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Why SanDisk (Nasdaq: SNDK) Stock Is Down Big in 2015

The story of SanDisk Corp. (Nasdaq: SNDK) stock in 2015 is an unfortunate one.

It's still a great company dominating a highly important and growing market.

Here's a look at SNDK stock right now and whether it's among the best tech stocks to buy...

Stocks

Here's How to Invest in SpaceX if its Rocket Failure Makes an IPO Less Likely

The explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday looks likely to rattle investors' nerves enough to quash any talk of Elon Musk taking his company public anytime soon. But space enthusiasts have a way to get exposure to SpaceX right now, according to Money Morning's Defense & Tech Investing Specialist, Michael Robinson.

The failed attempt to resupply the International Space Station represents a serious setback...

tech investing

How to Become Immortal: Peter Thiel's "Fight Against Death"

Humans have always asked how to become immortal. From ancient China's "Mushroom of Immortality," to 17th century France's Philosopher's Stone, to Harry Potter's Horcruxes, it's a riddle that's plagued humankind from the beginning.

The difference is that now, the right people are tackling the question. People who can actually do something about it with modern technology.

People like billionaire tech visionary Peter Thiel...

Tech Sector

The One "Buy" to Profit from Tech Sector Semiconductor Mergers

The tech sector is bonding: Avago Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: AVGO) recently agreed to pay $37 billion for Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM).

Back in March, NXP Semiconductors NV (Nasdaq: NXPI) said it's making an $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. (NYSE: FSL).

With all the semiconductor mergers and acquisitions (M&As) happening, there's only one sure way to cash in on them all...

Tech Investing

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

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...

Tech Investing

Two Tech Firms with a Retail Presence I Can Get Behind

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."

Semiconductor industry

Intel Stock Needs the Altera Deal to Happen (INTC) (ALTR)

Intel stock nudged up today (Friday) as yet another report hinted that the iconic chipmaker was close to an acquisition of Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR) for $15 billion.

It was just the latest rumor of a merger between the two companies. The news sent INTC stock up 1.46% – and for good reason.

Altera will give Intel a huge boost in the one area destined to produce the bulk of its profits in the years to come.

Tech

Should I Buy SanDisk Stock?

SanDisk stock is having some real troubles this year.

SanDisk Corp. (Nasdaq: SNDK) stock went on amazing run for three years – marching up 250%. But it topped out last summer and since has been on a wild ride. It has fallen 32% on the year.

$SNDK, $AMZN, $MSFT

Investing Tips

The Hidden Way to Play the $18.3 Billion Tech Sector Trend

We want to tell you about a lucrative tech sector trend that's flying under Wall Street's radar. We're talking about private equity's plunge into Silicon Valley in order to take advantage of software's high profit margins.

Because publicly held software companies are now regularly agreeing to be acquired and taken private. In fact, four software firms have been delisted in leveraged-buyout deals worth a combined $18.3 billion in the last 18 months.

With money like that flying around, you'd think this would get more attention. But Wall Street's ignorance is fine with us...

IBM

Is IBM (NYSE: IBM) in Trouble? A Q&A with Robert X. Cringely

How much trouble is International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) in? We recently talked to tech blogger and IBM book author Robert X. Cringely – and he sees a troubled road ahead.

Last summer, Cringely released in The Decline and Fall of IBM: End of an American Icon? In it he explores the missteps that left this once-feared, 100-year-old technology company to lose its edge in a rapidly growing tech landscape. Cringely has been following IBM's decline since 2007.

Here's what he had to say...

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