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

Today's Video Update: Yahoo Bets A Billion

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and Co-creator of MarketClub, with your mid-day market update for Monday, the 20th of May.

Yahoo Bets A Billion
Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo, is making a big bet today on a six year old company that is rapidly running out of money. Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) is committing up to one third of its cash to buying the micro-blogging website, Tumblr, for 1.1 billion. Tumblr has approximately 108 million blogging sites and by all accounts will increase Yahoo's traffic by 20%. The key of course is whether or not Yahoo can make money from their decision to purchase Tumblr, as revenues for this stock last year only totaled $13 million. I think you will agree that spending $1.1 billion to get an income of $13 million does not make a lot of sense. We are going to let the market tell us what it thinks of this acquisition and how well Yahoo can monetize its base. Yahoo's stock has done well this year and we have been bullish on it for sometime. It remains to be seen whether the recent upward trajectory will continue and remain intact with Marissa's big bet. We will be looking at Yahoo today. Continue reading "Today's Video Update: Yahoo Bets A Billion"

Today's Video Update: Fear And Uncertainty Enter The Markets

Hello traders everywhere! Adam Hewison here, President of INO.com and Co-creator of MarketClub, with your mid-day market update for Wednesday, the 17th of April.

Fear And Uncertainty Enter The Markets
It is only Wednesday, but it has been one heck of a week already! The biggest take away for me this week, was the big moves seen on Monday in equities, gold and crude oil. For the first time, we are seeing the twin elements of fear and uncertainty enter into the markets. These two elements are incredibly powerful and tend to move markets much more than fundamentals ever do. The battle lines are clearly drawn for the equity markets with the lows seen on Monday as the proverbial "line in the sand" for equity traders. Crude oil and gold are now both in clear downtrends and are set to still move lower. Continue reading "Today's Video Update: Fear And Uncertainty Enter The Markets"

Poll: Do you think the Yahoo!, CNBC Online Alliance Will Raise Yahoo's Stock Price?

Today Yahoo and CNBC announced an online alliance. Do you think that will help raise the stock price of Yahoo or is as they say in Australia is Yahoo "Done and Dusted".

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