billstawk» @gaystocks$AAPL there are pros and cons in terms of where Apple will go. On the one hand dividends and buy backs will push stocks higher on the other hand is the chronic problem that Apple faces: competition which will not go away. Apple must face up to this and it must be aggressive. Thus far I have not seen Apple sufficiently respond to competitive forces. The run up we seen from 385 to almost 470 we now see, (as expected in the warning postings last week), is greatly associated with the dividend. Afterward the expected fall was just as expected. The drop in my opinion is a vote of non-confidence and an attitude of take the money (dividend) and run or why stick around for further damage. We can view purely from the charts and say that 400 retest is not outside the realm of possibility, and if we extract out that dividend and buy back 350 perhaps even 200 would not be outside the realm of possibility. Without concerns the bulls could make this a 1 2 3 bottoming and send Apple back up, I am not optimistic of that view. Dividends and buy backs does give a stock some mileage but only to a point there comes a time when declining sales / market share and even management failures will take a stock down regardless of what is on the balance sheet or what the prior earnings were or even buy backs as the "road ahead" investors begin to factor in concerns.
dayabaran» I agree $AAPL is in trouble. i cant see them coming out with a hit again RT @billstawk$AAPL I've held the view that the road ahead is far more important than the road behind. In the past year urged that Apple was in trouble and that investors should be viewing the road ahead more than the road behind. Take heed to good wisdom here's an article of interest... http://www.stocknomics.co/u/OTAyOTUw
billstawk» $AAPL I've held the view that the road ahead is far more important than the road behind. In the past year urged that Apple was in trouble and that investors should be viewing the road ahead more than the road behind. Take heed to good wisdom here's an article of interest... http://www.stocknomics.co/u/OTAyOTUw
carolynalexander» On a personal note, you have always been Apple's number one cheerleader. The trend seems as though quietly many are abandoning ship at least from a financial perspective, not a 'user perspective; jumping on board to GOOG and the like. Do you concur? I know it has always been your 'baby' for so many years. Nothing earth shattering expected at the WWDC? I guess the only saving grace is the hope of cheaper iPhone for China, an iWatch or the real game changer, iTV. If that comes to pass that is the only way $AAPL will get its mojo back! @dayabaran