Archive for May, 2012

Apple’s Rise Means It’s Time For This 5-Step Action Plan

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Apple’s Rise Means It’s Time For This 5-Step Action Plan

Apple’s (AAPL) double-dip drop had many investors worried. Now, with its 10% price rebound, there is some relief and even hope. This is the perfect time to do something, and here is the time-tested five-step plan to figuring out what that “something” is… This article is posted on SeekingAlpha.com     »

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Facebook’s IPO Do-Over, This Time At $32

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Facebook’s IPO Do-Over, This Time At $32

Clearly, Facebook’s (FB) $38 IPO was a bust (because the price dropped). So, the “market” took matters into its own hands. First, it tossed out the Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS) & JPMorgan Chase (JPM) triumvirate’s hype, dismissed Nasdaq’s day-1 blunders and ignored investors’ cries of “Foul!” Then, it focused on the real... »

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Ugly Market Produces Beautiful ‘Buy Low’ Opportunity

Friday, May 18th, 2012
Ugly Market Produces Beautiful ‘Buy Low’ Opportunity

Nobody said “buy low” would be so difficult. What looks easy and obvious in a book or on a historic stock chart turns out to be challenging and uncertain. Today’s stock market is a good case example, especially with this week’s daily drops. Is this the beginning of another serious, mid-year decline, or is... »

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Apple’s Drop Now Too Large To Ignore

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Apple’s Drop Now Too Large To Ignore

It looked like Apple (AAPL) might be establishing a foundation at about $560. With the stock declining, this stopping point is important. The steady rise to $644 produced no clear support levels, and the stock needs a foothold to encourage investors and prevent frustrated selling. Then along came today’s breakdown. What next?… This article... »

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Apple’s iCloud Upgrade: Creative Leadership Or Competitive Response?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Apple’s iCloud Upgrade: Creative Leadership Or Competitive Response?

Previously, I listed iCloud as one of Apple’s (AAPL) uncertain growth/profit areas, explaining: “iCloud – All the heavies are weighing in along with new, smaller firms, competing aggressively on product and pricing. This activity has the earmarks of a service quickly becoming a commodity with low profitability.” This view is fleshed out in Tuesday’s... »

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Apple: Now A ‘Trading’ Stock

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Apple: Now A ‘Trading’ Stock

Apple (AAPL) appears to be changing from a buy-and-hold investment to a speculative trading vehicle. The cause is twofold: Larger fundamental uncertainty and weakened investor psychology. Here’s the explanation… This article is posted on SeekingAlpha.com »

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Ultrabook: Anti-Apple Weapon Powering Up, Creating Uncertainty Plus Opportunity

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Ultrabook: Anti-Apple Weapon Powering Up, Creating Uncertainty Plus Opportunity

Recently, The Wall Street Journal had two important articles: Walter Mossberg’s “Permission to Procrastinate: Wait to Get a New Laptop” and “All Eyes Turn to Windows 8.” Together, they describe the consumer/enterprise computing changes coming that could have a significant impact on the industry and individual companies, including Apple (AAPL). For Apple the changes... »

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