I only encourage all of you to think critically about the current state of affairs... Common sense tells you there is much more risk than is "priced in". Let those who created this mess hold all the risk..
Even you recognize how tortured your counterfactuals are... Capitalism is good. When responding to Fed/TBTF WS price signals that exist only to try to perpetuate their unsustainable value capture, it destroys value. I'm simply hoping price discovery happens sooner rather than later because its suppression is doing permanent damage to society because real resources are finite and path dependence matters.
Nothing is binary Sybs... But trading financial assets creates very little value. It primarily redistributes that which was created elsewhere.... Which would be fine if financial sector profits hadn't grown to double digit share of GDP from skimming while privatizing gains and socializing losses...
To do this you have to take advantage of people in need by employing them for the least amount of money possible, and then sell it to otherz for the most amount of money possible. You must essentailly rip off two sides of the equation and keep the differencethereby being a 'sinner' that throwz stonez or going broke being an altruistic monk.
No such thingz az 'unproductive' land - to farm and disturb said landz not only interferez with the DEP and EPA mandates , but also works to scar gods creation and harm hiz endangered animalz - all in the name of a 'golden' calf which you seem to worship.
Commercializing a waste to transportation fuel technology.
"But a good heuristic would be doing that which creates value rather than just redistributing or skimming it..."
I already answered. But a good heuristic would be doing that which creates value rather than just redistributing or skimming it...
The people who have invested in my startups share my values... And, they understand that attempting to do what hadn't been accomplished before creates value, even when it "fails" since the knowledge helps to guide future investments. But, you'll never be more than a stooge for a parasite.
Youre in no position to jump into sybby's thread and abuse tech. Work on your own problemz - lord knowz there are many to chose from.
Sybby knowz that sybs a sinner and confessez daily for them by way of yahoo posts that call the lot of humanity stupid, and describe in detail tradez that work to scalp otherz for sybby's benefit. But you insist that yourz iz a ritious and 'productive' cause - sybs just wants to know. More so - sybs simply wants a laugh at ultimate in hypocracy and denial.
If the TTM earnings mattered that much the PE would not be 500 or 600. Obviously the market is focused on a longer term scenario. You were bashing the stock at $160. How did that help someone who went short on your advice and lost over 100%?
Techstrategy: "We're all sinners Sybs... "
Techstrategy, you're one of the worst sinners. How much money have you made other people waste on your start-ups?
You're the parasite. You're the bigger example of malinvestment than MOMO stocks.
Bwahahahaha . . .
Not what I'm doing Sybs... Growing biomass on otherwise unproductive land... Waste to energy technology. Etc... And more. Generally focused on changing the economics of "sustainability" to make it profitable (because I do believe in capitalism)...
Actually my point is that all of Amazon's business are related to it's core so it is unlike Sears to a large degree. Was All-State this big?
"Amazon's cloud had five times the computing capacity of its 14 nearest ... of Amazon versus Google, Microsoft, Salesforce and IBM"
I doubt it. How many times greater are the number of sku's for Amazon's catalog vs. Sears? A million times? Ten million? Could any even hold a Sears catalog in their hands if were even twice as big as it was? It is more than amusing to see you try to dance around the issue of technology by citing the existance of a few hulking mainframes an average shopper could never touch. You needed the PC and now mobile devices to be as powerful as they've gotten and here's the important part, ubiquitous in the lives of the consumer masses to accomplish what Amazon has. There is no denying the role of technology in this.
We're all sinners Sybs... The question is whether we try to make the world a better place and look out for one another, or whether we simply exploit others... I try to do the former and encourage others to as well...
Its simply being an amzn and nflx of energy. Enron did the same and we all know how that went.
What else do you got going on that you would deem 'productive'
Actually Sybs, I'm saying if the stock market collapsed altogether in a cascading default and all financial assets were wiped out (including shorts/puts not being honored), I'd be just fine... I have world class IP targeted at fundamental societal challenges (energy, food and water) with significant cash positions to see the technologies developed. I'm not dependent upon the parasitic financial system and "market" that is killing our nation and our children's future.
My AMZN short and GLD long are expressions of what has to happen to restore balance to the system and put us back on a healthy path (what would happen if we had non manipulated markets...). I hold them because I believe it is important to vote one's values with one's wallet, in purchases and in investments.
Tech - you say that you dont play the immoral gamez of the markets by only investing in 'productive' assets - yet you are a recovering crack head optionz addict and a proplonent of GLD - last sybby checked, neither of those 2 thingz are too 'productive'. Just sayin - 'let he who iz without sin cast the 1st stone' - youseem to be chucking lots of stonez at ol sybby in your ritiousness - you just have bad aim.