Cisco Stands Alone

Can Cisco (CSCO) matter? Can Cisco play any more role of taking us higher than Home Depot (HD) did? Or Kors (KORS)? Or Dick's (DKS)? Can it lift the market after days of morass and quagmire even as those high-profile retail plays with good numbers couldn't move us? 

Welcome to the world of pin inaction. As Cisco traded up last night I kept checking out all the usual tech subjects to see who was moving up in a correlative fashion. It was rather amazing. The only stock I saw people taking was Broadcom (BRCM) and that's because, somehow, even as Broadcom's main business, some 50%, is smartphone, people view it as a cable box company and Cisco makes cable boxes. So Broadcom, which had been brought down when it should have traded up when its true analogue Qualcomm (QCOM) reported its terrific numbers, is now going to get its due. I suspect the shorts, who had been leaning on this one betting Cisco would have a subpar number, will now have to scramble and cover....417 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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