I’m starting up my videos on JubakAM.com again–this time using YouTube as a platform. The twenty-first YouTube video “3 Ad Picks But Not Google or Facebook” went up today.
Today, April 21, as of 3 p.m. New York time, the major indexes were on track to break their three-day losing streak. At 3 p.m. the Standard & Poor’s 500 was ahead 0.65% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average had gained 0.74%. The NASDAQ Composite was higher by 0.73% and the small cap Russell 2000 had moved up 1.94%. Why the big change in tone from earlier in the week?
Democratic and Republican attorney’s general from 38 states, led by Colorado and Nebraska, have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google (GOOG). The suit alleges that Alphabet manipulates its search results to give its own products and services greater rankings over rivals—depriving web users from seeing the best options whenever they query the web for shopping, dining, and travel
Some times in the financial markets, the numbers aren’t as important as the narrative. I think that was the case with Alphabet (GOOG) today, Tuesday, April 24. Monday after the market close Alphabet reported first quarter earnings of $9.93. That was a healthy 64 cents a share above the Wall Street consensus estimate for the quarter. Revenue climbed 25.9% two $31.15 billion. That was $870 million above Wall Street projections. Paid clicks on Google properties rose 59% year over year. But Tuesday the stock sank by 4.45%, dropping $47.47 a share to $1019.98 Why the drop on such good earnings numbers?