It's actually a viable strategy so long as interest rates remain low (as they will for several years to come) and energy prices don't tank (as they are unlikely to do given the global unrest in oil and gas producing regions).
I doubt it, but I do think you will see it and more as year-end approaches, especially if the China license is obtained. As for the number today, I would assume it will be good. They knew before they launched that they needed to beat 9MM, so I can't believe they launched without even being able to produce that many. Besides, the number today is not a GAAP number, so they can report it just about any way they want (pre-orders, orders in hand, shipments, stocking, etc.).
All miners were down, but not as much as VALE. Options could be a big part of the story, if there were a lot of $12.00 options expiring. That could be why the stock moved straight down to $12 and then bobbed up and down around $12 as those with interest in it being at and below that level fought it out. Yet, I think the Brazilian elections and China fears were the bad news that allowed such a fall to occur. I am still betting on a rebound as the weeks unfold with seasonal restocking of I/O helping pricing and Brazilian's electing a new government. Though America re-elected Obama and look how incompetent he is, so who knows.
Perhaps options, but I suspect day-traders were caught expecting the stock to rally into the close on all the great news as people built positions for Monday's release of the sales numbers, but when all the traders had to exit their positions at the end of the day there just weren't buyers to absorb them. I personally had 13,000 shares that I had no choice other than to sell and ended up taking a little over $101.30 after having just bought them a bit earlier at $101.70. Sometimes trades just don't work out and sometimes stocks go in directions that seem irrational. IMO though, Apple should go up in the coming weeks because the 6 demand is going to be huge, ASPs will rise, China license will be obtained, and people will begin to place some value on the watch when they realize all the holiday gift cards that people are going to buy to get the watch before it is even available.
It's gone up a lot in anticipation of this day, so wouldn't lose any sleep over it. When everyone over the age of 40 wants an iPhone and Apple Watch for the health implications, the next leg up will be very rewarding. I was a CEO in medical technology and what Apple is implementing here will both gain market share and expand the market to all those elderly who don't even have a smart phone, not to mention every health professional.
What management is doing meets their objectives and, as such, it will meet the objectives of unit holders over time. I am not capable of figuring out who got the better deal here, if anyone, but it's typical for a known seller to have to take a bit of a haircut (it's always better to be an unwilling seller to a motivated buyer). Still, I am glad to see the distribution further secured and expect to experience capital appreciation over time, so long as interest rates stay low and oil and natural gas prices don't go down too low. GLTA
Of course, you could be right. However, I believe the current price is a reasonable trade into the Brazilian elections and ahead of an anticipated rebound in IO pricing later in the year associated with higher seasonal demand. A weaker Real and the VALEMAX ships now being approved for south China ports should also help. Such an enormous short interest also provides some nice upside volatility with any good news (and there hasn't been any of that lately). So, call my crazy, buy I bought 120,000 shares for a trade today at $12.30 expecting the stock to rebound in the coming couple of months by 10% to 15%, if Roussef loses the election it could be 20% to 25%.
It's against SEC regulations to "manage sales," yet that is exactly what Apple does every year at this time. They only produce the number of new phones they need to make their current quarter target. If they were to produce more and have orders for them, but not ship just to save the sales for the next quarter, that would be illegal. So, the fact that they are unable to ship all the orders is expected. I suspect that will be off backorder by the end of this next quarter........................unless they want to save more sales for the next.
A lot of $100 options expire today. Can't help but wonder if we won't see $100 sometime today.
Maybe. However, with all the $100 options on the table for tomorrow, I would be surprised if we don't see a battle at that level sometime tomorrow afternoon.
When my last watch broke, I didn't bother replacing it because I always had the time available on my phone. That said, I will buy the iWatch for the health features and convenience of not always depending upon pulling out my phone, including to pay for things with Apple Pay (which may have been the most financially exciting announcement today, if only we knew how to value it). I suspect a few tens of millions of other people will do the same.
Wouldn't touch Alibaba. Was CEO of a public company with dealings in China. Wouldn't trust any number out of China or a company from China. Could be why the offering documents keep changing as the US bankers keep finding out more truths.
LOL. Actually, divide that by 7. So, whatever 112,500 times 1/7 of $418+ is. But, I am not selling nor is the stock heading to the $80's. It my go to $94 or $95, but who really cares. It will go up substantively based on the new technologies, China Mobile and IBM deals and won't take long to do so. In the meantime, fishing is great this time of year.
Yes, blind. Yet, I bought over 100,000 shares at an average cost basis of less than $420, so perhaps it's not so bad to be blind.
You are clueless about how stocks trade. The substance of what they presented today was spectacular and the stock will trade at $120+ by year-end. Yet, there are those who sell on the news and those who may be taking profits for the Alibaba IPO. But, the idea that the new products are not going to generate substantive additional profits is absurd.
The new offering represents a tremendous amount of profit potential in the coming year or two and the stock will react once the trading and Alibaba IPO are past. I would be surprised, even in a bad market, if Apple isn't trading at $120+ by year-end. A few key things today include 1) the subsidy model is alive and well as evidenced by VZ offering the iPhone 6 for free with a trade-in (they need Apple for the data usage more than they need to reduce the subsidies), 2) Apple Pay is going to gain a foothold quickly and has not been included in any analyst models, so upgrades are on the way, and 3) the iWatch can be a margin enhancer with the higher priced models and while magnitude and pace of adoption is unknown, I want several for family and I am sure others will want them too, especially those interested in the health and fitness utility.