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Google Beats on Earnings, Now What?

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Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google (Ticker: GOOGL), reported its second-quarter results, which came in above expectations. Analysts were looking for an earnings-per-share (EPS)* of $1.34. Actual results came in at $1.44. Will this earnings beat be enough to propel the rally to new highs, or is this the last gasp for the bulls?

Will AI Deal the Deathblow to Google Search?

The tech sector remains captivated by developments in the artificial intelligence space. Google has been involved with the technology, but there are mounting concerns as to whether this could reduce the use of Google search, which is the company’s flagship money-maker.

However, if we dive a bit deeper under the surface, Google has made notable strides incorporating artificial intelligence into its existing services. This includes their Workspace, Maps, and Photos functions. 

But the big driver of new revenue growth seems to be emanating from the Google Cloud Platform. More and more companies are investing in cloud infrastructure, and Google is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this investment.

Traders that favor the bullish case in Alphabet may consider Direxion’s Daily GOOGL Bull 1.5X Shares (Ticker: GGLL), which seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 150% of the daily performance of the Class A shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL).

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What if Alphabet is Falling Behind?

Although Alphabet Inc. is actively participating in the artificial intelligence boom, we still don’t know how impactful artificial intelligence will be when it comes to the public using search engines.

Additionally, Alphabet Inc.’s bears can point to a shrinking position in the digital ad market. The company is losing market share in the digital ad space to competitors like Meta Platforms Inc., Amazon.com Inc., and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

For traders that remain skeptical about Alphabet’s future prospects given the current AI landscape, consider Direxion’s Daily GOOGL Bear 1X Shares (Ticker: GGLS), which seeks daily investment results, before fees and expenses, of 100% of the inverse (or opposite), of the daily performance of the Class A shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL).

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The Funds have derived all disclosures contained in this document regarding Class A shares of Alphabet Inc. from publicly available documents. In connection with the offering of each Fund’s securities, neither the Funds, the Trust, nor the Adviser or any of its respective affiliates has participated in the preparation of such documents. Neither the Funds, the Trust nor the Adviser or any of its respective affiliates makes any representation that such publicly available documents or any other publicly available information regarding Class A shares of Alphabet Inc. is accurate or complete. Furthermore, the Funds cannot give any assurance that all events occurring prior to the date hereof (including events that would affect the accuracy or completeness of the publicly available documents described above) that would affect the trading price of Class A shares of Alphabet Inc. have been publicly disclosed. Subsequent disclosure of any such events or the disclosure of or failure to disclose material future events concerning Class A shares of Alphabet Inc. could affect the value of a Fund’s investments with respect to Class A shares of Alphabet Inc. and therefore the value of the Funds.

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Alphabet Inc. Class A Investing Risk – Alphabet Inc. faces risks associated with companies in the information technology sector, Alphabet Inc.’s Class A shares face risks associated with reliance on advertising revenue and the effect that loss of partners or new and existing technologies that block advertisements online may have on its business; intense competition for its products and services across different industries; investments in new businesses, products, services and technologies that may divert management attention or harm its financial condition or operating results; slowdowns in its revenue growth rate; the ability to protect its intellectual property rights; the ability to maintain or enhance its brands and its impact on the ability to expand its user base, advertisers, customers, content providers and other partners; manufacturing and supply chain issues; interruptions to, or interferences with, its complex information technology and communication systems; its international operations; failure to evolve with the advancement of technology and user preferences; data privacy and security concerns; regulatory, and legal and litigation issues.

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