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  • iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders sold out, smaller iPhone 6 still shipping on schedule [View news story]
    " . . . to the moon Alice; to the moon "
    Sep 12 11:08 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple drops after Pac Crest recommends taking profits [View news story]
    This kind of volume isn't driven by AH (interesting acronym doncha think) comments; the vols to big.

    This is a unified move by WS traders to sell and press down the stock so they can profit in the rebound, which will happen within days, if not hours.

    They do it with both the stock and call options; look at the volume there as well.

    If you can beat 'em, join 'em. Just bought calls.
    Sep 3 12:26 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Success Is In The Sensational And The Subtle [View article]
    I guess there was no bullet point summary at the beginning of this article, because there was no (new) points proposed.

    Sorry PAE; usually love your stuff, but this was merely a regurge of known facts.
    Sep 1 10:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - September 9 Will Give You A Stomach Ache And Nothing More... Focus On Sales [View article]
    What the author is saying is, and I paraphrase - it's about the products, (and accompanying financials) folks, over the long run. And I think, on that we can all agree. At least I do.

    But he also tries to draw the conclusion that "the event", won't direct the stock price; and follows that up with "it'll only give you a stomach ache".

    So I ask you - by predicting a stomach ache are you not admitting that the event will in fact drive a (temporary) spike or dip - a direction change ?

    Again, on that we can all agree. At least I do. You should too, author.

    Just my 2cts
    Sep 1 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Not Selling Apple On September 9th Makes More Sense [View article]
    Alex, you seem to be convinced that Apple will pull back on the news (and I tend to agree), but you don't advocate invoking any kind of strategy that leverages that thought. I find that strange.

    Like many have stated I will be selling covered calls. Haven't decided how far out (1 week, more ?) or what strike (it will depend on how far out, obviously).

    Typically, over the last several earnings announcement; I have gone with the weeklies (same week's Friday), sold about 3% OTM, and made a tidy little sum. I don't recall ever being exercised, for the last several qtrs.

    And if I were to end up in-the-money, I would roll them out and up for a further cash inflow.
    Aug 31 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Becomes Voice Of Reason In Cyber War Of Words [View article]
    Brilliant move by Apple and Cook

    Host local users data in local servers. Who'd a thunk ?

    Takes away a China threat, by complying with what you'd expect them to want. At no harm to the balance of your global customer base.

    All is well it Appledom
    Aug 19 12:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple Enterprise Hope [View article]
    I feel for ya Stone . . .

    You write a good article about Apple's pending impact on Enterprise and your post gets hi-jacked.

    "my toy's better'n yours, so there"

    "no it's not - mine can kick your ass, and the horse you rode in on"
    Aug 18 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double Top For Apple? [View article]
    I guess it's just semantics, but I believe advising

    "not to short" but also to
    "take profits off the table"

    . . seems somewhat contradictory

    And in my mind, any technical analysis (to guide investing strategy) in front of what's expected on Sept 9th, is kinda foolhardy in my view
    Aug 18 06:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Internet Monopoly I Want To Own Forever [View article]

    You need to be less cheerleader, and more objective (and receptive) to counterpoints.

    Just a casual observation, for it's worth
    Aug 17 02:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Letting Xiaomi Grow Rich [View article]
    "Apple Is Letting Xiaomi Grow Rich"

    Tim Cook is crazy, I tell ya - CRAZY LIKE A FOX !

    Xi is cannabalizing main competitor's market (Samsung) with cheap, low featured product, draining SS coffers.

    And at the same time educating the low end of the market (where Apple doesn't play, due to razor thin margins) on smartphone capabilities.

    Part of the education process is learning the difference between good and bad quality and features. And through the maturation process, consumers gain more knowledge, their financial condition improves and they are ready to make the leap to the better product.

    I first owned a Volkswagen beetle (circa 1969). I now drive a Lexus.

    I used to own a HTC, I now own a i4S - and can't wait to upgrade
    Aug 17 01:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Play - The Next Big Thing For Google? [View article]
    Zipper . .


    As soon as I heard (rumors) that i6 would have a larger screens (not 1 but 2), I said there's a lot of pent up demand from not only existing i4 users (such as myself), but from 'Droid users who long to come back.

    i6 will fuel Apple stock to unprecedented heights . . . and quickly

    I've told my friends (my best friend continues to support BB) that even if you don't like Apple, it would be wise to swallow your pride and buy a few long call options - just for the fun of it.
    Aug 17 01:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Is A Flight To Safety Destination Today [View article]
    "Believe it or not, regulations do exist on Wall Street"

    I will go out on a limb here and suggest I speak for many people, in saying that . .

    We have no doubt that regulations exist on Wall Street, and further have no doubt that many people such as yourself follow them. But many others do not and those few not only ruin for all, but wreak havoc in a large way (for so few).
    Aug 17 12:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When It Comes To iPhone 6 Think About The Ecosystem [View article]
    jj wrote :

    "Unfortunately, iPhone 6 doesn't excite me. It seems it's just going to catch up to the competition"

    I think for exactly the reason you display that i6 will be huge. There is tremendous pentup demand both from current iPhone users (waiting to upgrade) and ex-iPhone users who went to 'droid; and are waiting for the opportunity to return.

    And as another poster commented - size is only part of the i6 story
    Aug 13 01:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New iPhone Shows There Is Still Shine On This Apple [View article]
    "I have a feeling there is considerable pent up demand for the larger iPhone"

    I tend not to repeat points that others have already made, but in this case I want to make the "me too" point to emphasize there is a crap load of pent up demand.

    I too have a 4S and have been contract free for over a year. How nice was that frankly (as an aside), to pay so little for my plan.

    But I will drill down on the pent up demand -

    It's not only existing iPhone clients like myself and others who've chimed in on this point, but also people of the 'Droid (many of whom are ex-iPhone carriers); who have heard the larger screen rumors (for a year) and have held off upgrading their 'Droid. And are looking for a reason to go back to the better ecosystem.

    There will be a TREMENDOUS push on launch date, the likes of which we have never seen.

    And Apple, being the astute product and business people that they are have ordered a build volume far greater that for any other launch.

    All pretty simple really, but I thought it needing saying.
    Aug 8 02:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Quantifying iPhone 6's Potential Cannibalization Of iPad, It Is Not Pretty [View article]
    "A smartphone designed by BlackBerry, Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY) is the only smartphone I have ever owned, and ever will own as long as BlackBerry remains in business"

    I immediately stopped reading after this comment early in the piece.

    Shows a shocking absence of foresight, willingness to change, etc. Hell, I could go forever.

    Similar thought process to those who suggested the patent office be closed (early in the last millenium) because "everything that could be invented, had been invented"

    Sheesh !
    Aug 8 11:43 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment