Being an equity analyst at Credit Suisse is, I suspect, an extremely well-paid, very cushy job. Let’s look at some of the output that came out just days ago……..
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Anyone who has ever opened up a newspaper is all too familiar with the flowery language real estate agents will use to push their wares. Here in Palo Alto, with housing prices at historic highs, the thesaurus is in heavy use. Increasingly petite properties at ever-rising prices are becoming more difficult to perfume with prose.
This morning I stumbled across this beauty:
Back in the early 1980s, when I was still a kid, my family had a cable package that included Cinemax. One of the films it had was a comedy special called “Bill Cosby: Himself”, which was about an hour and a half of him doing stand-up. It was really the first comedy special I had ever watched (which began a lifelong love affair of such things), and I’ve found it for you here:
To great fanfare, Snap, Inc. went public a little over a year ago, and in spite of the excitement over the IPO, the company has delivered a return of about negative 50% to those embraced the offering. Since then, the company has struggled to distinguish itself and get its stock hot again, but nothing has really worked so far.
The company introduced a line of sunglasses with the terribly inventive name “Spectacles“, but it was a bomb, and hundreds of thousands of them wound up unsold, probably left to rot in a public dump somewhere. Undaunted, the company has launched its follow-up product, not terribly inventively named “Spectacles 2.” Like its predecessor, it’s basically a way to film people in front of you with built-in cameras:
Here’s what the highly-paid analysts have been saying with respect to Lending Club (LC):
And here’s the performance (spoiler alert: it’s down 90%). (more…)
A perpetual Slope favorite and another SlopeCharts victory: