Google, Microsoft, and what the Dell?

The soap opera for Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) continues with Michael Dell and Carl Ichan, the principal figures in this financial showdown. It's too early to say what's going to happen, but my money will be with Carl Ichan on this one. Michael Dell has had this time with the company and the stock which is what shareholders thought didn't do well under his stewardship. On the other hand, Carl Ichan has done very with his investments and has a track record of being a "disruptive force in the boardroom".

NEWS FLASH: Just this morning it was announced we are going to have to wait until the 24th of July when everyone is going to reconvene to have another meeting on taking Dell private.

Change equals opportunity and Mr. Ichan does represent change. He also has a successful track record and is holding substantial stakes in companies like, RJR Nabisco, TWA, Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Western Union, Gulf & Western, Viacom, Uniroyal, Dan River, Marshall Field's, E-II (Culligan and Samsonite), American Can, USX, Marvel Comics, Revlon, Imclone, Federal-Mogul, Fairmont Hotels, Blockbuster, Kerr-McGee, Time Warner, Motorola, Netflix and Herbalife.

Can Mr. Ichan turn Dell around? Fortunately or unfortunately we are going to have to wait until the 24th of July to find out the fate of Dell.

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So what are you waiting for? Let's get started right away!

After the bell, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is expected to announce earnings of $10.78 per share vs $10.12 per share last year. I will be looking at that stock today and doing a quick analysis of what I think is going to happen after the earnings are announced.

Likewise, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to announce earnings $0.75 per share vs $0.67 per share last year. I will also take a look at that stock today and see if Microsoft has what it takes to compete in the new mobile world.

Enjoy the video, and every success in your own trading.

Adam Hewison
Co-Creator, MarketClub

How the mighty have fallen on this Super Tuesday

On this Super Tuesday, I sense change is in the air ...

Change is an everyday part of our lives, to ignore change is often an expensive lesson that few can afford.

On this Super Tuesday, oh how the mighty have fallen.

If you thought I was just referring to Hillary Clinton, you would only be partially right.

Just look back a month or two, Ms. Clinton had a commanding lead in the polls and looked liked a shoe in to win the democratic nomination for president.

Now, lets take a look at another front runner, this one is in the stock market and not the political arena.

Google during this same time frame that Ms. Clinton looked unstoppable, was trading close to $750 dollars a share. By all accounts it seemed destined to reach $1,000!!

Now fast forward to Super Tuesday and we see Hillary Clinton fighting for her political life and Googles stock sinking below $500.

Both Clinton and Google are been challenged by powerful forces that are agents of change. On the political front it is Barack Obama, on the business front it is Microsoft.

One things for sure, Barack Obama represents change to a great many young people. Microsoft on the other hand is just so powerful and wealthy that it can buy and make change happen. Does anyone remember Netscape??? Well Netscape was the most popular web browser and used to commanded a market share close to 90%. Just like Google it to seemed unstoppable, unbeatable and at the top of its game. Enter Microsoft and within a few years Netscape was history, as it was purchased and absorbed into the AOL family and quickly fell into oblivion.

The point of this post is to illustrate that change can be a good thing and change always offers opportunities.

You can always learn new things and learn to profit from change.

One prediction I can make about the future that I know will be 100% correct is this ...

Are you ready?

Here's my prediction ... "Things change"

I have always believed that change equals opportunity. It's one of the lessons I learned early in life. You can learn about change here.

You can learn how to time change here.

As for the elections, may the best man or woman win.

As for Google and Microsoft ... well that's a whole different story that is changing everyday.

Enjoy this Super Tuesday, as one way or another, it represents a defining change for these United States of America.

Adam Hewison