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…
What the Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Bond Deal Is Really Telling Us
Apple Inc. sold about $12 billion worth of bonds Tuesday, almost exactly one year after it conducted a monster $17 billion bond sale.
But that's a lot of debt to take on when you have $150 billion of cash and marketable securities on your balance sheet and free cash flow of about $40 billion per year.
So why do it?As odd as it may seem, it's actually all the government's fault...
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.
What to Do with Amazon.com's (Nasdaq: AMZN) "No Big Surprises" Earnings Report
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock surged to finish up 3.87% at close today (Thursday) ahead of its Q1 2014 earnings reveal. Shares continued to rally in after-hours trading, up another 0.8 % around 4:45 p.m. EDT.
"I don't care whether Amazon misses today, I just care that it's the company's status quo," Money Morning Chief Financial Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said. "With Amazon, I'll take anything but no big surprises - only if there's a big surprise will I be concerned."
Fitz-Gerald was keen to watch two areas in the company's release today to hint at Amazon's future profitability: Amazon's shipping model, and its sales.Here's how the company did - and how investors should react based on today's earnings...
Can Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Avoid the Microsoft Syndrome?
Although Apple Inc. stock is up about 8% on the strength of an earnings beat and several shareholder-friendly announcements, the real question is whether the tech giant can keep the stock moving higher.
But Apple today could easily turn into the next Microsoft Corp. in the last decade - a company making mountains of money with a stock that stayed flat.These similarities between Apple now and Microsoft then should be keeping Apple CEO Tim Cook up at night...
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Earnings Beat Takes Everyone By Surprise
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) pleasantly surprised Wall Street by comfortably beating expectations when it reported earnings for its March quarter after the market close today (Wednesday).
The tech giant also threw existing holders of Apple stock several goodies, including an expansion of the stock buyback program and an 8% increase in the dividend.
But while the stellar earnings report will push Apple stock higher in the short term,it will take more than that to sustain a push back to $600 and beyond...
Three Stocks to Buy to Profit from the $241 Billion Cloud Computing Industry
According to Forrester Research, the "Cloud Computing" industry will grow into a $241 billion industry by 2020. In 2011, the industry was valued at just $41 billion.
That 487% growth has investors looking for the best cloud computing stocks to buy.Money Morning experts have been researching the field and have pinpointed these three stocks as strong profit plays in the cloud computing industry...