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Dec
1
Ida Hansen
How is Amazon Looking on Cyber Monday?
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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), the Internet retail giant, has done much to make “Cyber Monday” a new American holiday with a global reach like “Black Friday” and “Super Bowl Sunday.” Much of this is owed to the genius of Jeff Bezos, the Chief Executive Officer of Amazon. This has naturally rewarded the shareholders of Amazon.  The […]

Nov
26
Ida Hansen
Will its Real Estate Save Sears?
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Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), which has the Sears and KMart department stores, is a very volatile stock. While the beta for the overall stock market is 1, the beta for Sears Holding is 2.79. That means that the share price for Sears Holding moves up and down almost three times as much as the […]

Oct
3
Ida Hansen
Should You Like Facebook Getting into Health?
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Facebook (NYSE: FB) is joining other high tech companies such as Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) in moving into health care. For Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and others, it does not seem as if health care would be in the primary business model of the company.  But health care is the largest sector of […]

Feb
27
John Murphy
Stay Away from JC Penney, RadioShack, and Sears
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J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP), the department store chain, was up in recent market action due to positive features in its recent earnings (chart below).  But, like RadioShack’s (NYSE: RSH) short-lived 11 percent gain after its Super Bowl advertising, the stock price for J.C. Penney should be coming down again.  As with RadioShack and Sears Holdings […]

Feb
26
Tim Lambert
Learn from the Best by Learning from your Investments
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Warren Buffett, considered by many to be the best investor in history, has stated that the company he learned the most from that he owned was See’s Candies, a chain of candy stores.  It was not a large, global entity like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), a major Buffett holding.  It was not even the biggest in […]

Feb
25
Ida Hansen
What is the Best Way to Profit from The Cloud?
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Cloud computing, or “The Cloud,” is described by Wikipedia as, “…the variety of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network such as the Internet.[1] It is very similar to the concept of utility computing. In science, cloud computing is a synonym for distributed computing over a network, and means the ability to run a program or application […]