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Those Who This Morning Thought Markets Would Close Up Deserve To Lose Everything They Did — And Why Is ‘Ferrari’ UP?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Of course using base material from ‘MarketWatch’.


Click to ENLARGE. Again from ‘MarketWatch’ — where else?


The mentality and acumen of many of my fellow investors amaze I!

Why would you think — on a FRIDAY — with New York & California closing down, that THE SMART MONEY (and yes, I do count myself among those (SMILE, SMILE)) would go LONG into the weekend. [‘Long’, meaning without taking risk off the table.]

That is not how it works. Smart money is risk averse. They are NOT going to get caught short over the weekend in case things really start to unravel. Best to unwind position and keep your powder dry for Monday.

All that said, I am LONG — and have been for 20-years! But, I am SMART MONEY.

I knew that we would close down today. Had to. If we hadn’t, I would have despaired.


I am keeping an eye on Ferrari.

Now, in the case of Ferrari — I did sell! I had owned Ferrari for YEARS, since it was spun off from ‘Fiat Chrysler‘ in 2014!

I will buy it back — later in the year.

But, why is it going up NOW?

How is rushing out buying cars right now.

Very strange.

I feel bad for the stupid money. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

Those Who Sold Amazon (AMZN) Stock Last Week, On Coronavirus Fears, Are STUPID And Don’t Deserve To Own AMZN.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. AMZN ‘quote’ from ‘MarketWatch’.


How STUPID can you be? Selling Amazon on fears of the Coronavirus is beyond stupid. It defies credulity.

The Coronavirus is GREAT for Amazon. Jeeeez!

Think about it for Christ’s sake.

People don’t want to go Walmart, the Mall or their supermarket. They are going to stay at home and order ONLINE — from, guess who, Amazon.

I was telling my daughter to BUY AMZN!

I don’t need to buy AMZN!

I have owned AMZN since 2014. SMILE. Not selling anytime soon. SMILE.

I am GLAD the stupid investors are out of AMZN. I can’t abide stupid investors. Good riddance. Leave AMZN for the seasoned pros like I. Thanks. SMILE.

I was long 2008 to 2012. No reason to NOT be so now. Thanks. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge

I Believe That ‘Pinterest’ (PINS) Stock Could Be The Next ‘Etsy’ Or Even A Micro-AMZN!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From ‘marketwatch.com’. Symbol PINS.


I got into Etsy and AMZN late — though in the case of AMZN it would be very. v. v. churlish of I to complain. SMILE.

Well, with PINS I am hoping NOT to make that mistake. From what I can see PINS is in a great position to greatly improve upon its user base and Ad. revenue. So, I got into PINS shortly after the IPO. It was a tough road to hoe the last few weeks but today it was pay dirt. Still a long way to go BUT I am typically a VERY LONG TERM buy-and-hold investor.

So, I am banking on PINS. I don’t own that many as yet. But, I will slowly increase my stake.

So, just wanted to SHARE this with you. Have a look. What have YOU got to lose?


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by Anura Guruge

IBM The Supreme Irony: Says 90% All World Data Created In Last 2 Years — And IBM’s Revenues Declined!


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by Anura Guruge


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Punch-drunk IBM, 40% layoff.

>> “Think” sign — Aug. 28, 2014.
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>> Gene Amdahl & I.
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>> Malaysia flight 370: And ‘Poor’ IBM.

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From IBM’s Website itself. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Here is the link to the original: https://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/bigdata/what-is-big-data.html.


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Click to ENLARGE and read. From ‘marketwatch.com’. Here is the URL: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ibm-is-shrinking-and-the-future-looks-ugly-2015-10-20


Talk about irony.

This unprecedented, hard to imagine (let alone quantify) exponential explosion in data over the last 2 years, and IBM, in theory the BEST company to have profited from it given that it has servers, storage, software and services, saw its revenues decline — over that very same period.

This is not right. This reflects on management.

THINK.


The Next Billion Internet Users: Graphics From An ISP Organization.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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A lady by the name of Shannon Hamilton contacted me yesterday and asked whether I would be willing to share some graphics about the demographics of the next billion Internet users.

I agreed and she sent me a link today. They are from: http://www.internetserviceproviders.org/blog/

You can find all the graphics here.


Here are a few snippets from their site, reproduced here per permission from Shannon Hamilton.

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