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Something to get angry about, and to acknowledge when investing

April 14, 2014 – Comments (2)

It's being described, with a lot of hyperbole, as the best 60 minutes debate ever.  I serious hope it isn't, it's just two guys coming off as the good guys and the other guy coming across as evil and manipulative, a pretty one sided debate.  But in terms of investing its a very important watch.  [more]



Could Skype become MySpaced or even worse Netscaped!

July 19, 2012 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT

Wall Street News Journal Corp bought MySpace for a bit over half a billion. They let it rot and few years later they managed to sell it for about $30 million.  Even worse, Netscape was purchased for $10 billion not long before AOL was bought out by Time Warner.  And then it almost seemed like they purposely tried to kill it themselves except that I don't think anyone is smart enough to actually think of a strategy that would disappear the biggest and best known brand in the Internet space as fast as they did.    [more]



Is Nokia the perfect gamble?

May 30, 2012 – Comments (2)

People are not very good with odds.  If a casino (or investment) offers $1 million dollars with a 10 million in one chance of payout, or $10 with a 10% chance of payout, gamblers, and most other punters, will take the losing choice.  [more]



Congratulations Merkel

November 24, 2011 – Comments (1)

This is not a sarcastic title.  I am in a state of utter amazement.  She may almost be able to force the Euro area into doing the impossible, Surviving!  [more]



George Papandreou just did a very smart thing. Because of SAD (Self Assure Destruction) Greece has no choice but to vote Yes.

November 02, 2011 – Comments (10)

To save time, and because I'm a terrible writer, I've summarised first  [more]

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