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  • 9 Reasons Apple Shares Will Make New Highs, Again [View article]
    Many people, when quality and great user experience is associated with such brand, they actually do not mind having the Apple logo everywhere; as a matter of a fact, many people seek such objective.

    From a very long term perspective it is true that one has to watch out for "logo fatigue". However, I believe such concept applies more to things such as clothing and accessories, whereby fashion changes quickly and is almost 100% associated with looks. In the case of Apple, certainly looks help, but it is also about integration, features, and user experience....
    Oct 9, 2012. 12:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Thank you for your comment Donamp...
    Oct 9, 2012. 12:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Thank you musiccomposer...
    Oct 9, 2012. 12:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Johndoe1 it is true that it seems Apple shares typically do not price good news fully in, given its attractive P/E multiple, its massive cash holdings, and the consistent popularity of its products. Yet, exaggerated fears are often taken into account...
    Oct 9, 2012. 12:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Chuck Rappaport it is a function of probability, risk profile and objective. My own perspective is that current levels are quite attractive, and with my ultimate objective is for Apple shares to reach $800 or beyond, I personally would prefer not to miss a potential of over $163 to the upside for the sake of an additional $33.
    Oct 8, 2012. 11:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    VaFan, I think you mean $40 and not $400...
    Oct 8, 2012. 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    goofydon, it is sometimes difficult to determine what drives consumers' brand preference.

    It is also a personality matter; as Canadian Red Neck states, he is brand indifferent, while someone else may be an Apple believer.... In any case, what ultimately matters is user experience; from a design perspective, functionality perspective, integration usability, etc... On such fronts, Apple has excelled, and although it has had some hick-ups, it has always acknowledged its shortcomings, addressed them and fixed them.
    Oct 8, 2012. 02:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Thank you for your perspective relayer75. Apple should indeed outperform the S&P500 index, as it has previously done...
    Oct 8, 2012. 02:29 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Thank you for your comment Canadian Red Neck. Naturally, Apple products are not as pricey as Rolls Royce etc... However, on a relative basis, when one can spend as little as $30 on a cell phone, but chooses to spend as much as $700 instead, it certainly has to do with the functionality, but it also has to do with status...

    One must remember that status is not reserved to the ultra-wealthy. For example, students who are in middle school and high school also feel they must have the iPhone; it has to do with their "peer status"...
    Oct 8, 2012. 11:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    It does make sense for Apple to invest in its suppliers in order to provide production capital. As far as buying a supplier outright, it is actually better for Apple to stick to its own business, as it may not be best suited for actually managing a manufacturing facility in China or elsewhere...
    Oct 8, 2012. 11:29 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Thank you for your comment Bugsyjak. Indeed Apple products do create a multiplier effect; you start with one, and due to the positive experience, you find yourself buying other Apple products, as well as upgrading to newer models....
    Oct 8, 2012. 10:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Indeed zenzin there is a mystique attached to Apple... Good for you that you have been able to do well trading Apple shares....
    Oct 8, 2012. 10:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Reasons Apple Shares Will Make New Highs, Again [View article]
    You make some good points richbar. However, as per article, combined with all other factors listed, I do believe that earnings will be above the average of $53/share, which will also imply forward growth above your stated 10% level.

    By the way, to me the most important information provided by examining trailing 5 years growth is an indication of a company's ability to execute and deliver; it is a track record. Meanwhile, I rely predominantly on forward P/E ratio for valuation purposes.
    Oct 8, 2012. 09:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Thank you for your comment InvestRite#1.
    Oct 8, 2012. 09:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    worldclass777, due to Apple's low short interest ratio, it is not unusual for it to experience short dated large drops. However, it has also shown a history of recovering from such drops...

    This morning's drop was expected in the article, as sellers follow on selling through the breach of the 50-day moving average; I believe it is an opportunity to buy on such sell signal, as I do not believe such sell signal will last...
    Oct 8, 2012. 09:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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