Archive for the ‘NYSE:XLK’ Category

Smart Ways To Play A Range-Bound Technology ETF

February 13th, 2015

investRick Pendergraft: Over the course of the first 25 trading days in 2015, the S&P 500 was caught in choppy trading. The index seemed to be extremely volatile, but in reality, every daily close was between 1,992.67 and 2,063.15. Read more…


Apple Inc. (AAPL): Why The Stock Is Undervalued

February 4th, 2015

in focus spotlightGeorge Leong:  Tim Cook must be pleased with the results of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Heck, the company sold an amazing 74.5 million “iPhones” and has become the top seller of smartphones in China, surpassing rival Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Read more…


Apple Inc. (AAPL): Best Quarter Ever Is Just A Start

February 3rd, 2015

apple buzzMichael Robinson:  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just reported the biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company – $18 billion in net income over the last three months of 2014. And CEO Tim Cook says his company made a “staggering” number of iPhone Read more…


Apple Inc. (AAPL) Focused Tech ETFs To Bet On For The Holiday Season

December 10th, 2014

in focus spotlightThere seems to be no looking back for the tech behemoth Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The share prices of the world’s largest company have been riding high since the start of the year on a slew of good news that promises growth. Read more…


These Investments Stand the Test of TIME

December 9th, 2014

time1In March, I wrote about four sectors that usually do well during periods of economic growth. The acronym TIME is an easy way to remember them. The sectors are technology, industrials, materials and energy. All four sectors tend to outperform the broader market over long periods of time, though of course any of them could Read more…


Trouble Ahead For The Tech Sector?

October 21st, 2014

market cautionAre big misses by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) signs there’s trouble ahead for the tech sector? Read more…


Apple Inc. (AAPL) Beats Market For Past Week

October 16th, 2014

in focus spotlightDuring the past week (Tuesday to Tuesday), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock rose and then fell, ending up completely unchanged. This was substantially better than the market as a whole, with the major indexes plunging Read more…


eBay Inc, Yahoo! Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, International Business Machines Corp.: Tech Stocks To Watch

October 14th, 2014

wall-street-etfJim Bach: A slew of company demergers and business shakeups have made this quarter the “put up or shut up” moment for many of the tech sector’s biggest stocks to watch. Read more…


Technology Dividends Offer Sound Income Opportunity

October 9th, 2014

opportunityDavid Fabian: The world of dividend investing has traditionally been dominated by companies in the utility, financial, and consumer goods spaces. These stalwart sectors are known to offer strong and consistent cash flow models Read more…


The Changing Of The Tech CEO Guard

October 2nd, 2014

facebook nasdaqMichael Robinson: The tech landscape is shifting rapidly, and no fewer than 10 top tech companies have recently installed new CEOs who were brought in to improve their companies’ operations, cash flow, and profits. Read more…


Managing Stock Market Risk In A Schizophrenic Environment

September 24th, 2014

bearbull21Chris Ciovacco: Stocks tried to regain their short-term mojo Wednesday following some better than expected economic data and a development on the regulatory front. Read more…


A Rational Look At Stock Market Risk

September 23rd, 2014

wall-street-etfChris Ciovacco:  Group of 20 finance chiefs and central bankers said current risks include uneven growth and the possibility of excessive risk-taking in a low interest rate environment. They also pointed out that when push Read more…


3 ETFs Overlooked By Investors

September 16th, 2014

new etfsAfter lagging for most of 2013, technology stocks have strongly reappeared this year with substantial improvements in earnings and revenue growth rates as well as beat ratios. The sector emerged as a winner in the Q2 earnings season Read more…


Apple Inc. (AAPL): Why The Stock Price Will Continue To Rise

September 10th, 2014

stock price surgeDavid Zeiler: At its special event today (Tuesday), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) proved it still has plenty of innovative fire in its belly. Read more…


A Big Pop Coming In Tech Stocks?

September 3rd, 2014

technical chart lookChris Ciovacco: Regular readers know we are not big fans of forecasting outcomes in the financial markets. However, assessing investment probabilities based on evidence we have in hand is a value-add exercise. Read more…


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