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  • Apple Peak? Why I Completely Disagree [View article]
    I love ya Bill, but why you (and others) feel the need to reference that Fool is beyond me.
    Nov 22, 2014. 01:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Watch Out Apple, Xiaomi Is Coming To Each One Of Your Segments [View article]
    I don't reside in China, but I would have expected what CN said to have been the social fact anyway.

    And aside from the society class situation, I expect the IOS ecosystem to play a large part in securing Apple's market share vis-a-vis the cheaper smartphone provider.
    Nov 21, 2014. 02:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Approaches Price Target Too Quickly [View article]
    For my money (pun intended) both sides of this argument are correct.

    We should not be surprised to see a pull back and the author is simply recommending taking some profits off the table.

    On the other hand, we fanboys (and I consider big an FB as you can be) can see $150 on the horizon.

    So everyone please take a valium, and see the other side for what it's worth - an opinion.
    Nov 18, 2014. 12:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple + IBM Enterprise Event: What To Expect [View article]
    dezee wrote - "IBM is in collapsing mode"

    I would submit it should be

    "IBM was in collapsing mode"
    Nov 16, 2014. 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Keep Cruising [View article]
    CVS has the mistaken impression it's unique - a drugstore . . . wrong

    Walmart, Target and all the other food store chain offer everything they do, including prescripts.

    Don't wanna take ApplePay CVS - no worries, we know someone who does.

    Nov 15, 2014. 11:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Apple Gets A Gift From Lawyers, Competitors Face Potential Lawsuit [View article]

    "Now AAPL stuck at $108, could not move the needles regardless how great its products are"

    Have you seen the volume and OI on $109 & $110 call options expiring tomorrow?

    The stock will go up Friday. MM's will make it happen.

    "Me thinks thou dost spank thyself too much" - you're going blind
    Nov 6, 2014. 03:48 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Alcatel-Lucent Surprises, Are Shares An Easy Double? [View article]
    Chris, I'm not sure I agree with your assessment on two fronts.

    If I'm not mistaken Monty and Sabia were responsible for negotiating the very lucrative deal (for shareholders) that would have had taken BCE private, with the Ontario Teacher's Pension Fund acquiring all the shares. But the deal fell through for reasons I cannot recall. They can't be faulted for that, but should be lauded for cutting the deal in the first place.

    I also don't agree that CDN telecom is overvalued and CDN investors are blindly following yield, (or certainly not that it's a bad thing) because you have to take the situation in the context of the CDN overall investor environment (regulatory, etc) and look at their alternatives. Then you'd see their situation in a different light. You have to judge in their own (little) market and see the protection against risk you have there.
    Nov 4, 2014. 10:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Shouldn't Sell Apple Just Yet [View article]
    I keep adding on any dip, and buying in the face of good news - some news is what we already know - ex-div dates, (like this week) etc

    And I don't (or rarely) sell. So that means - I am dangerously over-weighted, but enjoying the ride.

    One of these days I'll have to sell some, just to diversify; but what day is that ?
    Nov 3, 2014. 04:33 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • As Alcatel-Lucent Surprises, Are Shares An Easy Double? [View article]
    Opps, found it. With a little more digging I see he's still with ALU as their Vice-Chairman of the Board.
    Nov 3, 2014. 08:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As Alcatel-Lucent Surprises, Are Shares An Easy Double? [View article]
    I realize that this isn't the purpose of this site, but can someone tell me what happened to Jean Monty ?

    I used to follow ALU closely and got out too early it would seem; but as a Canadian, I'm curious what happened to him from an ALU perspective. Thanks,
    Nov 3, 2014. 08:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Record iPhone Shipments May Not Mean Market Share Gains [View article]
    All that market share for SS has translated into record losses - so reported the other day.

    MB you're not only focusing on the wrong variable, you haven't even got that right. AAPL focuses on the hi-end smartphone. They own that market, and that hi-end customer base.
    Oct 31, 2014. 08:56 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Apple Pay Just Lose Billions? [View article]
    The CVS/Walmart motive is clear.

    They don't want to continue paying CC companies their %age. They want to turn the retail world of commerce into a low cost debit card style transaction, using bank accounts – and that’s not going to happen with today’s consumer. They like using CC’s (and their float). And they like the perks/points that come with CC’s.

    I am one such customer (and a typical Apple target customer, carrying an iPhone; and by extension a customer all retailers want to attrack). I always use a CC, never a debit card; for all transactions, right down to a pack of gum at the 7-11.

    Hell, the ease of use (fingerprint, iPhone touch-and-go), are almost secondary (but real) – consumer preference to using a CC based system rather than a debit card one, will prevail.

    CurrentC will learn the hard way. Industry watcher and experts are warning them
    Oct 30, 2014. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Death Of The iPad? [View article]
    iPad volume was down because people were waiting for the new model.

    IBM will start to show impact.

    I can't for the life of me understand anyone even thinking iPad is a problem for Apple
    Oct 25, 2014. 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: Apple to merge Beats Music with iTunes as downloads drop [View news story]
    Handwringing for "poor artists" is misplaced.

    Oh, down loads are down because people are listening for "free" on Pandora.

    Are you insane ? Artists are paid royalties.

    Artists get paid one delivery method or another.

    So stop the handwringing. Anyone who thinks Apple "screwed" the artists is misguided. Apple (and Pandora) have allowed artists to benefit from easier access to their music (and therefore more "plays", than they would have with vinyl, cassettes, CDs, etc) and they are being compensated. Their collective compensation is higher today, than it's every been.

    Make no mistake about that !
    Oct 24, 2014. 05:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Death Of The iPad? [View article]
    Mark Twain, your thoughts ?
    Oct 23, 2014. 05:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment