Morningstar markets editor Jeremy Glaser studies possible impacts of the Facebook IPO controversy, struggles and turnarounds at Dell and HP, real economy weakness in the eurozone, and slower sales at Tiffany.
This quarter's distributions to shareholders are not a flash in the pan, says Morningstar's Grady Burkett.
Although the tech sector hasn't had the best earnings season, Apple, Microsoft, and others still have solid long-term fundamentals and are trading at attractive discounts.
Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: 17 months and no turnaround at J.C. Penney, a 14% drop-off for PCs, and more.
Investors could still benefit by taking a closer look at some firms with strong positions in mobile computing.
Rising interest rates have taken their toll, but as the Fed delays dialing back on stimulus, investors are poised to recapture some of their losses.
Patience and commitment are also required for shareholders to succeed.
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