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Is Microsoft a good investment?

Is Microsoft a good investment?

When it comes to tech stocks, few could ever hope to reach the level of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Founded in 1975 by childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the company has gone on to become a worldwide household name. This is a firm with its fingers in an...

Potentially transformational Guyana discovery for Eco Atlantic

Potentially transformational Guyana discovery for Eco Atlantic

This has to be one of the most exciting periods in the history of offshore Guyana. Indeed, the small South American country has turned into a hotbed of oil and gas discovery, and Eco Atlantic Oil and Gas (LON: ECO | CVE: EOG) was one of the first companies on the...

Best video game stocks to invest in

Best video game stocks to invest in

With so many of us stuck at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder the video game industry has boomed in recent times. After all, if you can’t leave the house for real, at least you can pretend to go outside and smell the pixelated roses. Likewise, with...

Open Orphan branches out amid infectious disease gold rush

Open Orphan branches out amid infectious disease gold rush

Malaria has plagued humankind since our very evolution. It infects hundreds of millions of people every year and kills hundreds of thousands. Now, with the Covid-19 pandemic still raging on, the mosquito-borne illness is on our minds more than ever. Critically, with...

Google post-earnings call: what you need to know

Google post-earnings call: what you need to know

Google parent Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL, NASDAQ: GOOG) delivered a phenomenal second quarter, soundly beating expectations thanks to growing online activity and strong advertiser spending. Revenue came in an astonishing 62% higher year-on-year at $62 billion. That’s an...

Netflix post-earnings call: what you need to know

Netflix post-earnings call: what you need to know

Netflix delivered a somewhat muted Q2 performance, coming in short of earnings expectations after a blockbuster 2020. It was always going to be tough comparing the quarter with last year’s lockdown world. Back then, people were flocking to the streaming site for the...

Microsoft post-earnings call: what you need to know

Microsoft post-earnings call: what you need to know

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) managed to beat expectations and close out an incredible year with a massive bang in its recent fourth financial quarter results. In the multinational tech giant’s Q4 earnings call at the end of July, chair and chief executive Satya Nadella...

Apple post-earnings call: what you need to know

Apple post-earnings call: what you need to know

It’s been an extraordinary time for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), which set a new third quarter revenue record in 2021. While the pandemic plunged most of the world into chaos, the tech giant has come on leaps and bounds. The continuing popularity of its first 5G phone, as...

What is stock market inflation?

What is stock market inflation?

Inflation is a major topic for economists and savvy investors. In short, it refers to the rate at which prices are increasing across the economy. It’s why something like a sandwich might cost $3 one day, but creep up to $3.10, or $3.50, or even more over time. One...

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