Feel for all rudderless people, yest. Unfortunately they exist, always have been and always will be.
Full of 'impacted fecal material' . . . 'stupid' . . 'whiny racist pinheads' . . . 'insipid boneheads.' I guess we know who spreads hate. You are a sad case, probably an embarrassment to those who love you anyway. Spend time with them this holiday.
It might well drop a hundred, even more. But your 'inconsequental business' is a stretch. At a theater a couple is out thirty bucks plus to watch one overrated Hollywood movie. Or drive to your sleazy convenience store for Redbox's slim pickings. With Netflix you get the best of all nations (Brit, Dane, German, French, Indian, Italian, Korean) for $7.99/mo.
Get a second minimum wage job. Or move to where there are jobs, or both. Bootstrap - just like generations have done, which is what made America great. Merry Christmas.
'Multicultural' is not homogenized. It is Christmas. It is a religous event. Generic PC expressions are sterile. This nation is 80% favorable to JC, which is common in the world. They celebrate. No problem. Merry Christmas.
Obviously you are ignorant about Bush. He's far from a 'moron.' He has dylexia, which makes reading prepared speeches via teleprompter a nightmare.
Tesla isn't a tech company - unless you consider my electric golf cart 'tech.' It's a boutique automobile manufacturer with its eye on the big market. Auto manufacturers are capital intensive.
Yeah - if you live near one of the 56 recharging stations, ignore the fact that the electricity comes from a Nuke and you have $80K to drop.
Hybrids make sense NOW.
Winners sit around and tell funny stories. Losers yell, "Shut up and deal."
Or whine for the SEC.
Can't see it. Netflix's price is too high. They have no bankable assets to help structure a deal. Tiny margin, thin cash flow, etc.
Agree. The show is too dark. It's an attempt at copying the British orginal. Doesn't capture the Light Fun Evil of the Brit production, which incidentally is available on Netflix. House of Cards is not a Sopranos or Breaking Bad 'must see.'
It'll correct with one negative subscriber quarter IMO. Failed financial model? I dunno. Netflix can tap advertizing, PPV for newer flicks and it seems to me they are in a much stronger position negotiating content packages. Maybe the stock is a tulip but the company's financial model is okay.
There is no question it's bad juju. And it doesn't even require manipulation between firms. Brokerage houses, banks, hedges, insurers, mutuals and investment bankers all play, which is why there is no reform. Some estimate 70% of NYSE volume is short-term. I hate to admit it as a day trader, but the answer is very very simple: painful surtax on very short term gains. If you trade a stock in-out twice in a month, for example, an 80% gain tax. It would kill day trading and the options market. But it would create a much stronger securities base.
Interesting observation on watchdogs forced out. Thanks.
Eighteen months ago it looked like Netflix might be headed for BR - huge obligations, risk of customer turnover, it's international business incurring major losses, no borrowing power, big bad Amazon in the rearview mirror.
Since then: subscriber base growing steadily, content purchases balanced to cash flow, no sign of Amazon, Verizon-RedBox streaming a bust, Netflix's position negotiating content deals much stronger.
I don't know if they will succeed big time or fail big time. None of us do. But we are seeing a new industry evolving - and that is fascinating.
If you day trade as your moniker suggests, then you are observing two things. First, there are huge spreads on the bid and ask, sometimes only a few hundred shares separating a dollar in price. Second, observe all the 100sh transactions. They dominate NFLX daily volume. I've day traded successfully for 13 years. Never seen the like. It's pretty obvious: program trading automatically weighting the buy/sell based on accumulated price offerings. Ergo regular transaction volume is actually much smaller than daily volume suggests. Ergo moderate sized transactions can move the price big time.
So IMO it's not evil 'manipulation'. It is smart people doing what your Congress and your President allow -frequent trading. It could be stopped easily enough.
It's quite possible this trading is being conducted by federally insured banks. Congress could stop that too.
Anybody know if the Volker Report addresses this problem?
We all know what this issue is about - sensitivity to the Hispanic vote. In general they are voting Democrat. The Republican coalition is fragile at best, so they want Hispanic votes too. Ergo no tough border enforcement. Ergo no territorial integrity. You can say 'immigration is good for low wage jobs' or 'sheltering the oppressed' or giftwrap it any way you want, but ultimately it's about votes.
Nobody said representative government works very well.
Definitely, for voting, employment and benefit eligibility.
The ACLU types who see voter ID's as akin to Hitler leading to the idenfication of vulnerable groups are sadly ignorant. We have a Constitution. Other modern countries have ID's. We have ID for SSI, Medicare, Food Stamps, driving, etc. Why not just one?
I am with you.
I bought from George in the old Houston days. And I've made money trading JOSB over the years. MW's current mgt, I'd prefer JOSB taking over.
Immoral? What planet do you live on? They may not book all obligations but they are footnoted. Public! Buyer Beware. The disagreement is as old as CEO's and CPA's - is it reasonable to book certain obligations when the revenue side cannot be reasonably estimated.