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  • Apple's Q4: Things To Look Forward To [View article]
    Like. Your price range of $540-$720 is clearly backed up with reasonable numbers. Thank you for the article.
    Jun 29 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons To Trim Apple And Buy Microsoft [View article]
    Let me respond to your points:

    1. Microsoft is cheaper than Apple: MSFT is not cheap for no reason. The reason it is cheap is because it goes nowhere. When the market is up, MSFT is barely up. When the market is down, MSFT is the first that is down.

    2. Microsoft has the advantage of low expectations, at least relative to Apple: low expectation because it has been a mundane stock for the last decade. It is too late to many games, with Ballmer at the wheel.

    3. For the first time in a while, Microsoft is stirring more buzz than Apple: that exactly what it stirs: just a whole bunch of noises.

    To sell APPL to buy MSFT is like selling your orange to buy lemon and pray that the lemon will be sweet.
    Jun 28 12:43 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Apple's Next Move Will Likely Surprise Shorts And Longs [View article]
    Hi AngleSideSide:

    I am not saying APPL should split. All I am saying is that if APPL were in $50 - $60 range like COP, JNJ, BAX, etc, this will make it easier for average investor to afford/play the game.

    I don't make small trade either because I truly understand the impact of the commision of my rate of return. Thank you for your comments.
    Jun 26 10:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Breaks Under $10 As Expected, Another 10% Of Downside Remains [View article]
    I am sorry for being ignorant but what does "I am long F July 11 put options." really mean?

    If you are long on F, that means you are selling July 11 put options? meaning you think F must be higher than $11 by July 21, 2012? But at the end of your article, you wrote "$9 as a likely target."

    Sorry but I am confused.
    Jun 26 12:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: The Importance Of Founder Control And Protecting Shareholders From Themselves [View article]
    I am not saying the IPO fiasco is Zuck's fault. What I am saying is that if Zuck were a mature, responsible CEO, he/his company should have issued a statement to acknowledge the problem and to state their course of action. Again, in one word: IRRESPONSIBLE.
    Jun 25 12:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: The Importance Of Founder Control And Protecting Shareholders From Themselves [View article]
    You sound like you are BFF (best friend forever) of Zuck. If I have to describe Zuck in one word, up to this moment, that word would be IRRESPONSIBLE. Where is the self-proclaimed CEO when FB when through the fiasco IPO? Where is the guy today? Is the guy still on honeymoon?

    The world is crying for democracy. Zuck wants us to be in communist when it comes to FB. Power in the hand of one person is the recipe for FAILURE. What if Zuck is hit by a bus, hah?

    As of this writing, only 1.32% of FB shares are owned by big money (institutions). The reason is because institutions will not buy shares of a company that they don't have a say (voting power). How can a CEO of a new company (FB) has more power than the CEO of well-established companies such as JNJ, XOM, CVX, CAT, etc. In one word: ARROGANT.
    Jun 25 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Apple's Next Move Will Likely Surprise Shorts And Longs [View article]
    One reason for the high percentage of AAPL shares owned by mutual funds and hedge funds is because of the high share price $500ish-$600ish.

    Like BRK.A at $121,500 ish, not many average Joe investors can afford this. If AAPL is to split, say 10 to 1, the share price will be about $50ish-$60ish, it will increase affordability to individual investors. Me, I don't want to tie up $50K in one stock, so I just trade AAPL options.
    Jun 25 10:01 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook (FB +0.8%), which finished higher on an ugly day for tech, receives a bullish coverage launch from Nomura's Brian Nowak after the close. Nowak is optimistic Facebook's reach, heavy user engagement, and user data will drive further growth in its display ad business, which accounts for 85% of revenue and has been beset by concerns about slowing growth. Argus and Evercore started coverage this week with Hold ratings.  [View news story]
    Now a day, unknown analysts grow out of a hole like weeds. Who is Brian Nowak? and Nomura? What is their track records and credibility? But, why not. Buy the stock the day before. Upgrade the stock the next day. Stock goes up, then sell. Make some money and make a name for themselves. It sounds like the best of both world for these so-called analysts.
    Jun 22 01:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Top 10 Reasons Microsoft Surface Is DOA [View article]
    First of all: full disclosure. I am MSFT (unfortunate) shareholder. Bought 10+ years ago at $34ish, could not wait to get even to get out.

    I agree with you on reason #1. Yes. Ballmer is a big problem. If you look for all my comments, you will see that I stated over and over that Ballmer must be fired. I voted him out every year and he is still around. May be MSFT board of directors must be fired too.

    I don't quite agree with you on reason #5. Voice is not in. Voice is stupid. One time I was on the train trying to get to my brokerage account. The stupid system kept asking me to "say" my social security number and date of birth. On the train, with hundred of people around. How stupid is that. Out of frustration, I had no choice but hang up.

    It's always bright before it gets dark. I could not wait for that bright moment to get out of Microsoft.
    Jun 22 12:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What I Like About How Zuckerberg Runs Facebook [View article]
    Business always have competition. Soon FB will run out of money if Zuck keeps buying one competitor after another. This guy gets rich overnight so now he is shopping. Soon FB portfolio will be full of junk. All of this at retail investors' expense. This SUCKS.
    Jun 10 11:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Critical Next Move [View article]
    "Norwegian financial analyst Aleksander Nilsen believes acquiring Opera would be a good move for Facebook.": hahaha, what a self-serving analysis. Of course, Norwegian analyst has to say FB should buy norwegian company. I hope Zuck is mature enough to understand this. I still don't see why the world needs another browser.
    Jun 10 12:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reporting On Reuters Facebook Poll Fashioned To Feed The Fear [View article]
    What makes me worry the most about FB is "Where is the CEO Zuck, or the board, thruout this turmoil?" No one said a thing. Are they in a cave? In one word: irresponsible.

    I won't buy FB until I see a mature CEO, strong board of director, sound business plan and a good succession plan. Zuck is still very young but what if he gets hit by a bus. What will happen to that 57% voting right? and my money?
    Jun 9 12:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon Mobil: Set Up To Move Higher [View article]
    Your "portfolio" in this example added up to $100,000. Not $1 million dollars. Did I miss something?
    Jun 6 11:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson: A Dividend Growth Investor's Dream [View article]
    Would you mind to do the same analysis for PFE? I bought it in early 2000 at $39. Since then it went down to $18 and now just recovered somewhat to $22. PFE does pay decent dividends but I am frustrated. At that same time, I bought 200 JNJ. Today I have 400 (after splits) and nice dividends. Had I put all that money in JNJ, I would be much better off today. Thank you for the article.
    Jun 6 11:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Valuation Seems Socially Unacceptable [View article]
    I agree with you. For me to buy FB, its valuation has to stand up against my other good apples such as AAPL, XOM, JNJ, BRK.B, etc. Otherwise, why should I buy especially I have not heard a word from its newly-minted billionaire CEO?
    I wonder how long is his honeymoon? Either he does not care, or he is not up to the challenge. Either way, not at my expense. "Unlike" FB for now.
    Jun 6 10:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment