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  • Apple: Insights From The Past Stocks' Performance Post Splits [View article]
    Thanks for compiling this.
    Jun 9, 2014. 11:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Insights From The Past Stocks' Performance Post Splits [View article]
    Overbought is a technical indicator, not an assessment of market action versus something that "should" happen. It just means there has been a preponderance of up days recently. The name of the indicator is derived from a hypothesis about what it might imply.
    Jun 9, 2014. 11:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Insights From The Past Stocks' Performance Post Splits [View article]
    The CYA famous phrase is arguably fraudulent. Can someone name something other than past performance that correlates better with future performance, at least in the short term? The disclaimer is that it is not a guarantee, not that it is irrelevant, much less a contra-indicator.

    Momentum styles depend on it and do well. We call it the trend and like to say don't bet against the trend.

    So which is it?

    Clearly, barring some change in circumstances, AAPL is likely to go up.
    Jun 9, 2014. 11:10 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iOS 8, HealthKit platform announced; iOS device sales top 800M [View news story]
    Bigger than home automation? People aren't thinking about how much of their everyday lives could be handled for them. Services are king.

    Tha said, Apple's track record over the decades for releasing platforms is not that great until recently. As with OS X Server, VPN, Pages, a slew of others, the concept demo is often about all you see.
    Jun 2, 2014. 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Something Extraordinary Is Certain [View article]
    I believe that after the record date, you are buying when issued split shares. The market quote system will look like larger shares, but they will actually represent 7 smaller shares.

    I stand to be corrected, but the record date is the key date. After that it's just trailing settlement.
    May 30, 2014. 10:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Dominate The PC Market Too? [View article]
    I sell my time for tech work, so Macs are way cheaper for me as well as making life way nicer.

    Recent big Win server based project required me to add Windows to the Mac. Now it is also the best PC I've used as well. The two environments are integrated by Apple and Parallels.

    Long AAPL, long term. Trade both ways a little.
    May 17, 2014. 09:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Dominate The PC Market Too? [View article]
    Mac is Unix. One click and you are there. Just used it this week to burn a CF for a single board computer and the whole deal took less time and cost less than just connecting a Windows machine to the serial port, even though I already had the gear.
    May 17, 2014. 09:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • With Fields In, Is Ford A Buy, Sell, Or Hold? [View article]
    For other readers, UAW says entry level 20 per hour plus health, retirement and life insurance. No doubt also work rules, sick and vacation, employee discounts.
    May 10, 2014. 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: iPhone 6 launches reportedly set for August/September [View news story]
    Link? Those must be percentages of earners. And those must be percentages who earn less than the stated amount. How could more people make 65K than 50K.
    May 10, 2014. 12:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: iPhone 6 launches reportedly set for August/September [View news story]
    Apple increases specs at about the same price. Has been doing so for decades. Please pay attention.

    Sorry to be curt but I get so tired of the pretending Apple isn't different. It is. Refreshingly, as a business.
    May 10, 2014. 12:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Apple: iPhone 6 launches reportedly set for August/September [View news story]
    They will go on sale Friday week after the event. Online sales will start at midnight and stores will open around 8 local time. First weekend sales will be announced Monday following. The announcement will not be made until inventory can be available to deliver significant numbers on this sort of schedule.

    Apple really is not mysterious. Solid. No nonsense. Hype limited to the actual product. No pre-announce, no vapor-ware.
    May 10, 2014. 12:29 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big Oil Under Serious Threat [View article]
    And Liberal politics is the current day Church. Just sayin.

    There is fascinating science about climate. As in every other profession from law to plumbing we have vast numbers of wannabes who don't know what they don't know and humility is a completely lost art except in certain quiet corners of Buddhism. So stay tuned to learn far more than we think we know.

    I'm pretty sure money trumps politics and social media in the long run, and solar is the most direct way to capture incident energy. We can reasonably expect advances in short term storage in the near term. Look for hydrocarbons to become more trouble than they are worth in an economy near you, except perhaps synthesized hydrocarbons for energy storage and transport.

    So I respectfully submit this author's points are valid regardless of the way the global warming drama plays out.
    May 10, 2014. 11:31 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Q2 Results Are Not What They Seem [View article]
    Apple looks at the market into which it sells. The surveyors look at as much market as they can find report buyers for. Apple sold more of what it sells and others sold even more in the broader stripes of the pyramid at a lower level.

    What gets missed in obsessing on market share is revenue and earnings trends. Share matters more in toothpaste or fast food than housing or smartphones.

    Comparisons are second order. The primary indicators are period to period comparisons for the company itself. And revenue trends only matter if they translate to earnings trends.

    After a flat spot in earnings, Apple is showing a possibility of advancing for a while. Any new categories can only add to the run.

    Don't overthink it.
    May 9, 2014. 10:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Heading Lower [View article]
    His returns are zero. He has no position and no plans to take one. The commenters are taking this much more seriously than the author, apparently.
    May 9, 2014. 10:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Will Apple's Stock Split Impact Its Shareholders? [View article]
    I figure they aren't dumb. They were just waiting for a report that beat.

    Likewise I suspect that in view of the treatment by the street of attempts to give good guidance that can only be described as mean, they will be low balling a bit going forward.

    Time after time I see signs of major asymmetry in knowledge. I think Apple management is way ahead of the analysts.
    Apr 26, 2014. 06:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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