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An active software engineer, intrigued by markets and finance. I manage investments for family and friends.
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  • Apple Getting Hammered Today (3-Sep-14) - Possible Reasons

    So, $AAPL got hammered today.

    AAPL Price Chart

    AAPL Price data by YCharts

    Why? (assuming there is ever a reason :)

    iCloud Nude Leak: A lot of celebs had nude selfies stolen from iCloud. (NSFW) example. (Apple PR). This story was catching fire for at least a couple of days before today though. For instance, Business Insider, dated Monday 1-Sep-14, 4.55am.

    Jitters: People could be jittery too; Apple has risen quite bit (~45%) this year. Perhaps people just want to get out before the big reveal (and consequent volatility) of Sep 9?

    Or could it be IFA?
    Basically every other device maker, showing off their latest & greatest …

    • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 'edge' looks interesting… (video review)
    • Gear S (the newest smart watch) also looks interesting…
    • Sony has a smart wearable too...

    Wonder if we'll see a reversal tomorrow? Any other theories?

    Disclosure: The author is long AAPL.

    Tags: AAPL
    Sep 03 5:09 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Blackberry Z10 Sales In Bombay, India

    I live in Bombay and recently spoke to some mobile phone dealers in south bombay to find out how many Z10's they were able to sell.

    1) Most of them could only get hold of very few handsets initially - between 20-50

    2) The first batch sold well (most dealers were able to exhaust the first batch)

    3) Sales are now terrible. Every one of them has stock. They all blame the price.

    4) Only Black available - no one seems to have supply of white Z10s.

    5) They're selling the upcoming 'Q10' as follows:

    5.1) It will be cheaper (Rs. 30,000 instead of the Rs. 45,000 Z10)

    5.2) It will have much better battery life

    Disclosure: I am short BBRY.

    Tags: BBRY
    Mar 18 2:07 PM | Link | 1 Comment
  • IOS + AuthenTec = Easy To Use Security

    Which means a lot of good press and a lot of love for $APPL in the enterprise space, where it's already winning marketshare.

    Also note the concept of using biometrics to securely unlock phone/tablet has been patented by $AAPL (bit.ly/YwFqG5)

    (click to enlarge)Apple Fingerprint Unlock Patent

    More bad-news for $BBRY.

    Disclosure: I am short BBRY.

    Additional disclosure: And LONG $AAPL

    Tags: BBRY, AAPL, Mobile
    Mar 06 3:51 AM | Link | Comment!
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