I posted verbatim your quotes and the dates you posted. I'm not a trader and never have been one. I have said time and time again my real money is in aapl and has been since 2008. It's smart you are out of the market. Your calls have been a disaster. Good luck.
Apple is the ultimate gorilla because it is very unlikely with the small percentage of the phone market they will incur any monopoly scrutiny like msft did.
Apple is content to suck up all the profit at the high end with talking heads still trumpeting android's bogus market share.
1. Getting new customers. Apple set iPhone records with only 20% of the installed base upgraded.The rest came from switchers.
2. Keeping the customers they have. People just don't leave the apple ecosystem.
3. Barriers to entry. Who can penetrate aapl's walled garden,nobody.
4. Switching costs. Once invested in apple's phones, pads, computers and watches the cost to switch is prohibitive.
5. Rising profit margins. This is the most imp't reason to hold apple and the one that caused the most concern when it first went to 700 and crashed to the high 300's. Apple has a very robust secondary market for its phones so buying the latest and greatest is a snap. I see this going on for the next 3 to 5 years with margins staying at high levels.
Add their top design team, unbelievable cash, nice dividend and opportunity to disrupt new markets and you have the best company in the world selling for a discount to the S&P 500. This is rare and won't come around often.
We all have to march to our own drummer. Personally I don't sell undervalued stocks no matter what. I have traded some of my apple shares working on my fifth time since the first Greece scare sent apple down. We are living in zero % times with no chance to make money in fixed assets. It seems to me if it takes apple 6 months to go up 20% it's well worth the wait. Have a 150 price target to sell 2000 of my 6400 shares held since 2008. I believe apple is setting up for a big move up sometime between now and the fall. 3 to 4 months will be well worth the wait.
Two false premises are that apple is principally a phone company and aapl's market cap means the law of large numbers are going to catch up with them.
First and foremost apple is an ecosystem under which are a billion of the most loyal IOS subscribers who have entrusted their credit cards in their care. These folks see apple as developer for their best interests and protector of their privacy. Investors need to understand that under this huge creative umbrella apple can go in any direction regarding the building of innovative products. They will give apple broad latitude to build a car, create a unique TV service, connect products to their home or improve their health in original ways. This is the quintessential growth opportunity with limitless possibilities. The law of large numbers does not apply under this system like no company ever before and the iPhone, though very imp't in the immediate future, is far from the most imp't product going forward.
How bout that apple 360 guarantee. Largest market cap in the world and off by over 500 points. You gotta have mad analysts skills to do that,LOLOLOLOL.
They are watching and sharing all you do
This thing is about to blow up so don't be caught with your pants down.
Sage advice from a guy who guaranteed apple would go to 360 instead of the 900 that it currently stands pre-split adjusted. He'll tell you the opposite of the greatest investors Benjamin Graham, Peter Lynch and Warren Buffet. He told us all that Obama would be the end of the markets as we know them.
First supplant google search as the default then make SIRI and spotlight a real rival to google search. Steve Jobs would be proud.
Only the cream
They had the audacity to say xiaomi was a challenge to apple even though it sells an inferior low cost product in one country. Even then its growth as a startup is being exceeded by apple. How long this misinformation can continue is anyone's guess but in the end the cream shall rise.
Just the tip of the music iceberg. Apple music means business.
China Mobile has 816 million subs with 370 migrated to 3&4G
China Unicom has 292 million subs with 152 mil on 3G and none on 4G yet
China telecom has 189 million subs with 110 on 3G and 16.8 on 4G
That's 1.29 Billion subs with over 600 million yet to migrate to 3 and 4g
Basic math tells me that if apple can maintain it's current 20/25% market share we are going to see tremendous iPhone growth in the next several years in China alone. If apple ever finds the key in India where it has little market share then iPhone sales will be off the charts.
It's not about how much money music makes though it will contribute some it's about building the most influential consumer subscriber base in history. Apple can improve the phone's battery, screen durability, screen picture, camera, design, speed, etc etc. Apple probably has iPhone improvements in the works for the next 5 so the iPhone is like an annuity. All the innovations coming are gravy.
Samsung is getting ready to post another losing quarter.
Simple ignore button does that. Been ditzil for 25 years. Just don't read my posts. Then you can have the great discussions that go on here about this great company.
I know it is the phone of the poor and ignorant but even they need to guard there privacy
There is so little discussion on the revenue model of TV subs in the hundreds of millions paying $10 for music and $40 for TV that I am stunned by the lack of knowledge. I just wish I had more money.
They will collect the tolls.