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  • It's the 4th of July Money Morning Edition and we're celebrating US independence!
  • The US markets are closed today for the 4th of July public holiday. And, to celebrate our American friends' Independence Day, I thought it would be an excellent time to look at one of the most successful companies to come out of their capitalist democracy: Microsoft. ________________________________________ Recommended:   Why I think these gold shares could make 2019 the most profi... ››› more
  • [04 July 2019]
  • Looking back at the economic and business year in 2013
  • Before we charge on ahead with 2014, let's take a brief moment to look at some of the forecasts made by the popular economics and politics periodical The Economist. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two and make some better investment decisions in the coming year. According to The Economist in terms of the economic year, a clearer recovery in America, hardly any growth in Europe, a fair amount... ››› more
  • [02 January 2014]
  • How Nokia is reinventing itself for the better
  • Stephen Elop, Nokia's ex-CEO, said the decision to sell phone division to Microsoft was not easy to make. But it had to happen. You see, Nokia was once the world's largest mobile phone producer. But it fell very far behind its competitors. And so it had to reinvent itself in order to stay afloat. The deal with Microsoft will become final in early 2014. And then Nokia will be... ››› more
  • [29 November 2013]
  • Revealed: A financial clue that you shouldn't ignore
  • When you're hunting down a share to invest in, there is one financial clue that's worth paying attention to. If you find a company that keeps its profit margin consistent over the years, that's a great sign. Let's take a closer look at a financial clue that you shouldn't ignore… If a company keeps its profit margin the same year after year, then it’s worth delving deeper, Dan Ferris in Daily... ››› more
  • [08 October 2013]
  • How to invest in tech without losing your shirt
  • Investing in technology can be very alluring. For starters, there's the dream of making a massive profit on just one investment. If you can spot a tech giant of tomorrow when it's still a minnow, it can make you rich. If you had invested $1,000 in Microsoft shares in 1985, they would now be worth $450,000. And that's not including dividends. Read on to find out how to invest in tech without losing... ››› more
  • [03 October 2013]
  • Microsoft to reward shareholders for its recent poor performance
  • Earlier today, IT giant, Microsoft announced that it is to buyback $40 billion worth of shares and increase its dividend. This is in an attempt to reward shareholders for the company's meagre performance over the past few years. Let's take a closer look at what this means for shareholders… Microsoft said today that it to buy back shares worth $40 billion, reports Fin24. This is an attempt by t... ››› more
  • [17 September 2013]
  • Microsoft is to buy Nokia's mobile phone unit for R74 billion
  • Earlier today, it emerged that Microsoft will buy Nokia's mobile phone unit for €5.44 billion (R74 billion). The news sent Nokia's share price soaring 45%. Let's take a closer look at the deal… Finnish telecom giant Nokia saw its share price soar by 45% today, reports Fin24. This follows Nokia’s announcement that “it was selling its mobile phone unit to Microsoft for €5.44 billion”. ... ››› more
  • [03 September 2013]
  • Consumers find Microsoft's tablet hard to swallow
  • Microsoft released its latest quarterly results yesterday and the market was disappointed with what it saw. The company's share price plunged on the news. Let's have a closer look at what the results show… Despite making $4.5 billion (R45 billion) from April to June this year, Microsoft revealed “it would take a $900 million [R9 billion] charge relating to poor sales of its Surface tablet,... ››› more
  • [19 July 2013]
  • The alternative to Microsoft Office that won't cost you a thing
  • I used to think that if you buy a personal computer, you had to buy the Microsoft Office suite too. I mean, after all, most of the work I do is typed into Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Then I came across a website that offers software, with similar functions to its Windows counterpart… In fact, you can still edit and create documents in the Microsoft Office format!   But, th... ››› more
  • [12 April 2013]

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