GOOG benefited alot in 2013 from the Euro going up alot vs. the Dollar. Since over half GOOG's sales are in Europe. For 2014, the Euro will stop going up and Google's profit growth may also slow. Watch out below.
Now that people are starting to see AAPL as a Growth Stock again, it is going higher. Its growing its Revenues at about 8 - 10% per year rate now, and its Profits are expected to go back to record levels, even at somewhat lower gross profit margins. GOOG on other hand, is not going to be helped by the rising Euro vs. Dollar in 2014 (it will go the other way, and over half GOOG's earnings are from Europe --- so GOOG's Earns. Growth should slow)
Ur the Freak. How many weird posts have you done about Js, instead of about AAPL? Do you even own any AAPL stock?
They can't believe that Apple didn't get killed by the army of low-priced Android phones. That's where the Unit-Growth is, but maybe Apple's smart to avoid it, since you can't money off selling to the bottom half of any country, unless you have payment guaranteed by Food Stamp Benefit cards.
correction, he may have bought as much as $2 billion of Apple stock himself at about $480 to $490 a share, so he's made tons.
Icahn made tons,TONS for himself. He's more concerned for himself than the other Apple Stockholders. But if he sold today at $80 higher average cost than his purchases on 2 million shares bought....
Microsoft did an Automatic Update on my 2013 Toshiba Windows 8 Laptop. Now it won't work with my online stock trading, so I have to use GOOG Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. Thanks "bonehead Microsoft"
can anyone explain? Also with Obama / Bernanke's pumping of the economy having to end at some point, as phoney money printing and low interest rates can't go on forever... isn't the US Economy setting up for a Crash by late 2014 (and with ObamaCare's effects?)
And Apple spends 1/4 Samsung's Ad Budget, so the Media such as CNBC won't hype the 5C the way they hyped Samsung's new S4 last year at Radio City Music Hall with many stars paid by Samsung..etc. But the much higher Ad Budget Samsung spends $4 billion, is part of why their profit margins are a lot lower than Apple's on Smartphones. Its certainly not higher wages paid to workers by Samsung making phones in Communist Vietnam factories using Child / Teen Labor often.
Hi BigLeftHook, glad to see you stuck with AAPL. Are you the one in Schenectady NY? Too bad the USA the past 30 years allowed the Asian mercantilist economies to destroy IBM and GE's manufacturing in Upstate NY
Thanks USAA Savings Bank out of Las Vegas NV (owned by USAA Insur. Co. in San Antonio TX) stole $3200 from me several years ago by debiting my bank account at USAA to pay for my USAA Credit Card's payment, and then not showing it as paid on the credit card statement. They are CON ARTISTS.... hard to believe. I've had my Auto Insurance with them for 40 years never a problem there though.
Just found the news, its not on Yahoo yet. A Big Broker UBS just raised Apple to BUY from NEUTRAL. Usually the brokers are wrong in the long-run, but are often right in the short-run, and they can have effect in the short-run. The big questions here are how well is Apple Stuff selling before Christmas, and when will China Mobile come. Some think there will be good news on both by Jan. 2014. If so UBS is right.
U referring to Apple's Pres. Tim Cook? #$%$ by the way was English Slang for a Cigarette in WWI. That's how the word started, not to mean Gay.
And 800,000,000 muslims have won about 0 Nobel Prizes in Science and Technology. Except we will pay homage to Apple's Steve Jobs who was half Muslim Syrian by birth. But the IRANIANS sure are still trying after 10 years to develop a NK Bomb... eventually unfortunately the AYATOLLAH Menace to the West and to Israel will get it right.
ObamaCare's higher premiums and lower medical coverage, and less choice of Drs., are being IMPOSED on the Free Market, for those who make less money and are younger and don't have the Best Corp. Jobs or Govern. Jobs. Tax-Free (so subsidized by US Treasury) Gold Plated Health Plans for Govern. Workers and Big Corp. Workers are not being taken away. Its only the younger workers and self-employed, who are being SHAFTED with HIGHER INSUR. COSTS AND LOWER MEDICAL CARE, to SUBSIDIZE sick people with AIDS, and other Old Middle Aged who before could not buy insurance. Also to Expand Medicaid so more of Obama's "mainly minority voter base" can go on Medicaid.
agreed, Chinese Government is infiltrated controlled by Communist Party Billionaires! They have interests in Chin. Smartphone cos. Dnt' want Apple to be able to sell bigtime in China