The turmoil in the markets makes it too easy to justify selling any stock these days. Yet while panic never helps investors, it's still a good idea to play devil's advocate with investments.
Consider top telecom AT&T
Here at The Motley Fool, we like to consider both the good and bad sides of an investment, so in this article, so I'm highlighting three of the main bearish arguments on AT&T today. Be sure to read the bullish side as well, and then weigh in with your own comments below, or rate AT&T in CAPS.
1. It's the network
Some investors think the growth of devices like the Apple
2. iPhone reliance
While the iPhone has been a powerhouse for Apple and AT&T, and the phone continues to close the market share gap with products from rivals such as Research In Motion
3. Price wars
The heated competition in the telecom business between top players Sprint Nextel
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Fool contributor Dave Mock has more than three reasons why summers are better than winters. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Nokia and Sprint Nextel are Inside Value choices. Apple and Amazon.com are Stock Advisor recommendations. The Fool's disclosure policyis going snipe hunting tonight -- want to come along?
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