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  • Microsoft: Surface Pro 4 May Be Due In Early 2015 [View article]
    I have found the Pro 3 to be an extraordinary device. I am a fan of the thin tablet form factor and not of the laptop so the Pro 3 is a perfect fit. Additionally, the Pro is superbly built with an extraordinary fit and finish.

    It is extremely fast ( much faster than the ipad air and even my office workstation) and unbelievably reliable with never a crash.

    The battery will last my entire workday and into a bit of the evening before it needs to be charged-typically about 9-11 hours for me.

    I'll take the Pro 3 over the macbook any day of the week. There is a 14 day return policy- try one. I did and I'd never return it unless the next generation Surface Pro is superior
    Aug 20, 2014. 03:07 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double Top For Apple? [View article]
    Have to disagree with you. While aapl is slightlly over bought on a fast stochastics chart, it is going to move higher based on money flow and macd.

    There are quite a few powerful traders waiting for a break out to the upside in aapl.

    if it breaks 100, it will quickly move to 106.38. Pending any bad news, aapl is a buy on any pullback prior to the iPH 6 release.
    Aug 18, 2014. 04:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ultra Cheap Mobile Phones Will Upset The Industry Apple Cart [View article]
    Omega & Tag Heuer are not high end watches if your a horologic aficionado.

    Apple would be equivalent to a Patek Philippe ( ) or a A.Lange & Sohne ( )

    Some Patek's have sold for many millions of dollars at auctions
    Aug 15, 2014. 08:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ultra Cheap Mobile Phones Will Upset The Industry Apple Cart [View article]
    While there is a market for inexpensive products, that is not what aapl is targeting.

    There are enough customers who are willing to pay for higher end products to keep aapl around for a long time.

    In a world of Kia's and Hyundai's, Ferrari manages to sell every car they make. The limited production LaFerrari ( ) , sold all 499 cars before they even left Italy. Each costs 1.2 million dollars.

    The last thing Tim and Comany lose sleep over is the cheaper phones hitting the market. I believe they need to worry about releasing new, innovative products that change the way people do things.

    Proving they can still innovate without Steve at the wheel is theirs and Wall Streets #1 concern.

    Technically speaking, on a short term basis, a lot of smart money has come out of aapl stock since the $99.44 level. Money flow is short term oversold and any positive news would send the stock initially to the $100.90 level.

    That said, on a long term chart, aapl is nearing extremely overbought levels so if I were an investor for the long term and not a trader, aapl would have to have a significant pullback for me to make a long term investment in it.
    Aug 15, 2014. 12:15 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon unveils mobile credit card reader [View news story]
    Amazon rarely offers the cheapest pricing. There isn't a product they sell that can't be found for MUCH cheaper elsewhere.

    This morning I bought a Whirlpool dryer rack part # w10121663. Amazon sells it for $30.01. Amazon's "more buying choices" has it for $24.80 to $68.00 !

    With a simple search on Bing, I found it at for $13.31. Even with shipping, that's a tremendous price difference on just one part.

    The CamFind app for iPhone and android already does more than Amazon's "new" Firefly. Download it, then go to an ATT store and compare it to Firefly. You'll discover that Firefly is inferior.

    Amazon is a glorified 3rd party retailer and now specializes in simply copying others ideas.

    However, wall street is in love with Bezos and his delusions. This is what keeps the stock price afloat and they don't seem to be jumping ship anytime soon.

    I am a consumer who believes in not paying more for the exact same item and therefore I am not an amazon fan or customer. From a traders standpoint, however, amzn should revisit the 364 range as more fluff news hits the newswires.
    Aug 13, 2014. 12:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nearly $2 Billion In The Hole, Microsoft Continues To Dive Deeper Into Tablets [View article]
    The Surface Pro 3 is a truly amazing device unlike anything else on the market and will be a great product for Msft going forward.
    Aug 8, 2014. 02:32 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oversold Everywhere [View article]
    I have to agree.

    We have not been this oversold since Feb. Thats not to say, however, that we cant stay oversold or become a bit more oversold.

    But... Nimble traders can make thousands in profits per day in this market- my favorites currently are cmi , joy and slb.
    Aug 8, 2014. 02:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Time To Short Microsoft [View article]
    Technically speaking, msft would find major support at 31.50, however i dont think it gets that far anytime soon.

    The company is making billions in profits in a down PC market. Office is still the best productivity suite, X-Box is the gamer's device of choice, Bing is far better than Google ( imo) and the Surface Pro 3 is truly extraordinary ( for those who want a full pc in a gorgeous, smooth, light powerful & rock steady reliable tablet form ).

    Since the Surface Pro 3, my ipad air is mainly used for reading & games. I am a huge iPad air & iphone fan, but the pro 3 is that good.

    Microsoft is a great longterm investment and should be a core holding in any portfolio.

    From a trading standpoint, it was a bit overbought at 45.71, but its sitting on its 50 day and its a risky place to short it for any meaningful downside move.

    I sold 100 call contracts against a portion of my msft holdings as a way to make income on the overbought side.
    Aug 6, 2014. 10:40 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Xbox One Is Failing [View article]
    Talk to any serious gamer and the X-Box One is the top of the line console.

    Its also Microsoft's entry into the Living Room- Access to Netflix , Crackle and Hulu Plus are easy.

    My kid's have the Wii U only for one reason and that's Mario Bros. Even they acknowledge that the x-Box is king.

    Additionally Microsoft Win 8.1 is a powerful, extremely stable and reliable OS. Boots in seconds and hasn't crashed on us yet.

    Word, Excel and Access are still the best.

    The Surface Pro 3 is one of the most extraordinary devices I have ever used, replacing both my iPad and laptop. My iPad Air is now mostly used for reading and game playing with the kids.

    Microsoft has a lot going for it and the X-Box is one powerful brand ( pun intended )
    Aug 5, 2014. 04:18 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Amazon Fire Phone Will Fail [View article]
    If amazon sells one phone which directs a consumer to its website to buy massivley overpriced items, then Bezos and amazon bulls will call the phone a success.

    Have you tried this phone out. If you did, you'll last about 2 minutes before wanting to put in in a blender and puree it.

    Dynamic perspective is annoying and makes most letterson the screen hard to read. The phone is bulky, heavy and has the fit and finish of a Hyundai. The UI looks like a 3rd grader designed it and is downright klunky.

    Firefly is ridiculous and indentified 1 out of 5 items I put in front of it. It couldnt even identify an iPhone 5S. When it does work , it directs you only to the amazon site. I guess thats good so one can then take amazon's inflated price and buy it for less elsewhere.

    By comparison, my CamFind app on my iPhone works with near perfection and lists many vendors to compare prices. It even identified a white iphone 4s. This app is a MUST to have on your phone and puts firelfy to shame.

    Amazon's features are simply copycats of existing apps and products. I dont think many intelligent consumers will buy into such nonsense but Bezos, the wall street talking heads and amazon publicists will find a way to positivley spin any negativity.

    The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is an extraordinary device, one of the best new products available. I have yet to see it featured on CNBC. Yet the fire phone was displayed and discussed ad nauseum on CNBC. Bezos has the media and several of his alumni hedge traders in his pocket so little can significantly put this stock down. If is breaks $329.91, its right back to $350. Isane, I know, but Bezos keeps supplying the spiked cool aid and the drunken stupor continues.
    Jul 30, 2014. 04:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: Amazon Finally Enters A Market With Pricing Power [View article]
    Wow amazon makes headlines again! Bezos is a master copy cat and always late to the party.

    Shapeways, quickparts, redeyeondemand and jacksmachine have been around for quite some time offering wonderful 3d printing, interface and service.

    Just another timely fluff piece by amazon to distract from their slowing revenue and non profitability issues.

    Just like the firefly button on the fire phone. Google goggles already had the idea for years .

    The CamFind app ( my iPhone works far better than amazon's copycat firefly and it lists OTHER sites besides amazon where one can find the best pricing. Apps like these work fantastic and they don't lock the consumer into purchasing only from amazon.

    Just another amazon marketing ploy to take the focus away from the company's bigger issues
    Jul 29, 2014. 08:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Wal-Mart U.S. CEO faces a long list of pressing problems [View news story]
    I recently set up a play area for my kids at one of my office buildings. Bought a few bean bags, groovy rugs, swivel chairs and a convertible couch.

    All the items were bought at Walmart online and the cost was over $300 less than amazon. The order process was impeccable, the shipping was free ( with no annual charge) and the items arrived within days of my order. Each item came with an easy return label.

    I could not have asked for better service and the cost on the items were far less than amazon.

    That said, however, going into a physical Walmart store several towns over from where I live is another story. The store needs a makeover, the product displays are horrendous and the employees are from another planet. Walmart's main problem is not amazon, its Walmart.

    Their total sales make amazon look like a peanut. Walmart needs to revitalize their stores, close down the non performing ones and hire more capable people. They need to focus on their online operations and grow that part of the business.

    Walmart has the potential to really do some damage to the other online operations if they'd use their resources to streamline physical retail and really expand their online operations. Walmart is standing in the way of Walmart
    Jul 26, 2014. 09:15 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon 2Q14 Preview: Positive On AWS, Competitive Risk A Long-Term Negative [View article]
    Just bought a washer fo another rental property, a Whirlpool wfw94heaw. Its $950 at amazon. Bought it my local appliance store for $853 with free delivery and hook up. Lowes has it for $899 which is cheaper than amazon.
    $51 to $97 dollar savings on just one item is quite a savings.
    Would you pay amazon more for the same item? Never mind, your a prime member so my question is already answered.
    Jul 25, 2014. 04:31 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The 'Come To Jesus' Earnings Report [View article]
    Now that's funny !
    Jul 25, 2014. 04:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Is Not Worth Your Analytical Firepower [View article]
    I dont think amzn is a great co. As a consumer, I find every item I need elsewhere at far better prices with no annual fee shipping. I have saved thousands of dollars a year by not shopping amazon. Bezos is no boy scout either engaging in questionable accounting and he is a master copy cat. The new firephone looks very much like the iphone 5c and the leather case they offer is a direct copy of apples 5s leather case.

    As a trader, however, I find it interesting that amzn is only down $36 bucks and bounced up 10 points from the intraday low.

    My money flow indicator actually shows money coming into amzn during this sell off when it should show money exiting amzn.

    There could be another $100 of risk to the downside, but I believe the money flow indicator could mean higher prices to come for amzn. Until it stabilizes, I'm waiting to take a position on either the long or short side depending upon the change in my indicators.
    Jul 25, 2014. 03:58 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment