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  • Apple pares early gains as SocGen cuts shares to Hold [View news story]
    Who cares what these imbeciles think. They have literally been wrong for years on Apple.

    Couldn't figure it out when they were crushing sales/EPS qtr after qtr. Chased it higher and higher, upgrading it at the high, and then downgraded AFTER it crashed.

    Now the stock is bouncing around, as it ran higher more upgrades. After the 5S/5C, more downgrades, with 7.5mm devices sold as the highest, most optimistic guess for the opening weekend.

    Wrong. 9 mil.

    This genius, Gene Munster's target was off by about 80%...Real solid, man.

    Why don't these losers just pack up their bags and leave the stock alone. What does SocGen know anyways.
    Sep 23 12:33 PM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In Tesla? [View article]
    It's grammar. ;-)
    Jun 24 09:00 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing In Tesla? [View article]
    Whether Tesla's fate has yet to be determined or not, Elon Musk is a rather spectacular person. With Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City and PayPal, the guy is definitely bent on changing the world for the good and that's someone that we certainly need.

    With that being said, this comment section has already vastly surpassed what this article contains in useful information. The only usable information that has been provided is the market cap.
    Jun 24 09:14 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Systems Is Overvalued At Current Price Levels [View article]
    That's how it is for most stock though -- "On the other hand, companies in rapidly growing sector can have longer periods of inflated stock price due to the positive news."

    Rapidly growing companies don't trade with fair market valuation and nor should they. V and MA are some of the 'cheaper' growth stocks one could own, but investor sentiment often times trumps traditional valuation metrics.

    One day the overvaluation thesis may play out, but for everyone considering a short, just look at how long AMZN has been 'overvalued.' stocks can stay elevated for far longer than most assume.
    Dec 6 08:58 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Be Long Apple Without Buying Apple [View article]
    That's an interesting comment UbeenFranked. Actually, that's incorrect. Seeking Alpha has paid me for this article, and I have recommended an index. You've even contributed to me being paid. $.01 to be exact.

    Thank you for such valuable input however. It has really added to the comment section by helping, educating, and enhancing the readers' experience :)

    I'll even leave your comment 'Abuse-free' to show the ignorance of your comment. Maybe we exchange follows?
    Nov 29 12:51 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks: Did A New Bull Market Begin On Monday? [View article]
    Everyone always raises this point, paper vs. physical. If the world comes to end, will it really matter? I mean actually, will it matter? I feel as though, obviously depending on your purposes, GLD and SLV are perfectly fine trading vehicles.

    If you're investing for years and years in gold or silver, or use it for "end of the world insurance" (because in a true "end of the world" scenario, it'll really comes down to whether you invested in GLD or physical gold bullion....come on) then sure, buy the gold outright.

    But if you're just trading it, even with time frames of more than a year, why not trade GLD? It's easier, cheaper and more convenient.
    Nov 21 10:22 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla completes its own Cannonball Run [View news story]
    Man, that is seriously awesome.
    Jan 26 09:54 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The silver (or gold) lining in Marc Faber's gloomy prediction [View news story]
    Yeah. About as spot on as Ackman this year.

    "Umm....stocks are gonna crash"

    (6 years later)

    "See!? Told ya so!"

    By the way, I believe this was from the "Fast Money" segment on CNBC on Friday. Faber didn't call a 20% correction a 'crash' but rather, a 90% fall.

    Yep, 90% folks.

    I'll be buying the S&P 500 at 170 then I guess, as no one will ever retire.
    Aug 10 01:30 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Bears Can't Walk And Chew Gum, Stock Heading To $700 [View article]

    In Blair's defense, Brian White has never been, shall we say, a pro at calling Apple's future price. Remember $1,111?

    Nice piece though!


    May 28 01:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Where Do Shareholders Go From Here? [View article]

    I think you are misinterpreting the article. I think it would be unwise to sell Apple at these levels. If demand is shriveling and Apple is not as appealing to consumers as it once was, then I would sell the stock. If it is simply have supply trouble due to other factors, then I would certainly hold on to this stock.

    My suggestion was to neither buy OR sell the stock, but rather, hold it. Apple has made so many people so much money over the past several years that I think it has earned the right to explain itself. It has earned the benefit of the doubt.

    My suggestion is to hold the stock through earnings. Listen to the conference call. I repeat, LISTEN TO THE CONFERENCE CALL. You'll find everything you need from that alone, regardless of a top or bottom line miss.

    Management will tell you what's going on. If demand is falling, if orders are slow, if they are doing well, doing poor. You will find out in this call and know whether to buy, hold or sell your shares. If no one wants the product, I'd sell. If demand is strong (and I suspect it still is) but supply was the issue, I would buy.

    That's just me personally, but hey, everyone's different. My advice is not to sell the fear and loathing.

    Hope this helps clarify things. I hope the article does not strike others the same way it struck you.

    Jan 17 12:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big Money To Be Made In Agriculture [View article]

    Let me begin by saying I know and respect you as one of the of the most informed individuals in this sector. Which is why you blatantly ripping me is partially acceptable, even though I feel like you took some things out of context.

    Let me say however that the FB statistic was not meant to "signify" the worlds population, just putting into perspective how rapid the world population is truly growing. Also referring to more crop, I was not signifying a surplus or over supply of food, simply that with increased demand in food, which is inevitable, they will need more supplies to do the job.
    Mar 13 09:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Is Going To $40 [View article]
    The focus isn't so much where Ford will trade 3 years from now, down to the penny. The idea and notion behind the article is that Ford has a lot of positives going for it right now.

    Assuming those positive catalysts improve within high, but reasonable expectations, Ford's stock price should increase significantly.

    Alan Mulally is a doing a terrific job at cleaning up the Ford name. Credit, quality, operations, sales -- they're all improving and so is the stock price.

    If he and the rest of the Ford management can keep this up, investors and shareholders will be well rewarded in the intermediate future.

    That's the takeaway here, not whether or not Ford will close greater than, equal to, or less than $40 on the nose exactly 3 years from now.
    Jul 11 05:34 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stocks: Did A New Bull Market Begin On Monday? [View article]
    There has been an interesting point raised though untrusting investor.

    That while individuals, IE retail, have been off-loading tech names by the bucket load, funds have been scooping up record amounts of it. I'll search for the link and edit it in if I find it, but it was pretty substantial I believe.
    Nov 21 10:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Markets Break Through Key Levels [View article]
    He probably meant 13k, and with the S&P closing above 1400 as of Friday's close wrote in 14k on accident. Simple mistake, happens to all of us.

    To the writer: great article! I thoroughly enjoyed your article and how well written it was. Good use of the charts as well and the use of simple, yet important technical indicators. I agree with most of your viewpoints, mainly the longer term bullishness, short term pullback.
    Mar 18 11:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: A Smart Way To Trade Oil [View article]
    Just read your post in stock talks War-in-middle-east. I agree that something is inevitably likely in Iran, which is why I am trading ConocoPhillips. They trade extremely well with oil, and in the event something does happen, that is the trade with a lot of upside, and limited downside. Thanks for reading and commenting.
    Mar 9 04:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment