Category Archives: MSFT

Generating Income Or Building Positions With Put Options


A simple strategy to generate income or build positions can be accomplished using options. For those not familiar, an option represents the right to buy or sell shares of stock at a specified price during a set time period. The … Continue reading

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Is Another Correction Coming, Or Is The Worst Over?


In July we penned an article titled “Market Correction on the Horizon? Use Caution Going Forward”. The major fear at the time was whether the US would raise the debt ceiling or risk, however remote, a possible default. The concerns … Continue reading

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How Companies Would Gain From a U.S. Tax Holiday on Repatriated Funds


This topic generates passions on both sides of the aisle. Those for a tax amnesty on repatriated funds argue it will generate billions in additional corporate tax revenue, fund pension plans, raise wages, create jobs, invest in new plants and … Continue reading

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Microsoft Report Card


Microsoft (MSFT) continues to churn out impressive results in spite of fear the Windows cash cow era will come to an end. Well that seems to be reflected in the stock over the last few years. We’ll take a look … Continue reading

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Market Correction on the Horizon? Use Caution Going Forward


Uncertainty around the world is spreading fear in the markets. Will Greece default? In and of itself, Greece is fairly small but the fear of contagion is real. How will any default affect Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Spain or worse, the … Continue reading

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Windows phone: A quick review from an average (new) consumer.


I finally updated our phone plan and we decided to take a chance on the windows phone.  The phone is a Sprint htc Arrive and was $99.00 with a 2 year plan.  After a few days I have to admit this … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Whether or Not Consumers Will Abandon Windows


One fear revolving around Microsoft (MSFT) is consumers will abandon Windows, their cash cow, before other divisions can pick up the slack. The question is; how realistic are these expectations? We’ll take a look at some data; make some observations … Continue reading

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Microsoft: Still an Attractive Play


Microsoft (MSFT) has flatlined over the last decade, but there is reason for hope going forward. Ten years ago MSFT was transitioning from a growth stock to a value stock. In 2001 the P/E was about 40, much too high … Continue reading

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Microsoft Still an Attractive Value Play


I posted my view why MSFT was transitioning from growth to a value play over the last decade titled, “A case for Microsoft” on September 24, 2010 (plus a detailed follow-up article here) and that view has not changed.  We’ll … Continue reading

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Microsoft could prove a good investment going forward by D Klein – 11/27/2010


In September I blogged “A case for Microsoft” in an attempt to explain why MSFT has been a poor investment over the last decade (Click above link to read).  Since then Microsoft has posted first quarter results exceeding most expectations.  … Continue reading

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