If you're like most Americans, you're being eaten alive by zooming food prices.
Thanks to a three-year drought in California - the state that accounts for between 85% and 99% of most of this country's fresh produce - every trip to the supermarket has turned into a financial flogging for U.S. consumers. In fact, vegetable prices have jumped 50% in the past month alone.
But here's a tech investing profit play that helps you put some of that money back into your pocket...
As Alibaba IPO Date Approaches, These Stocks Are Getting a Boost
According to a Reuters report this week, Alibaba could file for an initial public offering as soon as Monday, April 21, meaning an IPO date for the Chinese e-commerce company is just months away.
As interest in Alibaba grows, companies that are affiliated with the e-commerce giant are seeing short term gains based on Alibaba news.Here are three stocks that will keep basking in that glow right up until the Alibaba IPO...
Why Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Is Going to $100
It usually pays to heed the advice of Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani when looking for stocks to buy now.
Since Gilani, a retired hedge-fund manager who runs the Capital Wave Forecast and Short Side Fortunes advisory services here at Money Map Press, first recommended Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock last summer, MSFT is up about 16%.
But Gilani believes MSFT can get all the way to $100 a share.In this Q&A with Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III, Gilani explains why....
Why It's Not Too Late to Buy Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock
While many investors were bailing on Apple Inc. last summer, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani was recommending it.
Gilani, a retired hedge-fund manager who runs the Capital Wave Forecast and Short Side Fortunes advisory services here at Money Map Press, often makes counter-intuitive picks; the same day he made his call on Apple, he recommended Microsoft Corp.In this Q&A with Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III, Gilani explains what he likes so much about Apple...
These Stocks Will Prosper Regardless of Obamacare's Fate
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 StoryRead More...
Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Stock Down Sharply on Earnings Miss
A strong earnings report today would have gone a long way toward Google stock regaining its momentum. Unfortunately for shareholders, a strong report was not what they got.
Not only were revenue and EPS figures lower than expected, revenue generated from advertising was also disappointing.Get all the information from Google's Q1 earnings report here and see where the stock is headed now.
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."
Just like these... Full StoryRead More...
Tech Stocks to Buy Now When the Markets Are Underperforming
Technology stocks have been at the forefront of a global market downturn in the last week, leading many to avoid that industry when looking for stocks to buy.
The Nasdaq Composite has dropped more than 3% in the last five trading days and more than 6% in the last month. On Friday, the Nasdaq dropped 2.6%, or 110 points, for its second-worst one-day performance of 2014.But, don't panic - here are tech stocks to buy in a wheezing market...
- ETF Investing: This Play Let's You Profit from the Microchip Boom – Without the Risk While some folks thought the big drop in PC sales would send the semiconductor business into a nosedive, it's actually one of the hottest markets around the world today. Yet it still suffers from severe volatility. Here's a way investors can shield themselves from that risk. This ETF investing play is the way to go…
- What Is Fire TV? A New Way for Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) to Sell You Stuff While the pundits try to figure out how Amazon's new Fire TV stacks up to competition like Apple TV and Roku, Amazon is looking forward to how much it will fatten its bottom line. Amazon knows FIre TV will make gobs of money because it has seen this movie before...
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...