heartbreakers, widow makers, and shadow takers..................TURN AROUND and ASSUME the POSITION.....!
It ain't WHERE IT IS....it's WHERE IT's GOING!........... that MATTERS! STRIKE ONE!
increased functionality, the AAPL watch will likewise, gain!
It has already out produced other AAPL products at 1 years time..........and anyone discounting AAPL pay, tv...and auto applications is merely a TRADER, not an INVESTOR! IMHO !
Traders love hearing doubt cast upon earnings expectations, it gives them a 5 to 10 pt round trip ticket over just a week or two window. Lest we all forget that AAPL is possibly going to be announcing a DIV increase...as well as progress updates on more than one AAPL product. Not to mention the recent extended battery life that offers BIZ PEOPLE a basically uninterupted work day with one charge.
Me thinks something smells rotten in the State of Trader's minds tilting the table their way, once again, into the quarterly.
I wouldn't be surprised to learn that IPhone sales are not as bad as the media plays it out to be and I'd almost bet the discounted IPhones for sales are taking off unexpectedly well.
Lastly but certainly not least..........AAPL is due a wave of IPhone owner upgrades as folks move beyond the 5 series on up to the upcoming 7 series this year.
AAPL TV is facing THEEEEE most user friendly entertainment source market in US history where folks are now seriously looking to reduce their costs and this alone will drive MORE CONTENT to streamers and cable will have to change it's pricing structure or die on the vine just as network television did at the birth of cable. CONSUMERS will win in the battle and content creators are going to want to follow the masses......for their piece of the pie.
Finally, content creators are watching their monopoly pricing structure die. With more "providers" creating their own content. OOPS! JOB's brought the music industry to the IPOD and I expect Cook will do the same for AAPL TV.....though there will be competition from day one as there is now.
So AAPL doubters, ASSUME the POSITION.......you have flanked yourselves with a faulty formula! IMHO.
HFTs should be illegal. In my view, HFTs are FRONT RUNNING trades...which is illegal. When the SEC suggests or implies that TECHNOLOGY allows such hence it is not illegal then I have to ask, them this, Does the tech used by HFTs give them a distinct advantage over others buying and selling stocks? Answer, YES.
Mr Moynihan, what will shareholders get when Merrill is spun off?
Meanwhile, you got your pay raise and we shareholders are left assuming the same position we have been in for YEARS now.....wanting and waiting....DIV hike?
Dear FBI...hopefully lesson learned but I fear NOT. This is real simple, WE ALL , EVERY AMERICAN, WANT TO CATCH the bad guys. HOWEVER, ya don't RUN OVER the GOOD GUYS to get the BAD GUYS.
Ya WORK WITH THE GOOD GUYS to GET, the BAD GUYS......... AND, ......ya better be as interested in PROTECTING the GOOD GUYS, as you are at GETTING THE BAD GUYS.
When YOU OPT to DAMAGE the GOOD GUYS to get the BAD GUYS, YOU BECOME the BAD GUY(S) by bullying your way across the playground of our PROTECTED FREE MARKET.
The biggest mistake YOU made is going public instead of working behind the scenes WITH AAPL to create a solution amenable to all. Playing the PR CARD has hurt you as bad as any of the other blunders the FBI has been a part of over the last 50 years, Except , for HOOVERS illegal surveillance of HIGH PROFILE politicians along side known criminals, activists, etc.
HOOVER showed us all that there are no boundaries because the vacuum the FBI works in is all too often absent of ANY CHECKS and BALANCES. Not to pick on the FBI, EVERY GOV AGENCY has gotten comfortable with creating rules/regs that carry the weight of LAW despite none of them being elected to do so. those of you who took the OATH....please abide by it and stop the micromanaged nose pile drive into the ground.
Oh and by the way, if National Security is so important, how is it that we have criminal enterprises running the streets of our major population centers after dark? Gangs and organized crime stand as conduits for ANY and ALL enemies of our Nation.
I hope the therapy serves your Wife well. Good thing you have great insurance! Insurance co.'s are often criticized for not covering new or questionable treatments. Apparently NVCR has met the rigid analysis of so many Insurance Co.'s that the treatment is becoming available to more and more patients. Perhaps economy of scale helps reduce the cost overtime for future patients. I guess we shall see.
It will be interesting to see what other tumor/cancer/illnesses this technology can be applied too.
Meanwhile, wishing you and your Wife well.
Every flipping earnings report timeframe AAPL worrywarts and even chicken little analysts come out with the "WHAT IF....?" and so far, have struck over the last FEW YEARS now.
If I'm not mistaken, we are due an update on a possible DIV increase which by itself is going to bring in some Institutional types who can no longer ignore the DIV INCOME from such a low PE ratio'd potential growth stock. Growth? Of course....we are on the forward edge of what the TV industry is going to look like and it seems CABLE is the big loser. AMZN/NFLX......and AAPL at some point, are going to start ELBOWING CABLE of the table. The consumer wins no matter the final players standing because for MOST CABLE co's, this is truly the FIRST TIME anyone has penetrated their markets with CONTENT! OOPS! Prices should ultimately come down across the board. Lets face it, in many parts of the country one's cable bill is as big or bigger, than the power bill to fricking run the cable! GEEEEEEZ !
At any rate...AAPLs innovations have not stopped, what has stopped is ANALYSTS giving AAPL the benefit of the doubt. All IMHO and certainly not a solicitation for any action on the stock itself....merely my take on the AAPL ORCHARD!!
Charge me an annual fee for YAHOO FINANCE and STOP the BS ADS that just blast viewers EVERYTIME they click on ANYTHING on your E FF ing site.
Dear YAHO FINANCE COMPETITION...the DOOR is wide open........we don't need no stink'in ads
The world is not perfect, in fact it has drifted in the opposite direction in recent decades. Your involvement in politics is commendable though I disagree with nearly everything you express. I think it is important for you at this young age to not throw out cliches without understanding the ramifications. Issue of concern, THE WALL.
Unless or until a solution can be found which adequately cancels out the need for a WALL, our Nation is exposed to PICK THE RISK, the list is long. SO rather than criticizing a WALL, first understand that NOTHING else has worked. Second, though no one can expect perfection as previously painted by this post, this does not mean that we can not try. KNOWING WHO is coming and oddly, we need to know who is leaving as well is of the utmost concern regarding security, for everyone.
The world is full of snipers, both traditional and verbal! Rather than you being a verbal SNIPER. offer up a solution or standby and watch/support the best solution tabled to date. People are being herded into the US carrying drugs, or to become sex slaves.....and there are bad guys. One killed that young Lady while she walked with her Father out in broad daylight, and I'm sure EVEN YOU would change that if you could SO.....either jump on the best wagon anyone can come up with or introduce a better wagon!
Once one (a person, or a business) STOPS INNOVATING, he gives BIRTH TO HIS OWN COMPETITION and often, earns an entry into some stray hallway in the Smithsonian to be remembered for what once was.........
Love SBUX coffee etc. However fearful of CHINA aggressive moves in S. China Sea. This expansion via BUILDING ISLANDS and airstrips/military occupation of such points toward increasing FRICTION between the US, it's allies in the region, and CHINA. US coproate presence in China grows monthly it seems and China, doesn't have a problem violating every patent, agreement, etc. between itself and we in the West.
To amplify the issue , China is THEEE major growth area for many foreign nations/corporations. India is coming along but an easy decade behind China as far as being a major growth player for we here in the US.
So what happens to SBUX stock the day China decides it is time to make a move a la militarily? The simple answer is....well one's stock poistion would seemingly be the least concern we have if China decides to use it's military to exploit surrounding US Allies etc., via war/occupation.
Lest we forget China itself claimed this new Century to be China's Century. Can't see SHORTING Sbux on a what if but I ask you all, WHAT IF ?
I'll conect the dots for you. Blaming CRAMER, or anyone for not being able to forecast the destruction of Bearstearsn, Lehman Brothers etc., is a bit of a stretch on the part of anyone. Re-read your post, you blamed him for not knowing 6 days ahead of time, DID YOU KNOW? LOL! The FED/Treas. didn't even know!
Sounds to me like you got your rear chomped on by not reviewing every bit of data you can find prior to buying/selling etc. and this enables you to blame Cramer!
Having worked in the $ industry I can tell you without hesitation, Cramer is a refreshing bit of air compared to an industry that has become painfully self serving, it gives the folks who give a d amn.....a bad name.
Hey have a good day.......don;t take it personal, YOU ASKED and I responded. NO ONE IS ALWAYS CORRECT....ya better learn that before you buy another stock. Getting 7 out of 10 correct is a feat but not a hard one....but YOU HAVE TO WORK AT IT..............go take a finance course and you'll learn how sheltered/protected ON THEIR OWN TURF, Wall Street is because INVESTING is an entitely different language than finance/banking/accounting/economics though they are are truly related. GROW UP.
Agree...F is just one holding....and been around longer than you think ! But I appreciate your take and agree. Falling in love with a STOCK is something I rarely do....DOOOH! That's gonna leave a mark!
As I recall, no one was calling for ANY of the Wall Street firms to go broke at the time. This was unheard of turf at the time, afterallm the savings and loan bail out a decade earlier was the worst any living person (with few exceptions) had ever lived through short of the Depression.
Before you blame Cramer, how about blaing the CRA or community reinvestment act that FORCED banks to take on more risk by lowering mortgage qualification under the guise of "...giving everyone the american dream of owning their own home." All in the passive name of erasing racism in lending. OUCH!
Thus Banks wishing to spread the risk....started doing no proof of income source loans etc., etc. Then folks started taking mortgages out on pure speculation of buying then rolling pout of their homes in 12 months or less. THIS, not CRAMER....led to the disaster that struck the likes of BearStearns and others. Besides, CRAMER is THEE BEST INVESTMENT BIRD DOG ever!
F has left the building, so to speak, the price has ranged from lackluster to painful. Especially, given the constant backdrop of best month since....best year since....beat GM......special DIV kick out in 2016...........and for we shareholders...it is like a MONETARY , DEATH by a THOUSAND cuts.
C-dif is a huge killer......talk to any ICU nurse who works with the elderly....c-dif itself brings many to their end stage. Reviewing the 4 mar ccall........expresses the c-dif issue quite well , along with some very nice stats on the part of Seres....and the dilemma c-dif represents with our aging population.
Everyone has been rewarded EXCEPT shareholders and a move from .01 PENNIES to .05 PENNIES is a joke. FOr anyone that bought BAC at or above 15 bucks.......it will take a DECADE for you to break even assuming NO STOCK price or DIV increases.
Now, we all know this isn't how markets work over that kind of time period but considering where BAC was before the econo-blight........well now, those shareholders will not live long enough to get their money back to merely break even.........so those who bought during the big dip a few years back are the only ones, aside from BAC leadership who can say WOW! What a return! Those who bought at the current price or higher should expect nothing, we sure don't!
So Mr Moynihan the bar is once again so low, that it should help BAC look good again, at some point. For now, we recognize your pay raise, the extended BUYBACK......and ZERO for us as a reminder of how we are lowest on the totem pole...facing the biggest risk BUT, we were all wondering if BAC could project WHEN shareholders can expect some MONETARY SUNSHINE? I'd guess 2020? 2025?