A little over a year ago, we highlighted our top software stocks in two articles. Our outlook for US stocks calls for increasing volatility as this aging bull market continues to wind down; against this backdrop, we review our favorite software stocks to identify the best buys in the event of a market pullback.
Our software picks from last summer have delivered solid gains, easily outperforming the S&P 500 and topping the Russell 2000 Computer Service & Software Index. Here’s our assessment of these companies’ quarterly results and their future growth prospects.
Earlier this summer, we highlighted a two-pronged strategy to profit from the software industry’s transition to a subscription-based model that improves revenue stability and better serves customers. Our approach has paid out thus far, with our picks outperforming their benchmark index; here are our updated takes on these names.
Software-as-a-service stocks emerged some of the hottest, momentum-driven names in 2013--and many of these high flyers crashed to earth earlier this year. But investing in these disruptive technologies doesn’t need to have the same effect on your portfolio. Focus on established names and traditional software companies making the jump to subscription-based models to build wealth over the long haul.
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