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  • varchild2010 varchild2010 Jan 3, 2012 5:20 PM Flag

    Pricing Action...strange...but not unexpected

    Don't know what happened today. Strong rally building in the open and then modest pull back in gains and then its red.

    hmm... Only thing to justify it is seeing OIL rally big time and the US Dollar drop big time. Both stories not good for consumer cyclical names.

    But, an OIL spike has the potential to motivate his heinous Barack Obama to approve of the Oil Pipeline....which could then trigger a short term pull back in the Oil prices.

    Reality is America has been a net Exporter in Oil, with tons and tons of supply, and oil prices above $100 make NO SENSE to me. But, I don't trade oil or commodities.

    Afterhours the stock jumps over 50 cents a share. So, strange.

    Holiday Sales story hasn't changed nor has the huge strength in the 2012 video games lineup for the current Q1 changed...

    I mean this is just January through end of March:

    1)Final Fantasy 13-2

    2)Mass Effect 3

    3)Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

    4)Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    5)Twisted Metal

    6)Tekken Prime (3DS)

    7)Tales of the Abyss (3DS)

    8)Inversion (possible sleeper hit of 2012)

    9)UFC Undisputed 3

    10)Max Payne 3

    11) Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)

    12) Resident Evil Revelations (3DS)

    and on and on and on...

    If this 3 month lineup was the 2011 Christmas Season lineup, it would have been nearly just as strong minus "Call of Duty MW3/Battlefield 3" impacts.

    Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D land will continue to sell strong units during these 3 months as well as people use their gift cards for either of these 2 great titles.

    Oh and of course the PS VITA arrives this quarter as well.

    So....GME sells off today? uhm...strange indeed! Typical January swoon perhaps like we saw a year ago.

    XBOX 360 has:

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    • My call options are slipping away. 20 cents to go. i guess I could buy them back on any pullback.

      • 1 Reply to francozampetti
      • I have no insights into Gamestop Christmas sales as I am just like any other individual investor... ie Not an insider.

        All I can say is what's publicly released by Gamestop or by a stock analyst report.

        But, regardless of what the sales look like one has to be extremely cautious here.

        What we do not want to see Gamestop do to itself.is to cannablize themselves with digital sales growth like Barnes and Noble.

        My wish for Gamestop's CEO is to give us long investors a clearer picture into how Gamestop is going to succeed as a hybrid. IN my opinion Gamestop has options to share the digital sales revenue with the bricks stores. But, where is Gamestop headed?

        Take Spawn Labs for example. In a recent Gamespot article of was revealed that Gamestop wants to charge a fee when you buy a game in-store if you want to play it on your tablet or smartphone.

        What about the games I already own?? I am concerned here with their business model for spawn labs.

        If I can't activate Titles I own then Spawn Labs will fail and yet a successful Spawn Labs will destroy the console market. GAMESTOP is walking a tightrope.

    • bodi36@ymail.com bodi36 Jan 5, 2012 11:24 AM Flag

      Varchild any ideas on the sales gamestop did over the christmas holiday's ? any insight on that as of now

    • bodi36@ymail.com bodi36 Jan 4, 2012 9:22 AM Flag

      Sure looks like gamestop is heading down again prolly around to 22.50 to 23.00. It would be a buy for sure at 22.00

    • Well, I hope we stay under $25 until after options expire on the 20th. But I have a feeling my shares are going to be called away.

 
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