Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Pulls Trigger on $3 Billion Beats Deal
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) finally announced today (Wednesday) after the markets closed that it was buying Beats Electronics for $3 billion, a deal that has been simmering in the rumor mill for three weeks.
The deal itself was no surprise, but tech pundits have driven themselves mad over the past few weeks trying to figure out why Apple CEO Tim Cook made the deal.Sure enough, Cook did talk about the deal. Here’s what he had to say…
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 10 Worst Tech Predictions of All Time
Breakthrough developments in technology are by their nature disruptive, and their long-range implications notoriously difficult to predict.
The worst tech predictions of all time have in common a profound inability to see the value of a new technological development and in particular why it will be a game-changer. But what's obvious now is almost never obvious in the nascent stages of any tech revolution.And these are downright embarrassing...
Stocks to Buy: Get the "Google of Russia" for a Bargain
When looking for the best stocks to buy, many investors avoid companies and markets that are tangled in bad news.
For many, it seems like common sense to avoid areas that keep generating negative headlines. But for shrewd investors, "bad news" can frequently generate very profitable stocks.And right now, Russian tech stocks are providing investors with discounted buy-in opportunities. This tech stock in particular has huge potential…
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...
Two Stocks to Buy Now to Profit from the $50 Billion Big Data Industry
Tech stocks to buy now: When it comes to innovative industries on the upswing, "Big Data" is one of the best choices right now, and the industry is full of stocks to buy.
Analysts note that 90% of the data we work with was created in just the last two years alone. Forecasts call for this sector to grow tenfold over a five-year period, growing to roughly $50 billion by 2016.Here are two Big Data companies that are set to cash in on this industry’s unstoppable growth…
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...
Why You Need to Be Bullish on Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) just announced a 7-for-1 stock split that will drop the price of Apple shares from about $600 all the way down to about $86.
Academics often dismiss stock splits as "book-keeping" maneuvers with little impact, but retail investors usually get pretty stoked about them.
This time around it's the investor who has the right take on this.Here’s how this AAPL stock split can give your investment portfolio a nice jolt.
Why Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Hit $600 – And Will Go Higher in 2014
Powered by an earnings beat and a string of shareholder-friendly moves, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock breached $600 on Monday for the first time since November of 2012, and now looks like it will challenge its all-time high by year's end.
The stock got to this point with the help of a strong dividend, a stock buyback program, and a big earnings beat. But there is so much more to come.Here are the catalysts that will keep pushing AAPL stock higher for the rest of the year…
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…