How many of you know that Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon) owns the Washington Post?
Can I see a show of hands?
How did this happen?
Back in 2013, Jeff Bezos met with Donald Graham (former owner of the WP) at the Bilderberg conference. Two months later, Bezos agreed to buy the 140-year-old newspaper for $250 million.
Less than a year later, Amazon won the CIA-NSA cloud computing contract, which is vital to the US Military Industrial Complex (MIC).
So, does it surprise you to learn that Amazon’s “Military contract” is Jeff Bezos most profitable operation? (It’s allegedly responsible for changing Amazon from a money-losing operation to a profit-making corporation).
As you probably know by now, the most important question to ask is “WHY” did Bezos buy a money-losing newspaper which was a long-standing supporter of US armed invasions, and now requires a lot of “cloud computing?”
Let’s connect some dots here.
Since 2013, Amazon’s stock price went from $254 to $1,498 per share as of February 2, 2018.
Do the math and ask yourself this question: “How does a company (that didn’t turn a profit in it’s first 21 years of business) all of a sudden have a fivefold increase in their stock price?”
If you can answer that question, then you’ll understand how they can sell you everything under the sun (cheaper than anyone else) and ship it to you for free. And if you buy their Amazon Prime, you can get it the next day.
At the same time, it’s interesting to note that many major defense contractors (Cough! Lockheed Martin, Cough! Boeing, Cough! Raytheon etc., Cough!) have experienced similar patterns in their stock prices.
Learn how this affects you in the next issue of Simplifying Wall Street in Plain English. (HERE).