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  • Amazon Stock: Gambling On Jeff Bezos  [View article]

    Amazon's innovations may be timeless and never ending, but as an investor I do not wish my wait for profit and free cash flow to be.

    One can only depend on the 'greater fool theory' for so long- Having built scale there comes a time to prove the concept by showing Profits and free cash flow!
    Oct 29, 2014. 06:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IDC Smartphone Forecast Is Bullish For Apple  [View article]
    MB - Though I often disagree with many of your opinions on AAPL I respect your action in publishing information which does not support your own views.

    With respect to developing countries and 'seeing the forest instead of just the trees'- might I suggest to you that you look at them this way: APPLE may be expected to have about 50% of the 'Premium'(high-end) market in these countries, which is initially very small proportionally (to the overall market). But, due to the countries rapid GDP growth / development, this segment will be growing very rapidly in the not too distant future.

    Hence they are likely to be an increasingly important source of growth for AAPL, and I believe at a more rapid rate than many of the posters here realize. This will particularly be the case as soon as a larger iPhone hits the market.
    Mar 3, 2014. 09:42 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If Tim Cook Does Not Care About The 'Bloody ROI', Does He Care About The 'Bloody Stock Price'?  [View article]
    I totally agree with the article, and could not have said it better.
    Mar 3, 2014. 08:42 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comparing Two Taranaki And East Coast Basin Plays  [View instapost]
    In my opinion, the problem with NZEC is 'Moral Hazard',- or to put it kindly- I no longer trust the management. I Strongly urge you to do a very thorough DD on that company and it's leadership before investing.
    Feb 11, 2014. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Continue To Invest In Apple  [View article]
    It would be interesting to see the results of a study similar to that of your 1950-2009 DJIA study except using ,for example, a simple Price to Sales ratio (with different upper and lower % bounds) compared to the Price to Sales ratio average for the preceding (say) 5 years.
    If the results, with appropriately chosen bounds,were at least as impressive as those reported,- it would indicate that the main factor at work is 'a reversion to the mean' and not necessarily any logic related to Mycroft Free Cash Flow.
    Dec 12, 2013. 09:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Italian Tax Woes Are Just The Tip Of The Iceberg  [View article]
    What is the meaning of legitimate? How can something be legal but illegitimate ?
    It is the lack of clear thinking and expression that you so clearly illustrate that is causing much of the world's problems today!
    Nov 17, 2013. 01:21 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Truth Behind Apple's Numbers  [View article]
    Far from showing that AAPL is worth less, I believe your article aptly illustrates the 'genius' of AAPL's model in generating a vastly superior ROIC. This is no 'flash in the pan' - AAPL's ROIC has been superior for many years and has been increased despite their entering what was already 'competitive' fields prior to their entry e.g. cellphones.

    I suggest that AAPL's superiority has not been the result of just being in the right place at the right time, but of a well thought out and executed strategy.
    May 24, 2013. 01:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Worth $265  [View article]
    Are you suggesting that the stock will be worth (terminal value) a fraction of the cash on the Company's balance sheet in 2017??

    Your valuation suggests that the Company would have a negative
    Enterprise value in 2017 if they just maintained their current performance- Do you really think this is even remotely likely?
    Mar 7, 2013. 04:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Under Pressure: Profit Margins On North American Hydraulic Fracturing  [View article]
    Hope you have not been conned by CHMR - If so I strongly suggest you do some research. Suggest you start by reading the two part article on CHMR posted on SA, and suppplement by your own due diligence. As I have found out from personal experience, there is virtually no protection provided by the SEC to the investing public.
    Oct 14, 2012. 02:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Most Gold For The Buck - Gold Reserves Of Major Gold Miners  [View article]
    Would it not be more appropriate to look at the Enterprise Value (EV) in relation to reserves?
    Aug 8, 2012. 02:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment