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  • Apple Music misses a beat [View news story]
    Excuse me. My error, it was a little over $4 when I sold.
    Aug 28, 2015. 10:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Music misses a beat [View news story]
    I disagree with you. I lean more to what cjay posted. IPhone IS Apple. And IPhone sales and forecasts are still very good. Wait until India gets hooked.1.2 billion residents. Almost as big as China. That's the next target.
    And the Apple watch naysayers took a backseat this week as the true numbers came out. It IS selling and a guess on my part is it will be a popular high end Xmas buy.
    A good CEO is one that surrounds himself with the smartest people you can find. A CEO delegates responsibility and evaluates feedback. That's what Cook does and so did Jobs. Maybe Jobs had more technical vision than Tim, but Jobs wasn't the only person on earth with that vision. I trust Apple has added those smart people and they are compensated generously. I think your argument is unjustified factoring just the camera. Really ?
    Aug 28, 2015. 09:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Music misses a beat [View news story]
    And I was lucky enough to ca$h in on SiriXM. I started buying shortly after becoming a subscriber. It was just under $1/share then and I kept adding until I had just under 10,000 shares. I sold out 2 years ago when it was a little over $3/share. I don't trust Liberty Media and John Malone. That was my only reasoning to sell out and lucky enough it was a good decision.
    Aug 28, 2015. 09:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Music misses a beat [View news story]
    Ever since Apple announced getting into the streaming music business I've always thought adding SiriusXM to the fold would give them a superior immediate presence. SXM is very profitable, a cash cow ! That's what it's all about, isn't it ? IPhone is what everyone wants. Give them a deal on the phones if the buyer subscribes to the streaming satellite music. Even the talk radio is popular. More popular than many people think. I don't think Spotify or Pandora offer talk shows. Apple could dominate the streaming industry. I've been a SXM customer for the past 10+ years. I'm very pleased with it.
    Aug 28, 2015. 09:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Competition In China Upset The Apple Cart? [View article]
    I find it kinda funny Mr Blair never responds to comments. Plus the fact his cherished Blackberry is virtually a dead horse in the race.
    I think we all know that at some point in time every stock takes a downturn. The past few weeks must be Michael's glory days. I'll admit I sold my 600 shares of AAPL at $120 to cut losses and to rebalance my portfolio, but I reacquired 400 shares when it bottomed at $113. Now I will ignore it and wait for the asian markets to correct themselves. Buy Buy !
    Aug 20, 2015. 01:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Backtesting Apple's Sentiment Index [View article]
    I love to play with some of my investments. I have a 401k for retirement but I also put most of my extra money into the market, why not ? I keep 80% into 4 stocks long, 3 of which are noted in your beta chart, but the other 20% I play with. That's the real fun and it's also a great learning experience on the world of money and investing. I'm long AAPL and I feel much the same way today after learning my lessons over the years. Keep it in the corner of your eye but don't freak out either when drops like today happen. This is a solid company. Patience is a virtue !
    Aug 11, 2015. 08:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Samsung's Glancing Blow [View article]
    It's not a dog. I just think analysts attach unrealistic estimates to AAPL.
    I'm not happy either. Just when you think "earnings" is a good thing, well the experts say "growth" is what we're looking for. I'm not sure what the heck is going on with this B.S. but this company is soooo solid, I can't sell it. Somewhere along the way it just has to make a nice sized bump upwards.
    Jul 24, 2015. 01:29 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Samsung's Glancing Blow [View article]
    We can share all kinds of relevant statistics and innovation until the cows come home. What ticks me off is AAPL having back to back monster quarters and investors get kicked in the nads. Analysts attach outrageous expectations to AAPL. AAPL makes in excess of $10 billion 2nd quarter and blows away numbers y/y and all I get is a .50 dividend and a $5000 loss. Disenchanting to say the least. I love positive news for AAPL but it is all about the money, isn't it ?
    Jul 24, 2015. 01:20 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings: Not A Blow-Out, But Good Enough [View article]
    It's getting to the point I'm probably going to sell my AAPL a day or 2 prior to quarterly announcements, and then buy it back a day afterwards. The trend has shown a stock price drop after earnings reports. Why ? Unrealistic analyst projections. How could you set the bar more than the 30% year over year ? 33% is apparently not good enough according to what I'm seeing. Same thing last quarter. AAPL makes a boatload of money BEATING analyst expectations and the reward is that the price takes a nosedive. I will say though that the Apple Watch could be a success story come xmas shopping season. Apple products sell very nicely as xmas presents.
    Jul 22, 2015. 08:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple sees downgrade, defenders following FQ3 report; shares -5.1% [View news story]
    I'm holding LONG, but it's still a disappointment that AAPL basically crushed 2014 2nd quarter numbers by 30%, and stockholders are thrown under the bus by analysts who expected more.
    Jul 22, 2015. 08:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Preview [View article]
    Regardless of what the EPS shows, I wouldn't doubt AAPL bounces up for a day or 2, and then a decline. This has been the normal as of late.
    WHY ? Probably traders grabbing profits. One thing not mentioned is the fact APPL is in the BUYBACK mode. A lower stock price is attractive for AAPL right now. If it makes a drop below $125, I'll just buy some more. I'm not overly concerned and I have a $$$ubstantial investment in AAPL stock. I've been buying and selling AAPL since the stock split.
    Jul 16, 2015. 04:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Sirius XM Setting Up For A Significant Move? [View article]
    The American Club is a special place - It was Walter Payton's favorite.
    Be good ! I'll double up on the brats and beer for ya, :-) tc
    Jul 15, 2015. 05:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Sirius XM Setting Up For A Significant Move? [View article]
    How's SF ?
    Yes, I was one of those "frustrated investors" ! I sold 100% of my SIRI position back in February after buying and holding since early 2010. I made some nice money - no complaints in regards to that.
    BUT I had to buy back a substantial position recently as prices plummeted into the $3.60's. I still believe the stock price is manipulated but there were no reasonable assumptions it could leak anymore oil from the Greece or China dilemmas. The target is $4 and I will most likely sell once again if it gets in that neighborhood.
    My typical mindset is to be an investor, but this time around I will be watching closely and I will be a SIRI trader.
    Side note, Are you going to Whistling Straits ? I'll be there for Fridays rounds Aug 14th. A Sheboygan brat and a cold beer on me ! See Ya !
    Jul 15, 2015. 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple set to pay $450M after losing e-book appeal; Apple Music goes live [View news story]
    Yup, pay it and wash your hands of it. Chump change for Apple.
    Jun 30, 2015. 01:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Debt-Funded Repurchases: Terrific Or Terrible? [View article]
    Spot on sir. Repurchasing stock with cheap money is smart. Get it done now before the feds move rates, plus the recent drops make it more attractive right now. Long term it's good for shareholders, not so good for traders. They've been talking "correction" for a long time. With that mentality, I guess anyone who says "when pigs fly" might see that someday.
    If a Republican takes office, I just wonder if that administration would offer amnesty or an economical one time deal to repatriot a large portion of that overseas money back into this economy.
    Jun 13, 2015. 09:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment