We don’t talk about Research in Motion’s stock, unless it really goes up or down, all that often here on RIMarkable for several reasons. One of the main ones is because I am the last person in the world that you would want to get stock advise from.
The Motely Fool, on the other hand, is a place you should look to for investing tips, especially if you are a novice, so, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to discuss why they have listed Research in Motion (RIMM) the worst stock for 2008.
I will be the first to admit that the glorious run the RIM had last year will tapper off and even dip a bit, however, when you think of all the stocks that will get a rating by the Motely Fool, the worst is as bad as it gets, unless of course they are saving the “2nd grade grammar categories” of worster and worstest for stocks that will really suck this year.
That line about 2nd grade grammar was a little harsh on the 2nd graders. I used to teach high school English until I retired 3 years ago and you wouldn’t believe the number of people that are amazed that “woster” isn’t actually a word.
“woster” I believe you mean “worster”, you taught English? It would be funny if it weren’t the second spelling error, taper has one ‘p’ not two. If you are going to try and be funny with a spelling and/or grammar flame at least check your spelling and grammar.
Spelling bees aside…
I’d have a hard time believing that RIMM will finish as one of the worst stock picks for 2008 (with so many others that can easy take that spot). If we factor in all of the companies in the tech sector, I would have to say RIMM is one of those that will float above simply because of it’s earnings trend vs. other potential tech investments. Perhaps there isn’t a new ‘Curve’ or ‘Pearl’ hitting the market today, but I’m sure the demand to replace those old models on the corporate side will keep business going and earnings steady.
Yeah, a 20% increase would be nice, and I’d say reasonable, even in today’s market. Besides, there’s more to the name ‘Motley FOOL’ than silly predictions.
I don’t believe its the worst, but it may come down a little. I think they benefited from the iPhone release.
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