cloud computing

How to Hunt Down a Unicorn

As mythical as its namesake, a “unicorn” is a highly promising company – typically an entrepreneurial tech-based startup – with a market valuation of $1 billion or more, despite not yet having an established performance record. The term is derived from an article by venture capitalist and Founder of Cowboy Ventures, Aileen Lee. In her...

Buy or Sell? We Rate These Four Tech Giants

In this car crash of a stock market, it may well be worthwhile to focus on the companies that will largely endure whatever investors throw at them. Indeed, companies that significantly outperform the overall market. So let’s look at the “FANGs.” It was CNBC madman-in-chief Jim Cramer who coined the term when referring to a...

A Perfect Plan

I’m kind of a nut for military history. And I’m a huge fan of Dwight David Eisenhower. As Supreme Allied Commander during World War II, he had to manage mercurial and disparate personalities such as General Sir Bernard Montgomery and General George S. Patton. Later, as the 34th President of the United States, Eisenhower led...

REITs to Benefit From Hot Tech Trends

Two of the technology sector’s hottest areas of growth are data and cyber security. But that doesn’t mean much for income-oriented investors, right? Wrong! Today, real estate investment trusts (REIT) are poised to capture some of that growth and provide income investors with a way to capitalize on it. Exponential Data Growth There’s no denying...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

How to Play the Rise of Internet Data Centers

The world’s biggest technology companies are quietly embracing a huge new growth industry – one that was hatched with the birth of the internet and has soared ever since. You probably won’t read about it in the news, though. After all, these companies aren’t making or selling anything for consumer use. And it’s not what...

Investor Alert as Amazon Reports Q1 Earnings

For the past week or so, Wall Street has been knee-deep in tech companies’ quarterly earnings reports. IBM (IBM), Facebook (FB), Intel (INTC), Netflix (NFLX), Yahoo! (YHOO), and Qualcomm (QCOM) are just a few of the heavyweights to have reported. Later today, it’s another perennial big mover’s turn – Amazon (AMZN). The world’s largest online...

Apple to Be Replaced Soon?

Fourth-quarter earnings have been lackluster at best, yet this is the priciest market in more than a decade. As I write, over 100 stocks are setting all-time highs. Thousands more are within earshot of record-breaking territory. But don’t get spooked by the high valuations. Certain stocks have much more upside ahead. Especially the company that...

Schwab’s Stunning Robo-Advisor Announcement

What do data storage and basic investing advice have in common? As it turns out, they’re both in a “race to zero”… It’s well-known that computer hard drive capacities have increased exponentially, with costs per byte plummeting. And now, with the cloud computing industry continuing to cut prices, storage in the cloud may even become...

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