Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock surged to finish up 3.87% at close today (Thursday) ahead of its Q1 2014 earnings reveal. Shares continued to rally in after-hours trading, up another 0.8 % around 4:45 p.m. EDT.
"I don't care whether Amazon misses today, I just care that it's the company's status quo," Money Morning Chief Financial Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said. "With Amazon, I'll take anything but no big surprises - only if there's a big surprise will I be concerned."
Fitz-Gerald was keen to watch two areas in the company's release today to hint at Amazon's future profitability: Amazon's shipping model, and its sales.
Here's how the company did - and how investors should react based on today's earnings...
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What's Next For Tech Stocks in 2014
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These tech stocks also serve as good benchmarks for how the whole industry is performing.
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Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) Stock: Bullish Forecast for 2014
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Robinson believes the growth and earnings of tech companies continue to offer investors what they want - good cash flow and solid earnings. When Varney co-host Charles Payne points out that "Amazon hasn't made a nickel since day one," Robinson counters by saying that "each company has a unique story to tell."
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Why the CIA and Amazon Are All Over This Quantum Computing Upstart
The CIA and the world's biggest Web retailer want to see the world of Big Computing turned upside down.
That's why they joined a $30 million investment round in a small supercomputing startup. The firm is taking a radical new approach to how these processors crunch massive amounts of data.
It's a field that is quickly turning its skeptics into true believers. Then again, cutting-edge tech like quantum computing doesn't come along every day.
No doubt, quantum computing is some pretty complex stuff. So, let me simplify it for you. At its root, quantum computing relies on the high-speed action inside atoms as well as particles of light.
The result is speeds so fast it makes your head spin.
We're talking about computers that could perform some functions millions of times faster than anything that's on the market today.
It's no wonder the nation's top spies and Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos want to get in on the ground floor. Though they didn't say how much each ponied up, both took part in the most recent round of financing for D Wave Systems.
In-Q-Tel, which invests in high tech that supports the CIA, and Bezos Expeditions join a growing list of D Wave investors. Other blue-chip backers include the Business Development Bank of Canada, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS).
D Wave: Quantum Computing's KingpinFounded in 1999, D Wave spent its first five years in discovery mode. By that I mean the small firm was focused on coming up with novel ways to make quantum computing work and then get the patents it needed to protect the moat it was building.
That early attention to detail has clearly paid off. Today, D Wave holds 90 U.S. patents and has roughly 100 more pending around the globe.
Here's the thing. D Wave is founding a whole new sector of the computing industry while making sure it maintains a strong first-mover advantage.
After struggling for years, D Wave is now on a roll.
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