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post #2656 of 4971
I was actually thinking that google is probably looking close to an exit point for me.

Might be convinced to buy back in if it drops back to the 500s but it might be time to take my money and run
post #2657 of 4971

anyone know when Goog is splitting?  does it just happen randomly, or will we know..?

post #2658 of 4971
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Originally Posted by Dbear View Post

anyone know when Goog is splitting?  does it just happen randomly, or will we know..?

It is sort of a non-issue really. If it happens, it will be announced plenty of time in advance. I doubt they plan to do it....

It might open up the stock a tiny bit to people who can't buy shares in multiples of $600 but those people account for so little volume that it won't make much difference.
post #2659 of 4971

So when they announced it back like months ago, it was just a "we might split, sometime.."?

post #2660 of 4971
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I was actually thinking that google is probably looking close to an exit point for me.
Might be convinced to buy back in if it drops back to the 500s but it might be time to take my money and run

I'd have to agree. I don't like what's in their pipeline. Adwords is still a money making machine, but it's plateauing. self driving cars is imo a money pit, and won't ever come to fruition. Google glass is another google project that is built by engineers for engineers. It's really only a matter of time before it misses estimates, drops and has no real catalysts to bring it back.

But then again I don't invest in tech much these days. There's so many great undervalued stocks, it's hard to make a case to risk money on many tech plays.
post #2661 of 4971
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I'd have to agree. I don't like what's in their pipeline. Adwords is still a money making machine, but it's plateauing. self driving cars is imo a money pit, and won't ever come to fruition. Google glass is another google project that is built by engineers for engineers. It's really only a matter of time before it misses estimates, drops and has no real catalysts to bring it back.
But then again I don't invest in tech much these days. There's so many great undervalued stocks, it's hard to make a case to risk money on many tech plays.

Like what?
post #2662 of 4971
You don't see GOOG eventually dominating the smartphone/tablet market? Hell...PC even, if MSFT is stupid enough to try a walled garden on x86?
post #2663 of 4971
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Originally Posted by CYstyle View Post

I'd have to agree. I don't like what's in their pipeline. Adwords is still a money making machine, but it's plateauing. self driving cars is imo a money pit, and won't ever come to fruition. Google glass is another google project that is built by engineers for engineers. It's really only a matter of time before it misses estimates, drops and has no real catalysts to bring it back.
But then again I don't invest in tech much these days. There's so many great undervalued stocks, it's hard to make a case to risk money on many tech plays.

I'm actually looking around, thinking quite the opposite. Most things, IMO are looking expensive. Out of the 15-20 stocks I fallow I'm only looking at 3 or 4 as if they're on the cheap side.
post #2664 of 4971
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I'm actually looking around, thinking quite the opposite. Most things, IMO are looking expensive. Out of the 15-20 stocks I fallow I'm only looking at 3 or 4 as if they're on the cheap side.

Yeah taking profits and going cash heavy after these last couple weeks of stocks running up on anemic volume. I rather sit on sidelines and act after ecb/fed action or inaction.

But just speaking relatively, GOOG a bit expensive at all time highs I rather opt for something else. With resistance ahead, I rather see which direction it will go hypothetically and sacrifice a little profit for safety than be the hero
post #2665 of 4971
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You don't see GOOG eventually dominating the smartphone/tablet market? Hell...PC even, if MSFT is stupid enough to try a walled garden on x86?
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Like what?

I would have no doubts if Google was putting the manpower and resources behind conquering the tablet and pc market. Androids a tough competitor to Apple's ios but the only way Goog profits from it would be mobile ads, or App sales through it's Google Play store, and later with Google Wallet. or theoretically if it can get Motorola out of the dumps.

But IOS store supports 2-3x as many countries as Android does. Google does cover the main bases, North America/ Europe but misses a lot of the Middle East and also South East Asia which is experiencing a huge growth in smart phones. Google also hasn't been as dominate in Mobile ads as it has with online advertising, esp internationally where other countries have learned and developed their own localized versions.

Google Checkout is old and clunky. The lack of adoption of Merchants onto Google Checkout is gonna make it hard to get their mobile Wallet successful.

They should fire their M&A guys. They got pretty lucky the 6 billion buyout of GRPN never happened, would have been a huge disaster. They have the resources and the reach to grow, they just need to hire better people and not so many book smart ivy league-rs. Some recent product misses, are just like WTF? If you listened to me I woulda told you that was gonna fail.
post #2666 of 4971
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I've been looking at GS or JPM for a while now and still haven't made a decision. I was going to pull the trigger when GS wast at around $98 a couple of weeks back, but didn't. Fuck.

Funny, so have I. I got in DB at 28ish and I expect it to bounce back along with the rest of the American banks whenever it is that happens, but it is roughly 1/3 its old average whereas GS and JPM are less than half. Are you short term or long term on these stocks if they became available at prices two weeks ago. I am holding it for at least 2 years (or more if needed) and hopefully then DB will have at least doubled and EU emerging out of the woods. Any thoughts?

Also, best buy on GS I ever saw was my friend in uni who bought GS at 50 something just before Mr Buffet bought in and has now been investing in real estate. A true value investor.
post #2667 of 4971
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I would have no doubts if Google was putting the manpower and resources behind conquering the tablet and pc market. Androids a tough competitor to Apple's ios but the only way Goog profits from it would be mobile ads, or App sales through it's Google Play store, and later with Google Wallet. or theoretically if it can get Motorola out of the dumps.
But IOS store supports 2-3x as many countries as Android does. Google does cover the main bases, North America/ Europe but misses a lot of the Middle East and also South East Asia which is experiencing a huge growth in smart phones. Google also hasn't been as dominate in Mobile ads as it has with online advertising, esp internationally where other countries have learned and developed their own localized versions.
Google Checkout is old and clunky. The lack of adoption of Merchants onto Google Checkout is gonna make it hard to get their mobile Wallet successful.
They should fire their M&A guys. They got pretty lucky the 6 billion buyout of GRPN never happened, would have been a huge disaster. They have the resources and the reach to grow, they just need to hire better people and not so many book smart ivy league-rs. Some recent product misses, are just like WTF? If you listened to me I woulda told you that was gonna fail.

Old and clunky? It is relatively new and is leaps and bounds cleaner to use than paypal (which is essentially its real competition).
post #2668 of 4971
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Old and clunky? It is relatively new and is leaps and bounds cleaner to use than paypal (which is essentially its real competition).

 

just you wait until seas of different payment options for desktop.  other than that, there are 23429340234958 different mobile payment options popping up all over the map in addition to Square...

post #2669 of 4971
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Old and clunky? It is relatively new and is leaps and bounds cleaner to use than paypal (which is essentially its real competition).

Number of Paypal merchants Vastly outnumber the number of Google Checkout Merchants. Even if both options are offered, I'd estimate roughly 90+% of the business goes through paypal vs Google Checkout.

+1 on chogall. Everyone on their mother is coming out with payment processing systems.

Just the other day http://technorati.com/business/article/retail-giants-team-up-for-mobile/
post #2670 of 4971
Took the plunge and bought some BRK.B today. I intend to hold it for the next few years.
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