BrianNichols

Brian Nichols

Brian Nichols is the author of "5 Simple Steps to Find a Top-Performing Stock: How to Identify Investments that Can Double Quickly for Personal Success" and the critically acclaimed book "Taking Charge With Value Investing (McGraw-Hill, 2013)". Brian is a value investor, but emphasizes psychology in his analysis. Brian studied psychology in undergrad, and uses his experience to find illogical value in the market. Brian's favorite industries are technology, consumer goods, and healthcare. Brian also updates all of his new and current positions in his Motley Fool CAPs page.

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This iPhone 6 Feature Could Help Apple in China

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus, Apple might finally have products that allow for Chinese dominance.

Fri Sep 19

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Why the iPhone 6 China Delay Could Hurt Apple

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are notching big early sales, but they haven't been given regulatory approval yet in China, which could prove problematic for the company.

Thu Sep 18

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3 Ways Microsoft Corporation Can Hit A Homerun With Windows 9

If Microsoft is going to turn its bad fortunes around from Windows 8, then it had better do these three things with Windows 9

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Here's How Fossil Can Survive the Apple Watch

Fossil appears to be in the crosshairs of Apple with its new watch. It's got things lined up to be a real competitor. Will it deliver?

Wed Sep 17

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Here’s What’s Next For Rackspace Hosting, Inc. Following Its Strategic Review

Now that we know Rackspace Hosting won't be acquired, is it time to buy the stock?

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Here's the Most Likely Outcome to Sodastream's Takeover Chatter

To no surprise, SodaStream is back in the news with buyout rumors galore, but will this time be any different?

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BrianNichols published an article 9:21 AM

3 Reasons to Remain Skeptical About IBM's Cloud Performance

IBM's cloud boasts some rather impressive growth figures, but is the cloud really Big Blue's next big thing, and will it live up to bullish expectations?

Tue Sep 16

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BrianNichols published an article 3:34 PM

3 Reasons Groupon Stock Will Sustain Its Recent Gains

After a rough year, there are quite a few reasons to like Groupon stock.

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How Apple Pay Could Lead Apple to Billions in Profit

As it stands today, Apple Pay won't make much of a fundamental difference for Apple, but fortunately, with a few modifications, Apple can create big-time profits from the service.

Mon Sep 15

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You'll Never Guess What Burger King Is Selling

It's hard to tell what might end up pleasing diners and you can't always judge your food by its color.

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BrianNichols published an article 9:52 AM

3 Big Reasons Baidu's Success Won't Last

Baidu faces new competition as its market share of internet search continues to dwindle, thereby supporting an investment thesis that differs from Wall Street.

Fri Sep 12

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Why It Makes Sense for Twitter to Copy Facebook

Why would Twitter want to be like Facebook, and is it good for the company?

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What Apple and Facebook Can Learn From Starbucks

Apple Pay is here, and Facebook's version likely won't be far behind. In order to succeed, both should look to Starbucks for guidance.

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3 Reasons Carl Icahn May Be Seeking a Board Seat at Walgreen Company

There are three reasons why Carl Icahn and other activist investors would be interested in Walgreen, and two are good for shareholders.

Thu Sep 11

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Here's Why Restoration Hardware Holding's Inc's Growth Is Here to Stay

Restoration Hardware is being criticized by investors after its comparable sales growth decelerated in the second quarter, but thankfully, the company has a plan in place to ensure its robust growth is here to stay.

Wed Sep 10

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BrianNichols published an article 5:31 PM

3 Reasons Why Verizon is Superior to AT&T

Many believe Verizon and AT&T are equals, but that's not the case.

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Apple Disappoints, but GT Advanced Investors Are Missing This Sapphire-Related Catalyst

Apple is sticking with Gorilla Glass for its iPhone 6; therefore, sapphire supplier GT Advanced's stock is collapsing lower, as investors miss one crucial catalyst.

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Microsoft Corporation Is Risking Its Most Important Business

Microsoft is dropping support for Windows 7 while emphasizing the cloud, but is it a smart move?

Tue Sep 9

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BrianNichols published an article 3:21 PM

Google and the Chromebook Are Going Toe-to-Toe With Apple in Education

Apple might have looked like a runaway success in education, but that was before Google

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Michael Kors vs. Kate Spade: Which Stock Is the Better Buy?

Kate Spade and Michael Kors are two of the fastest-growing names in retail, but for investors, one clearly has a better risk-to-reward ratio.

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