Totally cool. I'm also RadarTheKat on FB, so either message me directly or search for the Market Days group in the FB search bar and then request to join and I'll accept you into the group.
WHERE AM I NOW?
I performed a fairly detailed review of free online message board / groupware sites. Among my criteria I looked for,
- a private, invitation-only group, where we can control who gets in
- ability to easily include pictures and links in messages
- easy ability to join
- ability for any member to also be an administrator, if desired (no one person would have control)
- ability for any member to easily initiate a private chat with any other member, or group of other members (private instant chat rooms) and without the need for any special rights or privileges. Admins cannot block private messages nor are they even aware that private messaging among members is taking place.
- ability for members, at their discretion, to exchange contact information with other members. If you want to provide your email or phone to get in direct contact with another member, you should not be blocked in this effort.
- a responsive message list
- a compact message format
- a full document library, so that spreadsheets, documents, etc can be uploaded and made available for viewing and downloading by members.
- tablet and smartphone app support
If all of this were available, for free, with no advertisements, no wonky monetization schemes, no host complaining about his costs…, well, maybe thats something we should all evaluate. Turns out, all of this is available. And it took me five minutes to setup.
i was intending to do a quick read on their patent portfolio today, having bought in on Wednesday in the after-market at $19.94. Can you toss me some of the patent numbers you think represent their strongest protected IP?
Yeah, they put in in the Nexus 7, then, with the 2013 model of that tablet, took it out. Seems like what they were using haptics for wasn't really that useful.
I could see Apple replacing the existing movable Home button with a virtual home button. It would stay where it is, still be indented, still have the TouchId sensor, but it wouldn't actually move. Force touch, tuned to react more quickly and under less pressure than is currently the case on the Watch, along with haptic feedback, would perfectly replicate the current Home button click sensation/action. If Apple is going to add the haptic engine to the iPhone 6S/6S+, as is rumored, then this would be a perfect use of it to eliminate a moving part that has the potential to malfunction, rendering the phone useless.
Add to this the recently rumored addition of a display within the Home button, to prompt the user with various actions, such as the need for the user to place his finger on the Home button to validate a purchase using TouchId. Like Jobs was fond of saying, when you look back, the dots connect.
Yeah, probably all true. So the question is, what are you doing to better your position? Hopefully you're trading and investing to stay ahead of currency devaluation, safeguarding your assets, and surfing the wave all the way to shore. There's a luau on the beach, dude, don't miss out.
Why would a $7 stock with $4.75 per share in trailing losses go down on a day when the market is so strong. It makes no sense. Or do it? LOL
Sentiment: Strong Sell
What's that got to do with anything? I've existed since the early 1960s, unless you think that I am less than one year old. I've had several Yahoo accounts and message board aliases over the years, and my current Yahoo account is many years old.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Just buy a $114/117 call spread with expiration three weeks into the future and you'll make 40-50% with not much risk in three weeks.
Exactly. NFLX represents a speculative bet, not so much an investment. Here are my working definitions of the two terms in context of the stock market and businesses:
"An investment is a commitment to holding a security as long as the underlying fundamentals and business prospects remain intact."
Take Apple, for example. Apple shares are an investment as long as Apple continues to perform as well as it is currently performing. As long as it continues to generate the revenues and earnings it is currently generating. Even if neither rise.
"Speculation is a bet on some future outcome, either positive or negative, that would materially change the fortunes of a business."
Note that the main difference here is that an investment relies upon the continuation of the status quo while speculation is a bet against the status quo.
Netflix represents a speculative bet that the company will grow earnings significsntly in order to grow into its current market valuation. It may well do so, but that's the bet that's being made here and such bets don't always pan out.
As an investor, you want to concentrate your holdings in investments and away from speculative bets. Ask any GTAT shareholder.
Name another company that's better than Apple. That's the way ps2gamer is thinking as a long term investor. I'm sitting on 7000 Apple shares, plus 140 call spreads with various strikes and expiration dates over the next two years. I'm very concentrated in Apple, with only a few small ($20k) positions taken recently, in GPRO and MU, to name a couple.
Diversification is for those who don't know what they're doing.
- Warren Buffett
They have, you fool. They're out $439 million that they now must wait 4 years to get back. Plus they don't have the sapphire they sought to acquire.
It's a free, and ad-free, message board created by the guy behind the seymour.greenz1 moniker. He created it as a sane place for those interested in trading AAPL and other stocks who were frustrated with the vitriol so common here on the Yahoo boards. You need an invite, which is offered only to those who exhibit good behavior here, which you do. The board is pretty focused, with a main article focused on each day's trading, within which any number of topics and the day's stock-moving news are discussed. Check it out and if you hate it, just never sign in again and come back here if you prefer. My bet is, you'll appreciate the small, informed and insightful community we've created and you'll be happy to leave this board behind.
Apple already owns the land and buildings. And could likely take the sapphire manufacturing equipment that is collateral on the money they lent GTAT. So there will be no $1.2 billion changing hands.
a few more than the $439 million it already sunk into this little GTAT, and will likely lose? How many Apple bucks should they give until they, and you, realize that GTAT doesn't deserve saving?
AND... Apple already owns the plant (land and buildings). It's the furnaces and any other sapphire manufacturing equipment that is in question. Why a Samsung or anyone else would want to come in and truck those out is beyond me. They could just buy their own direct from the company that makes them and now has its own financial issues since GTAT is t paying them what is owed thrm for additional ordered but not yet delivered furnaces. Samsung could get those just as cheap and they are already in Southeast Asia; lower delivery charges. But the whole premise is ridiculous.