Steven Campbell

Steven Campbell began at Morgan Stanley (MS) and worked in the S&P 500 Futures Pit as a market maker from its inception, and was an original seat holder at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in the 1980's. Steven was also President and founder of Chicago Arbitrage Group and a Portfolio Manager of multi billion dollar portfolios during the Internet boom in San Francisco for various Hedge Funds and Capital Market desks. Steven is a regularly syndicated writer who contributes financial content to multiple websites across the baby boomer demographic as a former trader and money manager. He resides in Northern, WI and is the happy fisherman you see on the local lakes when not at the computer.

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY): John Donahoe Keeping Marc Andreessen Was A Big Mistake: Carl Icahn

by Steven Campbell - on Oct 22nd 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 10/22/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn is getting his way around eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) after VC, Marc Andreessen, tendered his resignation from the board in the wake of increased criticism. During an interview on CNBC, Icahn reiterated that eBay’s CEO, John Donahoe, move to keep Andreessen...

Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) Needs to Follow Steve Jobs Playbook for Survival: Rob Enderle

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 18th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/18/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Rebuilding like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) seems to be the only solution that would pull Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) out of it’s current miseries. During an interview on CNBC, Enderle Group President, Rob Enderle, reiterated that Sony will have to follow Apple’s business model if it is to...

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) Fairly Valued at $162.45 Billion: Aswath Damodaran

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 18th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/18/2014 (Basicsmedia) – New York University’s Professor, Aswath Damodaran, has quashed concerns about Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) valuation, reiterating the company is fairly valued at $162.9 billion or $66.45 a share. During an interview on CNBC, Damodaran reiterated that he will not be purchasing stakes...

FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) Increases Shipping Rates to be In line with United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS)

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 17th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/17/2014 (Basicsmedia) – FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) has announced plans to increase its shipping rates as of the start of next year, according to CNBC’s Dominic Chu. The increase in rates is expected to bolster the company’s earnings. The increase in rates by 4.9% is expected to affect goods being transported in...

JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU) Business Split to Accelerate Growth: Jim Cramer

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 16th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/16/2014 (Basicsmedia) – JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU) has announced plans to split into two separate businesses. CNBC’s Jim Cramer argues that breakups are some of the most compelling stories in the market, always sure to result in entities with more value than when combined. Cramer expects JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU)...

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s $2 Billion for Minecraft is Value for Money: Norman Young

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 11th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/11/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly in advanced talks on the possibility of acquiring indisputable gaming phenomenon Minecraft for $2 billion. In an interview on CNBC Norman Young, senior analyst at Morningstar argued that the $2 billion price tag won’t affect Microsoft’s...

Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Expecting Robust Growth on Cyber Solution Needs

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 11th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/11/2014 (Basicsmedia) – The need to protect data on the cloud  in the U.S according to CNBC’s Jim Cramer has made cyber security a hot topic consequently providing sustainable growth opportunities for Palo Alto Networks Inc.(NYSE:PANW). Cyber security according Cramer remains a niche business that is slowly turning...

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) Expanding into Organic and Natural Products with Annie’s Inc. (NYSE:BNNY) Acquisition

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 9th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/09/2014 (Basicsmedia) – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) is on an acquisition drive after announcing plans to acquire the largest producer of natural and organic branded food, Annie’s Inc. (NYSE:BNNY) according to CNBC’s Courtney Reagan. “[…] General Mills announcing it is buying Annie’s for $46 per...

Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Penalized for Charging Parents For Purchases Made Without Their Consent.

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 5th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/05/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has joined Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) as some of the biggest tech companies that have been fined by authorities, for  wrongly billing its customers especially on unauthorized purchases made by children on mobile applications. A fine of $19 million has been handed down...

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) Controlling a $5Billion Empire in Farming

by Steven Campbell - on Sep 4th 2014 - No Comments

Tomahawk, WI 09/04/2014 (Basicsmedia) – Founded in 1938, large retail farm and ranch supply Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) continues to offer some of the finest lifestyle needs for recreational farmers and ranchers according to its CEO, Greg Sandfort, appearing in an interview on Bloomberg. Business from stores continues to perform...