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My Biography: In 2001, I retired and now permanently reside in Mexico. After 5 years of managing my own affairs, I resumed my career in 2007 as a financial analyst / asset manager. My career began while in University as a – manual chartist for some wealthy Investors, who had a fancy math formula... More
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    Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) -- Bi-Monthly Update

    I just completed my weekly study of all my High Profile Technology / Software - - Indexes, Companies and ETFs. This is a study that is more than a treat for me to do because I get to update and explore Companies like (MSFT). Each time, it supports my Methodology of "Investing Wisely."

    My objective is to identify changing trends for my Forecasting Analytics. Simple stated, I want to have current notes to quickly refer to on the anticipated direction of this Sector and Industry Group.

    A Special Note for Seniors & Retired Investors - Dividend Yield: 2.91%

    I believe you folks deserve much better service and investment direction and guidance that either Wall Street or the Brokerage Community is / has been providing. Being a retired Asset Manager / Financial Analyst is a joy for me to assist you and meet your investment - needs, goals and objective. Peace of Mind for you is my mission. Let me know when I can offer you support. Perhaps reading my support article will be of interest. Just Click - - >

    This week's Commentary on - Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) - covers all of my Indicators, both Fundamentally for Valuations and Technically for Momentum. There is much to cover to provide my best possible Forecast and Opinion.

    Please connect with "My Focus Article." Click:

    Must Read!

    My Mission is to provide guidance and directions for conservatively providing consistent annual and superior profitable results for each Formal Recommendation I make to Clients. What's "superior profitable results?" Just Ask - You will be Impressed.

    For my Support Article for my Bi-Monthly Updates - Just Click - - >

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    Forecast & Opinion from my Study / Analytics:

    Microsoft Corp. and other Software Companies are tracking well. Although (MSFT) is in a strong Rally (with the recent mini pull-back) it is always an excellent contributor to my Analytics. I suggest it is beginning to tell a Bearish Story. . .

    My Forecast is not as bright as you may think! (I will be more specific upon request).

    My Opinion is to HOLD in anticipation of taking profits.

    If you own or are considering owning Software Companies, the securities are definitely a mixed bag. Microsoft Corp. is currently strong Technically but I have reservations about my Fundamental Valuation, therefore I have placed it on an Initial Bearish Forecast - "Warning."

    My Analytics (weighting) for my Fundamental Valuation play a vital role in profitable managing money. At this time my Valuations of (MSFT) are not bad but not as positive at perhaps you are being told by other sources. Plainly stated they are improving but Flat.

    A Twenty Year Perspective of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

    It has NOT always been like you are being told by so many who do not take the time to Invest Wisely. Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has taken some big hits over the years.

    URL for (20-years of -(MSFT):

    A Rather Unique Chart / Graphic on (MSFT):

    URL for this representation of - (MSFT):


    "Selectivity" is what I preach and is what separates the Average Investor and Mutual Funds from the profits that come with long-hours / hard work and "Selectivity." You might like to read my most-recent article on why I believe Selectivity is so critical for profiting in today's Marketplace. You might want to check out "Be Selective II - Just Click - - >

    Here are a number of the Component Companies / Peers in the Software Industry Group that I focus on rather frequently: MSFT, ORCL, SYMC, CRM, CDNS, NUAN, CA, CPWR, ADBE, VMW, ADSK, BMC, CTXS, PAY, CHKP, NQ, INTU, SAP, SWI, FIRE, RHT, INFA, NEON, JIVE, SREV, PMTC, CNQR, CVLT.

    If I can be of help just Email me. Serious Investors Only - Please!

    I also write Bi-Monthly Updates on: AAPL, ABX, AMZN, BAC, C, CAT, CSCO, CVX, D, DIS, F, FB, GE, GOOG, HPQ, IBM, INTC, JNJ, JPM, KO, MSFT, PFE, SBUX, SO, T, VZ, WMT, XOM, GLD, UGL, UCO.

    Smile, Have Fun, "Investing Wisely,"

    Dr. Steve

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