<p>The <strong>Dow Jones </strong>was up 0.58% today, and the S&P followed along with gains of its own, but the tech-heavy <strong>Nasdaq</strong> couldn't keep up. The index slid 0.09% on the day. Senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker looks at a why tech was lagging and zeros in on a series of downgrades targeting companies such as <strong>Sprint Nextel</strong>, <strong>JDS Uniphase</strong>, and players in the software space. To see his full thoughts on the subject, watch the preceding video.</p>
<p><p><strong>Microsoft</strong> is one of the world's dominant software companies. The Windows operating system has been the market leader for decades, and Office is installed on more than 1 billion PCs worldwide, but the real question investors like yourself should be asking whether a strong profit opportunity remains -- whether you're an existing shareholder or you're thinking of becoming one. Even for a giant like Microsoft, there are risks and areas you must be watching. Thankfully, Motley Fool analyst Charly Travers has assembled a special reporting detailing these facts and much more. To gain instant access to this report, simply <a href="http://www.fool.com/m.aspx?i=31931430">click here now</a>.</p></p>
Eric started at The Motley Fool in 2008 working in the Tech & Telecom sector. Today, he's the General Manager of Fool.com. You can follow him on Twitter to stay up to date with his tech industry analysis. Follow @bleekertech
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