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  • Apple - Time To Take Profits As It Cedes Computing Market To Google [View article]
    I suspect Angela Ahrendts during early interviews with Apple Execs helped sway the decision on not producing a cheap throw away smart phone....that's eventually what the North Korean made phone running stolen Apple software will become.

    I can see second guessing Cook but the strategy of bringing in someone like Ahrendts who is a branding guru will only result in "fat stacks of cash" as the kids say.

    If your looking to do a tear down of a stock to create a short position focus on NFLX, but I guess that's not a click box magnet like Apple.
    Oct 25, 2013. 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is In Deep Trouble: A Reformed Bull Speaks Out [View article]
    I have dabbled in a few tech stocks in my time and can remember the rise and fall of the likes of SGI.

    They had a huge campus in Mt View that Google now occupies. The old adage that those who fail to remember the past are condemned to repeat it should be a daily prayer for every investor.

    Although Cook had a rough ride during his first 18 months as CEO he appears to learn from his mistakes and is committed to making Apple stronger than ever and a bigger stock buy back using other peoples money is a no brainier.
    Oct 24, 2013. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple outperforms as sell-side gives thumbs-up to new iPads [View news story]
    Give a teenager a Nokia smart phone and be prepared to duck because they will be throwing it right back at your head telling you how you ruined their life. Make life easier on everyone and just buy them (teenagers) Apple products.
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:52 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's New iPads Are Out And They Are Gorgeous: Sell The News [View article]
    Carl Ichan bought into NFLX at $50 a share x6million and now cashed out 1/2 that position at over $300 a share. NFLX is a dog of a stock with the value in the Netflix brand only IMHO.

    Ichan's AAPL position will follow the same course even if he has to manipulate the stock to make it happen. Angela Ahrendts does not seem to be someone foolish enough to resign as CEO of a company like Burberry to join a company that is a sinking ship.

    Shorting AAPL means shorting Carl Ichan and that's an investor with a track record worth following. Chart art is great and SA contributors are legends in their own mind, sometimes you have to realize you are on the wrong end of the table when you look at who’s sitting on the other side.
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Catalysts That Are Paving The Way For Apple $700 [View article]
    I wish these pundits who get paid to bash AAPL on forums like SA would summarize their rant with a better stock pick.

    You want to convert the AAPL investor then recommend another stock that you think will go up 20% in the next 6 months.

    If you have time to type a 2,000 character reply use a few keystrokes to recommend the next best stock.
    Oct 19, 2013. 11:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Apple Drop After Oct. 22 Event? [View article]
    Whatever gadget they announce in 2013 cannot top hiring Angela Ahrendts to run the retail division.

    This move will put more money in AAPL coffers than any hyped up iPad or iPhone.

    Geeks who love gadgets are a small segmented market but women who love fashion accessories are a target market that will make you wealthy and they could care less about buying a North Korean phone using pirated Apple software.
    Oct 17, 2013. 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple Analyst Is For A Turning [View article]
    I've been on the sidelines waiting for AAPL and other techs to meltdown thanks to a Govt shutdown and possible default on the debt.

    You cannot predict these markets and stocks, meltdown could happen next Monday so I'll sit tight but if a deal is reached I will probably end up buying back in at a higher price than I sold.
    Oct 8, 2013. 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Pessimists Missing Company's Improving Prospects [View article]
    Allot of school districts and government offices are BUYING Apple because it's a great product and considering a product made in Korea with possible outsourcing ties to the North is not even a consideration.
    Sep 23, 2013. 12:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Can't Apple's Stock Gain Momentum? [View article]
    This is a boom market, not a Bull but a boom. Amazon stock is over 300 with a negative EPS and NFLX with a crazy obscene P/E ratio and 300 a share you know there is money flowing into the market at a record pace.

    Why APPL does not get same type of love is beyond reason.

    I'm long on the stock and still some 15 years from retirement so it's nice to add a few shares every month to my portfolio but if you asked me for stock advice APPL would not be a recommendation.

    Extremely volatile for reasons unknown and I do not see it changing. This stock could be up 25 percent by year end or down 25 percent. Earnings can best every company on the NASDAQ but one minor flaw in the IPod design and the media spins it out of control.
    Sep 18, 2013. 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Loser Strategy [View article]
    Has anyone paid attention to what Internet bank stocks are doing this year?

    That's the end game....not making a few coins off an electronic gadget.
    Sep 12, 2013. 09:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Could Go To $625 [View article]
    In late January over 100 million shares were traded/dumped on the market in a 48 hour period.

    Lots of reasoning for why and how but the bottom line was AAPL management did nothing to shore up a huge loss of investor confidence.

    Has anything changed in the past six months, of course AAPL management felt the pressure and reacted with a plan to buy back stock and add to the dividend. Had they done this in January when Cook ran a conference call that had everyone pushing the panic button the stock would have regained 600 and still be in that territory.

    It just proves AAPL management is slow to react and slow to get new products to market. Samsung is going debut their smart watch before Apple.

    It's been a good ride as management took a wait and see attitude and made buying and selling the stock as predictable as a James Bond movie.

    Ichan was a game changer and he did not make a knee jerk decision based on those crappy Apple commercials, he knows whats in the pipeline and the tell signal will be an average volume next week of 24 million shares per day versus the normal 12 million.

    Shorts are sweating and as sure as Paul Farrell will write another article about a pending melt down and how you should invest in nothing but can openers, the anti-Apple columnist will work overtime this weekend inventing weird scenario's where Apple drops to 200 per share by Christmas.
    Aug 15, 2013. 10:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 End Of June Significant Short Interest Rises [View article]
    A company worth 400 billion and one of the top three brands in the consumer marketplace should trade over 1,000 per share.

    The board at AAPL could have appointed a Rhesus macaque helper monkey as CEO and hired a 24yo kid with a book keeping degree from a local JC as CFO and the stock would be trading at $400 per share. That I could understand as a reason for a $400 share price.

    Argument about decline in profit margins and market share has not hurt other companies stock NFLX.

    Executive management is absolutely no value added at Apple.
    Jul 11, 2013. 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: iPhone Unit Sales May Surprise On The Upside [View article]
    Those of us who are long AAPL really hate to see articles with a logical perspective and realistic outlook for the stock.

    Some of us have condos in Maui to finance....lets allow the "chicken littles" to let the sky fall to 350 so we can continue to add more undervalued stocks to our portfolio.
    Jun 29, 2013. 07:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple's Stock Be Saved? [View article]
    I've enjoyed trading NFLX and made a nice profit and its fundamentals are horrible. AAPL is in a similar situation NFLX was when it hit 50 only to skyrocket to 220.

    I am waiting to pick up more AAPL at 350 and in 12 months I would not be surprised to see it trade at 900.

    Very exciting times to be trading stocks.
    Jun 29, 2013. 06:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Pricing Apple's Uncertain Future: A Scenario Model [View article]
    The stock buy back shows that management believes the stock is undervalued and they are putting money where their mouth is.

    Wall Street is becoming such a psychological cat and mouse game that the real catalyst would have been a 2 for 1 stock split leaving the dividend as is meaning it would have doubled.

    The stock would hit $350 by Fall and headed for $500 by New Years Eve. As is the stock will still hit $1,000 but will take twice as long....if Netflix can trade for over $200 per share Apple should trade for well over $2,000.
    May 25, 2013. 11:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment