06 Mar 2014 @ 19:40
Is this cyberspace week or what? First we learned that Facebook (NASDAQ:FB
) has acquired TechCrunch. The next day we discovered that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG
) is acquiring Auction.com. Now, for the third day in a row, another high-profile internet company has announced, not only a new acquisition, but a radical change it’s interface relationships. The share price of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO
05 Mar 2014 @ 17:16
The share price of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG
) is, at this very moment, up $6.78 and $1,221.69. That’s an increase of 0.59%. One year ago, 05 March 2013, that would have represented an increase of 0.81% as the share price was at 838.60. In case you have not followed the Google charts lately, the search engine has been experiencing a growth pattern from which it has rarely turned back. And, it...
04 Mar 2014 @ 18:02
Two years ago everyone was atwitter over the impending Facebook (NASDAQ:FB
) IPO that eventually consummated on 18 May 2012. Given the train wreck of that fiasco, Facebook continued to capture headlines for several months. People who had invested were falling all over themselves trying to ditch the shares they had acquired at the $38.00 asking price as the share price failed to take off, but...
20 Feb 2014 @ 19:10
In a story immediately preceding this one, my colleague, Thierry LaDuguie, wrote about “Emotional Trading – The Enemy of Trading.” Ironically, two US companies made the headlines and watched as investors appeared to react in exactly the manner that Thierry warned against. The share price of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA
) skyrocketed to record heights whilst the Facebook...
30 Jan 2014 @ 16:55
We have grown accustomed over the years to icons like 3M (NYSE:MMM
) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM
) impacting the S&P 500, which they are doing today following the publication of their annual results. At this early stage of the day, having posted less than desirable results, Exxon shares are down 1.72%, and, having posted excellent results, 3M shares are down 2.62%. What is truly amazing is...
29 Jan 2014 @ 15:45
Next month, February 2014, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB
) will celebrate its tenth birthday and the second anniversary of filing its S1 with the SEC. The company was only eight years old when it starting trading on the NASDAQ on 18 May in what turned out to be one of the most publicized first-day fiascoes in financial news history. Facebook’s original share price was $38.oo, but the bottom quickly...
22 Jan 2014 @ 17:57
On 23 August 2004 Google’s share price was $106.15 (NASDAQ:GOOG
). Except for a sharp, one-year decline when it dropped from just above 700 to 290, Google’s share price has climbed nearly continuously to its current level of 1163. Just in case you are blissfully uniformed, that single year was 2008 and the responsibility for that decline can clearly be placed on an economy gone...
15 Jan 2014 @ 16:37
It would be a bit of “Johnny come lately” if I were to tell you that Google (NASDAQ:GOOG
) is acquiring Nest Labs. Unless you have been living under a rock and been fracked out of house and home today, you already know that the search engine monster has paid $3.2 billion for a caviar that many think may not be beluga. Google’s share price continues its nearly constant upward...
13 Jan 2014 @ 21:31
I’m not one to beat a dead horse, but I do believe that one should stay on topic until at least some people ”get it” before moving on. My article, “Retail Wearing the Emperor’s New Clothes,” was published by ADVFN just a few days ago, on Friday, 10 January. In it I pointed out that slumping sales and subsequent declining share prices of traditional retailers...
10 Jan 2014 @ 15:42
If the holiday season did anything for investors, it highlighted an issue that most really prefer to ignore. The retail sector is in trouble. UK stalwarts, like Morrisons (LSE:MRW
), Tesco (LSE:TSCO
) and Sainsbury (LSE:SBRY
) share prices have pulled the London Exchange lower as each reported dismal sales during the season. Because we all see the “brick and mortar,” we think that...