Category: Tech StocksThe analysis published under this category are as follows.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Michael A. Robinson writes: Just weeks ago, the mainstream media was still talking about an alleged “tech correction.”
However, I see things much differently. The tech-centric Nasdaq Composite Index has gained some 6.5% so far this year. That’s more than double the Dow Jones Industrial Average‘s 3% gain.
This is great news I just had to share with you.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Michael A. Robinson writes: Instead of a suit and tie or my Silicon Valley uniform of button-down shirt and zippered v-neck sweater, today I’m donning black and white stripes. That’s because I’m refereeing a boxing match between two of the biggest tech legends around.
I’m calling it the Clash of the Tech Titans.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Vincent El Hayek writes: “AMD Shares Crushed on Weak Q3 Outlook; Analysts Fret about Inventory, Intel.” The headline, one of many articles that ran in 2012, spoke to the dismal future of the personal computer market. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was founded in 1969, and was the largest supplier of CPUs for PCs. In 2006, AMD shares were as high as $41 and AMD was in the process of completing talks to acquire ATI Technologies (one of the largest semiconductor companies in America) for $5.4 billion. By 2012, AMD shares had fallen so low that they were trading below the $2 mark. At that point, the common belief was that they would soon be acquired or forced into bankruptcy. AMD had gone from being an industry leader, to a shell of its former self, with little market share. Ultimately, AMD was faced with a choice, they had to completely reinvent themselves, or they were going to fail.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Tara Clarke writes: Investors looking for high-yield dividend stocks have previously eschewed the tech sector, as that's traditionally been a place to invest for growth.
Instead of paying out extra cash to investors, tech high-fliers typically reinvest cash in research and development, mergers and acquisitions, and other classic "growth" strategies. That's why their earnings - and share prices - grow faster than average.Read full article... Read full article...
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Dr. David Eifrig writes: Thousands of investors just learned a painful lesson...
They learned the word "exciting" comes right before big investment losses.
But there's one word that often comes right before investment gains, which I'll tell you about in a moment. But first, let's talk about Twitter...Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, May 09, 2014
Michael A. Robinson writes: 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.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Michael A. Robinson writes: Apple Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: AAPL) just announced a historic 7-for-1 stock split that will drop the price of Apple shares from about $600 all the way down to about $86.
Just weeks before, search giant Google Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: GOOGL) unveiled a split of its own – a 2-for-1 reapportionment that halved the price of this “Thousand-Dollar Club” stock, meaning you can now snap up shares at a more-affordable $530 each.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Beta versus VHS.
Apple versus IBM PC.
Android versus iPhone.
In the tech sector and in consumer circles alike, there’s nothing like a “standards” war to get folks talking. In fact, I’m betting that you’ve been involved in one or two of these friendly fracases yourself.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Big data is taking over the world, and Rory Armes and Ken Scott of Gener8 Media Corp. know why. In this interview with Streetwise Reports' Special Situations, the two Vancouver-based upstarts discuss the tribulations of getting in on the ground floor of the newest developments in information technology—and the many potential rewards.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, March 28, 2014
William Patalon writes: There's an old French proverb that says: Achetez aux canons, vendez aux clarions. That's "buy on the cannons, sell on the trumpets."
As a dyed-in-the-wool Contrarian investor, I'm a firm believer in the precept. In fact, back in the late 1990s, when New York money manager Anthony M. Gallea and I penned our book Contrarian Investing: Buy and Sell When Others Won't and Make Money Doing It, one of the opening lines was "Gloom makes us glad."Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Michael A. Robinson writes: Many investors think of Canada as the land of mining stocks, and not without good reason.
It's resource-rich and home to a legion of mining firms that produce everything from gold and silver to iron ore. Canada ranks among the world's top five producers of 14 mineral commodities and is the world leader in the production of potash and uranium.Read full article... Read full article...
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Michael A. Robinson writes: My smartphone plays a vital role in my life.
And I’ll bet the same is true for you.
My two teenaged daughters are active in school, and have busy social lives. My wife is a successful professional. And with my own frenetic schedule – headlined by the work I do here for you – the text messages I send and receive using my Apple iPhone are often my only link to family and friends.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
David Zeiler writes: now appears that rumors Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had an acquisitive eye on Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) were just that - rumors.
But the two companies have been talking, and almost surely about the planned Tesla Gigafactory, an enormous rechargeable battery production plant projected to open in 2017 and cost at least $5 billion.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
David Rubenstein, CEO of Carlyle Group, joined Bloomberg Television's Cristina Alesci to discuss WhatApp, Facebook and the tech sector at the SuperReturn International Conference in Berlin.
Rubenstein told Bloomberg TV: "I don't think that they made a big mistake. If that price hadn't been paid by Facebook, it would have been paid by Google or somebody else in my view."
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Michael A. Robinson writes: During the Depression-ridden 1930s, with the United States circling the financial abyss, an American industrialist named Thomas J. Watson Jr. gambled the future of his business-equipment company on an expansion plan that included wholesale hiring, investments in technology, and the construction of new factories.
For six years, Watson had his factories at full bore – churning out tabulating equipment there were no buyers for. But he believed in his plan and stayed with his strategy.Read full article... Read full article...