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  • What's Driving Our $120 Price Estimate For Apple? [View article]
    @bjnflicks - I've seen you post often on AAPL related items on SA. You are obviously bullish on the company as am I. I have a good percentage of my investments in AAPL. However, I would not recommend to anyone that they mortgage their home or go on margin to buy a stock as a slam dunk investment. These next two quarters will be huge, but everyone already knows that.

    Regardless of fundamentals, AAPL could always take another tumble in the future and a margin call could ruin many folks. My advice is invest money that you will not need in the near term. Any other method is playing with fire.
    Dec 11, 2014. 12:21 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP declares $0.60 dividend [View news story]
    I'll take it. Thanks BP.
    Oct 28, 2014. 01:23 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria On Track To Growing Top Line Despite Hardships Across Industry [View article]
    Buy and hold forever. Can't go wrong with MO.
    Oct 7, 2014. 02:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GT Advanced files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy [View news story]
    Sorry to everyone who was burned by GTAT. Tough break. Hopefully, no life savings were lost.
    Oct 6, 2014. 11:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple hires famous industrial designer Marc Newson [View news story]
    I disagree. Having owned Apple products for over 20 years I'd say their industrial design at this point in time is the best it's ever been.

    Just look at the progression of the iPhone since it's initial release. Or any of their machines for that matter. Of course we are all entitled to our opinion.
    Sep 6, 2014. 01:24 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Group: A Few Thoughts On The Company's Upcoming Earnings [View article]
    thanks for the article. MO is a core holding. Excited to see the next Div raise.
    Jul 21, 2014. 12:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: HomeKit, 3rd-party keyboards, Touch ID, widgets [View news story]
    Awesome keynote today. Apple really hit it out of the park. I can't wait to see the new hardware that will be running the new kit.
    Jun 2, 2014. 06:46 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple may make largest acquisition with $3.2B Beats deal [View news story]
    Well said @Fat Banker
    May 9, 2014. 02:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mizuho's checks point to July iPhone launch. MS notes institutional selling. [View news story]
    Apple will deliver when they are ready. Sell if you can't handle the wait.
    Feb 27, 2014. 11:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mizuho's checks point to July iPhone launch. MS notes institutional selling. [View news story]
    So many complainers on here. Apple has always been secretive and ONLY releases products when they are ready. They focus on a few things and do those incredibly well. If you are long AAPL you have to be patient. The company is build for the long haul. They will not change their ways to prop up the share price short term.

    Be thankful for that, as retail investors are usually the ones left holding the bag when short focused, Wall Street appeasing companies crash and burn.

    Also, no way an iPhone launches in July. It will be fall.
    Feb 26, 2014. 08:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris Below $80: Time For A Rebound? [View article]
    Just upped my holdings in PM and MO. Love both companies for my DG portfolio.

    Thanks for the article.
    Jan 31, 2014. 04:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Reason Apple Matters [View article]
    I have thought about the split angle also. I think the options market would be unaffected as they would just write more options to offset the split. I do however like the idea of more people being able to own the stock.

    One benefit to the sell off is Apple can acquire more shares in their buy back plan. Ultimately this will reward long term holders.
    Jan 30, 2014. 04:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google buying digital thermostat/smoke alarm maker Nest for $3.2B [View news story]
    I actually think this was a savvy buy on Google's part. They get a key person behind the iPod in Fadell along with a string of talented former Apple Engineers and Designers. Nest makes awesome products, a buyout was a guarantee.

    I don't know about the valuation. Time will tell. Google has been known to overpay for IP.
    Jan 14, 2014. 04:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris Hits A Key Dividend Level [View article]
    Thanks for the article Bill. I've been adding PM to my DG portfolio during this slide. I have no problem sitting back collecting the dividend while things turn around.
    Jan 9, 2014. 03:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Screwed Up Big Time [View article]
    Completely agree flux.

    For me the value of the iPad comes with the entire package; chipset, ecosystem, build quality, performance, etc. I won't ever be buying an Amazon product because I don't want to be locked into a system which is essentially a shopping mall.

    Competition is good for the consumer. But I don't think Apple has much to worry about with the kindle. If amazon thought they were on even ground they would release their device sales.
    Jan 1, 2014. 04:12 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment