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Friday Charts: The Only Asset Worth Buying on Weekends

This week, we’re mixing in some 1980s music references. So a virtual mixed media investment mash-up awaits you. It involves another friendly reminder to steer clear of Wall Street’s hyped-up IPOs, as well as the only asset worth buying on weekends. Yes, weekends.

Today’s Five Most Important Tech Charts

She’s one of the best in the business at spotting major tech trends before they happen. And since we’re all about spotting big trends early, too, venture capitalist Mary Meeker is well worth our time and attention. Particularly right now, too. Each year, Meeker releases a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation on the state of the internet....

Four Factors That Will Drive Home Automation

Within the tech world, there’s plenty of excitement over the potential for home automation – i.e. the prospect of controlling the functions in your home (temperature, lights, etc.) from your smartphone or from a single dedicated device such as Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo device. Frankly, though, a fair bit of the excitement is just hype...

Startup Firm Notion Hits Connected Home Market

While tech analysts and fans are excited about the potential that home automation brings, most consumers aren’t yet feeling the vibe. Sure, products like Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo device and the imminent arrival of Google Home from Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) have generated a lot of press and excitement, but the kinds of products they control...

Google Wants to Control Your Home

In my article here last week, I discussed how Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) unveiled a range of updates and new innovations at its recent Google I/O conference. Among them was Google Home – a dedicated in-home device similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo, combined with a huge expansion to Google Now, which has been renamed Google...

Google’s New Innovation Just Raised the Bar

There are several eagerly anticipated tech events over the course of a year that unite analysts, commentators, and geeks across the globe – from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) new product unveilings. The Google I/O annual developers’ conference is no exception. Held...

This Stock Offers Great Value and Big Upside

If you’re looking for one of the driving forces of the current bull market, look no further than the tech sector. Case in point: The Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) – the exchange-traded fund that tracks the S&P 500 Technology Index – is up a whopping 229% since the start of the bull market. But...