The cloud keeps taking this software titan higher

The cloud keeps taking this software titan higher

This household-name software provider recently surpassed Apple as the world’s most valuable company based on market cap. It continues to expand in the fast-growing field of cloud-computing with a lucrative subscription model featuring high renewal rates.

Although the stock has gained over 20% in the past… Read More

Q: Dear Pat: I hold the following three U.S. bank stocks in my portfolio: Bank of America, J. P. Morgan Chase, and Citigroup. I would like a quick assessment on whether I should keep all three or sell all. Also, should I consolidate to one of the three? If so, which one?

A: The decision about whether to hold/buy/sell is a personal one, depending on your individual circumstances and what else you hold in your portfolio. However, in general, if you need/want to sell something from your portfolio, you are probably better off selling our “holds” than… Read More

These ETFs aim for stable returns

One of the key lessons from financial market history is that stocks perform better than almost any other asset class over long periods. There will inevitably be periods of heightened volatility or even sustained market downturns. But at the same time, a focus on high-quality,… Read More

Cloud focus fuels Microsoft

Microsoft recently surpassed Apple as the world’s most valuable company (based on market cap). That’s because it continues to expand in the fast-growing field of cloud-computing, which lets users run computer programs over the Internet.
That strategy relies on a subscription model and has cut the… Read More