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  • Why You Should Avoid Apple [View article]
    "On the other side, Apple will continue to thrive without Steve jobs, as it isn’t a conventional company; it is a form of collective entrepreneurship, an association of thousands of entrepreneurships that share the risks and rewards from the discovery and exploitation of new products an innovation machine. So which way will Apple go?"

    This extremely long sentence makes no sense.

    "As the chart shows, there is the great deal of uncertainty about the future of Apple."

    Did you really just say that the five day chart indicates uncertainty about Apple's future? Please show me a five day chart with no technicals on it that portrays certainty about a stocks future.
    Aug 28, 2011. 08:47 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Bailouts Turn a Profit: It is nice that the government is profitable on part of TARP but what happens with the $137B collected so far? I fear that politicians will look at this as a windfall and squander it away rather than exercising fiscal responsibility.
    Jul 8, 2010. 11:18 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • From Obama's weekly address: "When we receive our monthly job report next week, it is likely to show that we are continuing to lose far too many jobs in this country. As far as I’m concerned, we will not have a recovery as long as we keep losing jobs. And I won’t rest until every American who wants a job can find one."  [View news story]
    As "I need more cowbell" points out, the blame-game is fruitless. If we identify the responsible parties for this current recession will that really help create new jobs or restore confidence in the financial markets?

    In regards to Mr. Obama's comments, I suggest that his staff economists provide a refresher lesson on what full employment entails. Specifically, the concepts of frictional and structural unemployment.

    If Mr. Obama follows through on his initiative of ultimately lowering employment past the point of full employment, this will only cause massive inflation and hurt all Americans. I hope that this was merely rhetoric.

    On Aug 02 08:59 AM I need more cowbell wrote:

    > Ladies and gentlemen, so much "he did, they did". This is not about
    > Dems vs. Repubs- they all SUCK.
    Aug 2, 2009. 09:22 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unwise to Tax the Rich to Pay for Health Care [View article]

    Where is it stated that health care is a right of citizenship in America?

    As Senator and doctor Mr. Ron Paul so pleasantly reminds us the, "constitution only guarantees citizens 'life, liberty and (the right to) keep the fruits of my labor.'"

    Anyone who is following this debate should watch this interview with Senator Paul:
    Jul 16, 2009. 03:59 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook Is About To Destroy Its Business [View article]
    Many would argue about the company with the most users in history. Bill Gates and the late Henry Ford would be high on that list.
    Feb 18, 2013. 04:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) has cut iPhone 5 component orders for calendar Q1 due to weaker-than-expected demand, sources tell the WSJ; display orders are said to be cut by ~50%. The Nikkei also claims display orders have been halved, albeit from an elevated level of 65M. The articles back up analyst reports of iPhone production and component order cuts, and raise the question of whether Apple needs a cheaper iPhone and/or one with a larger display to bolster its international share. Suppliers on watch: LPL, CRUS, OVTI, QCOM, BRCM, SWKS, TQNT, AVGO[View news story]
    As others have pointed out, the numbers do not add up. Looks like the standard speculative rumors relating to Apple reducing orders after its largest quarter.
    Jan 13, 2013. 10:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) news roundup: 1) iCloud suffers an outage that affects iMessage and some other services. 2) "Leaked" images for the next iPhone's case suggest the device will have a 4" screen and be just 7.6mm thick, in-line with earlier rumors. 3) Barclays' Ben Reitzes argues Microsoft Surface is a bigger threat to Android tablets than to the iPad. 4) Foxconn chairman Terry Gou claims the next iPhone "will put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame."  [View news story]
    If you read the link you would see that only 0.2% of users Mail were impacted for 27 minutes.

    In contrast all of RIMMs services were down completely for approximately four days....
    Jun 21, 2012. 01:19 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The Time to Buy Has Passed [View article]
    I will keep it simple: as long as Apple trades below ~20 TTM PE it is a buy.
    Jul 22, 2011. 12:32 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha Celebrates 500,000 Registered Users! [View article]
    Congratulations David on the milestone!

    The most memorable time in which Seeking Alpha helped me to make life-long better investment decisions was when I was still a new contributor to the site. I wrote a bearish article about a stock and received a flurry of comments, feedback, and guidance as to the error of my ways with respect to the analysis. This humbling experience not only improved my outlook on that one company but helped improve my overall analysis process.

    Financial information is a dime a dozen on the Internet but what sets Seeking Alpha apart to me is the back-and-forth, collaborate process that educates both readers and contributors.
    Jul 11, 2010. 11:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPhone to Verizon Drumbeat Picks Up Steam [View article]
    As you said "Verizon-iPhone stories are a dime a dozen"; therefore, you cannot make investment decision on these rumors. If you follow the tech blogs there is a minimum of one of these stories once per month, usually more frequently.

    Is it likely that the iPhone will eventually go to Verizon? Yes. Do I believe that you can make money investing on these rumors? No.
    Jun 17, 2010. 11:42 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Four Stocks Going Ex-Dividend Last Week of March [View article]
    Any reason for selecting those four companies above or were they just picked at random?

    It is also worth noting that following the strategy makes your dividends non-qualifying (must hold for 60 days), thus they do not receive favorable tax treatment.
    Mar 14, 2010. 07:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Long Term Investing Appears to Have Gone Out of Fashion [View article]
    Am I the only who is surprised that the average holding period is as LONG as six months? Given the volatility in the market recently, I would have assumed that the average holding period was much closer to one month than to six.

    It will be interesting to see if this trend reverses when the economy fully recovers or if permanent damage has been done.
    Aug 9, 2009. 09:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Another test for the Federal government and the FDIC: Is CIT too big/important/connected to fail? Or in the words of the Mark Calabria a director of financial regulation at the Cato Institute in Washington, is CIT "systemically important"? Based upon the early news, it appears as if CIT will just miss out on that "elite" classification.

    Nothing like the potential failure of an institution with over $75B in assets to kick of a trading week!
    Jul 13, 2009. 08:31 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Financial And mREIT Ex-Dividends To Consider This Week [View article]
    I mention in the second paragraph that today is a market holiday.

    As discussed in my instablog, the strategy can be utilized to buy either BEFORE or ON/AFTER the ex-dividend date depending on price movements.
    Feb 18, 2013. 09:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Kinder, Gentler Apple [View article]
    First, Exxon would certainly dispute the largest marketcap claim. Also you should spell check the CEOs name...

    This report is nothing new, Apple has been issuing similar reports for years. Business as usual at Apple: non-story.
    Jan 15, 2012. 01:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment