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radar_the_kat 648 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 6, 2015 9:43 PM Member since: Aug 10, 2005
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    Radar's OPEN LETTER

    by radarthekat Jul 6, 2015 3:01 PM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jul 6, 2015 9:43 PM Flag

    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.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Radar's OPEN LETTER

    by radarthekat Jul 6, 2015 3:01 PM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jul 6, 2015 7:23 PM Flag

    This is not related to my post. I have no idea who this poster is.

  • Reply to

    Radar's OPEN LETTER

    by radarthekat Jul 6, 2015 3:01 PM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jul 6, 2015 4:19 PM Flag

    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.

  • Reply to

    Best I.P.O. of the year

    by moveonup210 Jul 4, 2015 10:28 PM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jul 6, 2015 10:34 AM Flag

    Nevermind, I found a list of their most important patents.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Best I.P.O. of the year

    by moveonup210 Jul 4, 2015 10:28 PM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jul 6, 2015 10:19 AM Flag

    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?

    Sentiment: Buy

  • radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jun 22, 2015 3:59 PM Flag

    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.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • 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.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jun 15, 2015 12:27 PM Flag

    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.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • radar_the_kat by radar_the_kat May 14, 2015 6:15 PM Flag

    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

  • Reply to

    What ever happened to de_maggot?

    by radarthekat May 8, 2015 5:38 PM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat May 9, 2015 3:46 PM Flag

    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

  • Reply to

    Friday options experiment

    by albundyz Feb 9, 2015 5:57 PM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Feb 9, 2015 9:31 PM Flag

    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.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    aapl is the only stock i own

    by ps2gamer123 Jan 28, 2015 8:32 AM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jan 28, 2015 9:23 AM Flag

    Don't be an average investor.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    aapl is the only stock i own

    by ps2gamer123 Jan 28, 2015 8:32 AM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jan 28, 2015 9:09 AM Flag

    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.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    aapl is the only stock i own

    by ps2gamer123 Jan 28, 2015 8:32 AM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Jan 28, 2015 8:57 AM Flag

    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

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    From our good friends at Apple

    by johnnie_beans Nov 4, 2014 8:37 AM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Nov 4, 2014 6:16 PM Flag

    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.

    Sentiment: Sell

  • Reply to

    Max Pain and volatility this week.--

    by agno3doc Oct 24, 2014 11:22 AM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Oct 24, 2014 12:23 PM Flag

    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.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Oct 21, 2014 1:52 PM Flag

    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.

  • radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Oct 20, 2014 6:55 PM Flag

    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?

  • Reply to

    For those who still don't get it

    by zanghia Oct 20, 2014 9:13 AM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Oct 20, 2014 5:33 PM Flag

    Got it.

  • Reply to

    For those who still don't get it

    by zanghia Oct 20, 2014 9:13 AM
    radar_the_kat radar_the_kat Oct 20, 2014 4:06 PM Flag

    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.

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