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  • The $500 Apple Put: Backing Up The Truck On Buy Backs  [View article]
    That's a lucid analyses, Mr. Baker. Buy backs, besides muscling up the stock, will also demonstrate insiders' self-confidence, signaling the company's trust on the new projects they most certainly have up the sleeves. Now, replying to those who preach that instead of purchasing shares, the surplus cash should be invested in growth:There's enough wealth to do both, even to take risks in worthy new "random acquisitions" as you say. It seems to me that it's about time for the Wall Street Pharisees to stop casting doubt and plotting against the King Company. Why not acknowledge once and for all, that Apple is the healthiest of all fruits and the most successful company the world has ever seen? Apple is here to stay and lead, for many decades to come.
    Feb 15, 2014. 01:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's And Seagate's Stocks Are Long-Term Investment Opportunities Right Now  [View article]
    Excellent article. I particularly endorse the emphasis put on "disappointment was caused by the fact that the company sold "ONLY" 51 million iPhones during the quarter, which was below Street expectations". I find it absurd, that the share's value of this fantastic company should be dictated by the biased expectations of Wall Street, ignoring its outstanding Market Performance and huge profits!...
    Feb 4, 2014. 01:10 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's Behind The Swift Rise In Apple Stock?  [View article]
    My theory? It is not the ''little guys'', who (at the pigs expenses), manipulate the stock... To a small day trader, the profit would be rather insignificant. However, what could be more advantageous to a shark with millions to invest, than the present AAPL's flow tide? Buying at lows and selling at rise within minutes or seconds.Then, they repeat it on and on amassing great fortunes. Due to the solidity of Apple, the stock is a safe haven for that kind of strategy, considering that recently, the stock has shown very predictable moves. We the long ''little guys'' expect that some new fact will soon break this pattern and send the stock price to its real value: Somewhere compatible with the greatness of this majestic company.
    Jan 12, 2014. 03:45 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Will Get Its Groove Back In FY2014  [View article]
    well put. I thought worth to repeat your last lines, as they translate with accuracy my own feelings about what happens with Apple and the market manipulation: "How about holding the other companies to the same analytic standards. Or is it that being the biggest and most successful necessarily makes you the biggest target especially for those who love the art of the short".
    Nov 4, 2013. 02:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Forecasts for June retail sales tip off that sales growth for the sector could come in at the lowest level since August 2009, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters. After Nike (NKE) and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) set the tone with disheartening guidance, the whole sector is on on watch to determine the effects on revenue of a jittery U.S. consumer. Even if a company's numbers are solid, the question of how management is using discounting and promotions to pump up sales will remain in focus.  [View news story]

    Some companies cannot be put in the same retail pot. Nike is one of them. With its faithful sect of customers, even when economy is low, money will be saved for that particular product: the new Flyknit or some other novelty. With the Olympic games approaching, NKE shares will rocket.
    Jul 4, 2012. 04:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks: Time To Buy?  [View article]
    At this moment, the market is being controlled by irrational fear. Some may contend the 'irrational', arguing that running away from the danger of the "Eurocrises", is a smart thing to do. However, we are left with the question, what to do with our cash: will you spend it all? buy gold? or stuff your mattress with it, in wait for better days?...If you ask what I am doing, I'll tell you, that considering their value superior to the dollar, I decided to trust the power of our great companies, such as Apple, Starbucks and others and wait till the end of times if necessary!...
    May 16, 2012. 06:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why You Can Love And Hate This Market  [View article]
    At last, I read something I identify with. Congratulations Jamie, for your optimism and faith. That's the attitude I believe an investor should have. Let's leave the panic for those who are destined to lose. Those influenced by fear-monger analysts, who in their turn will take advantage of that emotional weakness. That's what I hate in this market: Writers who still live and feel as though they are in 1929, during the great crash, eating the meals provided by the Salvation Army. We now live at a time, that when a destructive tsunami happens, a town will be rebuilt in a few weeks. The world is now so dynamic and agile at finding solutions for everything, that we have no reasons for thinking it should be different regarding its financial issues. I try to look ahead and see what will be the result of this Greek blackmailing of the EU. It seems obvious that they are testing the Community and using the default as a threat. The question now is: Knowing so very well that " A house divided shall not not stand", for how long can their bluffing last?
    May 16, 2012. 03:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Eddy Elfenbein's list of 13 "way, way, way overpriced" stocks: AMZN, MMI, CRM, NFLX, KO, WFM, COST, SRCL, SBUX, NKE, ARBA, CMG, ISRG.   [View news story]
    Overpriced? Wait a little while, after the solution for that Greek mess is finally found and Europe's finances are back on the track. Unless you think, like the fear-monger analysts, that this crisis is eternal?
    Perhaps a couple of those you mention are overpriced, but the way I see it, top companies like NKE, AAPL, GOOG, KO, etc. are limitless, and the prices you read today will be laughable in a not so distant future.
    May 15, 2012. 04:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 7 Sinful Stocks Buffett Would Love  [View article]
    Talking about addiction, then, one stock is missing here on your list: Starbucks. Coffee is a real vice too, perhaps even more powerful than beer. And if you smoke, it goes nicely with a cigarette. I believe SBUX, has a bright way up to go, after the present storm is over.
    May 11, 2012. 05:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's 'Sell In May' Time But The Sky Isn't Falling  [View article]
    In reply to the previous comment: I don't blame the Chinese, for doing what they can, in order to survive.
    With an over population and all the problems arising from it: You'll need magicians as finance ministers in order to balance the economy. If they offer cheap labour and we accept their services, transferring our companies abroad, who is to blame for the loss of our jobs and consequent social crisis?
    May 10, 2012. 03:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's 'Sell In May' Time But The Sky Isn't Falling  [View article]
    DT, I share your views and think that the massive propaganda, created by this legion of prophets of the Apocalypse in our media, causes irreparable damage to a great number of "moms and pops" as you say, who are driven through panic, into selling their shares at a loss. I believe panic in the market still has a lot to do with the images of the past, 1929 crash, the Salvation Army soup queues and yobbos, etc.. with today's technology and methods, crises don't last long and solutions are always on the way for any kind of turmoil. As for myself, I remain optimistic and will wait for the change of the tide, no matter how long it takes.
    May 10, 2012. 05:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The big moves in Green Mountain (GMCR -48%) and Chesapeake Energy (CHK +1.91%) recently have value investors chomping at the bit to scoop up shares at deep discounts. To do so however, is akin to trying to catch a falling knife. "You have to distinguish between just setbacks and atrophy of business model,” says Short Hill Capital's Stephen Weiss. If you don't, you might just find yourself getting impaled by tempation. Some safer bets might be: Starbucks (SBUX -2%), Visa (V -4.6%), or McDonald's (MCD -0.6%).   [View news story]
    SBUX is unbeatable in this
    sector. Great coffee, very pleasant stores sprouting all over the world. Considering that coffee is an addiction, like any other drug. It is unstoppable. I see green all over.
    May 4, 2012. 04:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Short Apple's Jobs Premium  [View article]
    "No one is irreplaceable". Since the time I was a child, I hear that dictum.
    Now, with more than enough experience to confirm it, I even dare to remark further: Not only that the great stars CAN be substituted, as the next to occupy their position have the potential to be even more brilliant. Surely, Master Steve was well aware of that. A true follower of the good ol' Zen tradition, had his own close disciples."Verily I say unto you": The true disciple shall surpass the master. At the Apple company, this is known as a fact, believe me. Now, just in time: SJ is irreplaceable in our affection and admiration.
    Oct 10, 2011. 01:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment