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Rumors that Amazon was looking into offering a live TV package as well, have now been confirmed.

Amazon creating live TV package - Business Insider
The rumor

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201975120

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/2017/05/23/amazon-prime-now-let-you-watch-tv-live/102046756/

confirmed.

No details on the pricing or offereings yet.

With Amazon getting into this arena, pushing the boundaries on retail, cloud services, etc. I really do wonder how large they can grow. As long as they keep their laser focus on customer service, speed and cost, I think they can do a lot.

I'm very glad I was able to buy a few shares a while back while it was trading in the $700's... or course, I wish I did this a year or two before when they were in the $400-500 range. Wow.

Today they hit $998/share ad are now hovering around $996.
 

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Wow. Jim Cramer of CNBC had Amazon as one of his "4 Horsemen of Technology" probably about 8 years ago or so. The others on that list were Apple, Google and Blackberry . If memory serves correct Amazon was going for about $180/share at that time. Obviously it's Amazon has been doing well for a while now.
 

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Rumors that Amazon was looking into offering a live TV package as well, have now been confirmed.

Amazon creating live TV package - Business Insider
The rumor

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201975120

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/2017/05/23/amazon-prime-now-let-you-watch-tv-live/102046756/

confirmed.

No details on the pricing or offereings yet.

With Amazon getting into this arena, pushing the boundaries on retail, cloud services, etc. I really do wonder how large they can grow. As long as they keep their laser focus on customer service, speed and cost, I think they can do a lot.

I'm very glad I was able to buy a few shares a while back while it was trading in the $700's... or course, I wish I did this a year or two before when they were in the $400-500 range. Wow.

Today they hit $998/share ad are now hovering around $996.
I'm like you. I bought shares of Amazon, and Google, when they were in the $700 range. Great return on both (Google is also approaching $1,000 per share) and I wish I had bought more.
 

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AMZN? If you had got in on BlackBerry as recently as March of this year, you're looking at almost 70% return. They've really leveraged their acquisitions quite well.

I'd get in on Amazon before they eventually split or after this market has its long needed correction.
 
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I'm like you. I bought shares of Amazon, and Google, when they were in the $700 range. Great return on both (Google is also approaching $1,000 per share) and I wish I had bought more.
Wish I could have afforded more. haha.

Some of it was just not knowing what I could and couldn't buy with my IRA when I started it. I stayed mostly with mutual funds (no trade fees), and as long as you could get over the min order, you could buy fractional shares.

I didn't realize I could buy any straight up stock as well, just paying the $7.95 (we won't call it $8) fee, at first.
 
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AMZN? If you had got in on BlackBerry as recently as March of this year, you're looking at almost 70% return. They've really leveraged their acquisitions quite well.

I'd get in on Amazon before they eventually split or after this market has its long needed correction.
Honestly, I didn't even know BlackBerry was still around.

My investment rules for my IRA are simple. About half is in the S&P 500. I call it the "listen to warren Buffett rule". The rest is companies I know well, like, use, and think/know are doing well.

Currently I only own the 1 fund tracking the S&P 500, and two companies (it's not exactly a huge account). AMZN and LMT. I might cash out of LMT after dividend time and go on the hunt for something different. But for now, they're pretty steady. Not max growth, but I don't want to tie all my horses to growth.

My 401k is my far more diversified and somewhat less aggressive haven. But since I'm young, it is still aggressive.
 

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well sure, and sling has the $30 package as well, right?
but I would imagine Amazon wants to go right after Sling
Amazon always wants to take out the competition. They could do it with pricing or possibly leveraging Prime customer base. Perhaps Prime membership gets you the live package for half of what Sling costs . . . making it appealing to Prime members and making Prime membership appealing to non-members. Amazon has all the tools.
 

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Rumors that Amazon was looking into offering a live TV package as well, have now been confirmed.

Amazon creating live TV package - Business Insider
The rumor

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201975120

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/tech/2017/05/23/amazon-prime-now-let-you-watch-tv-live/102046756/

confirmed.

No details on the pricing or offereings yet.

With Amazon getting into this arena, pushing the boundaries on retail, cloud services, etc. I really do wonder how large they can grow. As long as they keep their laser focus on customer service, speed and cost, I think they can do a lot.

I'm very glad I was able to buy a few shares a while back while it was trading in the $700's... or course, I wish I did this a year or two before when they were in the $400-500 range. Wow.

Today they hit $998/share ad are now hovering around $996.

yep....got my buddy texted me around 11am....

"1g...whooo hooo"

( he likes to rub it in since i went with FB instead of Amazon in Feb 2016 )
 

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yep....got my buddy texted me around 11am....

"1g...whooo hooo"

( he likes to rub it in since i went with FB instead of Amazon in Feb 2016 )

I just checked and my (January 2016) AMZN shares are up 73.93 percent.

Also in that account are shares of Symantec (SYMC) that I bought in April 2016, that are up 66.5 percent while paying a 1 percent dividend.

If you jumped into the market in the first couple of months of 2016 and picked winners, the returns have been tremendous.
 

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Wish I could have afforded more. haha.

Some of it was just not knowing what I could and couldn't buy with my IRA when I started it. I stayed mostly with mutual funds (no trade fees), and as long as you could get over the min order, you could buy fractional shares.

I didn't realize I could buy any straight up stock as well, just paying the $7.95 (we won't call it $8) fee, at first.
Yeah, that's how I do mine as well. Fortunately, Schwab has reduced their transaction fee from $7.95 to $4.95. I do a direct deposit every pay period and invest as needed.
 

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I just checked and my (January 2016) AMZN shares are up 73.93 percent.

Also in that account are shares of Symantec (SYMC) that I bought in April 2016, that are up 66.5 percent while paying a 1 percent dividend.

If you jumped into the market in the first couple of months of 2016 and picked winners, the returns have been tremendous.
yeah its pretty astonishing the first 3 mo of 2016.

in FEb 2016 I got FB and Chevron....( i think we even had a pretty long thread going then about the market/stock picks etc )

unfortunate i dumped FB at 122 ( but fortunate i dumped Chevron at 118 )

had i held FB....another 30 pts as of today. :covri::covri::covri::covri:
 
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yep....got my buddy texted me around 11am....

"1g...whooo hooo"

( he likes to rub it in since i went with FB instead of Amazon in Feb 2016 )
Well, in the last year or two, AMZN has been beating FB, but if you got FB about 5 years ago, you'd be winning that argument.

If you both made your investments 5 years ago, FB is up 450%, and AMZN is up 378%.

In the last two years, FB is up around 89% and AMZN is up 131%.

YTD, they're both neck and neck. 32-33%.
 

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