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  • Apple's Declining Advantage Is Undeniable [View article]
    The Apple 5s is destroying the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Samsung release of earnings all but admitted it. Even with Samsung discounts on the S4 they are losing sales and share in the premium market.
    Jan 24, 2014. 09:16 AM | 32 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sense And Nonsense About Climate Change. What Do Investors Need To Know? [View article]
    First it was global warming. Since that did not fly it is now called climate change". That covers all the bases. Whenever weather changes from our short term past or our immediate expectations we yell "climate change". In the big picture we have come out of a mini ice age. Of course it is slightly warmer in some areas. Also the Antarctic ice is spreading over a larger area. Man is not near as important as some think. Wake up. The weather changes, always has and always will.
    Jan 8, 2013. 10:37 PM | 27 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Don't Expect The Sale On Apple Shares To Last Forever [View article]
    Several things must be noted. Samsung reported sales today but did not break out sales for their Galaxy S4 or S4s. That is the only phone they have that competes with the iPhone. I assume that along with the recent discounting of the S4s only three months into its launch means they are losing the high end market to Apple since Apple sales blew away the analysis's projections. To wonder why Apple is losing market share in the smart phone market is foolish as the definition of smart phone is overly broad and not defined. To compare an iPhone to a low cost HTC phone is really comparing apples to oranges. They are not nearly the same. I know, I had a HTC (so called smart phone). It was nothing like an iPhone.. The current iPhone does not compete with the low cost phones just like the BMW or Lexis does not compete with the Ford Focus. Does that mean BMW, Mercedes, Lexis, etc. are losing? No.
    They are in a different market. It appears that Apple is winning in the market they are presently in. They may or may not decide to compete in other markets going forward. However, that does not take away from what they have done and what they are doing.
    Jul 26, 2013. 11:02 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Funds Are Selling Out Of Apple: What You Need To Know [View article]
    Disappointing 5s/5c launch? Hardly. It blew out the numbers.
    Oct 23, 2013. 09:28 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Was Tim Cook Thinking? An Analysis Of Beats Electronics [View article]
    Few buyers of head phones are audiophiles. So their ratings mean little in the real world of selling high priced head phones. People pay for many high priced items that are not nearly as "good" as some competitors all the time. There is a difference in actual abstract value and in perceived value to the consumer. That is what much of marketing is all about. To many of our young, near young and want to be young being "seen" in the "right" way is worth the price. To many "Beats" is the right way. I just gave my granddaughter here birthday present in cash. She immediately went out an purchased Beats head phones. Why? She told me Beats is where it is at among the young and they have money to spend.
    Jun 10, 2014. 08:24 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Big Opportunity: China's Not Going Anywhere [View article]
    The Analysts and market pundits put Apple in a no win box when they brought out the new 5c. If it was priced low ($350-400) they were prepared to down grade on compressed margins. It it was priced high, as it was, they were prepared to down grade on lost market share in the lower end. Hence, the down grades and stock price dip. Unfortunately few understand the true Apple story or their strategy. It is long term and based on the premium brand and Eco system. Low priced phones may become a commodity as low price cars, purses, etc. however, there will always be a place for Lexis, Mercedes, Coach, BMW, Eric. Premium brands make the big money.
    Sep 16, 2013. 12:42 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple App Store Vs. Google Play [View article]
    Very poor logic. Google is growing fast with an inferior product that is going to raise up and bite them in the ". " as it has no review. When something comes out really bad they will get blamed.
    Mar 25, 2013. 10:12 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Once-A-Year Article On Apple [View article]
    A ten for one stock plot would truly be magical. It would put the 100 share round lot within the budget of so many Apple product lovers. They would buy and hold as they love Apple. This could take the stock out of the control of speculators, hedge fund, ETFs, etc.
    Jan 17, 2013. 06:25 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sink Or Swim? Apple's Q1 Guidance Will Tell The Tale [View article]
    I believe the success of the 5s shows the market is not near as mature as the author believes.
    Oct 21, 2013. 09:54 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Inc.'s Slumping Unit Profits Spell Trouble [View article]
    Poor article. Does not understand basic economics of products and product development and market. It is normal to discount to reach a broader market. Apple has done an amazing job in reaching the lower priced market even though it has not introduced a lower price iPhone. Their marketing is brilliant. Remember with their high retention rate this brings more and more into their Eco system. They did this without discounting their flag ship product. As I said this was brilliant marketing.
    Jul 24, 2013. 09:46 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Solved Its First Problem [View article]
    If Samsung phones are so good why is their retention rate (buy the phone again) less than one half that of the iPhone?
    May 16, 2013. 08:52 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - Fire Sale Ends December 31? [View article]
    They best thing Apple could do to cut down on this wild volitility is to split the stock so true Apple users and lovers could afford a meaningful amount of shares. A ten for one split would be magical. Then a typical Apple user could buy 100 shares. They would never sell as they love Apple. That could take the control of the stock out of the hedge Funds who play various games and are subject to all the wild and mostly unconfirmed rumors. Apple lovers would just want to own a piece of Apple. The stock would be a cult thing to own as many of the iProducts have become.
    Dec 25, 2012. 10:51 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ITC Rules Apple Infringed On Samsung Patent, Shares Fall Post Session [View article]
    Let's see, Apple will no longer get to sell on the US old phones they already no longer sell in the US. Yes, I can see that will be a big hit to Apple.
    Jun 5, 2013. 07:05 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple For The Alpha Hunter [View article]
    Your future growth projection are assuming no new products. That is very conservative (pessimistic).
    Jun 18, 2014. 07:25 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • IDC: Chinese, global smartphone growth to slow rapidly in 2014/2015 [View news story]
    Numbers sound very fishy.
    Mar 5, 2014. 06:28 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment