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Amazon Stock Price, Despite 2015 Q4 Results ‘Miss’, Unchanged Over 48 Hours!

by Anura Guruge


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AMZN chart from “marketwatch.com” on Friday, January 29, 2016 — 1:35pm. Note that current price is HIGHER than it was at 2pm on Wednesday, i.e., 48 hours ago! All of yesterday’s wild swings was ‘just in the wash’.


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I said it last night. These wild, knee-jerk selling/buying of Amazon shares, is hilarious (and profitable) to watch IF you are a disciplined investor.

After-market and pre-market before Friday opening the stock was down over $85. But once the markets opened it settled at around down ~$50. BUT it had made roughly $45 on Thursday ahead of the results. As the chart above demonstrates AMZN is actually trading HIGHER than it was at 2pm on Wednesday — i.e., just 48 hours ago! So all of the last 24 hours, to long-term professional traders like I, was nothing but ‘froth’ — comes out ‘in the wash’. As I said last night it is great for option trading and I did, as is my incurable addiction, wrote two options on AMZN today. Could not resist.

Just trying to bring some sanity to bear, BUT it is OK. Somebody has to drive the stock. Enjoy.


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Amazon 2015 Q4 Results Were OK, After Market Trading Hilarious — Analysts Estimates Are SO Bogus.

by Anura Guruge


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From ‘marketwatch.com’. Click to ENLARGE and view here.


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From “New York Times” — see below for link to original. Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Click here to access “New York Times” original.


Amazon in 2015 Q4 had hugely impressive revenue numbers, 22% up, and made a profit of $1/share.

That is pretty damn good.

So what is the supposed problem? These numbers missed the so called ‘analysts estimates’. So bloody what? Analysts estimates are bogus. Made up. Pie-in-the-bloody-sky. They mean nothing. I have never paid any attention to analysts estimates — because the word says it all, ‘ESTIMATES’.

The after market trading was hilarious. Yes, as I have said before I own a fair number of Amazon shares. Amazon is my biggest financial holding. Even after it lost $85 (on paper) in after market I still have an investment in AMZN which is greater than the value of our house (which, of course, is a very modest dwelling). But the after market trading did not faze me in the slightest. It actually just amused me no end. Yes, I am an addicted option trader. This type of irrational volatility is a sheer boon for option traders. I feel BAd for the amateurs. They are the ones that suffer in crazy scenarios like this. Tomorrow morning so many will sell on fear. The professionals, including I, will trade that fear. I might even buy more shares.

People have to stop listening to analysts. What do they know? What did they get right over the last 40 years.

Do your own research. Play your own convictions. 


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by Anura Guruge