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  • Are You Experienced?  [View article]
    I started investing during the internet boom during the 90's. After the crash, I decided to become more educated about investing. I started reading a ton of books on investing, finance, business, real estate, companies etc. Then the light bulb finally turned on and I have not looked back since.

    When there is fear, that is the time to buy. This is where wealth is transferred from weak to the strong.
    This current downtrend is nothing like 2008, 2009.
    Jan 20, 2016. 03:14 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WhatsApp axes subscription fee  [View news story]
    It is clear what FB is doing with Whatsapp and Messenger. Look no further than WeChat.
    Jan 18, 2016. 11:15 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why The Market Has Plunged And What You Should Do  [View article]
    Focus on individual atocks. Keep reinvesting them dividends.
    Jan 17, 2016. 04:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Transforming Messenger Into A Commerce Marketplace  [View article]
    Perhaps you can think of it as an ecosystem. FB ecosystem that is embedded in Android and IOS operating system. Within the ecosystem you can
    -communicate with other people
    -communicate with other businesses
    -purchase from other people
    -purchase from other businesses
    -transfer money to people
    -reserve movie tickets
    -reserve dinner at a restaurant
    -book a flight
    -reserve a rental car
    -reserve a hotel room
    etc. You get the picture. You can do this without ever having to leave the messenger app.
    Jan 14, 2016. 05:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Transforming Messenger Into A Commerce Marketplace  [View article]
    "It's an operating system similiar to IOS or android as an operating system?"

    No. Its an agnostic platform that allows messenger to be ubiquitous.
    As the author states, if FB succeeds in connecting busineses with consumers, this could be a home run.
    Jan 14, 2016. 03:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: Transforming Messenger Into A Commerce Marketplace  [View article]
    FB with its messenger is doing the unthinkable. It is building a mobile operating system within both android and IOS and there is nothing Goog or Apple can do about it.
    Jan 14, 2016. 01:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • I Concede Defeat In Amazon.com  [View article]
    The advantage AMZN has is Bezos. He can throw darts and do as he pleases, no matter how dumb the idea because he is in CHARGE. You need that in a company. In business, diversification usually dilutes your power and earnings. It is not a coincidence that many companies venture into different areas, only to get broken up.
    You have a CEO who wants to go into every single area of industry and take on every company there is out there. He wants to take on WMT, Google, Intel, NFLX, APPLe, UPS, etc. Eventually, your empire gets stretched too thin.
    Jan 12, 2016. 11:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: So Much Chatter Over Messenger Apps  [View article]
    Im thinking of buying more shares tommorow.
    Jan 8, 2016. 12:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is Not 2008 And It Is Not Time To Freak Out  [View article]
    This is definitely not 2008.
    Jan 7, 2016. 07:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Planning Options: Transitioning From Accumulation To Distribution  [View article]
    Owning solid companies and reaching the "Golden Finish Line" (the point where dividends can pay all your expenses) is the best way to retire. You can truly be liberated from the volatility of the stock market.
    Jan 7, 2016. 07:26 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could This Be 2008 Again?  [View article]
    I wish prices would drop even more.
    During times of fear, the seeds of future wealth are planted.
    Jan 7, 2016. 06:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart Will Hold Its Own Against Amazon For 4 Reasons  [View article]
    The current CEO of Walmart is the first one who grew up with the internet and understands the digital age. The previous ones were Sam Walton clones.
    Jan 6, 2016. 05:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Under Armour The Next Whole Foods Or The Next Starbucks?  [View article]

    Great job on buying and holding your UA shares.
    Jan 6, 2016. 12:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Under Armour The Next Whole Foods Or The Next Starbucks?  [View article]
    I have been very impressed with Kevin Plank. Great companies have a great leader driving the vision. While NKE sort of gave up on wearables, UA has hired 400 employees to run the digitial division. I would not be surprised to see a market cap of 100 billion in 10 years for UA.
    Jan 6, 2016. 11:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Single Best Method For Collecting Investment Income  [View article]
    Selling puts on companies you want to own and hold for a long time is a reasonable way to increase your income. But for people who trade options or flip stocks frequently, you can lose money. The price of the stock may drop much lower than your strike price.
    Jan 5, 2016. 12:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment