Thursday, April 06, 2006

Google shares rise from 340 to 410 $ in Two Weeks

Google's shares have had a difficult year. It quadrupled in value since it's IPO in august, 2004. Google got off to a strong start in the beginning of the year, to an all-time high of $475. But then the stock then fell more than 20% on an earnings shortfall and bad PR from it's financial officer, (CFO George Reyes). The earningg shortfall was attributed, also according to Merril Lynch, to an unexpected tax rate for 2005. The weight of this tax anomalie all comes down to the fourth quarter Q4. This should explain this earnings shortfall.

So with no problems, and clear S&P500 skies ahead, the stock finally has come to reason on the matter of 2nd quarter earnings.

This article, according to Reuters,suggests that optimism with investors rises. Investors expects earnings to be on the upside of analysts expectations, which range from 1,82 B to 2,10B $;
Daddy Truth expects anything upward of 2,2 Billion.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The truth about the Iraq War AKA 'Operation Planned all Along'

The U.S. President George W. Bush told UK Prime Minister Tony Blair that he is determined to invade Iraq two months before the war began, according to a confidential memorandum leaked to The New York Times.

They have a pretty objective article about it at

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Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Truth about Iraq and Bush

I never supported this war.

Documentaries can be manufactured. This is also true for the 2004 movie Bush's Brain . In this documentary Karl Rove, as his prime advisor, is deemed to be the greatest force behind any of Bush's electoral decisions.

America had to go into Afghanistan to kick some Taliban behind. They were most responsible for 9/11 as they supported Osama bin Laden, who is of course the mastermind of 9/11, remember?

America didn't have to go into Iraq. That was a decision .... Wether it's a decision based upon the need to win that second-term for Bush (wich he did, being of course 'the war president') we will see.

In a time of billion-dollar presidential campaigns, and continuous media coverage, everything is an electoral issue. And when Bush decided to go to war, he won himself the election.

That's were Karl Rove came into play. "Why not win an election, and get a dictator out of power" he must have thought.

Well, 300.000 Iraqi deaths and 25.000 ( twenty five thousands) young American casualties, and over 2000 of them dead. And a glooming civil war as long as Americans don't return home.
That's why not, mister Rove

So I atleast believe the premise of the movie, wich is that Karl Rove would go to considerable unorthodox (those are the best) lengths to secure a presidential election.
Even a popular/unpopular (who didn't like Saddam to go?) war.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The Truth about Google and stocks

I have a $ stake in google so my judgement could be clouded on the subject.
Then again, maybe I did more research on this then some previous bloggers.

In any case I wouldn't have held back the truth on this matter.

Now check this...

Comments from the latest Google Analyst Day steer to 100% in revenues growth year to year, starting 1st quarter 2006.

This makes 2.24 billion in revenues from 1.12 billion a year earlier. Analyst exspectations are short of 2 billion. that's ...ehrm... 10%, over 200 million dollars extra, in this quarter alone.

Google's stock moves since 1,5 years ago (has it just been that long?) were eventually based
on the earnings that came , and are coming (?), through.
(Check back in April)

IMPORTANT: Only in the short run is google's stock movement a popularity contest;
missing/beating exspectations from banks are the MAIN movers of the market,
as well as upgrades or downgrades from the same numbercrunchers , wich in this case, LUCKILY, don't get guidance)

Why is guidance bad? you ask...

This means that the quarterly outlook from the world's best stock computermodel/analyst, isn't better then anyone elses outlook that 'invests' in Google's business model.
Google's stock price indeed has gone up fourfold over 2 years.
This just means "the most visited website/15th largest supercomputer" is now worth 100 billion, to borrow against/make deals.

Google needed this money badly , for various ventures, being of course a Nasdaq GROWTH company.
Not just that. It needed it because it's the only worlwide name in internet. end of sentence.

Google is a media company. it delivers interactive content while showing advertising. Over 123 pageviews a month, for at least 69 million unique viewers each. Preselected for gender,income, and, most importantly, affects, instantaneously when anyone enters an 'Adword' into the searchbox...