According to a Bloomberg report, the Alibaba IPO price could be 22% lower than most analyst valuations when the company goes public later this year - but the reason is actually good for investors.
A discount would not signify weakness in the IPO – rather, it would be Alibaba’s attempt to avoid a flop like the one Facebook experienced during its initial public offering, when it ended up losing half its market value in four months as investors worried about slowing growth.
Here's how a more modest valuation will actually help Alibaba investors...
MSFT: How This Wearable Tech Dark Horse Just Changed the Rules
If you asked most tech pundits which tech titan was most likely to win the wearable tech wars, few would give Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) much of a chance.
You see, the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant has a big problem as it enters the wearable tech arena. Its Windows platform, while still dominant on the desktop, is an also-ran in a mobile world dominated by Apple and Google.
But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is changing the rules.In fact, Nadella's move is so brilliant, it could completely change how the wearable tech wars will be fought...
Two Charts That Show the Bitcoin Market Is About to Take Off
While the Bitcoin market has had its ups and downs, what matters is that it is a major new technology that will disrupt the financial sector, and probably several others as well.
And that means Bitcoin should follow the same dramatic patterns as other disruptive technologies - which, so far, it has.In fact, according to these charts, it's on the verge of a major move...
Apple Stock News: Another List, Another No. 1 Ranking
Apple Stock News: Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is No. 1 again -- this time on Barron's annual ranking of the World's Most Respected Companies.
But the Barron's survey is just the latest feather in Apple's corporate cap. In just the past 12 months, AAPL has topped several such lists.Here's what the world thinks of Apple, and what that means for AAPL stock...
Our Most "Unconventional" Investment Is in an Incredible Rally Right Now
Investing in Bitcoin may go against the grain - as it is anything but a conventional investment - but sometimes that's what it takes to maximize your returns.
And lately, those who have been investing in Bitcoin despite a string of bad publicity for the digital currency have been rewarded to the tune of a 45% gain in less than a month.
In recent months, we've seen a number of negative Bitcoin stories in the mainstream media, suggesting it was a bubble in the making.
During that period, I have remained one of the few tech analysts to say the Bitcoin market remains not only healthy, but faces a very bright future indeed...Full Story...
Another Great "Backdoor" Play
There's nothing we like better than discovering a "back" way into the current hot deal.
It's just so gratifying to find that sorta-secret way to bag profits from the IPO or merger that's dominating the headlines and that everyone you work with is so excited to talk about.
We did that for you with the Alibaba Holdings Inc. initial public stock offering (IPO). In our special research report, How to Make a Fast 153% from the Alibaba IPO, we give you three "backdoor" ways to profit from the upcoming stock offering of the China Internet giant.
Today we're coming back with a different "backdoor-profit-play" strategy.
This strategy offers an alternate way to profit from the already-announced $67.1 billion bid that AT&T Inc. has made for DirecTV.
It's also a way to profit from the surprisingly strong tech sector that's emerging right next door... Full StoryRead More...
Four Reasons Tech Stocks Will Rebound in 2014
The year is nearly half over, and the mainstream media continues to obsess over a whipsaw stock market that's been cutting highflyers down to size.
The sullen outlook has lots of retail investors dumping tech stocks and running for the "safety" of the sidelines. That's a mistake no one should be making.
But tech stocks - and especially biotech stocks - are poised to do very well in the last half of 2014.And there are four big reasons why…
The Three Investing Secrets Wall Street Is Terrified You’ll Discover
An endless stream of impenetrable reports comes from the bankers in New York and our elected leaders in Washington, but most Main Street investors lack the knowledge to “decode” these reports, so they can’t respond in a constructive manner.
But I’ve identified the three specific economic reports that matter – and have deciphered what they mean.These are the only three investing “secrets” you really need...
Time to Turn High-Tech "Rust" into Gold
As a tech analyst, I spent my early years in Detroit, and I know a lot about the Rust Belt.
In fact, when I moved to the West Coast in the mid-1980s, I drove a Honda that had already started rusting. Every once in a while, some wag would come up and ask if I was from the Midwest.
No doubt, rust like that was obvious. But in my more than three decades of working with Silicon Valley companies, I've found high-tech "rust" may be a lot less obvious and much more insidious.
The good news is that while this "rust" often takes down companies, it happens to be setting up three cash-generating firms that are handing us a big opportunity now... Full StoryRead More...
Tech Investing: No Matter Who Loses This Silicon Valley Battle… You'll Win
The growing rivalry between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is becoming one of the biggest battles in tech today.
Gamers and industry analysts alike are parsing all sorts of stats to say one platform or the other is truly ahead.
But we've found a way to make money no matter which ultimately becomes the top seller.And it’s about as close to a “sure thing” as you’ll find in tech investing…
Future of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Hinges on the Cloud
In his first “report card” since taking the reins of Microsoft Corp. in February, CEO Satya Nadella showed why he was exactly the right choice to get MSFT stock moving again.
Microsoft beat expectations in when it reported earnings Thursday mostly on the strength of its cloud computing products – Nadella’s area of expertise, and the single most promising business segment for the Redmond-Wash.-based tech giant.The small bump Microsoft stock enjoyed as a result is just the start, however. Here’s why MSFT could double from here.