One thing to consider, brokers only make money when you buy or sell. They don't get paid for their advice unless you act.
If they all cleared their short position of 250 million shares, we would be north of 40 with this squeeze.
Prepare for takeoff. Looks like were about to takeoff. Number of negative articles since Stacy announced flat revenues and a billion dollar expense for mobile tells me the 250 million shares short are nervous. With 6 billion on the line short and a big possibility of an upside 2014 they could be in a world of hurt. Look at MSFT, a couple of months ago they went thru what we are going thru now. They are at 52 week highs and 13 year high.
Can someone explain to me how AA gets put on GS conviction list with a world glut of aluminum and INTC gets a sell from them. AA has a PE of 35.13 and a 1.3% div while INTC has a 12.79 PE and 3.8% div. I know about the deal with Russia and aircraft but #$%$. There are others on their conviction list that also don't make sense.
I'll even buy some Ruby Red Shoes and click them together 3 times saying their is nothing better than AAPL, if it will help.
Stacy just threw cold water on the whole conference. He like Paul O. should be fired and fired immediately for incompetence. Anyone receiving any stock options or grants this year should be grounds for a class action law suit against management and the BOD. I will be more than happy to be the lead plaintiff..
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don't bet your shirt on a repeat performance.
That's the message from some of the nation's biggest investment firms as the Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 16,000 for the first time and the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on the cusp of its best year in a decade with a gain of 25.9 percent.
Although investment professionals still are optimistic, investors shouldn't expect such outsized gains will be repeated.
The S&P 500, the Dow and other stock indexes have risen steadily as the Federal Reserve has maintained its economic stimulus to keep long-term interest rates low, and the economy has continued to strengthen. Although economic growth hasn't been spectacular, it has been strong enough enable companies to keep increasing their earnings.
We asked professionals at three big money managers, T. Rowe Price, Franklin Templeton and BlackRock for their thoughts on how the stock market will shape up next year.
ON THE OUTLOOK FOR STOCKS
A double-digit gain is not out of the question.
Many of the tail winds for the stock market are still in place, but they may start to weaken next year. Corporate earnings are strong, but profit margins could be peaking. Interest rates are still low compared to historical levels, but will likely rise gradually, particularly if the Fed starts to pull-back on its bond-buying stimulus program.
However, the biggest challenge to the stock market is that valuations have risen so much this year, says Larry Puglia, portfolio manager of T. Rowe Price's Blue Chip Growth fund. That is to say, investors have been willing to pay more for a company's future earnings, pushing up prices. The price-earnings ratio for S&P 500 companies has risen to 15 from 12.5 at the start of this year, according to FactSet.
"We still find selected stocks attractive and think that the market's OK, but I would be surprised if the market....was able to duplicate the type of gains we've had this year," says Puglia. He still thinks s
They did it again. INTC snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory. What the H*ll is wrong with the management and BOD? They should fire every last one of them. If any one in INTC receives a bonus in stock comp. for this inferior performance, the stock holders should file a class action law suit and I for one will be happy to be the lead plaintiff.
AAPL looks possible. High margins aren't the problem. Everyone will be wiling to pay the margin for exclusivity. Who ever strikes this deal with INTC will control the retail market with state of the art processor speeds and low power usage. Line them up and let the bidding begin.
Don't worry, Jimmy boy is going to reiterate his sell and $16.00 on INTC after the market close. He's never wrong you know! If you buy that BS, I have a bridge you might like.
Would be nice. INTC has a history of snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Hope BK has some stones and doesn't hedge and beat around the bush as INTC has in the past.
Your beginning to sound desperate on your short position. Why don't you just close it and go long for the ride?