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  • 3 Reasons Tech Could Drive The Nasdaq 100 To 3,000 [View article]
    You are absolutely correct Anonymous 2.
    Mar 9, 2012. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Apple And Starbucks Share: Luxury, Status And Premium Pricing [View article]
    With regard to Apple todd.kaime, there is a good likelihood it will make new highs and it is still undervalued.

    With regard to SBUX, it may be fairly priced at these levels.
    Mar 9, 2012. 03:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Art Of Tablet War [View article]
    You are correct. Thank you. A correction request was submitted to the editor.
    Mar 9, 2012. 02:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Apple And Starbucks Share: Luxury, Status And Premium Pricing [View article]
    Some good points news_to_use. You nailed it on the head.

    There is no question that Apple is cheaper here than SBUX...

    The point of the article is that if analysts are pricing Apple so cheap because they are not certain how well Apple sales will hold up in the future, or in an economic downturn, then don't underestimate the power of 'status' and loyalty in overcoming some of those....

    We did not want to spell these points explicitly out, but that is what readers should deduce...
    Mar 8, 2012. 12:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Apple And Starbucks Share: Luxury, Status And Premium Pricing [View article]
    There is no question about that ipaduser. For Apple and Starbucks to have gained their "status" symbol, they had to offer value, uniqueness, and good products. The Starbucks store envirnoment is one such value...
    Mar 8, 2012. 11:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Apple And Starbucks Share: Luxury, Status And Premium Pricing [View article]
    You are right Efrain Rojas. The article does not state otherwise, although it does not state so explicitly. The reason Apple's gadgets have become addictive is because they are good.
    Mar 8, 2012. 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Signs Apple Shares May Rebound To New Highs, Again [View article]
    The iPad3 Boat and Fish Man accomplishes 2 things:
    A- It offers added advantages to fend off new short term competition
    B- It allows for a lower price on the older model to fend off old competition
    The above will be enough for its success, and allows for a wow effect for the next model....
    Mar 7, 2012. 11:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Technology Stocks No Longer Overbought [View article]
    Casedi. Apple just announced it will be offering i-movie. This should pressure Netflix down...
    Mar 7, 2012. 02:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Signs Apple Shares May Rebound To New Highs, Again [View article]
    It is highly unlikely babcokk1 that such writers would affect AAPL in the long run. What matters most in the long run is Apple's own performance.... What matters most for writers is whether they have an accurate take on Apple Inc.'s long term perfomance. When they do, they gain credibility.
    Mar 7, 2012. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Signs Apple Shares May Rebound To New Highs, Again [View article]
    Catanese, I believe there is very good likelihood that Apple will once again beat market earnings expectations by 15% or more. Hence, I believe their earnings will exceed $49 for September 2012, and $55 for Sep. 2013, unless a substantial global economic slowdown occurs.

    I understand that in the recent past AAPL has grown substantially faster, and there is a possibility AAPL can beat these levels, however there is no need to "hang one's neck" much further when one's earnings' expectations are still substantially higher than other estimates....
    Mar 7, 2012. 08:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • LinkedIn: 3 Social Media Advantages That Could Boost Shares [View article]
    You make good points MMich. Linkedin indeed needs to retain its competitive advantage, and being perceived as a job board such as Monster is perceived, could reduce its added value. There is no question that many Linkedin members would be concerned if LNKD was to consider such step....
    Mar 7, 2012. 12:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Signs Apple Shares May Rebound To New Highs, Again [View article]
    From a return perspective Robert you can certainly achieve a higher return with Leaps for a stock you believe will persistently move higher, as long as the move exceeds the time value of the option.

    The metrics you refer to are indeed supportive of the stock, and as long as earnings are maintained at their current pace and higher, such metrics could propel Apple much higher.
    Mar 6, 2012. 11:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Signs Apple Shares May Rebound To New Highs, Again [View article]
    It is absolutely true Robert McDonald that you do not need a short squeeze for Apple to go higher.

    Such indicator is one of many, and for the purpose of this article, was named as a possible catalyst that has contributed to the velocity of very short term movements to the downside, that may very well lead to higher prices in the long term, as illustrated in the article http://bit.ly/y0g6x9
    Mar 6, 2012. 11:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Signs Apple Shares May Rebound To New Highs, Again [View article]
    It is true they may be able to do so for a while bhspitbull. From my experience, no one is bigger than the market, and at the end of the day, the market catches up with them and puts them out of business.

    Enron is a perfect example of a company who felt it can push markets. Their motto in their building reception in Houston was: 'The greatest company on earth". They thought they were so big that they were untouchable.... At the end of the day, they were severely humbled....
    Mar 6, 2012. 04:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Art Of Tablet War [View article]
    Very good points Davel.

    You always have to take these estimates with a grain of salt.

    Also, you always must weigh reality higher than you weigh speculation. We know what the reality of Apple's market share is today. We also know what these speculative projections say. If anything, there could be additional upside for Apple relative to such projections....
    Mar 6, 2012. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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