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  • With Apple, What A Difference A Week Makes [View article]
    $AAPL had an anomalously good 1Q12, and the stock soared anomalously high for much of the early part of that year. Why are people now complaining that in the absence of sustained performance at those levels, the stock is failing to maintain prices at those levels?
    Jan 24, 2013. 10:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Based On Recent Trends, Apple Likely To Blow Past Estimates Again [View article]
    A.I.

    You're one of the honest ones. Thanks for responding to comments today.
    Jul 24, 2012. 09:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Too Big To Be Overbought: Pick The Low-Hanging Apple [View article]
    Technology is absolutely where wealth comes from, and for the very reason you cite to try and prove the opposite. Except for the most basic of natural resources, raw materials coming out of the earth are just that: raw materials, awaiting the application of some technology to convert them into more valuable products. Fundamentally, technology is the process in which wealth is created: the application of technology increases the value of a physical good, thereby increasing the wealth of its owner and of society at large.
    May 16, 2012. 12:17 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Still Long, But Investors Must Admit Growth Is Slowing [View article]
    I love that attitude, Skippy--"some people just don't get it". This is exactly what irritates me about AAPL bugs. You live in your own world with your own set of facts and rules, and those who don't see things your way "just don't get it". Word of advice that I give to gold bugs: if you can't envision a plausible scenario in which the price of a security falls, you're not properly analyzing the security.
    Nov 17, 2011. 07:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ignore The Spin - Steve Jobs' Death Really Matters [View article]
    Jack,

    If there's an argument in your comment, I can't find it.
    Oct 10, 2011. 10:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ignore The Spin - Steve Jobs' Death Really Matters [View article]
    I think you would do well to look into TV market research rather than making unfounded claims. TV is alive and well.

    http://bit.ly/pjQgeQ
    Oct 9, 2011. 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ignore The Spin - Steve Jobs' Death Really Matters [View article]
    Just as the smartphone is the logical form factor for bringing computer-like functionality to consumers on the go, the tablet is the logical form factor for bringing that same functionality to you "on the go at home," i.e. all over the house. A study showed that a majority of iPad users already use the tablet while watching TV--Apple would do well to integrate the iPad into their hypothetical iTV as the means of user input, and to display additional content. It would greatly simplify browsing Netflix, for example, or watching Internet video on the big screen, and so forth. I believe this fits quite nicely into Apple's current strategy.
    Oct 6, 2011. 09:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Tim Cook Just Had A Defining Moment [View article]
    I don't think the message, "Don't be so disappointed, this was the best we could do" will go down any better with shareholders.
    Oct 4, 2011. 09:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Struggling At $400: Great Low-Risk Short [View article]
    Sorry, the vast majority of young people don't wear watches anymore, precisely because companies like Apple popularized the smart phone.
    Sep 19, 2011. 08:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Struggling At $400: Great Low-Risk Short [View article]
    You guys had better be careful. He won a martial arts tournament.
    Sep 19, 2011. 12:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Struggling At $400: Great Low-Risk Short [View article]
    $400 was the high water mark before the market correction in August. The fact that it's back already, unlike the rest of the market, shows that AAPL is the "stock of last resort" for those decreasing their equity exposure. There is no reason to expect this to change even if the markets breach the 1100 level. If you must short, don't short AAPL. There are more efficient uses of your money.
    Sep 17, 2011. 09:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Latest Triumph Doesn't Matter [View article]
    I had the same thought, techy. MSFT is clearly trying to get back in the game and I think they'll have some success.

    The trend in the tech industry seems to be away from function-specific devices, and towards context-specific devices. People used to use a phone for making calls, a TV for watching TV, a computer for browsing the Internet, and so forth. Now people want to be able to make calls, watch TV, and browse the Internet wherever they go. Windows 8 is perfectly suited for this type of cross-platform functionality.
    Aug 14, 2011. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Latest Triumph Doesn't Matter [View article]
    Good points, both of you.
    Aug 13, 2011. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Latest Triumph Doesn't Matter [View article]
    Geordy,

    I appreciate your response. I've been known to comment on SIRI-related articles, and believe me, SIRI lunatics put AAPL fanboys to shame. Defensiveness is the mark of insecurity. Kudos to you for posting something about AAPL that isn't just "hugs and kisses"--it makes SA that much more valuable.
    Aug 12, 2011. 12:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's Latest Triumph Doesn't Matter [View article]
    This is exactly the kind of lunacy I'm talking about. I am long AAPL and agree with price targets as high as $600 in the next few years, barring any macroeconomic disruptions. But to come on here like so many AAPL fans do and scream and holler about any little thing that isn't wildly optimistic and congratulatory reeks of misplaced stock "loyalty" and emotional attachment.
    Aug 12, 2011. 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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