Archive for January, 2012

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is Likely Not A Winning Ticket

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is Likely Not A Winning Ticket

The Wall Street Journal described the excitement surrounding Microsoft’s (MSFT) next “growth” product: Windows 8! It is a highlight of this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. However, while looking at the photo of smiling CEO Ballmer with Intel (INTC) CEO Otellini, I was hit with déjà vu visions of the Pennsylvania Railroad, U.S. Steel (X),... »

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Even Leading Companies Can Disappear Into the Sunset

Monday, January 9th, 2012
Even Leading Companies Can Disappear Into the Sunset

Buy-and-hold investing carries a wonderful vision: Find a successful company Buy the company’s stock Sit back, relax, and watch the money grow The problem is that most successful companies peter out, either meandering around some plateau, producing no return — or, worse, falling back with mounting losses. Many events and conditions can cause firms... »

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Cerner: Healthcare Plus Technology Equals Right Place, Right Time

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Cerner: Healthcare Plus Technology Equals Right Place, Right Time

Cerner (CERN) caught my interest last year because of its outstanding stock performance. It is a part of the healthcare field’s modernization developments that focus on coordinating and improving medical care through technology. The company’s growth shows in its results – long-term double-digit percentage gains in both sales and earnings. The outlook for 2012:... »

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