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  • Facebook and Google: Monetizing Mobile

    By Andrew Best - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: FB, GOOG

    While it's true that no company has mastered the mobile ad game yet, it's absurd to think it won't be mastered.  

    It's equally absurd to think that "mobile ads" will be a "winner take all" type industry.

    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) have both seen their share prices take a major hit over the past couple months in large part because of the migration more »

  • Facebook... More Reasons to BUY!

    By Andrew Best - October 27, 2012 | Tickers: FB, GOOG

    A wise man, by the name of Warren Buffett, once said:

    "Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful"

    I got body slammed in the comment section of my recent article where I recommend buying shares in Facebook ). 

    People made some good points.  Almost no one agreed with me.  

    While those particular comments in isolation don't represent enough opinions to cover the entire investing more »

  • Hey Google! Is Bing for Real?

    By Andrew Best - October 27, 2012 | Tickers: GOOG, MSFT

    Should the mighty Google be remotely afraid of Bing?

    Google ) currently has about a 66.7% stranglehold on the US search market, conducting over 3 billion searches a day. Bing's share of the pie is sitting at around 12.2%. Bing also powers Yahoo! search. (These numbers are according to ComScore's latest report).

    Bing rose a fair bit YoY from July 2011 to July 2012, but has fallen more »

  • Buy Ford and Sell Toyota Now!

    By Andrew Best - October 17, 2012 | Tickers: F, TM

    Sometimes world events have more to do with providing sound stock advice than studying fundamentals like P/E ratios.That being said, here's the low down on what's going on with Sino-Japan relations, and how Ford (NYSE: F) stands to benefit greatly from these problems while Toyota (NYSE: TM) stands to lose.

    If you are a news junkie, you've probably heard that China and Japan are more more »

  • Yahoo... Swinging For the Fences?

    By Andrew Best - October 16, 2012 | Tickers: YHOO

    Yahoo's (NASDAQ: YHOO) stock has done almost nothing at all since 2004.  In the past 52 weeks, the stock has traded within a tiny window between $14.35 and $16.79.  It currently trades at $15.68.  It pays no dividend and has been about as exciting as burnt toast for several straight years.  If the past 8 years will be any indication of the future for Yahoo shareholders more »

  • Apple... 5 Reasons it's Now Compost!

    By Andrew Best - October 13, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) makes great products; that's pretty undeniable.  I expect the company to continue to make great products well into the future.  I also expect millions and millions of customers all over the world to continue to buy and love almost any Apple gizmo that is released.

    The market is, however, a very forward thinking animal.  The stock may have already had it's moment in the sun more »

  • Blackberry... Promising News, Finally!

    By Andrew Best - October 11, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BBRY, GOOG

    Before today, I can't remember the last time I'd seen or heard any upbeat news about Blackberry.  For several years now, Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY) has been the laughing stock of the smartphone industry.  Read this article published just last month poking fun at the failing company.  Many tech writers essentially pronounced the company dead.  Here's a classic example.  They couldn't do anything right.  Apple more »

  • Facebook... Buy Now or Regret Later

    By Andrew Best - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: KO, FB

    Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is now hovering around 20 bucks a share.  It's way down from its peak of $45 a few months ago.  The reasoning behind the major sell off is pretty pitiful and short sighted.  

    Facebook bears are griping about the company's poor quarterly profits and lack of a mobile business model.  Hey, if all you can do is look at P/E ratios and quarterly reports more »