Google Android Dominates the Global Smartphone Market

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Today I published an article on Seeking Alpha praising the dominance of Google’s Android operating system over Apple’s and others and offered a thesis as to why that will continue going forward. (Read Article)There were quite a few opinions to the contrary, as I expected, so I am following up that article with a few comments on the comments.

First, let me start by saying Seeking Alpha outlines many reasons why someone would be interested in writing articles on Seeking Alpha. One of those reasons is to offer up an article to a sounding board of 3.2 million people. I admit, I am not a good writer, and unfortunately, I don’t have an editorial board to confer with. Therefore, I admit, I’m often curious to get feedback from the masses. People I don’t know, who don’t hold back….at all. My friends and family could never be so direct.

So because Seeking Alpha doesn’t allow an author to put the cart before the horse by floating a ‘draft’ of an article before it gets published, articles get published that could probably use some editing. Kinda like apps on Android 😉

Facebook: A Great Company, But The Pullback Doesn’t Make It A Great Buy Yet

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  • Great companies are relatively easy to identify but they can go through challenging periods and expensive valuations.
  • In Facebook’s case, it is difficult to evaluate a proper price target because of its short history.
  • Relative to peers and optimistic estimates, the stock currently looks expensive.
  • The pullback may not be over, so investors would be prudent to wait until there is confirmation of another upward trend.

 

How can you go wrong investing in Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), General Electric (GE), or Microsoft (MSFT), you might ask? They are great companies with competitive business models and we could assume they are going to be around for a very long time. But sometimes, all of that good news is already reflected in the price. With Facebook (FB), that certainly seems to be the case.