The PC boom has gone bust, and we are about to see the results ahead of Black Friday

The pandemic-fueled personal-computer boom has ended, so how will that affect demand and pricing for PCs and the retailers that sell them this holiday season? A sense of the fallout will be provided in the week ahead with results due from PC makers Dell Technologies Inc. DELL, +0.67% and HP Inc. HPQ, +0.17%, along with … Read more

Activision Stock Still Looks Like a Buy. Here’s Why.

Back in July, Barron’s made the case for buying Activision Blizzard stock in anticipation of Microsoft closing its $69 billion acquisition of the company. With Activision shares trading at a significant discount to the deal price, the stock looked closest to a sure thing in an increasingly uncertain market. Four months later, the risks of … Read more

Microsoft, Alphabet Deliver Sad News About the Economy

Microsoft  (MSFT)  and Alphabet  (GOOGL)  confirm fears that the economy is not doing well. The two tech giants kicked off the big tech earnings season on Oct. 25 by sending red flags about the current downturn.  Their warnings can be summed up in one sentence: the health of the economy is not good and it … Read more

Apple to launch a foldable iPad rather than iPhone in 2024: Analyst

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at an event at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, on Sept. 7, 2022. At a presentation dubbed Far Out, Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 14 line, a fresh slate of smartwatches and new AirPods. Nic Coury | Bloomberg | Getty Images Apple will likely launch an … Read more

Roblox stock rockets 20% on ‘impressive’ turnaround from yearlong slide

Roblox Corp. shares headed for their best performance in nearly a year Monday, after the youth-oriented social-media platform reported figures for September that suggested a turnaround from a yearlong slog. Roblox RBLX, +22.16% reported September bookings and daily active user figures Monday that suggested a better-than-expected trajectory for the quarter, and shares took off. By … Read more

The Bad Year of Chipmakers AMD, Nvidia and Intel Turns Into a Nightmare

It’s a bad dream that slowly turned into a nightmare.  And this nightmare doesn’t seem to want to end.  The year 2022 has been a painful journey for semiconductor manufacturers.  Following the example of AMD  (AMD) , Nvidia  (NVDA)  and Intel  (INTC) , which are the three main players in the sector, 2022 is a … Read more

Elon Musk says Twitter will eventually be part of ‘X, the everything app’

Elon Musk has a new plan for Twitter Inc. after giving up a legal battle and agreeing to pay $44 billion for the company Tuesday. ““Buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app”” — Elon Musk That tweet was Musk’s first public statement Tuesday about the decision, which was revealed in a … Read more

It’s Time to Buy Tech Again. Here Are 20 Stocks to Start With.

One cruel truth the stock market confirmed this past week is that trying to pick the bottom for technology stocks is a fool’s errand. The Nasdaq Composite terrible September—it was down 10.5% on the month—has made the bottom-fishing that took place over the summer look ill-advised. As I’ve noted before, the first downturn in tech … Read more