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  • Consumer Staples Sector  [View article]
    Thanks for the reply!
    Sep 4, 2014. 10:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Staples Sector  [View article]
    Thanks David. Take a look at the percentages for the mutual funds in figure 2: they don't add to 100%. Also, VDC and VCSAX track the exact same index and have the same returns.
    Sep 4, 2014. 10:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • White House requests $3.7B for border crisis  [View news story]
    "...the president announced he would take executive actions to reform border-control laws on his own." This President is scary. He will now do whatever he wants to do under "executive power". Bye bye checks and balances. This President likes to abuse his power.
    Jul 9, 2014. 11:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobs gain of 288K; UE rate down to 6.1%  [View news story]
    The stock market is only up 0.3%. I'm not a short by any means, but I don't think they're getting violated today. The stock market seems fatigued by such a strong run over the last 5 years, let alone the last year and a half. Job report was pretty good. As rubber duck alluded to above, full-time jobs fell 523k while part time jobs increased 799k. Not the best situation. I'd like to see full-time job gains. Plus, income gains were small (positive 0.25% - LTM 2%) and average work week was unchanged (fourth month in a row).
    Jul 3, 2014. 10:51 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Let's Not Get Ahead Of Ourselves  [View article]
    Bill: very well said. I think people need to understand that the growth rates of Tesla, LinkedIn, etc. are and can be much higher than Apple's growth rate given the size of the companies.
    Jun 11, 2014. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iOS 8, HealthKit platform announced; iOS device sales top 800M  [View news story]
    Home automation could be big but I don't want it and I see a lot of problems with glitches, hacking, etc. I can lock a door and turn off a light. The only way I see this being a positive is if you leave home for an extended period of time and forgot to lock up or turn off lights (which I imagine wouldn't happen very much, or ever, if you're responsible). Otherwise people are just lazy and it has the potential to create problems/security issues.
    Jun 2, 2014. 04:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iOS 8, HealthKit platform announced; iOS device sales top 800M  [View news story]
    @Deja Vu: I saw some of the changes to iOS 8 and thought the exact same thing. Apple is certainly taking features of Android and tossing it into iOS.
    Jun 2, 2014. 04:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Consumer Price Index rises by 0.1%  [View news story]
    The price index for health insurance, which gets only a 0.76% weight in the CPI market basket, fell 0.2% for March and the y/y is also -0.2%. Seriously, they are making this stuff up! Possible explanation: "quality adjustments” are made to prices, so that apples to apples comparisons can be made. Health insurance premiums have soared, but if insurees get more coverage for more premiums, then a quality adjustment is backed out of the greater costs. Therefore the CPI does not appear to be a measure of the true “costs of living”.
    Apr 15, 2014. 11:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jefferies: Apple negotiating $100 iPhone 6 price hike with carriers  [View news story]
    @Jack: wasn't the survey based on the idea that the price of the iPhone 6 would remain unchanged at $199/2 year contract for 16GB? If the price is going up, less people would buy it.
    Apr 14, 2014. 10:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • KGI: Apple launching bigger iPhones, iWatch, 12" MacBook Air in 2014  [View news story]
    I agree. Apple should have been here a while ago like everyone else.

    On another note, I read a few articles that suggest the iPhone 6 may only have 1 GB of RAM. This would be disappointing too. Obviously not set in stone as it's just a rumor, but at this stage in the game Apple should have at least 2 GB and have a phone that is able to fully utilize that amount of RAM. For a company that prides itself on having the best products and having large cash coffers, step up Apple!
    Apr 14, 2014. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Short-Term Caution Is Justified  [View article]
    @Gary J: Isn't that what most pro-Apple SA members do? I see comments frequently about how Apple will hit $800 or $1,000 / share by a certain date (normally in the near future).
    Mar 25, 2014. 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple rallies on buyback news. Will a dividend hike follow?  [View news story]
    Good point
    Feb 7, 2014. 05:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Futures decide jobs number will be a pleasing one  [View news story]
    Beat me to it!
    Dec 6, 2013. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: China Mobile, Samsung trial, procurement, iPhone 6 pricing  [View news story]
    I mean no offense with this statement, but I highly doubt the two of you are smarter than the market and institutional investors, particularly with how much coverage Apple receives. The market has treated Apple this way for over a year and people on seekingalpha have been continuously ranting how "undervalued" Apple is. If you're investing on P/E I think you will be disappointed. Obviously everyone has there own opinions, but I think it's rather comical to see each and every day people ranting and raving about how "undervalued" Apple is and jump in before you miss the big move up. Well... it's been a long time and no one has missed the huge move up.

    If investing were that easy, I think everyone would make money.
    Nov 21, 2013. 05:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: China Mobile, Samsung trial, procurement, iPhone 6 pricing  [View news story]
    Sorry, but the last bullet point is not an apples to apples comparison (no pun intended). The Galaxy Note 3 has 32GB of internal memory (priced at $300 with 2 year contract) whereas the iPhone 5s with 32GB of internal memory is also $300 with 2 year contract. The Note 3 is not priced at a premium to the iPhone. The difference is explained away by internal memory size.
    Nov 21, 2013. 10:19 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment