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  • Apple Pay - Nice But Not A Big Deal [View article]
    At what point in anyone's thought process did 1.1 billion not add much to a companies bottom line? Also your calculations didn't even consider the growth rate at which apple pay transactions will go up. I realize your articles are always slanted to undercut apple, but clearly what apple had just done is remarkable & can make a difference to apples bottom line!
    Sep 14, 2014. 10:23 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Is A Flight To Safety Destination Today [View article]
    Thanks for the article! I would like to know what other indicators to watch for in order to jump into the tvix, SQQQ & other short positions. I recently bought a few thousand shares of the tvix at 2.98. It jumped to 4.00 and I dumped at 3.98. Not a huge killing, but I felt I was a tad early. I'm watching interest rates carefully and feel that I should but more Tvix before October. Any thoughts or articles you have on the topic would be helpful. I'm following you & I think a lot of readers could make some money in the short term by taking on some volatility trades and brief short positions.
    Aug 16, 2014. 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings: Ecosystem Contraction Playing Out; Regulatory Risk Looms In China [View article]
    Everyone keeps talking about the IPad contractions. I think the slower sales is due to the fact that iPads are so reliable they don't need to be upgraded as often as a phone. My family owns iPads from the second generation to the latest. I own the latest because I use mine for work. My girlfriend has the previous generation & has no need to upgrade because hers works fine & dies exactly what she needs it to. Even though hers weighs a ton compared to mine, it works great. My other family members have the IPad previous to hers. And agin, they work so well there's no need to upgrade. Over time I think iPads will continue to exhibit strong sales, just not soaring until a newer technology comes out that none of the others have.
    Jul 29, 2014. 09:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Earnings: Ecosystem Contraction Playing Out; Regulatory Risk Looms In China [View article]
    Contraction? Duh! Didn't you see the growth in china? Weren't iPhone sales this quarter higher than last year? Didn't Mac sales go up? Didn't iTunes do really well? If you call this quarter a contraction you should short apple with all your might! I'll stay long until the end if the year at least!
    Jul 23, 2014. 09:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple beats EPS estimates, but guides light [View news story]
    Any other company hitting numbers like these would have a skyrocketing high stock price. It never fails to amaze me that such a great company with an amazing cash flow doesn't leap with such a good earnings report. I've been in it for the long haul & continue to be. Most of my family and friends are all waiting for a bigger screen. I could have upgraded a year ago but didn't because my phone works great & all I want is the bigger screen. I think a lot of people are waiting like me. So I see the bigger screen phones as a huge catalyst for the next quarter provided they come out with it soon.
    Jul 22, 2014. 07:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple may make largest acquisition with $3.2B Beats deal [View news story]
    While I have no idea what apple is up to it doesn't make sense to buy this company for such an extremely high price! However, and this is a big however, if Beats owns a specific patent on music streaming or the music streaming on beats has something apple needs then the buy might make sense. However if this was the case overpaying makes no sense. Beats headphones are not the best out there, and since apple only wants to sell high end product lines, owning this portion of the business seems counterproductive to their business theme.
    May 8, 2014. 06:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Significantly Undervalued - Shares Are Worth North Of $650 [View article]
    Doesn't really matter what number you come up with, if the market isn't pushing apple higher than it's only worth what the markets say it is. Today it's worth 535. Monday it might be worth more or less according to what the buyers and sellers determine it to be. Been reading articles like this for the last year and a half. I'm long apple, agree with your article, but find myself thinking apple is worth far more than it's current price while the rest of the market disagrees.
    Apr 6, 2014. 08:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Dividend Increase Coming Soon [View article]
    Actually apples outstanding shares based on the most recent buyback stand in the 860's range, not 890. Sure would be nice to come up to a 3% dividend. I think that would do a lot to drive investors into the stock.
    Mar 26, 2014. 05:08 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ampio spins off sexual dysfunction business Vyrix Pharmaceuticals [View news story]
    So how does this spin off affect current shareholders of AMPE stock? One of the reason's I invested in ampio to begin with was due to this drug in their pipeline. If their spining it off into a separate company and only maintain 50-80% ownership don't we all lose out on the full benefit and only take part in 50-20% ownership of the ED drug? If so, that sucks!
    Dec 13, 2013. 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Didn't Fix Its Biggest Problem [View article]
    Today, in Houston, my girlfriend & office manager and I went to apple store. It was packed! They only had two 5s's left and we snagged both. Silver & 32 gig were the only choice. They both traded in their old phones for 200.00 and both walked out only paying an extra 100.00. They were stoked. I spent the entire time talking to employees and asking questions about the sales of the 5c & 5s. They told me that every morn a shipment arrives & before 3pm they are sold out of the 5s's. All told me the 5c's are selling really well & they have been swamped since their release. I'm trying to hold out in buying a new iPad. I'm waiting because I know a new release is around the corner. I suspect many others are in the same boat, mine is an ipad2. Only one of them seemed to put the iPad release in proper perspective. Based on rumors I have been assuming new iPads would be announced in October. Their manager strongly disagreed. He felt that since it wasn't announced at the same time as the new phones that it was very unlikely that new iPads woud come out in October. He felt that next march or may would be the releases for iPads. Although no one knows for sure, I just may pick new iPads up if new ipads arent announced in oct. I came to own 3,000 shares of apple from puts i had sold last sept right before the drop, in at 630.00. Everything that I see tells me apple is a great investment and to just hold. Yet, it seems regardless of any positive information on apple that comes out, the stock just isn't responding as most stocks normally would. I've been trading for a long time and have never seen any company with this kind of revenue & quality products get hit this hard & fail to respond to great information like the 9 million weekend sales etc...yet, with articles like this bombarding the media left & right I would think investors would read crap like this and people really base their investment strategies on articles like this? Only time will tell if I was right or wrong with my trade & analysis. Clearly for the time since i made the trade I've been on the wrong side of this trade. Either way this trade has really taught me more than any other trade I've ever made! Good luck to all the other apple longs.
    Sep 29, 2013. 12:54 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Early 5S and 5C sales may be 50-50 split [View news story]
    Bottom line is that none of these guys know's all just a guess. Just more chatter.
    Sep 26, 2013. 08:54 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Icahn bought "quite a bit" of Apple today [View news story]
    What does it say about apple having two years to come out with a larger screen and then coming up short at this event? It tells me that apple is really falling behind the times & keeps missing the 8-ball. Come on, different colors? Who cares, you cover with a case anyway! A larger screen would allow older people like me & my friends to be able to read websites visited on the iPhone much easier. Unfortunately for me I'm long apple & have a lot of shares. I do believe it will go back up on a china mobil announcement, but this event was pathetic! Apple just can't seem to get its Mojo back unless they can start providing us with larger screens & a china Mobil deal. Hopeful & waiting in Houston!
    Sep 11, 2013. 10:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Few Signs Of Trouble [View article]
    The only reason sales of these things are down is due to no recent refresh. I need to buy a new Ipad and simply won't until a new one comes out. Why would I buy one now only to discover in a couple months a new one with updated features is coming out? This is having a huge impact on current sales and will continue to do so until something updated or new is launched.
    Aug 6, 2013. 12:14 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Protected Principal Retirement Strategy: Will Apple Ever Become A Dividend Portfolio Candidate? [View article]
    Everyone on SA simply looks at your 300 price point for apple and because their invested in it can't see what you are trying to say, because their emotionally attached to apple. All the author is trying to say is "if apple were to hit these particular numbers it would be a great value play and investment for his dividend portfolio." Interesting how attacking investors are when an article is written about apple dropping to 300. How many of you saw it going from 700 to 390? So it isn't a far stretch that apple could fall to 300, is it? If it fell this far it wouldn't take much for it to fall another 90.00, right? Like most of you I am holding onto a lot of apple. Wish I wasn't, but I am. So maybe its a good idea to consider what he has to say. He isn't suggesting that you buy it or sell it, all he's doing is discussing what he see's as a good value if apple were to fall to certain levels. If he ends up buying in at those levels, then he's a lot smarter than all of us that bought in at much higher prices.
    Jul 16, 2013. 05:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Deal With China Mobile Could Be A Catalyst For Apple [View article]
    Apple stock has been really dropping and while I think a china Mobile deal would have been a huge deal last year, I'm not so certain it will affect the stock very much. Why? Since sediment on apple has become so negative any good news lately doesn't seem to help. The markets are going up, yet apple just continues to plunge. Does anyone have any thoughts regarding apples buy back? They announced a 60 billion buy back, yet are they buying back? If not, why? There's no way to tell how many shares or when they make a purchase. I thought with a buy back of that size the stock couldn't go down this far because they could buy back 2 billion shares a month for 15 months which would be enough to offset any shorts and sales. Yet, nothing but decreasing share price. Crazy.
    Jun 27, 2013. 06:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment