I think it's almost a bad omen when Bezos was called "Mastermind" by using drone as last attempt to suck up public funding.
It is almost intuitively and instantaneously bring back the memory on CNBC and other media headlines of "Madoff the Mastermind".
Bezos just used Drone as a publicity Stun, nothing more, nothing less.
Since most stores opened on Thursday which already absorbed a lot of holiday shopping, thus rendered the traditional Cyber Monday less significant. So Bezos used that radical drone notion as almost a last resort to get people's attention. Typically publicity stun works better as an advertizing tactic for some lesser known company names. But everyone already knows Amazon., so it's just a "Yawn".
Also, there was report that missile shots launched to attack us base from a nearby field in Japan yesterday (on Thanksgiving day); it's not clear who did it .
The situation certainly is dangerous right now. Japan just ordered their military fighter jets carrying "heavy weapons" when flying to the disputed space. US Air Force and Japan already sent in multiple rounds of military air planes to challenges China and China responded with more defiance and sending more of their military planes. But it is puzzling as why we want to get involved in China-Japan's disputes; we went in to challenge China on Japan's behalf even before Japan did a thing and then had all Chinese people's anger shifted to us.
Investors have borrowed heaviest, using margin debts to buy stocks. The margin debt has soared to $412.5 billions on the New York Stock Exchange, a 13.2% gain from Jan 2013 and %50% gain from Jan 2012. You can read the full article on CNBC, here is the link.
It's getting interesting, margin debt soared to $378.2 in July 2007.
Walmart, Macy's, Target,Best buy all opened much earlier this year and had terrific sales. So they have likely successfully attracted customers away from Amazon.
Baidu (also Sina,etc) was fined by Beijing Government for using sexual explicit contents as marketing tactics, Baidu was also ordered to restructure and clean up its sites.
The Chinese Embassy in Japan posted an announcement over the weekend asking all Chinese and Japanese-Chinese to voluntarily register with The Chinese Embassy, so they could be effectively helped on scenarios of “sudden events". Because of this announcement, there was a lot of speculation in the Internet spaces over the weekend that China and Japan are both now escalating their conflict and are preparing for a war between these two countries.
Dude, take easy, we all know your job as a troll on the Amazon board pays you 50¢ per post and you can easily earn more than two decent hot dogs a day. Good for you ;).
We all know the reason why unemployment rate has reached a plateau and refused to go down, that is because our country is short of qualified workers, not the companies ain't willing to hire! (I have first hand experience----i.e., it's very hard to hire one good employee. And it's a liability if you are not careful enough and hire someone who either lacks technical qualifications or lack of personal characters.
From here, regardless what Fed does or doesn't, it will make little positive difference in anything and everything, but risk negatively affect the economy and social stability in a BIG way!.
The top 1% has been in stocks all along and sitting in huge profit waiting to book
The lower 47% always just try to make their ends met. They were not, are not, and will never be in stocks.
The middle and up-middle class who are frugal enough to save some money to play the stocks FINALLY put their savings back in stocks this years, especially after July (October had a huge cash inflow to stocks).
Now let's see who else need to buy???
THAT, shows you have NO CLUE about what is going on in China. What I posted are facts, or you can call it BS or ignore it if it is not something that you want to hear.. As I said, do your own research, or hire/pay someone to research it for you if you can't read the information in Chinese characters. In China,business reply on politics.
p.s. no alias of me here. Good luck to you.
Bo Xilai interviewed Robin Li in 2009, which was arranged with the help of Jiang Zhi(姜志），Baidu's regional business manager in Chong Qing then. Bo at the time was the golden child for the top power, well, you can do your research. Robin Li is not that savvy, he was luck for a long period of time, but I won't be surprised if Baidu the stock visit 50 or lower sometime in the next 5-10 years.
By the way, it's not smart that Robin tried to open business in Japan, the two countries can go to war anytime.
Xi has been consolidating power after the government transition and has finally firmly established him after trial and sentence of Bo Xilai to lifetime in prison. They have only recently started taking aims at clear muddy water in media and business world. You apparently not worth conversing with. Good luck, I have no interest in Baidu.
Many business men/executives and other elites made wrong bets in 2010-2011 when Bo Xi lai was looking very hot and non-stoppable to the top power then. So many went to Chong Qing to show their support to Bo (as a political investment). Those who supported Bo have been gradually purged and fallen out of favor, along with Bo's downfall. Sad, but it's the same game everywhere.
1. Robin Li (of Baidu), Charles Zhang (of SOHU), etc, made wrong political bet on Bo Xi Lai, and went to Chong Qing to Support Bo's agendas. That, will not bode well for them with the Current Chinese Government, as Xi Jin Ping now has won the Power Struggle and Bo is out of China's political scene for good.
2. The Current Chinese Government is and will be imposing more internet rules and social/media orders, their focus in the next 10 years is political stability, not growth.
So my genuine advice is to sell Baidu at the current price, keep in cash for better opportunity, such as upcoming Twitter and Alibaba's IPO.
DNDN actually has a cancer drug for treating Prostate cancer. I think there is a high probability that DNDN going into the $9-12 range in the next few week/months. Heck, that stock once traded from $5 to $24 in a week (on drug news)! in 2007.