Yes it is. Lenovo is very closed to the Chinese government. In fact, it was given lands and money by its government when it first started. With the Chinese government support behind it, Apple is facing very strong head wind.
In the past 12 months, Apple generated $37.75B in net incomes. If it makes $340 net income per-phone and it sells 40M phones in the next 12 months, it will generate about $13.6B net income from phone sells. Since iPhone accounts for more than half of Apple business, where does it generate the other $24.15B just to keep up with the current earning level?
Dude, just so you know, a screen name is for others to address you. It shows who you are. So in that case, I guess yours matches you perfectly.
Why do they need an environmental affairs program manager for a China Mobile deal? Please explain.
To find out time decay, you need to look at the theta. But theta isn't a fixed value. It is different for different strikes. Normally, the ATM options have the highest theta. It gets smaller as the options get further in the money and out of money. Theta also increases when you get closer to the expiration date.
To find out option theta and other option greeks, do a web search on "options calculator".
I was told that there are three ways to do any thing: the right way, the wrong way, and the government's way.
If you sold MSFT earlier this week, you can roll it out to Oct, Nov or even Jan 2014. As long as you roll for credits, you are getting paid and the time is on your side. MSFT's pop is a knee jerk reaction to Ballmer's news. It doesn't change the MSFT business picture for the next couple of years. Its stock price won't keep going up.
You can try ivolatility. Make sure you add slash calc at the end. It gives you a basic options calculator with which you can calculate five greek values including delta.
If Carl owns 1% or more of AAPL than yes, it will be illegal. Otherwise, he is no difference than any poster here tell the world he bought or sold AAPL.
Today's price actions show there are a lot of traders looking for excuses to buy AAPL. Carl's tweets might be just the excuse they are looking for.
Why does Apple want to buy a totally incompatible dying system? It makes no sense. It makes no sense for Google or Microsoft to buy it either. If anyone may buy it, it will probably be Dell or HP.
Ok, I know most people here hate any post that reflects reality, but if you are trading, for your own sake, watch this level carefully.