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  • Apple: A Reversal Of Fortune Seems Inevitable [View article]
    Wearables and Sapphire Glass...if those products are released and shown to be proven failures on multiple levels then its time to short.

    All it takes is for one of those products to catch fire with media hype and the stock bounces 20%.

    Shorting a stock like APPL heading into back to school and Christmas sales quarters would be financial suicide.
    Aug 9 09:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: NFC And Mobile Payment Processing Are Just Around The Corner [View article]
    End point solutions from companies like PANW will be a game changer for the cyber security market.

    IT systems are vulnerable because of poor IT management which is why a billion dollar industry is needed to close the doors.

    Companies like Target get hacked because they are sloppy not because the hackers are such clever people.
    May 14 10:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Would Find It Difficult To Integrate Beats Electronics [View article]
    Already forgotten is the direct release of the Beyonce album via iTunes and the revenue that generated.

    No... adding old brands like Sony would be like trying to get the direct release of Tony Bennett's latest album direct to iTunes. Old stock traders like myself would enjoy it but doubt it would generate much revenue.

    Same with Beats versus Sony.

    Angela Ahrendts had her input on this buy as the Apple Retail store needs a product with some exclusivity to sell and build the store brand.

    If they overpaid it would not be the first or last time that has happend but adding brands to Apple and not just gadgets is just another way to build revenue which is what shareholder value is built on.
    May 9 01:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Missed The Recent Surge? Apple Stock Forecast Indicates Better Buying Opportunities Ahead [View article]
    AAPL pushing Oppenheimer out as CFO and bringing in Luca Maestri was like the Denver Broncos upgrading from Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning.

    Definitely an impact move just like bringing in Angela Ahrendts to take charge of the AAPL retail operation.

    No Apple will not announce something as game breaking as a time travel machine in 2014 but they have put key people in place to generate revenue and maximize shareholder value.

    Always bought and sold shares over the past 6 years and now I will just hold what I have sit back and collect dividends. However, I did pare down my position some 20% in December with the intention of buying it back earlier in the year which I failed to do.

    Procrastination is a bitch.
    Apr 26 09:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Investors May Need A Reality Check [View article]
    The question is what will it take to bring back the hedge fund investors?

    Without those guys piling on, the stock will grow at a lackluster pace and bore most analyst and market reporters into a coma.

    Nothing to see here but slow growth and a boring dividend until Tim Cook decides to step down and spend more time with his family and vineyard in Napa devoting his days and nights to conjuring up a really mean merlot.
    Apr 3 09:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • At Best, Apple Is Trading At Fair Value [View article]
    Cook's attitude is that we will maximize share holder value by building quality products. His style does not make the institutional investor confident that he is looking after their best interest.

    As CEO he is protecting the image of the company which in the long run will increase shareholder value. He is passionate about the company he works for but TC could not sell a life preserver to a drowning man without first doing proper analysis. Does the device fit properly and for how long and if it had been properly inspected by the appropriate safety then the guy is lifeless floating face down in the water RIP.

    With that said you have a $1,000 stock that trades for $500
    Mar 20 11:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: $635 Price Target Feels Right [View article]
    Apple has a way of stumbling due to the fact it is run by intellectuals and not business men.

    Changes in the CFO and adding Ahrendts as an Executive VP hopefully means they are adding people with a pair of brass balls who will run the company with a "take no prisoners" attitude.

    Some people say the best years for Apple are in the rear view mirror but this company has their focus on much more than producing shiny trinkets with a 68% profit margin.

    Buy this stock based on the brand and the talent level this brand can attract which is the same premise for Google and its rise to $1,000 per share.
    Mar 12 09:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Steve Jobs Was Right [View article]
    When you are the leader and face of a company like Apple you have to make all of those politically correct statements or you will cease to exist.

    Although my stock holdings are a mere pimple on an elephants butt I will continue to hold the stock but will exercise profit taking when I can.

    I hate chart art but this stock follows predictable patterns regardless of the triggers.

    Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
    Mar 3 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Quantifying Apple's Strategic Errors [View article]
    Michael ...the traders handbook is built around the mantra, buy the rumor sell the news....does the Tesla rumor make Apple Bears like your self nervous?
    Feb 16 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Emulate Gold's Plunge? [View article]
    You could make similar arguments for 9 out of 10 stocks on the NASDAQ.

    Bitcoin always had been speculated as a tool for laundering money and when the CEO was arrested on that exact same charge then I guess the cat was out of the bag.

    So Apple decided to blacklist an app that was being used for illegal translations and therefore that is a mark against Apple for doing so.

    I enjoy reading these negative Apple articles just for the entertainment value on a slow day.
    Feb 11 11:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Tim Cook's Brilliant Move [View article]
    I'm long Apple but I was surprised by this move as 480 was my next entry point as management has a history of being apathetic toward investors which tends to allow the stock to bleed out before the next run.

    Hopefully the media will jump in with a hot story about iPhones when swallowed by puppies might lead to certain death and cause a momentary drop in the stock price.
    Feb 7 10:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPhone ASPs Are Certain To Fall [View article]
    It looks like Cook took to heart warnings of the "Ides of March" and is fighting off any attempt of a CEO overthrow by pulling out all stops necessary to prevent traders from beating down the Apple stock price.

    Financial debate club 101 be damned it appears a message has been sent and received by the Apple board.

    Expect tactics from Apple to play within SEC guidelines and do everything within their power to get the stock back to the all time high regardless of analyst predictions on products numbers and margins.
    Feb 7 10:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Every Vote Counts [View article]
    All of these problems of buy backs and what to do with the cash horde is a result of a nonexistent investor relations team at Apple.

    Let Cook and company focus on creating and selling product and bring on board a group with people skills to work with investors.

    Since nothing else is available for investor consideration then buy back more stock.

    When Chipotle has a stock price higher than Apple something is seriously wrong with the markets. Chipotle reported nice numbers but they opened more stores and will now have increased cost beyond last year for everything from labor to food source.

    I'll still wait for the price to hit 480 before adding more to my current position which will probably be next week.

    Will be voting for an increased buy back.
    Jan 31 05:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheap iPhones And Buybacks Won't Solve Apple's Problems [View article]
    This authors guidance is within reason as Apple does follow the charts and a dip like the one we saw will take six months to recover to the 550 mark.

    The dividend the stock pays with a P/E of 12 and other variables I do not see myself doing a sell off but I will continue to add to my portfolio as other stocks are overpriced with shaky balance sheets.

    In a perfect world the stock would have gained 8 percent on Monday but in a world where stocks with a P/E of over 200 climb upward on a daily basis a case for bizarro world can be made.
    Jan 30 10:05 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Is Still Time To Short Apple [View article]
    Stock hits 450 before it hits 650 you are right about that.

    Dysfunctional con calls and slow to get products into the marketplace are killing the stock.

    I would rather hold a stock with a balance sheet like Apple than one like Netflix or Chipotle.
    Jan 29 09:20 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment