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  • Samsung Is Sinking, While Apple Garners Robust Demand In China [View article]
    Interesting take, but still the skeptic.
    Oct 8, 2014. 09:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Retirement Strategy: The Apple Juggernaut Should Be In Every Retirement Portfolio Right Now [View article]
    Patience has been the key to making money in Apple over the years. Too many investors have jumped in and out of the stock being repeatedly fooled by analysts who continually have missed the mark in their analysis of the company. Far too frequently have they set the bar too high so that Apple "misses their marks" while blowing away previous quarters performances. Bottom line should be not what analysts have projected, but how Apple improved its top and bottom lines year in and year out. My sense is that you are absolutely right in your assertion that Apple will continue to provide a reasonable dividend and price appreciation second to none.
    Jul 30, 2014. 08:04 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rand Paul Could Push Apple Past $100 [View article]
    Sounds like a win win to me.
    Jun 11, 2014. 08:47 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reports: Apple facing EU tax probe, building huge ad team [View news story]
    Hey Locutus are you doing a tongue in cheek or living in a cave? Apple split its stock 7 for 1, there was no plunge!
    Jun 11, 2014. 06:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Is The Perfect Stock For Anyone [View article]
    One of the best carefully analyzed articles ever written on Apple. Many thanks!
    May 25, 2014. 11:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Buy Apple After It Splits [View article]
    Caution. History often has little to do with the future price movement of a stock. And even if your speculation has merit, six months to wait for a bounce back is hardly a big deal for long term investors. Upward price movement in Apple is about product improvements, new product or services releases, and millions of faithful "must have" buyers of those products and services that is growing by leaps and bounds daily.
    May 14, 2014. 07:10 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Tim Cook Wants Mom And Pop To Buy Apple [View article]
    Well written article presented in an interesting fashion. Your closing paragraph baffles me though "Apple's products will stop being also-rans, and begin to electrify the world again". What are you trying to say with that sentence? You certainly can't be serious with a statement like that. My sense is that you are looking for new product categories that will "electrify and capture the world again". Apple's present product lineup is far superior to its competition in terms of design, quality, and performance. It is hardly an "also ran" company.
    May 13, 2014. 10:13 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Gaining New Institutional Stock Price Support - Implied In Past Few Days Of Market-Maker Hedging [View article]
    Thanks for the interesting well-documented article. Your analysis is indeed refreshing as is your projected upward momentum for the stock.
    Apr 29, 2014. 08:11 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Every Dividend Income Investor Should Own Apple Now [View article]
    Generally the run up is in anticipation of the split. After the split there is usually a pull back with an opportunity to buy more shares for less money.
    Apr 27, 2014. 07:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Running Out Of Cash To Raise Its Dividend [View article]
    Very interesting article. Will be anxious to see what adjustments in dividends Apple makes on Wednesday. Hopefully we will see a strong quarterly report and some upward movement of the stock.
    Apr 21, 2014. 05:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Preview: Fiscal 2014 Tough; Fiscal 2015 Looking Better [View article]
    Solid sensible article with well documented conclusions. Thank you for sticking your neck out on the positive side.
    Apr 19, 2014. 07:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dispelling Market Misconceptions Of Apple [View article]
    Well written and clearly documented article. All of Cook's promises of new products and services are due during the 2nd half of this year, and when they are released the stock will return to favored status with the fund managers, and take off like a rocket! So hang in there all of you longs, enjoy the dividends, continue to be patient and get ready to reap your rewards.
    Apr 18, 2014. 08:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Saving The Best For Last? [View article]
    Hopefully the iWatch will have the ability to measure distance to green yardage for the millions of golfers who would love that function. My sense is that if it isn't a built in feature that the app developers will quickly make that sort of software available.

    I believe the iWatch will be another major hit for Apple as it will once again be a product that those wanting to continue to be "in" the in crowd will just have to have. Lines will be long and the product will initially be in short supply which will make the demand even greater. A sensible release will be in time for this upcoming Christmas season.

    Thanks for the interesting article, David.
    Apr 10, 2014. 07:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Naysayers Are In The Crowd [View article]
    Negative people will always be out there no matter how well Apple performs. The results of this recently reported quarter were record breaking, but the analysts pegged expectations too high, and Apple tanked shortly after the report was released. Reviewing Apple's summary of results made me smile at the ridiculous statements issued by the naysayers and the absurd reaction of the market makers in taking the stock down.

    "January 27, 2014 Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended December 28, 2013. The company posted record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. The company sold 51 million iPhones, an all-time quarterly record, compared to 47.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 26 million iPads during the quarter, also an all-time quarterly record, compared to 22.9 million in the year-ago quarter. The company sold 4.8 million Macs, compared to 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter".

    My sense is that until the analysts start to take more pride in their "guesstimates" and start to get it right, that Apple will continue to miss the Street's expectations and be punished for their (the analysts) misses.
    Feb 28, 2014. 12:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Valuation Is Irrelevant [View article]
    Two words re: Apple stock. "Patience pays." Our society is a gotta have it all now culture. We tend to buy things we really can't afford, and reason if we can make the payments, all is well. When it comes to trading stocks, we make a buy and we expect the stock to go straight up shortly thereafter. Pull backs scare us into selling too soon, and run ups often have us moving out too soon as well. Long term investors know that by buying and holding solid companies with low PE's, nice dividends, and bright futures eventually pays off handsomely. Apple stock is not for the feint of heart. If roller coaster like rides frighten you, investing in Apple is not a good idea. If, on the other hand, you are willing to buy on pull backs, and sell into run ups, you can make some serious money in Apple as it moves up and down in the market place. You can also make money by buying and holding Apple if you have patience. The dividends are great and likely to soon be improved. New products and services are on the way and a serious pop in the price of the stock will come with them.
    Feb 26, 2014. 01:59 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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