I am a business and strategy writer. I started my first business at the age of 17, and sold it approximately 12 months later. Since then, I have invested in stocks for the longterm and enjoy diversifying my portfolio. I am proud to be able to bring my knowledge of financial markets and research capabilities to Amigobulls.
Twitter is showing the tell-tale signs of a company that isn't coming back from the brink. Facebook have developed a better advertising platform and have the momentum. With Twitter's future uncertain, TWTR isn't among the best stocks to invest your money in.
Blackberry have suffered a huge drop in market share with no signs of getting it back. . Microsoft continues to encroach on the enterprise part of the business. . Self driving car tech could save the company. .
Tesla stock has impressive year-year-growth since its IPO in 2010. . Geo-political factors and consumer demand acts as huge catalyst for the stock. . Tesla's entry into the solar market with a big acquisition couldn't have come at a better time.
Apple Inc. iPhone sales have declined this year despite troubles with Samsung. New Macbook Pro underwhelmed press and consumers. Recent acquisitions are set to become big growth drivers for Apple revenue.
American Express has lost their partnership deal with Costco. . Ecommerce payment processors such as Paypal, proving a threat. . Amex need a greater focus on savvy marketing and attention to consumer needs. .
Under Armour has beaten analysts' expectations during the first quarter of 2016. Under Armour set to take advantage of Steph Curry's brand momentum. It is worth investing in Under Armour for the longterm.
Amazon realizes that the future is in the cloud and not in hardware. Amazon's cloud offering is the fastest growing segment of its business. Amazon has the largest market share and is set to expand AWS at a rapid pace.
Activision's purchase of King Digital Entertainment sets them up well for the future. EA enjoys strong revenue growth year-on-year. EA's successful dominance of console and mobile-based gaming gives them a significant edge.
Alibaba had sky-high expectations during its IPO but has since failed to meet them. Bearish sentiment on Alibaba is based on the Chinese economy, which could bounce back strongly. Amazon presents a great argument for a long option.
Despite rampant piracy, Netflix has managed to increase its user base significantly. Original content production costs are high while ROI is questionable. For Netflix to flourish moving forward, it must diversify or prepare to fall behind.