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Don't Give Up on Google

Yahoo! continues higher courtesy of CEO Marissa Mayer, who celebrated her first anniversary with the company this week. Also lifting Yahoo!'s shares is the ownership stake in Chinese Internet giant Alibaba. I discuss the relationship in "I Love Yahoo!'s Earnings Results, and You Should, Too."

Mixed in with the medicine was some sugar. YouTube is now making money. It's hard to imagine all those cat and kid's videos could turn a profit, but between the mix of craziness, Google managed to find a way. Video ads and a change in the mix of banner sizes appears to be what was needed. I expect if the company can make a profit now that it can expand well beyond that.

The expansion may include streaming entire movies, much to the chagrin of Netflix (NFLX). Netflix needs to figure out how to offer more than a one-size-fits-all T-shirt if it wants to make it to the other side. I can't believe Carl Icahn hasn't pushed the C-suite along a little faster, but he probably has his hands full with Dell (DELL) right now. Even billionaires have only 24 hours in a day.

Bottom Line: Look for Google shares to quickly recover, and carry on their upward momentum into new 52-week highs; don't let the market shake you out.

At the time of publication, Weinstein held no positions in stocks mentioned.

This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Robert Weinstein is an active trader focusing on the psychological importance of risk mitigation, emotion and financial behavior of market participants. Robert co-founded the investing blog StockSaints, where he writes a journal about his trading activity and experiences.

In addition to TheStreet, Robert also contributes to Real Money Pro, providing real-time trading ideas for stocks, options and futures.

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