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  • Apple's Bigger iPhones Could Steal Samsung's Market Share; Stock Heading Higher [View article]
    A couple of months ago, the on-off switch on my old 4S finally just wore out…I ran down and replaced it the next day with a 5S, but personally I liked the size of the 4S much better. Plus, I miss the heftiness of my old 4S. Being so much lighter, the 5S feels much easier to drop for some reason. I know everyone has been screaming for a bigger screen, and the 6 will be even larger yet.

    Again, this is my personal preference, but I HATE seeing the screens becoming larger. Even at this point with the 5S, it now takes TWO HANDS to operate some of the functionality because the human thumb is only so large…Steve had the size of the 4S absolutely perfect - even though the evolution of the screen size is apparently helping the stock price, I am a little disappointed that they found it necessary to chase the Koreans.
    Jul 23 12:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Correction 2014: Take Cover [View article]
    Frankly, I have found covered calls are a lot more trouble than they are worth. Plus synthetically they are identical to naked puts, which can turn out very nasty unless your risk management is extremely conservative. Good luck all.
    Jun 8 01:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Will Lead In Self-Driving Vehicles [View article]
    Nobody wants a fricken self driving car. How much trouble is it to D R I V E anyway....
    Jun 6 12:02 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Opportunities To Grab Before The Great Market Crash Ahead [View article]
    I just stay diversified with a lot of puts
    May 23 09:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Southern Co. acquires New Mexico's largest solar facility from First Solar [View news story]
    Why SO and Turner together? ...put a Great big equal sign between the two.
    May 23 09:51 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&P 500 Earnings Data You'll Want To Bookmark [View article]
    Dbest - yeah but when?
    May 17 12:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Undervalued, Oversold High-Dividend Stock Now Has 4 High-Yield Dividends To Offer [View article]
    Nice and steady - common share dividends are non-qualified, but personally I don't really care.
    Mar 21 07:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: Bigger iPhones, carrier subsidies, U.S. Mac sales [View news story]
    oh lord... no on the larger iPhone…yuck. The 4S was perfection. Period.
    Jan 9 07:05 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Play Starbucks? [View article]
    Another positive item new to the holiday quarter is their concept for "tweetacoffee" where folks pay for drinks up front and "gift" them via Twitter. Checking the numbers as of today, I see over 56,000 have been sent in the last couple of months. (Not huge - but 5 nickels make a quarter…) So far only available in US, but today I see Canada too.
    Jan 9 05:35 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Play Starbucks? [View article]
    And no doubt quite a few these "new" card activations will refresh occasionally.
    Jan 8 08:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T online/mobile ad unit downsizes, conducts layoffs [View news story]
    They layoff every year about this time to avoid paying bonuses.
    Oct 11 06:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seaspan drops plan for public offerings, shares +15% premarket [View news story]
    I don't think they did "need" the money.
    Oct 11 06:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exactly Is So Objectionable About Obamacare? [View article]
    The best article on this subject I have ever read. Thank you.
    Oct 10 10:51 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Exactly Is So Objectionable About Obamacare? [View article]
    We are ALREADY paying for them.
    Oct 10 10:49 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla and Samsung in talks over battery deal [View news story]
    Samsung just wants to copy whatever Tesla has so they can make a cheap imitation and sell it to people who have no taste. Beware Tesla...they will rob you blind if you aren't careful.
    Oct 4 09:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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