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  • The Art Of Tablet War [View article]
    You are right Davel that Apple is by far superior to many products out there.

    You can refer to my reply to bearsforever for a link to Android sales through 2015.

    With regard to the "Illusion or Reality", a survey result was provided whereby Apple respondents have become so loyal, that they would buy an Ipad 3 blindly, just because it is Apple. That is a good thing for Apple. It means Apple has provided them with great products in the past. To be consistent with the article's thesis and title, Apple does not have to wage a competitive war in some regards, because many of its loyal customers will follow it blindly.... It is a well deserved reputation.
    Mar 5, 2012. 05:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Art Of Tablet War [View article]
    You are correct bearsforever that there are other competitors.

    If you reference the Gatner table in this link http://bit.ly/wsszLo

    you will see the estimates for Android and Windows devices. It is due to such devices that Apple is not expected to maintain 66% market share. Nevertheless, they are still expected to command sales.
    Mar 5, 2012. 04:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Art Of Tablet War [View article]
    Thank you for your insight StonehamMel.

    Indeed, Apple has learned throught its 3 decade experience, how to position itself, and to make informed decisions. Many of those who have doubted Apple in the recent past simply did not know everything that Apple knew....

    A $500 billion company with $100 billion in cash certainly should have the resources to do its homework well....
    Mar 5, 2012. 03:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Art Of Tablet War [View article]
    You are right TangoZulu. However, Apple was not competing purely on price; it also had a value proposition and a superior product for the same class.

    Apple can certainly compete on price and win, as long as it can maintain its status. However, if it competes "purely" on price, by jeopordizing what it clients have come to expect from its products, then it will find itself in a difficult position.

    If Apple introduces an lower priced iPad, which is still substantially superior to the competition at that price, and yet maintains Apple's status and does not canabalize its higher priced models, then Apple will do well....
    Mar 5, 2012. 03:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Art Of Tablet War [View article]
    It is very possible that Amazon is making a mistake Henry 3 Dogg.

    They are also counting on making up for any possible losses on the Kindle through the sale of digital books.
    Mar 5, 2012. 03:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gasoline Price Increases: Prelude To The Next Recession? [View article]
    It is highly unlikely that high gas prices will be maintained. If anything, we may get occasional spikes because of rumors, and temporary uncertainty. However, given recent technological advances in drilling, the US is actually now in much better shape than it used to be. Furthermore, the divergence between natural gas and oil prices is also unlikely to last, and will ultimately add pressure to oil prices.

    The risk in gas prices is to the downside....
    Mar 4, 2012. 05:42 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons For Apple Investors To Beware Of Bernanke [View article]
    It is true katgod that this is indeed a market issue, as stated in the article.

    The objective is to alert investors that no matter how much you love Apple, and no matter how great Apple is, (and I have been one of those believers in Apple since the 1980's, and through its troubled 90's...), one also needs to keep an eye on market wide forces....
    Mar 4, 2012. 12:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons For Apple Investors To Beware Of Bernanke [View article]
    You may be right purestock.

    However, given the recent strength in some economic numbers, consumer confidence, some inflationary pressures due to oil, and market disappointment over the latest testimony, one simply needs to "beware".
    Mar 4, 2012. 12:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Stocks Heavily Impacted By Short Interest Ratio [View article]
    We will try to keep stock names in bold in future articles.

    We will see what can be done about making the charts clearer, although it is a difficult topic to address when indeed the objective is to provide a long term chart.
    Mar 4, 2012. 12:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Stocks Heavily Impacted By Short Interest Ratio [View article]
    You are right purestock that larger data samples do provide further insight.

    At the same time, from my experience, it is very hard to determine what is obvious. It may have seemed obvious to some traders that Netflix was a short at 280, and yet they got stopped out at 300.... This happened to a lot of traders in the internet bubble years with other stocks such as Yahoo, etc....
    Mar 4, 2012. 12:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Stocks Heavily Impacted By Short Interest Ratio [View article]
    I totally agree with you goldbaum. That's why, market cap, in the case of Apple, is a short term dampener, and is unlikely to have a long term effect.

    Indeed Apple has a very good chance of surpassing such market cap, and as early as August 2011 we had stated that we would not be surprised if Apple becomes the world's first trillion dollar company.
    Mar 3, 2012. 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Too Far Too Fast? [View article]
    I agree with FRPTsaveslives point regarding the PE ratio. As a matter of a fact, I believe that AAPL's current forward PE ratio is till rather low.

    As already discussed in http://seekingalpha.co... Apple has beaten last year's earning estimates by as much as 20%. If during the next year it beats by 10%, it will earn more than $47.

    With a potential stock split, potential dividend announcement, Ipad 3, resurging economy, etc...., it is indeed a risk play to try to pick a top.... It may be better to wait for $600 to $700 before trying to play a pullback.
    Mar 3, 2012. 05:30 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Stocks Heavily Impacted By Short Interest Ratio [View article]
    Thank you for your comment headybaldguy.
    Mar 3, 2012. 04:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Stocks Heavily Impacted By Short Interest Ratio [View article]
    Thank you gassan777. A correction request was submitted to the editor, as the i and the l were reversed.
    Mar 3, 2012. 04:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Stocks Heavily Impacted By Short Interest Ratio [View article]
    Thank you for your comment mdxguy. In the case of RIMM, we got the data from nasd100.com , the ranking page: http://bit.ly/wSafg3 where you can find it ranked at number 17, and listed at 7.97%.

    We just double checked their data against your data, and your float matches Yahoo Finance, and your short interest matches NASDAQ.

    Hence, you are correct.
    Mar 3, 2012. 02:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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