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  • Apple Is Breaking Out [View article]
    it's a bright idea to do additional above what was agreed upon as long as net income = buy backs + dividend payments

    it's ridiculous this guy is reporting every conversation he has or he intends to have or he wants to have or he thinks he will have
    Aug 22 04:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Inside Icahn's Indecent Proposal [View article]
    Apple not innovative, come again they are light years ahead of the competition ( except maybe for Google), just by registering the name iWatch world-wide made Samsung hurry to announce they are launching this fall a smart-watch.

    well if you can't wait i assume you go for a " Seiko-like Samswatch ", but if you are patient you pick-up later in the year " the Patek Phillippe " by Apple.

    Aug 18 04:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Inside Icahn's Indecent Proposal [View article]
    I live in Antwerp, I get my dividend abt 3 working days later, but then they credit me back for those 3 days , at present there is no difference bcse I get no credit on the $ interest.

    Apple should actually pay overseas owners their dividend out of their off-shore cash balances, if that's possible.

    if Apple could do that European dividend players would pile into the stock, bcse as payment is coming from the States we pay double tax, pay 15% at yr end and 25% here on dividend.
    Aug 17 01:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Inside Icahn's Indecent Proposal [View article]
    @ Michael Blair, totally disagree, I think this is exactly what Apple needs a clever money Manager, who will not intervene at all as to how Apple should run it's biz, but they are completely on the ball as how Apple can extract maximum value out of all that cash they have parked off-shore and it's working, it's a match made in heaven.
    I am sorry it does not coincide with yr bashing Apple, shorting the stock every time at a different level, but hey if you are one of the guys who are looking to continuously short the stock you should welcome Icahn getting involved with Apple as you are so convinced that he attributes nothing to Apple the company...

    so Icahn.... a perfect reason for you to add to your shorts...

    good luck and let's see in 24 months where the stock is, i say it's on its way back to the highs and you new low at 300 ? and in the meantime i will take the dividend and enjoy the ride.

    good luck.
    Aug 17 12:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Week That Icahn Bought Apple [View article]
    @ purpleboarder: with all due respect, you are completely misreading my comment.
    Aug 17 12:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Week That Icahn Bought Apple [View article]
    yes, I agree, i like SA very much, there is nothing to be compared on my side of the pond, but at times it looks like a damn popularity contest -
    Aug 17 08:53 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Week That Icahn Bought Apple [View article]
    yes, it's about time SA starts selecting Authors for how accurate their predictions are , there are Authors giving their view on each and every piece of news coming out from the news services and giving their explanation to why and how and although at times very well analyzed , some are dead-wrong on calling the stock each and every time and they keep on coming back especially on Apple, BBRY, MSFT, INTEL and most of them wrong but not giving-up with a bit of a twist they come back and yet again with more of the same, sure "one day " they will caal it right, but if they had put their money where their mouth was , they be dead in the water long time ago.

    I love this ' the author has no position and intends not to take any position within the next 72 hours " yes , and we all know why.
    Aug 17 08:24 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Inside Icahn's Indecent Proposal [View article]
    the short play on Apple was 12 months ago @ 700, now having gone down to a low of 385 $, the stock had its correction, it's gone sideways and formed an excellent base from where it is improving.

    the company is still making more money in it's business field than any of it's competitors and that without having brought a new product.

    the author should realize that the share buy-back is not to pump-up the stock price for a quick-fix, it's a plan , overtime more and more shares are taken out of the system, as earnings keep on a very healthy basis that is pure share holder improvement.

    Apple had it's much deserved rest for a stock which in 5 years went from 70$ to 700 $, it needed a breather, it got it, the company needed to get adjusted also to it's own success, no company in the world ever witnessed what Apple went through.

    Icahn knows exactly what he is doing, he is buying value and he is doing it big.

    Apple has been a fantastic money earner for all investors and will continue to do so and it's also been a phenomenal trading stock.
    Now it's also became a good dividend payer.

    you guys can keep on knocking this stock, but it's a Long play not a short play after it's huge and much needed correction..
    Aug 17 05:39 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc. Shares Are Likely Dead Money For The Balance Of Its Fiscal Year [View article]
    thanks for info Sam, any idea how Apple did in Indonesia, a friend of mine who lives in Jakarta says that BBRY ( the leader) is losing ground to Apple, but he has no numbers to back that up, have you got some info ?
    Jul 28 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc. Shares Are Likely Dead Money For The Balance Of Its Fiscal Year [View article]
    exactly Michael, you are just proofing my point, you have done well out of these stocks over the last months, yet you called the recent move wrong, that's Ok it happens and you still came out well ahead of the game, as such you should not take for granted that people defending their view of being Long Apple here are defending a position taken 300$ above the market.
    i know many people who missed selling the top, but they have been in from a 100$ and they are well, well in the money still, maybe somewhat annoyed having missed a trading opportunity, but from an investment point of view they are still 450% up, now in 5 years, that's a fantastic return.
    that was the reason for my response to yr comment.
    take care and good trading.
    Jul 25 01:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc. Shares Are Likely Dead Money For The Balance Of Its Fiscal Year [View article]
    what common sense ? Apple over a 5 year period went up by a 1000 % and yes over a 12 month period it's down 35% to 40% from the TOP, but for the whole move it's still up a staggering 450%, this stock may be putting you to sleep, but people like me are wide awake, this is an opportunity, trade the range from the Long side and add more on dips as time goes by and then sell less on the rallies, it's getting more and more dangerous selling the rally, the stock is building momentum for a major move, but that takes time and the stock needs to bottom and it's right here working at it.

    you sound extremely frustrated in yr responses and you have been calling many stock wrong in your latest comments, be that BBRY or MSFT or Apple, that can happen, we all win some and lose some, the only one defending his insight is you, all other people are fine and relaxed. I have been short and long this stock and so have many, not everybody has been hanging on to this stock in a 300 $ decline over a 12 month period, people trade the stock, but there comes a time when you decide to take a stand and i believe for Apple that's right here and whether that's at 400 or 435, that difference of 35 $ is a mere ripple in the ocean.

    long Apple , buy dips , take the dividend and wait, be patient, this stock is the still one of the best money machines on the planet and it just came off 35% from the top, the stock is clean -
    zzzzzz... back to sleep for the sheep....zzzzz go Intel ...?....
    Jul 25 12:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc. Shares Are Likely Dead Money For The Balance Of Its Fiscal Year [View article]
    Apple is a phenomenal business ran by very good people, Apple achieved in a decade what took Exxon and Shell a century and 3 mergers and 2 busts and those are actually the only 2 companies on the Globe which come close to what Apple achieved and they are both Oil companies.

    Apple is in a transitional period, software is becoming ever more important to Apple and that's the main focus for the coming quarters, when shortly new products are being released they will all be adapted to these new systems the iOS7 and OS X Maverick.
    that's fantastic news they will make their products fit in with their systems and that will grow at an enormous pace.

    on top of that i-Tunes is taking off big time and very profitable.

    People viewing Apple as non-eventful should look at what they are embarking upon on improving and expanding software and they are going the right way about it, first the system and then the launch of the new products.

    Apple to me, should be part of ones portfolio, one can trade the range, but there should Always be a core long position.
    the stock is doing very well and so is the company, the p/e is attractive and EBITDA is so ridiculously low that only a collapse and i mean collapse of world wide sales of iPhones or iPads justifies such a number, well that's not on now and likely not on for a long while.

    Apple is just dirt cheap and it's only a question of time before the market starts to realize that., but that's excellent news Apple is not in focus at present, so we can dip in at Leisure.

    Long Apple, add on dips , take the dividend and wait....
    time is on our side.
    Jul 25 02:32 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc. Shares Are Likely Dead Money For The Balance Of Its Fiscal Year [View article]
    you have to got to differentiate what this Author writes about, very well and detailed at times and what he claims to have done

    the author was very Bullish on BBRY, but he was out when it tanked, he was extremely bullish on MSFT, yet again he was out when it tanked and he was bearish on Apple and again he was out before it spiked ( a little )

    so he is Always coming out right, whilst being absolutely wrong, it's called magic.
    Jul 24 04:44 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc. Shares Are Likely Dead Money For The Balance Of Its Fiscal Year [View article]
    Apple is head and shoulders above the competition, they are still adding in the most impressive way to their cash-pile the envy of every company on the globe, they could buy BBRY and Nokia and close both down.

    Apple is still going sideways in a trading range between 375/400 and 425/450, at the moment there is no need to break-out of this range, the stock is still needing a breather from it's massive run-up of the last 5 years and yes it did give quite some back, but that's healthy, the stock is far cleaner and it's getting it's break from that " over-attention " it had, it needs this much deserved rest, the attention is now on BBRY, Nokia and MSFT.

    Apple is building an enormous base and from this plateau it will eventually in the next 6 to 9 months surge, the stock will be trading much and much higher over time, until then it's a trading stock, buy on dips and sell the rally, but Always trade this stock from the upside, never forget Apple is the cheapest stock on the globe as far as earnings and cash versus market cap goes.

    Apple , is for the investor still numero UNO.
    Jul 24 04:14 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Will Repeat History And Plunge Into The Abyss: Time To Call It Quits [View article]
    Hi Scott, i Always enjoy yr comments; most are short but very to the point, on this one however i have to disagree ( and i am no Apple stock fan, i have been long and short the stock, i like their products though) -

    look at the automobile industry, cars haven't changed for 85 years, it's all been upgrading, yet it has been a phenomenal business especially to the Germans, Merc-BMW-Audi they are making big money even in difficult times, why ? quality that's why.

    so will Apple, the genius brought the product, the company now can capitalize for decades to come on being simply the best

    Samsung did not even bother to invent anything new and just by being able to copy a good product they are successful.
    Jul 6 12:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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