They don't talk about business on those shows.
They talk about politics.
It's worthless even for a laugh.
We left on a date that had been determined by the Iraqi government and Bush before he left office. Obama simply carried out the withdrawal schedule that Bush has concluded.
In any case, people don't want us there indefinitely. We were there more than 8.5 years and the Republicans say that wasn't long enough? That's nuts. No way do we get back in there.
Now we get this nonsense that we have to go back in because of ISIS and that they will be a future terrorist threat if that have a foothold in Iraq. Anyone recall how that was exactly what Bush said was the reason we needed to invade in 2003?
They said Hussein had WMDs and would give them to terrorists who would use them against us. So we went in and no WMDs. And there was a lot more terrorist activity AFTER we invaded.
This idea that our egos won't allow us to cut our losses is what kept us in Vietnam all that time and for what?
Now we have to deal with exiting from Afghanistan. We have been there nearly 13 years!
We cannot be fighting perpetual wars. At some point Iraq and Afghanistan have to manage their own affairs.
We won World War Two in less than four years, so if we haven't accomplished our goals after over 8 years in Iraq and 13 years in Afghanistan, it's probably never gonna happen. No point in getting more of our people killed.
By the way, Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, Texas, died on June 25th while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. U.S. death number 2335 in Afghanistan alone.
Amazon is the world's most successful non-profit organization.
A great boon to their loyal and frequent customers, like me.
Not so good for their investors, not like me.
What are you babbling about?
The Fire Phone pricing starts at $199 with a two-year contract (same as iPhone 5S, Galaxy S5, and everyone else) and goes up to $649 without a contract.
So much for a free phone. Why don't you wait to hear the pricing announcement before spouting-off?
So Amazon's new phone screen is not "3D," but rather uses the parallax effect or, what they call, "Dynamic Perspective." Apple added the parallax effect to its iOS 7 homescreen in 2013, but whatever.
Here is the problem for Amazon. To really appreciate the "Dynamic Perspective" you need to try it yourself, in person. For Apple, no problem, just go to an Apple Store or Best Buy.
But Amazon has no "brick and mortar" store presence. I'm pretty sure they even pulled their Kindles from Target stores a few years ago. So if people are interested in Dynamic Perspective, they will have to buy it online, sight unseen, and trust that it is so cool it justifies buying the phone.
This is a good example of what makes the Apple Stores so valuable.
It's not "3D," its a parallax effect. You tilt it and it "reveals" parts of images that would not be visible from a different angle or perspective.
And guess what?
iOS 7 added the parallax effect to its home screen in the Fall of 2013. Many people, like me, turn it off because: 1.) It consumes more power; and 2.) It looks cool, but that gets old soon and it otherwise serves no useful purpose.
Ooooohhh! The icons look like they're floating.
Okay. So what?
In any case, all this talk of the Amazon phone being "3D" likely created disappointment because a parallax effect or, "dynamic perspective," is not what people mean when they think of "3D."
Your conclusion makes no sense.
You wrote that, "he once pumped Intel from 29 DOWN to 19 and instead of admitting he was wrong, the whole way down he said "Wallstreet is stupid."
Well, now INTC is at about $30, so it looks like he was correct after all.
At $19 INTC was undervalued and now that is being corrected which is why it is at $30.
So how was he wrong?
If he kept insisting INTC was undervalued as the price declined from $29 to $19 and as the price rose from $19 to $30, that means he was CORRECT all along. How do you not see that?
He had the patience to wait-out the period of negative sentiment about INTC and now that sentiment is over and the share price is higher than when he began "pumping."
It seems to me that he has been vindicated.
Would you prefer that he "admitted that he was wrong," when the price was in the low $20s and then miss the recovery to $29 and higher?
That's what most idiots do. They like a stock when it is going up and they hate it when it is going down. Any fool can do that. At least he identified the long-term prospects for holding INTC shares.
What did you do, sell at $23?
Nobody is paying these people to post on Yahoo message boards. What would be the point?
Nobody reading these boards can have any impact on the share price.
If every person who ever reads the Apple Message Board all sold every share of AAPL they own at the exact same instant, the price would not be decreased by even on cent.
You're fooling yourself if you think you are important enough for someone to spend money trying to convince you to sell your AAPL shares.
Unless you are secretly Carl Ichan.
Where did you come up with that nonsense?
Nobody said up 20%. But many said it would drop, because Google and MasterCard did, as if that matters. I guess they were proven wrong today.
The stock was up the pre-split equivalent of about $10.36 and set a new 52-week high, so how is that not great? I'd say the "pumping" freaks did pretty well today.
It was up and up nicely. I'll take any amount of up.
Not sure what you've been reading, but nobody who matters ever said it would go up 20% because of the split.
I just realized what I think you are saying and, if so, you are mistaken.
If you buy the stock now, if it goes up $1, you made $1, not $7.
The shares are not multiplied by 7 forever, just once, this morning, if you already owned the stock before the close Friday.
Did you think it would pay 7X from now on?
But with 7X the number of shares, the price is not going to move as much.
$1 is a fairly good increase. The $1.50 we saw today is ver good. Up $2 would be great and a move up (or down) of $3 or more would be huge and very rare.
In contrast, when there was one-seventh the number of shares before the split, a move of $10 was not uncommon. As others have noted, it will be the same one a percentage basis. Now that there are 7X as many shares, don't expect to see price moves of $2 or more except in very unusual situations, like what happened after they reported earnings and the price gappped-up about $40.
That would be about $5.70 today, post split.
Well, apparently not.
Why would you post such a statement AFTER the price increased the pre-split equivalent of about $10.50 and set a new 52-week high on the first day of post-split trading.
The ship on the predicted sell-off has sailed. Even if it pulls back tomorrow, that will be after a big up day, so it will probably end up flat to slightly up on a net basis.
I'm not sure why people think that splits, per se, result in a decline in stock price. I guess they cite Google and MasterCard, so yeah, two companies go down so, therefore, all companies will go down.
If share price always declined after a split, then no company would ever split their stock.
A simulated 3D display on a phone is just a case of adding a feature just as a gimmick. How does a 3D display make it more usable? Ooooohhhh, the icons seem to be floating!
Yeah, well, that helps.
Anyway, this is not even a new technology. Nintendo has been selling the Gameboy 3DS for years which has a "3D" screen with no glasses required. At least, on a game, that makes sense.
In any case, this 3D feature is just software based and requires no special hardware. It is just about creating two images and having each eye focus on each image separately like those old 3D posters with hidden images.
Apple, Samsung, HTC, or anyone could have added this feature long ago and still could. They haven't probably because, what's the point?
As I said, how does a 3D display benefit the UI of a phone or even a tablet?
And if it seems at all attractive, Amazon can count on Samsung to copy it if not Apple.
If the quality and performance of an Amazon phone is anything like that of its Kindle Fire tablets, Apple has nothing to worry about.
The price is not increasing because of the split. The price is increasing because sentiment has changed about AAPL and people are realizing that it was way undervalued and the drop from $700 to under $400 was unwarranted.
Anyone who thinks the more than $100 increase over the last few weeks is due to anticipation of the split is crazy. Maybe some of it is due to that and it may be good for a short-term bump, but Apple's increasing valuation is a long-term story that will not be completed until, at least, January of 2015.
Anther company's stock went down after a split, therefore all stocks go down after a split.
How is that prediction working out now?