Take a look at this chart showing percentage increase in stock price over the last four years for Microsoft, Apple, Google, and IBM. These are the top four companies in terms of market cap in the technology sector. Apple is blowing it out -- which is no surprise -- at 275% over four years. Microsoft is in the back of the bus -- also no surprise. Google and IBM are in the middle and IBM has performed better that Google over the past 4 years -- that was a surprise to me.
So the question is: Which stock would you buy right now?