On Monday, the Nasdaq index topped 4,000 - its highest level in 13 years. But unlike the last time this happened, during the notorious dot-com boom, tech stocks are not the prime driving force. The sector that's been pushing the Nasdaq higher this time around is soaring because the companies in it are making gobs of money - and have the potential to make much more.
Best Tech Investments 2013
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- Apple Stock Price Headed Higher Despite Muddled Earnings
- 4D Printing Potential Makes Me Drool
- Is This Man the Next Microsoft CEO?
- Why the Apple Stock Price Is Up - And Going Higher
- Why BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) Stock Price Keeps Falling
- Guys Like This Can Make You Rich
- The Icahn Lift: Let Carl Icahn Give You Double-Digit Gains
- Why the Best Investments in Tech Right Now Stem from This Industry
- Is Apple Stock A Buy?
- Best Investments 2013: 28% Gain a Preview of What Cybersecurity Can Offer
The markets weren’t quite sure what to make of Apple’s murky earnings report, as its shares lost, then gained, and then lost again after the release. But Shah Gilani couldn’t be happier with its overall performance. Even the “Reluctant Bull” had trouble hiding his enthusiasm for the stock.
After more than 30 years in the markets, I've seen all kinds of new technologies that are supposed to change the world. Most are pumped by little-known companies with overly hyped marketing, aggressive underwriters, and little more than vaporware. To say I'm jaded would be an understatement.
But I ran across something recently that positively made my mouth drop.
We already know about 3D printing. It's all the rage right now, because you can buy a printer for a few thousand bucks and cook up whatever your computer can plot.
But 4D printing?
I don't know whether to be terrified or excited as all hell about this.
There's a shake-up brewing in the business world. Al Mulally, CEO of a rejuvenated, refocused, and red-hot Ford Motor Company, may be heading over to Microsoft, where CEO Steve Ballmer is retreating under fire. Under Mulally, Ford went from the brink of bankruptcy and irrelevance to one of the the most solid performers on Wall Street. Can Mulally do the same thing for Microsoft and move it back into the "Buy" column? Keith Fitz-Gerald joins FOX Business' Neil Cavuto to tackle this question, along with McDonalds' newest strategy and the effect of the looming government shutdown on Wall Street.
But just when it looked like the Apple bears might be right, the company started to gain back lost ground.
BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) stock suffered a black eye last week, but now a white knight hopes to turn things around for the company.
BBRY plunged 17% Friday after the company announced it's anticipating a quarterly loss of nearly $1 billion, due largely in part to the failure of the new BlackBerry 10 line of phones. The BB10s were supposed to be the shot in the arm the ailing company needed.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Most investors haven't heard of the man you're about to meet. But they'll certainly wish they had...
He's an executive with the storied Fairchild Semiconductor Int. Inc. (NYSE: FCS) - one of the original Silicon Valley chip makers that played an integral role in the computer revolution.
But don't expect to hear him extolling the virtues of semiconductors.
He's working on something bigger now.
In fact, now that I've seen his research firsthand, demand for this rapidly growing technology could be twice as big as I predicted a month ago here in Money Morning.
Carl Icahn pioneered the strategies commonly used by what we now call "activist shareholders." While he's unloved by CEOs everywhere, savvy investors who keep a close watch on Icahn can themselves profit from his moves. We tell you how.
Money Morning Defense and Technology Specialist Michael A. Robinson has been saying how "Big Data" will deliver some of the best investments in technology that we've ever seen...
You see, by 2009, almost every midsized-to-large company in the U.S. economy was storing more than 200 terabytes of data. (A terabyte is about 1 trillion bytes, or 1,000 gigabytes, or 2 times the size of giant retailer Wal-Mart's data warehouse in 1999.)
Our Shah Gilani was right on target when he picked Apple on July 23 on Fox Business’ “Varney & Co.” Since then the stock has soared 19%. Now he tells “Varney & Co.” why he thinks it’s a great idea to keep buying more……
More evidence of why cybersecurity is among 2013’s best investments came Tuesday with Cisco’s deal to buy Sourcefire. Here’s why you can’t afford to miss this trend. Read more...