RIM-PlayBook

Will the PlayBook save RIM?

Last week on the day when Apple launched the iPad 2 , Research In Motion (RIM) shares dropped over 10%. That’s not to say that RIM was unprofitable, far from it. RIM reported a higher-than-forecast fourth-quarter profit on Thursday March 24th, with an increase in BlackBerry phone shipments of 52.3 million, a revenue growth of over $19.9 billion, and a 47% increase in earnings per share. And that is amidst a backdrop of iphone and Android sales, as pointed out in a recent Globe and Mail article. ...

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The Japan Effect ~ a Week in Review

A week ago Japan was hit with a severe earthquake and tsunami, which decimated entire towns, wiped out basic infrastructure, and split friends and families apart. Japan is considered the most prepared country in the world for earthquake readiness. However, the colossal scale of this disaster is beyond what most of us have seen in our lifetime. Investors have been stunned not only by the catastrophic events in Japan, but also with the continuing unrest in Bahrain and Libya. It was no surprise that ...

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Uranium Stocks On Sale

The recent earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan is a colossal tragedy. Another potential tragedy is a man-made one, from Japan’s dependence on nuclear energy. With the impending melt-down of four nuclear reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the world has become suddenly nervous about nuclear energy. Coupled with mass evacuations and possibility of widespread radioactive contamination in a heavily populated region, investors pulled the trigger Monday morning on a global sell-off of  ...

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Donate for the Japan Earthquake

I would like to extend my sympathies to the Japanese community, and for those of you who have been directly impacted by the recent earthquake in Japan. Wishing that your friends and family in Japan are safe and accounted for. The Dividend Ninja encourages you to make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Help to facilitate emergency supplies and the cost of deploying trained emergency response personnel. The Canadian Red Cross ~ Japan Earthquake You can also text the word ASIA to 30333 to make a ...

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Investor Sentiment

Over the last few weeks I have become quite interested in both global inflation and investor sentiment. I find these are two indicators that give some direction of the markets. Unfortunately in the past it’s been an indicator of topped-out stock markets, with rising interest rates. I don’t base my investment decisions on a crystal ball, and neither should you. However the indicators are interesting to look at nonetheless. In this post I will look at the concept of investor sentiment as a signal ...

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