Stocks and Investments

Investment ideas concerning stocks and other investment vehicles.

Why Microsoft’s Stock Is Finally Set To Reboot

Microsoft’s (MSFT) stock has gone nowhere for over a decade, trading in the $40-$60 range through 1999 and early 2000, and only occasionally breaking $30 since. Currently trading around $26-$27 ($27.12 on September 16 market close), it’s threatening to pierce $30 again. Several factors support the argument that Microsoft’s stock can achieve sustained value above…


Ford: One More Chance To Get On Board

With the S&P 500 down 14% (as of market close on August 26) from its May 2 post-financial crisis peak, now is a humbling time for most people who own equities. As battered investors try to parse out which stocks represent a bargain from those that are fool’s gold, one candidate is Ford (F). I…


GM: The Long-Term Investment Case

Early hopes of quick returns from General Motors’ (GM) November IPO have been dashed, other than for those who already sold at the right time. The post-bankruptcy shares debuted in November at $33, peaked at $39.48 on January 6, and are at $31.58 as of the July 8 closing. So are the shares, with an…


3 Developments That Can Unleash Cisco’s Value

For investors looking for a blue chip name to profit from global growth of information technology, it’s hard not to look at Cisco (CSCO). The San Jose company provides the “guts” of information technology infrastructure – enterprise networks, network routers and switches, and other IT products and services. Cisco’s closest competitor for its core data…


Why It’s Good to Hold Gold in 2011

With gold in the mid-$1300s ($1356.70 as of February 11 close), still within sight of its historic nominal high of $1421 on November 9, 2010[i], people who have accumulated gold and gold-related assets are asking if it’s time to sell. While it’s never wrong to manage risk by trimming assets when prices appreciate, I believe that…