Betting against Amazon post-Black Friday and during what is really ‘Cyber Week’, rather than just Cyber Monday, is PLAIN STUPID.
You know, and I know, that Amazon is making out like a bandit.
Others might do well, but in the end Amazon would still have done better.
Why bet against Amazon (AMZN) to YOUR detriment.
Today’s 1.9% drop should be a buying opportunity.
Amazon will go past $800 before the year is out AND ahead of the Fed’s, inevitable (spite Trump), December rate increase.
This is not the time to sell. Wait for it t0 get to $800+ — then sell JUST ahead of the December Federal Reserve meeting December 13 – 14, 2016.
But for now … BUY, BUY, BUY AMZN.
Full disclosure: I own AMZN and I am very long.
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Not Just Netflix, All Of Us Will Be Impacted By Credit Card Insertion — Adding 30(+) Sec. Per Transaction.
by Anura Guruge
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Now that credit card chip enforcement (EMV) — i.e., insert vs. swipe — is in use have you noticed that it is taking 30 to 40 seconds LONGER for each transaction to be authorized. At least that has been my experience at Walmart — one of the FEW retailers, around here, that have moved to ‘insert’. Maybe that is just teething troubles during this first month. But then again it could be that the additional processing, which why we have a chip on the card in the first place, will always take longer — though possibly, with luck, not 30 to 40 seconds longer.
Unless we are travelling I don’t do too many credit card transactions a day (compared to others that work in a city or go shopping at Malls on a regular basis). But let’s say we, on average, do 4 credit card transactions a day. The extra 30 seconds would then translate to 2 minutes a day of WASTED time where we are hanging around, in front of a credit card machine, waiting to complete our transactions. That is a pretty amount of time — in my book. But let’s work this out. 2 minutes a day is 14 minutes a week. Now you have to admit that that is starting to get your attention.
1 WHOLE HOUR A Month!
1 whole hour.
That is 1/2 a Day each year.
A full day every 2 years.
Get the drift. This is NOT good. As some of you know I have a phobia about wasted time. Time is my greatest and most valuable possession. I really resent my time being wasted.
So a BIG heads up.
Check this INFOGRAPHIC about how much time we already spend inline — just on vacation. Credit card insertion will ADD to that!
Click to ENLARGE and read here.
This is the link for the original from the U.K. “Daily Mail”.
Netflix balming credit card insertions for their DROP in U.S. revenues AMUSED ME — and I am a NFLX shareholder (and I own more than a couple).
Read between the lines.
This is what I think they are saying. There was a LOT of fraudulent credit card transactions on Netflix!
The chip-based cards are weeding out some of this FRAUD. That I think is the real cause.
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1/ Alton 2013 – 2014 tax rate — Nov. 6, 2013.
2/ Alton bill Dec. 12, 2013? — Nov. 1, 2013.
3/ NH property tax rates for 2013 delayed — Oct. 3, 2013.
4/ N.H. 2013 – 2014 Property Tax Rates … — Sep. 2, 2013.
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I called up the Alton Tax Collector and got the rates.
So that is how it compares. Biggest drop, 16 cents is the school portion. The retirement of the Prospect Mountain School building bond reduced a total of 68 cents. Those of you who can remember that far back may recall that in February-March of this year we had quite a few brouhahas about that number because the ACS SAU kept on factoring that reduction in when stating what the new bond would cost us. Read this post and check the newspaper article referenced. So, the school budget did go up, by $0.52 I guess. The -$0.68 help offset it and keep it to -$0.16.
Tax bills will not be mailed until Thursday or Friday of next week, i.e., November 14 or 15, 2013.
Gilmanton tax rate dropped 9.7% from last year. So, if you were looking for a comparison.