February 10, 2020

Expedia is in trouble. Should you sell it?

Expedia is desperate to improve their Earnings Yield. Is that a sign you should sell?
September 19, 2018
Apple just released a new phone, should I buy into their stock now since there will be an influx of sales? The gut reaction I, and many other people within the industry have, is that the future sales are already baked into the share price. That said, this is a very testable idea, so let's actually put it to the test. Apple just released a new phone, should I buy into their stock now since there will be an influx of sales? The gut reaction I, and many other people within the industry have, is that the future sales are already baked into the share price. That said, this is a very testable idea, so let's actually put it to the test.

What happens to AAPL when they release a new iPhone?

Whenever I’m speaking to people about AAPL they tend to ask the same question. Apple just released a new phone, should I buy into their stock now since there will be an influx of sales? The gut reaction I, and many other people within the industry have, is that the future sales are already baked into the share price.…

December 1, 2017
Is Apple a stock worth buying? Other people have discussed (at length) its "questionable" product decisions

An Educational Look at Apple (AAPL)

Analyzing Apple

An Apple by itself

Is Apple a stock worth buying? Other people have discussed (at length) its “questionable” product decisions, such as:

  • The touch bar
  • getting rid of Touch Id in favor of using facial recognition
  • Scrapping a whole ecosystem of connectors to push the “Lightning cable”
  • Eliminating the headphone jack from the newest generation of phones.
March 27, 2017
Private to Public: The IPO

Private to Public: The IPO

The IPO Wall Street has been salivating over for months is finally becoming a reality. Snap Incorporated, the parent company of Snapchat, officially announced it will be going public. The company will have its first day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange sometime in March (No specific date as of yet) with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as the underwriters.…

February 27, 2017
See how XOM's price mostly follows its earnings

Exxon Mobil: Does a prolonged earnings slide mean anything?

Looking at XOM

Companies’ stock prices generally go up when earnings do.  So, when faced with a stalwart household name whose earnings have been steadily going down for two years, what should we do?   Consider Exxon Mobil.  Since it has some history (Rockerfeller founded Standard Oil in 1870), we can take the long view.  

September 23, 2016

Amazon Prime Now as your new Grocer?

Amazon’s Prime Now has Introduced Fresh Produce

That headline is a bit odd. The biggest online retailer recently introduced their “Prime Now” service where you can have your items delivered in as short as an hour. However, they only recently  added fresh produce and dairy products to their list of available items.…

August 15, 2016

Why the Karma Revero is not a Tesla Competitor

Why the Karma will not be a Tesla Competitor

In 2012, two years after I moved to Atlanta, I believed that I had found the perfect dream car. I was wandering around a Cadillac dealership here in Atlanta as my mother was car shopping and I spotted the Fisker Karma – a beautifully designed hybrid vehicle that I had never seen on the road before.…

July 12, 2016

Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s Saving Grace or a Desperate Hail Mary?

Pokémon Go, Nintendo’s Saving Grace or a Desperate Hail Mary?

In recent years Nintendo has come on hard times as people
have gravitated away from their console systems and towards competitors such as
Microsoft or Sony. Since the relative failure of the Wii system they began to
lean heavily on their hand held DS systems; however, sales of those too began
to suffer as mobile gaming became more of a common place among target
audiences.…

April 21, 2016

Tesla’s 400,000 Order Number isn’t as Magical as it Seems

While surfing my usual news outlets I couldn’t help but notice multiple articles talking about how Tesla just hit 400,000 orders for its newest car – the model 3. However,  what a lot of these sources aren’t saying is that this isn’t really that big of a deal. Why?

The primary thing is that these orders aren’t set in stone.…

April 19, 2016

Amazon’s Stand Alone Prime Video

Today Amazon announced that it will be offering a new standalone version of Prime Video – a value-add product to their $99/year Amazon Prime Membership. More competition for Netflix, right? Not really. Amazon, though a massive company that may be able actually able to compete with Netflix’s streaming service on some level if they really put their mind to it won’t be much a problem for the American Sweetheart streaming service, and I’m going to show you why in just a moment.…