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  • Relief rally evaporates as anxiety remains high [View news story]
    Fear and greed rule the house...
    Aug 25, 2015. 06:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Underweight Southwest Airlines? [View article]
    Long LUV...
    Jun 20, 2015. 02:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline fares jump 6% in May [View news story]
    Amen. The stock market would be fun if the analysts would just take a long vacation...
    Jun 18, 2015. 10:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline fares jump 6% in May [View news story]
    Amen. The stock market would be fun if the analysts would take a long vacation...
    Jun 18, 2015. 10:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Southwest Airlines Stock Still A Buy? [View article]
    Great article. The sky's the limit. LONG LUV.
    Sep 30, 2014. 02:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Should You Do With Alibaba? [View article]
    As usual with an IPO, fear and greed are in play with BABA. To say that shares "surged 36%" at the open last Friday is correct, yet misleading to some people. Retail investors waiting to buy shares sure as heck didn't realize any gain. The only ones who gained 36% were those that got in on the issuance of the IPO before its debut.
    Sep 23, 2014. 09:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple beats estimates, issues solid guidance; shares lower [View news story]
    Unfortuntaely, AAPL is still the stepchild who can never do anything right in the eyes of the larger investment community. However, with virtually unlimited resources at it's disposal, one day AAPL will shine brightly again. Long AAPL.
    Oct 28, 2013. 06:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I Am Changing My Stance On Microsoft To Sell [View article]
    MSFT: Swimming in cash...rewarding the faithful.
    Oct 24, 2013. 09:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: The $200 Billion Question [View article]
    I agree Tom. The $200 loss is real, but the money doesn't necessarily go to anyone else. The price and accompany individual profit or loss only exists for an instant in time, i.e., at the moment of the actual transaction.
    Feb 11, 2013. 09:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Ways To Become A Better Self-Directed Investor [View article]
    I guess the luck factor I referenced has to do with recent AAPL earnings. An equal amount of bloggers/advisors predicted APPL earnings would go up during the last quarter. With a very low P/E, the potential of Asian markets, the holiday season,sales of the recently debuted i5 and mini iPad and an obscene amount of folding money in a drawer somewhere, I convinced myself AAPLearnings would at least hit the mark. And they almost did. Earnings missed by a hair and AAPL plummetted. I understand AAPL is no longer the growth company it was, but much of the expectations were touted by "analysts" that don't know any more about predicted earnings than SA bloggers.
    Jan 27, 2013. 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Ways To Become A Better Self-Directed Investor [View article]
    Good article. I've decided that the best skill an investor can have is luck. The market defies logic. Instead, using the the recent AAPL example, fear and greed continue to take their toll on great companies. Percentage- wise, I am not down that much. Nevertheless it's real money. I need to re-tune, get back to basics and get the emotion out of my investing strategy.
    Jan 26, 2013. 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple - Fire Sale Ends December 31? [View article]
    Great article! Funds typically get a boatload of cash in January as wise investors want their money invested early in the year. Fund managers want to get in on the best bargains quickly. One of those is AAPL which has an astonishing amount of cash in their pocket and a ridiculously low P/E ratio.The majority of individuals and fund managers desiring to take money off the table to avoid a higher capital gains impact have long ago done so. What we're left with is a company that has been the hallmark of creativity and a very successful marketing strategy. Also, whether you like AAPL products or not, you have to realize the Chinese market has the potential to have a stellar year in 2013. Once fear and greed sort out, AAPL will soar again. Long AAPL.
    Dec 25, 2012. 01:12 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If the U.S. goes over the fiscal cliff, the biggest impact in sheer dollars would land on relatively affluent households, but in terms of percentage of tax increases, low- and moderate-income taxpayers would face the biggest burden - an often overlooked part of the budget debate that’s beginning to draw attention as the year-end deadline nears. [View news story]
    Agree 100% Archman! The financial world gets turned by a relatively small group of extremely rich and above all powerful people. They are in on all major economic decisions well before anyone else is even aware. When they wake up each morning, their first thought is make sure they do everything they possibly can to preserve prosperity for themselves and their families for generations to come.
    Dec 25, 2012. 10:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • While other firms (I, II) are lowering their iPhone and regular iPad forecasts, NPD claims Apple (AAPL -3.7%) has more than doubled its iPad Mini display panel orders to 12M+ (presumably to AUO and LPL) to meet strong demand. Moreover, NPD thinks the Mini could account for half of 2013 iPad shipments, which it pegs at 100M+. The difference between the Mini's size (0.68 lbs. and 0.28" thick) and the 4th-gen iPad's (1.44 lbs. and 0.37") is hard to ignore here. Separately, Digitimes reports Apple is working on a second-gen Mini that's lighter still, and will sport a better display. [View news story]
    I agree...move on to what? Really? Take the emotion out of the equation and just look at the hard facts and fundamentalsof Apple stock. Whether you luv it or hate it, AAPL is the market....
    Dec 16, 2012. 03:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • While other firms (I, II) are lowering their iPhone and regular iPad forecasts, NPD claims Apple (AAPL -3.7%) has more than doubled its iPad Mini display panel orders to 12M+ (presumably to AUO and LPL) to meet strong demand. Moreover, NPD thinks the Mini could account for half of 2013 iPad shipments, which it pegs at 100M+. The difference between the Mini's size (0.68 lbs. and 0.28" thick) and the 4th-gen iPad's (1.44 lbs. and 0.37") is hard to ignore here. Separately, Digitimes reports Apple is working on a second-gen Mini that's lighter still, and will sport a better display. [View news story]
    If I remember correctly, the iPad mini wasn't intended to make a huge profit in the first place. Apple developed and marketed the mini in order to establish a "beachhead" so their competition wouldn't garner the whole market for small pads. If Apple really is doubling their orders for mini display panels, then that's a good thing.
    Dec 14, 2012. 08:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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