Stocks poised for Growth in 2017

The great thing is that there are many companies poised for growth in 2017. Investors that do their research and trust their guts should make money in the market in 2017, so Happy New Year!!

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Facebook’s Problems should Investors be Afraid?

History shows us that new technology is often used as a scapegoat for political failures. It also gives Zuckerberg reason to worry and act; and act he is by launching an effort to purge Facebook of fake news stories. Those stories give Facebook’s critics some circumstantial evidence to justify their attacks on free speech.

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Is Twitter Next on Microsoft’s Shopping List?

LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) might have been just the first name on Microsoft’s (NYSE: MSFT) shopping list. Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) could be the software giant’s next acquisition target.

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Facebook and Viacom Prove the Old Media is Dying Fast

The legacy media is dying faster than we thought. The first quarter earnings reports from Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Viacom

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Encrypted WhatsApp will Add Incredible Value to Facebook

If WhatsApp gets a reputation as the most secure messaging service around it become the natural solution for financial solutions, ecommerce and other forms of business communications.

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Is Allstate Still a Value Investment?

Nothing to disparage Allstate here—it is still a good company—but the cash figures that Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) reported indicate it might be time to rethink some of our value investing theories. Tech companies, including Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), now seem to be outperforming insurers like Allstate when it comes to some of the classic value criteria.

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Is a Social Media Apocalypse upon Us?

Naturally, all this brings up the question of what happens if the social media bubble bursts. That’s hard to answer because I’m not sure that there is a social media bubble, although there is a LinkedIn bubble that is in the process of bursting before our eyes.

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Facebook Just Got Better

Alphabet and Facebook are showing that they are ahead of the curve; value investors should take notice. Smart investors would be well advised to keep abreast of these developments and add these two wonderful companies to their portfolios.

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