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This New Apple Stock Strategy Is a Tweak to the Carl Icahn Playbook

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It's one thing to be optimistic about a stock, but activist investor Carl Icahn's letter to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook tries to make the case that Apple stock is worth double its current price today.

The letter, released today (Thursday) following a teaser tweet the night before, is Icahn's second push to get Apple to use a major portion of its $133 billion in cash for stock buybacks.

But there's more to Icahn's game this time than simply increasing stock buybacks.

This veteran activist investor is as cunning as ever...

How to Invest in Wearable Tech with Just One Power Play

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Wearable tech is expected to grow 78.4% through the end of 2018. If we want to get on the road to wealth that tech provides, then this is a sector we must cash in on.

But I don't want us to get hurt by messing with risky stocks.

That's why today I'm going to show you how to invest in wearable tech - the entire sector - with a single investment that offers both safety and big profits...

What the Hewlett-Packard Split Means for HPQ Stock

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Investors put their stamp of approval today (Monday) on the announcement that Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) is finally splitting itself up into two companies, and for good reason.

The idea is to spin off the legacy printer and PC business into a company called HP Inc., while the corporate hardware, cloud, and software businesses will become known as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.

The deal will create a lot of potential shareholder value, both now and in the future.

Here's how the HP split will work...

How to Invest in the Best Minds in Silicon Valley in Just One Move

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A quiet revolution is sweeping the top ranks of tech's biggest companies. In the past three years, 10 top global tech companies have announced new CEOs.

Today I'm going to show you how to invest in the 11 members (Oracle takes up two slots) of this New Guard for a price well below what many of these stocks cost.

This investment has already thrashed the overall market by 46.5% so far this year...

Two Big-Cap Tech Stocks to Buy That Are Soaring Like Small Caps

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In technical analysis, you study a stock's chart to figure out if it's about to soar, ready to plummet, or just treading water.

And in my 30 years knocking around Silicon Valley, I've found that the stocks with the best charts tend to be small caps.

But not all stocks with eye-popping charts are risky small caps.

My charts have revealed two big-cap tech stocks with small-cap charts.

Find out who these profit generators are - and along the way you'll learn how to decipher stock charts yourself...

This 100-Year Old Military Technology Makes Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Stock Today's Best Defense Buy

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War-weary investors may shudder at the thought of buying Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) stock, but the practical investor will see a great opportunity.

The growing threat of militant groups, accentuated by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), currently infecting large swaths of land across Syria and Iraq prove that the defense sector is not only a good investment but a necessary one.

Here's why RTN plays an important role in this fight...

Why Wearable Tech Will Be Apple's Playground

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has an insurmountable advantage in the wearable tech market that will guarantee the company's dominance of this sector for the foreseeable future.

Apple's edge in wearable tech is not like the technological advantage the company had with the iPhone in 2007. No, this is an area that other tech companies know little or nothing about.

And yet this is the key to why the Apple Watch will be a blockbuster success...

The Best Way to Profit from the AAPL-GOOG Mobile Payments War

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With so much money at stake, it's no wonder Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) are engaging in a huge battle over which company's e-wallet platform consumers will choose to make purchases.

We could wait on the sidelines to see which e-wallet consumers prefer. But that's not our style.

So here's a “secret” play whose business will be supercharged no matter who wins the mobile-payments war…

Don't Let Media "Noise" Drown Out True Value

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Signs of overvaluation and "irrational exuberance" abound in the market, and not surprisingly, it is most often seen in the run-up of stocks with which we have daily familiarity.

We hear incessantly of Facebook and Twitter - when not checking them ourselves.

That lends some validity to the exuberance, as a ubiquitous presence in our lives can feel like a lock for growth potential, or permanence in the marketplace beyond challenge.

The tech sector as a whole has the ability to deliver tremendous returns - we've seen it often - which makes it all the more critical to use a few tools to screen out stocks of perceived value so we can invest in the true winners... Full Story

Why Netflix Stock (Nasdaq: NFLX) Is Cheaper Than It Looks

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It's easy to see why people might think Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock is overheating. Shares of the streaming video company are up more than 23% on the year, even after the recent pullback. In the past 12 months, Netflix stock is up more than 50%.

But Netflix has been growing rapidly, and has the potential to maintain that growth for years.

When you look at these numbers you'll see why Netflix stock is not all that expensive right now...

The Big Opportunity in the "Orbital Junkyard"

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To say that I've been fascinated with space technology since I was a little kid is no exaggeration.

See, when I was in the first grade, I met none other than U.S. astronaut John Glenn, the first person to orbit Earth, and a man many will know about as an almost mythic figure in the book and movie The Right Stuff.

I got the honor of meeting America's hero because my dad, a Marine Corps officer, was escorting Glenn on a goodwill tour of our base.

Glenn would go on to become a distinguished U.S. senator and my dad later became the senior military editor of Aviation Week & Space Technology, the bible of the industry.

To this day, my dad and I still regularly discuss breakthroughs in military and space systems.

Just like this one...

How Microsoft Stock (MSFT) Benefits from Buying "Minecraft"

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While it may seem an odd move by Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella, a rumored deal that the tech giant is trying to buy the company that makes the popular Minecraft game could deliver some benefits for Microsoft stock.

It would be the first major deal initiated by Nadella since he took the CEO post, and it's one few would have predicted given the nature of the gaming company and Nadella's seeming disinterest in gaming.

And yet there are reasons the acquisition could be a smart move, and ultimately could help Microsoft stock.

These Two Tech Stocks to Buy Are Beating the S&P 500 – Again

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At their peak, Microsoft and Intel dominated the personal-computing market, accounting for roughly 95% of sales.

As a result of their unique fit, both companies made thousands of shareholders rich. They have lagged in recent years, but thanks to new leadership at both firms, they're back to beating the S&P 500 once again.

These two are a couple of the best tech stocks to buy out there. Here’s why.

The Clear Map to This "Hidden" Investment Treasure

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Ask any bioscience researcher about leading trends in medical science, and at some point, you're likely to hear a lot of enthusiasm around the phrase personalized medicine.

That's treatment based on the individual's particular disease state, risk factors, and most importantly, genetic profile. And it's already yielding unheard-of profits for traders and investors.

As scientists reach the discovery limits of "one-size-fits-all" drugs and the ailments that respond to them, such as infections and circulatory diseases, they find themselves up against tougher, wilier, more intractable challenges... Full Story

Uber IPO Still On Track Despite Fierce Competition

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Rumors of an Uber IPO heated up earlier this summer after the company raised $1.2 billion in a funding round that valued the ride-sharing company at roughly $18.2 billion.

Since then, however, the conversation regarding Uber has dealt mostly with its nasty competition with rival Lyft.

As it turns out, Lyft has become quite the thorn in Uber's side, especially as the latter prepares for an eventual IPO...