What’s Next for Apple?

0 | By Strategic Tech Investor Staff

Kent Moors Iraq OilShare prices of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) have climbed more than 56% in the last year and are currently trading just below their 52-week high of $97.10.

But with reports that the new iPhone 6 will have a similar screen size as competitor Samsung‘s signature smartphone, some are wondering if Apple is starting to become a “follower” instead of a “leader.”

Michael joined Fox Business‘s Varney & Co. yesterday and discussed Apple’s strategy behind the bigger iPhone model. And he talked about where AAPL is headed in the long term…

Make a Windfall by Following the Smart (R&D) Money

1 | By Michael A. Robinson

Earlier this month, Sanford C. Bernstein, one of Wall Street’s “top” research firms, concluded that there is no correlation between big research-and-development spending and stock performance.

The researchers at Bernstein, who studied R&D funding at technology companies, called their results “surprising.”

They’re not. Instead of spending valuable time and dollars, the Bernstein researchers could have figured all this out with a single phone call – to me.

As someone who’s been in the technology trenches for the past 30 years, I know well that spending a ton of cash on research does not guarantee profits or stock-price appreciation.

What technology companies need are cost-effective research budgets.

To be fair, Bernstein’s study sounds exhaustive. The researchers went all the way back to 1977 and measured results over time frames ranging from one year to a decade.

Of the R&D winners Bernstein listed, three are companies that I’ve recommended as portfolio-boosters in the past here in Strategic Tech Investor. These are firms that use their research dollars wisely and get market-beating gains in return.

Today, I’m going to tell you about how all three should continue to be strong performers thanks to their effective R&D budgets. Plus, I’m going to tell you how all three are great ways to cash in on tech’s continuing stock-market dominance…