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  • The 6 Most Popular Stocks Owned By Congress [View article]
    Interesting article. It sucks that politicians get sweetheart deals but it doesn't make sense for people to get worked up about it. Every single government in the world is a little bit corrupt. Some more than others but that's just the way it works out. People are always going to look out for #1 first and that leads to corruption. Why waste your breath fighting something that won't change. Why not just worry about your investments and how you can make money.
    Aug 17 04:04 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 6 Most Popular Stocks Owned By Congress [View article]
    I think he meant it has never suffered a loss in a 20 yr period. So for example, it may have suffered a loss in the last recession (2008) but if you consider an investor who would have bought in in 1988, they still would have made a positive return after the sell-off.
    Aug 17 04:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Options Strategy For BlackBerry 10 Release [View article]
    I went with the strike closest to current prices. It just makes sense to start at the bottom of the valley (if you look at the graphs above) and then no matter which way price goes, you're moving closer to profits. If you went with a $6 strike and the price decided to move towards $6, you'd be moving more negative.
    Aug 16 04:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Options Strategy For BlackBerry 10 Release [View article]
    I think you're a bit misinformed about options. There are brokers that let you trade options for as low as $3 per contract. Some even charge commission per spread so you'd only pay one commission for multiple legs. If you're making $500+ at expiry, that $3 hardly matters. You can look at the graphs above to see how much money you'd make for given share price at expiry.
    Aug 16 04:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Options Strategy For BlackBerry 10 Release [View article]
    Sorry guys, the comments seem to be out of order (my replies are clumped together for some reason). Anyway, a lot of you have pointed out that you think RIM is still in a strong position to grow and possibly make a comeback. I am in no way arguing otherwise. In fact, if you'll notice I you'll take profits if share price rallies. The main benefit of using an option spread is that you can profit in the event that we're all wrong and we see a bear market for RIM. Of course, if you're absolutely 100% convinced price is only moving upward, you should just buy the stock or go with long call options only.
    Aug 16 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Options Strategy For BlackBerry 10 Release [View article]
    Using options, in my opinion isn't about making more money than you would by owning stock. It's about controlling risk incase you're wrong. You would definitely make more money by owning the stock---if you're right and it rallys. On the other hand you'd make more money shorting it if you thought it was heading downhill and you were right. Still, you have to look at the risk of being wrong and see if that's money you'd be willing to part with.
    Aug 16 09:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Options Strategy For BlackBerry 10 Release [View article]
    While it could be extremely rewarding if it works out, I don't think many people have the appetite to short Apple. I personally don't think Apple has much fuel left: http://bit.ly/RVqApQ but I wouldn't be caught dead shorting it. Maybe an options play with limited risk/reward.
    Aug 16 09:39 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Options Strategy For BlackBerry 10 Release [View article]
    You're right, some people don't want a touch screen. However, that's never going to be enough to save Blackberry as a brand. It seems even RIM is catching on to that since all of the demo products I've seen seem to be touch screens.
    Aug 16 09:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Options Strategy For BlackBerry 10 Release [View article]
    Maybe I should clarify; they're hard to find when compared with the other smart phones. Android and iPhone collectively have 83% of the market while BB have a dismal 11%. That wouldn't be so bad if it had always been like that but we're talking about the smartphones that once held over 80% of the market by themselves!
    Aug 16 09:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Options Strategy For BlackBerry 10 Release [View article]
    You could do that at the risk of losing money if BB10 is delayed and there's a sell-off.
    Aug 15 08:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Isn't Equipped To Compete In The Smartphone And Tablet Market [View instapost]
    I didn't remove it but maybe it's because it contained absolutely no real content like your second comment.
    Aug 15 05:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Isn't Equipped To Compete In The Smartphone And Tablet Market [View instapost]
    I hadn't considered the possibility of the iPad mini being marketed towards education. Still, school boards are already jumping on the iPad bandwagon and what Apple would be doing is giving them a cheaper option which means less revenue.

    Patents will expire eventually and if the creative teams can't keep coming up with more good stuff that won't be a reliable source of income.
    Aug 15 01:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Isn't Equipped To Compete In The Smartphone And Tablet Market [View instapost]
    I don't believe iPhones will gain traction in emerging markets. Based on my experience (primarily in India), the average consumer is much more tech savvy than your average American. Androids provide more bang for their buck. You can make an Android run like an iPhone but not vice versa.

    If you own an iPad and an iPhone, there's no reason to get an iPad mini. The only people they cater to is those who want an iPad but can't quite afford it. That may fuel sales for a while but as I said before, it won't be able to compete with the more versatile Android in the long run.

    Apple cloud would be a great revenue source if they were the only cloud service around. To be honest, cloud computing hasn't even gotten off the ground yet and the competition is already fierce. Apple has an advantage right now with so many devices in the market and the fact that their cloud is up and running, but Android will allow users to plug into multiple cloud services (which gives consumers more options, as I stated in the article) which I don't foresee Apple allowing.

    Apple thrived this long on exclusivity and that advantage is all but disappearing.
    Aug 15 01:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google: A Short-Term Options Play Based On Fundamentals And Technicals [View article]
    Thanks!
    Aug 14 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Strategies For Facebook For Bears [View article]
    Like I said in the article, I'm not looking for what Facebook will do 2 or 3 years down the line. From my perspective, that's a straight gamble since there's not much data on the leadership's management abilities.
    Aug 13 01:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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