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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the world's second-largest company with a market capitalization of $2.1 trillion. It's trailing archrival Apple, which is currently valued at $2.5 trillion, but I'm going to explain why Microsoft has a growth advantage and could hit the $5 trillion mark first. The company was founded in 1975, but over the years, it has evolved from a consumer software company into a tech powerhouse at the forefront of gaming, cloud computing, and now, artificial intelligence (AI).
Most readers would already be aware that Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) stock increased significantly by 14% over the past...
The past few years have been a wild ride in the stock market. The S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) -- which is often used to gauge the overall stock market's performance -- declined over 30% at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, went on a bull run that doubled its value from March 2020 to December 2021, and then snapped back to reality, declining just over 19% in 2022. For new investors, this wild ride may be hard to grasp, but for investors who've been around a while, it reinforces one point about the stock market: Bear markets are inevitable.