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  • Why Public Companies Should Have Public Tax Returns  [View article]
    The author of this article needs to make up his mind whether he is writing about EVASION or AVOIDANCE of taxes.

    The former is illegal and is what gets people sent to prison. The latter is legal and even the IRS claims that it encourages all taxpayers to take full advantage of all of the provisions in the tax code for avoidance of taxes.
    May 21, 2013. 02:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google (GOOG) spent $291M on acquisitions and asset purchases in Q1, the company discloses in its latest 10-Q. Among other things, that figure covers Google's $125M purchase of Channel Intelligence from ICE, and its acquisitions of startups DNNResearch and Talaria. The disclosure comes as Google's $12.5B purchase of Motorola Mobility looks more and more questionable, given Motorola's dismal sales and legal setbacks, and the fact Motorola's IP hasn't done much yet to halt Apple's legal war against Android OEMs (even if the market share impact has been limited).  [View news story]
    The phrase, "Apple's legal war against Android OEMs," is a misstatement.

    Apple is defending itself, not waging war.

    Google is waging war and Google started the war by introducing Android and doing it in the way it has done, to divert the blame for theft away from itself and to those manufacturers who use Android instead of where it belongs, on Google.
    Apr 27, 2013. 01:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Legendary Short Seller Jim Chanos Likes Being Long Apple And Short Dell  [View article]
    If you have an account with Etrade, just get a quote on the stock, then click the fundamentals tab. One of the data fields in the fundamentals screen is "Short interest as % of Float". The figure displayed today for Apple is 2.14%. For Dell, the amount of short interest is even lower, at 1.61%
    Apr 26, 2013. 12:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bond King Jeffrey Gundlach Says Short Chipotle - But Is He Right?  [View article]
    Jeffrey Gundlach is guaranteed to be right, sooner or later. CMG is a momentum stock and it is not going to go sideways. When it stops going up, it will go down to finally settle at a P/E of the rest of its sector companies. Just like Apple.
    Apr 25, 2013. 03:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Where The Value Is At  [View article]
    What I would like is an iPad Mini which incorporates a phone. Then I could carry iPhone in my pocket, turned off, unless I wasn't carrying an iPad.
    Apr 21, 2013. 11:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Google Vs. Apple: It's About Scalability  [View article]
    Excellent point Yogaman 101.

    Those who buy and use the apps are the main bottleneck / limiting factor.

    A smartphone/tablet user has a similar challenge to that of someone browsing for what to watch on Apple TV, youtube, vimeo or simply cable television. Too many choices for one person to ever process.
    Apr 21, 2013. 11:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Diana Shipping (DSX) +4.5% premarket, apparently thanks to Jim Cramer's recommendation. The dry bulk shipping industry is finally beginning to turn the corner, Cramer says, and once DSX breaks above its current ceiling, the stock could easily hit $14.  [View news story]
    You don't have to be long to act upon your reasoning. You can fade the pop by selling it short "shortly after the market opens or even pre-market."
    Mar 27, 2013. 09:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Exorcises Map Demons By Purchasing WiFiSlam  [View article]
    The author might want to edit the disclosure which appears at the top of the article (when viewed on a desktop computer) which says he has no positions in any of the stocks mentioned and no plans to initiate a position in the next 72 hours - because it contradicts the last sentence of the article.
    Mar 25, 2013. 06:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Already (Essentially) A Private Company  [View article]
    Anybody who really wants to open an iPhone can go to

    You "can't open" an iPod, a Jawbone UP, a Fitbit or the Striiv devices to change their batteries either, but they are also very popular.
    Mar 5, 2013. 09:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy Note 8.0 might be the most serious rival the iPad Mini (AAPL) has seen thus far. The Note 8.0, which ships in Q2, sports a 1200x800 display, a 1.6GHz. quad-core Exynos CPU, split-screen app viewing support, and (like Note smartphones) an S Pen stylus and several apps built for it. No pricing details for now. IDC estimates Samsung's tablet share grew to 15.1% in Q4, though that's still well behind the 43.6% claimed by the iPad, which continues to offer far more tablet-specific apps than Android tablets. (next-gen Nexus 7[View news story]
    The short interest in Apple is climbing. Many of the bearish articles regarding Apple have short interest in mind.
    Feb 24, 2013. 08:18 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time For Apple To Waddle And Quack  [View article]
    You are a bit behind the times then. E*Trade has been around since the early 1980s. I first opened an account with them and traded electronically using a Tandy Model 100 computer, before the internet existed.
    Feb 21, 2013. 12:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time For Apple To Waddle And Quack  [View article]
    Depending on which brokerage an Apple investor uses, DRIP is already available. E*Trade, for example, will re-invest dividends in any stock including Apple, with no commission charged.
    Feb 21, 2013. 12:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) is the latest company to say that it's suffered a cyber-attack, with hackers breaching its systems after staff Mac computers were infected with malware when they visited a Web site for software developers called iPhonedevsdk. It's the same site that hackers used to get into Twitter's and Facebook's systems by exploiting a well-known security hole in Oracle's (ORCL) Java software.  [View news story]
    You are on to something.

    Jesse Livermore, when he was in his prime, would have caught the smell of strong, hidden hands behind much of the puzzling publicity during AAPL downtrend and especially recently. But Livermore preferred to buy at new highs, so he would stalk AAPL and would only buy when it breaks resistance at $705 again. And then, he would buy it by the truckload.
    Feb 20, 2013. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greenlight's "activism" on Apple is cited by Goldman this morning, which reiterates its Conviction Buy and $660 price target on the stock. AAPL +0.6% premarket.  [View news story]
    Goldman is probably giving the $660 target to be on the conservative side. They can always raise their target later and look better for being conservative and right.
    Feb 8, 2013. 11:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Chipotle Ready To Take Off Again?  [View article]
    Chipotle is headed for $705.
    Feb 7, 2013. 11:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment