Now that all the key deadlines for Obamacare have finally taken effect, a lot of tech investors are busy trying to figure out how this will affect their portfolios.
It's easy to see why. This is the largest and most fundamental change to hit the healthcare sector in decades.
Not only that, but Wall Street is currently trying to pick the winners from the losers - and frankly isn't doing a particularly good job of it.
Fact is, Obamacare is at least partly responsible for some of the biotech sector's recent sell-off... Full Story
These CEOs Will Make You Rich
We're sharing this edition of Private Briefing with you because it contains some of Bill's best insight into what turns good companies into great ones - and how you can profit from them. Bill's readers profit from analysis like this all the time...
During the 30 years I've spent as a business journalist and financial columnist, I've developed a long list of personal axioms that have helped me identify "Best of Breed" investments.
These axioms touch on such topic areas as finance, marketing, intellectual property, and even competitive threats. But some of the most important of my personal investment aphorisms have to do with leadership and a company's management team.
And leadership starts with the CEO.
As one of my precepts holds, "A good CEO can create a very strong company. But a great CEO can create an empire."
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Know Thyself: Take My "Tech Investing Personality Test"
In Plato's Republic, protagonist Socrates takes the Delphic aphorism "Know Thyself" as his personal motto.
It's a great motto... especially for investors.
As a market veteran of many years, I can tell you that this is one of the biggest weaknesses most investors have.They don't know themselves...
Cash In Big on Russia’s Tech Market
There's an old French proverb that says: Achetez aux canons, vendez aux clarions. That's "buy on the cannons, sell on the trumpets."
As a dyed-in-the-wool Contrarian investor, I'm a firm believer in the precept. In fact, back in the late 1990s, when New York money manager Anthony M. Gallea and I penned our book Contrarian Investing: Buy and Sell When Others Won't and Make Money Doing It, one of the opening lines was "Gloom makes us glad."
Bad news, you see, can create some of the biggest profit plays that you're going to find. Most retail investors just about stampede their way out of "bad-news" stocks. Those stocks get hammered down to ridiculously cheap levels.
For shrewd investors, this kind of situation creates a double-barreled winner because...Full story
Alibaba IPO: Chinese Firm's Value Will Easily Beat Record High
There's still no official date set for the Alibaba IPO, but that hasn't stopped analysts and investors from speculating about the size of the company's initial public offering.
According to some analysts, the Alibaba IPO could raise almost as much as Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) 2012 IPO, which raised $16 billion.
Facebook was valued at $104 billion when it made its public debut on May 17, 2012. At the time, that was the highest valuation of any American IPO.By all accounts, Alibaba will smash that figure...
Best Stocks to Buy Now Weekly Roundup: The Ripest Picks This Bull Has to Offer
Best stocks to buy for the week ending March 21, 2014: Stock futures ended last week on a bullish note despite ongoing tensions in Ukraine, where Russia continues to trade sanctions with the West.Read more...
Stocks to Buy Now: Smart Technologies (Nasdaq: SMT) Gets an 18% Bump, with More to Come
One of the best stocks to buy now comes from Canada's tech industry - and this week it gave us a preview of its potential.To continue reading, please click here...
Best Stocks to Buy Now: These Tech Picks Promise Tremendous Upside in 2014
Best stocks to buy for the week ending March 14, 2014: Stock futures suffered worldwide on fallout from the Ukraine. A referendum set for yesterday (Sunday), in which Crimeans voted on whether to become part of Russia or declare independence first, had investors increasingly cautious as the week ticked by.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week down 2.35% to close at 16,065.67. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index closed down at 1,841.13, a 1.97% loss. And the Nasdaq dropped 1.43% by Friday to close at 4,245.40.To continue reading, please click here...
Alibaba IPO: E-Commerce Giant Confirms U.S. IPO
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. confirmed yesterday (Sunday) what many had been expecting for months - that the Alibaba IPO will be filed in the United States.
Company officials stated that Alibaba has "decided to commence the process of an initial public offering in the United States. This will make us a more global company and enhance the company's transparency, as well as allow the company to continue to pursue our long-term vision and ideals."See why investors have been clamoring for information about the Alibaba IPO...
Alibaba IPO: As Industry Competition Heats Up, Alibaba Buys ChinaVision
With the Alibaba IPO on the horizon, the Chinese e-commerce giant took another big swing at the competition this week when it purchased a 60% stake in ChinaVision Media Group Ltd.
Alibaba spent approximately $804 million on the deal. ChinaVision is a television and film production company, and the acquisition will allow Alibaba to offer additional entertainment content to its customers.To continue reading, please click here...
Stocks to Buy: Investing in Wearable Technology from the Inside Out
But finding stocks to buy that aren't already big, popular names is a bit more challenging.To continue reading, please click here...
The 10 Biggest IPOs Ever to Hit the U.S. Market
According to IPO investment firm Renaissance Capital, 40 companies have been priced in the United States in 2014 and have raised a total of $7.2 billion. Eight of the 10 IPOs on this list raised at least that much in a single deal.To continue reading, please click here...
Coupons.com (NYSE: COUP) Shares Soar 102% After IPO
Shares of Coupons.com Inc. (NYSE: COUP) soared more than 102% today (Friday), after the company began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
COUP stock opened its first day of trading at $27.15 and reached $32.45 this afternoon. That $27.15 opening price was up from the company's offer price of $16 per share.To continue reading, please click here...
Apple and Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) Might Have a Secret Plan
But the two companies have been talking, and almost surely about the planned Tesla Gigafactory, an enormous rechargeable battery production plant projected to open in 2017 and cost at least $5 billion.
It makes total sense. Thanks to its sales of millions of mobile devices like iPads, iPhones, and laptops, Apple uses twice as much battery capacity as Tesla.Read More...