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  • Apple Would-Be Shorts: Bide Your Time, Apple's Run Will Be Over Soon Enough [View article]
    Michael started out by saying that he might initiate a short within the next 72 hours. I was really, really looking forward to seeing how that worked out for him.

    With other stocks such as GOOG and LINKD rocketing above $1,000 while they have rarified atmosphere PE ratios and no dividends, its only a matter of time before AAPL makes its own launch toward the $1,000 per share club.

    But by the end of the article, he had already backed off (without commenting on that fact that he would no longer initiate a short position in the next 72 hours) and stated that he might initiate a short position "in January," after the quarterly report is released.

    Ho hum... so there's really nothing of any immediate relevance in this article, but he managed to use bear-bait-and-switch with the article title, to attract plenty of readers.
    Nov 28 03:13 PM | 24 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Once-A-Year Article On Apple [View article]
    Spoken like a true bear. The more bears, the more bearable a long position. As for Apple's OS... it is of the Unix genre, as are all the various different distributions of Linux. Linux/Unix is a far better OS than anything Microsoft has come up with, including their latest.
    Jan 17 03:46 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Would-Be Shorts: Bide Your Time, Apple's Run Will Be Over Soon Enough [View article]
    You are obviously a bull on your own religion. Atheism has been defined as a religion by high court rulings. With regard to different religions, each person must decide for himself or herself what is bull and what is not.

    Seeking Alpha is not a forum for discussing religious beliefs, even the beliefs of an ardent fanboy of atheism.
    Nov 28 03:25 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Likely To Crush Analyst Estimates With 53 Million Q1 iPhone Shipments [View article]
    Why does SA let someone get away with posing as Cramer? Although... the real Cramer's remarks this morning were equally worthless.
    Jan 14 11:58 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More from Mark Zuckerberg: He once more claimed a Facebook phone doesn't make sense, in spite of rumors (I, II) that it's building one. He also mentioned Facebook is handling 1B queries/day, and suggests Facebook will eventually build a search engine. Many have called on Facebook to enter the search market, and Microsoft (MSFT) execs reportedly once floated the idea of selling Bing to Facebook, only to have Zuckerberg turn them down. Should Google (GOOG) be worried? FB +3.2% AH. ZNGA +2.9%[View news story]
    Facebook is so yesterday. I deleted my account many annoyances and invasions of privacy ago.
    Sep 11 06:03 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Take The Money And Run [View article]
    If Apple stock is truly for the dogs, then I'll buy some more shares. Woof!
    Sep 7 10:04 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The Ultimate Value Play At $520 [View article]
    Another way to address the same point for Apple investors is: If anyone is long AAPL, they should hold off selling covered calls unless they are sure they will have no regrets about the shares being called away from them in the near future.
    Jan 11 01:37 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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 02:42 PM | 5 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 12:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 28 Big Reasons Apple Will Fall: A Rebuttal [View article]
    The author's point of view is confirmed after-hours by Apple rocketing from its closing price of $560.64, to 570... 580... 590... 594... as I sit here and watch the Time & Sales.

    Score another round for the Bulls.
    Apr 24 04:42 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 February 'Feel Good' Factors For Apple Fanatics [View article]
    Cramer is a fickle, shallow stock analyst who will turn on a dime with his opinion on a stock. His wife is the only one of the two of them who is sensible, rational and logical.
    Feb 2 04:09 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Much Should You Pay For Apple? [View article]
    AAPL, if given the same P/E as AMZN, would have traded at about $154,457 per share today. Nice.

    Conversely: AMZN, if given the same P/E as AAPL, would have traded at about $0.78 per share today. Nice (if you're bearish on AMZN).
    Jan 31 08:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Noting U.S. smartphone sales growth has slowed dramatically, and that many first-time buyers are now prepaid users who often go for low-end Android (GOOG) devices, NPD's Stephen Baker questions whether the next iPhone will lead to major U.S. share gains. Working in Apple's (AAPL) favor: the iPhone's customer loyalty is unmatched, and it has been gaining share in the U.S. even as its European share has declined. [View news story]
    Nota bene: I was among the first Verizon cellphone users to get an iPhone when it was available for all Verizon customers (I pre-ordered iPhone). I signed up for a 2 year contract, like many Verizon customers.

    The date on which I (and ALL the other two year contract Verizon customers who were the first to get a Verizon iPhone) am eligible to get a discounted upgrade to a newer iPhone is: October 12, 2012.
    Sep 11 05:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The hunt for yield: A JPMorgan (JPM) plan to issue $500M in preferred stock is scrapped in favor of a $1.1B sale. The shares were priced to yield 5.5% vs. an expected range of 5.5-5.625%. The bank wrote last week (via Michael Sedacca) it was seeing evidence the search for yield was spilling over into dividend/preferred stocks. Indeed. [View news story]
    Preferred stock is not a new invention... I learned about preferred stock in high school, decades ago.

    For anyone seeking yield, preferred stock is much lower risk than common stock.
    Aug 20 05:08 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Be Added To The Dow, Hewlett-Packard Should Be Dropped [View article]
    There has been speculation about this for a long time but it won't happen unless Apple splits to a price that is workable with the Dow formula.
    Aug 2 06:18 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment