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  • Apple: Adding A Beaten Up Giant To The Team Alpha Retirement Portfolio [View article]
    >My biggest problem with AAPL is that I don’t know if its share price is >more likely to stabilize another $50-100 lower than today’s price or >$50-100 above it.

    Do you do any technical analysis when considering taking on a potion ? the chart will tell you when the trend reversal is likely to happen or has happened. Stock prices are inline wih fundementals in the long run but in short and even intermediate term, they are goveverned by short term supply/demand (of shares) which can be influnced by many micro and macro factors - and these are all reflected on the chart.
    Jan 31 02:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Once-A-Year Article On Apple [View article]
    http://onforb.es/V9tE2T-
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    do more research next time.
    Jan 17 11:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Once-A-Year Article On Apple [View article]
    "the iPhone 5 was outshone by the Galaxy S and yes the iPad mini is missing expectations" - Please, do you basic research, get your numbers straight, before writing the article.
    Jan 17 10:57 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple $1000: Why It's Time To Buy [View article]
    I would think it only makes sense that you sell 500 puts to benefit financially while waing for AAPL to tank to 500 - so pray tell why expiry have you you picked ?
    Oct 18 01:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The Post-Jobs Apple Still A Buy 1 Year Later? [View article]
    Go educate yourself about APPL as an investment Vehicles from the people who really knows the company and the stock:

    http://bullishcross.com
    http://bit.ly/SOKSEv

    Excellent article in AAPL investor psychology:
    http://bit.ly/QcnDA6

    so sick of the old comparisons to Sony, Nokia .. and the "now Steve Jobs is not there anymore" - go really study and understand the company, its markets, its earning power, its trajectory ...

    This article is littered with overly simplistic, subjective, comparisons that are simply misleading and useless. Just like when the infamous AAPL bear David Kass ovlaying two charts and suggesting AAPL is crashing down:
    http://read.bi/zuW8zq
    Oct 10 04:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple Bubble Is Ready To Burst [View article]
    http://bit.ly/VBbBDj - gets honorable mention in Andy Zaky's brilliant new article. congrats!
    Oct 4 10:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Schooled Nokia On Launching New Products [View article]
    I can't believe to this date there are still people attribute Apple's success to "Marketing". The very least - superb execution. and if you are still comparing spec sheets - you need to step in the new ear of mobile devices - yes it's about hardware, but it's more about software, and most importantly, it's about ecosystem!

    don't get me wrong, Lumia 920 is a good-looking phone and good to see more different platforms on the market - and do enjoy your Lumia 920 (whenever they will actually ready to sell). but I am just a little sick of all the hardware spec talks. Sine we are on the subject, Apple is often conservative to adopt specific new technology because they want to make want to wait until it matures, or want to make sure the inclusion will sure bring good values to the customers. LTE, NFC - are two examples. Apple considered adding NFC to 4S last year and management decided against it in the last moment for concerns about security and doubts about if NFC is the right technology for mobile payment. Apple does does not add features just so they can complete the check list - and I highly respect that. It's so laughable all those "Apple playing catch-up talk".
    Sep 14 11:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Still Tops At The Top End? [View article]
    be careful about the earning running up - last quarter 9 down days out of 10 days leaning to earning day. huge pop after the earning then down trend resumed. I hope it's different this time.
    Jul 2 05:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should Apple Be Worried About Microsoft's Tablet? [View article]
    Personally. I have the Microsoft fatigue. I get stuck using Microsoft PC, Microsoft Office all day long in office at work. dealing with various issues like performance, crash, freezing - granted not all MSFT's fault, some of them due to in-house support, probablem with other (non-MSFT) apps we use here. So stepping out of office - I just don't want to use MSFT products .. I am feeling tired just hearing "Microsoft", "Windows".. so I agree with what the first commenter wrote above.
    Jun 19 02:47 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's June Quarter: The Halftime Report [View article]
    You don't need a desktop just for accessing CD/DVD. you can get that $79 sleek external CD/DVD drive for occasional needs :
    http://bit.ly/K4CVVM
    May 21 05:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's June Quarter: The Halftime Report [View article]
    The New iPAD is available in China - they came in via "unofficial" channels such as from HK. I am sure there will be some impact but probably limited.

    The negotiation is still on ongoing - According to Chinese news source - Proview, backed up by state bank creditors, asks for 400M as that's what they owe the 8 state banks, Apple is not willing to offer higher then 100M RMB (about 15M USD). Interestingly enough, these numbers were all leaked out from Proview who really seems to start losing patience and Apple has kept silent about the progress as usual.
    May 20 11:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Worst Enemy: Apple [View article]
    well said; you hit the nail on the head.
    May 17 12:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Drop Now Too Large To Ignore [View article]
    "But, just look at how fast Apple lost market share in smart phone. Can the same thing happen in tablet computer?"

    Sigh... this shows how shallow author's understanding of the smartphone market. It's hugely expanding pie. Androids are simply filling in the vacuum with hundreds of manufactures in particularly on carriers Apple is yet to reach. Look at iPhone numbers on carriers it is on, better yet - compare iOS and Androids profit capture comparison. I suggest Author do some readings on asymco.com.

    DoCoMo's (Japan's biggest carrier) negotiation with Apple is still in deadlock as Apple refuse to let DoCoMo pre-install their proprietary i-mode software (I have lived in Japan and used it, it's total crap, basically pre-smartphone internet access app). Several of my friends in Japan have already jumped ship once their DoCoMo contracts completed. In Japan, Apple is the number one loved brand and iPhone is the #1 selling smartphone in 2011.

    Who cares abou "market share" - when Apple captures majority of the profit in the industry, iOS developers captures significantly more app revenue and iOS devices captures majority of the mobile traffic ? (makes you wonder what % of Android simply use their phones as dumb phones ?)
    May 17 12:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Drop Now Too Large To Ignore [View article]
    It's quite obvious that one of the factors is MMs pulling out of Apple to make quick bucks on FB IPO. Apple is in its annual resting/slingshot pullback/correction (whatever you call it!) period, why not take the fund to chase off other stocks, then come back and drive another AAPL run-up? that's what PROs do and that's how the game is played. I am not a bit worried and going to add more position in the next 2-3 days - near term catalyst: Tim Cook's keynote speech @D10 end of May; WWDC in June.
    May 17 11:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Now A 'Trading' Stock [View article]
    Oh tell me about it, I wish we had an SA Apple 'Claim Chowder';

    It amazes me that how many of them declare Apple is doomed while so obviously lack of minimum understanding of what Apple is. How can you proclaim Apple is losing ground against competitors when you don't understand at the first place why Apple has been ahead and why Apple users are so loyal ? The fact that the author makes a point about iCloud facing challenges from other cloud offering shows how clueless he is about his subject.
    May 10 01:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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