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  • Apple's China Growth Not As Strong As It Appears [View article]
    I'll play the what if game ... Based on my limited understanding of Chinese culture (would love for somebody more versed to confirm) this last quarter had no Christmas style holiday catalyst and they still sold a great number of products. Chinese New Year is Feb 10 and is an important gift giving holiday. What if parents are purchasing iPhones as we speak for their teens in China? What if next quarter is a hot quarter as well because those teens that receive cash as their gift save a little more to purchase their desired iProduct? "What if's" can span a broad spectrum. I actually think this could be a very important Q.
    Jan 29 01:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Earnings Fall Is Completely Unjustified [View article]
    Well said my friend!
    Jan 24 01:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Earnings Fall Is Completely Unjustified [View article]
    Here lies the problem with most analysts and those "investors" that cannot think on their own and follow every word they spew. I've studied the numbers myself and in the recent past this would have been an absolute blowout quarter. Presently it's a great quarter in comparison with the last few quarters. It just didnt blowout analysts already lofty numbers.To be honest, I totally wouldn't mind more selling off. I will be waiting patiently to add to my position.
    Jan 23 10:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Buy This 'Dog' For Its 4% Dividend [View article]
    Ummm, ry, that is neither obsessive or lame to think about your stocks and dividends before you turn in for the night ... ok, maybe it is ... I'm just glad I'm not the ONLY ONE who does that:)
    Jan 18 11:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 Speculative $3 E&P Plays For 'Risk On' Traders [View article]
    Long WRES for all the reasons you shared Bret. Thanks!
    Jan 16 09:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPhone 5 Production Cut: Signaling A New Product Release? [View article]
    Ok - here's my two cents ... I've been watching Apple for a little while now. I am an Apple guy and don't have any intention of switching to anything anytime soon. As "analysts" and seemingly every author on Seeking Alpha became more bearish I started to really consider buying. And then I tried to buy an iPad mini for my wife ... As every place I went to said sold out, I finally ordered one on MacMall ... or shall I say I back ordered one. That was the bright blinking sign to me that i need to buy AAPL. Finally received the Mini 2-3 weeks later and we love it! All this to say, I bought my first share with the ridiculous drop to $500 today (yeah 1 share ... I'm smalltime investor for now:)! Not sure why so many are selling but that confirms to me that buying Apple right now is the right thing to do.
    Jan 15 02:24 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Parker Drilling Have A Breakout Year In 2013? [View article]
    Thanks for sharing Chad! Absolutely agree!!! Happy investing.
    Jan 7 10:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Parker Drilling Have A Breakout Year In 2013? [View article]
    Hey chad. Being a fellow PKD shareholder I'm curious what made you trade Noble for Parker? Thanks and happy investing!
    Dec 28 05:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Parker Drilling Have A Breakout Year In 2013? [View article]
    I am with you on Parker. Unfortunately, I thought this back in late September when I bought around $4.30 instead of the sweet looking $3.60 in November. Nevertheless, I buy for long term, so hopefully in 5+ years I'm not too worried about the $.70 difference. Thanks Aaron! Would love to see more insight on Parker.
    Dec 28 05:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Intel Shares Could Be Headed For $18, Or Less [View article]
    Hey scomata. Yeah, totally see what you are saying that Intel is not necessarily a contrarian investment long term. I guess maybe short term contrarian? Regardless, looks like we share the same positive view on Intel. I wish you the best in your investments.
    Dec 5 12:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Intel Shares Could Be Headed For $18, Or Less [View article]
    I see we share the same mindset. I love being a contrarian but sometimes it gets mighty lonesome over here:D Intel DRIPing away for me too.
    Dec 4 02:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Intel Shares Could Be Headed For $18, Or Less [View article]
    I'm going to be honest ... as an Intel long I hope it does go down a little more. Obviously I don't like to see my position down 20%. But, I feel the negativity on Intel is overhyped by analysts. Yes, there are short term issues, which could definitely become more of a long term destructive problem. I seriously doubt that Intel was blindsided by what is going on with their industry. Slow to adapt? Yeah, probably. I think Intel has more up its sleeve than we all realize, though. I would really like to see the stock drop under $19 long enough for me to add to my position. Just my humble (and hopefully right:D) opinion.
    Dec 4 02:18 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Invests In Brazil [View article]
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Surface was just released this current quarter.
    Nov 21 02:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: The No-Nonsense Reason It's Down [View article]
    Agree!
    Nov 15 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: The No-Nonsense Reason It's Down [View article]
    @ max

    I'm not sure where your other post went, but you essentially blame Bush for the last 12 years of financial stress and then proceed to attack me by saying my logic is flawed??? Neither President was the cause of the recession. I believe the housing market bubble bursting introduced the stress we are still feeling today.

    You made great assumptions that my "Obama Correction" statement was blaming him for the financial state we are in. If you actually got to know me before you attacked me, you would know that I am a very open-minded conservative. I, and my Democratic and Republican friends alike, enjoy discussing politics and world affairs. We approach conversations with an openness to see the other's point of view. Sometimes we agree to disagree. But we move together as Americans. You assume I am anti-Obama. Sure, I did not vote for him, but I pray for my President and have hopes that he will lead our nation into prosperity and unity as the United States of America. I want to see him succeed!

    I called it the "Obama Correction" simply because he won (By the way, I've been calling it by this name to my friends for sometime. I actually had to look up what I was "parroting.") We can call it the "Romney Lost the Election Correction" if that helps you sleep at night. The fact is, Wall St. is selling off because Obama won. Many were betting on Romney. In addition, the "Fiscal Cliff" is obviously a very real concern, and with that there is just more uncertainty on where we are heading. My honest opinion ... I really think Obama is working hard to bring unity to our leadership and find a solution that is best for all. I think that will happen, but we may see more red before that time.

    So, before you attack me next time, question me for understanding. I'm not ashamed to say when I am wrong as I desire a deeper understanding in all things. Max, have a good day my friend and may you prosper.
    Nov 15 10:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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