Playing the Tech Dating Game

One of the charms of this business is the way perceptions change. The market falls madly in love with a stock like Apple (AAPL), then detests it a year later, proving that there's a thin line between love and hate. Then the following year, investors start wondering, "What is my old flame doing?" as they pull up a quote on the stock. It's the equivalent of checking out your ex on Facebook.

When Warren Buffett buys a company, the transaction is the equivalent of marriage" He intends to have and hold that stock forever. That's worked well for him; Buffett is obviously the marrying type. But many stocks simply aren't marriage material. Consider the market's torrid love affair with the former Research In Motion, which left a trail of broken hearts so long that that the company changed its name to BlackBerry (BBRY)....256 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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