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Sanmit Amin

Sanmit Amin joined Market Realist in 2014. He currently writes about technology stocks.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

More From Sanmit Amin

  • uploads///IBM Has Recorded  Consecutive Quarters of Declining Revenue
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why IBM’s Earnings Could Fall Going Forward

    International Business Machines (IBM) reported its 2Q17 results on Tuesday, July 18. The company reported falling quarterly profits and sales yet again.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Roku Is the Leader in the US Streaming Media Player Market
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Roku Fared on Its Debut Day

    Roku stock rises 67% on the first day of trading Digital streaming company Roku went public on Thursday, September 28. The company’s IPO (initial public offering) was set at $14 per share, which is at the higher end of its estimated IPO of $12–$14 per share. The company’s IPO raised nearly $220 million. On Thursday, […]

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Twitter profit
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Twitter Stock Rose 7.3% on March 14

    Social media giant Twitter (TWTR) saw its stock price surge 7.3% on March 14, 2018.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Spotify Q est
    Tech & Comm Services

    How Spotify and Apple Music Compare

    Music streaming giant Spotify (SPOT) has seen its stock rise 25% since it debuted in April.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Alphabet Q revenue
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why YouTube’s Revamp of Its Red Service Is a Positive Move

    Cobra Kai, a spin-off of Karate Kid that stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, is part of YouTube Red’s lineup of original content.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///FB Stories
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s Facebook’s Latest Step to Attract More Users

    Facebook (FB) saw the worst year in its history last year.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Spotify paid subscribers
    Earnings Report

    Why Spotify Stock Surged 4.4% despite Widening Losses

    Spotify (SPOT) reported a spectacular subscriber growth in the second quarter. It now has 83 million paid subscribers.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///TWTR rev growth Q
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Twitter Closed Its TV Apps

    Twitter (TWTR) announced it will be closing its TV apps on streaming devices Roku (ROKU), Xbox, and Android TV as of May 24.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    Apple Regains Its Crown, but Can It Keep It?

    Apple (AAPL) was the biggest public company by market cap between 2011 and last November, when holding that title became a game of cat and mouse.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Amazon revenue growth
    Consumer

    Amazon Just Crossed Another Milestone

    Amazon (AMZN) stock closed at its highest point ever on July 11, at $1,755.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Spotify gross margins
    Earnings Report

    Spotify Had a Stellar Second Quarter with One Exception

    Spotify (SPOT) generated 1.27 billion euros (or $1.49 billion) in revenue for the second quarter, up 26% from Q2 2017.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///China smartphone market
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Ranks 4th in China while China’s Smartphone Shipments Fall

    China’s (FXI) smartphone market saw its first annual decline in 2017, according to research firm Canalys. Total shipments declined 4.0% in 2017 to 459.0 million units.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Snap Inc
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why User Revolt over Snapchat’s Redesign May Not Be a Negative

    Snapchat recently rolled out the biggest update to its app in more than three years. However, the update is facing a massive revolt by many users.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Tech Giants Have a Lot Of Money Stashed Abroad
    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Trump’s Proposed Tax Bill Means for Apple

    Trump has proposed a 20% corporate tax rate President Donald Trump has unveiled his plans to change the US tax code. Trump wants to slash the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%, which could encourage companies to repatriate profits. While corporate taxes will not be as low as the 15% Trump initially promised, big […]

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///FB Stories
    Earnings Report

    Why Facebook’s Growth Faces Short-Term Headwinds

    Facebook (FB) estimates that the sharing on its platform via Stories (pictures and videos that disappear in 24 hours) could exceed sharing via Facebook’s News Feed.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Snap Inc
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Snap Laid Off Another 100 Employees

    Snapchat’s parent company Snap (SNAP) has been laying off employees recently to curb rising expenses.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Snap revenue Q
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Snap Hopes to Make Amends for Its Redesign

    Snap (SNAP) announced disappointing earnings for the first fiscal quarter earlier this month and said that Snapchat’s redesign was the culprit.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    Is the Tech Rally Over?

    The amazing bull run in tech stocks may be showing signs of slowing down.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Broadcom: European Commission Launches Antitrust Probe

    The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust probe against semiconductor giant Broadcom (AVGO).

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///OTT
    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Households with Only Streaming Service Have Tripled since 2013

    The number of American households using only OTT (over-the-top) streaming services has nearly tripled since 2013.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Qualcomms Revenues Fell YoY in Q
    Earnings Report

    Why Qualcomm Is Doing Well despite Apple’s Lawsuit

    Qualcomm (QCOM) reported its fiscal 4Q17 results on November 1, 2017. It easily beat revenue and earnings expectations despite the year-long legal battle with Apple (AAPL).

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Smartwatches Are Likely to Get More Popular
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Apple Watches Claimed First Place in the Wearables Market

    Wearable device shipments grew 7.7% in 4Q17 According to IDC Research, the wearables market (WEAR) saw growth in 4Q17 and fiscal 2017, mostly due to the increasing popularity of smartwatches.  Global wearable shipments reached 37.9 million units, marking a decent 7.7% increase from the same quarter last year. In 2017, total wearable device sales rose 10.3% […]

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    China Telecom Will Now Handle iCloud Data of Chinese Users

    China Telecom, a company run by the Chinese government, announced on July 17 that it is now in charge of storing Chinese users’ iCloud data.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Qualcomm rev growt
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Qualcomm Stock Has Fallen Recently

    Chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM) reported its fiscal 2Q18 financial results on Wednesday, April 25.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Earnings Season Could Bring Stocks Back to Reality

    Apple’s (AAPL) revenue shrank 7.2% YoY (year-over-year) during the December quarter, and analysts estimate that its revenue fell 6.9% YoY to $57.39 billion during its fiscal 2019 second quarter.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Fang stocks
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why FANG Stocks Are Still Positive Year-to-Date Despite Hurdles

    The stock market has seen a huge correction over the last few sessions. On Monday, February 5, the broad S&P 500 Index (SPY) fell a whopping 4.1%.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Global smart speaker market
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook May Soon Make Chips for Its Hardware Products

    Bloomberg has reported that Facebook (FB) is planning to design chips to power its servers, AI (artificial intelligence) software, and smart speakers, according to a recent job filing.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Apple original content
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Serious Is Apple about Original Content?

    Earlier this year, Apple said it will be spending a whopping $1 billion on original content over the next couple of years.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Snapchat additions Q
    Tech & Comm Services

    How SNAP Has Stayed Resilient This Month

    Snap (SNAP) has had a blockbuster year, rising 104.5% as the company’s steps toward revival have wowed investors.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s How Comcast Plans to Fight Cord-Cutting

    Amazon’s (AMZN) Amazon Web Service (or AWS) announced on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, that media giant Comcast (CMCSA) has made AWS its preferred public cloud provider.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///AAPL services
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Announced the $300 Million Clean Energy Fund in China

    Apple has announced a $300 million fund for investing in renewable energy projects in China over the next four years.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///SNap chat Q additions
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s Snapchat’s Latest Move in Its Efforts to Retain Users

    Snap’s social media platform, Snapchat, has seen its user growth curbed recently due to intense competition from Instagram.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Here’s the Latest Milestone for Uber

    In June, ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies completed 10 billion trips, including rides and deliveries through Uber Eats.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Uber net revenue Q
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s the SoftBank Vision Fund’s Latest Acquisition

    SouthEast Asian ride-hailing company Grab became the latest addition to SoftBank’s (SFTBY) Vision Fund.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Fitbit revenue growth Q
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s Fitbit’s Latest Foray into Smartwatches

    The Charge 3 will be able to display pop-up notifications from apps like Facebook.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///The Non Farm Payroll Figures Have Been Impressive in the Last few Months
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Quest for Yield: Chasing Dividend Stocks

    If you had to sum up investing in the US markets after the Great Recession in a few words, you would probably say something like “the quest for yield.”

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///A_Semiconductors_AMD revenue and earnings
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Advanced Micro Devices Stock Undervalued?

    Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) stock has fallen 9.1% YTD and 30% from its high in 2018.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pandora Is Striving to Compete with Apple Music and Spotify

    Music streaming company Pandora (P) has launched a family version of its premium service for $14.99 per month.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///eSports prize money
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Fortnite World Cup Has $100 Million Prize Pool

    Esports (ESPO) continue to gain in popularity.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Telecom and Utilities Have the Highest Dividend Yield Among the Major Industries
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Dividend Stocks Have Underperformed This Year

    Dividend stocks have underperformed this year so far. The dividend yield measures dividends payed by a company in the last 12 months relative to its share price.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///iPhone Annual Sales Fell for the First Time in
    Company & Industry Overviews

    The iPhone’s 10th Anniversary: Can Apple Revive Its iPhone Sales?

    Ten years ago, Apple (AAPL) launched its first iPhone, which had 8 GB of storage capacity. Apple stock has risen 27% year-to-date, and investors expect the iPhone 8 to be a hit and drive Apple’s revenues higher.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Samsung chip revenue
    Earnings Report

    How Samsung Continues to Post Record Operating Profits

    South Korean electronics giant Samsung (SSNLF) announced its fiscal 4Q17 (quarter ended December) numbers on Wednesday, January 31.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Cloud inf market Q
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Some Cloud Stocks Have Surged Even Though Markets Have Declined

    Cloud infrastructure stocks took a beating on November 19, 2018, as part of a broader market sell-off.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///ZTE ban
    Tech & Comm Services

    How the ZTE Ban Has Affected US Stocks

    Chinese antitrust regulators recently blocked Qualcomm’s (QCOM) proposed takeover of Dutch company NXP Semiconductors.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Tech Sector Reverted Back to Positive Weekly Gains
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Tech Sector Updates for the Week Ended June 23, 2017

    Technology stocks rose a combined 2.3% in the week ended June 23, 2017, after three weeks of negative returns. The S&P 500 Index rose just 0.2% in the same period.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///The Server Chip Industry Is Very Lucrative
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Intel Launched New Xeon Chips

    On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, Intel (INTC) launched a new generation of microprocessor chips from the Xeon Scalable family.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///The Best Performers of  So Far
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Stocks Have Performed the Best in 2016?

    FLIR Systems (FLIR) has been the best performer in 2016 with returns of 11.4% so far. Macy’s (M) has returned 8.3% while Time Warner (TWX) has risen by 7.7%.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///The Groceries Business Is Already Seeing Stiff Competition
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Amazon’s Deal with Whole Foods Could Impact Retailers

    The grocery business already has stiff competition and offers very narrow margins, but now Amazon (AMZN) is throwing its hat into the ring.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Boxs Quarterly Revenues Have Been Surging
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Microsoft’s Deal with Box a Win-Win?

    On June 27, Microsoft (MSFT) made a deal with Box (BOX) to partner on cloud computing technology. Microsoft has a significant cloud partner in Box.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///EUs Fine against Google Was More Than Double Other Antitrust Fines
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Google Faces Pressure in the EU and United States

    The European Commission fined Google (GOOGL) ~$2.7 billion, on Tuesday, June 27, for abusing its monopoly.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Blue Apron Shares Have Plunged by  from the IPO Price
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Amazon Has Affected Blue Apron Stock

    Blue Apron stock plunges yet again There has been no respite for meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron (APRN) since it went public last month. Its stock fell 12% on Monday after Amazon (AMZN) filed a trademark application for prepared food kits. Amazon has been the main driver of grocery stock since it announced that it will […]

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///smart speaker
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Only 6% of Smart Speaker Users Control Smart Home Devices

    A new survey by IHS Markit found that only 6% of smart speaker owners are currently using the device to control smart home devices.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where Are Bond Markets Headed?

    Rising US-China trade tensions have caused all assets, and especially bond markets, to move considerably over the last few sessions.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Apple tax
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Just Paid First Batch of $15 Billion in Back Taxes

    Apple has finally started paying back tax benefits to the Irish government.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Google TAC
    Earnings Report

    Why Alphabet Stock Fell 5%

    Google’s parent company, Alphabet (GOOGL)(GOOG), announced its 4Q17 financial results on Thursday, February 1.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Apple iPad shipments
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could Apple’s Shipments to Schools Improve Sagging iPad Sales?

    Apple (AAPL) unveiled a new version of its iPad tablet at its education event in Chicago on Tuesday, March 27.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Tencent quarterly revenie
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Tencent Stock Has Fallen Lately

    Chinese Internet giant Tencent (TCEHY) has seen its stock plunge recently due to the Chinese government’s crackdown on online gaming.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Miscellaneous

    Tech Stocks Extended Losses on June 12

    After a Fed-induced five-day winning streak for the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index, the index fell for the second straight session on Wednesday, June 12, falling 0.38% to 7,792. AMD (AMD) and Snap (SNAP) have been two of the best-performing stocks during this period.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Hulu
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Hulu Could Be an Integral Part of Disney’s Streaming Business

    Hulu’s losses expanded in 2017 While streaming provider Hulu gained a lot of subscribers in 2017, it also lost almost $1 billion. However, Walt Disney (DIS) chief strategy officer Kevin Mayer is not too concerned about the streaming company’s losses, according to his interview with Recode. Mayer thinks it will eventually be a big and profitable […]

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix’s Latest International Foray

    Netflix (NFLX) announced yesterday that it would be creating a Toronto production hub, which is expected to hire 1,850 Canadians per year.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Tech Stocks Continue Outperformance Over SP
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Key Updates from the Tech Sector Last Week

    Technology stocks (QQQ) rose 0.6% during the week ended July 7, 2017, compared to the 0.1% rise in the S&P 500 Index (SPY).

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Facebook ARPU
    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Facebook is Cutting Data Aggregators from Targeted Ads

    Facebook (FB) has announced that it will no longer use data from third-party data providers, which helped it sell targeted ads.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Tech & Comm Services

    What Netflix’s 3.9% Bounceback on June 26 Suggests

    Netflix (NFLX) stock fell 6.5% on Monday, June 25, after signs that the US–China trade war could intensify. On June 26, NFLX surged 3.9%.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s What We Know about Disney+

    The video streaming sector is getting more competitive by the day.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///AWS rev q
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Amazon’s AWS and Digital Ad Businesses Are Gaining Importance

    Amazon’s Other segment, which mostly consists of ad revenues, grew 132.0% year-over-year to reach $2.0 billion in 1Q18.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Salesforces Revenues Have Seen Robust Growth over the Years
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Salesforce Beats Estimates: Can Its Good Run Continue?

    Salesforce.com (CRM) posted its fiscal 1Q18 numbers on May 18. It announced revenue of $2.39 billion—higher than analysts’ estimate of $2.35 billion.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Hotstar market share
    Earnings Report

    How Netflix Plans to Reel in More Subscribers

    Netflix has been launching a wide range of content to cater to more people in order to reel in more subscribers.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Snap Inc
    Earnings Report

    Why Snap’s Stock Price Soared 45%

    Social media company Snap (SNAP) saw its stock soar 45.0% on February 7, 2018, after it posted surprisingly good results on February 6.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Twitters User Base Growth Has Been Stalling
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Twitter Wants to Increase Its Character Limit

    Social-media company Twitter (TWTR) said that it will start testing a new limit of 280 characters.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///ATT Time Warner
    Earnings Report

    Time Warner’s Fiscal 4Q17 Performance

    Media giant Time Warner (TWX) reported its fiscal 4Q17 on Thursday, February 1. The company beat earnings and revenue estimates.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///A_Semiconductors_QCOM NXP Combined Company
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why China May Be Holding up Qualcomm’s Acquisition of NXP

    American chipmaker Qualcomm’s (QCOM) proposed $44 billion acquisition of Dutch company NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) has hit a snag recently.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These Tech Giants May Have to Pay Huge Fines in Europe

    The European Union’s far-reaching GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect on May 25.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Alphabet Other Bets
    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Morgan Stanley Likes Alphabet

    Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL) had a decent second quarter.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Amazons AWS Still Growing Rapidly
    Consumer

    How Amazon Keeps Growing

    Amazon.com (AMZN) posted its fiscal 3Q17 numbers last week, handily beating its earnings and revenue estimates.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Snap Inc
    Earnings Report

    Why Snap Stock Surged

    Social media company Snap (SNAP) reported its fiscal 4Q17 earnings on Tuesday, February 6. The company surprised the markets with a stellar performance.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Samsung smartphone growth
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Samsung Is Delaying the Launch of Its Foldable Phone

    South Korean electronics giant Samsung recently confirmed that it was delaying the release of its much-anticipated Galaxy Fold.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Facebook VR
    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Facebook’s Virtual Reality Ambitions

    According to Canalys’s forecasts, only 2 million virtual reality headsets were sold worldwide in 2016, with Facebook’s Oculus selling only 400,000 units.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    How to Hedge Against the US-China Trade War

    The US-China trade war escalated very quickly this month. This has caused global equities to plunge and safe havens like gold and treasuries to surge.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Bitcoin
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Bitcoin Has Nearly Doubled in Only Six Weeks

    After a lull, Bitcoin (BTC) has finally taken off again. The cryptocurrency climbed to $8,297 on May 14.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Can the Bitcoin Rally Keep Going?

    Cryptocurrencies have had a 2017-like rally recently, which has seen Bitcoin (BTC) more than double in less than two months.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Bitcoin Breached another Landmark, AMD Stock Rose

    Cryptocurrencies continued their exceptional run on June 26. Bitcoin (BTC) rose 15% and reached $13,400—a 17-month high.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Financials

    Comparing Hedge Fund Fee Structures and ETF Fee Structures

    Hedge funds are built to outperform an index by a wide margin, and those that do so are generally able to charge a 2% management fee…

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///Google TAC
    Tech & Comm Services

    How YouTube Became the Top-Grossing App in the App Store

    YouTube has grossed more than $200.0 million in the App Store since it started its in-app monetization in 2015.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    Netflix Has the Bridge over the Moat Compared to Its Competitors

    According to a Morgan Stanley survey, 39% of respondents said Netflix had the “best original programming.”

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Here’s How Netflix Will Be Available in More Hotel Rooms

    Netflix will be accessible in more hotel rooms soon due to a new partnership with Dish’s (DISH) Evolve Hospitality offering.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Square’s Considering Bank-Like Options on Its Cash App

    Square’s (SQ) peer-to-peer payment app is beginning to look like a bank account.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Tencent Could Continue to See Strong Growth

    Chinese tech giant Tencent (TCEHY) posted better-than-expected Q2 earnings. Its revenue growth accelerated in Q2 due to a rebound in its gaming segment.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Apple Is Trying to Reduce Its Dependence on Samsung

    Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone has seen its average selling price spike since it launched the iPhone X two years ago due to the higher costs of its OLED screens.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Consumer

    How the Stock Market Is Being Supported by Consumption

    Despite the trade war and the inverted yield curve, the S&P 500 Index is down 1.8% this month. Its resiliency reflects the US consumer sector’s strength.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Tech Stocks Can Outperform despite a Recession

    During the market’s recent volatile phase, tech stocks have lagged. Since July 26, the S&P 500 Index is down 3.8% and the Nasdaq Composite is down 4.2%.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Apple Card Is Now Available to All US Users

    Apple (AAPL) announced today that its Apple Card is available to US customers today. This month, AAPL tested the card with a limited group of consumers.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Trump Says Fed Should Cut Rates by 1%

    Today, President Trump tweeted that he wants the Fed to cut the federal funds rate by “at least 100 basis points.” The Fed rates by 25 basis points in July.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Consumer

    The Dollar Is Strengthening: How Will It Affect Markets?

    The US Dollar Index, which measures the strength of the dollar against a basket of other currencies, has risen 2.2% in the past month.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Tencent’s Gaming Business Could Surge in Q3

    Chinese tech giant Tencent’s (TCEHY) recent Q2 earnings revealed YoY revenue growth of 20.6% to $12.9 billion. Tencent’s net profit surged 35% YoY.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Where the Stock Market Could Be Headed Soon

    The stock market has seen big moves both ways this week. The S&P 500 (SPY) has surged 1.3% today as bond yields have risen.

    By Sanmit Amin
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Consumer

    Is the Yield Curve Inversion a False Alarm?

    Global stock markets fell after the US yield curve inverted, an indicator of a future recession. Does it necessarily lead to a recession?

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Apple Is on Track to Deliver Its $350 Billion Promise

    On Thursday, Apple shared an update on its promise. The company is on track to hit its promise of contributing $350 billion to the US economy by 2023.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Watch Sees Strong Growth in North America

    The major bright spot in Apple’s (AAPL) recent earnings was the growth in its “Wearables, Home and Accessories” division—but don’t overlook Apple Watch.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Apple Card Be Bad News for Goldman Sachs?

    Goldman Sachs (GS) is entering the consumer finance space as the bank behind the upcoming Apple Card. But is this a smart move for the investment bank?

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    Tencent’s Outlook Has Changed after Its Q2 Results

    Tencent reported its second-quarter earnings results today. It beat analysts’ earnings estimates, but its revenue growth was shy of estimates.

    By Sanmit Amin
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