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Vince Vaughn uses stock photo gag to promote ‘Unfinished Business’

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
Just look at this team. Their faces read, “Close the deal, you won’t regret it.” A good stock photo makes you believe, a bad one makes you laugh. But when you recognize the team leader is Vince Vaughn, his smoldering… Read more ›

PCH International Buys Design Portal Fab In Stock And Cash Fire Sale

by Gizmoration March 3, 2015
 In one of the craziest sell-offs in Silicon Valley history, PCH International has closed its acquisition of e-commerce site Fab. The deal, which we first reported back in November, was announced today as a stock-and-cash deal for an undisclosed amount. According to our sources, Fab was selling to PCH for around $ 15 million. That [...]

RNI’s plug-in update strives for that authentic grainy, film stock look

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Really Nice Images — tapping into that distinctive analog aesthetic — has released RNI All Films 3.0, which promises to make your digital images look more ‘shot with film-like’ than ever. RNI, joining competitors like AlienSkin Exposure, VSCO and DxO, provide plug-ins to pro level software like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to impart an identifiable film stock look or [...]

Warren Buffett discusses the stock market’s predictive power in this brief video from 1962

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
Warren Buffett will tell you that his investment career began in the 1940s when he bought shares in a company as an 11-year-old. However, there isn’t much footage of the Oracle of Omaha available before the 1980s. Reformed Broker Josh Brown points us to this rare 1962 interview with Buffett on ValueWalk.com. In this brief [...]

Twenty20 emerges from beta with a fresh take on stock photography

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
Had it with artificial, old-fashioned, stagey royalty-free images that literally scream, stock photo? An alternative kind of agency, which uses personal mobile photos from a range of enthusiasts and professionals, today launched out of beta promising to lend a more natural and less overtly slick look to marketing, advertising and editorial content. Twenty20, a crowdsourced commercial image catalog, specifically [...]

Black Friday just wiped out half of this British online company’s stock value

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
The annual shopping day frenzy, known as Black Friday, usually boosts retailers’ sales and profits towards the end of the year. However, for the British online white goods retailer, AO World,  it not only had an “adverse effect” on the company but it will affect the group’s full year’s results. “AO has experienced tougher than [...]

The most bullish stock market chart you’ll see has a big crash in the middle of it

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
More and more Wall Street strategists* argue we should think about stocks as being in the middle phase of a long-term, multiyear, secular bull market. “Our view, which we have held since the market bottomed in 2009, is that the current bull market is secular, not cyclical,” Charles Schwab’s Liz Ann Sonders said. “Secular bull [...]

Investors should always remember that the stock market can wipe you out

by Gizmoration February 25, 2015
It may sound obvious. But when you invest in stocks, you’re at risk of getting wiped out. That really is the single most important risk to investors. Even when you think you’re well-diversified, you could see the value of your investments quickly plunge or perhaps slowly bleed 90% of its value over years as the [...]

Death to Stock aims to be a stock photo agency like no other

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
David Sherry and Allie Lehman are not out to kill anything. But when they named their growing photo agency Death to Stock, they were sending out a pretty strong signal. Not with malice towards this segment of the photo industry,… Read more ›

GOLDMAN: Shake Shack is a great company … but the stock is pricey (SHAK)

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
Shake Shack shares opened for trade on January 30. On Tuesday, Wall Street firms started rolling out their ratings on the burger chain, and Goldman Sachs started the company with a Neutral rating and a $ 36 price target.  “We are initiating coverage of Shake Shack Inc. (SHAK) with a Neutral rating and see 13% [...]

$AAPL stock continues to break records, hits new all-time high of $130.75 (closes $133.00)

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
  Update: The stock closed at another all-time high of $ 133.00, with $ 761 billion market cap. Despite being the largest company in the world ever by market cap, Apple’s stock price continues to climb upwards. Today, it hit a new all time high of $ 130.75, with a market cap of almost $ 760 [...]

The global stock market: 1899 vs. 2014

by Gizmoration February 19, 2015
The global stock market looks very different today than is did 115 years ago. From Credit Suisse’s new Global Investment Returns Yearbook: “Figure 1 shows the relative market capitalizations of world equity markets at our base date of end-1899. Figure 2 shows how they had changed by end-2014. Markets that are not included in the [...]

GOLDMAN: There is no clear reason for most big stock markets moves in the last 6 months (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, GS)

by Gizmoration February 18, 2015
Goldman Sachs’ Chris Mischaikow is out with a review of the last six months of big moves in equity, currency, and bond markets. And over the last six months, the biggest driver of moves in the stock market has been, well, nothing obvious. Mischaikow writes that between August and January, “Moves in equities often had no [...]

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Rocket Internet Set for an IPO, Sells 2.5% Stake to Holtzbrink

by Ranjan Yadavon August 22, 2014
Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based e-commerce incubator and investor, is anticipated to go for a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange, probably in the month of September. The incubator firm is valued at around $5.7 billion and is likely to list stakes of around 15 percent by selling new shares, according to industry sources. Sources also [...]
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Culture as Currency: Gold is Down, Dollar is Fluctuating

by Chris Murphyon April 22, 2013
The dollar is staying in there. Maybe not on equal, or better value with the euro and pound tourists, but performing. How is this? Because, one of the things we export is culture, based on currency. And while even the ‘Maggie’ has depreciated over time, having less ale buying power than when it was issued, [...]

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Google Stock: To buy Or Not to Buy?

by Chris Murphyon April 12, 2013
Google’s FQ 2013 financial results are coming out April the 18th on a conference webcast call. Have Google stock? Plan on buying? You can find more details about the meeting here. Now, just because the 800 pound gorilla  has been absorbing all your searches, giving you glasses you can not only see with, but will [...]
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Is The Apple Stock Rotten? The Giant Lost Preferred Spot

by Chris Murphyon April 3, 2013
Apple may have strong earnings, but the Apple stock is not only down, its major investor Fidelity Contrafund is slashing their shares. And industry analysts are not recommending to buy. As of January 23rd, 2013 a press release from Apple stated its 13-week fiscal 2013 first quarter, ending December 29, 2012, revenue reached $54.5 billion, [...]

Want to Invest? Put Your Money on Verizon

by Chris Murphyon March 28, 2013
Looking to invest in telecommunications? Check out Verizon, dividend yield of 4.65%, massive revenue generating capacity and strong cash flows make the stock a hit among income investors, having jumped 22% over the past year. Source, Seeking Alpha. See also AT&T Versus Big Red: The Battle Of Mobile Coverage As of today, March 28, the stock [...]


Apple is Penetrating China’s Smartphone Market

by Chris Murphyon March 21, 2013
Apple was predicted to have a 20% penetration of the Chinese smartphone market, in a Morgan Stanley report released January, 30th, 2013. Anticipating a $6.50 per share increase to the stock. At the time, a healthy $457.00, it rose to a high of $479.51 on February 12th, then dipped to a low of $428.44 on [...]
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The Little Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) That Could

by Chris Murphyon March 20, 2013
The little Jelly Bean or Android 4.2 seems to be winning dominance of the cell phone market. Apple stock, $454.49, Google, $811.32, closing of the bell, 3/19. Also see Ding, Ding! Stocks Are In! The Wireless Coverage Battle Continues Together, iOS and Android OS, accounted for 91.1% of the global smartphone market worldwide. Strategy Analytics states [...]