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Blogging to add value. Sharing and discussing helpful websites, money, stocks, etc.

Yahoo losing market share, and likely to continue to trade lower,

Yahoo has recently over played it’s hand in negotiations with rivals Google, and Microsoft.  Yahoo continues to under deliver content to users, and adept to market trends.  Everything Yahoo does; Google or someone else does better. In a shaky economy even Googles valuation at 15 times earning seems rational. Yahoo valued over 25 times earnings would be well served to sell at any price; sooner than later in my opinion to promote shaeholders interest.  I do continue to use Yahoo as my home page; Ironically.

entertainment, and education,

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Stock investing links, ideas, and opinions. | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Working to deal with differences; a theme of hope!

Many people around the world work in their own unique ways to solve problems.  Topstockblog wanted to share a blog that looks to solve difficult problems surrounding race, religion, and perception of others. Change of great degrees would require a great degree of understanding that can only be achieved by expanding communication with others.   Google possible is doing more than any other corporation in the world to connect the dots of evolution.  Topstockblog is positive on Google stock under $550 with 6-24 month time frame. Bloggers are filling in the holes Google needs a little help with. Typepad and WordPress allow hundreds of thousands of people to access the blogging world for little or no cost.
Check out article on race and religion . Looking at race as a theological problem. Good conversation; successful economies that last address all problems.

Found a cool site for Free Stock Photos to use on the internet provided a link is shared.

 

Entertainment and Education from the 3rd Prophet,

August 24, 2008 Posted by | American Politics and Policy Ideas, Personal Growth, Stock investing links, ideas, and opinions. | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can anger be measured? If so, who, how,what, when, where, and why?

Quantifying anger, and it’s effect on the world economy is an impossible task.  So how close or to what degree of error can a  moving target of human anger be measured?  Does it matter who is angry?  Response to anger appears to have individual, cultural, religious, and other ties.  Why do people get angry? They get angry for an un-measurable amount of different things.  I get angry more than I would like, and hope expressing my feelings will help fulfill my needs to express anger.

Anger has a value that is casually tossed aside in the understanding of an economic system.  In the more careful circles of life anger is something that is not disruptive at all.  Anger is essentially a human emotion.   Measuring intrinsic value in material goods may not be appropriate.  Measuring how anger plays out in the real world is definitely a task for this generation of people.

People often site anger in fights of all sizes.  From fights in wars to the disruptive forces of poverty.  Alcohal is known to make some people more angry.  I just get angry getting out of bed some days. Whats a guy supposed to do if he can’t sleep!
I get angry sometimes in unexpected places.  I only have one adrenal gland, and that contributes to my uneven, and unpredictable responses at times.   Do corporations push the edge on chasing profits with out enough concern for the customers.   Consumers feel differently about the price of products? Depending on how high or low a price is.   Should a car salesman be paid more to take advantage of a customers good will at the risk of making him angry.  Not passing judgement on the issue; maybe, a little.   Some corporations probably do a better job of customer satisfaction than others. 

  Entertainment and education,

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May 5, 2008 Posted by | Personal Growth | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shorted GOOG again

 (Exited Position Neutral on GOOG updated 2/5/08) GOOG is going to continue to trade lower in my opinion.   Selling will continue Monday as the stock is not as attractive to investors.  Many may sell off the stock because it missed expectations and MSFT is buying YHOO.  The Google team is talented and growing.  Take a look at the conference transcript link at the bottom from Seeking Alpha.

  BIDU is taking share in China and can take on searches in multiple languages.  BIDU is going after the search market in Japan. The valuation is way too high given the uncertainty of future profits.  Where ever there is profits competition is sure to rise up.   I don’t think its a stretch to say Microsoft entering the search market buying  YHOO will seriously slow growth expectations of Google. http://www.cnbc.com/id/22947600/site/14081545?__source=yahoo%7Cheadline%7Cquote%7Ctext%7C&par=yahoo   Nor is it a stretch that earning could deteriorate as a result of customers clicking less advertising as they become aware these ads are often low quality trying to sell something.  http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080201/google_ahead_of_the_bell.html?.v=1 I have been in and out of this stock short the past month, and putting my profits backs to work on the news that  MSFT entering the search race buying YHOO.   I think GOOG trades back to $450 sooner than later.    The conference call was mixed.  Google is working hard here is a link to the conference call. http://seekingalpha.com/article/62591-google-q4-2007-earnings-call-transcript?source=yahoo&page=3  Some interesting improvements in expanding different language searches, and a cost per sale option offered rather than a cost per click as a choice of options should boost ROI for advertisers.   Growth in the U.K was only 5% and 9% in the U.S.

entertainment purposes only

February 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Market looks for value stocks

Market looks like it is trying to find places of good value, and avoiding places of high risk.   OIH is up on spreading disruptions in Africa, and the Middle east.  Possible up on the big snow storm in China.   Some places of value I see buying in are AAPL, CALM, CMED, GLD, GS, ISRG, POT, and OIH.  GOOG (Google)  Seems to be selling off with investors looking looking to avoid the downside risk, and lock in profits.    A bit tricky figuring out how much lower Google could trade.   I have been a bit uncomfortable trying to trade, and make good decisions.   I put some money into cash.   I excited my short in BJS.   Just have to keep working hard to find opportunity.

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January 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment