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  • How Ugly Will Amazon.com's Earnings Be? [View article]
    Well, this loss leader strategy is working real well at AMZN! After 19 years of business, they are leading at selling more things and losing money doing it.

    Makes perfect sense to me.
    Oct 1, 2013. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Ugly Will Amazon.com's Earnings Be? [View article]
    I believe Bezos plan is to encourage a dependency on those that get addicted or hooked on the AMZN ecosystem, and then eventually charge a small "fee" for Mayhem and other services.

    The financial industry did this to the consumer back in the 80's with the advent of the ATM. They sold it as a major convenience and something so "helpful" and good for the consumer. (Like Bezos is touting Mayhem). The reality behind the BS, was that banks would get customers dependent on ATMS, begin laying off tellers/employees, and ultimately get everyone paying fees to get their own money!

    I think the same strategy is at work at AMZN. Get everyone hooked and then begin nickel and diming them at every click.
    Sep 25, 2013. 09:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons Why Amazon.com Will Again Miss Revenue Estimates [View article]
    What everybody does GET is that AMZN has begun losing money, and NO it's not by CHOICE! That statement qualifies one for insanity status. AMZN is losing money because competition is FIERCE in all of it's businesses and it's not going away...EVER.

    That being said, the "phenomenon" is alive and well in AMZN stock. so you should do well.

    As for me, I shop at Barnes and Noble, and individual retailers versus AMZN and I support my local community retailers. I don't like what AMZN is doing to local communities around the country and I don't patronize them. If I shop online it is on the website of an individual retailer that does support local communities.
    Sep 25, 2013. 10:40 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons Why Amazon.com Will Again Miss Revenue Estimates [View article]
    Gary Morton,

    Very well written post and excellent observation.

    I remember back in the mid 2000's analysts used to focus on the payables and how much time AMZN was taking to use their suppliers money. They don't appear to care about that anymore, just about the cash flow number.

    I firmly believe that the answer to the valuation of this stock and the ignorance of it's failing to make money lies somewhere within the relationship between Bezos, (ex Wall Street employee and knows how to work the system), Goldman Sachs (they receive compensation from AMZN), and cronyiscm. Whatever this, shall we call it coercion or "phenomenon" is, is what helps this stock continue to greater and greater heights in spite of bad fundamentals, increasing formidable competition, bad news regarding employment issues, sales tax advantage dissipating quickly, slowing growth and negative earnings...etc.
    Sep 25, 2013. 09:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons Why Amazon.com Will Again Miss Revenue Estimates [View article]
    Easy enough to find out what happened to the shareholders of Enron WHO TRUSTED WHAT THE CEO SAID!
    Sep 25, 2013. 12:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons Why Amazon.com Will Again Miss Revenue Estimates [View article]
    And I suppose you believed Jeffrey Skilling of Enron. Maybe you should do some research.
    Sep 24, 2013. 11:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons Why Amazon.com Will Again Miss Revenue Estimates [View article]
    After 19 years of doing business, AMZN is being FORCED to find growth and they are scrambling around trying to sell anything and everything to improve margins. They are being FORCED to BUY growth via acquisitions, etc ...this is not a choice but a necessity due to formidable competition on ALL FRONTS.
    Sep 24, 2013. 01:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons Why Amazon.com Will Again Miss Revenue Estimates [View article]
    After 19 years of being in business, AMZN can't make money. The environment now is much different, the competition in each of the businesses AMZN competes in has grown ten fold, hence WHY AMZN does not make money! There are too many formidable players in EACH and every one if AMZN's businesses. Growth is slowing at AMZN.

    So that brings me back to why is this stock so heavily supported? It's unnatural and something smells here. I do know that Goldman Sachs receives compensation from AMZN, as well as other high fliers, and this might explain why the stock just won't fall. As long as the good old boy system is in place, and Goldman is on AMZN's side (that won't change because of the money), this stock will never correct based on fundamentals. Anyone can easily contrive some BS (blue sky) story on why AMZN will grow into profitability in the future.

    AMZN has had more than it's fair share of bad news. The stock only goes higher. Oh, there are little corrections here and there, so everything "looks" kosher, but the moves down are very controlled, no real sellers and no real buyers (check out the volume).

    I'd really like to know how they manage this. The company loses money, after NINETEEN years, and the stock is at all time highs. This defies ALL logic and points to something else.

    I just want to find out what that something "else" is.
    Sep 24, 2013. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons Why Amazon.com Will Again Miss Revenue Estimates [View article]
    Paulos,

    What do you think about the news that AMZN will begin selling OTC drugs in Japan?
    Sep 23, 2013. 09:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Reasons Why Amazon.com Will Again Miss Revenue Estimates [View article]
    Paulos has been spot on with his analysis. He has gone into great depth, invested a lot of time submitting theories pertaining to AMZN's growth and future. He has been right.

    Take away ALL of the talking heads, everyone's ideas and look at the bottom line. AFTER over 15 years in business, AMZN is losing money. The stock is trading at all time highs.

    Something smells very rotten here.

    Personally, I can't wait for it be uncovered and I hope it makes Paulos a very wealthy man.
    Sep 22, 2013. 07:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cummins: Will This Bull Run Continue? [View article]
    CMI is a favorite for computers to "play" with. Low float makes it easy to squeeze and the stock can move $3 on a 500 share trade. There is a lot of growth built into CMI stock price at this point. Not sure how much higher of a p/e is warranted. although, fundamentals don't seem to matter anymore. Just low float and how many shorts.
    Sep 22, 2013. 07:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Same as it ever was: Shares of Amazon (AMZN) trim their AH loss and are now only down 1%. Though the company, already well-known for its razor-thin profit margins, showed an operating loss the glass is still half full for plenty of investors. While some analysts worry about spiraling costs - the bull camp still sees the Bezos-led spending on fulfillment centers, global growth, digital content, grocery initiatives, web services, etc. as paying off brilliantly in the future. [View news story]
    The fraud lies within the propping of the stock price. I believe that there is some "funny" business going on in the trading of this stock. Low float, easy to squeeze, 100 share trades back and forth by computers whose orders never fill but there are thousands of 100 share buys on the bid so the stock never falls even though the orders never fill. It's a perpetual prop, and the big money comes when investors short the stock and then the computer programs put a new squeeze on and steal the shorts money. I don't believe this will ever end until some of the larger money decides to dump this pos and the rest follow suit.
    Jul 28, 2013. 01:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Accounting Change Stands To Inflate Amazon's Reported Revenues [View article]
    I empathize with you.
    Jul 26, 2013. 02:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Accounting Change Stands To Inflate Amazon's Reported Revenues [View article]
    Goldman increased their price target to 355. This is the reason for the stock being pumped imo. There is no other possible reason. Their quarter was bad, their "growth" is slowing. They are buying their growth and selling more "things", but losing more and more money doing. Competition is heating up on all sectors of their model, and it is strong and relentless companies like GOOG, MSFT, AAPL, EBAY hunting AMZN down. Including WMT in that list also.
    Jul 26, 2013. 02:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Barnes & Noble's Weakness Can Be Extended To Amazon [View article]
    This stock has been propped long before Paulos started writing about it. I am patiently waiting....This will be a huge homerun.

    Just being patient prior to shorting calls in a very large way.
    Jun 27, 2013. 11:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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