Microsoft (MSFT) Offering Possible 27.39% Return Over the Next 37 Calendar Days

Microsoft's most recent trend suggests a bearish bias. One trading opportunity on Microsoft is a Bear Call Spread using a strike $225.00 short call and a strike $235.00 long call offers a potential 27.39% return on risk over the next 37 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bear Call Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were below $225.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $2.15 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $7.85 would be incurred if the stock rose above the $235.00 long call strike price.

The 5-day moving average is moving down which suggests that the short-term momentum for Microsoft is bearish and the probability of a decline in share price is higher if the stock starts trending.

The 20-day moving average is moving down which suggests that the medium-term momentum for Microsoft is bearish.

The RSI indicator is at 48.49 level which suggests that the stock is neither overbought nor oversold at this time.

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Amazon’s Parler Removal Shows Cloud Unit’s Rarely Used Power
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:50:18 +0000
(Bloomberg) — The decision by Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud unit to pull the plug on social-media service Parler highlighted the company’s often-overlooked role powering much of the internet.Parler went offline late Sunday after Amazon Web Services suspended its account, a potentially crippling blow for the site favored by right-wing extremists, some of whom advocated violence ahead of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. In a letter to Parler seen by Bloomberg, Amazon said the company was unable to effectively keep calls for violence off its platform. The site on Monday sued Amazon, seeking to reverse the action and get back online.Social media companies and smartphone platforms are used to policing content on their sites. After disinformation campaigns marred the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. hired thousands of content moderators, and in some cases sought the help of outside advisers, to develop policies and sort through issues including political falsehoods and hate speech.But Amazon’s move to cut off Parler is a reminder that the company wields huge influence over what is seen on the internet. It’s a power the Seattle company rarely uses. AWS, the largest provider of on-demand software services and cloud computing power, provides the digital backbone for millions of customers, from Netflix Inc. to U.S. government agencies, and it doesn’t have a lengthy track record of policing content that its customers help create.That’s partly because of the business model — AWS builds tools for software developers, not a digital public square. Close observers of the company say AWS seems reluctant to take action against customers over political or social debates or questions of taste, as part of an effort to serve as a neutral host for all who want to buy its services. Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are Amazon’s biggest competitors in the cloud market.In cases like evidence of child pornography, response can be swift and nearly automatic, according to someone familiar with the company’s actions with previous controversial customers. Once employees point out a more complicated issue, legal and security teams quickly become involved, and the decision to cut off customers like Parler always involves AWS Chief Executive Officer Andy Jassy, the person said.“I wouldn’t say that it’s ad hoc, but it doesn’t happen very often,” the person said. “The line really becomes, Is there something in the terms of service they have broken, and, depending on the level of egregiousness, is it something they can pull down or stop doing? Or is it systematic?”Also on Monday, Amazon began removing hats, T-shirts, books and other merchandise promoting the conspiracy theory QAnon from the company’s e-commerce site. An Amazon spokeswoman said the items violate the company’s policy, and added that it may take a few days to get them off the site. The company may suspend marketplace merchants who continue to post the products, she said. The FBI has labeled QAnon, which believes a cabal of pedophiles runs the government, a domestic terrorism threat.Amazon’s acceptable use policy includes broad prohibitions against illegal or harmful content, and reserves the right to disable customers’ use of AWS services.The cloud unit primarily relies on customers and the public to report abuse of its services. It maintains a public email address for such issues and the sales, social media and security teams have wide leeway to flag reports of illegal or inappropriate content among AWS users.“Amazon is not in the business of policing its customers, it doesn’t want to be in the business of policing its customers,” said Corey Quinn, who advises businesses that use Amazon’s cloud at the Duckbill Group, a consulting firm. AWS has previously cut off WikiLeaks and Gab, another social networking site popular with the far right, and it encouraged customers to drop support for 8chan, the online billboard and hub for conspiracy theorists.When Amazon suspends a customer, it makes its case for a violation using public-facing content, including screen shots, rather than proprietary data stored on AWS servers. In the case of Parler, that meant flagging 98 instances of posts that clearly encouraged violence in recent weeks, according to the letter AWS sent the company on Jan. 9.“Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms,” said the letter, which was signed by AWS’s Trust & Safety Team. “It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service.”Parler, which has said its site was not to blame for last week’s violence, called Amazon’s action “motivated by political animus.”“Without AWS, Parler is finished as it has no way to get online,” the social media company said in its complaint.AWS provides services to customers “across the political spectrum, and we respect Parler’s right to determine for itself what content it will allow,” Amazon said in a statement. “It is clear that there is significant content on Parler that encourages and incites violence against others, and that Parler is unable or unwilling to promptly identify and remove this content, which is a violation of our terms of service.”(Updates with action against QAnon products in the eighth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

Daily Crunch: Parler sues Amazon after going offline
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 23:32:39 +0000
Platforms and infrastructure providers dump Parler, Microsoft unveils a new Surface and a Chinese fitness app raises $360 million. President Donald Trump has found himself banned from most of the major social media and internet platforms, with companies pointing to his role in inciting the violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol last week, as well as his continuing statements expressing support for the rioters. Right-wing social network Parler might seem like an obvious beneficiary of those bans, but the app itself has come under scrutiny — Apple and Google removed it from their respective app stores for failing to moderate comments calling for violent or criminal behavior, and Amazon Web Services followed suit, resulting in the social network going offline.

Microsoft (MSFT) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 22:45:10 +0000
Microsoft (MSFT) closed the most recent trading day at $217.49, moving -0.97% from the previous trading session.

Consumer Electronic Retail Sales Are Expected to Grow 4.3% This Year
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 20:01:00 +0000
The Consumer Technology Association expects sales to show a continuation of recent strength in areas that accelerated during the pandemic.

Broad Institute and Verily partner with Microsoft to accelerate the next generation of the Terra platform for health and life science research
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:00:00 +0000
On Monday, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Verily, an Alphabet company, and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to accelerate new innovations in biomedicine through the Terra platform. Terra, originally developed by Verily and the Broad Institute, is a secure, scalable, open-source platform for biomedical researchers to access data, run analysis tools and collaborate. Terra is actively used by thousands of researchers every month to analyze data from millions of participants in important scientific research projects.

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