NASDAQ
6278.406
-19.072
-0.3029%
 
S&P500
2444.04
-8.47
-0.35%
 
AAPL
159.98
+0.2
+0.13%
 
AAT
40.16
+0.23
+0.58%
 
AMC
12.55
-0.3
-2.33%
 
AMZN
958
-8.9
-0.92%
 
AXP
85.28
-0.02
-0.02%
 
BABA
175.8
+1.34
+0.77%
 
BAC
23.76
-0.07
-0.29%
 
BBRY
8.83
+0.04
+0.46%
 
BRKA
270430
-530
-0.20%
 
BRKB
179.98
-0.47
-0.26%
 
BWLD
104.85
-2
-1.87%
 
CSCO
30.92
-0.35
-1.12%
 
DIS
101.5
-1.27
-1.24%
 
DNKN
53.22
-0.28
-0.52%
 
DPZ
187.69
-1.32
-0.70%
 
EA
118.18
-0.85
-0.71%
 
F
10.71
+0.06
+0.56%
 
FB
168.71
-0.93
-0.55%
 
FDO
79.39
0.00
0.00%
 
FDX
207.07
-2.21
-1.06%
 
FEYE
14.4
+0.13
+0.91%
 
FOX
26.66
-0.32
-1.19%
 
FSLR
46.48
-0.11
-0.24%
 
GE
24.39
-0.21
-0.85%
 
GOOG
927
+2.31
+0.25%
 
GOOGL
942.58
+2.18
+0.23%
 
GPRO
9.21
+0.15
+1.66%
 
IBM
142.14
+1.13
+0.80%
 
ICE
65.02
-0.48
-0.73%
 
INTC
34.66
+0.01
+0.03%
 
JPM
91.67
+0.11
+0.12%
 
KO
45.54
-0.06
-0.13%
 
M
20.5
+0.08
+0.39%
 
MCD
158.81
-0.83
-0.52%
 
MNST
55.16
-0.22
-0.40%
 
MSFT
72.72
-0.44
-0.60%
 
NFLX
169.06
-0.28
-0.17%
 
NTDOY
41.1
-0.32
-0.77%
 
NVDA
165.8
+3.25
+2.00%
 
NXPI
112.3
-0.05
-0.04%
 
PANW
130.44
-2.02
-1.52%
 
PCLN
1813.02
-5.18
-0.28%
 
PEP
117.29
-0.63
-0.53%
 
PFE
33.24
+0.09
+0.27%
 
PLAY
60.39
-0.5
-0.82%
 
PZZA
79.25
-0.99
-1.23%
 
QSR
61.76
-0.36
-0.58%
 
REGN
477.15
-1.5
-0.31%
 
SBUX
54.08
-0.37
-0.68%
 
SNE
38.81
+0.1
+0.26%
 
T
37.92
-0.06
-0.16%
 
TGT
56.46
-0.08
-0.14%
 
TSLA
352.77
+11.42
+3.35%
 
TWTR
16.96
+0.33
+1.98%
 
UL
57.84
-0.08
-0.14%
 
UPS
113.55
-1.05
-0.92%
 
UUP
24.14
-0.1
-0.41%
 
VA
56.975
0.00
0.00%
 
WMT
79.96
-0.06
-0.07%
 
X
24.89
+0.64
+2.64%
 
YUM
76.41
-0.14
-0.18%
 
NASDAQ
6278.406
-19.072
-0.3029%
 
S&P500
2444.04
-8.47
-0.35%
 
AAPL
159.98
+0.2
+0.13%
 
AAT
40.16
+0.23
+0.58%
 
AMC
12.55
-0.3
-2.33%
 
AMZN
958
-8.9
-0.92%
 
AXP
85.28
-0.02
-0.02%
 
BABA
175.8
+1.34
+0.77%
 
BAC
23.76
-0.07
-0.29%
 
BBRY
8.83
+0.04
+0.46%
 
BRKA
270430
-530
-0.20%
 
BRKB
179.98
-0.47
-0.26%
 
BWLD
104.85
-2
-1.87%
 
CSCO
30.92
-0.35
-1.12%
 
DIS
101.5
-1.27
-1.24%
 
DNKN
53.22
-0.28
-0.52%
 
DPZ
187.69
-1.32
-0.70%
 
EA
118.18
-0.85
-0.71%
 
F
10.71
+0.06
+0.56%
 
FB
168.71
-0.93
-0.55%
 
FDO
79.39
0.00
0.00%
 
FDX
207.07
-2.21
-1.06%
 
FEYE
14.4
+0.13
+0.91%
 
FOX
26.66
-0.32
-1.19%
 
FSLR
46.48
-0.11
-0.24%
 
GE
24.39
-0.21
-0.85%
 
GOOG
927
+2.31
+0.25%
 
GOOGL
942.58
+2.18
+0.23%
 
GPRO
9.21
+0.15
+1.66%
 
IBM
142.14
+1.13
+0.80%
 
ICE
65.02
-0.48
-0.73%
 
INTC
34.66
+0.01
+0.03%
 
JPM
91.67
+0.11
+0.12%
 
KO
45.54
-0.06
-0.13%
 
M
20.5
+0.08
+0.39%
 
MCD
158.81
-0.83
-0.52%
 
MNST
55.16
-0.22
-0.40%
 
MSFT
72.72
-0.44
-0.60%
 
NFLX
169.06
-0.28
-0.17%
 
NTDOY
41.1
-0.32
-0.77%
 
NVDA
165.8
+3.25
+2.00%
 
NXPI
112.3
-0.05
-0.04%
 
PANW
130.44
-2.02
-1.52%
 
PCLN
1813.02
-5.18
-0.28%
 
PEP
117.29
-0.63
-0.53%
 
PFE
33.24
+0.09
+0.27%
 
PLAY
60.39
-0.5
-0.82%
 
PZZA
79.25
-0.99
-1.23%
 
QSR
61.76
-0.36
-0.58%
 
REGN
477.15
-1.5
-0.31%
 
SBUX
54.08
-0.37
-0.68%
 
SNE
38.81
+0.1
+0.26%
 
T
37.92
-0.06
-0.16%
 
TGT
56.46
-0.08
-0.14%
 
TSLA
352.77
+11.42
+3.35%
 
TWTR
16.96
+0.33
+1.98%
 
UL
57.84
-0.08
-0.14%
 
UPS
113.55
-1.05
-0.92%
 
UUP
24.14
-0.1
-0.41%
 
VA
56.975
0.00
0.00%
 
WMT
79.96
-0.06
-0.07%
 
X
24.89
+0.64
+2.64%
 
YUM
76.41
-0.14
-0.18%
 

Netflix ($NFLX)

Netflix LogoRemember the time when watching a movie means actually going out to the theater?  Or wanting to watch a DVD means going out to your local Blockbusters?  The good ol’ days.  But times have changed.  Technology has advanced to make everything extremely convenient that even a grandma is tech savvy and babies using tablets.

I remember when Netflix ($NFLX) first started with the idea of getting movies mailed to you directly and you can mail it back at anytime.  And the best part was that it only cost $7 a month.  It was very convenient at the time and I had access to thousands of movies.  I used Netflix for a few months until I’ve watched most of the movies that I liked.  Then I decided to cancel the subscription since it wasn’t appealing to me anymore.  At that point in time, the internet has grown and streaming videos were the norm.  That’s also the time when Netflix started losing market share.

But Netflix fought back.  They decided to start offering streaming videos and different pricing plans which starts at $8 a month now.  Netflix even started making their own in-house series like House of Cards, Marco Polo, Orange Is the New Black, etc.  I personally never signed up for Netflix after the DVD mailing era but it is nice to see Netflix improving on their services.  I heard that Netflix’s in-house series are a hit with many fan followings but it just isn’t the genre that I usually watch (scifi/action).

As an investor, I think Netflix has been steadily advancing their services but it’s in a crowded sea of streaming services.  It’s nice that Netflix is producing in-house series and I do hope they continue on that line to differentiate themselves with the other streaming services out there.  It would be nice if Netflix would offer up a live streaming world news/weather “channel”.  It would be good for Netflix to expand into providing live news since they already have a production studio on hand.

What do you think of Netflix or $NFLX?