Technology and Telecom are helping the recent rally in stocks. We’ve discussed the tech sector at length in the past, but right now few tech stocks have the cache of Apple (AAPL). If the Nasdaq is up, Apple seems to be touching a new 52-week high. To say the ubiquitous maker of iPods and iPhones...Boeing Flies Higher With Global Growth (BA)
Boeing is on the short list of great American companies. I remember seeing mockups of the new 787 Dreamliners in Everett, Washington in 2006 inside the largest building by volume in the world. Boeing’s heritage as the premier US-based airplane manufacturer is impressive. The process to land the $50...Bank on Texas with Texas Capital Bancshares (TCBI)
The black cloud hanging over the financial services sector for much of the past two years is beginning to evaporate. Financial stocks rallied recently, and wise investors are giving the sector a fresh look. We’ve discussed the financial sector at length, noting that successful stock-picking in...Informatica (INFA): The Next Cloud Computing Winner?
With the Nasdaq poised to resume leadership among U.S. stock indexes, technology looks like a sector with bullish potential. Even so, smart investors know that picking the right stock will still be extremely important. One niche we like is cloud computing. We’ve previously highlighted the cloud...Rightnow Technologies (RNOW): The Right Play On The Cloud Computing Boom?
A few weeks ago, we talked about cloud computing, a phenomenon some market observers believe to be the “next big thing” in the technology world. I mentioned some of the bigger players in cloud computing: Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), IBM (IBM), Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT) among others. These are...AET: Seeing Opportunity Through the Controversy
If you follow events in our nation’s capital, you know President Obama’s health care reform package is controversial. The argument over a bill whose price tag could top $1 trillion has had a profound impact on the health insurance sector. Stocks like Aetna (AET) alternately suffered and...DELL: Sleeping Giant or Tech Dinosaur?
Investing in Dell Inc. (DELL) stock used to be very profitable. Texas-based Dell revolutionized the way consumers purchased personal computers. Dell was in the right place at the right time, offering customers the ability to pick and choose what they wanted in their computers. This approach was rewarded...Cloud Computing: The Next Big Thing In Technology?
One of the best reasons to invest in the technology sector is the evolutionary nature of tech companies. The truly successful ones don’t rest on their laurels after introducing an important product. They’re constantly looking for something else to spur sales and profits. A recent addition...CZZ: Buying Brazilian Sugar
Most investors stick with one game. Stock investors trade stocks. Foreign exchange connoisseurs trade currencies. Most investors stay away from commodities entirely. The low margin requirements and additional risk tend to attract speculators and repel the everyday investor. On the other hand, you...Should You Buy the Big Winners of 2009?
There are almost as many trading strategies as there are investors in the market. That’s why countless newsletters, stock services, and web sites sell their picks to anyone with a credit card. Investment publishing is big business. Though most publishers tack on tiny disclaimers saying something...