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  • Tim Cook's Improbable Victory In Washington [View article]
    I think it is real simple. Just lower the tax rates to becompetitive with the rest of the world, then you get more money. Just like taxing individuals.
    May 22, 2013. 10:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Understanding Why I Was So Wrong About Apple [View article]
    There are several factors that will keep Apple going up. One is brand loyalty and service. It's all about how the product makes you feel. The other is status; self evident. Then there is the eco-system. You are not just marrying an individual but the whole family.

    The quality of the product is industrial strength. These buggers just run and run. Apple doesn't try to rip you off with obsolete making software. The Apple software is Unix based. As those in scientific research which computer they like to use for ease of programming.

    Apple is a one way street. I can't count on one hand the number of people I have met in my lifetime that went out of MAC to PC.
    Aug 24, 2012. 12:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Stop Comparing Apples To Oranges [View article]
    Apple has a distinct company culture. The perfectionist, thorough research and development, the "campus", i.e., creative atmosphere and milieu of Apple are part of its DNA. George Washington died and the USA marched on, led by capable leaders.

    It is a different company, and as Jobs said, Apple is and will be run like a startup, with all that implies. It doesn't imply complacency, sloppiness, sloth, or mediocrity.

    Apple is like Mensa. Among its users and employees, no other company receives almost fanatical loyalty, even love.

    Long AAPL. Buy the dips.
    Apr 15, 2012. 01:16 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why History Should Worry Apple [View article]
    The only way for Apple to fall far would be to appoint Barack Hussein Obama as CEO.
    Feb 22, 2012. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Still A Buy, Despite The Odds [View article]
    Apple is one of the most recession/economic disaster resistant companies you can own. Smart phones are and will become more than gadgets to a larger populace. My wife has retired her paper calendar and address book. She uses Skype on her phone a lot. She migrated to Apple on my recommendation and never looked back.

    As long as the CULTURE that Jobs created and nourished at Apple flourishes and is never allowed to diminish, Apple will be in the forefront of its markets. It is known that designers at Apple are considered to be the top of the hierarchy. It's all about artistry and engineering.

    If the macro environment descends into catastrophic, what company could better survive than Apple, with its cash stash, and its world markets?

    PS: Today Halliburton said it is transitioning its mobile computing for all its employees to iPhone/iPad from Brackbury. This portends a sustained increase in future purchase and refresh buying cycles.

    Can you dig it?
    Feb 8, 2012. 01:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Earnings Disappoint, But Apple Adds $5 Billion To Its Coffers [View article]
    Rereading posts here. Is it in the realm of possibility that analysts set targets they know are unachievable, but still spectacular, in order to reduce stock price and create buying opportunity? Maybe that sounds like a conspiracy theory, but strange stuff has come out of Wall Street over the years.

    The current price of AAPL is a buying opportunity, on the dip.
    Oct 21, 2011. 06:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Earnings Disappoint, But Apple Adds $5 Billion To Its Coffers [View article]
    Excellent post. I made a similar observation on another AAPL topic board. The analogy is like a field goal kicker. In absolute terms, AAPL kicked the ball straight and long down the middle of the field, longer than any time in the past. But the analcysts moved the goalposts so far, that only a near miracle could the football reach. Why do investors accept as a given that there is inherent validity and integrity in analysts' targets?
    Oct 19, 2011. 07:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When's the Right Time to Sell Apple? [View article]
    <<Only a true worldwide economic collapse will kill this incredible company.<<

    Completely wrong. No other company in the world has a cash to earnings ration like Apple. If anything economically could kill Apple, then there would be nothing left but basket weaving on the planet. Think twice before you agree with those "analysts" that harp on Apple paying dividends. I would rather they bought back their stock and smoked those shorties that artificially depress the stock.
    Aug 20, 2011. 10:55 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens to Apple After Steve Jobs? [View article]
    Andy Zaky wrote on the overall impact of Jobs on Apple-in his absence and final exit. Zaky is analytic and precise, this bozo is idiosyncratic and sloppy.
    May 20, 2011. 09:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zaky: Why Apple's Guidance Is Still Important [View article]

    Today we had another big dump at the end of the market, just as before, which was the subject of your past article. There was no news, nothing. Just a ~600K share immediate sell off. Then ~ 2 million shares in under 15 minutes, with the final dump being over 733K shares.

    No other stock I know has this happen to it. I doubt if it could be a little rumor or small item like the announcement of another lawsuit. Others like Nokia, etc., hardly seem to be affected.

    The point is: what is a retail, individual investor to do, with this kind of out of nowhere dump?

    I doubt if someone is hitting the wrong key on the keyboard so frequently. Is there some advantage to someone who is doing this? It seems that this instant sell would result in a loss, instead of an orderly buyer/seller apportionment.

    You opinion, please.
    Apr 29, 2011. 04:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can iPad 2 Hold the Line Against Charging Competitors? [View article]
    Go back for the last 10 years concerning the relative merits of the Mac computer vs. the PC and you will find the same comments as the above. While tech geeks can gush about some obscure tech specs under the hood, it is the user experience that counts, the stability, the eco-system, the reputation for tech support, and the "comfort" factor.

    I've been a Mac user for over 20 years and have converted several colleagues and friends to Macs, and they thank me all the time. I have not met an actual human who went from Mac to PC and is happy about it.

    Rather than the Apple "closed" system being a hindrance to increased market share, it a priori will be stabler, less prone to viruses, and can be made to do things that an OS made for different platforms cannot do with the same stability and uniformity.

    I, like the 98% who use these products, DON'T want to tinker, hack, etc.; I want to use it and have it do what I expect all the time and feel that it is a solid product backed up by a first class company.
    Mar 4, 2011. 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple to Beat Top Line Expectations for Q1'11 by $2 Billion [View article]
    Congradulations, Andy!!!!!!! A stellar job from a real expert. Always looking forward to what you have to say, which you say well.
    Jan 19, 2011. 08:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple to Beat Top Line Expectations for Q1'11 by $2 Billion [View article]
    Because of the dip before earnings, it seems the stock price should be somewhere north of the 348 close on Friday. If you are correct, Andy, should the stock price remain in the 350s or higher going into February and Verizon's first day of iPhone sales?
    Jan 18, 2011. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Wouldn't Add to a Position in Apple [View article]
    Well, here I am holding my options for Feb calls, having rolled the Jan calls. I've made a lot of money, as I knew I would

    Laughing all the way to the bank. Thank you shorts for covering your losses and slingshoting the stock upward.
    Jan 16, 2011. 08:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Wouldn't Add to a Position in Apple [View article]
    Tech Follower,

    You wait, I be making trips to the bank and depositing my profits from Apple. Go ahead and short Apple. It's money in my pocket and the Market Makers.
    Jan 14, 2011. 06:17 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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