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balooga2_2000 892 posts  |  Last Activity: 7 hours ago Member since: Feb 23, 2000
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  • balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 7 hours ago Flag

    Blackberry "Firestorm".......98% of all units purchased were returned. Fatal Issues. :-)

    Hate to see this happen to most Android Phones.

  • Yesterday, An analyst for Apple, raised estimates for the 6 phone by 4 million, while another analyst lowered Samsung's by 4 Million.

    The Beat goes on. :-)

  • Who has all of the Cards? Greece does. $2 Trillion tomorrow, $2 Trillion if the EC doesn't give Greek banks money, $3 Trillion when Greece starts printing notes. $4 Trillion when Greece signs a deal with Russia.

    The EU needs to give Greece whatever they want......asap. Forgive their loans and give them more money. The EU is down to their last chance, unless Greece gives them more last chances. Maybe there should be a vote in EU countries to see if they want to give Greece debt relief and new loans.......or they want to have the EU blow up and all of their markets cut in half. :-)

    This is very funny. The mouse is chasing the lion around.

  • Reply to

    A buying opportunity for Apple.......

    by ringo728 12 hours ago
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 9 hours ago Flag

    Buy Chevron when it hits $50.......It will then have a dividend yield of 8%. Apple will be fine.

    China is Booming tonight!

  • Reply to

    Congratulations To US and Greece

    by balooga2_2000 12 hours ago
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 11 hours ago Flag

    Greece should vote to see if they want the US to send them our surplus cheese. I'm pretty sure that our surplus cheese warehouses are full. Dairy subsidies are full speed ahead!

    The markets may rally on a "yes" vote. Cheese just makes people happy.

  • Reply to

    Congratulations To US and Greece

    by balooga2_2000 12 hours ago
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 11 hours ago Flag

    I would like to buy Chevron for $50 per share. Maybe some 4% yield muni-bonds for 60 cents on the dollar.

  • World Cup For us! This is very cool.

    Greece?.......The EU will fold up like a cheap lawn chair. Greece will get more money and their debt cut in half.

    People who owe you a lot of money are powerful in their own way.

  • Reply to

    Apple on 2 Year Run or 6 Year Run?

    by balooga2_2000 Jul 2, 2015 2:35 PM
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 4, 2015 2:15 PM Flag

    I agree.....China mostly. :-)

    2 more years of 300 Million+ I-phone sales....and Apple will be set up for some sweet downstream revenues. Prices will rise too. Just the added features the 6s will have should be worth another $100 on the base price. This would help margins and I don't think it would hurt sales. Apple will need to push hard again to produce enough phones in 2016 to meet demand.

  • balooga2_2000 by balooga2_2000 Jul 4, 2015 11:51 AM Flag

    The United States will soon be offering to send 2.3 Million 10lb. blocks of government surplus Cheese to your country.

    DO NOT accept this offer unless you are fully stocked with working toilet plungers. The people of the United States learned this the "hard way". :-)

  • Reply to

    Inflation/Appreciation/Value Proposition

    by balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 7:41 PM
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 11:05 PM Flag

    The one with Disney character breakfast and early entry is $128.

  • balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 8:10 PM Flag

    Samsung's High end smartphone business deserves to be destroyed by Apple.

    In my extended family, the 6 or so Samsung users are less successful, have tattoos that say "eat me" and "bio-hazard", are anti-social, have children that are anti-social, and are simply unhappy and angry people.

    The sooner Apple destroys Samsung, the better the World will be. Apple needs to do this for the children.

    You should boycott Samsung phones......by buying a new I-Phone....and I-Pad.....and Watch.

    Don't boycott Samsung's new front loading washing machines.....I have one and love it. It washes clothes with 1/4 the water our old one did....and sounds like a turbine engine in the super fast spin cycle. The spin cycle almost dries the clothes! The dryer is cool too. Whispy steam fresh results.

  • Apple will raise the base price of the I-Phone $100. Most of this will drop to the bottom line. Regardless of manufacturing effeciencies, the value proposition has advanced, so should the price. The market won't even blink. Apple needs this additional money for an even more robust shareholder return program and Apple's new margin improvement initiative. :-)

    My first car was a forest green 64 Chevy Impala SS Convertible with a 327 HO engine with white leather bucket seats and a 3 speed automatic stick. Brand new, loaded, out the door, this car cost $2,900 in 1964. Today a car like this would cost $50,000.

    Three years ago, I bought a Whirlpool triple French door fridge on sale for $1,050. Today, the exact same fridge is on sale at the same store for $1,899. The regular price is $2,899.

    Four years ago, a day pass to Disneyworld was $82.00. Today it is $128.00

    The first I-Phone cost $599.00.......Today's I-Phone has a value proposition of over $1,000...at least.

  • Reply to

    Pink phones for everyone

    by lkapplegreen928 Jul 3, 2015 6:31 PM
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 7:16 PM Flag

    My wife will want the rose gold or pink one. Bubba Watson will too.

  • balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 4:50 PM Flag

    People who work in the US and send money home every week would like this.

  • balooga2_2000 by balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 3:26 PM Flag

    The Grateful Dead, without Jerry Garcia, will make more money this weekend than they have made over the last 10 years. Bells and whistles should be going off for Artists and Music.

    Imagine what the first Apple Mega-Concert featuring Taylor Swift would bring in. This is how Apple monetizes their customer base of 800 Million. :-)

    If Apple wants to make a big move into entertainment.......Get Apple TV up and going, Start Apple Concerts, then merge with Disney. Apple/Disney would be an entirely new asset class....."Mega-Tele-Entertainment".

  • balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 12:35 PM Flag

    You may right. I think Apple is getting enjoyment from what they are doing to Samsung.

    I know I am. :-)

    Steve Jobs would be doing fist pumps and high 5s. Cook is probably just smiling.

  • Reply to

    HUGE REVENUE

    by bobblau39 Jul 3, 2015 9:39 AM
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 12:28 PM Flag

    I think Apple's plan is to take the 600 million customer base and grow it to 900 million....then monetize that. :-)

  • Reply to

    HUGE REVENUE

    by bobblau39 Jul 3, 2015 9:39 AM
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 12:25 PM Flag

    Music is just another enrichment feature that will sell more I-Phones and expand the ecosystem. If Apple makes a little bit of money on Music, fine. The wonderful customer experience is what Apple Music is all about.

    If Apple comes up with a way to let people X-Ray themselves with their I-Phone for $10.00 per X-Ray......Apple may not make millions off of the X-Ray service, but Apple will make Billions off of the I-Phones people will buy to get the X-Ray service.

  • Reply to

    shanghai market down another 5%

    by mngtscrwdup Jul 2, 2015 10:21 PM
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 12:05 PM Flag

    Too many people have sold all of their stocks and shorted the market. The surprise factor just doesn't seem to be there.

    We may not get the big blow-off you and me and everybody on Wall Street has been expecting.

    2008 was a meltdown caused by 30 million homes being sold to people who had no jobs and could only make one or two payments.......and those mortgages being bundled, insured, and sold as AAA investments to major insurance companies and investment houses. I saw that coming......I was a builder. 2000 was a group of internet stocks trading at 400x sales with companies who made no money and had no tangible future. I saw that coming......I owned a bunch of them and knew that they were just "ideas".

    What do you expect will crash this market......The Fed may not raise rates in any meaningful way.....Nobody seems to care about Greece or Europe. Wall Street seems to love Europe. China has dropped 30% and that hasn't done it.

    Maybe our "Bubble" is just 20 or 30 stocks trading at 150 to 200 forward PEs that need to be slapped back to reality.

    Is it the Ron Paul Message5 thing?

    There still may be a bond panic......but early indications show money flows out of bond funds are going into equities. I raised a ton of cash a few months ago......you probably did too. I wonder if this may have been pre-mature. Maybe the fed won't raise until after the elections next year. Have we sold all of our stocks and gone short for a big correction that won't materialize until Q4, 2016?

    Where's the correction?

    Things are booming where I live. :-)

  • Reply to

    NEW Supply chain report...............$$$$

    by ginom218 Jul 3, 2015 9:38 AM
    balooga2_2000 balooga2_2000 Jul 3, 2015 10:45 AM Flag

    The production rate for this phone will be 850,000 per day. That's just hard to picture. The logistics must be mind boggling. Demand for the I-Phone is off the charts. Apple will probably report I-Phone sales of over 60 Million for Q3 in a couple of weeks. 58 Million was the number Analysts were estimating for Q1 before Apple reported 74 Million. So Apple's Q3 will now be bigger than the holiday quarter Q1 used to be.

    I think Apple can do over 90 Million phones in Q1......if they can produce that many. If they do 90 Million in Q1.....they will easily do over 300 million in 2016. That's 27% growth......not 7% growth.

    What's in the stock is an expected cooling off of I-Phone sales.....But that won't happen. 350 Million existing Apple users have not even upgraded to the big phone. This is a 6 year run for Apple.....not a 2 year run.

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