Will Netflix Beat Earnings Or Will Japan Pull Them Down?
Oct13

Will Netflix Beat Earnings Or Will Japan Pull Them Down?

I’m going to do a quick analysis of Netflix and here is a tip on how you can analyze your own company: Google: “Company name” investor relations, and you will see the company’s investor relations site. This is a gold mine for a dedicated fundamental investor. Look for their previous quarterly earnings and see if they have a deck (it’s the easiest to find important data) othervise look for their press...

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Can The Success Story of Netflix (NFLX) Continue?
Jul13

Can The Success Story of Netflix (NFLX) Continue?

Netflix report their earnings on Wednesday after market closes. Last week, I started looking into Netflix again as there are still a lot of growth potential left there. In total, Netflix forecasts 2.5 million new subscribers this quarter, including 600,000 in the U.S. and 1.9 million overseas. – Bloomberg Personally, I have tried both HBO Now ($15/m) and Showtime ($11/month) and I like their service but not enough to switch from...

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The Stock Market is Healthier Than Media Makes You Think
Oct14

The Stock Market is Healthier Than Media Makes You Think

Explaining the dip in the stock market Lately there has been a lot of volatility in the market (when the prices go up and down a lot). It all started with the slowdown of the European economy forcing the European Central Bank (ECB) to take measures. They expected inflation to be around 2% but the real number was only a shy 0.3%, to top things off unemployment rate was at a high 11.5%. “The numbers indicate that Europe is a long...

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Knowing When to Sell a Stock
Feb05

Knowing When to Sell a Stock

Having read my previous posts you’ve probably figured out that I’m a long-term value investor. However, sometimes you have to know when to sell even if you’re in it for the long term. Knowing When to Sell a Stock – The Example of Western Digital (WDC) Today we’re going to talk about Western Digital ($WDC). It’s been a quite pleasant trip I must say. I bought my 50 shares of $WDC in November 2012  at...

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Ask Alex: What is a Short Squeeze?
Jan09

Ask Alex: What is a Short Squeeze?

This weeks question comes from Christopher Lee: “Can you explain what a short squeeze is?” The quick explanation of a short squeeze: Short squeeze is a rapid increase in the price of a stock that occurs when there is a lack of supply and excess demand for the stock. It occurs when a stock is heavily shorted (a lot of people are betting that the stock should go down in price) and the stock moves sharply higher forcing short sellers to...

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Ask Alex: Investing for Gamers – The Perfect Storm
Dec05

Ask Alex: Investing for Gamers – The Perfect Storm

Ask Alex: Investing for Gamers – The Perfect Storm In today’s Ask Alex, I’m answering David Karlsson’s question: For someone who’s interested in tech and other related areas, how would one go about to invest in those type of companies, say AMD or Intel? After getting this question I did some research and I actually stumbled upon a perfect storm scenario. Or as the suits on Wall Street call it – The...

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