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  • Apple: Debunking The Recent Cowen Survey [View article]
    kylobbyist
    Why would Michael give it up when there are fools like you and me who will read his stuff.
    My excuse for reading is that I live in hope that one day I will open one of his articles where he will give us a truthful account of his trades in Apple.
    He has (according to himself) been short Apple for at least the last three years so he must have lost a bundle in that period.
    Or maybe he is not that stupid and has not been short at all.
    Mar 26, 2015. 05:48 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Pride Comes Before A Fall [View article]
    alpha 321
    Michael Blair has been claiming that he is shorting the stock for about 3 years...right back when it was half the current price.
    Does anyone really believe him?
    Feb 14, 2015. 11:29 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Longer-Term Headwinds Make Blowout Quarter A Tough Act To Follow [View article]
    Michael.
    You have been a constant Bear on Apple for a number of years and you are always claiming to short the stock.
    If your claims are true (which I doubt) you must have lost a fortune (which I doubt)
    Why dont you give the dates of al the articles you wrote recommending people short the stock and match it up to the Apple price?
    If you did that you might get some credibility.
    Jan 29, 2015. 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Secret To Apple's Huge Quarter [View article]
    agreed watchone. People need to think about Blairs true motivation. I cant believe the number of people who think Blair believes in what he writes. Also the people who believe him when he claims to permanently short Apple. The man is too smart to practice what he preaches.
    Jan 29, 2015. 05:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings Review: It's Always A Good Time [View article]
    jakexb
    Like you, I found the comment about new customers very odd. The author would appear to be saying that it would be better for Apple to have gotten record sales from upgrades than from new customers. I am afraid I dont agree....at all! I would be worried if Apple were failing to get new customers and just relying on upgrades.
    When someone pens an article like this with such non-logic (as Blair does) I wonder about their true motivation.
    Jan 29, 2015. 05:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Setting The Record Straight On Apple Smartphone Market Share Data [View article]
    Ugly Duckling.
    Good analysis. But you are right about MB. Dont hold your breath. MB is only looking to make a name for himself. Does anyone really believe him when he claims to have been constantly shorting Apple over the last few years!
    He is not looking for accuracy, just to be known.
    Jan 21, 2015. 04:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Watch Out Apple: Here Comes Xiaomi, Microsoft Might Be Right Behind [View article]
    Toneguru
    I think you are missing the point with Michael Blair.
    I think he is a real smart dude.
    He knows that if he writes articles which are positive to Apple he will be just one more Apple FanBoy.
    But he knows that if he is constantly negative on Apple he will become notorious...which he is. He is now very well known BECAUSE he is an Apple Bear.
    Thats his game. Dont believe him when he claims to constantly be shorting apple. If he shorted Apple as often as he claimed he would have lost a fortune...which I doubt, cos he is too smart.
    Jan 19, 2015. 05:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Bet Is That Microsoft Will Outperform Apple In 2015 [View article]
    Goldtean
    A number of years ago I switched from microsoft products to Apple. The major difference I noticed is that Apple products just work without any hassle.
    Now I am a confirmed apple guy. I would not be bothered evaluating a Microsoft product.
    I also notice Michael Blair is moving his position somewhat. When apple shares were half the price they are now he was a howling short. Now he talks more cautiously about Microsoft outperforming Apple. Whats the story here, if Michael had really made the trades he claimed (shorting Apple all the way up) he would have lost a fortune. For claritys sake I call on Michael to list all the articles that he wrote recommending people short Apple and list his own positions beside them showing his losses.
    When Michael comes clean about his bad advice in the past people like me might take him more seriously.
    Jan 8, 2015. 04:50 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Should Post An Astounding Q1, But It Might Be A Hard Act To Follow [View article]
    eenk
    I agree with you. Its interesting that in reality Michael has been forced to change his position about Apple. A year or two ago he was predicting the effective demise of Apple with the share price absolutely crashing.
    Now he is saying Apple will have a blow out quarter!
    I think Michael is one smart dude. I think he never believed the rubbish that he wrote but he knew that being negative on apple would get him noticed, read and commented on. I suspect he feels he has achieved that aim so now he does not have to be so negative.
    Its just a pity that a lot of people might have listened to him and gotten burnt in the process.
    Dec 30, 2014. 05:09 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Share Repurchases Have Benefited Shareholders: Follow-Up [View article]
    kimland.
    when a company buys back its own shares it is entitled to hold them as treasury shares. treasury shares are a sort of limbo share. the company can then later either re-issue the share (ie sell it into the market) or cancel it completely. but once its bought back its not included in the share count.
    have to say I agree with the author. there is a lot of nonsense written about share but backs. fact is that they increase the percentage ownership of all remaining shareholders. how can pleasing the shareholders be a bad thing?
    Dec 17, 2014. 05:13 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The iPhone 6 May Have A Longer Upgrade Cycle - If So, Expect Unit Sales To Fall [View article]
    You dont really believe him when he says he is short do you?
    Its all about the clicks.
    Dec 3, 2014. 11:25 AM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Peak? Why I Completely Disagree [View article]
    Folks
    I think you are all missing the point about MB. Moderation (in a comment above) states that he has no position in apple.
    Well I would suggest to you that he never had anything other than a tiny position because he knew he was talking rubbish.
    He is playing for the clicks.
    I feel sorry for those people who took him seriously and transacted on the basis of his articles. They will have lost a lot of money while MB makes his money from the clicks.
    Nov 19, 2014. 05:08 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone Surging, iPad Collapsing - Apple May Be Near Its Peak [View article]
    mscottbone you can see Michaels game all right. Its a pity that he seems to sacrifice all integrity in chasing the clicks.
    This is NOT objective analysis and should NOT be relied upon by investors.
    He does not do what other analysts do which is to give a history of their advice on a stock. As we all, know Michael was claiming to be shorting apple when it was down around $60 and $70 about 12 months ago and all the way up since then.
    The question is....does anyone actually believe him when he claims to short the stock?
    Nov 18, 2014. 11:15 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Watch Out Apple, Xiaomi Is Coming To Each One Of Your Segments [View article]
    I learnt an awful lot more from Cao Nimas comments than I did from the original article. In particular how Xiaomi own the Diaosi.
    I think there is an equivalent to the Diaosi in my own country (Ireland). We are the people who were well off prior to the countrys financial meltdown around 2009 but got hammered in that meltdown.
    We are all struggling to get back to where we were and so we buy Samsung or HTC phones. But we all aspire to an Apple phone cos we all know they are the best. We are the ones who see that while our Samsung or HTC phones work adequately they are in no way as slick as an iphone.
    Also I note that Michael Blair was the first to comment on this article. Look out Michael there might be competition for your title of chief apple naysayer!
    Nov 18, 2014. 05:21 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPhone User Population To Grow Robustly In Q4 [View article]
    I commend the author on his objective analysis.
    Michael Blair...when will you acknowledge that you are not objective but simply (for your own reasons) always trying to put a negative spin on apple.
    Nov 14, 2014. 11:42 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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