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  • Holiday sales seen slowing [View news story]
    The weather is still warm and holiday shopping certainly hasn't begun, so I don't know where they are coming up with this idea. One thing I would do is buy retail stocks with growth both in store traffic and internet. It is pretty clear which stocks of the above are the better ones.
    Sep 17 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can Look Forward To A Tough 2014 [View article]
    "Analysts don't care whether they're "right", because the houses they work for don't care whether they are right."
    What I don't understand is why their past errors are never pointed out. The next call they make is repeated as though it is fact.
    Sep 17 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Top Investment Priority: Buy IBM Stock [View article]
    I think what happens is that many IBM employees, which are now all over the world, hang onto their stock. After all, you can see how every decade it appreciates more than the market. The past couple of years have not been good though, with this shift to "the cloud". I see this as a generational buying opportunity.
    If companies like Nasdaq and Amazon suffer further downtime, it is only going to help the big players like IBM. If you want to see what reliability looks like, then go search for that pic on what happened when the tsunami hit Japan.
    Sep 17 05:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can Look Forward To A Tough 2014 [View article]
    After reading some of the lawsuits against Samsung who is a flagrant patent abuser, I will never own the stock. I spent too much of my life in technology to own stocks of companies that I don't like, nor need to own.
    More blackberry users move to Apple than any other user group. Samsung is getting the novice user. Once their phone gets hacked, they may change their mind.
    Sep 17 03:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Outerwall: Investors Throwing Shares Out After Poor Price Initiatives [View article]
    ecoATM may be big with so many old cellphones out there. Anyway that's what the big investors think that write articles about Outerwall. Apparently that is one new endeavor they want them to continue. The only other options I am aware of to get rid of all your old cellphones is to put them in a recycling bag to dispose of or to sell them on Ebay.

    Now I wish I had bought the stock after market yesterday when it was down 20%.
    Sep 17 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Loser Strategy [View article]
    I am not aware of any reason that the new iPhones cannot be bought and used on CM's network in November when their 4G if finished. The phones do not have to be bought from CM.
    Sep 17 11:08 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM To Attack Tesla With An Electric Car [View article]
    GM stock is going to double in the next 3 years; mark my word.
    Sep 17 11:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • (Almost) Kudos To You, Mr. Cook [View article]
    Apple was the number 2 stock today on WSJ Buying on Weakness page.
    This year's iPhone launch is especially anticipated in Japan, as the country's largest carrier, NTT DoCoMo, will officially offer Apple's smartphone for the first time. That's helped to spur a price war among Japanese carriers, which has made the new iPhone 5s free with a new carrier contract subsidy for some customers.
    Japanese were already lined up last week and braving a typhoon in Tokyo for an iPhone this coming Friday.
    According to IDC Japan, the iPhone was the No. 1 best-seller for 2012 in both handsets and smartphones. The iPhone has become a fashion accessory for Japanese women.
    According to a recent survey, iPhone consumers tend to be younger, richer, and more educated than Samsung users.
    Sep 17 12:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can Look Forward To A Tough 2014 [View article]
    iPhone is number 1 in Japan. And carriers there have plans with the new iPhones for free. People were getting in line last week to buy them this coming Friday, even in a typhoon.
    Sep 16 08:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can Look Forward To A Tough 2014 [View article]
    And I have read that the 64-bit chip puts Apple over a year ahead of Samsung.
    Sep 16 08:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Can Look Forward To A Tough 2014 [View article]
    Several things you have overlooked. Apple users are more loyal than Samsung users. Among buyers who switched brands, Apple took three times as many from Samsung (33%) as Samsung took from Apple (11%) (according to a new study released to Fortune by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.)
    Apple has gained the most share of global web traffic on its devices over the past year improving from 31.8% to 41.4%, when considering all device families including the iPod music player and iPad tablet series. Carriers want users who use data plans and will service those clients better than others.
    Apple's customers tend to be richer and better educated than Samsung's, and most importantly younger. Once a younger, richer, educated person uses an iPhone, it is very unlikely they will switch to Samsung.
    It is more likely that Samsung is getting business from first-time smartphone buyers, but it is possible that when they upgrade phones, they will choose an iPhone. If they are only going with the cheapest smartphone they can find, they will leave Samsung for one of the many cheap android phones. After all, android os is free.
    You need to be careful shorting a widely held stock with daily coverage like Apple as your losses are unlimited and can extend to more than your investment.
    Sep 16 08:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Outerwall cuts Q3/2013 guidance, shares halted [View news story]
    Rentals for July and August grew year over year 13.4% and 15.7% respectively, with July representing Redbox's best rental month in its history, with approximately 74 million rentals.
    The problem is people rented one dvd at a time, using credits, and they need to charge more. There is no competition at all in local dvd rental.
    But the big problem is their spending money in New Ventures. The ecoATM is thought to be a good one though.
    Sep 16 07:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Outerwall cuts Q3/2013 guidance, shares halted [View news story]
    Don't trade after hours. Revenue and earnings still looks slightly higher than last year. It's a cheap stock, so don't sell it unless you have to. They are buying back 7% of their stock in the 4th quarter.
    Sep 16 06:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • My Top Investment Priority: Buy IBM Stock [View article]
    S&P has IBM stock rated 5 Stars.
    "We recently upgraded our opinion on the
    shares to strong buy, from buy, reflecting our
    confidence in IBM's diverse business model
    and financial strength. We have near-term concerns about the company's revenue growth,
    given a difficult, albeit improving, market for
    sales of IT products. Still, we think healthy margin gains will drive earnings per share, as will a
    robust share repurchase program. A dividend
    yield of over 1.9% adds appeal."
    Their target is $227.
    Sep 16 04:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • (Almost) Kudos To You, Mr. Cook [View article]
    I have read that the new chip inside the 5s puts Samsung over a year behind Apple.
    Sep 16 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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