Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) -- Bi-Monthly Update
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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 it is always an excellent contributor to my Analytics. Unfortunately, I suggest it is beginning to tell a Bearish Story. . . My Forecasting of Microsoft over the years has been near perfect. From a December low of $26 to a present price of $36 isn't bad for a Company like Microsoft. That was Forecast too!
My Forecast is not as bright as you may think! (I will be more specific upon request).
If you own or are considering owning a Big Software / etc. Companies, the securities have definitely become a mixed bag. Mostly strong but like always you need to find the best through being very selective. Microsoft 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 - 40%) 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 or compared to a number of peer Companies. Plainly stated they are improving but Flat.
My Opinion is to HOLD in anticipation of taking profits.
Fundamentally: My Analytics (weighting) for my Fundamental Valuation play a vital role in profitable managing money. At this time my Valuations of (MSFT) are not as positive at perhaps you are being told by other sources. Plainly stated they are Improving and then Descending again. This does not make for a positive fundamental valuation of any Company.
Technically: Even with this fine Company, my Indicators are notably breaking down. It is only currently slightly off its highs of $35 selling for $33. The next rally is coming soon and that will tell a compelling story as to the future direction of the price of (MSFT).
I will personally and promptly reply to any serious investor's inquiry as to my very cautious position for (MSFT) !
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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 do their homework and "Invest Wisely." Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has taken some big hits over the years.
URL for (20-years of -(MSFT): http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=MSFT&p=W&yr=20&mn=0&dy=0&id=p37471439789&a=310675869
A Rather Unique Chart / Graphic on (MSFT):
URL for this representation of - (MSFT): http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=MSFT&p=W&yr=1&mn=6&dy=0&id=p96514067251&a=311487326
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