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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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

Today's Video Update: Biggest Down Week For The Markets All Year

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of and Co-creator of MarketClub, with your mid-day market update for Friday, the 19th of April.

Biggest Down Week For The Markets All Year
To say it has been quite a week would be an understatement. The markets have been largely pushed into the background and have been dominated by the news coming out about the Boston bombings. Even the earnings season has taken a backseat to current events. The bottom line is that unless there is a massive rally in most markets, they will close out the week with significant losses.

Most Equity Markets Close Lower For The Week
The S&P 500 and the NASDAQ have both flashed negative weekly Trade Triangles indicating that a neutral position should be taken in both of these indices. Only the DOW continues to remain in a bull trend and that will change should we see the DOW dip below 14,395. Continue reading "Today's Video Update: Biggest Down Week For The Markets All Year"