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  • Why Steve Jobs' Big Blunder Is Starting To Cost Apple [View article]
    here, here
    Feb 13, 2013. 09:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Sees Its Biggest Holiday Season Ever While Apple, Dell, And J.C. Penney Decline [View article]
    Like most of the comments regarding the lack of relevance regarding the content of this article and a misleading title, this does much to diminish the credibility of SA. Whatever was the "editor" who approved this thinking?
    Dec 27, 2012. 09:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Could Be Why Apple Shares Are Down [View article]
    Assuming I'm not unique, what impact do you think the following scenario would have....500 shares of AAPL in a taxable account and 500 shares of AAPL in an IRA with enough cash or ability to sell some other stocks in the IRA in order to sell the 500 in the taxable account [with a profit at 15% CG] and replace that day with buying 500 shares back via the IRA account with tax deferral until sold.
    Dec 26, 2012. 10:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consider Selling Apple Stock [View article]
    Dec 17, 2012. 09:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Apple's Current Price Is Justified [View article]
    So, does your scenario assume Apple simply takes its foot off the gas and coasts during the next several years? Relying on either manipulating product prices to increase market share, maintaining current premium pricing to maintain margins, and counting on product upgrades? Just curious what assumptions come with your thesis.
    Dec 16, 2012. 05:30 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple (AAPL) used legal loopholes and its Irish subsidiary to pay just $713M in overseas corporate tax in the year to Sep 30, or a mere 1.9% of its foreign profits of $36.8B, an analysis from the U.K.'s Sunday Times shows. The tax rate is down from 2.5% last year and well below the company tax rates of 35% in the U.S. and 24% in the U.K. In Britain, Apple is estimated to have avoided taxes of over $550M in 2011. [View news story]
    That speaks volumes for the need corporate tax reform in the U.S. Apple is the rule not the exception for U.S. corporations.
    Nov 5, 2012. 07:03 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IT Earnings: A Rocky Road Ahead [View article]
    The article speculates on opinion that is not supported by facts.
    Nov 1, 2012. 07:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Q4 Earnings Recap: Mixed Results; iPad Cannibalization A Key Concern [View article]
    I've heard it said: "happiness is directly proportional to expectations"-forgetting analyst expectations, the lower the expectation the greater the potential for happiness.
    Oct 26, 2012. 09:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's All The Hubbub About Over The iPad Mini Pricing? [View article]
    The author makes some very relevant points. I would have to confess I have had similar "initial concerns" when Apple announced prior products and later appreciated the wisdom in their strategies reflected in the stock rising after an initial drop.
    Oct 24, 2012. 08:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPad Mini (AAPL) will be unveiled at an Oct. 23 event, claims AllThingsD's John Paczkowski, who previously reported an October launch would happen. A rumor about press invitations arriving on Oct. 10 didn't pan out. Manufacturing yield issues have reportedly delayed the Mini's release. [View news story]
    In my humble opinion...It's imperative the new iPad mini have an app or feature that separates itself from it's competitors other than the Apple brand name. My guess is it will and that feature / app will be related to iTV or, in other words, a remote making all other remotes obsolete.
    Oct 12, 2012. 10:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Real Analysis Of Apple's Current Supply Constraint [View article]
    Being an investor might be a better bet with AAPL than being a trader. I sleep better as an investor.
    Oct 9, 2012. 09:02 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung (SSNLF.PK), unsurprisingly, plans to appeal its harsh legal loss to Apple (AAPL). Apple's response to the jury's verdict: "We applaud the court for finding Samsung’s behavior willful and for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right." Samsung's response: "It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies." (more[View news story]
    Seems like the cliche "what a tangled web we [Samsung] weave when first we practice to deceive" would best describe the hole Samsung has dug for itself.
    Aug 25, 2012. 06:28 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Reasons iPhone Will Surprise Analysts [View article]
    Kudos for the article and the points made. Once again, I am reminded of the need to delineate myself as an investor in Apple, here for the long run as opposed to a trader. If I were buying and selling AAPL on a frequent basis, I too would be reacting to every rumor, nuance, and opinion appearing on this and any other forum. Suffice it to say the view from 30,000 feet is a lclearer than in the middle of the forest looking at every other tree.
    Jul 12, 2012. 10:32 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment