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  • Independence Day: How developer and customer revolt will de-throne Apple

    07/03/2016 5:46:34 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 38 replies
    zd net ^ | 3 July 2016 | Jason Perlow
    Taxes, overall, were the proximate cause. But there were certainly other reasons why we declared independence from England...And boy, oh the taxes. It's one thing to charge a 30 percent cut on apps, but a 30 percent tax imposed on everything you sell, including subscriptions and any ongoing revenue is preposterous.... It's practically North Korean in its ham-fistedness. Kim Jong-Il would congratulate Apple on its mastery of authoritarianism.
  • Six Reasons Apple Closed 2015 With a Whimper

    01/01/2016 3:37:02 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 86 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 1, 2016 | by Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    Judging by the fundamentals--things like revenue, earnings, assets, cash flow, profit margins, and growth--Apple had a very good year.However shares in the world’s most valuable company finished 2015 down 4% from the beginning of the year and off nearly 22% from their 52-week high.Why the disconnect?In my comment stream yesterday, a longtime reader who calls himself Merckel spoke for many frustrated shareholders when he boiled it down to six reasons: Heavy option activity. Institutions are content with making bank off of selling lotto tickets (options) to weekly gamblers. Approximately 90% of all Apple AAPL options expired worthless in 2015....
  • Interest-rate hike could tank stocks by 40%

    09/10/2015 2:31:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 157 replies
    WND ^ | 9 Sep 15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Despite the stock market’s return to triple-digit gains on Tuesday in apparent response to signs that China will take steps to stimulate its economy, bankers worldwide are warning a decision by the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates next week could precipitate a stock-market collapse. Deutsche Bank, the European Union’s biggest bank, has grabbed attention by issuing a warning to the Federal Reserve that a rise in U.S. interest rates now would constitute nothing less than a “premeditated controlled demolition” that could cause global stock markets to collapse a dramatic 40 percent. The Federal Reserve is scheduled to decide...
  • One Reason Apple (AAPL) Stock is Retreating

    09/01/2015 5:06:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    The Street ^ | 08/31/15 - 10:50 AM EDT | By U-Jin Lee
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple's (AAPL - Get Report) next generation of Apple TV set-top box could nearly double its current sale price, Fortune reports. The tech giant first introduced the product in 2012 when it priced Apple TV at $99, however, the cost was reduced to $69 in the spring of this year. The upcoming fourth-generation Apple TV however, could cost anywhere from $149 to $199, Fortune noted. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks with serious upside potential in the next 12-months. Learn more. The Apple TV is also expected to be much...
  • Apple Inc (AAPL) Stock Downfall At $60 Says Berenberg; AAPL 'Key Driver' Of Hedge Funds

    03/02/2015 1:19:25 AM PST · by Blue Highway · 17 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3/2/2015 | Reissa Su
    A German investment firm has predicted Apple Inc’s downfall as it sets a stock price target of $60 per share. Berenberg Bank believes the financial model of the Cupertino-based company relies too much on the iPhone. Berenberg has forecasted a more than 50 percent decline of Apple shares. According to Apple Insider, the German firm’s price target is so “extreme” that it doesn’t appear to be plausible prediction but more of a statement. In a note to investors, Berenberg issued the extremely bearish forecast on Apple stock. Even a few investment firms who remain bearish on Apple have maintained price...
  • Golden Apples: AAPL And Gold Falling Since September (Slowing Global Economic Growth)

    04/18/2013 5:58:04 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 04/18/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Apple Inc. (AAPL), the consumer heavyweight known for iPads, iPhones, Mac, etc., has been stumbling since October. Why? Let’s take a look at a few technical charts. Here is the Fibonacci Retracement chart for AAPL. The Fibonacci H-L Retracement study displays Fibonacci percentage retracement lines on the chart based on the extreme values seen on the chart. These lines often represent support or resistance levels, signaling a possible short-term price reversal before the existing trend continues. Here is the Ichimoku equilibrium analysis for AAPL. The General Overview Chart (GOC) displays the Ichimoku Kinko Hyo equilibrium analysis that was developed by...
  • Apple May Face First Profit Drop in Decade as IPhone Slows

    01/22/2013 3:40:22 PM PST · by library user · 67 replies
    Bloomberg | 1-22-13 | By Adam Satariano
    Source is link only.STORY
  • Why Apple Will Hit $1,650 by the End of 2015

    03/21/2012 4:04:32 AM PDT · by seton89 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Forbes ^ | 3/21/2012 @ 4:22AM | Eric Jackson
    With every new $100 level increment in Apple‘s (AAPL) stock price, we hear a chorus of worrywarts on business TV saying it just can’t continue. It’s unprecedented, they say. Apple’s now too big. Steve Jobs is gone. Everyone likes it. It’s a bubble. Yet, no company this big before has ever had the opportunities and relatively low market share that Apple now has. And Steve’s greatness actually masked how good the rest of the team is.
  • Major Pops In Large And Small Cap Stocks

    08/09/2011 12:36:49 PM PDT · by inthemoneystocks
    Inthemoneystocks ^ | 8/9/11 | Gareth Soloway
    The markets are sharply higher as they get an oversold bounce ahead of the FOMC Policy Statement. In the last two weeks, the markets have dumped over 15%. Everything from major market leaders like Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to small cap runners like OXiGENE, Inc. (NASDAQ:OXGN) have been pounded but are now surging dramatically higher.
  • How to invest in the iPad!

    04/05/2010 4:57:52 PM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 16 replies · 490+ views
    Economic Vindicator! ^ | 4-5-10 | Maria
    Now that the iPad has been ecstatically fused into our high-tech culture, it may be time to consider investing in those companies who have consigned seriously obscene capital into this cultural phenomenon. This may be a wise, profitable alternative to joining those who are currently invested in Apple (APPL). Sales of the iPad appear to be on course to double and even triple estimates, Bloomberg reports. According to a recent news release from the AP, if Apple sells its anticipated 5 million units this year then the following suppliers should benefit: AT&T (AT): Provides wireless network service. Broadcom (BRCM): Maker...
  • Apple’s Culture of Secrecy

    07/26/2008 1:13:52 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 9 replies · 226+ views
    The New York Times (excerpt) ^ | July 26, 2008 | JOE NOCERA
    Excerpt - On Thursday afternoon, several hours after I’d gotten my final “Steve’s health is a private matter” — and much to my amazement — Mr. Jobs called me. “This is Steve Jobs,” he began. “You think I’m an arrogant [expletive] who thinks he’s above the law, and I think you’re a slime bucket who gets most of his facts wrong.” After that rather arresting opening, he went on to say that he would give me some details about his recent health problems, but only if I would agree to keep them off the record. I tried to argue him...
  • Investors Focus on Health Of Apple CEO Steve Jobs

    07/22/2008 3:59:56 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 295+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt, subscription) ^ | July 22, 2008 | Ben Charny and Justin Scheck
    Excerpt - ~ snip ~ The dearth of information has led investors to do their own digging over the years. In 2004, one hedge fund hired private investigators to tail Mr. Jobs to hospital appointments in the hopes figuring out how sick he was, said a portfolio manager at the fund. Eventually, he said, Mr. Jobs "seemed to catch on," and became harder to track. More recently, hedge-fund managers said Tuesday, fund managers have talked of asking doctors to closely analyze pictures of Mr. Jobs to monitor changes in his physical appearance, and have been talking about once again hiring...
  • Criminal Probe of Apple Options Is Ended

    07/10/2008 3:19:57 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 205+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt, subscription) ^ | July 10, 2008 | JUSTIN SCHECK and NICK WINGFIELD
    Excerpt - The Justice Department has ended its criminal investigation of backdated stock options at Apple Inc., deciding not to bring charges against the company or several current and former executives it had been probing for two years, people familiar with the case said. ~ snip ~
  • My lawyers are freaking out

    05/15/2008 5:06:55 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 120+ views
    The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs ^ | May 15, 2008 | Fake Steve Jobs
    Excerpt - Just got a nervous call from my lawyers who said they wanted to give me a "heads up" about a "situation" at Broadcom. See more about it here. Basically the feds are going after some Broadcom execs over some options backdating stuff. I'm like, So what? I don't work at Broadcom. They're like, Um, well, see, Broadcom did its own internal investigation and already cleared these guys, and the SEC isn't buying it apparently, and though the company itself has already settled the whole thing the SEC is still going after the executives as individuals. Now you do...
  • 8 Reasons To Buy Apple Stock Now

    03/08/2008 6:38:32 AM PST · by jdm · 66 replies · 957+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | March 07, 2008 | by Andy Neff
    Bear Stearns analysts Andy Neff, Bill Hand and Ted Chung sent a note to clients this morning following Apple's (AAPL) announcement of a new developers' platform for the iPhone. Key excerpts: WHY NOW? EIGHT COMPELLING REASONS. Despite current anxiety, we view current weakness in AAPL shares as an opportunity to add to positions based on our assessment of several positive inflection points: 1. WIDgets. With iPhone SDK launch today (3/6), AAPL further extended its lead in the emerging WIDget (Wireless Internet Devices: GPS, email, TV/video, social) market. Making media content portable is a 200mm unit (annual) market; making phones portable...
  • Apple lowers iPhone shipment projection for fiscal 2Q08, says paper

    01/24/2008 9:43:53 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies · 100+ views
    Digitimes ^ | Thursday 24 January 2008 | Steve Shen
    Apple has lowered its projected shipments of iPhones from two million units to around 1-1.2 million units for the second fiscal quarter, which will end March 2008, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) quoted sources at Apple's handset component suppliers in Taiwan as indicating. Sales of iPhones in Europe have been lower than expected, pushing Apple to slash its shipment projection for the second quarter, the EDN quoted the sources as saying. Apple shipped more than 2.3 million iPhones in the first fiscal quarter, bringing total shipments of iPhones to close to four million units since its launch, the paper...
  • Phony iPhone Upgrade Hides Malware

    01/09/2008 4:03:45 PM PST · by jdm · 3 replies · 49+ views
    Information Week ^ | Jan. 09, 2008 | By Thomas Claburn
    Your Apple iPhone could be infected with potentially malicious Trojan software because of a fake upgrade download, computer security officials with US-CERT warned Wednesday. "This Trojan claims to be a tool used to prepare the device for an upgrade to firmware version 1.1.3," the US-CERT advisory says. "When a user installs the Trojan, other application components are altered. If the Trojan is uninstalled, the affected applications may also be removed." The Trojan appears to be timed to exploit rumors that began in early December 2007 about new features in an upcoming iPhone firmware upgrade. Various online news sites and blogs...
  • Mac OS X Leopard still not ready for prime time

    12/23/2007 10:34:00 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies · 89+ views
    ZDNet ^ | December 22nd, 2007 | by Robin Harris
    If you haven’t upgraded yet - don’t!I bought my first Apple computer in 1978 - the original Apple ][ - and the obvious quality of the products has kept me coming back for more. Good thing the Leopard upgrade wasn’t my first experience of Apple quality. 10.5.1 isn’t it, either.I had great hopes that the first dot release of 10.5 would fix most of the problems. Sadly, that is not the case. Most Leopard installs are trouble-free. But if you rely on your Mac to make a living, you have to ask yourself if it is worth the risk to...
  • Apple: Last Chance to buy under $175

    11/25/2007 5:15:23 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 11 replies · 69+ views
    Blogging Stocks ^ | Nov 24th 2007 | Georges Yared
    I have been writing about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) for the past ten months for AOL's BloggingStocks and have been a bull in every article. The shares have been a home run for investors in this difficult and challenging year. Apple is fast becoming the business school case study right before our very eyes as this company is executing flawlessly. Let's examine what's going on here in the calender fourth quarter -- Apple's fiscal first quarter of fiscal year 2008. The stock has ranged these past 12 months from a low of $76 to a high of $192. Currently Apple...
  • Why I'm All About Apple

    11/25/2007 5:09:15 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 53+ views ^ | 11/22/2007 | By John Micheline, Seeking Alpha
    Apple (AAPL) is trading at 164$ per share, $28 off their yearly high, and I want every share I can get going into the holiday season. About three months ago I made a life changing decision, the decision to purchase an iMAC desktop computer. 15 minutes later I was asking myself, "what took me so long?". Ahh, the colors, the compatibility, the ease at which I maneuvered on my new computer. My initial impression was that the MAC offered the greatest operating system and computing unit I have ever experienced. Three months later, my MAC was my new prized possession,...