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  • Swatch CEO says he's unfazed by Apple Watch [View news story]
    Famous last words...I recall Steve Ballmer making similar scoffs at the iPhone. These CEOs never learn! Never bet against Apple!
    Nov 27, 2014. 01:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Record iPhone Shipments May Not Mean Market Share Gains [View article]
    Hey MB,

    Ignore the haters above, they do not appreciate you like I do. The market needs someone to remain on the sell side. That's the only way I make my money!

    Please tone down the rhetoric MB haters. I need this man Loud, Strong, and Wrong.

    He is paying for my next vacation!

    I thank you in advance.
    Oct 31, 2014. 10:29 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon launches $39 Fire TV Stick [View news story]
    Amazon's leadership suffers from the same copycat disease as Apple's South Korean immitator, "Samesong". I am tired of pathetic innovation.
    Amazon is one big short away from an activist investor. It will be a sad day.
    Oct 27, 2014. 12:47 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EU: Apple Tax Deals Granted By Ireland Broke State Rules [View article]
    What about all of the other companies that compete against Apple, and also have prospered by implementing the "Double Irish" tax strategy that you refer to here?
    If this impacts Apple, then this should also impact Google, and 90% of the tech companies that have implemented tax avoidance loopholes via Ireland and the Netherlands.

    This investigation should have a worldwide impact to ALL multinational companies going forward. However, you fail to mention them, or the impact this investigation would have on their stocks in the future. How can you suggest to avoid Apple without suggesting to avoid the other tech stocks with Irish holding companies?

    I feel like this is another attack by a clueless bear.
    Sep 30, 2014. 02:53 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: A Story Of A Buy And Hold [View article]
    What is more important?
    A) Capturing market share, or
    B) maximizing profititibility?
    If A) is your answer, hurry up and buy up shares in Amazon and Samsung. if B) buy Apple.

    At the end of the day, market share is not the goal, profitibilty is. Why sell the most, but earn the least? Apple's ecosystem allows Apple to sell its hardware at a premium price. Do you ever hear of Android users praising Android's Ecosystem? Android phones carry more viruses than a rabid bat!

    Apple is able to do so much more because they own vertical integration in the technology space. That gives the company the ultimate moat.
    Sep 15, 2014. 01:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay And The iOS Wealth Advantage [View article]
    Well said! I think the most important thing an analyst can do is project growth. These analysts are so bad at understanding anything regarding value. They fail to grasp that management spends 5 days a week dedicating their time to squeezing a dollar out of 50 cents.
    Apple is a company that constantly squeezes $2 dollars out of 50 cents, yet foolish analyst assume that they will not in the future.
    Want to hear foolishness? Michael Blair is bullish on Blackberry, but bearish on Apple. I still laugh when I think of it.
    Sep 15, 2014. 01:14 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay And The iOS Wealth Advantage [View article]
    I believe that Michael Blair is the most reckless Seeking Alpha author out there. His analyses of Apple are so shoddy that I am surprised that he is still allowed to publish on this site. I read his article and it was just like his other articles... extremely partial, and full of holes.
    He is obsessed with Apple's loss of market share. One day he will be right...
    "Even a broken clock is right twice a day"
    Sep 15, 2014. 01:02 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Product Launch Rocked [View article]
    Hi Cheryl,

    I enjoyed reading your article. I believe that Apple is not innovative like it was before. I don't mind because the new hardware is always better than the previous, and there still is no other device out there that can beat it.

    I am also a believer that too much innovation can backfire. I feel that packing too much punch can overwhelm a large population of users, and that is a no-no. Case in point, Microsoft made that mistake with windows 8, and Samsung continues to try to introduce a "unicorn" device. Do you agree that innovation has to be controlled, almost restrained, like how Apple approached NFC technology?
    Sep 10, 2014. 03:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Product Launch Rocked [View article]
    I will yawn all the way to the bank. The fact is this, Apple is the only company in the smartphone hardware industry that knows how to churn profits. Criticizing Apple's lack of innovation is proven to be a tired argument. Here's why. Apple does not need to innovate the smartphone anymore. In fact, doing so is becoming dangerous. Over innovate, and you look gimmicky like Samsung. It is a fine line. Quality is what matters. At the end of the phone, people still appreciate the basics... fast, reliable, visual, and feel. That is why Samsung and its inspector gadget approach is going nowhere fast. Android keeps trying to do everything mediocre.
    The thing that many Apple users appreciate is quality, strong ecosystem, reliability, and now a big screen. Apple was losing market share due to the lack of size. Now they fixed it. Bleeding market share will stop.
    I hear the Apple bears complain about everything. If its not weaking margins then it's lack of innovation. It's always the same old, and while they cry on the sidelines, they miss the profit opportunity.
    Go buy Samsung stock!
    Sep 10, 2014. 02:48 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double Top For Apple? [View article]
    The sapphire debate seems to get lost in itself. Most do not know what value this virtually unscratchable screen will really bring. There is a large contingent of investors who do not care. I am one.
    I believe Apple's biggest accomplishment will be how well in integrates IOS 8 and Yosemite. Making Apple's ecosystem stronger while other competitors continue to struggle with integration is more key than anything else.
    Technology in the home is the new frontier. Apple has done a marvelous job entering the business space. Its new relationship with IBM should open more opportunities.
    However, their penetration into the home requires all mobile devices to communicate easily with the desktops and laptops.
    If they can perfect that, more users will buy apple hardware.
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double Top For Apple? [View article]
    I was thinking the same thing. This goes to show that technical indicators are best supported by foundamentals. If he shorts the cup, he will definitely get handled. (pun intended)
    Aug 20, 2014. 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double Top For Apple? [View article]
    As a shrewd investor, I always take the time to challenge my position. My position in Apple is long. So, I never shy away from bearish opinion. It might open my eyes. However, I can comfortably say that the arguments on the bear side are so weak that naysayers are starting to appear reckless and illogical.
    If Apple is not a sure bet, then I truly do not know a company out there that is.
    Aug 20, 2014. 12:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The Party Is Over; Initiating With A Bearish View [View article]
    Good Point. Copy cats may take market share, but Apple has a strangle-hold on profits. Typically, growth metrics are an excellent indicator of profitibility being squeezed in the future. While that still holds some truth here, it is not strong enough to use to bet against Apple. Apple has been remarkably resilient at preserving high growth margins because it refuses to compete on price. This has educated the consumer to recognize Apple as the gold standard in all hardware/software.
    Focusing on market share has proven to be the downfall of permabears. They will learn the hard way.
    Last point. I think Apple does not appreciate copy cats in Asia, but I agree with your point. I think they have identified that the consumer base who buys Xiaomi cannot afford to buy Apple, but desire to buy an Apple one day. Xiaomi has become Apple's free marketing tool. Here's why. It has not proven to take away from Apple's growing consumer base in Asia, and it gives other users who do not own iphones the impression that the user owns an iphone. Just like the many who are fooled by fake Coach bags.
    Jul 10, 2014. 10:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The Party Is Over; Initiating With A Bearish View [View article]
    I stand corrected regarding the disclaimer (the disclaimer is at the top of this trash article0.
    Jul 10, 2014. 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The Party Is Over; Initiating With A Bearish View [View article]
    Supporting your bears, MB? He makes you appear smart!
    Jul 10, 2014. 10:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment