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teck_nician 14 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 14, 2014 9:54 PM Member since: Apr 9, 2010
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  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 14, 2014 9:54 PM Flag

    No, no, and emphatically, dream on -- no.

  • teck_nician by teck_nician Dec 9, 2014 11:20 AM Flag

    "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge, has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words, will not only save [AAPL] [ ], but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A." Not.

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    apple is the piggy bank

    by mngtscrwdup Dec 8, 2014 4:17 PM
    teck_nician teck_nician Dec 8, 2014 4:40 PM Flag

    I guess yu can sell it when it gets back to the split-adjusted price, so you won't have any taxes to worry about paying.
    P.S. Re: your "these moves downward are on volume that is not very high," V= 57.3M vs. the 56.6M I told u aapl was on track for ...vs. the daily of 52.3M. so we have a break-away gap to the downside, on confirming neg volume than Fri. and than the 50 day MA..

    P.S.S. Stop writing. You are just throwing out unsupported opinion in an attempt to justify 'holding' your position. You are going to end up holding an empty bag. Maybe if the next 2- 3 analysts come out and say, " But, WE REALLY MEAN, we are raising the target price/sh on aapl.

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    low volume on these big moves down

    by mngtscrwdup Dec 8, 2014 1:41 PM
    teck_nician teck_nician Dec 8, 2014 2:01 PM Flag

    B. S. Its on track to do 56.6 M today -- average last 50 is 52.3M.

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    Big boys looking to lock in year end profits

    by azz_woopin Dec 8, 2014 12:41 PM
    teck_nician teck_nician Dec 8, 2014 1:22 PM Flag

    That assumes there is profits to pay taxes on come January. Literally could go back to the split-adjusted price, in which case call post-split buyers on SOL on 'profits' in '14.

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    by ringo728 Dec 6, 2014 10:27 PM
    teck_nician teck_nician Dec 7, 2014 1:31 PM Flag

    Tell your wife, at the top EVERYTHING always 'looks' like it is going to double again. In 1980 when gold hit $800/oz. and silver $50/oz. the headline on the nightly news was, "Hong Kong dealers say gold is going to hit $2000/oz. That was the top.. back down to its bottom in '99, and then not until 2007 did it make it back to $800 -- 27 YEARS!

    SPIEGEL: Mr. Sedláček, in Oliver Stone's 1987 film "Wall Street," the fictional tycoon Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas, pronounces the provocative motto of neoliberalism: "Greed is Good." Has the crisis in financial capitalism reduced greed to what it was once before, one of the seven deadly sins?

    Sedláček: Gekko succeeds with his greed, but then he falls victim to it. Mankind's oldest stories tell us that greed is always Janus-faced. It is an engine of progress, but it's also the cause of our collapse. Being constantly dissatisfied and always wanting more seems to be an innate natural phenomenon, forming the heart of our civilization. The original sin of the first human couple in the Garden of Eden was the result of greed.

    Congratulations! Now tell your wife, prudence dictates that you pay your 15% LTCG and call it a day.

  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 6, 2014 10:58 AM Flag

    Who says the writers of the 120s are naked. I am sure 95%, if not more, are written against long stock positions, that are deep in the money over the last two year run the stock has made--- covered writes. When they see the stock put on 25% in market cap from the mid-October low to last week, and the stock getting way ahead of itself with sheer stupid speculation of $1 trillion market cap and $200/ sh, they write Writers win... they always win. There isn't any conspiracy here to scare retail buyers like yourself out of the stock, so they 'someone' can buy up the 120s. That is absolutely laughable.

  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 5, 2014 10:37 PM Flag

    You have to be an absolute idiot.. do have a license in anything here other than BS cheerleading? -- that's right you don't need a license to B S. A check book and a computer gives you the right to lose whatever money you have.

  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 5, 2014 9:07 PM Flag

    And the Titanic could not possibly sink either. No numbers from you Cheerleader -- just rah rah talk. You are on your way to getting wiped out.

  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 5, 2014 8:34 PM Flag

    You clearly don't understand how options work, or are used, by the professionals. Writers make the money -- probably 85% of the time. Your heading reflects the fact that you know not what you write. What is the expression, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 5, 2014 5:40 PM Flag

    The point is not whether it is going to 80. And the stock isn't running north anytime soon. It is running out of gas -- no new buyers at these levels, which can be seen in the declining volume. the market makers have taken out all the sell-stops down to 111. What they had to pick up on the decline wholesale, they put back out retail. And then beyond that, they are trying desperately to take their profits into January, so as not to have to pay tax on the gain from Jan '14 up from the 71 low, by propping the stock up.

    the stock actually is positioned to break big to the downside; and then, traders across the board, and that includes one and all, will be bailing just trying to preserve those profits so they can pay tax on what gains they have left.

  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 5, 2014 5:20 PM Flag

    Nope.. you have missed the point here. Lets go another way -- straight up numbers. The day after Thanksgiving the Jan 120 call closed at 3.65 with OI (open interest of 176.8K. Today closing price 1.64 w/ open interest as of yesterday, 209.6K. anybody speculating long in the call lost money. the writers made money; and the professionals who are short the stock and who also bought the call long to protect to the upside, while having lost money on the call, made money net on the decline in the price of the stock from last Friday's close @ 118.93 to todays close @ 114.98.

  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 5, 2014 4:37 PM Flag

    You have (and I'm sure he didn't discuss) a fundamental misunderstanding here, as the premise of your argument. Writers of calls are, by definition, neutral to negative on the price against which they write. That is the reality -- it is not open for debate. Buyers of calls are either a) naked speculators; or b) sophisticated hedgers -- of what you might ask? Their short AAPL position. There isn't going to be any short squeeze to the upside here with the total short about 1.44 X daily volume.

  • teck_nician teck_nician Dec 4, 2014 8:42 PM Flag

    Why would AAPL buy back anywhere near these levels? They might be accused of dumping non-iTunes music from customers iPods, but they can't be accused of being stupid. There are gaps in this chart all the way down to the 10/20 break-out @ 99.76; and then, preceding up from the downside fake-out on 10/16 @ 96.26, which, when closed, would put all the AAPL 'cheerleaders' back to the 200 DMA. Any professional worth his or her salt, hired by AAPL to manage any buy-back is going to start there.

    Ergo, there is going to be a RECKONING here, of biblical proportions. And anytime you have knuckleheads TWEETING OUT TO THE WORLD (Icahn), 'look at me --I'm buying AAPL,' the MARKET has a vicious way of serving up a come-uppance. Icahn didn't learn the lesson of Nelson Bunker Hunt - silver, 1980. For now, he isn't going to see $200/sh. anytime soon; and be lucky to keep the $100./sh. he has into his position.

    PS -- After market close bid 88.80 from the market makers. That is where the trading desks of every bank and broker selling you cheerleaders your stock at retail believe there is no risk putting up the 'house' money.

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