Many software stocks got crushed over the past year amid rising interest rates, geopolitical conflicts, and other macroeconomic headwinds. Let's take a look at two well-known software stocks that make the cut: Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM). A decade ago, Microsoft was considered an aging tech giant that had run out of room to grow.
If you want to invest in Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL)(NASDAQ: GOOG) stock, you might notice that it has two ticker symbols to choose from. What is the difference, and which should you choose? In this short video, Certified Financial Planner® Matt Frankel discusses the different types of Alphabet stock, what other stocks use similar structures, and what you should consider before choosing.
Amazon is heading for a 43% loss this year. First, it increases Amazon's costs across the board -- from storing and transporting goods to keeping its warehouses operating. The company is a leader in two markets set to grow in the double digits this decade: e-commerce and cloud computing.