Not sold on our tech-stock picks? No problem: The Web offers plenty of ways to find your own candidates. Here are three good ways to research and find the best prospects.
1 Shadow the Fund Managers
Why waste time screening and researching if you can get mutual fund managers to do the work for you? Fund managers spend all day researching investment opportunities and have access to more information than you’ll ever see. Although analyst recommendations
Online broker Ameritrade has a reputation for entertaining television ads. So, too, has rival E-Trade. But their stocks have turned in less-than-amusing performance.
Just look at how these brokerages performed after reporting results that exceeded even the most optimistic expectations. In the first quarter, Ameritrade netted 306,000 new accounts — nearly equal to the 332,000 new accounts it tallied in all of 1999. Still, the stock price dropped — along with the rest of the Nasdaq