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  • The Fall Of Bureaucracy Will Be The Green Light To Invest In Microsoft

    By Lennox Yieke - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, MSFT, YHOO

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is arguably the best innovator in the tech sector. Tech pundits actually argue that the problem with Microsoft is that it is always too early to the party, not the other way around. Microsoft was among the earliest players to advance the idea of a smartwatch and a smartphone. However, the things that held Microsoft back and prevented its great innovations from being reflected in the stock more »

  • Nokia Will Get a Free Push from Google’s Moto X Phone

    By Lennox Yieke - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BBRY, GOOG, NOK

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is spending $500 million to market the new Moto X Phone. This is significantly, if not suspiciously, high, considering that Apple and Samsung spent a total of $333 million and $401 million, respectively, to market their entire lines of devices in 2012. Why spend so much on just a single smartphone that doesn’t even stack up (spec-wise) against existing flagship products in the market? It is more »

  • What Long-term Individual Investors Should Know About Apple

    By Lennox Yieke - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, DELL, GOOG

    Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock has seen a significant rally after a 6-month pullback that saw it lose close to 18% in market value at a time when US markets were hitting unprecedented highs. Richard Ross, Talking Number’s contributor and Global Technical Strategist at Auerbach Grayson, argues that the 200-day moving average in Apple’s stock chart presents a visible launch pad for a text book correction. In view more »

  • Yahoo! Still Has Great Upside Potential

    By Lennox Yieke - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, YHOO | Editor's Choice

    Yahoo!’s (NASDAQ: YHOO) second-quarter earnings, released mid-July, prompted mixed reactions from the market. Critics pinned the 46% year-on-year uptick in earnings solely on the Alibaba investment, arguing that the real headline was the overall 7% dip in revenue. As usual, a few commentators went on about how CEO Marissa Mayer was to blame and how she had done nothing but dig a deeper hole for Yahoo!. While Yahoo!’s more »

  • U.S Shale Boom Will Have Minimal Impact On Alternative Energy Plays

    By Lennox Yieke - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: GM, SCTY, TSLA

    Fracking and horizontal drilling, despite being around for half a century and one decade respectively, have taken center stage in economic and political discourse over the past several months.

    The use of these two oil drilling technologies has facilitated successful shale plays in North Dakota and other oil rich areas in the U.S. In view of this, U.S oil production is expected to boom and analysts, doing what more »

  • You Don’t Need a Thousand Reasons to Buy LinkedIn – Just Two

    By Lennox Yieke - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, YHOO

    LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has arguably presented one of the most incredible rallies this year. Despite trading intimately close to its 52-week high of $207, it remains a good buy in view of the great upside potential. While bears retreat to their cave, citing a high PE ratio (which is typical of internet stocks) and alleged manipulations that have absurd conspiracy theorist roots, avid investors are realizing the golden opportunity in more »

  • Now Is Exactly the Right Time to Invest in Microsoft

    By Lennox Yieke - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, MSFT

    On paper, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an investment that any "right-minded" investor should avoid. Not only did its stock fall 11% in the wake of its most recent earnings report, the largest drop since the infamous financial crisis, but the company finally seems to be accepting the fact that the PC is on a sharp decline. Does this mean you should blindly follow the bears? Not at all; the reality more »

  • Where BlackBerry Went Wrong and Why It Should Reverse Strategy

    By Lennox Yieke - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG

    From a tech standpoint, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) still presents one of the best products in the market. However, its business edge is waning. As indicated in the past earnings report, the handset maker posted larger than expected losses. While analysts had expected BlackBerry to post earnings of $0.05 per share, it posted losses of $0.16 per share. Worse still, it expects to dip even further in the current more »

  • Missed the Coca-Cola Dip? There’s Still Time to Buy

    By Lennox Yieke - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: KO, MDLZ, PEP

    There was a notable pullback in Coca-Cola’s (NYSE: KO) shares following its recent disappointing earnings report that saw its bottom line dip to $2.68 billion from $2.79 billion in the year-ago quarter. As expected, witty investors were quick to capitalize on the pullback. Nonetheless, if you missed the dip, it’s still not too late to buy. Coca-Cola’s fundamentals remain compelling. This, coupled with the negative more »

  • Nokia Is Microsoft’s Endgame

    By Lennox Yieke - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT, NOK

    In mid-June, reports from The Wall Street Journal emerged that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) was in advanced talks to purchase Nokia (NYSE: NOK). Although it later came out that the reported talks fell through, the prospect of a similar deal still lingers. If you take a closer look at the intricacies surrounding the flowery Nokia-Microsoft partnership, you will realize that things are not as you would have imagined.

    Nokia had this more »

  • When It's More About Brand Than Innovation

    By Lennox Yieke - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, NOK

    Steve Jobs’ blueprint for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) was simple: unrivaled customer experience, exclusivity and working with small numbers. And once Apple got this right, its brand transformed into a cult of sorts. Just try making a hit at Apple on any platform and you will see the slew of disparaging comments you will get from irate loyalists.

    Apple’s brand is arguably the strongest in the world and, more importantly more »

  • What Next After Hitting $1000?

    By Lennox Yieke - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG, MSFT

    If and when shares of Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) hit $1,000, will it still be able to present the same solid growth seen in the past year? Going by its position in different segments in the industry, along with its strong cash position, Google could very well grow astronomically going forward. In addition to having $50 billion in cash & equivalents, which represents about 17% of its market cap, Google more »

  • Verizon’s Expansive 4G Rollout Gives It an Edge in Video Streaming Business

    By Lennox Yieke - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: T, S, VZ

    As far as 4G LTE goes, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is the top U.S carrier. It has managed to follow through on a momentous rollout in more than 500 markets and is only rivaled by AT&T (NYSE: T), though still remotely (for now). In view of this, AT&T is working around the clock to bridge the evident gap between itself and Verizon. As of this writing, it is more »

  • What Facebook’s Graph Search Means For Investors

    By Lennox Yieke - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: FB, GOOG, YHOO

    For the past year, internet companies have been making central changes in the way they do things. All these changes are happening against the backdrop of an increased need for a personalized web - a living web, if you may. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is now the latest player to follow through on integral changes through its new graph search.

    What is graph search and what does it mean for investors?

    Graph more »

  • Tesla’s Long-Term Prospects Overshadow Valuation Concerns

    By Lennox Yieke - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: GM, TSLA, TM

    Over the past year, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been a hot topic for analysts, particularly since April when its share price started trending upward astronomically. Since April, Tesla’s share price has gained over 200%. Ford and General Motors (NYSE: GM) pale in this regard with both recording gains in the 20-30% range. On paper, Tesla’s rally is commendable. However, critics argue that the stock is greatly overvalued and more »

  • Toyota’s Emerging Markets Strategy Promises Longevity

    By Lennox Yieke - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: F, GM, TM

    Over the past several months, a lot of media attention has been given to the impressive sales figures in the automobile industry. In the thick of the bullish headlines, there has been keen comparison between the automobile bigwigs. However, with major improvements across the board, investors can’t really put a finger on the real winners. With this challenge on investors’ hands, it is critical to look for the automobile more »

  • Three Reasons Why Tesla's Rally Will Continue

    By Lennox Yieke - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: GM, TSLA, TM

    For the past two months, Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) stock has risen more than 100% amid positive investor sentiment. At the outset of July, the stock received an upgrade from research firm Jefferies. The research firm ventured that there was still significant upside in Tesla, increasing its price target from $70 to $130. Much of this positivity is based on the belief that Tesla will be able to meet the more »

  • Why Zynga's Real Money Gambling Could Be a Pipe Dream

    By Lennox Yieke - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: FB, MSFT, ZNGA

    So, Don Mattrick was supposedly lured to Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) by a hefty $50 million pay package; an amount that could soar in the event he executes the much needed turnaround. Amid the excitement over the pay, discussions on Mattrick’s prospects continue to take shape. Going by Mattrick’s success with timeless game titles like Need For Speed and FIFA, expectations are brimming and the market at large feels more »

  • Smartphone Power Structure Back to 'Normal'

    By Lennox Yieke - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG, NOK

    Over the past half year, the pecking order in the global smartphone market has been brought to question in view of renewed momentum witnessed in Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY). In most technological circles, the argument for a third ecosystem has been rife as analysts and pundits argue out alternate, yet strikingly similar, bull cases for Nokia and BlackBerry.

    Now however, hopes for these two players seems to more »

  • Why You Should Buy Into the Banking Sector Now

    By Lennox Yieke - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, C, JPM, WFC

    Over the past several months, attention on Wall Street has been predominantly focused on the banking sector. Despite notable improvements in key economic benchmarks, investors are still taking a wait-and-see stance on banks. This comes amid uncertainty relating to the Fed’s infamous bond purchase cutback announcement as well as alternate reports detailing the seemingly huge risks in the banking sector.

    Regardless of these said risks, future prospects suggest that more »

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