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Despite continued concerns over high oil prices and geopolitical risks in both North Africa and Japan, American equity markets have managed to rise over the past week, shaking off these worries in hopes of higher levels of global growth in other key markets. This has largely been due to rosy predictions over technology companies, which many believe are poised to lead the developed world back to recovery. However, arguably one of the most famous technology companies, Research In Motion (RIMM)–the parent company of the BlackBerry smartphone–looked to put this theory to the test last night with a key quarterly earnings report. [click to continue…]

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As the American economy continues to recover at a painstakingly slow pace, some sectors have been pegged as the likely leaders to pull the country out of the economic malaise. One of the most cited sectors with the potential to turn things around is of course technology where a bevy of new products and systems have boosted component companies in a variety of corners of this dynamic industry. Beyond the giants of Apple, IBM, and Microsoft, one company, with a special focus on the networking and information technology segment, continues to be a crucial one in providing a market outlook for the technology sector, Cisco Systems (CSCO). [click to continue…]

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This year has seen major innovations in the technology field, with products like the iPad and 3-D Television revolutionizing their respective industries. Today, Research In Motion (RIMM) followed the tech trend of the year when it announced its newest smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch, formerly known as the BlackBerry 9800. The long awaited product has been […]

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Ten iShares ETFs Every Investor Should Know (But Most Don’t)

by on February 10, 2010 | Updated February 11, 2010

San Francisco-based iShares, which was acquired by BlackRock from Barclays last year, has more than 180 U.S.-listed ETFs. But the distribution of assets is far from even across these funds. At the end of 2009, the ten largest iShares ETFs–only about five percent of the issuer’s product line–accounted for 50% of total assets. So there’s […]

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Does RIMM’s Slump Signal Trouble For Tech ETFs?

by on September 25, 2009 | Updated September 29, 2009

Research in Motion (RIMM), the Canadian maker of the popular Blackberry device, is taking a beating today, with its shares down more than 15% in early trading. The company reported weaker than expected revenue for the quarter ended in August and gave disappointing earnings guidance for the upcoming third. The news sparked a host of […]

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