Betting on Technology


As a one-time investor in Microsoft, I thought I'd see how their stock was doing. Well. Not so good.

IBM is up 20%, Oracle around 17% or so, and Google up 12% or so, since January 1st 2007. Microsoft are around -4.5% down. Scary stuff. If a multi-billion dollar coporation, who released a revolutionary new operating system cant make up its stock price, from an already low level - whats wrong ? One thing I can observe is that on the long term view, the stock has remained flat since Ballmer took over as CEO..

Thankfully, I no longer gamble on MSFT stock.. I sincerely hope my pensions dont either. Does yours?