Investing In India – ETFs

This article also appeared at The Motley Fool. India is one of the major emerging market economies. The Indian stock market is well established and the roots of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) go all the way back to the mid 1800s, making it the oldest in Asia. It is the 10th largest stock exchange…

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Rethinking Apple and Amazon – All About The Cash

This article also appeared on The Motley Fool. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) could not be more different in their corporate philosophies regarding profits and cash. Amazon spends almost every dime it earns, keeping the net profit down as close to zero as possible. Apple, on the other hand, keeps most of it…

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Analyzing Apple’s Guidance

This article also appeared at The Motley Fool. In Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Investor Conference Call, CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer talked about the company’s new method of issuing guidance. This is what their release said: Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2013 second quarter: • revenue between $41 billion and…

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The Game of Predicting Apple’s Earnings

This article also appeared at The Motley Fool Every quarter there are hundreds if not thousands of articles and posts from amateurs and professionals alike predicting Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) Earnings. Most of them are based on attempting to estimate how many iPhones, iPads, Macs, etc. Apple sells, and in the process attempting to predict component…

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Investing in the Future of Mobile Devices Part 1 – Hardware

This article also appears at The Motley Fool. However, device makers are not the only beneficiaries of the ongoing smartphone and tablet boom. The companies that make the phone and tablet innards are worth looking at, and I’ve dug up the gems for you. Currently most mobile devices use processors based on technology licensed from ARM…

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The Real Dividend Stocks and How to Find Them

This article also appeared at The Motley Fool. I’m always on the hunt for good dividend payers so I try and read articles and posts on good dividend paying stocks mostly to come away disappointed with stocks paying 2% – 4% dividends. That is not good. Doesn’t matter if the dividend is growing or has…

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A Techie’s Guide To The Future Of Tech Stocks: Intel

This article also appeared at The Motley Fool. This is a part of a series of articles that covers the biggest names in Technology from a dual perspective of an advanced consumer and an investor. So far I have covered Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon. Next up is Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). Intel’s stock has been…

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A Techie’s Guide to the Future of Tech Stocks: Google

This is a part of a series of articles that covers the biggest names in technology from a dual perspective of an advanced consumer and an investor. So far I have covered Microsoft, Apple and Amazon. Next up is Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). This article also appears at The Motley Fool. In my coverage of Amazon…

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Voluntary Corporate Action from CAT – Funny

So Caterpillar (CAT) wants to offer shareholders who own less than 100 shares the option to round up to 100. When I got the notice I hoped that this would be at some kind of minor discount to the market price. Why else would I want to do that, right? HOLDERS ALSO HAVE THE OPTION…

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