For the big tech operators, it’s been a rough year, as seen with stocks like Oracle (ORCL), IBM (IBM) and SAP (SAP). Yet the space could offer some juicy returns for investors.
Granted, the headwinds persist, like pressures from the cutbacks in federal spending and the slowdown in Asia. Besides, the tech industry is subject to threats from new approaches — just look at how Intel (INTC) and Microsoft (MSFT) have failed to deal with the onslaught from mobile.
Despite all this, there are still many solid companies that should provide for strong yields for the long haul.