Adobe makes a big buy

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $258.91 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares o/s: 488.1 million; Market cap: $126.4 billion; No dividends paid) has agreed to buy marketing-automation firm Marketo for $4.75 billion.
Marketo helps brands track their customers’ actions online, from the time they get an email to… Read More

Profit from cybersecurity with these ETFs

Cybercrime can have disastrous consequences for individuals, corporations and governments alike—the 2017 hacking of Equifax provides a good example (see box on page 104). As a result, the multi-billion-dollar cyber-security industry is growing quickly as hackers and organized cybercriminals become ever more sophisticated.
Here are three… Read More

Six North American ETFs: 5 buys, 1 sell

The six ETFs we update below mainly hold high-quality stocks that are widely traded on Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Each fund tracks the performance of a major stock market index. That’s different from ETFs focused on narrower indexes or themes such as cryptocurrencies or biotechnology.
Of… Read More

Research spending keeps these techs on top

These three tech leaders continue to hit new highs. Those gains are mainly due to high research spending, which helps them develop new products and fuel their future growth. While that spending hurts their current earnings, recent acquisitions further enhance their long-term prospects. We see… Read More

Adobe hits highs

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC. $264.88 (Nasdaq symbol ADBE; TSINetwork Rating: Average) (408-536-6000; www.adobe.com; Shares outstanding: 489.7 million; Market cap: $132.6 billion; No dividends paid) makes software to create and share electronic documents as well as digitial media.
The company’s decision a few years ago to switch to selling its programs… Read More