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Q2 2017 earnings coverage list: (confirmed dates in BOLD)
Twitter NYSE: TWTR
*Verisign NASDAQ: VRSN
Alphabet NASDAQ: GOOG / GOOGL
Amazon NASDAQ: AMZN
Apple NASDAQ: AAPL
*GoDaddy NYSE: GDDY
Facebook NASDAQ: FB
*Rightside NASDAQ: NAME (Donuts acquisition pending)
*Tucows NASDAQ: TCX
Alibaba NYSE: BABA
(6 tech companies, *4 domain name industry companies)

Q1 2017 earnings coverage list: (confirmed dates in BOLD)
Twitter TWTR  April 26 at 7:00 am EDT
Verisign VRSN  Apr 27 at 4:30 pm EDT
Alphabet GOOG / GOOGL Apr 27 4:30 pm EDT
Amazon AMZN Apr 27 at 5:30pm EDT
Apple AAPL  May 2 at 5:00 pm EDT
GoDaddy GDDY May 2 at 5:00 pm EDT
Facebook FB  May 3 at 5:00 pm EDT
Rightside NAME  May 9 4:30 EDT
Tucows NASDAQ:TCX May 9 at 5:00pm EDT
Alibaba BABA May 18 at 7:30 am EDT

Q4 2016 Earnings coverage list: 
Alibaba BABA Jan 24
Alphabet GOOG / GOOGL Jan 26
Apple AAPL Jan 31
Facebook FB Feb 1
Amazon AMZN Feb 2
Tucows (TO:TC) (NASDAQ:TCX) Feb 7
Twitter TWTR Feb 9
Verisign VRSN Feb 9
GoDaddy GDDY Feb 15
Rightside NAME Feb 28
Neustar NSR--Neustar: Investor Relations - News Release Feb 2, 2017: "On December 14, 2016, Neustar announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Neustar’s stockholders will be entitled to receive $33.50 per share following the closing of the proposed merger. The merger, which is expected to close no later than the end of the third quarter of 2017, is subject to approval by Neustar’s stockholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. In light of the proposed merger, Neustar will not be providing guidance for 2017 and will not hold a conference call to discuss its results for full-year and fourth quarter 2016."
NeuStar (NYSE:NSR) Q4 2016 Results: EPS of $1.38 (miss by $0.01); revenue $324.9M (+16.0% Y/Y) (miss by $1.08M)--Press Release.

Q3 2016 Earnings coverage list*

Q2 2016 Earnings coverage list:

Q1 2016 Earnings coverage list:

Q4 2015 Earnings coverage list:

Stock Market Links for Registry/Registrar Companies
Exchange Link | Company | Google search link:
  1. NYSE: GDDY GoDaddy GDDY
  2. NASDAQ: NAME Rightside NAME
  3. NYSE: NSR NeuStar NSR
     • Caveat Emptor: Neustar
     • NSR Stock News - NeuStar, Inc. Stock | Seeking Alpha
     • SEC - Neustar | NSR
     • Neustar Inc.|EDGARbeta
  5. NASDAQ: VRSN Verisign VRSN  6. NASDAQ: WEB Web.com WEB
  7. NASDAQ: TCX Tucows Inc. TCX
  8. NASDAQ: EIGI Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. EIGI
*MMX and CNIC below priced in GBX: Convert Pence Sterling (GBX) to US Dollars (USD)
  9. LON: CNIC Centralnic Group PLC CNIC*
10. LON: MMX Minds + Machines Group Ltd. MMX*

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Profits explained | Finance Decoded - FT video series: Finance Decoded, Jonathan Guthrie explains how companies calculate their profit, what investors should be wary of and the different measures used to gauge how a company is really performing - Published on Feb 17, 2016

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SEC.gov | How Investigations Work - The SEC oversees the key participants in the securities world, including securities exchanges, securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors, and mutual funds. Here the SEC is concerned primarily with promoting the disclosure of important market-related information, maintaining fair dealing, and protecting against fraud. Crucial to the SEC's effectiveness in each of these areas is its enforcement authority. Each year the SEC brings hundreds of civil enforcement actions against individuals and companies for violation of the securities laws. Typical infractions include insider trading, accounting fraud, and providing false or misleading information about securities and the companies that issue them. One of the major sources of information on which the SEC relies to bring enforcement action is investors themselves — another reason that educated and careful investors are so critical to the functioning of efficient markets. To help support investor education, the SEC offers the public a wealth of educational information on this Internet website, which also includes the EDGAR database of disclosure documents that public companies are required to file with the Commission.

Peter Lynch on investing:
Still following the market at age 71--(he has no plans to abandon the stock market for other leisure pursuits, “It’s a fun exercise, beats the hell out of golf" ... Lynch spends time calling companies, listening to earnings calls and reading transcripts)--investor Peter Lynch explains his philosophy this way: Use your specialized knowledge to home in on stocks you can analyze, study them and then decide if they’re worth owning. The best way to invest is to look at companies competing in the field where you work ... "If you’re in the steel industry and it ever turns around, you’ll see it before I do.” The popular-wisdom version of his ideology is mistakenly often cited as “invest in what you know,” which leaves out the role of serious fundamental stock research. “People buy a stock and they know nothing about it,” he says. “That’s gambling and it’s not good.” Lynch’s advice for small investors: Picking individual stocks is hard even for the professionals--"if you can’t understand the balance sheet, you probably shouldn’t own it.” Source: Peter Lynch, 25 Years Later: It’s Not Just ‘Invest in What You Know’ - WSJ Dec. 6, 2015

Shortcuts to Factor Investing 101 | blogs.cfainstitute.org"Smart beta and factor investing are just fashionable marketing labels for a wide range of risk-based approaches that sit somewhere beyond active and passive investment management but possess attributes of both. In essence, smart beta and factor investing combine the disciplined rules-based approach of market-cap weighted passive funds with the discretionary selection of whichever chosen factors or index series those who use them hope to replicate."

See also on Domain Mondo Investing, Jack Bogle, Warren Buffett, S&P 500 Index, US, China

Common Terms:

Operating Profits
"The basis for all sustainable shareholder returns is operating profits, not, repeat NOT revenue. Profit is the source of all future dividends, it is the basis for increased book value via retained earnings. The art of investing involves buying future levels of profitability at a significantly low price to make the whole venture worthwhile. Thus, one of the first things we look at when considering an investment is the level of operating profits the firm manages to generate relative to the capital provided by owners and creditors ..."--Web.com And The Problem With Growth Investing | Seeking Alpha, Nov 8, 2015.

"Accounting games are also making the profits reported by companies much less trustworthy which, in turn, means P/E ratios are even more out of whack. Ciesielski, who writes The Analyst’s Accounting Observer ... [says] accounting manipulation has become very widespread and companies are using gimmicks to make profits look better. Company executives ...“all have a huge incentive to puff their numbers”... much of their compensation [is] tied to their stock’s performance. ... companies used to report profits according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles — called GAAP for short. That meant all companies had to follow certain rules so that investors were able to compare apples to apples ... companies are now using creative accounting. GAAP has fallen between the cracks. The use of so-called “extraordinary items” and “non-cash charges” has made corporate earnings reports incomprehensible. “Non-GAAP earnings are more akin to anarchy,” says Ciesielski. ... How many companies are pulling these accounting tricks? Ciesielski says that, in 2009, 232 of the 500 companies in the S&P index were using tricks — thus straying from GAAP. Last year, 334 companies were doing so. Hundreds of billions in extra corporate profits were being reported simply by razzle-dazzle. It’s not that profits were actually higher — they were just made to look so."  source: The secret stock market accounting trick | New York Post

EBITDA: Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization - essentially net income with interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization added. Often used to analyze and compare profitability between companies and industries, minimizing effects of financing and accounting decisions.

Revenue is the income (before deducting expenses) that a business has from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is also referred to as sales or turnover. Profits or net income generally imply total revenue minus total expenses in a given period. Source: Wikipedia

Risk Assets generally refer to assets that have a significant degree of price volatility, such as equities, commodities, high-yield bonds, real estate and currencies.

Market liquidity | Wikipedia.org: "In business, economics or investment, market liquidity is a market's ability to purchase or sell an asset without causing drastic change in the asset's price. Equivalently, an asset's market liquidity (or simply "an asset's liquidity") describes the asset's ability to sell quickly without having to reduce its price to a significant degree. Liquidity is about how big the trade-off is between the speed of the sale and the price it can be sold for. In a liquid market, the trade-off is mild: selling quickly will not reduce the price much. In a relatively illiquid market, selling it quickly will require cutting its price by some amount. Money, or cash, is the most liquid asset, because it can be "sold" for goods and services instantly with no loss of value. There is no wait for a suitable buyer of the cash. There is no trade-off between speed and value. It can be used immediately to perform economic actions like buying, selling, or paying debt, meeting immediate wants and needs."

Fungibility | Wikipedia.org"Fungibility is different from liquidity. A good is liquid if it can be easily exchanged for money or another different good. A good is fungible if one unit of the good is substantially equivalent to another unit of the same good of the same quality at the same time and place."

*Earnings Coverage List - Domain Mondo's Decem (10) UPDATE Aug 11, 2016: effective as of Q3 2016Earnings Results coverage of 10 select companies in the technology and domain name industry sectors: Alibaba BABA; Alphabet GOOG; Amazon AMZN; Apple AAPL; Facebook FB; GoDaddy GDDY; Neustar NSR; Rightside NAME; Twitter TWTR; Verisign VRSN; Web.com WEBYahoo YHOO.  Yahoo's core assets are being sold to Verizon, while Web.com is in transition from domains to services with higher profit margins. This will leave 6 tech companies:  Alibaba; Alphabet (Google); Amazon; Apple; Facebook; Twitter; and 4 domain name industry companies: GoDaddy; Neustar; Rightside; Verisign; on the quarterly earnings coverage list.--Editor of Domain Mondo

Alibaba Group BABA Investor Relations
Alphabet GOOG Investor Relations
Amazon AMZN Investor Relations
Apple AAPL  Investor Relations
Facebook FB  Investor Relations
GoDaddy GDDY  Investor Relations
Neustar NSR  Investor Relations* see Feb 2, 2017, notice above
Rightside NAME Investor Relations
Tucows (TO:TC) (NASDAQ:TCX) Investor Relations (added Jan 20, 2017)
Twitter TWTR  Investor Relations
Verisign VRSN  Investor Relations

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