7 IOT Stocks to Buy As the World Embraces a Hyper-Connected Future

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Investors should understand the broad topic itself before launching into a purchase of IOT stocks. The “internet of things” (IOT) promises to change our lives and society in dramatic fashion. As technology allows internet connectivity with everyday objects — combined with powerful data analytics — a new paradigm opens. The effect on economies will be drastic. Economists expect that by 2025 IOT revenues will reach $900 billion, tripling 2019 figures.

Security concerns regarding IOT will persist, yet the potential applications are numerous and there’s little reason to worry. Consumers envision a world including smart homes, wearables, smart cities, buildings and grids. Our automobiles will become increasingly connected, doctors will be able to diagnose health issues far in advance, and productivity will rise. The possibilities seem hard to fathom, but many are already here to varying degrees. For investors, the task

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3 Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks to Buy in November

High-quality, dividend-paying tech stocks offer the best of both worlds for investors looking for solid returns. The technology sector will likely continue to be the biggest driver of the stock market’s growth in decades to come, and dividend stocks also offer defensive benefits because they provide a likely return, and they also tend to hold up relatively well during periods of market uncertainty.

The potential to enjoy strong capital appreciation while also stacking up substantial dividend payments has obvious appeal, but investors still have to be selective about which companies they back and when they initiate and add to positions. With that in mind, read on for a look at three top dividend stocks in the technology sector that are worth adding to your portfolio this November. 

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1. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing‘s (NYSE:TSM) dividend yield of roughly 1.6% means that the stock might

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Should You Buy Microchip Technology (MCHP) Ahead of Earnings?

Investors are always looking for stocks that are poised to beat at earnings season and Microchip Technology Inc. MCHP may be one such company. The firm has earnings coming up pretty soon, and events are shaping up quite nicely for their report.

That is because Microchip Technology is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity as of late, which is generally a precursor to an earnings beat. After all, analysts raising estimates right before earnings — with the most up-to-date information possible — is a pretty good indicator of some favorable trends underneath the surface for MCHP in this report.

In fact, the Most Accurate Estimate for the current quarter is currently at $1.48 per share for MCHP, compared to a broader Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.42 per share. This suggests that analysts have very recently bumped up their estimates for MCHP, giving the stock a Zacks Earnings ESP of +4.01%

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The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

Buying a smartphone for under $500 is a lesson in setting priorities. It’s impossible to buy a phone that does everything at this price point, but luckily you will be able to buy a great phone that does the things that matter the most to you.

Phones at this price point are better than ever, many coming with features that used to be reserved just for flagships. But instead of getting it all, you should think about the features that you care about and focus on finding a phone that nails them. Some phones emphasize a big screen, others a quality camera, and one of them emphasizes speed and longevity.

The trend of inexpensive phones getting better has been happening for a few years now, with companies like Apple, Google, and Samsung making devices that absolutely can meet your needs for less. Other companies like TCL have started trying to

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Lorex Technology adds new PayBright payment option to help Canadians buy now, pay later

  • The Canadian smart home monitoring brand has partnered with PayBright to offer Canadians flexible buy now, pay later plans.
  • Canadian shoppers on lorex.com can now buy the latest in smart home cameras, recorders, systems and accessories, and pay later in equal monthly or biweekly installments.
  • Lorex, a proudly Canadian company, joins a growing Shop Directory of 7,000+ Canadian businesses offering PayBright’s flexible payment plans at checkout.

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – PayBright, Canada’s leading provider of installment payment plans, today announced its partnership with Lorex. With this move, Canadians investing in secure and smart home and business monitoring systems on lorex.com, now have the option to pay over time in easy biweekly or monthly installments, with select plans starting at 0%.

According to a recent report by Global News, buy now, pay later (BNPL) services are growing in popularity in 2020 as Canadians make more

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The best joysticks to buy for PC flight simulators and more

Choosing the best joystick for flight simulators to buy for your set-up isn’t an easy task. The joystick market is somewhat niche compared to a lot of gaming accessories and only a few brands offer products here, but it’s important to know you’re getting the best bang for your buck. Whether you’re a newbie looking to test the waters of the joystick world or you want to upgrade your existing one, let us help with this guide to the best joysticks.



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best joysticks for pc and consoles and flight simulators

These all provide another element to games like Star Wars Squadrons and Microsoft Flight Simulator that either a controller or keyboard and mouse cannot offer. All of these products are HOTAS — Hands-On Throttle and Stick, if you’re unfamiliar with the pilot lingo — which is the industry standard.

We have five models on this list,

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Are IT stocks good to buy? Could digitalisation be overhyped as global tech cuts outlook



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Infosys, HCL Technologies, TCS, Mphasis and Mindtree remain the top ‘Buy’ picks for ICICI securities

Information Technology stocks have outperformed equity benchmarks over the last couple of months, as investors expect rapid digitalisation across the globe. However, domestic brokerage and research firm ICICI Securities, in a recent note, has sounded the bugle of caution taking cues from global technology giants. The note, co-authored by Sudheer Guntupalli and Hardik Sangani, warns investors about the possibility of a huge disconnect between hype and reality around accelerated cloudification / digitalisation post-Covid. They added that the September 2020 earnings/outlook of global technology firms like Microsoft, AWS, SAP, etc corroborates their thesis.

“Rather than reporting a major spurt, incremental sales on-quarter basis booked by AWS and Microsoft ICS (Azure) post-Covid was weak,” they said. In the nine months of 2020 so far the sales numbers range somewhere between -24%

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Software Firm Coupa to Buy Supply-Chain Tech Provider Llamasoft

Coupa Software Inc.

is buying supply-chain planning company Llamasoft Inc. for roughly $1.5 billion, as the pandemic brings greater attention to technology that helps businesses make operations from raw materials sourcing to distribution more resilient.

The acquisition expands the supply-chain capabilities of San Mateo, Calif.-based Coupa, whose cloud-based enterprise software helps companies manage their business spending. The deal, which Coupa expects to close Monday, will give customers such as BMW Group AG,

Airbus SE

and

Procter & Gamble Co.

access to Llamasoft’s artificial intelligence-powered technology.

Llamasoft’s software helps companies model, design and optimize their supply-chain networks, using AI and algorithms to map out scenarios and mitigate potential risks. The Ann Arbor, Mich., company is backed by private-equity fund TPG Capital, which took a stake in 2017, and counts

Boeing Co.

,

Danone SA

and

Home Depot Inc.

among its customers.

This is Coupa’s third acquisition this year. The company’s platform

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3 Top Renewable Energy Stocks to Buy No Matter Who Wins the Election

Renewable energy stocks have had a resurgence in the last few months as the prospect of a more friendly presidential administration has enticed investors. But no matter who wins the White House, there are opportunities for investors in renewable energy. 

We asked three of our Foolish contributors for their top picks no matter who wins the election, and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR), and Brookfield Renewable (NYSE:BEP) made it to the top of the list. Here’s why. 

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The growing residential solar business

Travis Hoium (SunPower): No matter who wins the election, the trend of more people putting solar panels on their roofs is going to continue gaining steam. As the cost of solar panels comes down and the cost of electricity goes up, residential solar companies are growing and SunPower is in a unique position to capitalize on this potentially lucrative market. 

SunPower provides

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Best computers 2020: the best PCs you can buy

In 2020, the best computers are more powerful than ever before. Whether you’re battling monsters in the most demanding AAA games or creating compelling 4K videos for your clients, these powerful PCs will deliver staggering performance that will see you through your demands. In fact, there’s practically nothing that they cannot handle.

Better yet, thanks to Intel, AMD and Nvidia trying to outdo one another with more affordable processors and graphics cards, the best computers are more affordable than ever. From the best gaming PCs rocking strong gaming performance and more RAM to creative workstations with the latest PC components and fast SSDs, there’s something out there from everyone, touting prices that won’t break the bank.

With so many powerful yet affordable desktop PCs available right now, the key is for you to find the most ideal option for your needs. Lucky for you, we’ve trimmed down the

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