Consoles - XBOX 360, Wii, PS3

Its only a rumor on the internets but if a new PS4 and XBOX 720 are coming, get your wallet out.

Sony (SNE) share aren't doing much, trading flat at $17.40 and still only 7% away from their 12 month low.  Microsoft (MSFT) shares are at $27.93 and have increased 7.8% since

Dividend Stocks

Mastery wants both growth potential and a paying dividend for 2012.  We turn our focus to Microsoft (MSFT), Verizon (VZ), and NY Mortgage Trust (NYMT).

Microsoft Corp (MSFT), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), and New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT) are three of our favorite stock picks for 2012

Let's dive into it.

Dividend Stocks

Mastery wants both growth potential and a paying dividend for 2012.  We turn our focus to Verizon (VZ), New York Mortgage Trust (NYMT) and Microsoft (MSFT).

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT) are three of our favorite stock picks for 2012

Let's dive into it.

Consoles - XBOX 360, Wii, PS3

What do the parent companies that make the XBOX 360, Wii, and PS3 all have in common? 

Microsoft (MSFT), Nintendo (NTDOY), and Sony (SNE) shares are all trading 9% and under from their respective 52-week lows.  Either this is madness, a great time to buy, or just a sign of the times.


Research in Motion: Crash and Burn

RIM - Large Hindenberg Pic

RIM shares tanked to a new low falling under $13.  Will the pain end?

Research in Motion (RIMM) hit another all-time low today of $12.95, shares are now trading just above $13 down around 3%.  That makes a 78% decline for RIM shares in 2011, its worst performance -- ever.  Mastery is tempted to buy RIM now that is has fallen to such a "cheap" level, however we believe it will slide further.


ROM SpaceKnight

We go back to a trusted security, the ProShares Ultra Technology ETF (ROM).

Instead of taking a risk on a given technology stock, buy the best with ROM.  That would be the ProShares Ultra Technology (ETF) (NYSE:ROM) which we talked up back in Sept.  The ROM is made up of tech giants Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM) and many more. 

Its time to Buy a Kinect

Minority Report - Movie Tom Cruise

Get ready to control NetFlix, HBO, Xfinity On-Demand and more 'Minority Report Style' via your XBOX 360 Kinect. 

Tomorrow (Dec 6th) Microsoft's (MSFT) XBOX 360 consule gets a big improvement and if you have a Kinect you are going to love it.  At first you will be able to control NetFlix within the system, but come early next year welcome HBO GO and Xfinity On-Demand.


Corruption

Wonder what your Congressmen are trading? They certainly aren't working together or helping the U.S. economy. They are however buying stocks and you should know which ones. 

Last week the Godfather of financial blogging Barry Ritholtz put out a great article that listed the top 10 holdings of our U.S. Congress.  Making the top 5 were General Electric (GE), Procter and Gamble (PG), Bank of America (BAC), Microsoft (MSFT), and Cisco Systems (CSCO).


 

Remain Calm, Don't Panic Sell

Officer Barbrady

Nothing to see here, stocks down on EuroTrash.  Its a big cut & paste.  Mastery recommends to review some potential buys.

Stocks are down again, but if you had listened to us last Friday you would be sitting in cash.  Thanks to the Super Committee failing and the continued drama in Europe, there was no other option but for stocks to decline.  Mastery loves some of the stocks that have taken it on the chin, including Microsoft (MSFT), Best Buy (BBY), and the mother of all financial companies Goldman Sachs (GS).


 

K-Fed

What's cooler than K-Fed?  How about Microsoft (MSFT) trading less than 5% from its 52-week low.  Then as cool as K-Fed is Crocs Inc. (CROX).

FYI, Microsoft (MSFT) is now under $25, trading today at $24.80 which is 4.64% away from its 52-week low.  We wanted to alert our readers as we said yesterday in Move over Doom, let's go Shopping (BBY, MSFT, GME, GE) to make an entry point under $25.  Microsoft is a solid company, a not so solid company that is trading close to its 52-week low is Crocs Inc (CROX).  CROX is 3.9% away from its 52-week low.  Crocs is trading at $15.56 which clocks the stock at a P/E ratio of 12.5.