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Now that Net Neutrality is dissolved...                                                                                           
There is a risk that Viasat will become the target of a hostile takeover.  The buzzards will be flying soon enough.

Starting the day Viasat-2 goes operational, make a statement, buy stock in Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT).  Make Viasat your personal piggy bank. 650,000 customers that buy even one share per quarter makes Viasat a very expensive company to buy, (Think Verizon, AT&T, Comcast). You building quarter after quarter, or month after month, building on what is already out there will keep our oasis safe.  Viasat will need to sell about a million shares in 2018 (they're not the money-grubbers people accuse them of being, they actually need  the money to keep growing). Get in line and buy it.  Buy into Viasat because it has growth potential from expanding income derived from solid investments in plant (tangible physical structures and equipment).  Viasat isn't a "trendy" Bitcoin, maybe gone tomorrow  venture.  Viasat has earning potential made possible by the combination of Satellites Viasat-1 and Viasat-2 to provide solid Internet connectivity in a country about to undergo another "cut-the-cord" style phenomenon involving other well-established Internet Service Providers.  Comcast isn't just all about Cable-TV anymore and soon enough it won't be all about being an ISP either.  Viasat will be a bright beacon in the night for weary people that have had it with the oppressive, controlling, manipulative ISP's that think they own their customers and their personal lives.  The first Viasat-3 (terabit satellite) will launch in about 2 years, perhaps sooner. Sparks are going to fly from the heavens when that thing goes operational.  That's when owning "a ton of Viasat" is going to be highly rewarding, to say the least.  Owning stock in a company isn't a light thing.  You have voting rights when you own stock. If you like our Internet being naturally Net Neutral, invest in it to keep it.  When the customers own it, the customers control it.  If Viasat is going to be taken over, let it be by the customers. 

When the buzzards are flying around sizing up their next meal, the worst thing you can do is to just sit there.


 
I was not paid or otherwise compensated in any way for this opinion or the recommendation to purchase stock in Viasat Inc, but you can have a bouncing hamburger on me. →☺→
P.S.  I don't mess with Jim  ☺
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Oooookay. There are also people that analyze stocks and companies for a living that beg to differ with you, but thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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They're short-sighted and biased.  They base too much of their advice on being politically correct, even for where to invest. There's companies they want  you to invest in and then there's companies a person should  invest in. There's no "quick buck" to be made at Viasat.  Never forget "Cramer" and his great advice in 2008 when he told people to buy companies that were about to fold (and he knew it). He also said to sell companies that were as sound as a fortress.  I analyze companies, not just their stock.  I warned friends at JDS Uniphase Corporation to dump their stock and run for the hills in January of 2001, they didn't listen, instead 6 months later they lost their jobs, were broke, and owed the IRS millions.  I don't say buy Viasat because I'm stupid. There is no fast money in Viasat, it's just dependable, secure, and it will take off in the next 3 years.  If someone will hang on to it that long they'll be handsomely rewarded.  The problem today is people want a minimum of 4X return in a few months or in the case of Bitcoin, they want to make millions by next month.  These things make a bubble because they are not real, they're only a figment of some greedy people's imagination.  There is no real value, only people's want and demand.  Schemes like that are subject to collapse at any moment.  The average  person that gets in on those things loses everything because people way higher-up are in control and they dump and run with a quickness leaving everybody else out in the cold.  Wow, there goes the demand, and the so-called value.  It's now worth what it always was, zero. 

To buy into Viasat is a solid investment. It gives a common person something that is real and is theirs.  It will still be here tomorrow and even next year. They buy into a company and have the satisfaction of seeing it grow, knowing it was partly from their money that it did.  They also get to see their money grow along with the company.  Sometimes a person invest only because of what a company stands for and that they are operating prudently to be successful, like Viasat.  I said to buy Viasat to fend off the vultures out there and have customers own a huge piece of the cake, that they could call their own.  I didn't say to put everything they have into Viasat, just one share per quarter or month, whatever they can afford.  It's not a fortune tied up in one share,  collectively though, it's huge.  A lot of people can put away $75 over 3 months to by a share of Viasat.

I advised young people to buy P.G.&E. in 2001 when they went down to $8.  Many did, many didn't.  It was a long-term investment.  I knew that company was solid and wasn't going away. Those that did buy saw that stock go up to $60 and thanked me.  Those that didn't buy, well, they hide.  That's one example.  I made millionaires from Alcatel.
 
This year coming, I'm advising just about everyone to buy Viasat.  I'll come back in a year and see who bought and who didn't and how they feel about that then.
 
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That was beautiful Craig, just beautiful...

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I'm sold.  Whats the ticket symbol?
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https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VSAT?p=VSAT

Interesting, shares are currently $74 and the one year target is $67.

52 week range is $57 to $74.

Buying before Viasat 2 goes live sounds like a good idea, but buying at the peak of the 52 week range concerns me, along with the one year target being less than it is now.

But when you think about the possibility of a buy out (I hope it never happens), there is a strong chance of this stock going up.
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...Not sure I could agree on buying stock in Viasat, might have been wise in 2013, but right now, probably not.  Unless you want to spend $10,000+ on shares and try to sell them when they nudge up a bit.
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That's fine if you're only in it for the money.
 
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I'm confused. Why wait for Viasat 2 to go live when the stock is available now?
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LOL, only in it for the money?  Yeup, that's what most people are in it for.  I highly doubt anyone would have enough money laying around right now to buy any form of a controlling share in Viasat.

As far as waiting, didn't say wait, but, I have a feeling that the stock wont go up much and stay stable even when Viasat 2 launches.
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I'm confused. Why wait for Viasat 2 to go live when the stock is available now?
It's going to make a statement.  You wouldn't understand. 

I highly doubt anyone would have enough money laying around right now to buy any form of a controlling share in Viasat.
We don't want to control it, it's in good hands right now.  We want a voice, loud enough it must be heard. 
 
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I said the same type of stuff back when Bitcoin sky rocketed to $300.  I said, well its too late now, that ship has sailed.  I said the same thing when it hit $1,500, and I said the same thing when it hit $18,000.  

Back in 2008 the housing market bubble popped.  I believe the same thing is going to happen soon with Bitcoin.

I said Google would never go over $200 a share, I was wrong then as well.

At least with Viasat, we have little knowledge about its plans for the near future.  And with Viasat being ambitious enough to want to be a global ISP, it wouldn't surprise me if an evil company bought them in the distant future.
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"hahaha the twin brothers from The Social Network want to invent new money...whatever"- Me in 2009ish on Bitcoin

"oops"- Me now when I see Bitcoin in the news. 
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Brad.....    Never forget the "Dot Com" crunch?  or was that a crash???

To anyone else,

I'll stay with things that have a future that isn't dictated by a few people that have tremendous wealth coming by seeing something die.  Smart money moves first.  I don't trust Bitcoin to be around very long.  The soaring price we see today is sucker-bait. Yes, it's been around awhile now, but one day smart money is going to liquidate and that will be that. Nobody wants off the plane when it's flying high, so when it suddenly crashes and burns, dumb money will still be on it.  

You nay-sayers...  I warned people of the Dot Com, I was called chicken little  among other things.  Well, it happened and those same people are still  hungry to this day.  I warned about the so-called housing bubble in 2007, before it officially  hit, that it was here, and again was called the names...  hey, how's Washington Mutual these days?  or entire governments for that matter?  That mess was upon us and nobody wanted to acknowledge it was here or even real until 2008 when it was too late. Remember, it was referred to as a "sub-prime" mortgage problem that was insignificant  ummm...at first.  Wow, what the public will believe.

I don't say to distance one's-self from a Satellite Internet company that is actually growing.  I also didn't say there was instant financial gratification from investing in it either.  It's worth common people making a modest investment in a place they won't get burned and actually may feel some form of satisfaction seeing their money working towards something worthwhile as it grows.  Viasat is not a get rich quick scheme and nobody should expect  it to be.  If a get rich quick investment is what someone wants, Viasat is the wrong place to go.  I could invest in companies that are qualified as get rich quick, but I don't like how they make that money.  There's plenty of companies that still grossly plunder the environment or people but I see them as blood money.  I have a conscience.  A ton of money doesn't make it right, that's the way to become "Filthy rich."  I never want to be ashamed of how I made my money.

The real deal though is if Viasat sees 200+ million dollars a year come in from 650,000 customer investments, they are going to be held accountable by those same customers.  It's more than the money, it's the power, proxy votes work.  Ahhh but nobody cares, they'll sit there and gripe forever about how Viasat isn't right, and screws their customers every day.  Can't make a million by Tuesday, so Viasat has to go.   Okay fine, but the day VS-2 goes live, I'm buying, and people will again laugh at me, but it won't be any of them that didn't listen to me in the past, they'll be buying too.  If I make 25% in 3 years it will still be better than putting money in a bank and I'll have something awesome in outer space and on the ground to show for it.



 
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I would watch if the churn rate improves as they try to fill Viasat-2 capacity. Until then, sold to you.
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Prefer Disney as an investment right now for about a hundred million different reasons.
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Just in case you missed it....

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/inside-the-market/market-updates/bitcoin-tumbles-more...

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/22/bitcoin-plunges-below-12000-on-coinbase-as-rout-accelerates-now-down...

5 days ago I said:
Smart money moves first.  I don't trust Bitcoin to be around very long.  The soaring price we see today is sucker-bait. Yes, it's been around awhile now, but one day smart money is going to liquidate and that will be that. Nobody wants off the plane when it's flying high, so when it suddenly crashes and burns, dumb money will still be on it.  
What's being said about Viasat? (The day after my post),
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/viasat-looks-good-solid-viasat-134801908.html

People need to what this company is doing.
https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VSAT
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I can see att picking up a satellite company. I can see Verizon doing the same. I don’t see ViaSat being a takeover company till some debt is worked through.

Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor nor have I played one on tv.
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Good heads-up on the disclaimer.  In our Land of The Free with Liberty and Justice for all, complete with with freedom of  speech, there are actually laws controlling/prohibiting things we say if it can be interpreted as "advice."
 
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I'm in.  Bought two shares this morning at $73.0945 a share.  It ain't much but its a start.  I'm not going to try timing the market and I plan to purchase one share a month whether it goes up or down.
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You're smart, especially if you have a family with small children.  The time will come where people will say "I wish I had bought into Viasat 2-3 years ago" and I still say Smart money moves first and always will.  Viasat has a future.  Even Warren Buffet won't go near BitCoin . . . 

https://secure.marketwatch.com/story/heed-warren-buffetts-warning-bitcoin-is-pure-fomo-2017-12-26

and one of these days we'll read where he got into Viasat because this company is made out of what he likes.  Of course shortly after that the price will fly as high as Viasat-2 and that's when people will be saying they wish they had moved some money into Viasat "back when it was in the $75 range."
 
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I ain't smart or rich but just bought me a couple more shares.  
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What is the best way to "dabble" in investing? Online purchase?
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HERE is a good place to start.  (Educational site with good links)

Remember this, Viasat will own 75% of the world's orbital Internet delivery in the year 2020.  This company is not shrinking.  There is money to be made in the heavens and now is the time to be thinking about that.
 
 
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Thank you.
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Thanks for the stock advice.  We are making money today.
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Its time to buy some more stock if thats your thing.  VSAT was at $78 a share last week.  Today it closed at $70.80 a share.  Buy low and sell high.

I keep my investments on a schedule where I buy the same amount every month on the same day.  Unfortunately I won't be able to buy anymore stock until the 15th.  Hopefully it doesn't sky rocket too much before then.
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Make that eight shares. VSAT price dropped again today. Bought two more shares at $66.70 this morning.

Smart people don't panic when they lose money.
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Stop "speculating" ;)
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Really smart people don’t lose money.
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I'm only losing money short term. Unless you've been living under a rock, you should know that everyone has been losing money in the market since last week.

My 401k return is at .5 % for the year. Last month it was at 10%.

I'm not going to panic and am continuing my 401k contributions.
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Who said smart people were in the market? Ponzi scheme.
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I already own shares in multiple crypto currencies and mine my own so i wont be investing in anything else i do believe.
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Smart money moves first.

A fool and his money are soon departed.

Bitcoin is in the process of crashing and burning.  Smart money has cashed-out and fools remain to suffer the losses.
 
 
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Bitcoin isn't real money.  If you can't go shopping with it at Walmart or pay bills with it, it isn't real.

I think Bitcoin could be good for a very short term investment, but I wouldn't trust it in the long run.  

I have a real problem calling something a legit currency if one day it is worth $1 USD, the next day its worth $300, then $1500, then $300, then $20,000, and then $6,000.

There is no way to put a value on something for trade (spending) when you don't know what it is going to be worth tomorrow.

At least with USD, you know it's spending power decreases by approximately 3% a year due to inflation.  I know that a loaf of bread today is going to cost me $1.50 and tomorrow it is roughly going to be the same price.  With Bitcoin that same loaf of bread could double or even triple in price overnight, provided you can even find a supermarket to accept the Bitcoin.

All of this is irrelevant of course.  When the zombie apocalypse happens there are only going to be two forms of true currency, beer and cigarettes.
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Bought four more shares yesterday and today I'm a happy camper.
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Bought another five shares this morning.
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How many more needed before you have controlling interest?  Can you start feeding us some insider info?
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My Philosophy is Buy Low and sell High. Avea scent keeps dropping, I'll probably end up buying enough to own the whole company. Right now I only have 21 shares. LOL
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So Eutelsat was supposed to have a partnership with Viasat to provide service in Europe on Viasat 3, or something like that. 

About an hour ago Eutelsat announced they will be purchasing Thales Satellite to do their own thing and will be abandoning Viasat.  

Naturally, stock tanked 5% after the announcement.  I wish I had realized this a few minutes ago, the market is closed for today.  I would have bought some more stock.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-05/eutelsat-replaces-viasat-investment-with-new-thal...
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Those dirty traders !  (as in a company that betrays, not stock investors)

It's like Steely Dan said...  "and you wouldn't know a diamond if you held it in your hand"
("Reeling in the years")
 
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That's a big blow to Viasat! There was to be three global coverage birds in the long term plans. Definitely could impact that.

Not been a good year so far for them. They are a good company with a lot of good people (despite what some on here might say), I hope for all of us as stakeholders and even some shareholders they get things turned around.
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I'm living high on the hog. Bought five more shares today at $63.
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I'm glad I bought stock at $63 the other day.  Its up almost 2 percent today at $64.32.  
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Yep. I read that article about a week ago.
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That along with the Eulsat partnership loss isn't mitigated in anyway by viasat offering crappy community wifi to poor Rural Mexican Villages.
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I have a feeling VSAT is going to hit $60 before it starts going back up. Can't exactly blame Viasat for it though. The whole market has been tanking since the tarrifs on China were announced.