IS GAME STOP THE NEXT BLOCKBUSTER? $GME $NFLX $CMCSA $MSFT $AAPL $GOOG $AMZN

  Game Stop is a retailer with about 6,600 stores, mostly selling physical video games. Shrink-wrapped video games are becoming obsolete; it is only a matter of time before consumers stop buying them. So why buy ...
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DRONE INSANITY GRIPS INVESTORS $AVAV $AMZN $TSLA $ZU $CRAY #DRONE

On March 5, drone insanity gripped investors. They ran up the stock of drone maker AeroVironment by $6.71, or 21.33%, after the company reported earnings the day before slightly ahead of expectations. Ill-informed investors with ...
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AMAZON COULD KILL ZULILY $ZU $AMZN $TSLA $EBAY $TGT $WMT $JWN $GRPN

Starry-eyed investors in Zulily may lose their shirts if Amazon becomes more aggressive in the daily-deal business; considering Zulily's success, Amazon moving in to crush Zulily is a highly likely event. The chart illustrates the insanity ...
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UNDER THE NEW CEO, MICROSOFT SEES THE LIGHT AND CUTS WINDOWS PRICE BY 70% $AMZN $MSFT $GOOG

Microsoft MSFT has reportedly cut the price of Windows 8.1 by 70% for tablets and low cost computers. Original equipment manufacturers will now pay only a $15 license for Windows 8.1 if they install it on devices ...
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FIVE REASONS EBAY IS UNLIKELY TO SPIN OFF PAYPAL $EBAY $AMZN $AAPL $CHK $GOOG $V $MA

On Wednesday after the close, eBay disclosed that Carl Icahn has proposed a spin-off of PayPal from eBay. The initial reaction of the stock market was euphoric, with eBay stock jumping to $61.30 in after-hours trading from ...
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IBM SHARES TEMPT WITH VALUE BUT STILL TOO PRICEY $IBM $GOOG $MSFT $AMZN

Earnings season is in full swing, providing new data points for investors to reassess positions.  After a careful review of IBM‘s latest report Tuesday afternoon, I see no reason to buy the stock at current prices. ...
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MICROSOFT GIVES IN TO GAMERS ON XBOX ONE USED GAMES, CONNECTION REQUIREMENT $MSFT $SNE $AE $ATVI $GME $AMZN

Both Sony and Microsoft MSFT  have announced new gaming consoles; Xbox One from Microsoft and PS4 from Sony. Gamers have been complaining about two new requirements that Microsoft imposed on Xbox One.  First Microsoft required at least once a day Internet ...
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APPLE AND AMAZON SHOULD REJOICE AS MICROSOFT MORBIDLY EMBRACES NOOK $MSFT $AAPL $GOOG $AMZN $BKS

TechCrunch reports that Microsoft MSFT may spend $1 billion to buy Nook outright from Barnes & Noble NE. In the pre-market Barnes & Noble stock moved up as much as 30% and was still higher by nearly 20% on the day ...
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WHY APPLE DOWN, AMAZON UP MAKES SENSE $AMZN $AAPL

To the uninitiated investor, there seems nothing more insane than the contrasting behaviors of Apple and Amazon stocks. Tuesday after the close, Amazon  AMZN reported weak earnings, and the stock promptly went up about 9% in the ...
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TIM COOK DUMPS STEVE JOBS’ PRODUCT STRATEGIES WITH IPAD MINI $AAPL $GOOG $AMZN

On Tuesday, Apple (AAPL) made a number of product announcements including one for the iPad Mini, the fourth-generation iPad, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and updated Mac Minis.  To me it was striking from yesterday’s ...
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