Murphy Technology Screen
|Murphy Technology||S&P 500|
|Five Year Return:||3%||11%|
|Ten Year Return:||0.5%||5.5%|
The potential for tremendous profits attracts many to technology stocks. However, without a well-constructed methodology for identifying promising technology stocks and determining their value, success is far from certain in this highly volatile sector.
Michael Murphy clearly outlines his approach to selecting technology stocks in his book "Every Investor's Guide to High-Tech Stocks & Mutual Funds," published by Broadway Books (800/323-9872; $27.50). Murphy edited the California Technology Stock Letter, a highly regarded and well-followed investment advisory newsletter that tracked and made recommendations on technology stocks.
Murphy regards technology not so much as a sector, but rather as the growth driver of the U.S. economy, covering a relatively diversified group of companies. His approach seeks to identify technology stocks that are most likely to be the future leaders, and then buy those stocks when they become undervalued relative to their growth potential.
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