I thought by selling my very volatile SWS at 57
(dumb move) and buying INTU 58 that I would have a
company that would move steadily higher. This fluctuation
is giving me a head ache.
Any input to why, I
know the float is low, and earnings are due out.
To:Will i am west..
Please be more cautious
before placing me in the same league as "old
Quite obviously, Old CPA's strategy of being NEGATIVE
on expectations, yet paradoxically net LONG speaks
to a subtle intelligence which is far beyond my
capabilities of analysis-both equity and
I will attempt to improve the quality of my
sarcasm, in the meantime rest assured that I would not
short a firm which has improved it's earnings at the
rate of 16% annually (over the past 5 years), which
commands 80% of the accounting software market... etc,
etc. INTU is a compelling story, a story which we both
Whoever said that must not have done their
homework. Comments like that only shows how many
"investors" are ignorant of the basic info on the businesses
in which they are "invested" in. Most often, they
are more knowledgeable about the stock prices on a
given day or week or month. It only presents great
opportunity to those who are in the know.
Leader with dominant market share in
personal finance, tax and small business accounting
INTU investment portfolio include Excite,
Checkfree, Verisign, Concentric, and Security First Tech,
worth more than $1.5 billion.
ebill presentment and payment! One of the best e biz
model there is.
this bill presentment and payment opportunity,
and if they can integrate it with quickbooks and
qucken software this could be the blockbuster we are
-Intu is in one of the best
positions of anyone to incorporate this into their web
site--this could propel us into the new millenium with huge
growth in revenues and income-
long on INTU
are amusing as hell, but I have a message for
both of you:
implied v: Get a clue. Way more
folks are using tax prep software each year. If you're
trying to scare us, you're doin' a piss-poor job of it.
(But I liked the 'abascus' reference. That showed your
elevator is at least gettin' to the 2nd floor; but it
ain't makin' the 3rd yet). Short some more wise-guy;
and we will see if you still be hangin' here come
Old CPA: You gotta triple your
dosage minimum. Actually, upon further review of your
posts on this board, I recommend electro-shock therapy
and a bend-over in front of Nurse Ratchett. You be
one sick mo fo.
Thanks "Old CPA" for outlining how we can
anticipate a disappointing quarter, clearly fewer and fewer
people are using tax preparation software each and every
year. It's common knowledge that INTU's operating
margin (for 1998) of 12.4% is woefully inadequate,
moreover the previous quarter's revenue derived from
INTU's TurboTax unit increased at a measley 25% (vs.
prior year). Yes "Old CPA", it looks bleak indeed,
please forward on to me the stock symbols of the
assorted Manila based abacus manufacturers whose prospects
are far more intriging than this old hag.
We would like to apologize
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had another slow day closing down 7/8 to $78 7/16.
Support is still being held and the base is continuing.
None of the major indicators are giving buy or sell
signals. For the long term MSFT will definitely make
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is up and running! Intuit has enlisted 10 billers
and is ahead of Transpoint. The momentum will pick up
around the end of this year. This market will be bigger
than the combined markets of payroll and taxes due to
its monthly-recurrent nature.
payroll, it dwarfs taxes. It's probably the biggest kind
of routine financial transaction that exists," said
Bill Harris, Intuit's chief executive.
Intuit tests billing on Web site
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
May 20, 1999, 1:00 p.m.
Personal finance software firm Intuit is
quietly testing online billing and payment on its
Quicken.com Web site, though it has just seven firms that let
consumers view and pay bills online through the site.
That number puts Intuit slightly ahead of rival
TransPoint, which has three billers up and running now and
five due in a week. But the scanty numbers also
illustrate the current dilemma of online billing: Where are
Intuit said it expects to bring
its pilot testing to full operation by late summer.
The promise of electronic bill presentment and
payment (EBPP) is widely recognized among banks and
"It dwarfs payroll, it dwarfs taxes. It's
probably the biggest kind of routine financial transaction
that exists," said Bill Harris, Intuit's chief
executive. But online billing and payment, he said, faces a
chicken-and-egg problem: To attract consumers to pay bills
online, it takes a significant number of billers
presenting invoices online. But billers want enough
potential payers to justify their investment in the