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Book round-up: January 2018

17h abnormalreturns
Each month we like to round-up all of our book-related links. You can also check out the previous edition of this linkfest, or our latest monthly (December) post of the most popular books among Abnormal Returns readers. Remember anything you buy from Amazon through these links goes to support the site. Enjoy! (18-0)

Square Inc Remains a ‘Right Stock, Wrong Time’ Story

2018-01-12 investorplace
A little less than a month ago, I suggested new entries into Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) were a bad idea. While the company is actually doing quite well, Square stock itself appeared to be toying with a sizable pullback. Then just a few days later, proving that nothing is ever etched in stone, Square stock also flight. It rallied more than 20% from its 2017 year-end price. It was a nice boost, driven by nothing in particular. (50-0)

Review: Even on the Internet, What’s Old Is New Again - The New York Times

2018-01-12 nytimes
It is indisputable that the internet — facilitated by both vast improvements in access and computing power — has had a disruptive impact on not just business but politics and many aspects of our daily lives. Demonstrating precisely what that impact is, however, has been remarkably challenging. Pronouncements on the topic have a tendency to be overblown. “Transformational,” “exponential” and “revolutionary” are increasingly favored adjectives, whether they are applicable or not. (19-0)

Square Inc Stock Remains a Solid Long Term Investment

2018-01-11 investorplace
After the company rolled out the ability to buy and sell bitcoin through its app, digital payments processor Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) stock soared. In just over a week, SQ stock zoomed from $40 to $50. (18-0)

Shopify Inc Stock Is Headed for a New All-Time High

2018-01-10 investorplace
At its heart, the bull/bear battle over Shopify Inc (US) (NYSE:SHOP) stock is an argument over valuation. Over the past six months, that battle mostly has been a stalemate, with SHOP stock up modestly from early August, when it first cleared $100. (314-0)

JPMorgan's Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a 'fraud'

2018-01-09 cbc.ca
JPMorgan chief executive Jamie Dimon regrets having called bitcoin a "fraud" but would still not be interested in the cryptocurrency, he said in an interview on Fox Business on Tuesday. (58-0)

JPMorgan CEO Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a ‘fraud’

2018-01-09 themalaymailonline
Today, bitcoin was down nearly 5 per cent at US$14,202 in early trading. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Jan 9 — JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon regrets having called bitcoin a “fraud” but would still not be interested in the cryptocurrency, he said in an interview on Fox Business today. (58-0)

Is Bitcoin Like the Dot-Com Bubble? -- And Is That a Good Thing? | InvestorPlace

2018-01-08 investorplace
Bitcoin prices have had an extremely volatile stretch. Bitcoin 10,000 happened in late November. Incredibly, just three weeks later,  20,000 was within the scope on the bitcoin price chart. But the cryptocurrency couldn’t maintain momentum and found itself down near $12,000 within a week. (125-0)

Square (SQ) a Strong Buy on Best-in-Class Quant Score

2018-01-08 investorplace
Portfolio Grader currently ranks Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) a Strong Buy. The methodology for investing incorporated in this analytical tool developed by Louis Navellier assesses and ranks nearly 5,000 stocks each week from a fundamental and quantitative perspective. SQ has maintained this ranking for 7 months. (18-0)

Trade of the Day: The Corrective Period in Square Inc Stock May Be Over

2018-01-08 investorplace
Shares of payment solutions provider Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) had an amazing start to the new year last week as they rallied about 18% in the first four trading sessions of 2018. This latest rally followed a six-week corrective period that in the greater scheme of things looks to have been a healthy consolidation phase. (18-0)

Germany’s ‘In the Fade’ wins Golden Globe for foreign language film

2018-01-08 entertainment.inquirer.net
Director Fatih Akin (C), winner of the award for Best Motion Picture (Foreign Language) for ‘In the Fade,’ and guests attend the Official Viewing and After Party of The Golden Globe Awards hosted by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. AFP (18-0)

Top-End Earnings Visibility Makes Square (SQ) a Strong Buy

2018-01-05 investorplace
With a $13.4 billion market value, Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) ranks in the top quarter of its industry group, IT Services, and in the top quarter of its sector group, Information Technology, in market value. From the viewpoint of investment attractiveness, the stock's Portfolio Grader ranking places it 11 among the 91 companies in this industry group, giving it a well above-average position; in the top decile of the sector with a ranking of 60 among the 700 companies in the sector, and number 239 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe. (18-0)

Despite Soaring to Record Highs, You Can Trust Amazon.com, Inc. Stock

2018-01-05 investorplace
Several years ago, future hall of fame baseball player Ichiro Suzuki featured in a commercial. The tagline was “hit ’em where they ain’t!” In the investing world, the message could be reinterpreted as don’t bet with the crowd. Although it sounds cute, I wouldn’t apply this advice to Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). AMZN stock is simply too good for trite aphorisms. (170-0)

Will it be a night of many first-time winners at the Golden Globes?

2018-01-04 entertainment.inquirer.net
LOS ANGELES—Will Frances McDormand win her first Golden Globe best actress-drama trophy for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri?” She has been nominated six times for a Globe, but never won. (18-0)

Cate Blanchett to head Cannes Film Festival jury

2018-01-04 in.reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Australian movie star Cate Blanchett will head the jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera, its organizers said on Thursday. (18-0)