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Love him or hate him, Mark Cuban is a billionaire and he didn't amass his fortune by accident. Now the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the face of Shark Tank, a reality TV show in which would-be entrepreneurs and inventors seek investments for their products or ideas, Cuban is persistently involved in various business ventures and is acutely aware of the landscape. That doesn't mean he's always right, and there's room to debate his latest claim that today's tech bubble is "far worse" than the one from 15 years ago. Cuban made his thoughts known in a new blog post on Wednesday. He starts off by... Read more...
We hate to break it to investors who dumped barrels of cash into Apple over the last several months, but the bitter truth is it was a bad investment. Maybe in the long term they'll all look like savvy investors and the past three months will become a distant memory. Or maybe Apple was never worth as much as its share price suggested. To put things into perspective, Business Insider crunched some numbers and found that more money has been lost in Apple over the last three months than in Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Research In Motion (RIM) combined. How so? Follow BI's lead on this one. At its peak... Read more...
Shares of Apple rose to above $500 for the first time ever on Monday, continuing a rally that began over two weeks ago when the Cupertino outfit reported record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share. Those and other positive figures weren't lost on investors, who continue to drive up the price of Apple stock. The price per share has gone up 11 out of 14 days since Apple announced its quarterly results, and it's not officially cheaper to buy an iPad 2 tablet (16GB, Wi-Fi) than it is to own a single share of the company... Read more...
Apple has been eying Exxon Mobil's market cap since the Cupertino, CA-based company passed Microsoft last year to become the world's most valuable tech stock and the world's second most valuable company. On Monday, the first day of trading in 2011, Apple passed $300 billion in value, but Exxon Mobil's lead is increasing, not shrinking. Apple's market capitalization, which is the number of shares x share price, was at $302.5B in late morning PST trading. Meanwhile, Exxon Mobil had increased its lead to some $73 billion, with its market cap calculated to be $375.9B. Naturally, these numbers go to... Read more...
And people wonder why making money in the stock market is a crap shoot. A hedge fund will open in February that uses "Twitter sentiment" to predict the stock market. The British hedge fund is named Derwent Absolute Return. Its founders say they have an algorithm that can analyze sentiments on Twitter. Here's how its described: The Derwent Absolute Return Fund Ltd., set to start trading in February with an initial 25 million pounds ($39 million) under management, will follow posts on the social-networking website. A trading model will highlight when the number of times words on Twitter such as “calm”... Read more...