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Microsoft's Six Year Wagon Rut

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| The fact that Microsoft (MSFT) stock has been a bollinger band traders dream
| for the last six years is no fluke. People have been waiting for the XP
| Killer Windows Vista to come out for some time. Now it is out and Microsoft
| is still trading in the same channel.


Back to the past:

Microsoft's Six Fatal Errors

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| Last week Jackson ordered the biggest software redesign Microsoft has ever
| known, concluding that splitting the software giant into two independent
| companies was "imperative." In one of the few court-ordered breakups over the
| past 100 years, the judge endorsed the government's plan to create one
| company that would sell Windows and another that would sell everything else.


Of course Micrsoft then started playing 'politics'. Even Bush came along to
turn a blind eye because it's imperialistic.

Microsoft Vs. The World


Days ago:

Ballmer Is Left With `Google Envy,' Sinking Stock

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| Bill Gates today turns Microsoft Corp. over to the sole leadership of Steve
| Ballmer. There may have been better times for a handoff.
| Shares of the world's largest software maker are down 22 percent this year,
| sales of Windows software are slowing, and an attempt to buy Yahoo! Inc.
| flopped. And Google Inc. is widening its lead over Microsoft in Internet
| searches, leaving Ballmer with a case of ``chronic Google envy,'' according
| to Jane Snorek, an analyst at Minneapolis-based First American Funds.


Microsoft (MSFT) PriceWatch Alert Targets 6.38% Downside Protection

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| Microsoft (NasdaqNM: MSFT) closed yesterday at $27.75. So far the stock has
| hit a 52-week low of $26.87 and 52-week high of $37.50.



Is Microsoft Aura Fading?

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| Yesterday's early relief rally reversed, and Microsoft's value has now fallen
| by more than $30 billion since it unveiled its bid for Yahoo on February 1.
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Microsoft stock drops amid slumping sales

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| Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software dominates the personal-computer
| market, fell 6.2 percent Fridayin Nasdaq trading after sales slumped, casting
| doubt on whether PC demand can hold up in a slowing economy. The software
| maker reported a 24 percent drop in sales of Windows last quarter and
| forecast earnings that may miss analysts' estimates.
| [...]
| "The risk is that Linux gets a foothold and then affects their long-term
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| revenue significantly."

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