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Legal Mandate Sparks 4X Profit Opportunity

U.S. federal securities laws require all publicly traded companies to report quarterly earnings every three months. And the gains that follow a company’s stellar report come quick. Today, senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez will show you the best places to look for the season’s outperformers.

Patents Mean Profits… for Firms and Investors

There’s a new war breaking out in Asia. It doesn’t involve guns, bombs, trade, or any geopolitical posturing, though. Rather, leading Asian tech companies are “turning to patents as ammunition,” writes The Wall Street Journal’s Juro Osawa. And every investor should take notice. For years, Asian heavyweights like Xiaomi and Huawei have been content to...

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...

How Will Bitcoin Overcome Its Biggest Test?

Following the impressive rise of the Bitcoin digital currency over the past few years, criminals are stepping up their game. If you’re unfamiliar, Bitcoin is an open-source software code that offers a person-to-person (P2P) monetary exchange with no central servers. It uses mathematics, cryptography, and blockchain technology to facilitate transactions easily, quickly, and securely. Users...

The Future of the Industrial Internet of Things

In the digital age, we’re constantly on the lookout for the next big thing in technology – whether for personal use or to invest ahead of the curve. But having the keen eye to spot that Unicorn before the rest of the world takes tremendous insight. Many believe that the Internet of Things (IoT) is...

Microsoft Goes All In on AI

Humans have always had a complicated relationship with new “technologies.” From awe to fear, centuries ago, Plato even worried that writing would adversely affect people’s memories. Modernity has had a particular curiosity regarding artificial intelligence (AI). From Terminator-style killer robots to emotive humanoids, the mention of AI brings to mind the many silver screen renderings...

Internet of Things: Nest Retires Revolv

At the height of the personal computer revolution in the 1980s, several companies saw the boom approaching and tried to profit from it by writing the operating software and making the machines that would lead the charge. The winners, of course, were Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) with its DOS software and Windows operating system, Intel Corp....

Oil Giant to Lose AAA Credit Rating

Standard & Poor’s rates the creditworthiness of roughly 1,300 publicly traded, U.S.-domiciled companies. And only three of these companies are rated “AAA” – the highest tier. The first two probably won’t come as a surprise. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) have enormous streams of stable cash flows. And both of these companies...