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  • Investors Don't Understand Apple's Math - A Mistake [View article]
    Confirmation bias: seeking out information which supports a previous belief.

    Buyer psychology: The tendancy to focus on losses rather than gains which results in a tendancy to hold onto losing positions for a long time.

    Put them together and there you have why most people lose $$$. Apple is a lot like gold, there is a host of supporting evidence you can find for bullishness but people flip when the technicals don't agree with that.
    Nov 15, 2012. 11:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    LOL - I'd love to see that M&A and the subsequent collapse. Two very different cultures and supply chain structures. Even if they could do it, it would take an epic executive mastermind to pull off such a feat with success.
    Nov 15, 2012. 11:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Don't Understand Apple's Math - A Mistake [View article]
    Lafinke - it touched the 200 day EMA in 2011, but to filter false positives I use a 3% breach rule; and sorry the date was off, it was 9/8/08. 6/20/11 does not appear as a breach nor where there consecutive closes which are exhibited in this current behavior. Further more the accumulation / distribution has also moved below its 20 day EMA...there's a host of technicals which are bearish. If you're in it for the long haul and dividends then this is irrelevant.

    Trying to buy when 7 or nine market breadth indicators are bearish is asking to get nipped. The yield gap spread between bonds and stocks moved lower still this week and buying is good? Must be why my positions in $TIP, $SH and $HDGE all moved up this week huh?
    Nov 15, 2012. 10:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors Don't Understand Apple's Math - A Mistake [View article]
    The only thing at the end of the day that drives the stock is an excess of buyers or sellers. This article, and most of the comments, presume the fact that these buyers and sellers act rationally or according to the found bullish fundamentals.

    Its entirely possible that buyers and sellers can be motivated not by the fundamentals but by the technicals, look at the uptick in articles lately written exactly because of the occurence of Apple technical price movements - One such movement, for example, dropping below its 200 day EMA, something which has not happened since 2007. Even if you are a Apple perma-bull that should make a light go off somewhere when you recall 08-09.
    Nov 14, 2012. 02:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Has Already Won The Tablet Market [View article]
    This article seems to say that developing for Apple is easy, relatively without hassle and preferable - "Developers Love iOS for A Lot of Reasons". Speaking as a mobile developer and for my development team, this is simply not true.

    Apples proprietary application process does not make it easy to create applications at all. Even to test applications which may not be used you have to pay Apple a subscription fee (good for business yes, bad for us). You even need applications to get ready for Apple deployment because its so laborious (google test flight).

    Lets not forget that Flash is not supported within the browser. Flash is much more than banner ads or videos: look at Practice Fusion - the largest and fastest growing free EHR solution for small medical provider groups. Guess what, its all Flash. Now Practice Fusions costs go up because they have to develop for a completely proprietary platform unlike the web-based portal they have.

    Quite a reach to say it is developer friendly.
    Mar 15, 2012. 01:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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