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  • Is Apple Music The Next Maps? [View article]
    Thanks for article

    Maps - had real issues, went with GOOG maps for 1 year, been using aapl maps last 2 years frequently with no issues

    Music - a little clumsy at first, have < 100 songs no problems, several times had problem finding previously defined radio stations, last 2 weeks - love it, will be a subscriber

    Watch - got june 1, no problems at all, excellently crafted software for activity monitoring, control Music, Apple TV, LED lights, texts, pay, etc. I'm a huge fan, improved activity level, will be huge imo
    Jul 27, 2015. 11:14 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Skechers: Why Citi's $142 Price Target Is Still Undervaluing The Company [View article]
    @sanity

    I'm not a shareholder SKX so I'm not pumping & dumping anything. Never have nor ever will.

    Apparently you have a problem with the stock or senior management. I know all about LA Gear & before. I also know I made a lot of $'s on their shoes in the 80's & 90's in my retail stores.

    So whatever your problem is, I don't care. You obviously can't tell the difference from an accurate post and a lie because of your extreme bias.
    Jul 23, 2015. 05:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Buying Apple: Consider The Scale Of The Potential Investment [View article]
    Good thoughts but AAPL continues to repurchase shares which muddies the water a bit on your main point. Thanks for sharing.
    Jul 23, 2015. 12:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The Stark Contrast Between iPad And Surface Sales [View article]
    Put at least an A8 chip in the mini & I'm in for myself & other members of my family. This will happen & be available in Oct this year, IMO.

    Thanks for clarification as I did notice the huge uptick in sale of Surface just reported.
    Jul 23, 2015. 12:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Skechers: Why Citi's $142 Price Target Is Still Undervaluing The Company [View article]
    They were in the business way before SKX. They ran a very profitable private footwear business. I was in the industry and I can't think of anyone other than Knight that has been as successful on a long term basis. Sure there are bad seasons in the footwear business. Something as simple as not having the right color in the line can mean millions of $'s in a single season.

    They have run a fickle business because footwear IS a fickle business. Home runs separate individuals.
    Jul 22, 2015. 11:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Skechers: Why Citi's $142 Price Target Is Still Undervaluing The Company [View article]
    I can't tell you where SKX stock will be in the future but I can tell you senior management have been hitting home runs for over 4 decades in the footwear industry. These guys know how to run a business in a very difficult industry to succeed in consistently.
    Jul 22, 2015. 08:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple beats estimates, guides light; shares fall [View news story]
    Including this qtr EPS with the prior last 3 qtrs = $8.66 p/s. A 15 p/e = $129.90; a 16 p/e = $138.56.

    The qtr just reported is typically their lowest EPS of year.
    Jul 21, 2015. 05:49 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Citigroup: A 79 Cent Dollar Too Good To Pass Up [View article]
    Nice succinct article. Thanks for sharing.

    Maybe the diminishing stream of bank fines via fed will begin to benefit big financials. Maybe premature but I'm positioned more now than the past so I hope that's the case.
    Jul 11, 2015. 10:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Market Update 7/11--- Stay Focused - China And Greece Are Non Issues. [View instapost]
    Great stuff Fear!

    Wrote your quote from mid week about 2040 & 2020 levels down in my workbook & used as a guide the last several days. Timely advice for me.

    Even as an optimistic bull, I found myself getting pulled into a neutral stance. The rhetoric was in full bear territory & on several occasions began to question my position. Stayed the course.

    I too added to QRVO & AAPL as I see it the way you explained it. Also added to BRK.B & JNJ. traded out of GILD several weeks ago & started a new position this week but not at the prior level amount of shares. Just 3 weeks ago I thought it would be a long time before I would even trade GILD. I really don't like in & out & in again as you have to be right too many times.

    Thanks for your help the last several weeks. Still have some cash to invest. Will see how financials do this next week & hope to put more money in. I'm optimistic for the earnings this quarter.
    Jul 11, 2015. 10:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Add Enough Hardware To Keep The iPhone Relevant? [View article]
    Excellent explanation of subjects discussed. Appreciate your articles.
    Jul 10, 2015. 01:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Surge As Greece Blinks First [View article]
    By consolidating the obvious objective is to eliminate overlapping expenses. If that is achieved it should be a good thing. We will see.
    Jul 10, 2015. 11:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Surge As Greece Blinks First [View article]
    Health insurance corps margin are shrinking due to 80/20 rule. It's the law that 80% of all premiums collected be spent on claims thereby capping @ 20% margin, outside of investment proceeds. Any excess must be given back to policy holders.

    As an individual policy holder I have received a rebate the last 2 years (since ACA was implemented). If you have your insurance via a corp, you probably don't get a rebate nor does your premium go down either (just my guess) as they continue to shift health costs to employees.
    Jul 10, 2015. 11:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Music: A $2 Billion Run-Rate Business By April 2016 [View article]
    Beach.....

    You've been berating AAPL for over a year now which was about 40% in gains ago. No wonder your angry.

    BTW, I don't need to read about Apple Music because I have had absolutely no problems with it. Took about 4-5 minutes to learn. No problems. What specifically are your issues? None as it's not available in SK.

    What is your issues with the watch? None, you don't have one.
    Jul 9, 2015. 04:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Music: A $2 Billion Run-Rate Business By April 2016 [View article]
    KR

    "Sure I will inevitably be the same way...."

    You don't have to be, I'm not cause I don't want to be. I've learned tons of stuff from my millenial sons & made money off their early adopting of tech, their taste for better food, etc. Millenials will dictate market trends more & more as time goes on. Enjoy later life when it happens & make some money when your kids are your age now and invest in their trends.
    Jul 9, 2015. 03:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • July 8th ---- Investors Need To Make A Decision  [View instapost]
    Appreciate confident summary.

    I'm with you. Just being prudent at this time. Some really ridiculous commenting on the tube that's annoying.
    Jul 9, 2015. 07:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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