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Why Intel Stock (Nasdaq: INTC) Is Up on Talk of an Altera Deal

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When word got out Friday that Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) was in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR), Intel stock rose 6.4%.

That tells you how much this deal would benefit Intel. Usually the prospect of a large acquisition causes a company's stock to drop.

But buying Altera will fuel Intel's already thriving data center business - the company's best answer yet to its failure in the mobile market.

What Altera brings to the table will end up being a huge catalyst for INTC stock...

Why an Apple Virtual Reality Device Is Good for Investors (AAPL)

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Evidence is piling up that an Apple virtual reality device is in the works.

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has posted several job listings in recent months seeking engineers with knowledge of virtual reality. A patent that surfaced last month described a piece of virtual reality headgear.

But is it a good idea for Apple to pursue virtual reality?

In this video Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald delivers his verdict on Apple virtual reality and makes a surprising suggestion for Google Inc....

Even with Apple Stock Price at Record Levels, It's Still a Good Time to Buy

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The Apple stock price continues to surge to new highs with the company's seemingly bottomless bag of tricks.

But at this point some investors may be wondering if it's too late to jump on the Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) bandwagon.After all, AAPL stock gained more than 62% in 2014 and another 16% in the first six weeks of 2015.

Yet Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald thinks buying Apple stock even at these levels is worth serious consideration. In this video, he explains why...

Tim Cook: If "Sitting Is the New Cancer," the Apple Watch Is the Cure

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook played diagnostician Feb. 10 at the 2015 Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco.

He voiced doctors' concerns that the average person lives too sedentary a lifestyle nowadays. That's why he is so amped about the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch (set for debut sometime early this year). "I use Apple Watch constantly in the gym to track my exercise. If I sit for too long, it will actually tap me on the wrist to remind me to get up and remove, because a lot of doctors think sitting is the new cancer."

The Apple Watch proves Cook has picked up on one of the most profitable trends in 2015: wearable tech.

We'll show you exactly why this soon-to-be $19 billion market is a great opportunity for AAPL stock - and how investors can ride 2015's wearable tech craze to their advantage...

Five Tech Stocks with a Bright Future in 2015

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Nearly two dozen tech stocks I recommended in 2014 beat the market - demonstrating that if you pick the right stocks and manage them properly, you can beat Wall Street at its own game.

Today we're going to take a look at several stocks that made us gains of 50% or better in 2014. Even better, these five tech stocks still have plenty of upside in 2015 and beyond.

You'll want in on these companies ASAP...

How to Profit from Elon Musk's "Space Internet"

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More than 3 billion people on Earth still have no or poor access to the Internet. Elon Musk wants to build a network of hundreds of low-orbiting satellites that will deliver high-speed, low-cost Internet to the most remote places on Earth.

But he won't be building this "Space Internet" alone. One tech company is already helping him make his dream a reality.

Here's the company poised to reap big gains by helping Musk...

5 Reasons Why Apple Buying Tesla Makes Sense (AAPL, TSLA)

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At about this time last year a lot of pundits were talking about Apple buying Tesla.

This week the idea got some new life when several camera-laden minivans owned by Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) was spotted in the Bay Area.

Apple has a ton of cash and needs to do something now to prepare for the day when the iPhone can no longer carry the company. Apple buying Tesla would give it a way into the auto industry.

Here are five reasons why Apple buying Tesla makes a lot of sense...

Why Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Will Bounce Back

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Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) stock is due for a quick rebound. The company's Q2 earnings had investors and Wall Street slashing its share price by 10% on Jan. 27.

But Satya Nadella - Microsoft's new CEO - is a visionary. He knows what it takes to compete against the other mega tech firms out there... and win.

Here's why we can expect great gains from Microsoft's new boss - and MSFT stock...

The Consumer Electronics Show Will Ignite These Three Profit Plays

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With 2 million square feet of exhibit space, 161,000 attendees and 20,000 product announcements, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the one of the hottest trade shows on Earth.

But the impact goes well beyond the numbers.

CES is also the single best place to gauge the state of Silicon Valley innovation.

And the 2015 edition of CES, scheduled for Jan. 6 to Jan. 9 in Las Vegas, will highlight some of the key tech trends we've been telling you a lot about over the past several years.

And the watchword will be "connectivity," says Accenture Managing Director John Curran, who runs the consulting firm's Communications, Media and Technology Group.

"The range of high-tech devices is exploding, and so is the amount of connectivity and networking between them," Curran wrote in a recent issue of Forbes magazine. "All this will be evident at CES like never before. We expect to see the 'always connected' consumer become more pervasive than ever as connected devices and services become the norm in new, emerging and traditional product categories."

According to Curran and other experts, the key tech topics at CES 2015 will include:

  • The "Internet of Everything," or IoE.
  • The "connected car."
  • And so-called "4K" TVs.

We've been talking with you about all three of these.

And the fact that they're going to be major points of focus at CES means they've emerged as major profit opportunities - and are worth revisiting again.

So let's take a look.

One Small Tech Company Could Be the Auto Boom's Biggest Winner

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Auto sales are rocketing.
In November, the industry sold $1 billion worth of new vehicles a day, setting a record for that month.
And this flood tide of new vehicles will have more cutting-edge technology than ever before, creating a perfect profit storm of two exploding industries.
This is the most exciting time I've ever seen in the industry since I began tracking it 34 years ago.
And here's the thing: Google and Apple are excited, too. They'll make plenty of money on this trend, as you're about to see. But the "pure play" here is a much better investment...

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Best Investments 2014: How to Find the Tech Stock Winners

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Today (Thursday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss whether the tech companies that are driving the market right now will be among the best investments in 2014.

Robinson believes the growth and earnings of tech companies continue to offer investors what they want - good cash flow and solid earnings. When Varney co-host Charles Payne points out that "Amazon hasn't made a nickel since day one," Robinson counters by saying that "each company has a unique story to tell."



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