I thought that the potential for the Fed slowing down QE and rising interest rates was supposed to make these Senior Loan funds go up.
Yawn... Since when is putting a slightly bigger screen, an slightly faster chip, or a modestly improved camera into a smartphone producing a new product?
The market is waiting for the next Gamechanger technology and it ain't going to be an incrementally improved smartphone. Whether Apple Samsung, Microsoft, Sony, Nokia, HP, or some other company pulls it off, is still up for grabs.
Yawn... RDS's Stock price and bloated European staff count sure as hell don't show any evidence of improvement due to the Swiss dufus's efforts at "streamlining".
...and 90% of them can't afford flush toilets let alone smartphones. Have you ever spent time in India? I have. Case closed.
I bought in initially at 3.58 last spring and averaged down to 2.67 early last summer during NOK's crash. I sold all 7500 shares at 4.16 this past Dec. 18. I'm waiting for a major market correction to drag NOK back down ~3.50 to get back in. I'm still betting that NOK will be back above 5 for good within a year or two, but until then I expect a lot of volatilty.
You and the rest of the ecenomically illiterate ignorant American Apple fanboys should get your facts straight before posting your drivel.
According to Fortune's annual published list of the world' largest 500 companies, the largest company in the world for 2012 is Royal Dutch/ Shell. Apple is number 55.
The most profitable company in the world is currently Gazprom. Apple is ranks 7th, behind Gazprom, Exxonmobil, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Royal Dutch/ Shell, Chevron, and China Construction Bank .
Only mention of Nokia so far this AM was Cramebutt cautioning about bottom-feeding with Nokia. It's hard to maintain the buzz on Nokia when corrupt on-the-take American analysts and pundits are are only talking up North American companies. I am long on Nokia wiith an average share price of 2.67 but I'm worried that when RIMM's BB10 comes out and when Apple rebounds early next year, Nokia will plummet despite good news about Lumia 920's sales. The market in the USA is obviously manipulated in favor of North American companies and against ADR's (duh).
Uhhh.... No ecosystem? 90% of the world's computers run Windows OS.
What do the employees of your "massive" company do to warrant no security concerns? Play Angry Birds, talk to Siri, and network on Facebook all day.
It's called protectionism... Wallstreet crooks are told by the government and the SEC to pump USA companies and mercilessly hammer foreign ADR's on American stock exchanges. It's just too damned bad the government doesn't do more to "encourage" USA companies' to keep their factories in the country (e.g. Apple).
Apple is now just another generic fat and slow-moving elephant in a china shop. Within a few years it will evolve into just another large industrial dividend stock with little or no growth potential, similar to Microsoft.
You and the rest of dumb-as-rocks Sheeple who will be taken to the cleaners when the Wallstreet crooks decide to let the Apple balloon pop.