Here Is Why GOOG Has Plunged By 10% (So Far)

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While everyone knows that GOOG is halted and may or may not resume trading before market close (and no, RRD merely reported the facts, if only early, and as everyone knows the market has a revulsion to reality peeking during trading hours), few are aware just why it is that everyone dumped the stock which soared to all time highs a few short weeks ago. Here it is, in its full visual splendor - Google's Operating Income, which was expected to come in at $3.536 billion printed at $2.736 billion, a 23% miss!

And that's just half the story. The chart below shows not only the historical data, but where the once again massively wrong sell-side crew sees Q4 Operating Income going. GOOG has to see its operating income soar by nearly $1.5 billion in Q4 just to resume its previous upward glidepath.

... Good luck

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Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:55 | 2901837 HelluvaEngineer
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VIX back to unchanged.  Everything makes perfect sense.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:58 | 2901842 flacon
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I don't know if that 680 put was a misprint at 3000%.... or if all the others were misprints (should have an extra zero there)...

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:59 | 2901853 economics9698
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Google clearly did not get the memo, no bad number prints before the election.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:01 | 2901867 flacon
Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:08 | 2901895 redpill
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but but but GOOG is a value stock with a great dividend and fantastic forward-looking growth model.


Oh wait...


Sorry muppets.  Google Night and Google Luck.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:23 | 2901968 MillionDollarBonus_
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Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:25 | 2901988 ParkAveFlasher
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The key to a futures position is to position yourself long enough that it pays off after you die. You know, if you bought in right after the effects of Black Tuesday subsided, and timed it right, you could be now one very rich and contented 130-year-old man. +1

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:26 | 2901989 the not so migh...
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I actually agree with you . THE END

Sun, 10/21/2012 - 00:27 | 2907323 MeelionDollerBogus
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AnAnonymousCitizenism says this is the sound of one UST clapping

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:29 | 2902000 EscapeKey
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Argh please use next time instead of that ad page.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 18:33 | 2902768 soccerballtux
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please explain

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 23:01 | 2903337 flacon
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If you bought a put you could have made 3600%:



Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:03 | 2901870 Wakanda
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Somebody wants Mittens in.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:08 | 2901896 The Shootist
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Well, that's what Lindsey Williams says. For what it's worth.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:13 | 2901915 FubarNation
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Ladies and Gentlemen by the providence of God I was allowed to live with the elite for 3 years.  Get your pencil and paper ready to write down these buzz words.  Devil's messiah.  Currency of the elite.  Keep your eye on China.  What I have to tell you could save your dinner table.


I can't remember what else that goofy old man has to say.  Very intesting entertaining however.  Always makes me laugh.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:32 | 2902005 EscapeKey
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I beg of you, write this down. I play buzzword bingo with a friend whenever he's on the Alex Jones show.

Can't take a word of his seriously, but I do find him amusing.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:36 | 2902020 FubarNation
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'I beg of you' - I'm ashamed that I didn't remember that one.  Classic LW lingo.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:53 | 2902077 Buckaroo Banzai
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Lindsey Williams is an easy target but a lot of what he says makes sense. Just sayin'.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 16:41 | 2902459 imbrbing
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He has to many "ELITE" friends for my taste

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 06:23 | 2903688 jmcadg
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Very true, but between him and Alex Jones there is so much waffle. Why take five minutes when you can make it last two hours - 'Did you get that'.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:36 | 2902021 The Shootist
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I can't stand him because he takes 40 minutes to tell you 3 quick points he learned. The only interviewer that makes it bearable is Alex Jones because he gets all hyper and cuts Williams off, finishes his point for him.


He uses 10 sentences to get to the point. We don't have all day Lindsey, spit it out already.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:42 | 2902042 EscapeKey
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You wouldn't happen to have that name (The shootist) from an episode of the FBI Files? Just asking, as that episode was on last night...

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:08 | 2902142 FubarNation
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Can you imagine watching his whole DVD set?  I bet no one has ever finished watching the whole thing.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 19:21 | 2902882 blunderdog
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He's just another carnival barker.  They're not permitted any dead air.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:13 | 2901916 ParkAveFlasher
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Sounds like a job for Gold Sacks.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:14 | 2901924 malikai
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Goldman said so too, with their wallets.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 22:31 | 2903292 Non Passaran
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Not the googs, they love Obama's green projects and donate to the Marxist.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:38 | 2901872 SILVERGEDDON

If the market toilet flushes in the forest, everybody hears it.

The Emperor of Google has no clothes.

If the foo shits, wear it.


Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:09 | 2901879 vast-dom
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GOOGLUCK with that.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:08 | 2901898 alien-IQ
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I saw the Oct 680 puts displaying +3600% on my platform. May have been a glitch. right now it's +281%

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:10 | 2901906 vast-dom
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this whole motherfucker is one big multifaceted glitch.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:19 | 2901958 alien-IQ
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you won't get any argument from me on that

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:04 | 2901885 Ruffcut
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Fuck, I thought they were tying up profitable government contracts.

I wouldn't be surprized for this  to be a controlled burn.

The perfect time to trick and scare people is during halloween.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:12 | 2901913 ACP
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There's nothing like the Fed & HFT criminal scum working together...hand-in-hand......with $85 billion of freshly printed money designated for criminal stock order to make this world a better place...despite the fact that earnings are tearing up the whole game.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:57 | 2901840 kliguy38
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Donally takes out Page

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Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:57 | 2901843 slaughterer
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This does not inspire confidence in market participants whatsoever.  

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:59 | 2901851 GolfHatesMe
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Unfortunately Algos do not know the term

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:11 | 2901914 e-man
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Hmmm....I see the transmogrifier is working well.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:50 | 2902068 gjp
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+1 Love Calvin and Hobbes

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:05 | 2901889 insanelysane
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Training is haltered in order to "reorder" all of the bids so the right people don't get crushed.  This type of event generates so much volume that even the algos have trouble front running.  Trading will resume with .0000005 minutes left in the day to let the HFT get their money.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 16:08 | 2902354 Bob
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I like to think I like the truth as much as anybody, but . . . owww.  That shit hurt right there. 

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:58 | 2901847 HelluvaEngineer
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Any chance small business owners across America finally realized that Google advertising is a complete and total waste of money?

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:13 | 2901918 dwdollar
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I only use them when they give me free promos.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:36 | 2902022 NotApplicable
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I initially read that ad "free ponies." It made more sense then.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 15:08 | 2902145 flacon
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I thought it said free POMO's (Permanent Open Market Operations)

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:18 | 2901954 ponyboy96
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Where have you been living?  It has one of the highest ROI's out there and can be directly attributed to sales/leads via analytics.  You can't say that with most other marketing tactics.  The problem is that the costs and competition have increased so much that it's pricing out the small guys.  Companies have been cutting budgets across the board.  As you may or probably not know, marketing budgets usually get slashed first.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:29 | 2901996 seek
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Yep, I've helped a couple friends launch small businesses, and depending on the niche, google ads is far and away the second-most effective advertising (word of mouth being #1). However, it's gotten a lot more competitive so the ROI is declining, and the economy is in the toilet so the money isn't there the way it used to be. Google's issue is economy-driven market saturation, there simply are too many businesses chasing too few customers.

Note in some segments the ROI is terrible, the cost per click to get a first-page ad placement for mortgage refi's is truly insane.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 14:42 | 2902041 holdingontomypants
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I advertised with them from 2005 to 2008 but dropped them 4th quarter 2008 as I couldn't afford the average $2,500-$3,000 monthly cost when the sheeet hit the fan with my clients. I lost 65% of my business volume by the end of the 1st quarter 2009 and I haven't recovered any of that loss. Been stagnant ever since. Half of the clicks I got were from job seekers which was not what I wanted but there was no way to eliminate that due to the type of service business I am.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 16:11 | 2902367 Bob
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Ah, the story behind the story.  Too bad you're not in the temp placement biz.  But even that has only a couple more good years, imo. 

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 13:59 | 2901849 adr
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If Google's draft numbers were this bad before a probable last minute accounting fudge, imagine what the draft numbers for Apple are.

The first papers that go to CFO's desks must be 180 degrees away from the eventual public release.

Someone right now is figuring out how to add another 20% to Apple's top line. Probably estimating 100 million iPad minis sold to put on the books now before it is even unveiled.

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