Will Yahoo's Billion Dollar Bet Sink The Company?

On May 20th, Marissa Mayer, the recently installed CEO of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), announced that Yahoo had acquired Tumblr, a micro blogging website for 1.1 billion dollars. This was her first major acquisition as the head honcho at Yahoo.

Make no mistake about it, this is a big bet for Yahoo. The question on every investors' mind is, will this acquisition work out for Yahoo?

Unlike Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Twitter, and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), all of whom stand for something, Yahoo is the odd man out as it lacks an identity. For example, we think of Amazon as a shopping site, Twitter for instant messaging and Google for search, but what about Yahoo? What does Yahoo stand for?

Marissa Mayer's acquisition of Tumblr was meant to make a bold statement and jump start Yahoo in a new, and hopefully cool, direction. Reviews on the Tumblr acquisition so far have been mixed. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look into the stock of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) and its previous failed acquisitions. Who remembers GeoCities, Broadcast, and Flickr? I'm going to carefully analyze Yahoo's price action and share with you some insight as to what I think is going to happen to this stock.

The initial feedback I received in a recent sneak preview of this video has been extremely positive, and in several cases it was described as an "eye opener" for many of these viewers. The video runs for about 6 1/2 minutes.

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I personally believe this video will give you a look into how the markets really work. After you watch the video, you can make up your own mind whether this approach would be useful for your own trading or not.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get started right away!

Enjoy the video, and every success in your own trading,

Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub

How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks

For a few surreal minutes, a mere 12 words on Twitter caused the world's mightiest stock market to tremble.

No sooner did hackers send a false Associated Press tweet reporting explosions at the White House on Tuesday than investors started dumping stocks eventually unloading $134 billion worth. Turns out, some investors are not only gullible, they're impossibly fast stock traders.

Except most of the investors weren't human. They were computers, selling on autopilot beyond the control of humans, like a scene from a sci-fi horror film.

"Before you could blink, it was over," said Joe Saluzzi, co-founder of Themis Trading and an outspoken critic of high-speed computerized trading. "With people, you wouldn't have this type of reaction." Continue reading "How a phony tweet and computer trades sank stocks"

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Poll: Dot Boom = Dot Burst, yet again?

Yesterday I came across an interesting article about all of the upcoming dot com IPOs and thought it posed a great question to put to all of our Trader's Blog readers.

In case you're out of the loop, there are quite a few dot coms coming to the market including internet coupon giant Groupon, travel site Kayak, as well as social media megastars Facebook and Twitter.

Will this be a repeat of the dot com boom and subsequent burst of 1999 that lost investors millions. Have the dot coms (and investors) of the 21st century learned their lesson? Will you invest?

Which, if any, of these soon to debut IPOs will you invest in?

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