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  • Sell Apple And Put Up Your Defenses [View article]
    Constable Odo
    In your two above sentences you called Apple sellers idiots, fools, stupid, deaf, dumb, blind, in league with the devil, and Horned One himself.

    Back in the day you were adamant over and over and over that the game was rigged and that the big guys would never let AAPL get above 650 (pre split).

    You might consider going a little easier on the weak hands.

    We're getting pretty close to that 650 top you predicted.

    Me? Very long AAPL/Apple
    Dec 22, 2014. 01:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Eat Your Apple Pie [View article]
    Blair is a certain kind of smart guy that made for some of Shakespeare's greatest plays. There's a flaw.
    Dec 19, 2014. 07:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Eat Your Apple Pie [View article]
    Gary J

    Agenda. It means that he has other reasons for wanting this position, personal reasons, an ulterior motive. He seeks this position to have leverage when it comes to things he wants to see happen.
    its not a good thing, his motives are for personal gain.

    It's kind of like you being in a closet. Come out, come out, whatever you are.
    Dec 17, 2014. 11:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Eat Your Apple Pie [View article]
    Drink a pot of coffee and wake up. Or are you awake but just like to propagandize?

    I guess you didn't recognize that the whole market was down, not just Apple.

    I guess it didn't occur to you that the Fed was to make an announcement that could wreak havoc in the short term at least, today around 2PM EST.

    I haven't read it myself yet since I was on the run, but at just about the above time a sizable turn around occurred. Hell o o o
    Dec 17, 2014. 05:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Eat Your Apple Pie [View article]
    It's quite evident that you and Blair have never once written anything like how one could have made a million dollars from the time the two of you began saying every wrong thing about AAPL and Apple.

    To write two or three paragraphs on how one could have earned one million dollars buying AAPL shares and LEAPS in this period of time is something that a self educated six year investor like myself can easily achieve.

    If you two are right way down the line you are still wrong because your way would have lost a mountain of money before turning in your direction.

    There's something very wrong about you two experienced investors being such losers. It's your arrogant agenda.
    Dec 17, 2014. 05:08 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Increasing Apple To 30% Of My 2015 Portfolio [View article]
    You're right. Seedy is the problem.
    Dec 15, 2014. 12:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • I'm Increasing Apple To 30% Of My 2015 Portfolio [View article]
    "Personal trades are so boring."

    4686 posts of putting down other people sounds worse than boring, sounds like a deep seated problem
    Dec 13, 2014. 07:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Recent Pullback A Buy Opportunity [View article]
    Secular Investor
    Way back I always read you with appreciation. Good that you're back again.

    Jan13 was heartbreaking for me. April13 kept the pain up.

    I recovered well by coming in strong after the July13 second bottom.

    What the vaccinations gave me was now I forget about my average 200 price per shares. I use LEAPS for jockeying my positions. I started selling some of my Jan16s, moving into Jan17s (in the money for these kind of crash events) a ways back. When the crash came recently most of my Jan17s stayed up in the money over 1000 each, and my Jan16s went down from 300% up to about +-250% up. My latest bought Jan17s went down about 1000 but are recovering rapidly.

    I say all this because some members here really got the jitters now. I think market makers and other big players are desperately trying to get the price down for the upcoming expirations and big time for Jan 15 expirations. By staying way out there with Jan16s and 17s I'm now able to take the many thousand dollar hit on my jaw and stay on my feet with a cool head and sleep well at night. They can just bring it on. Apple is looking very good.

    An additional thought: Way back before Andy Zacky went down in flames he was one of the members writing about the coiled spring which is worth a serious consideration. If the big guys are able to drive the price down again before Jan15 expiration it could create a coiled spring bear trap when Jan earnings come to light.

    Best to you Secular Investor. And to you Alex.
    Dec 4, 2014. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone 6 May Have A Longer Upgrade Cycle - If So, Expect Unit Sales To Fall [View article]
    Wait a minute, wait a minute.

    Tim Cook to Tony Sacconaghi at last CC.

    " As you step across and look at the 5s, which was at that time the top end phone, in China still almost half the people were buying their first iPhone ever buying try this and about a quarter of the U.S. population buying a 5s or buying their first one.
    So that kind of gives you some goalpost and so, the way I look at those numbers are, that on a forward basis what would I expect, obviously we don’t give guidance on this kind of stuff is that I still see a fairly large opportunity in people buying their first iPhone ever and I think with these products that we just announced with 6 and 6 Plus that opportunity increases not decreases."

    So who you going to believe, Blair, who always tells us the truth, or Cook who never tells us the truth?
    Dec 4, 2014. 07:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Even With Apple Watch Delayed, I'm Raising My AAPL Price Target To $165 [View article]
    I agree. Gary J has got a big chip on his shoulder. Members should be aware of it. Some months back a well known and well liked member perhaps was a bit casual with his grammar or perhaps it was a slight misspelling and Gary J was all over him for it. It was so ridiculous that I called Gary out and he responded that I and the insulted member should get a room together.

    On Thanksgiving day Robert McDonald and I were having a conversation about LEAPS options in comments to an article and Gary J insults us by saying we'll never learn, since we are enslaved to our monitors because we're invested in LEAPS. No one in the world invested in LEAPS is chained to his monitor. LEAPS is quite similar to owning shares. He acts like he's a big authority like Blair whereas in reality it's a big ego trip going on there.

    Apologies to Alex for my speaking out but Gary J needs to stop insulting members just to pump his own ego trip.
    Dec 2, 2014. 07:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Worth $700 Billion? [View article]
    Not long ago I complemented one of your replies. Well now I'm doing it again. Bravo to you.
    Nov 30, 2014. 04:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Apple Worth $700 Billion? [View article]
    Like Tim Cook said to the conservative shareholders who objected to Apple supporting protecting the environment, "If you don't like it then get out of the stock." Guys like you gaining influence in Apple is exactly what would kill Apple just as your type is killing the planet.
    Nov 30, 2014. 04:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone Surging, iPad Collapsing - Apple May Be Near Its Peak [View article]
    OK Robert
    But it's not 9000 that I'll need to make the move that I'm considering but a lot more. I'm going to run your exact explanations by my professionals next week. My eyes are peeled about this. Very valuable!
    Nov 27, 2014. 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone Surging, iPad Collapsing - Apple May Be Near Its Peak [View article]
    Gary J I'm not in the mood to fight on Thanksgiving day but you are presumptuous to say anyone here is sitting in front of a terminal all day. I just spent a month walking contimplation on a white coral sand beach. It would be immodest for me to say how many hundreds of shares I hold but guys like you will always try to make others feel bad just to pump your own ego. Tax problems--there's a good chance I'll be up 400% or much much more on these long term gains options and that tax bill won't come until April '16 at 15%, 20% max, so go scrooge somewhere else you old dumby.
    Nov 27, 2014. 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone Surging, iPad Collapsing - Apple May Be Near Its Peak [View article]
    Robert, another great reply. You wrote:

    "I trust you know that you can exercise a LEAP before it is eligible for long term capital gains treatment and if you hold the stock for an required period of time you qualify long term treatment. The time you hold the LEAP before exercising counts in full as part of the capital gains holding period. At least the IRS has never questioned this when I did this technique several time in the past (beg for forgiveness or check with your accountant just to be sure)."

    That was very very interesting. I've already bought more Jan'17s on cash and margin. I want more but figured I'd have to wait until I sell Jan'16s in May so I don't go too far out on a limb with margin purchases. If indeed I can sell some of my Jan '16s early and buy the new ones as soon as possible I'd prefer it since I think probabilities are strong for the stock--holidays, Chinese New Year, new products and general sentiment out there, and even with a macro black swan Jan '17 gives a pretty nice cushion. I've held a lot of shares for over five years so if what you say goes OK I'm in.

    Right now I'm in LAX on Thanksgiving morning just in from Asia and waiting for my next flight. I have a premium rep from my brokerage waiting to have a rapid meeting so now I can lay this info before him and then my accountant also.

    I still can't wrap my mind around what you say completely but I'll research the heck out of it. Thanks again and happy Thanksgiving.
    Nov 27, 2014. 02:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment