AEA did not exist on the board when most of us went to IVF in 2008 to 2009 time period. Nor prior to that as far back as 2004, I was also on these boards in the 90’s, no sign of you then either.
AEA might have a better reputation if it didn’t delete it’s posts on its bad positions and actually mentioned closing them WHEN they close them instead of waiting for the ink to go into the red before claiming to have closed them previously at some small profit (even ONCE admitting a small loss that shouldn’t have been taken by any reasonable investing rules).
AEA has to work on its credibility, because right now, it has none.
I sorta feel badly for him. He’s an example of what happens when you scratch your indecisive #$%$ before entering a position who’s only risks are theoretical at best. The more you scratch the more the price goes up until the upside is gone by the time you decide to enter. Bad news.
iPhone supply is always scarce when the phones are first released, no indication of anything new there. If they had enough advance time to make enough phones to meet the entire demand the device would be obsolete before it was distributed. You DO known what zero time inventory management is right? They’ll have all they can make by the release date, but on that release date they’ll sell all they’ve made and more . . . and you consider this “a problem”. I bet Samsung wishes they had that kind of problem with their new phone.
Told ya ta buy an you would’n listen and now your sittin no position waitin for a price that’ll never be again, if you want in then you better get in fast, or if you think that its a dud, short it and put your money where your mouth is. Other than that maybe it would be a good idea if you simply faded on into the sunset. If we see circling vulture we’ll assume they’ll go hungry as there can’t be much meat on those bones. It takes someone capable of making a decision to avoid that fate.
Heck if you’d bought when I said it was a buy for the first time in years, you’d be WAY the heck ahead right now and on your way, or just about at, the long term gains point by now. If you’d accumulated during that time you’d be even better off. But no, you wanted an impossible price, instead of establishing a position the normal way a large investment position is established, by purchasing fixed size lots over time to get an average price during the quarter of purchase.
And if you felt as apparently you do that something awful was going to happen the WORST thing that could happen is you take some profits early and wait a re-entry point BUT . . . NEVER wait too long with Apple, because it’ll ride off and leave you behind every time, so maintaining a core position that you DON’T trade is essential unless you want to get caught without any position if the stock gaps.
You could have been outperforming the market instead of scoring the internet for rumor!
That makes him the PERFECT person to deal with the Chinese as far as getting Apple products back on their governments purchase list.
Despite the DNC turning California into the only state in the Union where your State income taxes are often higher than your federal income taxes, and where home prices are totally defined by location rather than square feet and are essentially leased from the government via inflated property taxes . . . No, I think once the rose colored glasses came off with the death of Steve Jobs that Apple has become more . . . “practical” in their approach to political contributions.
Yeah it won’t hurt us to go up another 8 to 12% next month. Still leaves plenty of room to grow for the rest of the year.
Oh . . . you think Apple is going to go down with the market correction . . . guess what, on anything short of a disaster money usually flees the more speculative issues (AMZN) and comes to Apple where it can sit safely on a solid foundation of cash and a worldwide product distribution network that has still only extended service to less than a third of the world’s countries directly.
And which, by the way, produces the computing products with the longest obsolescence cycles and best integrated engineering in the entire industry with the POSSIBLE exception of Cisco routing and network support systems, which are entities unto themselves, and an area in which Apple really doesn’t compete.
I apologize to the real estate association of Florida for any aspersions my previous post might have cast upon their organization . . .
The last 8 months of this year is the same as the FIRST 8 months of the year. It’s the end of bloody August , , , but what you’re saying, with respect to AEA’S trades, is not consistent with what has been posted, unless you only count those that were NOT deleted.
I’m afraid AEA has all the credibility of a Florida real estate salesman.
For that matter why would I hold onto 5,000 shares . . . . Nope, can’t say I would. Of course I only buy under $4.
Someone told me he called him “VaporPres”, after Vaporware, software that’s announced with great fanfare to do everything but cook your breakfast but somehow, despite more and more development time, never gets released.
No, Donating to Democrats is safe because Republicans don’t use the power of their office to retaliate against those who haven’t paid them, unlike Democrats, so from a PURELY corporate self interested standpoint it’s always better to give heavily to Democrats. Particularly when you’re headquartered in California.
What you gonna sit down to a (DVD) movie alone with a gallon jug of cheap wine?
Hey, it’s almost the beginning of the month, you about to get PAID! Checks come out, when, the third?
I finally came to the same conclusion after he AGAIN posted “watch and learn” for the umpteenth time and he STILL hadn’t learned anything himself.
Good, in the long term it’ll boost the stock price. A little short interest is good for a company provided the shorts aren’t part of a group victimizing an otherwise thinly traded stock.
Really? If Apple goes up a buck a week for the next year, what would THAT mean to you?
It’s make ME a freaking ton of money, not sure it’d do you any good at all. In fact the statistics based on your trading patters say you’d still lose money on average, and you’re a FAR below average trader, so I’d imagine it would hose you.
A buck a week in the dead time between quarters or before announcements is just gravy for me. Then again I take a longer mind on investments than it appears the shorts do, being opportunistic parasites that don’t realize that they’re slowly dissolving in our bellies as they try to suck at the acid slicked sides for blood. Most of the serious longs seem to be the same way. The “oldest” share I have left is now 7 shares with an average cost of $8 each or so. Given me by an investor who was RAKING in the money on my recommendation, I’ll probably never trade it in as it was among the last certificates printed when the companies name was still “Apple Computer Inc”.
Wasted breath dude, but hey, we made a SHITTON of money off of them . . . You gotta appreciate the idiots who even at a split adjusted buck and a half a share were recommending a short to zero. Potentially the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I warned those idiots Apple was headed to $1k+ and the end of 10 years, and those that listened, got rich, and those who shorted, well, they helped make them that way.
If I’d had the money to invest then that I have now my unrealized gains on Apple would be ludicrous instead of just “good overall” (80%+).
Last call to cover more like. Those who hold short over the weekend are fools, those that hold short over the September 9th announcement are either VERY foolish, or are hoping to trade the jag, if there is one this time.
If nothing else it will make after-hours that day very interesting . . . so don’t forget to set aside some dry powder in case a great buying opportunity occurs before this years “one more thing” interpretation.
I LOVE the option writers. No cheaper hedge, no cheaper growth, all because of their naked inability to see the future, or go anywhere except “by the numbers”. By combining with my ability to detect incipient pops trading LEAP’s has made me a great deal of money over the years. My Apple position is ALL LEAPS, and the people who sold me those contracts are no doubt already regretting even the ones I bought this week.
Now, as far as the WEEKLY options go, or other short term options, in general they are an idiot trap. You end up paying as much in premium for your 3 to 4 day option as I do for 7 months of time on those LEAP contracts. Very foolish.
As far as buying PUTS in Apple, they’re a great event hedge, but they have almost no other purpose at this point, they are certainly NOT an “investment” (e.g. something you can buy and set aside for a year).
You seem to have deleted your OPM post by accident, you know, the one where you offered to help you help us . . . well, I had an idea . . .
Meet me over here at Baylor Medical Center, Grapevine TX with a briefcase with 10 kilos of gold in it, in Valcambi 50 gram Multibars, give me an IM when you get there, tell me what you’re driving, I’ll motor my chair over and pick it up. That’ll keep me from having to put ANY money into precious metals for some time.