Hello stock fans. Well all this talk of mega cap just drives me up the wall of course. If I told you the number of times I have gutted my account to put " safe " names in only to see them sink even faster in a correction.... EMC though may be a real opportunity. Last week it got 2 downgrades, this should of really taken the steam out of the stock and it did to some extent- it advances like a snail, but they do report tomorrow and so I'm feeling more and more it's time to go with EMC. The simple reason: does what they do ever go out of style? It's an IBM of their section of tech and it costs $20 not $80 something. EMC of course is about to have a big spinout IPO and these are not good times for IPO's, the last two sucked... so is that holding the stock back as well? Whatever the market conditions I think VMware will do well- If it soars in it's late August debut, analysts are going to be forced to value VMware at roughly $10 billion or more..., And all of that goodness of course eventually falls back to EMC still holding 90% of the company. This deal smells like money but shouldn't the stock be thrusting up higher? In classic tech read Yes but once again the two downgrades the iffy IPO market... Let's not lose fact of the point- THE STOCK IS STILL LOOKING FAB on a chart despite the slow advance. Might this advance get an ignition spark tomorrow? Then again the whole NASDOG is looking like a head and shoulder and a failed right one at that..... A few days ago when the bottom fell out of the market what did EMC do? Not much folks in a good way...that is a sign of stealthy institutional buying LET'S NOT FORGET MINI GREEN ANGLE to VMware IPO they can cut companies' technology-related energy bills by 40%, and with the Senate recently passing the pro-renewable energy bill, VMware will likely benefit! Also " green " investing is here to stay folks. This should add a fire to the ipo. While we are at at why not just put in for the IPO too? I'll get back to you all in a bit... ~ stoney. ps: EMC has just started the "road-trip" of VMware to the major investment banks and they'll certainly want in.