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As much as it pains me to say, Netflix’s most recent quarterly report left much to be desired. Since its transition to a streaming service, subscriber growth rules the day so it makes sense the stock should dump the first time it turned negative.
There are many reasons for this, namely: inflation, market saturation, and competition.
However, the severity of the stock’s drop also triggered every Tom, Dick, and Harry to come out of the woodwork to express why they believed Netflix was on the brink of collapse. The primary culprit was one I hadn’t considered: terrible content.
This got me thinking: “is Netflix’s content getting worse?” Because if it is, that might just ruin my investment thesis which hinges upon Netflix’s first-mover advantage, high-quality original content brand, and dedication to local programming for foreign markets. To me, this makes Netflix the default streaming choice, but if their central product is not up to scratch, that could be a huge concern.
So, I took a look at Netflix’s content and plans for the future and created a guide for management to get back in customers’ good graces and bring in new subscribers. This also forms a handy check-in for investors who may be worried about Netflix’s product in these depressing times…
Anne Marie’s favorite stock is Costco. When the market is turbulent and tech stocks are volatile, Costco is always there to shore up a portfolio. A brick and mortar staple, this wholesaler has continued to grow in defiance of e-commerce, proving that great customer service and free samples are always worth the trip. The company also provides high wages and comprehensive health care to its entire staff, making it a stock you can feel good about owning.