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  • Is the Facebook IPO hurting Apple (AAPL -1.8%)? As shares fall further below the levels they traded at prior to Apple's strong FQ2 report, one theory making the rounds is that NASDAQ index funds are selling to make room for Facebook and its likely $100B+ market cap. In addition, Bloomberg reports a number of major hedge funds, including SAC Capital and Viking Global, took profits on Apple in Q1, though they collectively still held 37.8M shares at quarter's end.  [View news story]
    But Facebook is only expected to raise $18.4 billion in their IPO. That's a lot less than AAPL's decline. I guess if the hedgefunds are not initial participants in the IPO then they're expecting to have to buy in at a premium.
    May 17, 2012. 07:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Investing For Your Child In A Custodial Account: Risks And Benefits [View article]
    I began a Qualified Tuition Program, also called 529 plan for my grandchildren. These plans allow me to maintain complete control and ownership. And I can even change beneficiaries on the plans.
    Apr 26, 2012. 12:34 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "All indications suggest that the key spring selling season has gotten off to a solid start," writes Wells Fargo, basing the conclusion mostly on anecdotal data. Of particular interest are sales gains not being dependent on incentives. Holding things back are conservative appraisals and tight underwriting, both of which should subside over the course of the year.  [View news story]
    In the same cited article:
    "It is important to note that Wells Fargo is forecasting a very weak year for housing - just an increase from the weakest years on record. Their forecast would be the 3rd worst year for new home sales since 1963, only behind the 2011 and 2010 - and about half the median annual sales since 1963.

    Their forecast would be the 4th worst year for housing starts since 1959. Note: starts bottomed in 2009, and most of the increase since then has been from multifamily starts). The Wells Fargo forecast is for about half the median for annual housing starts since 1959."
    Apr 2, 2012. 03:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • As part of a pledge to comply with Chinese law and the Fair Labor Association's standards, Apple (AAPL) and Foxconn forge an agreement in which the latter will hire tens of thousands of workers, halt illegal overtime, improve safety and upgrade workers' housing. The deal could have far-reaching effects for the rest of the sector.  [View news story]
    We're going to end up hurting the Chinese worker more than help him. Report after report says those workers want as much overtime as possible. One said, "we're here to work not play." Now, we want to turn them into American style couch potatoes. Or they'll leave Foxconn for a less "compassionate" employer. One that will give them more overtime but unsafe conditions.
    Mar 30, 2012. 05:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diamond Foods (DMND) has the highest short interest as a percentage of float among S&P 500 companies, Bespoke reports, with more than half of its free floating shares sold short, followed by Barnes & Noble (BKS) and KB Home (KBH), both near 50%. Other notable names on the list include First Solar (FSLR), Sears (SHLD) and JC Penney (JCP).  [View news story]
    You have to click the link. Takes you right there.....
    Mar 28, 2012. 10:55 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    Oh darn, time is up.
    Now we can go back to life.
    Where is my iPad?
    Mar 28, 2012. 12:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    Hmmm, APPL
    Do I get in now or wait?
    Seeking Alpha guides.
    Mar 28, 2012. 12:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    Rockets are no match.
    Markets go parabolic.
    It's a long way down.
    Mar 27, 2012. 11:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    Shall we entertain
    What happens now to our site
    Do we get better?
    Mar 27, 2012. 11:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    Okay, just one more.
    I've turned into a poet.
    Thank SA for it.
    Mar 27, 2012. 11:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    Oh come midnight hour
    A million poets do weep
    For an iPad. Joy.
    Mar 27, 2012. 11:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    From whence thou found strength?
    I find it in one million
    Seeking Alpha too
    Mar 27, 2012. 11:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    One plus one is two
    I found on Seeking Alpha
    One million users
    Mar 27, 2012. 11:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    We search for the truth
    Seeking Alpha tells us to
    Buy low sell higher
    Mar 27, 2012. 11:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Win An iPad In Seeking Alpha's 1 Million User Haiku Contest [View article]
    Trolling we tried first
    Contributing was second
    Don't dis Apple posts!
    Mar 27, 2012. 11:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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