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Amazon's profits bring investors' focus back to what counts

Cut through the ridiculous noise in recent news. Sales, profits and cash are what counts.
Amazon's profits bring investors' focus back to what counts
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This week has seen a return to relative calm from the ridiculous goings on last week. Most long-term investors would have ignored them anyway and just kept concentrating on what really matters - company profits and the outlook for them in the future.

We live in a world of too much news and I am convinced that constantly being tuned into it - especially on the internet and places like Twitter - is not good for us. I have pretty much given up watching TV news and tend to catch up with what’s going on by listening to the radio news at night. I feel much better for doing so.

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