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Alphabet can be the largest company very soon

The most valuable company in terms of market capitalization is Apple with a market cap of 523,90. Alphabet`s market cap is 508,76, which means there is only 15,14 that separates them, which means Alphabet can be the largest company very soon.

66% of Apples sales comes from iPhone and Apples new release for iPhone 7 is in September. That is a very long time to wait. Before that, the sales can slow down, and so can the stock. It can go in the other direction for Alphabet.

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Alphabet will come out with a new report after the bell close today. Wall Street`s estimates for EPS is expected to come in at $8,17, with revenue of $16,9B.

Last summer, they changed the name to Alphabet Inc, but Google will continue as the company`s legacy business and include core properties such as search and advertising. Alphabet will continue to invest in self-driving cars, health care, Google-X and smart homes.

So, this will be the first quarter to see how both segments are doing it. Alphabet`s shares rose 46% last year after cost cutting initiatives and a lot of reorganizing. We will probably hear more about that later today.

Alphabet is focusing on innovation and growth and their search division has contributed to the recent robust growth. They introduced YouTube Red and will continue with acquisitions. They succeeded with their strategic mobile initiatives, so it should be a good quarter for Alphabet (GOOGL).

Alphabet can be the largest company very soon.

 

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Is Apple falling down from the tree?

I had two American favorite stocks in 2005. Google was one of them. Apple is the other one. As you may know, it has been ten great years while Apple went to be the biggest company in the world. Now, it is the darling of Wall Street. How long will that continue?

Apple will report FQ1 2016 earnings Tuesday January 26th, after the bell and it is a critical moment for Apple right now. The coming report will be highly scrutinized by investors because they are concerned about Apple`s iPhone sale.

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When I launched Apple in my portfolio in 2005, they didnt have iPhone at all. Since then the sale of iPhone has skyrocketed. But what now? There are signs that iPhone sales is slowing. We can see that many of Apples suppliers are declining and so are Apple`s orders.

Apple is also attacked by Qualcomms new weapon. Apples A10 chip for Iphone 7 will be built on TSMC`s 16-nanometer FinFET Plus technology, but it seems like Android devices will be built on more advanced 10-nanometer technology.

Qualcomm`s next-generation Snapdragon 830 processor (the successor to the Snapdragon 820 that is slated to appear in devices over the next couple of months) is planned to be launched in the beginning of 2017.

Its not only Apples suppliers that is concerning Apple`s investors. China is a big market for Apple and a slowdown in Asia in addition to a slowdown globally can hit the company hard. Not only that. It is estimated that the global demand for smartphones will decline and fall below 10%, and so will the iPhone sales. In other words it seems like we has reached a top.

But thats for iPhone. Apple has more than iPhone. Despite the fact that iPhone is Apples biggest money-maker, they also have Apple Watch, Apple TV and Apple Music in the same lineup. They are all new in Apples portfolio and Im most exited about Apple Watch, because I think it will be hard to replace iPhone with Apple Watch.

Apple`s revenue from smart phone was 66% in 2015 and their sales jumped 28% in its latest fiscal year. Apple Watch is a new product so it is expected to see that sale to increase. The price for Apple in 2005 was only $5. Now it is $100! Experts expect it will rise 40% in 12 months.

The stock is down about 30% since the top last year, with an EPS of 9,20. Market Cap is 556,72B with an P/E of 10,92. Estimize consensus calls for FQ1 EPS of $3,27 and revenue of $77,138 Billion, which is slightly higher than corporate guidance and Wall Street`s estimates.

Apple is still a profitable company and a popular brand among the younger generation, and with $200 billion in cash and manageable debt obligations, Apple will still be a popular brand.

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Alphabet Inc near all-time high

I remember the tech boom in the late 90`s. It was so many great tech companies and we all knew that this was the future. Investors were buying tech stocks with both hands, and we all know the results; A BIG FAT Bubble.

We can see some similar things going on today. Twitter was a hype when they went public in 2013 at a share price of $26. Investors liked the stock and it soared to about $75, but it all stopped there. Wednesday this week, Twitter traded at an all time low at $15.

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Twitter is not alone in this bubble club right now. Many other tech stocks has suffered lately and I think there is different reasons for that. The main reason for the smaller tech companies is easy money because of the rock-bottom interest rates.

Together with inflated tech stock prices we can also see sky-high Silicon Valley real estate prices and rents. Just like we saw in the late 90`s tech boom.

BlackRock slashed its valuation on Snapchat by 24% last year, while Fidelity slashed its valuation on Dropbox by 31%. So things are about to change. Easy money will not be so easy now, which means it will be more difficult for many tech start-ups.

But some tech companies are still going strong.

 

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One of my favorite stock since 2005, are trading higher on friday. Alphabet Inc (GOOG) is up +2,59% on friday, trading at 745,46. EPS for Alphabet Inc is 21,26 with a market cap of 493,21 Billion.

Alphabet Inc was a big Monster last year, adding nearly 47% in 2015 and traded just below $800 in late December at an all-time high!

It is revealed that Google, in 2014, had paid Apple a sum of $1 billion in order to keep their search bar on the iPhone. Google obviously understand how important it is to have their own operative system on Apple`s iPhone.

Alphabet Inc is a collection of companies like Calico, Google`s health and longevity effort; Nest its connected home business; Fiber, its gigabit internet arm; and its investment divisions such as Google Ventures and Google Capital, and incubator projects, such as Google X.

Many investors have a buy rating with a target price of $850. Others up to $900. I look forward to Apple`s quarterly earnings report next Tuesday, and Alphabet Inc will report on February 1, 2016.

Shareholders are holding their breath to see if today`s rallies will continue.

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School shooters can be innocent

The Oregon College shooting by 26-year old gunman Chris Harper Mercer is the 45th school shooting in the United States so far in 2015. Police have confirmed that there were 10 fatalities and seven people injured.

America is spending about $800 billion (!) on homeland security. How is it possible?

According to the think tank New America, 74 people is killed by terrorists since 9/11, but 150,000 is killed in gun homicides! Hundred and fifty thousand! Can you belive that? In comparison; Japan had only 11 gun homicides in 2008.

Gun control can reduce the numbers of incidents. You can change the laws and different decisions in court, but is it as easy as that? No, I`m afraid it isn`t.

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Anna Lindh was a Swedish Social Democratic politician and chairman of the Social Democratic Youth League from 1984 to 1990 and member of parliament. She died 9/11, 2003 after a knife attack in Stockholm (exactly two year after 9/11 assassination on Twin Tower).

She was attacked while shopping in a shopping mall in central Stockholm. She was stabbed in the chest, abdomen and arms. Anna Lindh was killed by Mijailo Mijailovic which is born in Sweden to Serb parents.

After a psychiatric evaluation he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Test concluded that he was mentally ill at the time of the murder. Despite Lindh`s popularity and the timing of the assassination, the murder was not considered a political act. He was not interested in politics.

Lindh was an outspoken campaigner for Sweden to join the Euro zone in the referendum held only three days after her death. After the attack, all euro-campaign events were immediately cancelled. Later on, Prime minister Goran Persson made the decision to not let Lindh`s murder affect the referendum.

Despite speculation that sympathy for Lindh could influence the voting, the euro was rejected in the referendum. Sweden didn`t join the European currency.

Mijailovic said in an interview that he was motivated by his hatred of politicians, whom he considered responsible for his hopeless life situation and the fact that he was a «man without a future».

The most dangerous thing in a society is the man who has nothing to lose. (Why do you think it is so many suicide bombers in the middle east)?

FBI has made a 52 page report titled; «The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective». You can find the report here: https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/school-shooter.

This is a very important report which is trying to find the roots of violence and make the society safer. In fact, you don`t need a 52-page report, because the answer is very simple;

1. If you treat people good – they will be good.
2. If you treat people bad – they will be bad.

To understand what`s happening we need to scrutinize the brain.

 

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As you can see from the picture above, there is something called amygdala in the brain. Left and right. They both perform a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making and emotional reactions. There are functional differences between the right and left amygdala in the brain.

In a study, electrical stimulations of the right amygdala induced negative emotions, especially fear and sadness. Stimulation of the left amygdala was able to induce either pleasant (happiness) or unpleasant (fear, anxiety, sadness) emotions. Other evidence suggests that the left amygdala plays a role in the brain`s reward system. So what is the murders trigger?

The right hemisphere of the amygdala is associated with negative emotions. It plays a role in the expression of fear and in the processing of fear-inducing stimuli. The amygdala is rich in androgen receptors and nuclear receptors that bind to testosterone.

Amygdala is one of the best-understood brain regions and male`s amygdala is larger than female`s which is sending signals in the nerve system. It sends impulses to other parts of the brain and receive input from the sensory systems.

In 1981, researchers found that selective radio frequency lesions of the whole amygdala caused Kluver-Bucy syndrome. With advances in neuroimaging technology such as MRI, neuroscientists have made significant findings concerning the amygdala in the human brain.

A variety of data shows the amygdala has a substantial role in mental states, and is related to many psychological disorders. Recent research suggests that parasites (in particular toxoplasma) for cysts in the brain of rats, often taking up residence in the amygdala. Stimulating the amygdala appears to increase both sexual and aggressive behavior.

Some of you have a lot of knife`s in the kitchen. Some of you have guns too. Look at the knife`s. They have never killed people. Look at the guns. Nor have they killed any people. Why? Because knife`s and guns doesn`t kill people. People kill people!

The problem is in the BRAIN!

We are all living on the same planet and we are all linked together. Everything connects to everything else. We are one unit. We can all see the same universe which is information decoding information. Nikola Tesla was a smart man, and he said;

«If you wish to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration».

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The brain is just like a radio; decoding information. The brain is not who we are. It is a process of information and a communicator of information, and if you see through the illusion, you are the solution.

I`m educated marketer and have always said that Communication is the biggest thing of all things. It`s bigger than all the worlds nuclear weapons.

So, tell me that you have a murder in your neighborhood, and I can tell you what society you live in, because people treated good will not kill other people. People treated good will not destroy Twin Towers (planes doesn`t kill people).

It`s all about the triggers. A trigger that can change a person radically. Everything is happening in people’s brain. The brain is not who we are.

Mijailovic told the court that when he first saw Lindh, he heard voices that told him to attack her. «I could not withstand the voice. It said; «Attack, attack, attack», he said. He said the attack «lasted only a few seconds».

«It`s like a nightmare,» he said. «It happened so quickly. I took out the knife, then I attacked her. I don`t know how many times I stabbed.» He said that after the attack, he was worried about what had happened. He said he was «feeling really bad and hadn`t slept for days» before the incident.

Mr Mijailovic said to the police that Jesus had told him to stab Ms Lindh. His defence lawyer, Peter Althin, told the court he wanted the charges reduced from murder to manslaughter. Chief prosecutor Agneta Blidberg told the court that she would prove Mr Mijailovic had every intention of killing Ms Lindh.

Mind Control is the key.

 

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Psychiatrists neither can nor want to admit the fact that synthetic telepathy actually exists in the real world. Any legislation in this still obscure area is non-existent so nothing is mentioned in the «psychiatric bible» that you can hear voices as a result of mind control experiments.

What is not in the psychiatrists manual as a natural phenomenon is by definition, a sign of mental illness. The psychiatrist that today does not prescribe psychiatric drugs when someone claims to hear voices or to be haunted by an evil power will therefore almost be guilty of misconduct.

Nikola Tesla studied and described the phenomenon scalar waves.

Scalar waves are based on the fact that a sinusoidal wave occurs when electricity propagates. But a parallel mirror wave develops also. A microchip in a subject’s brain can be able to send and receive scalar waves to and from it. Many suspect that people are fitted with microchips which are smaller than a blood cell, through injections, vaccinations, pills or by the air.

A modern equivalent of Tesla`s ambitions may be the EU supported project QUASAR with the so-called «cognitive radio» as a solution. The European Commission is likely to give a billion to The Human Brain Project (HBP).

People seem to be equipped with dubious brain implants, both with and without their knowledge. The goal is to connect our minds with machines in order to simplify our lives. We will end up being robots.

Everything and everyone will be included in the Great Cloud where man and machine, and everything else in the universe form one big harmonious unit without the presence of irrational terrorism and irrational violence.

Heaven on earth realized with the help of technology.

The new technology seems to harvest a significant number of more or less innocent victims during its cruel creating process. Consistent evidence from many, mutually independent, sources indicate that two or three, maybe four million people around the globe suffer all hell`s anguish because they were designed to become test subjects in order to train the artificial intelligence that eventually entirely will control our lives.

The American «computer guru» Ray Kurzweil has coined the term «singularity», meaning that computers will be «smarter» than people who «won`t distinguish between reality and virtual reality.» The human-machine integration require brain implants and Cyber technology. Chairman of the EU Commission`s Group on Ethics, Professor Goran Hermerèn stressed in a report in 2005 need for an ethical debate.

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The new technology means that humans reach a higher consciousness state and never again feel lonely and abandoned. Robots will be our helpers as long as we don`t try to control them. Or we will probably see quite quickly murderous Terminators on the streets.

The problem today is all those who are suffering immensely today because of the notorious tests that psychiatric researchers from the Defense Research Agency (FOI) and KTH conduct in brain implants for synthetic telepathy.

Who knows that 26,2% of the Americans are mentally ill? That`s 57,7 million people (18 and older). Who knows that most of them (10 times more) are in prison, and not in psychiatric  hospitals? By comparison; only 4% are mentally ill in Nigeria. It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

It is well documented that the military and the federal government have been dabbling in mind control and manipulation experimentation for decades.

But many doctors and politicians are not informed about what is going on in the brain research area. All alarm bells should start to ring now. You are hereby warned.

The problem is that these innovations are used to study and affect human cognitive behavior and expose them to various types of torture-like treatments. Many subjects have most likely already died, committed suicide or had insane outbursts during more than 40 years of research on the interaction between humans and machines.

Thousands of people around the world are stating that these methods actually have been used and totally ruined their lives!

Magnus Olsson is one of the victims. He said; Very few people are aware of the actual link between neuroscience, cybernetics, artificial intelligence, neuro-chips, transhumanism, the science cyborg, robotics, somatic surveillance, behavioral control, the thought police and human enhancement. They all go hand in hand, he said.

Magnus Olsson (http://eucach.org) was a successful businessman, but these nano-implant technology has destroyed every aspect of his life, while those who are responsible are hiding behind psychiatric diagnoses.

Who is responsible? Who pay their bills with an income that comes from human torture?

 

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Sweden has a leading role in the development of this new technology, which also has a military dimension. NSA, Great Britain and 17 Norwegian heart specialists are working with this case. CIA begun the research as early as the 1950`s. DARPA is Pentagon`s research arm of the military. 70% of this research is funded by private corporations.

There have also long been reports of DARPA seeking to develop technology that enable military masters to literally control the brains of soldiers and make them want to fight. A 2008 report for the US military detailed this initiative, along with possible weaponry including «Pharmacological landmines» that release chemicals to incapacitate enemy soldiers and torture techniques that involve delivering electronic pulses into the brains of terror suspects.

The same report concluded that «drugs can be utilized to achieve abnormal, diseased, or disordered psychology.»

A CNN article predicts that people on this planet will have embedded a microchip within their brain that will allow their behavior to be controlled by a third party. The story is entitled Smartphone of the future will be in your brain. It is possible today to connect a human brain to a computer, creating today`s cyborgs.

Apple along with a handful of companies are already making these chips. According to Kurzwil; by 2099, the entire planet is run by artificially intelligent computer systems which are smarter than the entire human race combined.

What if you could download a lifetime of learning directly into your brain in a matter of weeks?

Even now, some video makers are developing headsets that allows users to play games using their brain waves rather than a joystick or a control pad. IBM is also working aggressively to develop this kind of technology.

 

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The market for nanotechnology is unregulated.

There are still no laws that admit recognize or regulate how and to what extent human brain functions can or cannot be used, leaving a very open and huge range of possibilities for anyone that has its hands on this tech to use it.

Implanting this technology in the human body without knowledge must be prohibited.

Only a few is talking about it and there is no attention or ethical debate about the brain implant technology. Strange, because the potential of this technology to affect human beings and change them is HUGE!

Neuroscientist Martin Ingvar from Sweden referred to the human body as a «bad frame for the brain». Martin Ingvar`s point of view is in line with Josè Delgado`s some 60 years ago, and its buried history of mind control: we don`t really have any choice, we`re not really having a free will or for that matter any consistent personality. This would be enough reason to change humans to whatever someone else wishes. For example, an elite.

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Did someone change Mr Mijailovic? Who dictated him? What about all the school shooters? Any brain control?

Mr Mijailovic can be innocent. What happened was out of his control. He is a victim. So are probably many of the school shooters? Who are the brain controllers?

This is not Science-fiction. This is real-life Matrix. Scientists have discovered how to use Nanoparticles to remotely control behavior! (http://nanobrainimplant.com). Magnus Olsson said 80% of humanity may have Transhumanist remote neural monitoring implants.

This is more dangerous than nuclear weapons.

Magnus Olsson will be on the Free Your Mind conference in Philadelphia, april 15 – 17, 2016. For more info, go to this website: http://www.whatonearthishappening.com.

Implantable microchips that can «talk» directly to the brain would give a tyrannical government the ultimate form of control. It can also land in wrong hands. You can potentially program these chips to make your citizens feel good or bad. The elite can exterminate the humanity if they want.

This kind of technology has the potential to be one of the greatest threats to liberty and freedom in the history of mankind.

This can be the end of the human era.
This can be the end of our freedom.
This can be the end of our democracy.

 

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Apple event on Wednesday

Apple Inc has launched two important new products this year which is Apple Music and Apple Watch. But who is talking about it and how is the business right now? Readers of Shinybull know what I mean about those two products.

I have earlier said that an Apple Watch is a nice thing to have but a phone like iPhone is a «Must have».

The body design of the new iPhone will be similar to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. We will probably see a new feature called Force Touch, which first debuted with the Apple Watch. Iphone is a very important product for Apple Inc.

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The company cannot expect to be a growth company based on others products and ideas. I have said earlier that Apple Music must make a different platform than Spotify if they want to compete with them. Why should people run from Spotify to Apple Music?

Spotify succeeded because they had a great idea, and the idea was streaming at one price a month. The market wanted it much more than buying songs for about 1 dollar at iTunes.

Some investors sold shares at Fitbit Inc because of the Apple Watch, but Fitbit shears is up 11,98 percent to US $ 35,65 right now in New York. Fitbit Inc went public in June 17 at US $20 a share. Morgan Stanley has a price target of $58 a share.

Despite competition from Apple, Fitbit maintained 21 percent of the wearable market in July. The number of Fitbit users who planned to buy Apple`s watch fell from May to July, according to Morgan Stanley.

Apple is expected to show off a new Apple TV system. CEO Tim Cook talked about Apple TV`s lower price during an event in March earlier this year. Analysts say the new Apple TV could serve as a hub for Siri to control lamps, thermostats and other «smart» appliances, using Apple`s HomeKit technology.

Apple has tried to convince media companies for years to strike deals for the Apple TV to carry live programming outside traditional cable and satellite packages. Now, the company has opened up its TV set-top box to outside apps, and a quality app is vital to win in this market.

The new TV box is part of the company’s strategy to carve out a bigger role in the home. It is expected to see a redesigned Apple TV set-top box with new capabilities for apps and games, and Siri is expected to become «smarter».

Siri can offer recommendations, such as nearby restaurants. She will also offer to add calendar and contact entries based on your incoming email. She can launch apps for you based on your past habits.

Hey, Siri, when is the new event starting?

Apple Inc is hosting its annual splash on Wednesday to talk more about its new iPhone. The event starts at San Francisco`s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium at 10 a.m on Wednesday September. 9.

 

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