Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. And though software maker Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE) has largely recovered from recessionary lows hit last year, many investors expect even better times ahead.

In our Motley Fool CAPS community, about 95% of the 1,893 investors rating the company are bullish, so there's no shortage of reasons why Adobe will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.

But here at The Motley Fool, we're all for looking at both the good and bad sides of an investment. Once you're done with this article, you can read the case against the stock, weigh in with your own comments below or rate Adobe yourself in CAPS.

1. New product launch
Some analysts and investors expect a boost to sales from the launch of Adobe's Creative Suite 5 software and see pent-up demand, as users held back on upgrades after its last version upgrade came in the crux of the financial crisis. The new release led Adobe to give strong second-quarter guidance and could be a catalyst for the company to reach greater heights, despite the ongoing battle to get Flash support on Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhones.

2. Flash growth
Flash is already widely used on the Internet with graphics chip makers NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) last year initiating accelerated graphics support for Flash. And it's quickly gaining support among mobile devices too, with the platform expected to be on more than 250 million smartphones by the end of 2012. Its latest version will be on Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android 2.2 as well as numerous others.            

3. Capitalize on HTML5 fear
Despite aggressive promotions of HTML5 by Apple that some view as momentum away from Adobe's Flash, some analysts believe the talk of HTML5 replacing Flash is overblown. Akamai (Nasdaq: AKAM) is able to transcode flash video for viewing on Apple devices and the web language may even help sales for Adobe as it offers HTML5 tools as part of its Creative Suite software.

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