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Alex Planes

Alex Planes

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Recent articles

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This Is the Most Shorted Stock in the Market Right Now

Short interest can be a barometer of market pessimism, and this stock has more bets against it than any other.


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Can Tesla Beat Google and Uber to Self-Driving Car Dominance?

Tesla’s Autopilot stunned engineers from Japanese automakers when they saw what it was made of. How does its current track record compare to other self-driving competitors?


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3 Major Companies Behind the World's Most Valuable Media Franchises

Building media brands that last is no easy feat, but success can be worth billions.


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Elon Musk and SpaceX Could Finally Let You Own a Piece of the New Space Race

Musk’s privately-held space launch company could soon spin off Starlink, its ambitious satellite internet segment.


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Is Activision Blizzard Running Out of Ideas?

The failed launch of "Warcraft III: Reforged" could be a costly mistake for a game studio that relies so much on a few big brands.

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Buy the Pivot, Not the IPO

IPOs have less upside than they once did. Bigger gains can often be found by buying established companies in transition.


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Netflix’s Viewer Data Is a Lie. Does It Matter?

"The Witcher" might not really be the streaming service’s most-popular new show, but it’s still doing its job for Netflix.


Why Shares of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA) Spiked

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Shares of Outerwall Inc Zigzagged Up Today

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Shares of Nektar Therapeutics Are Buzzing Today

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?

Why Shares of Accuray Incorporated Missed Their Mark

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Shares of Knowles Corp Dropped Thursday

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Avon Products, Inc.'s Shares Were Smeared Today

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why the Market Flunked DeVry Education Group Inc Today

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Gigamon Inc's Shares Went Wild Today

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?

Why Shares of Maxim Integrated Products Inc. Fell Today

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Shares of Xerox Corp Faded Today

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Shares of Super Micro Computer, Inc. Fell Wednesday

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Shares of Lam Research Corporation Took Off

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?


Why Rambus Inc. Shares Roared Today

Is this meaningful? Or just another movement?