Investors have historically moved to Gold in times of uncertainty. Gold has moved substantially higher since the market turmoil in the banking sector kicked off last week. Here's why investors should be interested in Gold: perpetual money printing by the Fed, ever larger fiscal deficits and a mounting debt load - the combination of which … Continue reading Gold Safer Than Software
Amazon Bank, Apple Bank, Google Bank…
Fed Chairman Powell should lob calls into Andy Jassy (AMZN CEO), Tim Cook (AAPL CEO), Sundar Pichai (GOOGL CEO), Satya Nadella (MSFT CEO) and Doug McMillon (WMT CEO) in an effort to persuade them to consider acquiring a bank. To hell with potential pushback from the FTC. AMZN, AAPL, GOOGL, MSFT and WMT already dabble … Continue reading Amazon Bank, Apple Bank, Google Bank…
Random Thoughts On Google
Some random thoughts on Google.. Google has an IR problem. For a company that grew constant currency revenues by 7% in the December quarter GOOGL shares ought to be trading higher. It's clear that investors don't fully understand the story. Google can simplify the story with a smarter IR effort. If the cloud around Google … Continue reading Random Thoughts On Google
Google Looks Attractive
GOOGL shares look attractive. 11.4x EV/Operating Cash Flow and an 8% cash flow yield for a quality company that I would rather own versus overvalued Tech stocks like PLTR, COIN and scores of others. If you ask me, GOOG is going to gain share across its Remote Server business (GCP), and its Productivity products (Docs, … Continue reading Google Looks Attractive
Google Pixel Deals
I recently wrote that I love Google's Pixel phones. Google is offering deals on Pixel phones if consumers are willing to buy the Pixel and use Google Fi as the phone service. I've used Google Fi for several years now and enjoy the service. It is far less expensive than AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. I … Continue reading Google Pixel Deals
New YouTube Chief: Neal Mohan
Neal Mohan is YouTube's Chief Product Officer and will replace Susan Wojcicki who is stepping down. I like that a Product person will lead YouTube. It is mission critical to have "product" at the center of these massive content platforms to ensure optimal user experiences (Look to Meta Platforms for examples of how to ruin … Continue reading New YouTube Chief: Neal Mohan
Putting AI In Perspective
I've long argued that Google is the AI King. Here's Why. Mobile. There are only 2 mobile operating systems that matter: Android (72% share) and iOS (28%) share. Therefore, when users interact with their phones through voice, they are primarily using Google's natural language AI (Google Assistant) or Apple's natural language AI (Siri). Nowhere to … Continue reading Putting AI In Perspective
ChatGPT Meet Google Bard
Bard is Google's answer to ChatGPT. Learn more about Bard from Google CEO Sundar Pichai HERE. Per Pichai the world will meet Bard sometime in the next few weeks.
META: Where Will Growth Come From?
Analysts estimate that META will grow revenues in 2023 over 2022. However, the estimates I see imply that revenue growth will be back-end loaded. We know how that usually ends. I see META struggling to generate year-over-year Revenue growth and expect for 2023 to be a down Revenue year. Zuckerberg is not an Operator. META's … Continue reading META: Where Will Growth Come From?
Google Firings: Why CEO Personalities Matter
Companies are a reflection of the personalities of their founders and CEO. Is anyone surprised by the fact that Google terminated employees without notification other than automated user account deactivations? Google is a Quant-centric company founded by two Quants (Larry Page and Sergey Brin) and led by a hand-picked, data-driven, quant-centric CEO (Sundar Pichai). You … Continue reading Google Firings: Why CEO Personalities Matter
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