stock - save two.

That may strike you as odd given how often we've spoken about Technology as one of the six Unstoppable Trends we're following, but there's a reason.

Several, actually.

Beginning with an experience that may hit close to home for you, too... and fortunately is going to point us to the only two retail tech stocks I recommend as a "buy."

Our 2015 Top Stock Picks Show IT Underdogs AVGO, CTSH Moving Up

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Our 2015 top stock picks show that it's been a good year for information technology and data center solutions.

But we're not as thrilled about companies like International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and its sudden turnaround in stock price.

Here's what we're more excited about this year...

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...

The One Reason You Should Avoid This High-Tech Stock

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There's a high-tech stock that we'd like you to steer clear of. This one isn't a true growth stock.

In fact, it's not even a good foundational play that you can count on to give your portfolio solid support.

Here's why you should avoid it at all costs

How to Invest in Stocks: From Small-Cap Stocks to Investing in Tech

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When considering how to invest in stocks in today's markets, "buy and hold" doesn't work anymore. The investor of today needs to be nimble, open-minded, aware of their risk tolerances, and goals; aggressive and defensive as the situation demands.

Learn everything you need to know about how to invest in stocks…

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...

New Wearable Technology: Shirts That Track Your Health

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Wearable technology is getting a turbo boost from silver.

You see, sports and technology companies have already developed wristbands, shoe inserts, and smartphone apps that can track your heart rate, distance covered, and several other data points.

But now a Canadian company is collaborating with a global fashion powerhouse to take this market to a whole new level - with silver...

Why Intel Stock (Nasdaq: INTC) Is Up on Talk of an Altera Deal

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When word got out Friday that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) was in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR), Intel stock rose 6.4%.

That tells you how much this deal would benefit Intel. Usually the prospect of a large acquisition causes a company's stock to drop.

But buying Altera will fuel Intel's already thriving data center business - the company's best answer yet to its failure in the mobile market.

What Altera brings to the table will end up being a huge catalyst for INTC stock...

How to Double Your Money by 2018

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More than a third of Americans have nothing at all saved for retirement. Fortunately, the tech sector provides the kind of returns Americans need to reach their retirement goals.

One of the best ways to build wealth with tech stocks is to focus on those with the potential to double.

Here's how to double your money by 2018 on a small-cap tech stock that taps into an unstoppable trend...

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