Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Facebook (FB) operates under two distinct entities, Facebook USA, which oversees users from the US and Canada and, Facebook Ireland, which deals with users from Europe and the rest of the world. As many of you should know, Facebook does not respect the rights to privacy and data protection of its users.
While Facebook Ireland falls under EU law, Max Schrems, an Austrian citizen, decided to sue the Ireland entity to protect the fundamental rights of EU citizens. Besides the altruism move, I do believe it put Facebook business at stake. In fact, the class action lawsuit could meaningfully impact Facebook revenues outside of the US and Canada because it will affect the business practices of collecting data and selling ads. It could literally lose "billions" in the case. In this article, I'm going to explain you why you should take into account that legal risk in your investment thesis.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Monday, July 27, 2015
- In this article, I discuss what could trigger a crash for Netflix stock price.
- Netflix does not have a moat, nor economics of scale.
- Two companies could negatively impact Netflix's business.
- I discuss how investors should act to benefit from this market mispricing.
In this blog, I will publish my researches about US public companies as well as some thoughts about financial markets and different long/short strategies.
The goal of this blog is to share my ideas to other investors and analysts.
You can also read my old research through Seeking Alpha at: http://seekingalpha.com/author/kasteel-research
Feel free to reach me at kasteelresearch (at) yahoo.com if you have any questions.