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IBM Stock Is Taking Yet Another Hit

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In late October, I warned investors to avoid IBM stock. 

At that time, the stock was trading around $162 per share. Today it is trading at a shade under $158 per share, and could be heading much lower.  

"Big Blue's" transition, or perhaps we can call it "turnaround," is at best stalling, and at worst, setting investors up for more disappointment as evidenced by its fourth-quarter (2014) earnings report. 

In fact, let's cut to the chase right away: IBM's just reported fourth-quarter earnings laid another egg. 

It's simply not going well for IBM, and here is how we need to play IBM stock today...

Legal "Steroids" Are Making This Tech Company a Buy

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With high-tech corporations, there's always a group of young startups with hot innovations breathing down the Old Guard's necks.

There are chances for late-career renaissances, though. I've uncovered four aging Silicon Valley legends that have found the business equivalent of a (legal) performance-enhancing drug in a certain fast-moving part of the tech sector.

And one tech company in particular has rediscovered its ace-like prowess - and is making investors hefty gains in the process...

This Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) Strategic Move Is Paying Off Big

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More and more of today's chipmakers, including Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), are locating their manufacturing facilities off the beaten path these days - in one of the world's fastest-growing economies... and a nation you may find controversial.

But my job is to take you wherever the biggest innovations are being made so we can find the best opportunities.

Here's where so many of the world's top tech companies are headed - and why the move is paying off big...

When a Tech Trend Shifts Like This, You Can Get Rich

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A new tech trend surfaced the other night at the Golden Globes. Its presence marks the beginning of a distinct shift. Billions of dollars are already going into it.

This tech trend is going to be one of the biggest opportunities of the next 5 to 10 years.

Sadly, though, investors will likely miss this opportunity because they're going to make one of these two major mistakes...

The Tech Industry Has Never Been More Exciting for Investors

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The tech industry can get confusing. Investors have a lot of questions: Should I buy GOOG or GOOGL? Should I invest in an ETF? Which stocks should I avoid at all costs? What's the industry's long-term outlook?

We believe that investing in technology is the single best wealth engine ever. And we want you to navigate its choppy waters with confidence.

Here's how to get started on that...

CES 2015: How to Profit from the Hottest Tech Trends

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If we had to describe all of the amazing new products and technologies we saw at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 last week, we'd need 10 of these columns.

Amid all the hype this year, the hugest buzz was about ultra-high-definition TV (UHDTV).

The focus on televisions isn't surprising for a consumer electronics-focused trade show filled with buyers from major online and big-box retailers. But there's also a reason for tech investors like you folks to pay attention as well.

According to the Consumer Electronics Association trade group, Americans will be buying 1.43 million UHDTV sets, or roughly 5% of televisions sold nationally, in 2016. That's a 60-fold increase from 2013, when UHDTVs debuted.

And, of course, there are ways for all of us to profit on all those UHDTVs our fellow Americans will be buying.

So, let's hit the floor of CES 2015 to find them...

Xiaomi IPO Countdown: Is This the Next Alibaba?

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You may not have heard of this Chinese tech company yet, but before 2015 is over the talk about a Xiaomi IPO will reach a fever pitch.

Xiaomi Corp. has made incredible progress in its brief existence.

Founded in 2010, Xiaomi launched its first smartphone in 2011. By the third quarter of last year, Xiaomi had become the third-largest smartphone vendor in the world. It beat out such veterans as LG Electronics Inc. and Lenovo Group).

The company's astonishing growth is why so many expect a Xiaomi IPO within the year...

Stocks to Buy 2015: Double Your Money Now with This Tech Leader

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One of the best tech stocks to buy now is actually a re-recommendation from Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson.

When he first shared it with his readers on Aug. 2, 2013, the tech stock opened at just $15.99. Yesterday (Monday), the stock closed at $51.09. That's a gain of 220% in a year and a half.

And according to Robinson, that's just the start for this company. In fact, he sees it doubling again from here.

Three Stocks to Buy for a Bargain Right Now

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Tech stocks will lead the bull in 2015. That's why our Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." on Jan. 6 to give away his picks for the three best tech stocks to buy today.

Each plays on the hottest tech subsectors like mobile and robotics. Even better, all three are discounted right now...

Watch the video to get Robinson's picks...

Intel Corp.'s (Nasdaq: INTC) True Key App Will Protect Your Digital Identity

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Tech titan Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) aims to drastically change the safety of our digital behavior. In fact, its goal is the "ultimate elimination of passwords altogether."

Intel unveiled a new password manager app that uses facial recognition instead of passwords to access information. The app - called "True Key" - debuted over the weekend at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

Here's how it works...

Tech's "Virtuous Cycle" Trend Will Give Us Profits for Years


My wife Robin is a financial advisor and a CPA.

She also possesses one of the sharpest minds I've ever seen.

That's probably why she has such an affinity for jigsaw puzzles. Back in upstate New York, when we were both attending business school together at night, there was nothing she liked more to "decompress" during the lull between the semesters than to do a jigsaw puzzle.

And the greater the number of pieces - and the more complex the puzzle - the more she liked it.

Truth be told, I view the investing process in much the same way that my wife looks at jigsaw puzzles.

There's something really gratifying about taking hundreds of disparate "pieces" - in this case, the reams of financial, economic, and political data that's available at any given time - and shrewdly assembling them into a "picture" that makes sense or conveys beauty.

Or that points the way to untold wealth...

How to Invest Like a CEO – and Beat the Market by 40%

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If you've ever seen the movie "All the President's Men," then you know that maxim of investigative journalism - Follow the money.

The same idea applies to investing, of course, and today we're going to follow the money CEOs plan to spend over the next half-decade - and then use that knowledge make some cash ourselves.

According to a survey I just read, our nation's top executives plan to spend a lot of money on technology that will help them attract, retain, and understand customers.

That may sound, at first, somewhat vague. After all, there is no "retaining customers" tech sector.

But after digging into the survey - doing a little "investigative investing" - I figured out exactly where those CEOs will be spending their dollars in the next five years.

And today I'll show you an investment that takes advantage of these long-term spending trends in a way that beats the market by 40%....

Ambarella Stock: Here's How We'll Double Our Money Again

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Ambarella stock (Nasdaq: AMBA) hit a rough patch this year when the stock declined by roughly 30% from early January to early May.

But staying the course proved highly profitable - Ambarella stock went on to gain roughly 53% so far this year. And it's up some 203% since we first recommended it back on Aug. 2, 2013.

That's just a start - if we stick with it, Ambarella will double again from here...

The Best Tech Investing Rule to Follow in 2015

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When it comes to tech investing, 2015 looks to be a superb year. There's plenty of room for both the tech sector and the U.S. economy to grow in the months to come.

Which means now, more than ever, is the time to focus on that growth. This is how to find quality growth firms that will consistently beat the market.

In fact, we've got three winners for you right here...

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