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  • Bernanke Is Underwriting The Wealthy  [View article]
    True. You get a job by being ready to work, not whining.
    Feb 24, 2013. 11:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke Is Underwriting The Wealthy  [View article]
    Market predictors have been trying to scare people, that a selloff is imminent. Considering the market has been climbing ever since Bernanke started his free money policy, it's easy to make money in this market. But, once tightening arrives, watch out below.
    Feb 24, 2013. 11:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp (YELP): Q4 EPS of -$0.08 misses by $0.04. Revenue of $41.2M (+65% Y/Y) beats by $900K. Expects Q1 revenue of $44M-$44.5M, above $43.8M consensus. Expects 2013 revenue of $210M-$212M, above $207M consensus. Shares -4.1% AH. (PR[View news story]
    YELP has no credibility. Don't believe their phony forecasts.
    Feb 6, 2013. 06:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Puts Yelp On The Road To Irrelevancy  [View article]
    I would never buy a stock with a PE of infinity, and with a flawed business model. Traders must think this is a takeover target.
    Jan 17, 2013. 12:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp (YELP -3.3%) adds to the losses it saw yesterday following's Facebook's Graph Search launch thanks to a downgrade to Underperform from Northland's Darren Aftahi. Aftahi declares Graph Search, which has been lauded by some reviewers, to be "highly competitive to Yelp, as the platform provides a unique alternative to local business search." Of course, people have made similar remarks about Foursquare, Google/Zagat, and a few other would-be rivals.  [View news story]
    YELP is a dog. The name fits it. This stock will be a penny stock in a few months.
    Jan 16, 2013. 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp (YELP -6.9%) has sold off as Facebook (FB -2%) shows off Graph Search; investors seem to to be fretting Yelp traffic will be hurt as Facebook's tool is used to search for businesses a user's "friends" have visited/liked. However, Graph Search is far from a direct rival. Google (GOOG -0.2%) has slipped a little after Mark Zuckerberg notes Bing (MSFT) will be a fallback option for searches. Zuck: "Graph Search is a really big project that will take years and years to index the whole map and the graph" (live blog[View news story]
    Obviously word of mouth is the best kind of advertising. YELP's rating system is not honest, as many small business owners will attest. Paying to have your business rated 5 stars is misleading and fraudulent.
    Jan 15, 2013. 02:08 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some heavily-shorted consumer Internet stocks are closing out the week on a high note. FB +3.4%. ZNGA +8.3%. YELP +6.1%. GRPN +1.9%. Goldman's Heather Bellini is talking up the potential of Facebook's Gifts product, which it began heavily promoting during the holiday season. Assuming Facebook gets a 12% cut on sales, Bellini thinks Gifts could deliver $75M-$110M in 2013 revenue in the event 5% of U.S. users buy an average of 5 gifts over the course of the year.  [View news story]
    Obviously buyers don't share the opinions of the shorts.YELP is headed for the cellar when buyers savvy up. Momentum investors are usually clueless.
    Jan 4, 2013. 03:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp's Stock Dips After Facebook Barges Into Local Search And Reviews With 'Nearby'  [View article]
    YELP should be worried. Many businesses who have been skewered by YELP's phony reviews are celebrating. YELP is a dog, and should be delisted.
    Dec 18, 2012. 01:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp (YELP -4.1%) closed lower, possibly on news a Virginia woman has been hit with a $750K defamation suit from a contractor thanks to a critical Yelp review. A judge has ordered comments from the reviewer suggesting the contractor stole jewelry be removed. Legal experts argue such comments aren't legally protected, unlike opinions on service quality.  [View news story]
    Usually YELP publishes negative reviews if you don't pay for advertising. This is a twist on YELP's sordid history.
    Dec 6, 2012. 05:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks With Intensive Insider Selling This Month  [View article]
    I wouldn't take YELP's numbers too seriously. Many of the reviews are bogus and actually "paid for" by the business owner. YELP is going nowhere.
    Dec 1, 2012. 10:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Does Yelp Need Help?  [View article]
    YELP's business model stinks. Savvy business owners stay away from YELP. We're well aware YELP's reviews are phony: you get a
    5-star review (complete with fictitious reviewers) if you pay up.
    The worst part about YELP is its dastardly posting of negative reviews if you don't pay up. Some call this extortion.

    As YELP's rotten reputation spreads, the stock will continue to fall. I can't imagine who would buy YELP stock.
    Nov 21, 2012. 01:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp (YELP -6.8%) is off again today - shares are now down 20% since the local reviews leader issued its Q3 report. In addition to concerns about high expenses and low revenue for new accounts, the Street seems bothered by Yelp's forecast for Q4 display ad sales to be "flat-to-down"  Q/Q due to "execution challenges." Separately, GigaOm recently noted Yelp is responsible for many of the errors found in iOS 6 Maps' POI data.  [View news story]
    Yep, YELP is a dog.
    Nov 5, 2012. 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Web Traffic Declines, Yelp Spends $2 To Earn 90 Cents  [View article]
    Usually good restaurants do well without having to pay high prices for ads on YELP. It's well known that YELP's reviews are phony, bought and paid for. Word of mouth always works.
    Nov 5, 2012. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp Is A Good Company, But There Is Still Room For Decline  [View article]
    YELP is a dog. Any company that plays games with reviews should be delisted. Salesman keep calling and offer to review negative reviews if you buy YELP ads. Business people have told me they want honest reviews; people know that YELP's reviews are phony.Smart business owners are afraid to be associated with YELP. Restaurants with YELP slideshows are to be avoided. They get 5-star reviews (phony) but their food is lousy.
    Nov 5, 2012. 10:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Yelp (YELP -10.9%) has plunged after delivering a Q3 beat and in-line Q4 guidance. The fact sales/marketing expenses totaled 58.5% of revenue, and revenue per new business account fell 11%, is likely raising fresh concerns about the operating leverage in Yelp's business model. Yelp noted on its earnings call its mobile apps were used on 8M devices/month in Q3, up from 7.2M in Q2. Total monthly unique visitors rose 7% Q/Q and 37% Y/Y to 83.5M - the Y/Y growth rate is down from Q2's 52%. Mobile site ad pricing is said to be similar to PC ad pricing, and ads will be rolled out on Yelp's apps by the end of Q4.  [View news story]
    YELP's business model is to extort people into buying their phony reviews. There's ample evidence that their reviews are phony. Business owners who can't afford YELP's ads have positive reviews buried. Why anyone would own this dog is beyond me; there are so many good investments on the market.
    Nov 2, 2012. 11:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment