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  • techstrategy techstrategy Dec 3, 2012 8:57 AM Flag

    sad: remember the days in 1980;s to 1990's when the stock market went up and the dolar did to with it

    Your comment is absolutely related to Amazon's valuation. The money made in the financial markets is now from trading, not investing. The solution is actually to NOT increase dividend taxes or to do so minimally (to 20%) but to extend the ST capital gains holding period to 3 years. 3-5 years 20% and 5 years or more 15%. Doing that would lead to real investment in productive assets again, bring the market back into balance and restore trust in the markets.

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    • Bruce:

      You've sunk to a new low. For months you've been predicting the demise of Amazon, now you're trying to implement it. Does Amazon is Earths most customer centric company. Main street was destroyed years ago, by Walmart, Home Depot, BBY, etc etc. Amazon offers customers more choice and selection. Are you against all internet shopping, or just Amazon?

      Keep on losing money, your pathetic efforts to affect the stock price is laughable.

      I am for local shopping. Much better small independently owned retailers, but TGT and WMT are still much better than Amazon because significantly more of the value remains circulating in the local economy.

      Amazon's artificial tax subsidy led people to believe it was a more efficient model. It will become clear in time that Amazon's model is NOT more efficient than TGT or WMT. In terms of internet shopping, I am a strong advocate of Google's solution which essentially enables consumers to optimize for price, location and source. It is an inherently superior approach to Amazon's which leverages the already overbuilt distribution and retail infrastructure rather than investing more new capital in what needn't be built.

      The only pathetic thing is "investors" cheerleading epic malinvestment simply because float manipulating algos have (temporarily) increased the value of the company based on how the stock trades rather than its underlying economic value capture potential.

      So laugh at my efforts... I encouraged you and others to vote your values with your wallets... You are entitled to your perspective, even if it will be proven laughable over the longer term.

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      • Bruce:

        Implementing it would mean sending a detailed, thoughtful and critical analysis to the states and the state pension plans why ANY subsidy of Amazon's buildout or ownership of its stock/bonds is undermining their LT solvency.


      • I'm not sure why having money stay in a local community is good for everyone. It may be better for that community since walmart employees live nearby, but the ups drivers and people who work for Amazon need paychecks too. Amazon provides a valuable service, and their customer satisfaction is the highest of all retailers. I think perhaps you're stuck in the past. We used to go down to the local hardware with our tv tubes and test them ourselves, that's changed now!

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

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