It’s that time of the year again. Parents are buying presents for their children, mobile device fanatics are arguing over iOS and Android, and investors are clearing out their portfolios before the end of the year to make their tax rebate checks just a little bit fatter.
2014 hasn’t been a good year for tax harvesting specialists. With the S&P 500 up 12% and the NASDAQ up just a bit more than 14% so far this year, it’s been a great year for everyone going long on stocks, and a bad year for writing off losses.
That is, except for some.
Indeed, in a year in which the market map for technology stocks is a flood of bright green, there is a small technology twilight portfolio of stocks that are distinctively gray, black, and at times bright red stars peeking through.
Those companies are offer a window into some of the major changes happening to the industry this year, but there are also some notable outliers this year that might surprise those following the news.
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