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What the Media Doesn't Get About Stock Market Bubbles

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Since the last bona fide financial bubble, the real estate and credit bubble of 2007 to 2009, it seems like every time anyone pays a few pennies too much for a stock, there is a flock of analysts ready to start crowing "bubble!" like so many birds on a wire.

I believe that any pundit who calls a sector or market a "bubble" when they really mean "fundamentally or technically overbought" should be banished from pontificating until the real bubble appears.

And the charts I have to show you prove it...

How Will the New CEO Affect Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock

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The regime change at Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) isn't going to spark explosive gains in CSCO stock.

But CSCO stock isn't going to be hurt by it either.

Here's why it will be hard for John Chambers' successor to screw it up...

Bitcoin Value Today Surges on Buying from China


The Bitcoin value today jumped 8.5% in 90 minutes as buying on Bitcoin exchanges in China surged.

The surge sent the Bitcoin price from $269.11 to $291.98, fell back to the mid-$280s then surged again to $295. That's the highest level for the price of Bitcoin since mid-March.

Here's why China is buying up Bitcoin faster than ever...

Ambarella (Nasdaq: AMBA) Stock Still a 2015 Top Pick Despite Sell-Off

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Our 2015 top stock picks list still features Ambarella Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA) stock.

This is despite a week of panicked selling that, when all was said and done, sent the stock down more than 25%.

Well, it's rebounding and ready for another surge...

The Dumbest Tech Company Idea I've Ever Heard

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We just heard a bad idea for a tech company that tops them all: this one involves Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)...

A major media source recently suggested that Apple should drop one of its most popular products.

Here's the dumb advice we hope Apple doesn't take...

Uber IPO Date Could Be Delayed – But You Can Make Money Now

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Halfway through the year and still no clear timeline on when to expect an Uber IPO date - but you can still start to make money on this year's best new tech stocks...

During the first part of 2015, investors expected that an Uber IPO would be the year's hottest tech offering.

The consensus view is that an Uber IPO is in the offing - just not yet.

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Buy This Top Technology ETF to Profit from Semiconductor M&A

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One of the best-performing subsectors in tech can be played with this technology ETF.

Additional gains are expected in this industry in 2015, thanks to growth prospects and M&A activity.

Keep reading for the best tech ETF to buy to play the industry's growth and M&A wave.

$10 Billion China Investment Is Just What Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock Needs

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Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) stock isn't roaring ahead on an announcement that the network giant would pour $10 billion into a Chinese expansion initiative.

But this is still good news for a company whose biggest challenge is defending its already remarkable market share.

Here's why this move solidified CSCO stock's role as a great foundational play...

A Great Overlooked Tech Stock "Disruptor"

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Last week I wrote about my foray into online dating.

But my "hot date" ended up being lukewarm. That's okay - the great thing about online dating is that it is easy to meet other people.

In fact, this reminded me of my days in the trading pits: If a promising opportunity didn't work out as hoped, you took the loss quickly and moved on - knowing there were lots of other opportunities out there.

In a world where folks are busier than ever, that ability to find new opportunities - to easily meet new people - is the big attraction to online dating. That's why it has become a $2 billion business.

And that leads me to an online site that might be a really good investment. I'll tell you about it here...

These Tech Shares Make Irresistible "Takeover Targets"

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Editor's Note: Investors are being treated to a huge year for buyouts and deal-making, with the numbers topping $406 billion across the market. In the red-hot games and entertainment segment, M&A activity is taking on a strategic quality that has the potential to ignite returns for investors who pick the right targets. Here to run down the best companies vying in the takeover stakes is Bill Patalon...

I'm going to start by letting you in on a simple-but-powerful investing secret.

And that secret is this: Never buy a company's stock just because you're betting on a buyout.

That's a poor, poor bet.

Now, if you have a stock where you've identified multiple potential catalysts - and a buyout is one of those possible big-gain triggers - that's a different story.

And today we're going to tell you about two stocks where a buyout is one of those potential big-profit triggers.

So let's get started...

These tech shares have multiple potential catalysts that could trigger huge gains, and a buyout is one of them. Here's an up-close look at two hot tech stocks...

Key Reasons I'm Excited About Tech for the Second Half of 2015

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I forecasted a good year for tech investing for my Strategic Tech Investor readers.

After the tepid first quarter - a 0.7% contraction in U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) - you might think I'd adjust my prediction.

On the contrary, over the following months, I've shown readers how the technology sector has led the market higher and driven the overall U.S. economy.

So far this year, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index is up 7%, more than four times better than the Standard & Poor's 500 Index's 1.64% gain.

Plus, as we move further into the year, it looks like that grim first quarter was a "blip" - not the start of trend.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at what caused that blip.

And then I'll show you some numbers that prove we're already bouncing back - and that will boost your tech portfolio for the rest of this year...

Why Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock Won't Be Hurt by Regime Change

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Since John Chambers stepped in as CEO in January 1995, Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) stock is up more than 1,500%.

But, next month he will cede control to the new CEO, Chuck Robbins.

Robbins isn't going to make any huge changes to Cisco. Here's how that will affect CSCO stock...

Two Tech Firms with a Retail Presence I Can Get Behind

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This morning I've got a $1,000 piece of useless high-tech hardware hanging over my fireplace at home in Oregon. It used to be a fabulous 50-inch Samsung SmartHub television.

Today I'll tell you a story about what's happened because it illuminates something critically important when it comes to your money - why you won't see me recommend a single retail tech stock - save two.

That may strike you as odd given how often we've spoken about Technology as one of the six Unstoppable Trends we're following, but there's a reason.

Several, actually.

Beginning with an experience that may hit close to home for you, too... and fortunately is going to point us to the only two retail tech stocks I recommend as a "buy."

Four Tech Industry Terms That Will Make You Money

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Cutting through the tech industry jargon can be difficult - there are so many new terms surfacing every other day. And everything seems to progress so fast it's almost futile to try to understand.

We get that. It's our job to get that. We're here to sift through all the technobabble to bring you the pertinent information on how to profit.

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Our 2015 Top Stock Picks Show IT Underdogs AVGO, CTSH Moving Up

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Our 2015 top stock picks show that it's been a good year for information technology and data center solutions.

But we're not as thrilled about companies like International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and its sudden turnaround in stock price.

Here's what we're more excited about this year...