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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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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Intel Buys McAfee, Why?

Let’s start with the disclaimer that I own Intel Stock. After this acquisition, which I will try to fathom as I write this post, the stock is back down below the dismal level I bought it at. When I bought the stock it was with the thinking that “it can’t go lower than this” and…

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Year of the Tech Stock?

The Nasdaq is up almost 50% this year while the Dow is up almost 20%. Tech stocks are reporting stellar earnings with Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Google amongst others all beating estimates. If the trend continues, 2009 will really be the year of the tech stock. And it isn’t even really that much of a…

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Intel, Google and More Tech Earnings Reports. Good or Bad?

Intel and Google, both companies that I own stock in, both recently reporting. Intel reported spectacular results on Tuesday (as compared to analyst estimates and the previous quarter, still below last years results). Intel also upped it’s guidance. Positive news from Intel lifted the market up. Google was the next to report and even though…

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