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Details Of The SoftBank Uber Deal


The proposed multi-billion dollar Uber SoftBank deal appears to be progressing.

A spokesperson confirmed that Uber has decided to continue with the long-awaited investment with Soft Bank Group.

While Uber has not explained the details of the plans, the future arrangement includes a $1 billion investment, based on the latest valuation of $70 billion. A close, but unnamed source, states this deal is an extension of the recent Series G round.

Additionally, $9 billion of Uber shares is expected to be purchased from shareholders and employees alike in order to earn the group lead by SoftBank and Dragoneer Investment Group a 14% ownership stake. While a price has yet to be set, these shares are expected to be purchased at a discounted valuation.

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Investing Vs. Gambling with Your Account


The stock market is in a always in a position to create monetary rewards as long as your trades are solid and you have a good exit plan. Investors can see that they can gain quick cash profits right now if they make certain moves, but that sounds a lot like gambling. So what is the difference between gambling and investing? Make sure to watch Dave Ramsey’s video answer below.

The truth is that there is a fine line between investing in a something and gambling. The intentions that you have when you make your investment can make a huge difference between whether you are considered an investor or a gambler. Getting in and out of trades daily is the hardest way to trade and makes your investment style the closest to gambling.

When Is It Investing?

Investing uses a few strategies for its processes:

You are investing if you search for businesses that have a strong background of steady financial gain and reliable customers. Those are fundamental successes, and they can work well for you when you invest. Watch demand for the companies products over time and going forward.

You don't really have to understand the numbers that well. You can still make intelligent investments, and you can wait patiently to see if you have success with those investments. Investments sometimes need time to grow, but you don't mind. Get in slowly with additional purchases on dips. Watch the overall market to make sure something fundamental doesn’t change. Make sure the industry is sold and remains sold while you hold your position. And get out of the investment if things begin to break down in the ways we have discussed.

Dave Loeb Sells Yahoo Stock

Deutsch: Logo von Yahoo

Deutsch: Logo von Yahoo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dave Loeb Sells Yahoo Stock

One of the most heavily traded stocks over the past few years has been Yahoo Inc., while the company seemed to be struggling to compete with Google and other companies, it has gone through a considerable resurgence the past few years under a new CEO. One of the most significant investors in Yahoo has been the Third Point hedge fund, which has acquired nearly 60 million shares under the leadership of Dave Loeb. The hedge fund started acquiring shares a few years ago when they were trading around $12 per share. Since then the share price has skyrocketed to over $29, a 125% return over the past three years.

Investing Money In Citigroup


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Investing Money In Citigroup

For over 100 years, Citigroup has been a global leader in commercial and consumer banking. While the company has historically been very strong, their stock has faltered a bit and been quite volatile over the past few years. While investment performance had been up and down recently, now could be a great time to invest in the company.

Why Investors Should Be Interested In Bank Of America

English: A Bank of America Banking Center at P...

English: A Bank of America Banking Center at Porter Ranch Town Center, a shopping center in Porter Ranch. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Why Investors Should Be Interested In Bank Of America

While the company had a tough financial ride a few years ago, Bank of America has done the best it can to redesign its company and its products to make it a more serious competitor. There are several reasons that investors are starting to look into Bank of America stocks: the first being that for now, they are still fairly cheap because the bank is still paying off debts and has yet to reach its potential for profits.

Reasons To Invest In The Stock Of Bank Of America

Photo of Bank of America ATM Machine by Brian ...

Photo of Bank of America ATM Machine by Brian Katt, Framingham Rest Stop, Massachusetts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Invest In The Stock Of Bank Of America

Bank of America, as its name suggests, is a multinational corporation offering banking and financial services that is based in America. In terms of assets, Bank of America ranks second as far as bank holding companies are concerned. In the year 2010, Forbes has also listed it as the third largest company globally. This company also offers stocks to the common public for the purpose of investment, it is abbreviated as BAC in case of the New York Stock Exchange. Since this is such a huge company, one of the largest in America, therefore people automatically assume that investing in its stocks is a good idea. While this notion is certainly true, there are other reasons too that makes the investment worthwhile.


Carl Icahn Fended Off by Netflix Poison Pill


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Activist shareholders have launched plans for a hostile takeover but on Monday Netflix stated that they had adopted a "stockholder rights plan" to prevent this from happening.

The investors have dubbed the plan the "poison pill" and will implement it should any group or individual attempt to purchase a mass of Netflix shares without board consent. In the event of this happening Netflix can make the takeover bid hugely expensive by flooding the market with new shares.


Google Inc. Trading in a Range

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English: NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Google’s main business is providing a large database of indexed web pages from across the Internet, the largest database of any other organization. It also provides a number of free and premium services to online clients including advertisement and placement.

The Market Cap for Google has grown to exceed $210 Billion on the Nasdaq stock exchange. The company has never offered a dividend as many technology investors are investing for appreciation instead of income. The company has no investor related events approaching in the near future.

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5 Crucial Investment Considerations

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Investment Frontiers Symposia (Photo credit: apec2011ceosummit)

If you have already paid off all of your debt in credit cards and have in mind financial goals like buying a home, paying college tuition, or retirement savings, then you should do your homework prior to making any investment decisions.  You should have the answers to the following questions:

  • How much risk for tolerance do you have?
  • What kinds of investments are you looking at: mutual funds, bonds, stocks?
  • Are you interested in purchasing an annuity or an IRA?
  • Do they offer a 401K plan at your job?


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