Stocktoberfest 2012: Google (GOOG)
Google Inc. has been on an incredible run over the past several months, and despite it’s size, the company continues to grow at a consistent pace. It ranks as a strong buy with the combination of technicals and fundamentals. Thanks to Mark T. for sending in this name. Horowitz & Company’s proprietary Fundamental Scoring System [...]
2012 Stock Picks Contest – Q3 Update
It’s that time of the year. Time for the Q3 update in our 2012 stock picking contest. The rules are simple. We agreed to pick four stocks or ETFs and hold them for the entire year with no changes allowed. Regular My Trader’s Journal readers know I’m not really a buy and hold investor, so [...]
From director Steven Spielberg comes “War Horse,” an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, “War Horse” begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. “War Horse” is one of the great stories of friendship and war—a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history. [...]
Tablets: ABI Echoes WSJ Story On iPad ‘Rout’
In case you missed it, yesterday, ABI Research offered up some data that echo Ian Sherr‘s story in The Wall Street Journal this morning that claims Apple (AAPL) has caused a “rout” among competing tablet makers with its iPad. The ABI report notes that tablets based on Google‘s (GOOG) “Android” operating system have taken 20% [...]
Are Google+ and +1 Going to Change Web Marketing?
Larry Page, the CEO of Google Inc., declared Google+ stats: More than 10 million users of Google+ share and receive more than 1 billion items each day. Plus the G+1 button is served more than 2 billion times each day. A remarkable milestone indeed! But in Social media, the context of usage is more important [...]
Google+ Introduces Hangouts With YouTube Live Video Viewing
Google+ is now allowing users of their ten person Hangouts video chat program to watch live streaming videos together using popular video streaming service YouTube which is also owned by Google Inc. Hangout users have been able to watch YouTube videos together since the option was rolled out, however YouTube Live product manager Brandon Badger speaking [...]
Sold VNQ Naked Put
I exited my last VNQ position in February when my covered calls expired and I sold my shares at the $55 strike. I waited a little while to make sure the wash rule passed and then kind of forgot about getting back in. I started watching the REIT again about a week ago when it [...]
Happy One Month Birthday G+ aka Google+ !!!
Happy One Month Birthday my dear little G+ (Google+)! Here is a sexy Happy Birthday song for you! :) My dear G+ (aka Google+), I hope you will forgive me in not liking you when you were only 2 days old! Silly old me thought you were just like your time wasting siblings Google Wave and Buzz. But, at one month, you turned [...]
Silicon Valley Company Towns
San Jose Mercury News: While less heralded than recent expansions announced by Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) and Facebook, Netflix (NFLX) is making plans for a larger headquarters in its historic home of Los Gatos to accommodate the company’s breakneck growth. More than just reflections of the success of these tech giants, this spate of announcements [...]
Google gets a +1 for it’s Q2 earnings.
Last night, Larry Page took the lead and delivered really upbeat message to the market but also outlined his role as a more product focused CEO.
Are Baidu and Google Earnings Related?
After the close on Thursday, even as traders were marveling at the 13% move after Google announced its earnings triumph, Baidu was also up substantially after hours (2.8%) on no apparent news. This got me wondering whether there was any steady relationship between the two – after all, Baidu is colloquially “the Google of China,” so it isn’t hard to imagine people trading the two stocks similarly.
On the day after Google reported earnings, the returns of the stocks…
Why We Need to Pressure Google Into Putting an End to Software Patents
Yet another call for Google to fight against the Great Patents Cartel rather than find ways of joining this exclusionary club
RIM: Split Off Handsets, New Blood Needed, Says RBC
RBC Capital’s Mike Abramsky became the latest prognosticator to suggest Research In Motion (RIMM) try splitting up the company into two divisions, the network operations assets, and the handset business. “Pressured by Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) and losing North America share, valuation at 5x P/E reflects low sentiment regarding RIM’s turnaround prospects, with the market [...]
RIM, MMI: Canaccord Sees Further North America Share Loss
Earlier, I mentioned some data points from Canaccord’s Mike Walkley regarding the smartphone market in the U.S. for Apple (AAPL) and for devices from Samsung (SSNLF) and HTC (2498TW) based on Google’s (GOOG) Android. But Walkley also offers some thoughts today on sales by Research in Motion (RIMM) and by Motorola Mobility (MMI). Walkley reiterates [...]
Google: Morgan Stanley Says Hold On Hiring, Ad Spend
Morgan Stanley analyst Scott Devitt today cut his rating on shares of Google (GOOG) to Equal Weight from Overweight and trimmed his price target to $600 from $645, writing that the return on investment of the company’s peripheral businesses, such as YouTube, AdMob, Chrome and mobile search, among others. Meantime, the company is spending money [...]
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