The problem impacts all web sites that provide user-generated reviews, not just Amazon or Yelp, thought fraud is probably more prevalent on these two websites because of their popularity.
The news at Capstone (CPST), at the tail end of the news, Zacks rates Capstone a buy. Feel free to click my screen name. I said the following before the close at DRYS. Shorty getting a tiny squeeze - More pain coming for shorty - and DRYS closes up 7.64% today.
CSCO going to $35 plus post earnings.
Buy the CSCO May 15th $30 calls prior to earnings.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Amazon employs good data scientists, but bad decision makers. More than 50% of their reviews look fake, and that makes it difficult for data scientists to design algorithms to identify fakes, when fakes represent the majority: looking at outliers or abnormal activity does not work in this case, because the outlier or abnormal reviews are more likely to be genuine than fake. But who cares anyway, we all know that reviews should be taken with a big grain of salt, and that Amazon has a conflict of interest: tolerating fake reviews that are good if it boost sales. Though in my opinion, most reader can easily smell the fakes.
WARNING to all my POOR sweet AMZN and Dow/Nasdaq BASHER LOSERS and BASHER RETARDOS, again......girls, whenever you see any Dow/Nasdaq favorite's message board deluged with BASH NONSENSE, as happened yesterday, then you can be absolutely CERTAIN that the Dow/Nasdaq PUT WRITERS in the slimy wall street club planted most of absurd BASH messages, in order to hoodwink amateur DUPES into purchasing gazillions of WORTHLESS PUTS....and today's action WIPED OUT most of the Dow/Nasdaq favorites' PUTS, as per the SUPER BULL market norm. Time to turn on your brains, girls....re-read my typical GENIUS posts and EDUCATE yourselves how stocks REALLY trade, as opposed the DISINFO NONSENSE purveyed by the inherited money ivy league bozos in the wall street club
Missed on NFLX.
But picked up more July AMZN calls today.
One of the few superior stocks that you can stick in your portfolio and know WITHOUT DOUBT it will be trading far higher by the time May 2016 arrives...a genuine NO FEAR stock!!
But wait, couldn't the slower growth on the retail side be attributed to the greater mix of 3rd party sales of which only the fee portion is counted. In reality the actual volume of goods sold through Amazon is surely growing much stronger. Gotcha... nice try. I hate to be the guy who debunks all your statements but its like you are teeing it up for me and handing me a big wiffle ball bat. Too funny.