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  • Apple: Cheaper Phone Means Cheaper Stock? [View article]
    As long as you recognize it and profit from it, kudos to you sir.
    Jan 16, 2013. 09:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheaper Phone Means Cheaper Stock? [View article]
    How's that bitter pie taste?
    Jan 16, 2013. 09:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Cheaper Phone Means Cheaper Stock? [View article]
    They need a lower price point phone to reach more Chinese consumers. They will make up for the loss in margin with volume. Easy peezy.
    Jan 16, 2013. 09:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is There A Worm In The Apple? [View article]
    All I can say is this: Has anything fundamentally changed with the company since September when it was trading happily at $675-$700? No. Yes, yes, there is slight margin compression and increased competition. Nothing new. At $485 it's a bargain. Plain and simple. These debates are always fun to read. I tend to agree with the more educated and stable folk rather than the doom and gloom who fall for overblown negative hype. It reminds me of the 2012 Mayan calender or people who think that there will be a civil war soon in the U.S. or that buying gold bullion and storing it in their backyard is the only way to preserve wealth. I'm long AAPL.
    Jan 15, 2013. 11:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Get Ready For January 18 [View article]
    You shouldn't put periods, where they don't, belong.
    Jan 13, 2013. 07:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Previewing Apple's Earnings Through The Eyes Of Its Suppliers [View article]
    He can bask in the glory of his pennies, then.

    I wasn't criticizing for the sake of criticizing. I believe that the article lacks substance and doesn't deliver on the title of the article.
    Jan 4, 2013. 12:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Previewing Apple's Earnings Through The Eyes Of Its Suppliers [View article]
    One-third of your article lists earnings reporting dates and information about companies that report after Apple. I'm afraid this boy was born without horse sense. The entire premise of the article is to look at Apple's suppliers to gain insight into what Apple's earnings might be, yet we're supposed to derive that information from Skyworks alone.

    Lots of redundancy, improper use of "to", little actual information in the article...

    Overall, just poorly written and lacking substance.
    Jan 3, 2013. 03:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Betting On Apple's Operations Team And Gross Margins [View article]
    The price fluctuates wildly and level-headed investors should take advantage of that. Nothing has fundamentally changed with the company. They are still the leader and everyone still wants an iPhone/iPad, not an android/Nexus7 tablet. The past few months have been a perfect storm in terms of AAPL taking a price hit - iPhone 5 supply issues, Obama's re-election (sorry Barack), and the fiscal cliff scare. It's a winning formula for large investors to sell off their risk assets and/or take profits and that has largely been at Apple's expense.
    Dec 13, 2012. 10:11 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Apple Bottom Friday? [View article]
    All that I will say is the market actually rallied into the close on Friday, going into a very uncertain weekend. That should tell you all you need to know. The leader of the senate says that they won't wait until the 11th hour to pass a deal, so I expect a resolution to this "fiscal cliff" by the second week of December. Stocks will soar, but we will continue to run $1T+ deficits...
    Nov 17, 2012. 04:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What If Apple Weren't A Tech Stock? [View article]
    Wow. There are an unbelievable amount of comments on this article, and yes I read them all.

    Here's my take on the recent sell-off: Hedge funds and large institutions pump, and they dump. Sometimes they get dumped on, sometimes they do the dumping. Right now is a golden opportunity to get in this stock. If anyone really believes that AAPL is out of product innovation then I truly believe that they are irrationally biased. Has everyone forgot about the not-so-secret Apple TV? Imagine how much excitement is going to ooze out of analysts rear ends when that is officially leaked or announced.

    Part of this sell-off is attributable to the wet blanket feeling of Obama getting re-elected. Part of it is discounting future EPS with the assumption that any compromise on the fiscal cliff will raise corporate tax rates, so that is logical. But for AAPL to be trading at almost below a 0.5 PEG ratio and 10.78x next years earnings, it's just a fantastic time to take advantage of the market's irrationality. I will be buying call options en masse once I feel confident that the bottom is in, and it's not far. I can see it falling to maybe 515-520, but not lower.

    Okay, let's say you're tired of hearing 100s of comments regarding fundamentals. Look at the chart. For the first time this year, AAPL has dipped below the seriously oversold "30" level on the Relative Strength Index. It is even about to enter "30" territory on a weekly chart, which indicates EXTREME oversold territory. You can compare the EXTREME overbought territory that GOOG experienced right before the recent sell off on a weekly chart. In hindsight, it was glaringly obvious and I called it on my twitter. The same is happening right now in AAPL, and if you like money, you will start to get in before the boat leaves the dock. Trade them well.
    Nov 9, 2012. 01:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Investors' Greatest Weakness [View article]
    I think the concern behind Apple, or at least my concern, is how much longer are consumers going to be willing to pay $500+ for the latest sleek new cell phone or tablet?
    Nov 2, 2012. 06:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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