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Abhoy Sarkar
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Jul 31, 2022
Amazon (AMZN, $134.95) posts Q2 loss; beats revenue expectations

Amazon (AMZN, $134.95) posts Q2 loss; beats revenue expectations

Amazon posted a second-quarter loss of -$2 billion, or -20 cents a share. The loss was attributed partly to its investment in electric truck manufacturer Rivian. It is also the first time that the e-commerce giant has posted back-to-back quarterly losses since the second and third quarters of 2014. In the year-ago quarter, Amazon reported earnings of 76 cents a share.

The company’s revenue in the quarter came in at $121.2 billion, vs. $113.08 billion a year ago. Revenues topped analysts’ expectations of $119 billion (according to FactSet).

Amazon incurred second-quarter operating loss of -$2.4 billion in its e-commerce business, on net sales of $101.5 billion. In the year-ago quarter, the segment reported an operating profit of $3.51 billion on net sales of $98.27 billion. Analysts expected an operating loss of -$3.58 billion on sales of $100.18 billion (according to FactSet).

The Amazon Web Services cloud computing segment had an  operating income of $5.72 billion on revenue of $19.74 billion in the quarter , up from operating profit of $4.19 billion on revenue of $14.81 billion a year ago. Analysts on average predicted operating income of $6.04 billion on net sales of $19.56 billion for the business.

 

“AWS continues to grow at a fast pace and we believe we are still in the early stages of enterprise and public-sector adoption of the cloud,” Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky mentioned in a conference call  (as reported in MarketWatch). 

As of the end of the second quarter, Amazon reported a workforce of 1.523 million workers, lower than 1.622 million at the end of the first quarter. That is the largest quarterly decrease in Amazon’s workforce in company data going back to the beginning of 2018. “We have also moved quickly to adjust our staffing levels and improve the efficiency of our expanded operations network,” Olsavsky said. “We have slowed our 2022 and 2023 operations expansion plans to better align with expected customer demand. While there is still work to be done, we made good progress in Q2.”

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.
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