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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pokemon Go: One of the best investments in history is about an application that produces nothing

You know that your society has reached the point of sheer affluence when one of the best performing investments in history comes from the creation of a virtual application that produces nothing of real value.

Today, more people could tell you what Kanye West's secret recording of a conversation with Taylor Swift was about than can name the new vice-presidential candidate under Donald Trump.  This is because the synergies that combined the fear of starvation with the ambition to succeed are no longer prevalent in our society, and time better spent on producing tangible goods and services has been replaced with the drive to simply be entertained.

Following the release of the newest global fad Pokemon Go, the Japanese company that had been wallowing in mediocrity for close to a decade suddenly skyrocketed to an all-time record market cap, and in the course of 10 days became one of the greatest investments in history.

All because of a virtual application that turns human beings into programmed zombies.

And when it comes to those who stand to profit from said Pokemon mania, nobody is a bigger winner than Nintendo which less than two years ago became a part-owner of Niantic creator Pokemon Go. 
We only have to look at the move in the stock price of Nintendo, which in just the past two weeks has more than doubled its market cap to over $42 billion, gaining some $22 billion in market cap. 
To calculate the return, let's generously assume that Nintendo was responsible for the entire $20mm initial investment (it was probably less). What a simple XIRR analysis reveals, is that the $22 billion boost in market cap relative to the $20 million initial investment is nothing short of a mindblowing 1,550,000% IRR, or a cash on cash return of 110,000% in less than one year. - Zerohedge

So in the near future when robots take over the jobs of an expected 15 million American workers, don't fret!  Because it will give them even more time to spend chasing around virtual pets on our nation's highways, over mountainous cliffs, and even along the edge of Hoover Dam.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Apple market value now greater than the other top five tech companies

During the 1990's, Yahoo, Microsoft, Dell, and HP ruled the tech world in both market cap value and revenues.  Apple was just a ghost during this decade, with a business model so rigid, only a few diehard Applebots clung to their products.

That market relationship has not only changed in the 21st century, but has gone full circle.  With Apple's new stock price rising over $666 per share, the market value of the risen Phoenix eclipses that of Microsoft, Google, HP, Dell, and Facebook combined.

Chart courtesy of John Aziz of Azizonomics
What is left out however from this picture is that Apple's revenues, when compared to the rest of the Tech companies, does not equate to the current share price.  The bottom line is, the stock markets no longer reflect any real fundamental value of companies, but rather the manipulation of stock prices through HFT, hedge funds, and free money pumped in by the Fed's PPT.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bank of America - $5 debit fees, and now $5 stock value

In an ironic twist of market fate, Bank of America stock today dropped into the $5.00 range, touching $5.99 per share briefly.  This loss of value comes just days after the bank proposed instituting a new $5.00 a month debit fee charge for most of their accountholders.


Chart courtesy of Zerohedge.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tis the season to sack CEO's... fa la la la la, la la la la

Tech companies seem to be in desperate straights to boost their stock up just before the September/October season of mutual fund reports.  Since corporations are lacking fundamentals, the next best thing is to sack the CEO, blame him/her for the problem, and then pretend its time for the dreaded 'reorganization', which is simply a silly show for Wall Street, but accomplishes little.

Rumors are abound that Hewlett-Packard is ready to cast their leader to the wind, which follows the recent purge of Yahoo's head victim.

No worries though... like most sacked CEO's, they will quickly find themselves hired by another Fortune 500 company simply because in America, titles are more important than ability.

When all else fails, scapegoat, which in corporate America means fire your CEO. According to a headline from Bloomberg right now, HPQ (and soon many other companies) will follow Yahoo in dumping its CEO, Leo Apotheker. The result: a surge in the stock. Our question: will Leo draft his "WTF" letter from an iPad as well? Expect the Netflix board to "spin off" its CEO next. - Zerohedge