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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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