Thursday, April 14, 2011

Google Day

I cannot move,
And my fingers are all in a knot

At 3:30 PM, with about an hour or so until the earnings are released, the expectations are for a huge quarter for Google, which means that the actual performance will have to be beyond huge to send the traders scurrying for cover.

The action in the stock is muted, so far today, in contrast to previous ramps into earnings.  After my catharsis on Google Eve, I am ready for anything.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Google Eve

And negativity won't see you through.

When it's new moon in April, Google Eve is a somber occasion, in memory of past Google Eves in this cruelest of all months which have not gone well with the analysts, hedgies and traders.  These denizens of the tradewinds have sought to find fault with stellar earnings and revenue.  Faced with a tsunami in stellar reports over the past six years, they seek to find the tiniest, slightest hairline crack in the moat.  And the stock gets hammered.

When it's Google Eve in April, then, we diehards hunker down and flinch in advance of the news.  We get all our flinching out, so that tomorrow we can stand resolute and unflinching when the mosquitoes hit the 'net.  By our presence and manner, we will show them that their negativity will not prevail.

Someday, GOOG will see $800 and beyond.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Shut Down and Shut Up!

Something's happening here,
What it is ain't exactly clear

I used to work for the federal government.  In 1995, with all the other feds, I got shut down, and it was a pain in the neck, but not much more than that.  The perceived effect of the shutdown to the public, however, was horrific - all the things that people take for granted stopped working.  If the Tea Baggers want to show what it would be like without any government, they may get their chance tonight.  It may take that to shut them up for good.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


At 3 PM, GOOG is, once again, on sale - not much to talk about there.

It's a good day for divining the near future:  what's going to happen when everyone in the world has a device on which they can get everything? I'll tell you:  Apple, the sub-orbital missile, will fall to earth.  Google, on the other hand, will orbit the world.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Jobs Conundrum

I'd like to know what kind of email traffic has been going on between Steve Jobs and his lieutenants-in-charge.  I don't need to read the stuff, just let me know the frequencies - if it's over a hunnert per day, that's bad for Apple.  It means that Jobs is still running the company, because his subordinates can't do it.  On the other hand, if it's one or two a week, that may mean that Jobs is preparing to meet his Inventor, while the Company keeps on truckin'.