Microsoft Earnings: The Nadella Makeover is Working

The numbers are in: Microsoft (MSFT) reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings per share of $0.55 on revenues of $23.38 billion.  This is actually a pretty substantial earnings miss for MSFT—the Wall Street consensus was for earnings per share of $0.60—though revenues came […] Continue Reading…

Comments { 0 }

Russian Stocks: Contrarian Buy?

Here we go again.  First, the U.S. puts new sanctions on Russia, limiting the ability of Russian companies to raise capital in the United States.  Then—and much more disturbingly—a commercial airliner crashed in Eastern Ukraine.  News is still dribbling […] Continue Reading…

Comments { 0 }

Friday StockTwits Banter: Portugal Telecom

It’s been an ugly week in world news. Most of the headlines are focused on the Malaysian Airlines plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine and on the “mini-war” being waged in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. But […] Continue Reading…

Comments { 1 }

Straight Talk Money: the Fed, the Microsoft Layoffs and More

In my most recent appearance on Mike Robertson’s Straight Talk Money radio show this Thursday, we covered everything from the outlook for IBM (IBM) and Microsoft (MSFT) to the Fed’s effect on bond yields. Listen in to learn all about […] Continue Reading…

Comments { 0 }

How Not To Get Madoffed

This week, I start by touching on the “mini-scare” we just had out of Europe’s banking system last week, as Portugal’s Banco Espírito Santo gave investors a reminder of the “bad old days” of 2011-2012. Related to that, I put together a guide of what not to do in your finances, with a special emphasis on how to avoid getting scammed—or “Madoffed,” as we say in the post-Bernie-Madoff era. […] Continue Reading…

Comments are closed

This material is provided for informational purposes only, as of the date hereof, and is subject to change without notice. This material may not be suitable for all investors and is not intended to be an offer, or the solicitation of any offer, to buy or sell any securities.