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3 Stocks on My Sell List

From time to time during your search for the next stock to buy, you're likely to come across stocks that you want absolutely nothing to do with. Today, Fool contributor Matt Thalman discusses three stocks he feels that way about, and although he doesn't own shares of any of them, he still considers them to be on his sell list -- or, in this case, his "stay as far away from these as you can" list.

Click on the video to find out which stocks Matt believes have no place in your portfolio, and why.

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  • Report this Comment On April 14, 2013, at 3:01 PM, TimKnows wrote:

    Totally stupid analogy, BlackBerry has over 100,000 apps, they can side-load Android apps and so far, I'm not missing a single app. Couple that with the best operating system in the world and you have a far superior phone in the BlackBerry Z10/Q10. This is the same old dumb approach to bashing the best phone out there. Yeah, sure, you download 1900 fart apps and love them, I get that. Why didn't you download one of the over 400,000 Apple apps that no one has EVER downloaded??? You didn't see them or you didn't really need them? How about the over 200,000 apps at Apple that have only been downloaded 3 times or less? You missed them too? Enough with the stupid apps complaint, its getting old man.

  • Report this Comment On April 14, 2013, at 6:44 PM, buzzltyr wrote:

    wow.a lot of new information here. Why not throw in Kodak and Krispy Kremes

  • Report this Comment On April 14, 2013, at 10:43 PM, PCBridge wrote:

    Currently, the IT market is saturated with smart mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Galaxy smart phone and tablets, etc. These devices are operated in a different operating system (e.g. iOS, Android) than the Windows environment that the PC operates on. Therefore, there is a barrier of integrating the mobile devices into the new or existing PC applications’ infrastructure. Although there are thousands of apps that run on the mobile devices, they are just pieces of standalone programs for special interests such as mapping, GPS, etc. They cannot be used to run business (such as Doctor Office, Engineering firm) on its own because those business applications require huge processing power at the back end that only cloud computing can provide.

    In the meantime, the PC industry is seeing a decline in sales because people are spending their money on smart mobile devices instead of laptops and desk top computers. However, the business world cannot survive on smart devices alone because there were already countless business applications written for the PC environment. It is definitely a joke to run a multi-billion business just based on smart phones and tablets. Therefore, whoever projects the death of the PC industry is certainly a technology illiterate that has no knowledge how the IT business operates.

    To solve this dilemma, the IT industry really need is a framework to bridge the data flow between the smart mobile devices and the existing PC applications. This framework ideally should build small business applications instantly on its prefabricated platform without any development cost.

    Under such condition, the PCs will still dominate the business world with the additional power of remote technology.


  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 1:08 AM, KingSpam wrote:

    Imminent death of the PC is, at best, unlikely. A few friends have all the platforms (smartphone, tablet, netbook, and PC) -- Not a peep about replacing real work (as opposed to novelty fringe work/entertainment) done on the PC with any or all of the others. My lean is work for PC, short term entertainment is what the other platforms are for. Even long term entertainment is better suited to the big screen tv and other devices.

  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 1:50 AM, kkrcsk wrote:

    Why do everyone keep talking about not having millions of apps on blackberry? we do have millions on Android and Apple, but how many are we actually looking at? It's done't make any sense by saying blackberry does not have millions of apps like Apple or Android. Look at the security and the cool features (like HUB, balance, camera's time shift etc). To be honest, both Apple and Android interfaces are out dated as many think. I am not a fan of blackberry and i don't own a blackberry, but the features of the new BB10 look very useful to the day to day life of people.

  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 1:58 AM, speechisntfree wrote:

    "millions of apps".....

    sometimes you just have to laugh.....

    next you'll be talking about how great cable is because they have "hundreds of channels.

  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 7:18 AM, kkrcsk wrote:

    Windows phones have a long way to go There is not much learning curve in BB10..It's built for intelligent people. It's not rocket science to learn and more over life isn't interesting if there is nothing to learn. Nothing wrong with IOS or Android but there's lack of innovation in those two areas for sure. I have been using android for 6 years now, it appears that BB10 has a lot things that can make your life easier. One of the best thing is "no need to go in-and-out of the applications" I like that.

  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 9:57 AM, pittfall wrote:

    @speechisntfree cable is great, and I know what you are trying to say but the fact is, if I have a hundred channels to go through, chances are better that I'll find something that I want to watch. I have seen so many comments where people discredit the importance of a huge app base and I hope you are all reading this when I say, wake the **** up. People LOVE their apps. Maybe not as important in the corporate world but apps are a huge reason people are buying phones.

  • Report this Comment On April 15, 2013, at 11:39 AM, kkrcsk wrote:

    Agreed...apps are great. But think for a while...i haven't used more than 25 apps at any point of time. Having millions doesn't make sense. Going thru 100 channels is different from go thru 1 million apps to pick your favorite. My guess is people go thru the best reviewed sites and pic one of the top 10 apps mentioned. And by now, i guess any mobile OS have the top rated apps. All i am thinking is Nothing wrong in trying a completely new OS like BB after android as we can clearly see some innovation there.

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