On Microsoft’s mobile strategy

An investment in Microsoft has been dead money for quite a while now. The stock has yo-yo'ed within a fairly narrow range between $22 and $32 except in late 2007 and 2008 during the financial crisis when it spiked and then plunged. The stock does sport a dividend of 92 cents a share, which is about a 3.3% yield. If you figure that Microsoft is dead money for the next few years still, then that certainly beats Treasurys. But given the increased risk, it's nothing to right home about. So what about Microsoft's strategy makes it more than dead money. Let me offer a few suggestions here.
I was in one of Microsoft's new Apple Store-like retail locations in the mega mall in Tyson's Corner, Virginia this weekend. And on the whole I was impressed with what I saw. Microsoft had a huge soup to nuts...


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