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01-29-2019 after market close 11-01-2018 after market close 07-31-2018 after market close 05-01-2018 after market close 02-01-2018 after market close 11-02-2017 after market close 08-01-2017 after market close 05-02-2017 after market close 01-31-2017 after market close
Actual EPS 4.18 2.91 2.34 2.73 3.89 2.07 1.67 2.1 3.36
Consensus EPS 4.17 2.79 2.17 2.69 3.82 1.87 1.57 2.02 3.22
Estimated EPS 4.17 2.79 2.17 2.69 3.82 1.87 1.57 2.02 3.22
Number of Estimates 11 12 10 10 9 10 13 14 15
EPS Surprise $0.01 $0.12 $0.17 $0.04 $0.07 $0.20 $0.10 $0.08 $0.14

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Summary

Apple Inc is designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices and personal computers, and sells a variety of related software, services, accessories, networking solutions and third-party digital content and applications.

Market Cap: 870 Billion

Primary Exchange: Nasdaq Global Select

Website: http://www.apple.com

Shares Outstanding: 5.09 Billion

Float: 5.08 Billion

Dividend: 2.52 (1.47%)

Beta: 1.308302

Sector: Technology

Industry: Computer Hardware

Short Interest (Jan 12, 2018): 46.7 Million

Ethical Flags

Longest drawdown: 497 trading days

From: 2015-02-23 To: 2017-02-10

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Apple Stock: Risks And Returns Are Out Of Line

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 15:39:18:000

From almost all metrics, Apple (AAPL) is trading at valuation multiples which have not been seen since the highs of 2012. At the same time, Apple's operating margin has declined substantially in the past few quarters. Investors should also note that the smartphone industry and Apples… read more...

Apple deal forces Comcast, Charter to sell thousands of devices - CNBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 13:48:58:000

As part of their deal to carry iPhones, Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR ) and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA ) are being forced by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) to sell large numbers of iPads and other devices , CNBC reports -- a move they have to accept in order to get the high-demand iPhone on their fledgling wire… read more...

Micron: Taking A Caution Lap Ahead Of Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 13:03:49:000

I've been bullish on Micron (MU) over the last two years, starting in September of 2017 when I wrote it as my idea of the month for my service Tech Cache. Since then, I've continued to keep up with Micron while updating my subscribers as well as followers like you. I haven't dropped off the … read more...

Apple: Crucial For Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 08:48:40:000

Executive Summary Investing in Apple ( AAPL ) over the past year has been challenging, and presently its share price is unchanged over this time frame. Elsewhere, particularly over the past month, the market bled red, testing investors. Here, I explain why holding onto Apple will benefit… read more...

How An Antitrust Ruling Could Help Apple Lower The Price Of Its Modem Chips And Patents

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 07:04:51:000

Apple ( AAPL ) and Qualcomm ( QCOM ) decided a while ago to settle their legal dispute. By doing so, Qualcomm's modem chips will again become available for use in Apple's iPhones where they will be paired with the A-series of application processors. Qualcomm will replace Intel ( INTC ), which … read more...

Tracking Wallace Weitz's Weitz Investment Management Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 04:50:49:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Wallace Weitzs 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Weitzs regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/14/2019. Please visit our Tracking Wallace Weitzs Weitz Investment Manag… read more...

Semiconductor Volatility Is Back: What's Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 03:37:03:000

Originally Published June 7, 2019 After a strong start to the year, semiconductor stocks have recently hit a rough patch. The storylines that helped to drive performance have become painful sources of concern. At the beginning of the year, positive sentiment around U.S./China trade relatio… read more...

Apple And The New Chip Paradigm With Mark Hibben (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-13 03:00:00:000

By Jonathan Liss Listen and subscribe to the Marketplace Roundtable on these podcast platforms: iTunes/Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Mark Hibben knows technology. Before he started writing about tech stocks, Mark spent more than 20 years as an aerospa… read more...

Apple: Valuation Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 15:10:43:000

1. Technical parameters I will traditionally start with the technical parameters of the stock price dynamics. Apples ( AAPL ) stock price, like any other average public company's stock price, has been following its long-term exponential trend: At the moment, the actual price of A… read more...

China Trade War Accelerates Importance Of India To Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 10:40:00:000

The problems Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) faces in China are well covered. The company is particularly severely affected both for its sales in China and for its manufacturing there. This scenario has been a long time coming. In my article in May last year I speculated that Tim Cook needed to mo… read more...

Alphabet: Too Much Regulatory Fear

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 08:40:31:000

After reaching new highs back in April, Alphabet ( GOOG , GOOGL ) is down about $200 on a multitude of regulator fears. The tech giant is apparently part of a Department of Justice probe that along with the Federal Trade Commission will focus on the anti-competitive practices of the tech gi… read more...

Qualcomm -2.8% as Apple mulls Intel modem purchase

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 05:28:55:000

Bernstein cites reports of talks for Intel (NASDAQ: INTC )to sell its German smartphone business to Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and notes it would be a "reasonably cheap"move for Apple. More news on: Intel Corporation, Apple Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Tech stocks news, Stocks on … read more...

TLT - Nowhere To Go But Lower (Long-Term Bond Yields Higher)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 05:00:00:000

Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria Sir John Templeton Life and investing are long ballgames. Julian Robertson Introduc… read more...

Protests Roil Hong Kong Markets (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 03:42:25:000

Today's Top Stories: Protests roil Hong Kong markets; winning streak snapped; and adapting to tariffs. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here ) Stitcher… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Protests Roil Hong Kong Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 03:01:32:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). The benchmark Hang Seng Index slid nearly 2% overnight as protests against Hong Kongs cont… read more...

The Retirees' Dividend Portfolio - John And Jane's May Taxable Account Update: Monthly Income Record

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 03:00:00:000

One of the most humbling things I have learned to do in my short 30 years of life is to openly admit when I make a mistake. My reason for doing this is that I believe the fastest way to build trust is by telling the truth even when the outcome doesn't necessarily have a major impact on the per… read more...

The Crazy Stuff That Happens To A Stock Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-12 01:09:46:000

It seems that every few months I get a portfolio shocker. There's often big news surrounding the individual stocks. I'll admit that I do not watch my holdings all that closely, but I certainly get all of the news feeds of my portfolio holdings courtesy of my Seeking Alpha home page. Yesterda… read more...

Apple in talks to buy key Intel modem unit - report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 14:55:32:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is in talks to buy a key modem unit at Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ), in what could spur internal plans for modem development, The Information reports. More news on: Apple Inc., Intel Corporation, QUALCOMM Incorporated, Tech stocks news, Merger & acquisition news, Top s… read more...

These 27 Fortune 500 Dividend Stocks Made The Best Total Returns To Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 10:29:57:000

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Predict 16.65% To 39.75% Net Gains To June 2020 Three of the ten top Fortune 500 Best Dividend Investments by yield were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (They are tinted gray i… read more...

TSMC: Bridging The Path To 5G

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 08:03:13:000

TSMC (NYSE: TSM ) has seen little gain in its share price in 2019 YTD, as shown below. Data by YCharts Investors are concerned over slowing revenues, a maturing smartphone market, and a potential U.S.-China trade war, all of which could potentially affect TSMC's earnings down the line…. read more...

Apple cancels Denmark data center

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 07:22:51:000

Apple ( AAPL +1.3% ) cancels its plans for another local data center powered by wind and biomass. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Equities March Higher (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 03:39:13:000

Today's Top Stories: Equities march higher; big tech on trial; and Tesla annual meeting. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here ) Stitcher SoundClou… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Equities March Higher

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-11 03:01:08:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). It looks like there is another session of gains in store for Wall Street, with DJIA futures up by 1… read more...

Big Tech on trial at House hearing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 23:46:38:000

Congress will begin its scrutiny of America's tech giants this afternoon amid growing discomfort in Washington over the power that the companies wield over the industry and public life. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet Inc., Alphabet Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news,… read more...

Apple Faces New Challenges In The Payments War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 12:18:12:000

Apple ( AAPL ) is trying to improve the presence of Apple Pay in domestic and international markets. According to a recent report by Loup Ventures , Apple Pay has been activated in 43% of the iPhone installed base. They mention that Apple Pay is enabled by 363 million iPhone users out of an a… read more...

Apple: Go Small Or Go Home

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 11:36:32:000

One of the reasons why iPhone sales during the 2018 holiday period did not do well, as explained by Apple ( AAPL ) management, is that some consumers were put off by high prices. With the XR starting at $749, it was the most expensive entry-level new device launched in iPhone history. Unfortun… read more...

Blue Chip Dividend Aristocrats Are Beating The Market In A Bull Run

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 09:11:51:000

On a recent visit to the Sure Dividend site, I was surprised to find this chart. Yes, we might 'expect' the Aristocrats ( NOBL ) to outperform the broad market ( IVV ) through market corrections. That is the natural attraction of buying companies with a very meaningful dividend growth hist… read more...

Winning Bounce/Lag Momentum Stocks For Week 24 Of 2019 (6/10-6/14)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 08:46:09:000

This is a special contribution article by Prof. Grant Henning based on his published research on the BLM technical theory . The model, his trailing stop-loss approach, and comments are expressly based on his own proprietary methodology and forecasts in the references below. The Bounce/Lag… read more...

Give Up The Latte Or Go To College? How To Grow A Nest Egg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 08:11:38:000

It all started with a simple question: is college a good investment? The rabbit hole ended up being deeper than I expected. Several attempts have been made to answer this question, as the cost of going to post-secondary school has skyrocketed in the U.S. (from less than $10,000 per year in… read more...

Apple At WWDC: Swag In San Jose

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-10 08:08:01:000

Apple video screenshot One of These Things Is Not Like The Other Of the many events in Apples ( AAPL ) annual calendar, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the late spring stands out from the rest. The others are largely directed towards Apples customers, but … read more...

3 Steps To Beat Warren Buffett (At His Own Game)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-09 09:11:52:000

Background The Oracle of Omaha is well-known for his long-standing track record of beating the market. Over the past 20 years, Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A ) ( BRK.B ) was up roughly 350% while the S&P 500 delivered a total return of 211%. Source: Yahoo Finance; data as of 6/6/2019. … read more...

Apple: Disingenuous About Convergence

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-07 12:21:21:000

Rethink Technology business briefs for June 7, 2019. Apple pursues its convergence of tablet and PC at WWDC Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off WWDC 2019. Source: Apple . Back in April 2012, Apple ( AAPL ) CEO Tim Cook made his famous statement about converging the tablet and PC during t… read more...

Apple: Disingenuous About Convergence

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-07 12:21:21:000

Rethink Technology business briefs for June 7, 2019. Apple pursues its convergence of tablet and PC at WWDC Apple CEO Tim Cook kicks off WWDC 2019. Source: Apple . Back in April 2012, Apple ( AAPL ) CEO Tim Cook made his famous statement about converging the tablet and PC during t… read more...

JPMorgan Chase Is Building A More Digital Culture

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-07 07:30:20:000

I have been writing more and more about the efforts of JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) to take the lead among the large banks in moving the banking industry to the next stage of the information era . I have also written about how the company is attempting to build platforms rather than just re… read more...

JPMorgan Chase Is Building A More Digital Culture

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-07 07:30:20:000

I have been writing more and more about the efforts of JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) to take the lead among the large banks in moving the banking industry to the next stage of the information era . I have also written about how the company is attempting to build platforms rather than just re… read more...

XLF: Performance And Valuation Update - June 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-07 02:53:14:000

The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE: XLF ) tracks the performance of the S&P 500 financial sector stocks. XLF with an inception date in 1998 currently has $23 billion in total assets and has become one of the largest and most liquid sector-specific exchange traded funds. The group… read more...

XLF: Performance And Valuation Update - June 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-07 02:53:14:000

The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSE: XLF ) tracks the performance of the S&P 500 financial sector stocks. XLF with an inception date in 1998 currently has $23 billion in total assets and has become one of the largest and most liquid sector-specific exchange traded funds. The group… read more...

VFIAX: A Long-Term Core ETF To Hold That Tracks S&P 500 Index Efficiently

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-06 13:43:44:000

ETF Overview Vanguard 500 Index Fund Admiral Shares ETF ( VFIAX ) owns a portfolio of 500 largest U.S. companies based on market capitalizations. These companies are companies with strong competitive position and have excellent track records of growth. The funds low costs and low tur… read more...

Walking Away In May Worked - June Depends On Developments

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-06 06:56:00:000

The old market adage, Sell in May and go away would have worked for you this year. The SPDR S&P 500 ( SPY ) declined by 6.3% through the month of May. So how does June shape up then? Whether the market recovers its losses or completely collapses will have a lot to do with t… read more...

Apple eyeing self-driving shuttle startup - report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-06 06:08:27:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL )could purchase autonomous shuttle startup Drive.ai, according to The Information sources. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

ECB Eyed Amid Central Bank Shift (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-06 03:41:37:000

Today's Top Stories: ECB eyed amid central bank shift; more gains; and tech cold war. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here ) Stitcher SoundCloud … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: ECB In Focus Amid Central Bank Shift

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-06 03:01:11:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). The European Central Bank announced its easy-money exit strategy one year ago, but twelve months on,… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio May Update: 42 Holdings, 1 Buy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-06 02:46:40:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly update for my dividend growth portfolio. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401K plan. The goal of my portfolio is to gener… read more...

Apple, Inc. And The Apple Ecosystem

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 23:58:37:000

If anyone wanted to observe an explicit example of how the new Modern Corporation operates, there was no better place to be this week than at Apples ([[AAPL]]) Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. The essence of the conference was the exhibition of Apple&#x201… read more...

May Dividend Income Report 36%+ Dividend Increase!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 19:30:02:000

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks. Each month, I publish my results. I don't do this to brag, I do this to show you it's possible to build a portfolio during… read more...

Apple has lots of upside from services growth, Evercore says

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 14:36:43:000

Evercore ISI says Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has "plenty of upside" in its note initiating coverage of the company at Overweight. More news on: Apple Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, Dell Technologies Inc., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

DoJ probe could trim $13/share from Apple - analyst

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 10:42:06:000

Morgan Stanley says Apple ( AAPL +1.5% ) shares could fall as much as $13 in a worst-case scenario with the potential Department of Justice antitrust investigation . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Just Sell This Bounce

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 04:10:35:000

I Went Out on a Limb Calling this Bounce, and I am Going Out on a Limb Again Calling This a Temporary Bounce It's gratifying to have called this rally and see it come on so strong. I was a little early, it started last Thursday and got stopped in its tracks. With this crazy FTC and DOJ decla… read more...

Dovish Signals Loom Large (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 03:13:13:000

Today's Top Stories: Dovish signals loom large; potential effects of Mexican tariffs; and Walmart shareholder meeting. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts he… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Dovish Signals Loom Large

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 03:01:52:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). President Trump may finally get the rate cut he has been demanding as top Fed officials began warnin… read more...

Cook doesn't see China targeting Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-05 02:38:46:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shares are up nearly 2% premarket after CEO Tim Cook told CBS News that he didn't "anticipate" his company would be targeted by China should the ongoing trade war escalate further. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more ….. read more...

Apple app login button must be placed above rivals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 23:52:46:000

According to design guidelines released this week, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is asking developers to position a new "Sign on with Apple" button in iPhone and iPad apps above rival buttons from Google and Facebook. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple: Nothing To See Here

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 13:38:53:000

Last week, I discussed the importance of WWDC for technology giant Apple ( AAPL ). For those not aware, this is the annual developer's conference where the company primarily unveils its newest operating systems, but sometimes also shows off some new hardware. On Monday, the keynote was deliv… read more...

An Update On The Autonomous Vehicle Sector And On My AV Stock Picks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 09:47:05:000

This article first appeared on Trend Investing on May 2, 2019; therefore, all data is as of that date. Autonomous Drive - Just press this button to begin Source For a background on my Autonomous Vehicle [AV] articles you can read: How To Benefit From The Autonomous Vehicles T… read more...

Amazon Undercuts Apple On iPad Pricing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 09:43:09:000

Apple ( AAPL ) just allowed a major discount on its iPad and iPad Pro. These discounts are, from what I can find, between $59 and up to $220 off the tablets. What is most peculiar about these serious discounts is that they are not on Apple's own store, but on Amazon ( AMZN ). This could have a… read more...

Apple gets target trim on DoJ overhang

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 07:56:16:000

Cowen lowers its Apple ( AAPL +3.2% ) price target from $245 to $220. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Canaccord lowers Apple target on China, iPhone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 06:47:42:000

Canaccord Genuity maintains a Buy rating on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL )but lowers the target from $245 to $202. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Hagens Berman: iOS Developers Sue Apple over App Store Fees in New Class-Action Lawsuit

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-04 06:35:00:000

Attorneys say Apples anticompetitive behavior is profit-killing for iOS developers, by design iOS developers today hit Apple with a class-action lawsuit claiming the tech giant has cornered the iOS app market with its App Store and knowingly used its monopoly… read more...

The Worst Of Times Is The Best Of Times To Buy Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 04:07:06:000

I Hope You Started Buying Yesterday I've said this before but like a lot of what I do, it bears repeating. Stocks are the only item that loses attractiveness when the prices go down. Most people wait for a sale or they go to a discount store because they hate paying more for something if the… read more...

The Big Tech Crackdown (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 03:37:28:000

Today's Top Stories: Will market drop extend to June?; trade war endangers MAGA; and talks with Mexico. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here ) Stitche… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: The Big Tech Crackdown

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 03:03:07:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). The House Judiciary Committee unveiled a sweeping "top-to-bottom" review of unnamed tech companies l… read more...

Big Tech faces Congressional probe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-04 01:55:47:000

The House Judiciary Committee unveiled a sweeping "top-to-bottom" review of unnamed tech companies late Monday as reports surfaced of a dual effort from the DOJ and the FTC to tackle the perceived dominance and potential abuses of Big Tech. More news on: Facebook, Inc., Alphabet Inc., Amaz… read more...

This Is Not The Time For Tech To Crumble

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 14:09:52:000

I'd say I could think of worse developments for a fragile market at a critical juncture than sweeping antitrust inquiries into some of the most important companies in America, but that wouldn't be entirely true. To be clear, it's been obvious for at least 14 months (i.e., since last March, w… read more...

A $6 Billion Record Fine Could Melt Apple's Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 11:59:00:000

I. Introduction In March, Spotify ( SPOT ) announced that it has filed a complaint against Apple ( AAPL ) with the European Commission. Simultaneously, Spotify launched a "time to play fair call." Spotify claims that Apple harms consumers and other companies because it uses power to gain… read more...

Apple Unveils Groundbreaking New Technologies for App Development

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-03 11:16:00:000

Breakthrough SwiftUI Framework, ARKit 3 and New Xcode Tools Make Developing Powerful Apps Easier and Faster than Ever Apple today unveiled several innovative technologies that make it dramatically easier andfaster for developers to create powerful new apps. SwiftUI… read more...

Apple Previews macOS Catalina

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-03 11:16:00:000

Packed with All-New Features and Apps, plus Sidecar Expands Mac Workspace with iPad Apple today previewed macOS Catalina , the latest version of the worlds most advanced desktop operatingsystem, packed with cool new features, fresh new apps and powerful new … read more...

Apple Unveils Powerful, All-New Mac Pro and Groundbreaking Pro Display XDR

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-03 10:44:00:000

Apple today introduced the all-new Mac Pro, a completely redesigned, breakthrough workstation forpros who push the limits of what a Mac can do, and unveiled Apple Pro Display XDR, the worlds best pro display. Designed for maximumperformance, expansion an… read more...

watchOS 6 Advances Health and Fitness Capabilities for Apple Watch

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-03 10:19:00:000

Introducing Cycle Tracking, Noise App, Activity Trends and App Store Right on the Wrist Apple today previewed watchOS 6, which empowers Apple Watch users to better manage their health and fitness,and gives access to dynamic new watch faces and the App Store&#xA… read more...

tvOS 13 Powers the Most Personal Cinematic Experience Ever

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-03 10:19:00:000

Apple today previewed tvOS 13, theoperating system that makes Apple TV 4K the easiest and most personalizedentertainment device for enjoying TV shows, movies, music, photos, games and apps onthe biggest screen in the home. With tvOS 13, Apple TV 4K gains… read more...

The New iPadOS Powers Unique Experiences Designed for iPad

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-03 10:19:00:000

New Home Screen, Powerful Multitasking, New Ways to Use Apple Pencil and More Apple today previewed iPadOS, the powerful operating system with a new name to recognize thedistinctive experience of iPad. iPadOS builds on the same foundation as iOS, adding power… read more...

Apple Previews iOS 13

via: Business Wire at 2019-06-03 10:19:00:000

Introduces Dark Mode, Advanced Photo and Camera Features, Sign In with Apple and an All-New Maps Experience Apple today previewed iOS 13, introducing a dramatic new look for iPhone with Dark Mode and new ways to browse and editphotos, sign in to apps and websites, an… read more...

DoJ heading Apple antitrust probe - Reuters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-03 09:41:13:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) drops 2% on Reuters headlines that the U.S. Department of Justice will receive jurisdiction over a potential antitrust probe. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Apple's WWDC, DuPont's Return And Tariff Anxiety (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-02 03:35:19:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday (you can re… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Apple's WWDC, DuPont's Return And Tariff Anxiety

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-06-01 04:45:33:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The week ahead sees Apple (AAPL) host its annual WWDC conference, Walmart (WMT) hol… read more...

Apple: No Real App Store Threat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 14:23:31:000

With the Services business growth a big part of the investment thesis of owning Apple ( AAPL ) long term, the antitrust lawsuit against the tech giant is a major threat to their business model. The data just doesn't support that the lawsuit will amount to much considering the market land… read more...

Apple cracking down on kids' app tracking - WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 12:10:26:000

The Wall Street Journal investigates apps sharing user data with third parties without permission, and sources say Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL )plans to tighten its privacy requirements starting with kids' apps. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Juicing Income: An Alternative Way To Trade Apple With Less Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 10:01:01:000

by Ryan G. Linski, CFA Despite the fact that Apple, Inc. ( AAPL ) is already down ~20% this month… it could always go lower. Don't shoot the messenger... Data by YCharts To be fair, I am not necessarily suggesting that Apple retests its low of $142.00 from last December, but there ... read more...

Visa Stock: Good Quality And Reasonable Valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 09:25:24:000

Visa ( V ) stock is on fire lately, shares of the payments leader have gained over 25% year to date on the back of rock-solid financial performance from the company. There is little discussion on the fact that Visa is a high-quality business, but even the best companies can be mediocre investm… read more...

Apple: The Importance Of WWDC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 09:16:17:000

Next week, all eyes will be on technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) as the company holds its annual worldwide developer's conference ("WWDC"). While this event has traditionally been one that is very technical in nature and focuses on the software behind Apple's great products, there is also the ch… read more...

Kiplinger 40 Obscure Stocks Meet Barron's 12 Outstanding Payout Pals In June

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 08:06:18:000

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Estimated 20.9% To 55.62% Net Gains For Ten Top Kiplinger/Barron's Select Dogs Come 2020 Three of ten top Kiplinger/Barron's select dividend stocks by yield were among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices…. read more...

Huawei And Their U.S. Suppliers: Stay Away For Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 06:13:38:000

ZeptoBars Huawei and the Global Supply Chain Huawei and every other hardware company in the world exist inside a global supply chain that has been maturing for a couple of decades now. Like everyone else, they source parts and IP from the US, China, Korea, and Europe. Any break in this… read more...

A Bullish Set-Up For US Stocks Hoves Into View

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-31 04:18:26:000

Why the angst is overdone There may be a middle ground between the position of a president who says how good tariffs are and the many critics who say they are bad news. Perhaps that middle ground runs something like this: yes, taxes are in theory bad, but so are governmental deficits. The de… read more...

After A Sensational 2018, BioTelemetry Seems To Be Losing Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 16:00:51:000

BioTelemetry ( BEAT ) specialises in the sale and distribution of cardiac monitoring equipment. It is a market leader having acquired its biggest rival, LifeWatch, in 2017. Whilst the company's financials are solid, its overall market set for growth, and its aim to diversify into other mar… read more...

The Boom And Bust Of Netflix - A Netflix Original

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 15:39:43:000

Source: The Simpsons, picture modified using makeameme.org I have been to the future. It was an interesting experience, most cars were electric and self-driven, most energy was generated from renewables, and Netflix ( NFLX ) did not exist. Well, in fact, it existed but as a subsidiary of a… read more...

Future Car: Takeaways From Our Visits To Japanese Companies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 11:11:42:000

Automobiles: Carmakers cutting costs to make bigger collaborations/investments to enjoy re-rating The automotive industry is undergoing a period of major changes as restructuring efforts pick up and investments for the future accelerate. On the other hand, in Japan, earnings stability has … read more...

Apple wearables get Q1 ASP boost - IDC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 10:17:06:000

Global shipments of wearables grew 55% Y/Y to 49.6M units during Q1, according to new IDCdata . More news on: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Apple Promised Me A Dividend, But All I Got Was A Lousy Buyback

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 09:09:05:000

Apple ( AAPL ) announces its capital return plans in April each year, and investors have grown to expect at least a 10% dividend raise. I was looking forward to my capital getting that 10% raise. Maybe even higher, since Apple raised by about 16% last year and has implied an increased pace of … read more...

Apple's Growth Depends On One Factor

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 08:20:08:000

Recent reports from third-party estimates have shown a massive drop in unit shipments of iPhones. Canalys has estimated a drop of 23.2% in iPhone unit shipments in the last quarter. IDC has estimated an even larger decline of 30.2% in iPhone unit shipments. Although, both the research agen… read more...

This Is Not The End Of The Bull Market; An Agile Trader Can Be Successful Today

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 06:12:00:000

The World is Not Ending (even in 12 years) and Neither is the Stock Market Chief Strategist Joseph Zidle of Blackstone, I paraphrase: "The trade war will not pull the US or China into recession. A European recession will not bring us down either. The silver lining is that we will see an econ… read more...

Morgan Stanley trims Apple target on China impact

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 04:48:20:000

Morgan Stanley reiterates its estimate that Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) FY20 earnings could take a 23% hit in the worst case scenario of the U.S. imposing a 25% tax on all Chinese imports. But the firm expects Apple to raise prices to soften the impact to a more likely 19% profit reduction. … read more...

Intel Sees Project Funding On Horizon As Semiconductor Sector Gets Hammered

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-30 01:53:02:000

$500 Million Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2019, on Tap Municipal bond investors will likely be eyeing the potential sale of $500 million worth of revenue bonds, earmarked by Chandler, Arizonas Industrial Development Authority, to help bolster Intels (INTC) c… read more...

Introducing The Dividend 30

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 15:40:44:000

The Margin of Safety Dividend 30 is designed to find roughly 30 domestic companies that offer both dividend safety and future growth. We also maintain an International Dividend Dozen focus stock list. Our goal is to find about 30 companies, maybe a few more, that can support their cu… read more...

Netflix Should Be Worried About Apple And Disney

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 08:32:34:000

Unless you bought Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) in the first two weeks of 2019, this has been a frustrating year. The stock has essentially wobbled between $320 and about $360. Just when the stock looks like its on a path to break out, the shares fall back. With Netflix trading at a forwar… read more...

Rare Earths And Bond Bulls (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 03:10:24:000

Today's Top Stories: Rare earths and bond bulls; 10-year Treasury yield heads to 2%; and China spared currency manipulator label. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Rare Earths And Bond Bulls

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-29 02:02:54:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). China is ready to use rare earths to strike back in the U.S. trade war, the ruling Communist Party's… read more...

Embrace Uncertainty: Apple Vs. Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-28 15:36:45:000

But before we do, whats wrong with uncertainty = risk? Using conventionally-proposed investment analysis practice, uncertainty is calculated by taking long multi-year periods and finding the statistically-defined standard deviation of securities prices within those … read more...

Letters Home From The Privacy Wars: Apple Vs. Google And Facebook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-28 14:11:13:000

Dear Mother, The Privacy War is going splendidly! We are testing the latest iteration of the secure enclave, and the rebels will soon be on the run! Love, Your Son, Gen. Timothy Cook. Mathew Brady Battle Lines Now that the Corn Syrup Wars have thankfully ended without further loss of… read more...

Consumers sue Apple for alleged privacy violations

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-28 10:53:07:000

Three consumers are seeking class-action status for a suit against Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL )for alleged iTunes privacy violations. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move Read more … read more...

Stitch Fix: Start Of Something New

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-28 08:42:24:000

Investment Thesis Stitch Fix ( SFIX ) launched its IPO in late 2017. In the first few months, the companys stock rose from ~15 to an all-time high of $50 in September last year. The stock then tanked after two consecutive weak growth numbers. This year, the stock has gained by 29… read more...

Targeting Higher Income And Lower Risk With The Triple Income Formula

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-28 08:15:00:000

Editors' Note: This article is meant to introduce Parsimony Investment Research's new Marketplace Service, The Triple Income Formula . by Ryan G. Linski, CFA I'll cut to the chase here… As a dividend investor, you are most likely taking on way more risk than you need to...and you'... read more...

Qualcomm: No Wow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-28 07:07:49:000

I got pumped on Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) as soon as I heard the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) settlement. My numbers had been below the Street for the September quarter ahead of the Apple news. With Apple though back in the sales mix my below-the-street earnings gap should have been filled. But when… read more...

New iPod touch Delivers Even Greater Performance

via: Business Wire at 2019-05-28 04:30:00:000

Featuring Support for Group FaceTime and AR Experiences Appletoday introduced the new iPod touchwith enhancements to power, capability andcommunication at a remarkable price. The Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip brings improved performance in games, and… read more...

Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund - Nice Yield But Outperformed By Other Similar Funds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-26 17:03:51:000

Columbia Seligman Premium Technology Growth Fund ( STK ) is a fund that offers investors the opportunity to benefit from the long-term growth potential of technology and technology-related stocks. It focuses on capital appreciation and current income. Besides owning equity in technology-based … read more...

Tutoring Younger People (Ahem. First Time Investors) On How To Invest Money

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-26 14:04:46:000

Do you know how hard it is for young people in Europe to find a permanent job? Seriously! Jobs in Europe used to be fairly steady things. You'd get hired after you graduated from university, stay with your employer for all or most of your career, and then end up with a pension for the rest of … read more...

The Likely Winners In The U.S.-China Trade War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-26 05:47:36:000

Originally published on May 24, 2019 A strange thing happened today, dear reader. Believe it or not, it's almost three years since the British voted to leave the European Union. But those very same, long-suffering Brits just took part in an election for members of the European Parliament… read more...

Qualcomm: The Party's Over

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-24 16:57:38:000

Judge Lucy Koh. Source: Law.com . On May 21, Judge Lucy H. Koh issued her 233-page decision in the FTC anticompetition suit against Qualcomm ( QCOM ). It basically played out along the lines I had outlined in my last article on the Apple-Qualcomm settlement: In summary, I see Judge… read more...

Apple: When And If China Bans iPhones

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-24 16:14:22:000

By K C Ma and Bilal Hashmi For the longest time, Apple (AAPL) has been spared from the tariff impact. It has been the only tech firm that received the White House's blessing to be exempted from US tariffs on Chinese imports. Both the Apple Watch and AirPods have been left off the list of p… read more...

Customers charge Apple with sale of personal iTunes data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-24 14:12:55:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is the subject of a lawsuit from customers who say the tech giant is illegally selling info about iTunes purchases along with personal data. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Skyworks: Valuating The Current Conditions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-24 12:57:17:000

Like many companies in the semiconductor industry, the supplier of radio frequency chips Skyworks ( SWKS ), suffered another severe blow following the ban on US companies from supplying Huawei with telecommunications equipment. It seems that negative news continues to add for Skyworks, which… read more...

The Retiree's Dividend Portfolio - Jane's April Update: Why You Should Consider Canadian Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-24 10:41:52:000

It's hard to top a month like March (my article can be found here ) when it produced a massive amount of dividend income and eight companies paid increased dividends. So when April produced even more dividend income and had an additional seven companies that raised their dividend, I couldn't … read more...

Trade War Protection For Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-24 07:52:36:000

An Apple store in Hangzhou, China (image via YouTube ). Goldman Warns Of Trade War Impact To Apple Earnings Goldman Sachs ( GS ) warned earlier this week that Apple's ( AAPL ) earnings could drop by 30% if China bans Apple products in retaliation against the U.S. tariffs on Chinese pr… read more...

How To Retire At 64 With Only Half A Million

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-24 02:00:00:000

Finding a peaceful way to afford retirement is one of the most pressing issues of the day. Many readers have turned to Seeking Alpha to handle challenges which face retirees today. Retirees need to understand: How to plan their cash flows How to build a steady portfolio What level of… read more...

Apple's Earnings Risks Due To China Tensions Are Severe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 17:49:19:000

In last week's article, I detailed how five Dow stocks that have high Chinese exposure could be vulnerable to Chinese retaliation if trade tensions escalate. Apple ( AAPL ) had the highest revenue exposure to China at over 17% based on first-quarter earnings figures, and has already suffer… read more...

Tesla: Liquidity Aside, Valuation Has Never Been So Reasonable As It's Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 09:07:00:000

Summary Let me start by saying that I'm fully aware of Tesla's ( TSLA ) stressed liquidity condition, and I'm not a Tesla bull - not at all. Nonetheless, if we put the liquidity stance aside for a minute - something that the company can (still) overcome, relatively easily, at this stage - … read more...

LinkedIn As A Key To Nadella's Plans For Microsoft

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 08:21:05:000

Introduction - focus on strategy This is my third article on tech's large cap lead horseman of the day, Microsoft ( MSFT ). The several Seeking Alpha articles on MSFT that followed its Q3 earnings release make the basic points well: MSFT is firing on all cylinders. I peg its 12-month for… read more...

Qualcomm: Another Headache

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 07:24:54:000

Qualcomm ( QCOM ) is down 10% on the bizarre news that a US District Court judge ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission in its anti-trust suit against the wireless chip giant. The news is headline-grabbing, but the actual impact to Qualcomm appears minimal outside of a key negotiat… read more...

The FTC's Verdict Against Qualcomm Is A Victory For The Rule Of Law

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 04:29:39:000

First of all, let me start with an "I told you so" quote from myself (link here ): Bottom line Judging from previous court decisions, if QCOM is convicted (a sure bet I say), then the court will likely impose a licensing scheme that will not only create a humongous revenue and profit … read more...

Content Wars: Episode V - Disney Strikes Back (Video)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 04:00:00:000

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … For years, the Disney Empire has been content to accept licence fees from other streaming services for their content. But the Mouse has been secretly building a weapon it hopes to use to intimidate the other providers into submission. ... read more...

Focus Turns To Europe (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 03:36:06:000

Today's Top Stories: Focus turns to Europe; DJIA futures fall almost 250 points; and May prepares resignation. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here ) … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Focus Turns To Europe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 03:02:34:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Investor sentiment is shifting to Europe as elections across the EU and the potential rise of populist … read more...

UBS next to cut Apple price target

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 01:51:04:000

Slowing iPhone demand, trade war headwinds and possible ripple effects from a Huawei battle dont bode well for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), according to UBS , which cut its 12-month price target on the iPhone maker to $225 (from $235). More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top sto… read more...

The New Social Status

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-23 01:01:18:000

This article was inspired by a talk that our friend Adam Sebba at Cookson Adventures gave in Azerbaijan last month. The text and slides are available towards the end of this article. Thank you, Adam, for a highly engaging discussion! Evolving Social Status Social status has been one of t… read more...

Korea IT/Hardware: U.S. Ban On Huawei, Opportunity Trumps Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 19:00:39:000

Google, Intel, and Qualcomm could join US ban on Huawei The US Commerce Department announced on May 16 that it is adding Huawei and its 70 affiliates to its Entity List which will make it hard for them to buy parts from US suppliers. Following the announcement, foreign news… read more...

Dow Dogs Digging: Listing The Top Stocks By Yield And Net Gains For June

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 11:59:47:000

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Predicted 14.83% To 26.4% Net Gains From Top Ten Dow Dogs By June 2020 Five of ten top dividend-yielding Dow dogs were verified as being among the top ten gainers for the coming year based on analyst 1-year target prices. (They are tinted gray i… read more...

Apple's Goal In The Second Biggest Smartphone Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 08:09:12:000

Apple ( AAPL ) wants to improve its presence in the second biggest smartphone market. But it is facing several big hurdles. In the last few weeks, Apple has announced big discounts in India to improve sales. It is also opening its first retail store in India to improve the premium brand image…. read more...

Apple's Stock Is Facing Even Steeper Declines

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 08:03:49:000

Apple ( AAPL ) is in danger of falling even further over the coming weeks. The stock already has fallen by 15% from its post earning highs and now could fall by as much as 9% more. Over the past few days, there have been several bearish options bets placed, while the stock hovers on the verg… read more...

An Update On The 5G Sector And On My 5G Stock Picks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 07:16:12:000

This article first appeared on Trend Investing on April 22, 2019; therefore, all data is as of that date. For a background on my 5G articles, you can read: August 2, 2018 - A Look At The 5G Opportunity August 14, 2018 - Top Seven 5G Stocks To Play The 5G Boom Starting In 2019 … read more...

There Are Clear Signs That Intelligent Systems May Be Acquired Soon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 05:42:42:000

Intelligent Systems ( INS ) is the company that is providing Goldman Sachs ( GS ) with the technology (ie software) they need to build the infrastructure for the new credit card offering by Apple ( AAPL ). You can read more about the card in this extensive analysis by Dilantha De Silva . Or… read more...

Goldman calculates Apple's impact from China ban

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 04:53:59:000

Goldman Sachs says a potential ban of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) products in China to retaliate against the U.S. actions against Huawei would create a 29%downside EPSimpact or about $3.35/share. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Brexit May Day (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 03:32:36:000

Today's Top Stories: Brexit May day; renewed trade tensions; and "patience" consensus. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here ) Stitcher SoundCloud … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Brexit May Day

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 02:59:22:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). It's likely the final throw of the dice for a prime minister who has run out of options. Theresa May's … read more...

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste: Top Picks In China, Part 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-22 02:42:05:000

Source As a supplement to the income-oriented ideas provided to subscribers of our Institutional Income Plus service, we provide analysis on the most compelling international and domestic opportunistic investments we come across. This is one of those recommendations. President Tru… read more...

Netflix's Strategy Is Unsustainable When Competition Starts Flexing Their Experienced Muscles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-21 10:32:41:000

Netflix ( NFLX ) has reshaped the media industry with massive content spending sprees to try and build an extensive portfolio of original content. While this big money strategy has produced some hits, the strategy is starting to become unsustainable. Investors can see this through the growin… read more...

Tracking Lou Simpson's SQ Advisors Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-21 09:56:03:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Lou Simpsons 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Simpsons regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/15/2019. Please visit our Tracking Lou Simpsons SQL Advisors Portfolio s… read more...

Apple adds two new MacBook Pro models

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-21 09:51:25:000

Apple ( AAPL +2.3% ) updates its MacBook Pro line with the 15-inch MacBook Pro, which has six-core and eight-core Intel processors, starts at $2,399, and offers Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Apple cut on Q3 downside in China - Lynx

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-21 06:33:43:000

Lynx Equity Strategies says Apple's ( AAPL +2.1% ) Q3 guidance is at risk in China with citizens reading to back Huawei after the U.S. ban and iPhone demand exhaustion. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Markets: What's Next?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-20 20:12:46:000

Like the fourth quarter in a pro-football game with tired players, tired stocks do the same and we can see the tired stocks on the Dow (DIA) list both fundamentally and technically. We do the same for the 500 stocks (SPY), but we cant show that whole list here. (We do send it to our su… read more...

A Trade War Morphs Into An Economic War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-20 14:36:00:000

Something just happened which, in my view, transformed the current trade war with China into an economic war. And the U.S. took the first shot here. Let me explain. Already, the U.S. was trying to punish Huawei for its supposed breach of Iran sanctions. Also, the U.S. had decided to ban th… read more...

Former Apple consumer chip engineers exit Google - report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-20 09:13:41:000

Chip engineers that headed to Google ( GOOG -2% , GOOGL -2% ) after working at Apple ( AAPL -3.2% ) have now left Google , The Information reports. More news on: Alphabet Inc., Alphabet Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news Read more … read more...

HSBC cuts Apple target on Huawei, China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-20 07:01:50:000

HSBClowers its Apple ( AAPL -3.2% )price target from $180 to $174. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Toshiba Memory will buy out Apple, Dell - WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-20 03:54:17:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Dell (NYSE: DELL ), Seagate (NASDAQ: STX ), and Kingston Technology will sell their preferred shares back to Toshiba Memory by the end of May, according to Wall Street Journal sources. More news on: Dell Technologies Inc., Seagate Technology plc, Apple Inc., Tech… read more...

Sorry, Dividend Investors Are Not Stupid

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-20 00:52:03:000

I recently read this post on The Retirement Caf. It's a fine blog for sure penned by Dick Cotton. Here's The Mystery of The Dividend Preference and the 'Spend Only' Strategy . First, let's set the stage, from that article. A good many retirees seem to be enamored with the "Spend In… read more...

Apple Can Defend Itself, But The Unequal Treatment Remains A Big Weak Spot And A Threat To Its Service Business

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-19 19:35:36:000

I. Introduction In March, Spotify ( SPOT ) announced that it has filed a complaint against Apple ( AAPL ) with the European Commission and launched a "time to play fair call" . Spotify claims that Apple harms consumers and other companies because it uses its power to gain an unfair advan… read more...

5 Dow Stocks With High Chinese Exposure

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-19 13:34:17:000

The recent escalation in trade tensions with China should be cause for concern for all investors. For companies with significant revenues derived in China, investors should be even more cautious, especially after President Trump signed an executive order effectively blacklisting Chinese te… read more...

Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 1: The Top 50 In May 2019)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-19 05:00:00:000

From time to time, I compile a virtual portfolio of the top 50 holdings of Dividend ETFs. This is an informative exercise and certainly worth the effort. Below is a brief summary of the methodology. For details, please refer to the June 2017 edition in this series. And if you want to learn… read more...

Stock Buybacks: The 'New' Way To Run A Company

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 13:34:45:000

According to Jessica Menton, writing in the Wall Street Journal , U.S. companies have been buying back their own shares at a blistering pace for more than a year, and market turbulence isnt likely to stop them now. The roughly 86% of firms in the S&P … read more...

Stock Buybacks: The 'New' Way To Run A Company

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 13:34:45:000

According to Jessica Menton, writing in the Wall Street Journal , U.S. companies have been buying back their own shares at a blistering pace for more than a year, and market turbulence isnt likely to stop them now. The roughly 86% of firms in the S&P … read more...

Apple: Love The Small Dividend Hike

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 08:12:17:000

Apple ( AAPL ) might face a lot of headwinds in the current economy, but the company is perfectly positioned for weaker stock prices. The tech giant chose to make a minimal dividend hike this year in order to continue focusing on stock buybacks in a perfect move to highlight the minimal impa… read more...

Apple: Love The Small Dividend Hike

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 08:12:17:000

Apple ( AAPL ) might face a lot of headwinds in the current economy, but the company is perfectly positioned for weaker stock prices. The tech giant chose to make a minimal dividend hike this year in order to continue focusing on stock buybacks in a perfect move to highlight the minimal impa… read more...

Visa Vs Mastercard: Who Wins?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 06:23:44:000

Visa ( V ) and Mastercard ( MA ) are the biggest financial technology companies in the world, with a combined market capitalization of more than $589 billion. The companies are known to be exceptional defensive stocks, which tend to do well even in tough market conditions. In the past one year… read more...

Visa Vs Mastercard: Who Wins?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 06:23:44:000

Visa ( V ) and Mastercard ( MA ) are the biggest financial technology companies in the world, with a combined market capitalization of more than $589 billion. The companies are known to be exceptional defensive stocks, which tend to do well even in tough market conditions. In the past one year… read more...

Nomura trims Apple on China, upgrade rates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 04:48:56:000

Nomura drops its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) target from $180 to $175 and reduces its FY19 EPS estimate from $11.50/share to $11.39. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Nomura trims Apple on China, upgrade rates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 04:48:56:000

Nomura drops its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) target from $180 to $175 and reduces its FY19 EPS estimate from $11.50/share to $11.39. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 03:32:51:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Berkshire Hathaways 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Warren Buffetts regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/15/2019. Please visit our " Tracking 10 Years Of Berkshire Ha… read more...

Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 03:32:51:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Berkshire Hathaways 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Warren Buffetts regulatory 13F Form filed on 05/15/2019. Please visit our " Tracking 10 Years Of Berkshire Ha… read more...

U.S. And China: As The World Turns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 21:22:41:000

The International Monetary Fund estimates tariffs imposed on China could shave 1.5% off their GDP. Here in the US, the reciprocal tariffs could shave .50% to 1% off the US gross domestic product. I think Alan Greenspan hit it right on the head when he stated this morning on an interview … read more...

U.S. And China: As The World Turns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 21:22:41:000

The International Monetary Fund estimates tariffs imposed on China could shave 1.5% off their GDP. Here in the US, the reciprocal tariffs could shave .50% to 1% off the US gross domestic product. I think Alan Greenspan hit it right on the head when he stated this morning on an interview … read more...

Apple: Assessing If ETF Ownership Is Impacting Potential Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 19:02:16:000

( Picture Source ) Whether its because of the burgeoning trade war, increasingly lackluster product offerings or just general investor malaise, it certainly does seem that Apple ( AAPL ) cant catch a break in 2019, being the second-worst performing FAANG stock so far this yea… read more...

Apple: Assessing If ETF Ownership Is Impacting Potential Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 19:02:16:000

( Picture Source ) Whether its because of the burgeoning trade war, increasingly lackluster product offerings or just general investor malaise, it certainly does seem that Apple ( AAPL ) cant catch a break in 2019, being the second-worst performing FAANG stock so far this yea… read more...

Apple Is Valued As If Tariffs Were 105%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 14:14:44:000

Perhaps, no company is in the throes of the U.S.-China trade war as Apple ( AAPL ). Since President Trump's May 5th tweet , shares of Apple have slid 10.90% versus a decline of 3.62% in the broader market. With severe headline risk (aka tweet risk), it is sensible that spooked investors have … read more...

Apple: The 2019 iPhone Problem

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 12:03:20:000

Now that we're halfway through May, recent history suggests we're about four months away from technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) unveiling its newest lineup of iPhones. After last year's devices effectively saw a price raise , consumers pushed back, and when a China slowdown hit, the company was… read more...

Apple's U.S. installed base growth slows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 10:57:28:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) base barely budged after the holidays, according to new CIRP data . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple shares wobble after Huawei ban

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 07:08:53:000

Apple ( AAPL +0.1% ) shares return to the green after a brief 1.1% tumble earlier today on the U.S. government's ban on companies supplying to Huawei. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

JPMorgan moves to No. 2 in Forbes Global 2000 list

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-16 06:50:51:000

In Forbes annual ranking of the world's largest public companies, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ( OTCPK:IDCBF -1.4% ) retains the top spot for the seventh straight year. More news on: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, JPMorgan Chase & Co., China Construct… read more...

LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $500,000 In Apple, Inc. To Contact The Firm

via: Business Wire at 2019-05-15 08:42:00:000

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Apple, Inc. (Apple or the Company) (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed ag… read more...

The People's Republic Of China Is Destined To Decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 07:55:00:000

Companies traded on US markets lost $700 million in value on May 13. Deutsche bank analysts immediately cried, Investors should prepare for extended period of economic warfare! Really? Just because some American companies were smart enough to take advantage of lax US trade … read more...

I Like Dividend Growth Stocks Because The Market Is NOT Rational

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 05:04:00:000

Friday was a perfect example of why I believe dividend growth stocks are the way for me and my family to achieve financial independence. On Thursday May 9th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,950. President Trump tweeted early Friday morning regarding trade talks with China and t… read more...

Tracking Ken Fisher's Fisher Asset Management Portfolio - Q1 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-15 04:00:03:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Kenneth Fishers 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Fisher Asset Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 04/22/2019. Please visit our Tracking Kenneth Fisher's Fis… read more...

Saving Capitalism: Some Modest Proposals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 13:03:20:000

Source INTRODUCTION In recent years there has been a populist rush to embrace socialism by those in the US whore politically on the hard left. Although this populist theme has gained traction with some Democrats and certainly with the media, it does not appear to be favored by … read more...

Cirrus Logic: New Growth Begins

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 12:00:40:000

With Cirrus Logic (CRUS) reporting on May 1, we are updating our long-term bullish investment opinion on the company. Several new or expanding businesses, 55 nm amplifiers, a haptics device, MEMs microphones, voice biometrics, and something new are still on track to provide the patient investo… read more...

Apple's Buybacks Provide Strong Long-Term Upside

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 09:36:39:000

Apple's Capital Return Program is Truly Unique Since Apple (AAPL) started paying dividends in 2012 and started buying back shares in late 2012, it has returned over $350 billion to its shareholders. That amount represents over 95% of its free cash flow ((FCF)) generated by its businesses d… read more...

Apple: This Trend Can Create Havoc

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 08:49:42:000

Apple (AAPL) has shown some signs of improvement in the latest earnings, but there are a number of challenges which will hurt the stock in the near term. One of the biggest is the unabated decline in operating margin. I have noted in the last few articles that Apple's margins are getting squee… read more...

Big Tech Oligopoly

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 08:39:03:000

As I write this today, the top 5 biggest publicly traded companies in the world are all American technology companies, with over $4.5 trillion of market capitalization between them (equivalent to roughly the size of Japan's GDP, the world's 3rd largest economy). World's most valuable public… read more...

Stock Market Correction Risk Plausible On Trade War Reweighting

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 08:18:17:000

Last weeks minor adjustment to the value of the stock market has in my estimation incorporated just a small probability of a messier trade war. Fully pricing in risk for a full-scale trade war, including less predictable countermeasures from China, would likely be much costlier to stoc… read more...

Why Stop At 65 Times Earnings?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 05:02:39:000

By Jeff Weniger Amazon (AMZN) is trying to take over the world, right? At 65, its price/earnings multiple anticipates perfection. At some point, you hit reality: a company that is valued at $919 billion, rallying hard for years, may be underestimating the very real possibility that someone… read more...

Apple gross margin could -4% on tariffs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 04:50:02:000

JPMorgan says Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) would need to raise iPhone prices by 14% to offset the costs of the new US-China tariffs. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Futures Claw Back After Stock Route (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 03:32:14:000

Today's Top Stories: Futures claw back after stock route; another round of aid for US farmers; and one-day shipping latest retail salvo. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Futures Claw Back After Stock Rout

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 03:02:06:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Equities in Asia fell overnight , playing catch-up to yesterday's selloff on Wall Street, which saw t… read more...

Apple: China Problem Resurfaces

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 15:38:28:000

Well, that didn't exactly take long. Recently, technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) raced higher after the company's recent earnings report , topping $215 on the good news. However, as the chart below shows, shares have now lost all of those gains and then some, falling $30 from their recent hig… read more...

Violating The First Law Of Holes: 2019 Q1 Advance GDP Report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 12:22:46:000

The First Law of Holes I think they stopped digging. Chris Wimbush When you are in a hole, stop digging . - The First Law of Holes Are You Sick of Me Yet? CGP Grey If youve been reading my macro articles since last Q3, you're probably very tired of hearing me w… read more...

Winning Bounce/Lag Momentum Stocks For Week 20 Of 2019 (5/13-5/17)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 10:01:49:000

This is a special contribution article by Prof. Grant Henning based on his published research on the BLM technical theory . The model, his trailing stop-loss approach, and comments are expressly based on his own proprietary methodology and forecasts in the references below. The Bounce/Lag… read more...

Apple pushes into subscription TV with Channels launch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 09:10:29:000

Apple ( AAPL -6% ) has opened its push into subscription television, now that Apple TV Channels has gone live . More news on: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move Read more … read more...

The Legal Background Of The Spotify V. Apple Dispute: Digging Into The Legal Framework

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 08:29:08:000

I. Introduction In March, Spotify ( SPOT ) announced that it has filed a complaint against Apple ( AAPL ) with the European Commission. Simultaneously, Spotify launched a 'time to play fair call' . Spotify claims that Apple harms consumers and other companies because it uses power to … read more...

Supreme Court rules against Apple in App Store case; shares -5.6%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 06:10:04:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is off 5.6% in short order as the Supreme Court has ruled against the company in its App Store antitrust case. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move Read more … read more...

My Biggest Investment Failure Ever: A Case Study Of CBL & Associates Properties

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 03:45:00:000

There are no secrets to success . It's the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure . Preparation and hard work are pre-given for most analysts. But learning from failure is much more challenging and often what separates the best from the rest. The majority of people o… read more...

How My Retirement Portfolio Will Profit From The Trade War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 03:38:04:000

(Source: imgflip ) While in the long term the stock market is the single best wealth creator ever discovered, good investing is far easier said than done. (Source: Morningstar) That's because, while most people know that buy and hold investing works, human psychology, particularly t… read more...

Trade Overhang Sparks Another Selloff (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 03:13:51:000

Today's Top Stories: Trade overhang sparks another selloff; Ubers IPO flop continues; and no Nissan-Renault merger in sight. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alp… read more...

Insider Weekends: A Second Insider Of UnitedHealth Purchases Shares

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-13 03:13:14:000

Insider buying nearly doubled last week with insiders purchasing $109.5 million of stock compared to $57.84 million in the week prior. Selling also increased with insiders selling $1.26 billion of stock last week compared to $1.17 billion in the week prior. A large part of the increase in insi… read more...

LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE: Johnson Fistel, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Large Investment Losses to Contact the Firm

via: PR Newswire at 2019-05-12 05:29:00:000

SAN DIEGO , May 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Fistel , LLP announces that class action lawsuits have been commenced on behalf of shareholders of the publicly-traded companies listed below. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 permits any investor who purchased a common… read more...

3 Reasons For Apple Investors To Press Pause On The Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 14:07:01:000

I get asked the question all the time, "why are you writing this article?" The short answer is there are several companies that I follow and write articles about on a regular basis. I've been accused of being an Apple (AAPL) fanboy, yet in other articles, I've been asked if I was shorting the … read more...

3 Reasons For Apple Investors To Press Pause On The Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 14:07:01:000

I get asked the question all the time, "why are you writing this article?" The short answer is there are several companies that I follow and write articles about on a regular basis. I've been accused of being an Apple (AAPL) fanboy, yet in other articles, I've been asked if I was shorting the … read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: VIX Savagely Beaten Down As Markets Look For Resolution To Trade Dispute

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 11:33:21:000

Market Intro CNBC: Fri 3:01PM EST US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) endured a roller coaster day of trade on Friday as we approach the close. Spot VIX is down nearly 13% on the day. Trade tariffs were set in place as of midnight on Friday, causing a tumultuous dip in the early ses… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: VIX Savagely Beaten Down As Markets Look For Resolution To Trade Dispute

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 11:33:21:000

Market Intro CNBC: Fri 3:01PM EST US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) endured a roller coaster day of trade on Friday as we approach the close. Spot VIX is down nearly 13% on the day. Trade tariffs were set in place as of midnight on Friday, causing a tumultuous dip in the early ses… read more...

Option Generator's Monthly Portfolio Update: A New Buy And Hold Position

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 11:15:38:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review, which highlights my parents' (and partially my own) real-life buy and hold portfolio made of small caps that pay out steadily growing stocks. Though, that's just one part of my overall investment philosophy. I love buying dividend growth s… read more...

Option Generator's Monthly Portfolio Update: A New Buy And Hold Position

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 11:15:38:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review, which highlights my parents' (and partially my own) real-life buy and hold portfolio made of small caps that pay out steadily growing stocks. Though, that's just one part of my overall investment philosophy. I love buying dividend growth s… read more...

Stocks May Have Further To Rise Despite Trade Tensions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 09:43:35:000

The recent stock market pullback may serve as a starting point for the next leg higher in the S&P 500 ( SPY ). It may result in a strong rally to follow, helping to push the index to around 3,200. Earnings for the S&P 500 are expected to grow in 2019 and 2020, and based on that gr… read more...

Stocks May Have Further To Rise Despite Trade Tensions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 09:43:35:000

The recent stock market pullback may serve as a starting point for the next leg higher in the S&P 500 ( SPY ). It may result in a strong rally to follow, helping to push the index to around 3,200. Earnings for the S&P 500 are expected to grow in 2019 and 2020, and based on that gr… read more...

Facebook: Et Tu, Chris Hughes?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 07:18:15:000

Screen capture from Thursday's episode of Bloomberg's What'd You Miss highlighting the New York Times op/ed written by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. Chris Hughes Joins The Fight Against Facebook Calls to break up Facebook ( FB ) aren't a new phenomenon - readers may recall the spl… read more...

Facebook: Et Tu, Chris Hughes?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 07:18:15:000

Screen capture from Thursday's episode of Bloomberg's What'd You Miss highlighting the New York Times op/ed written by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. Chris Hughes Joins The Fight Against Facebook Calls to break up Facebook ( FB ) aren't a new phenomenon - readers may recall the spl… read more...

Tariffs could slash Apple EPS - Morgan Stanley

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 04:33:28:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) China reliance could cause its EPS to drop by about 23% or $3 in FY20 in the worst case tariff scenario, says a Morgan Stanley team of analysts led by Katy Huberty. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Tariffs could slash Apple EPS - Morgan Stanley

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-10 04:33:28:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) China reliance could cause its EPS to drop by about 23% or $3 in FY20 in the worst case tariff scenario, says a Morgan Stanley team of analysts led by Katy Huberty. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

April Dividend Income Report - Beating Records, Holding Steady

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 17:47:06:000

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks . Each month, I publish my results. I don't do this to brag, I do this to show you it's possible to build a portfolio duri… read more...

April Dividend Income Report - Beating Records, Holding Steady

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 17:47:06:000

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks . Each month, I publish my results. I don't do this to brag, I do this to show you it's possible to build a portfolio duri… read more...

Is Vanguard's VIG Better Than Its WisdomTree Counterpart?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 16:02:42:000

Not long ago, I made an argument in favor of replacing a simple, passive investment in the S&P 500 ( SPY ) for one in WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRW ). I concluded that "over the long haul, I believed DGRW would continue to be a slightly superior alternative to investing pass… read more...

Is Vanguard's VIG Better Than Its WisdomTree Counterpart?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 16:02:42:000

Not long ago, I made an argument in favor of replacing a simple, passive investment in the S&P 500 ( SPY ) for one in WisdomTree U.S. Dividend Growth ETF ( DGRW ). I concluded that "over the long haul, I believed DGRW would continue to be a slightly superior alternative to investing pass… read more...

North American smartphone sales dive in Q1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 10:56:08:000

North America smartphone sales hit a five-year low in Q1, according to Canalys data . More news on: Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple Becomes A Buy Once Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-09 08:31:00:000

Strong Q2 Performance From Apple Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) delivered a solid FQ2 print, delivering in-line iPhone results, above consensus Services results, strong guidance, and a boosted shareholder return program. Let's break it down: As you can see, on every major operating segment, exc… read more...

Apple Carnegie Library Opens Saturday in Washington, D.C.

via: Business Wire at 2019-05-09 06:30:00:000

Apple today previewed its newest location at the Carnegie Library on Mount Vernon Square. This is Apples most extensive historic restoration project to date, restoring and revitalizing the Beaux-Arts style building once home to Washington, D.C.s Central Public Library. … read more...

Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting 2019: Finding 'Judas Iscariot'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 20:40:33:000

A little history lesson is needed from the New Testament of the Bible. Judas Iscariot was an apostle of Jesus Christ, who went everywhere with him during a three-year traveling ministry. He handled the finances of the ministry. Unfortunately for Judas, he was chosen by God to be the one apostl… read more...

The Retirees' Dividend Portfolio - John And Jane's April Taxable Account Update: Tariff Wars Create Some Interesting Discounts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 10:46:05:000

April was an overall strong month for the dividend growth portfolio in terms of both dividends generated and capital appreciation. A few words tweeted about the slow progress on China trade talks reversed the capital appreciation and has created a number of discounts that are starting to look … read more...

Planet Fitness At $100

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 06:10:38:000

Overview Planet Fitness (NYSE: PLNT ) has risen 355% in the last three years and over 93% in the past year. Extraordinarily strong first-quarter 2019 financial results seemed to have confirmed the growth and potential of the gym chain, yet share prices declined as much as 6% the followi… read more...

Apple opening first Indian store - Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 03:18:58:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is considering "several upscale sites in Mumbai" for its first retail store in India, according to Bloomberg sources . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Expected Dividend Increases In May 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-08 02:24:09:000

This month, let's ignore the fluff and get right into it. For those of you that are new, each month we discuss companies that are expected to announce a dividend increase before the calendar flips again. We also summarize the previous month's results. There were a TON of dividend increases in … read more...

3 Great Dividend Blue Chips To Buy During A Trade War Panic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 20:15:06:000

(Source: imgflip ) I'm a huge proponent in buying quality dividend blue chips at fair value or better. In fact, that's how I run my retirement portfolio , which contains my entire life savings (I'm definitely putting my money where my mouth is). But while quality blue chips are always… read more...

Google Takes Its Apple Shot

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 16:25:32:000

When Google ( GOOGL ) ( GOOG ) launched its Pixel phone line back in 2016 , I commented that the device was nice, but it would not be an iPhone killer anytime soon. Between a high price and limited carrier offering, the device did not seem like it would sell that well. A few generations later… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Inc.

via: Business Wire at 2019-05-07 11:43:00:000

Shareholders with $1,000,000 in losses or more are encouraged to contact the firm Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM) reminds investors of the upcoming June 17, 2019 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of Apple… read more...

Winning Bounce/Lag Momentum Stocks For Week 19 Of 2019 (5/6-5/10)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 10:24:45:000

This is a special contribution article by Prof. Grant Henning based on his published research on the BLM technical theory . The model, his trailing stop-loss approach, and comments are expressly based on his own proprietary methodology and forecasts in the references below. Winning Bounc… read more...

SAP extends Apple native app alliance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 08:14:47:000

SAP ( SAP -2.4% ) and Apple ( AAPL -2.1% ) expand an alliance to rebuild SAP's broad portfolio of apps as native to iOS including the Mac family of products. More news on: SAP SE, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Qualcomm: China Keys Run Above $100

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 08:07:19:000

With some more details from the Apple ( AAPL ) settlement , investors can start to value Qualcomm ( QCOM ) based on more normalized EPS targets. Assuming a trade war deal with China, the stock is heading to $100 as predicted in my previous article . The only unknown is how quickly Qualco… read more...

Road To Financial Independence: 107 Stocks April Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 04:45:00:000

It's been a rather mediocre month for my income generation in April. Dividend income just barely topped the $200-mark as the overall portfolio rallied to new highs despite some heavy earnings-related blows on my top holdings. Going forward, I will try to better balance my dividend income and s… read more...

Apple Was Never Going To Have A 5G Phone In 2019, And That's A Good Thing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 04:00:00:000

Soup Nazi has competition. Apple The 5G Event Horizon If the only information you got about 5G came from watching Verizon ( VZ ) and AT&T ( T ) ads, you would think that 5G towers blanket the country, and we are all ready for a brave new world where you can stream an MLB baseball g… read more...

Stocks Skittish After Trade Blow (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 03:26:29:000

Today's Top Stories: Stocks skittish after trade blow; possible outcomes to U.S.-China talks; and can May/Corbin do a Brexit deal? If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Stocks Skittish After Trade Blow

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 02:58:26:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). U.S. markets on Monday recovered most of their lost ground after a steep initial plunge, as stocks s… read more...

Should I Go With Dividend Growth Investing Or ETFs? An Answer To Ben Felix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-07 02:07:28:000

A few days ago, a reader asked me what I thought about dividend growth investing vs. ETF (index) investing. He referred to an article from the Globe & Mail written by Benjamin Felix . He claimed that dividend investing is nothing but a fairy tale. He described how focusing on dividend sto… read more...

Apple buys a company every few weeks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 23:29:58:000

While Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) often refrains from announcing deals with smaller firms, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC that the tech giant buys a company every two to three weeks on average. More news on: Apple Inc., Top stock market news, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Tech Giants Rethink The Businesses That Made Them Big

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 15:39:54:000

This headline in the Wall Street Journal points to the dilemma that the big Techs are apparently facing as they look out into the future. Urgency is the word used by the press to define this dilemma: Google, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and other tech giants have … read more...

Deadline Reminder: The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Inc.

via: Business Wire at 2019-05-06 13:51:00:000

Shareholders with $1,000,000 in losses or more are encouraged to contact the firm Law Offices of Howard G. Smithreminds investors of the upcoming June 17, 2019 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased A… read more...

US Multinationals In China After The Trump Trade War (Video)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 09:51:13:000

The US-China trade war has taken its toll on US multinationals operating in China. Because the trade war encompasses tariffs on a large percentage of US-China trade, it has been impossible for many companies to escape rising costs. In this episode, we explore the costs of the trade war on … read more...

Apple: The Wall Street Quarter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 09:43:09:000

What Cash Is Good For Pictured: Apple accountants and lawyers in February. Intellectual What is cash good for? Everything, am I right? The US dollar is the most liquid, fungible asset in the world, and can be used to purchase just about anything. Apple ( AAPL ), famously, has many of… read more...

Apple Supply Chain: Winners And Losers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 08:43:21:000

Only two days into 2019, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned about the challenging conditions ahead in the industry and posted a downward revision of Q1 revenue, leading to a 10 per cent decline of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) share price. A few days ago, the conservative Wall Street expectations brought jo… read more...

Qualcomm: What To Make Of This Dividend Stock Following The Settlement With Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 08:06:42:000

By Jonathan Weber Qualcomm (QCOM) stock has been relatively weak until recently, as two failed transactions - the takeover attempt by Broadcom ( AVGO ) and the unsuccessful acquisition attempt of NXP Semiconductors ( NXPI ), as well as the legal battle with Apple, Inc. ( AAPL ) - p… read more...

Rationalizing Apple's March iPhone Unit Sales Quandary With Cirrus Logic's Recent Report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 07:39:53:000

With Apple ( AAPL ) no longer reporting iPhone unit sale numbers and research firms being all over the map in their determination, we are providing our own unit sales estimate. Our look includes using Cirrus Logic's ( CRUS ) most recent financial report. Cirrus is still an excellent proxy for … read more...

Apple's Dividend Growth Results Were Disappointing, But Everything Else Looked Great

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 07:25:12:000

Apples ( AAPL ) springtime (either late April or early May, depending on the year) earnings report is one of the most exciting market moments for me every year. Earnings season is always a fun time for someone who follows the market closely. Apple makes up roughly 10% of my portfolio, … read more...

Apple's Repurchase Plan Is Everything

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 05:40:11:000

Last week, Apple ( AAPL ) reported financial for the first quarter of calendar 2019, and they were pretty good, but Apple stock is largely dependent upon macro forces and the effects of their own capital return until the next major product cycle. It is all about the buyback. Apple's buybac… read more...

Qualcomm's Modems Are Faster And Better

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-06 05:04:05:000

Qualcomm's ( QCOM ) leadership position for 5G technology just improved significantly since the company and Apple ( AAPL ) recently agreed to drop all ongoing litigation . The new six year license agreement between the two companies means that Qualcomm will be supplying their Snapdragon 8… read more...

Ep. 101: Why Apple Will Be The Only Smartphone Survivor

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-05 02:13:14:000

We're halfway through the March-quarter earnings season, and so far, aggregate earnings for the S&P 500 are running ahead of expectations, and that has helped drive the market to new highs. Yet, as evidenced by results from 3M (MMM), Tesla (TSLA), Sherwin-Williams (SHW), Gorman-Rupp (… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio April Update: 42 Holdings, 6 Buys, 5 New Holdings And 1 Called Away

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-04 03:39:09:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly update for my dividend growth portfolio. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401K plan. The goal of my portfolio is to generat… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 75

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-03 20:35:23:000

Safety First: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (Image Credit: Gearheads ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 75 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. T… read more...

Why Value Will Outperform Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-03 13:01:25:000

Investment Thesis The world of stocks was always divided into growth and value stocks. Value investors and growth investors showed different performance results for different investing periods. In recent years, growth investing was much more successful than value investing. However, an analy… read more...

Big Tech Still Dominates Economic Earnings Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-03 07:36:31:000

Publicly traded U.S. companies [1] grew reported earnings by 23% in 2018, but economic earnings - the true cash flows of the business - tell a much different story. On the surface, economic earnings grew by 18%. When we remove the impact of the tax cut , they actually declined by 2%, as sh… read more...

Apple: $300 Is My New Price Target 1 Year From Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-03 05:30:00:000

On 12/24/18, I wrote an article on Apple (AAPL), when it closed at $146.83, discussing how their shares had become too cheap. After AAPL presented their Services plan, I wrote another article on 3/27/19, indicating that Services will drive revenue and the closing price of $188.34 still lef… read more...

Individual Stocks Can Teach Us Even More About The Virtue Of Patience

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-03 00:53:53:000

Investors who embrace index funds and those who create portfolios of individual stocks face many of the same emotional and behavioural challenges. It can be difficult to stay the course when your investments are fluctuating in value and the market prognosticators are hitting you with bad news … read more...

Apple Watch sales +49% in Q1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 10:46:47:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Watch sales were up on the year in the March quarter, according to Counterpoint data . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

20 Top Stocks For A Monthly Dividend Portfolio: 2-Year Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 09:52:42:000

Prologue In July 2017, I wrote what has turned out to be, in terms of page views, my most popular article ever for this platform. That article? 20 Top Stocks For A Monthly Dividend Portfolio . At the conclusion of the article, I revealed that I had 'put my money where my mouth was;' selling… read more...

25 Upcoming Dividend Increases Including Apple, Exxon And One Dividend King

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 08:54:43:000

Introduction I'm a huge fan of dividend growth stocks and hope you are too. If you do, you are in the right place! I've compiled a list of stocks that are increasing their dividends next week. This gives investors an opportunity to start or add to a position to capture an upcoming payment. T… read more...

5 Mega Investment Trends To 2025 And The Main Players

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 07:06:26:000

This article first appeared on Trend Investing on March 14, 2019; therefore all data is as of that date. With 2025 just a little over five years away, I decided to give a brief outline of what looks to be the biggest ("mega") trends ahead to 2025. Added to that in each trend (or sub-tren… read more...

Big Appetite For Beyond Meat IPO (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 03:17:43:000

Today's Top Stories: Big appetite for Beyond Meat IPO; futures look past Fed meeting; and Iran feels pinch from oil ban. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Big Appetite For Beyond Meat IPO

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-02 02:58:55:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Vegan burger maker Beyond Meat has priced its initial public stock offering at $25 per share, the to… read more...

Double Digit Increases From Expeditors International, Lowe's Among 15 Expected In May

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 10:23:15:000

Those of you who follow this series of articles know that I track the dividend increases of a variety of long-term dividend growth companies. Back at in the end of March, I provided predictions for 14 dividend growth companies that have historically announced annual payout increases in April. … read more...

Apple As A Proxy For Sentiment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 09:49:24:000

iPhone sales never fell so fast. Apple never saw such massive degradation on its growth outlook. One couldn't have guessed it from the stock price. Apple ( AAPL ) stock has, over the last 8 months, done something extraordinary. In simple terms, Apple stock is in the same place, while curre… read more...

Apple Earnings: Focus On Operations Instead Of Dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 06:05:41:000

Apple ( AAPL ) released fiscal Q2 revenue at the high end of the guidance range. As expected, the iPhone sales decline was partly offset by the growth of all the other products and services. Due to the investments and the initiatives against the decline of iPhone sales in China, the operatin… read more...

Earnings movers dominate premarket gainers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 05:18:17:000

Staffing 360 Solutions (NASDAQ: STAF ) +22% on Q1 earnings . More news on: Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc., Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., Enphase Energy, Inc., Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

ClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG Strategy Portfolio Manager Commentary Q1 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 04:49:00:000

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Apple gets target boosts on upside outlook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 04:19:32:000

Analysts were positive on Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Q2 print with a surprise upside guidance, driven by Services and recovering iPhone sales in the later weeks thanks to incentives and price cuts. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Apple: Still Not Too Late

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 03:37:45:000

Investment Thesis Apple ( AAPL ) came out swinging. The quarter was fully packed with news of new and very diverse emerging opportunities. And while the story the day before coming out of Alphabet ( GOOGL )( GOOG ) was also one of diversified opportunity ahead, with Alphabet the stock got pu… read more...

Fed Meeting Puts Powell In Hot Seat (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 03:26:16:000

Today's Top Stories: Fed meeting puts Powell in hot seat; Apple comeback; and bulls take charge. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts here ) Stitcher S… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Fed Meeting Puts Powell In Hot Seat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 03:01:34:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). The FOMC is expected to leave borrowing costs unchanged today as it maintains a "patient" monetary p… read more...

Buybacks As The Best Option At Berkshire? The Choice Buffett Faces Resembles Yours And Mine

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-01 02:56:17:000

What do you do if you are a really, really large company with a really, really large amount of cash? The most recent Barron's addressed that problem as it exists in the case of Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A )( BRK.B ) ("This Year, Some Tough Questions for Buffett," April 29, pp. 17-18). Coming … read more...

Apple First Look: A Monstrous Comeback

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 15:22:44:000

Apple (AAPL) is slowly climbing out of the gutter. After a very disappointing fiscal 1Q19 (that curiously ended up doing little to slow down the stock's 27% YTD climb), the Cupertino-based company beat its own and the Street's expectations in the seasonally slower second quarter of the yea… read more...

Apple Earnings Keep Rally Going

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 15:05:30:000

After the bell on Tuesday, technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) reported its fiscal second quarter results for the March ending period. Expectations for this period were a little muted going in after the company had a tough holiday quarter, but investors still expected good numbers and an incre… read more...

Apple: Back In The Game

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 14:10:45:000

One of the biggest risks facing Apple ( AAPL ) shareholders in the next year was the lack of a 5G phone on the market by the end of 2020. The tech giant was already facing weak iPhone sales trends and didn't need another reason for consumers to hold onto existing smartphones for another year… read more...

Discounts, incentives help iPhone recovery - Apple call

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 13:51:15:000

On the earnings call, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) management says the decline in iPhone revenue was significantly smaller in the last weeks of the quarter and that the active install base grew in each geographic segment. Trade-in and incentive programs plus price cuts in several markets around the… read more...

LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $500,000 In Apple, Inc. To Contact The Firm

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-30 13:25:00:000

Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Apple, Inc. (Apple or the Company) (NASDAQ:AAPL) of the June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action that has been filed ag… read more...

Apple +5% on strong Services, upside outlook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 12:50:52:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) +5% on Q2 beats with Services strength and an upside Q3 outlook. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Earnings news and commentary, Top Breaking stock news, Top stock market news Read more … read more...

Apple beats by $0.10, beats on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 12:31:18:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ): Q2 GAAP EPS of $2.46 beats by $0.10 . Revenue of $58.02B (-5.1% Y/Y) beats by $620M . Shares +4.5% . Press Release More news on: Apple Inc., Earnings news and commentary, Stocks on the move, Tech stocks news, read more...

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-30 12:30:00:000

Services Revenue Reaches New All-Time High of $11.5 Billion Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 second quarter ended March 30, 2019. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion, a decline of 5 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earni… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Apple Inc. Investors

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-30 11:32:00:000

Shareholders with $1,000,000 in losses or more are encouraged to contact the firm Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM), a national investors rights law firm,announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors that acquired Apple Inc. … read more...

All Cap Growth Strategy Q1 '19 Commentary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 04:17:00:000

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Apple: Can Earnings Keep Rally Going?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 14:32:24:000

With US markets racing to all-time highs in recent weeks, shares of technology giant Apple (AAPL) have staged a dramatic comeback. Despite a tough finish to 2018 that sent the stock into a tailspin, investors looking towards the future brought shares back to within about $25 of the all-time hi… read more...

Notable earnings after Tuesday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 13:35:49:000

AAPL , ACGL , ACHC , ADSW , AKAM , AMD , AMED , AMGN , APAM , ASH , ATR , AX , BFAM , BLKB , BVN , BXP , CAI , CAMP , CB , CBL , CENX , CHRW , CMP , COHR , CRY , CWST , CXO , CYH , DENN , DVN , EIX , ENLC , ENPH , EQR , EXAS , EXR , FEYE , FICO , FISV … read more...

INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Apple Inc. Investors (AAPL)

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-29 10:55:00:000

Shareholders with $1,000,000 in losses or more are encouraged to contact the firm Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Apple Inc.(Apple or the Company) (NASDAQ: … read more...

Lynx lowers iPhone forecast on sell-through

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 05:09:27:000

Lynx Equity Strategies thinks that price discounts have struggled to clear Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone inventory. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Stocks Hover Near Record Highs (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 03:38:22:000

Today's Top Stories: Stocks hover near record highs; Trump wants cheap oil, Saudis want higher prices; and Boeing CEO to pitch 737 Max comeback. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Stocks Hover Near Record Highs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 03:00:04:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a muted open ahead of this morning's release of the Fed's p… read more...

All The Consequences Of Disney+ (For All The Players)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 02:34:10:000

Introduction Disney's (DIS) stock price action has not exactly been on a tear over the last three years, to put it mildly. Even after the big spike after the announcement of Disney+, the stock still underperforms versus the market: Data by YCharts But the announcement of Disney+ has ma… read more...

The U.S. Week Ahead (Apr 29-May 3), Financial Market Frenzy: Fed, Jobs, Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 01:05:42:000

Investors in the week ahead will be bracing for a busy calendar, including the Federal Reserves interest rate decision, an update on the U.S. employment situation, as well as a raft of corporate earnings. Frenzied activity is set to envelop the financial markets straight out of the g… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 74

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-28 18:59:24:000

Safety First: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (Image Credit: Gearheads ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 74 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. T… read more...

Apple explains parental control app removal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-28 16:48:55:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) refutes a New York Times report alleging the company removed parental control apps from its App Store due to competition. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Is Verizon A Utility On Steroids?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-28 11:55:59:000

Verizon's Stock Source: Finbox.io Verizons ( VZ ) growth projection, while higher than expected, is unexciting at about four percent for 2019. Cost reductions and a slight improvement in sales resulted in conservative guidance. In the last 12 months, the stock price increased 12%… read more...

Raise Your Bets On Tencent

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-28 10:48:41:000

My February 26 buy recommendation for Tencent ( TCEHY ) ( TCTZF ) is already a winner. The stock is now trading well above the February 26 closing price of $44.02 . Yes, China has a more strict approval process on new games. However, I insist that Tencents games (like the … read more...

Eyes On Apple, Uber, F8 And Avengers (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-28 04:00:29:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday (you c… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Eyes On Apple, Uber, F8 And Avengers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-27 05:12:19:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The U.S. will send a high-level delegation to Beijing next week as trade negotiatio… read more...

Apple Inc. Shareholder Investigation: Lawsuit Filed (AAPL)

via: PR Newswire at 2019-04-26 15:30:00:000

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , April 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Thornton Law Firm LLP announces that it is investigating a securities class action on behalf of shareholders and investors who purchased the securities of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ ticker: AAPL). The investigation involves possible violation… read more...

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Announces Investigation on Behalf of Apple, Inc. Investors

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-26 11:20:00:000

Shareholders with $1,000,000 in losses or more are encouraged to contact the firm Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (GPM) announces an investigation on behalf of Apple, Inc.(Apple or the Company) (NASDAQ: AAPL ) investors concer… read more...

Apple discussed buying Intel modem chip business - WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 10:42:53:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.8% ) held talks with Intel ( INTC -10.1% ) starting last year about acquiring parts of the latter's smartphone modem chip business, The Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Apple Inc., Intel Corporation, Tech stocks news, Merger … read more...

Apple, IBM, Costco among those expected to raise payouts next week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 08:30:12:000

According to Bloomberg BDVD, the following S&P 500 names are seen hiking dividends next week: More news on: Apple Inc., Costco Wholesale Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, Dividend News Read more … read more...

Another firm cuts iPhone outlook before earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 08:14:54:000

Cleveland Research follows Wells Fargo in cutting iPhone sales estimates before Apple ( AAPL -0.3% ) reports earnings on April 30. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

What To Do With Qualcomm After The Apple Agreement?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 06:46:55:000

Admittedly, it has taken a lot of patience to own Qualcomm ( QCOM ) over the years. I began buying shares back in 2013. Over the years, I've accumulated a full position via flexible dividend re-investment and a few open market purchases. My cost basis is currently $61.60. This is great now tha… read more...

Disney: The Floodgates Have Opened

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-26 05:30:00:000

(Source: Comicbook ) Investment Thesis In recent weeks, The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) has become the talk of the market, thanks to its much-hyped and well-received presentation of the company's upcoming Disney+ streaming service at its most recent Investor Day. With the $71 billion ac… read more...

3 Tips To Generate Alpha In Smaller Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 16:57:16:000

Stocks with a tiny market capitalization trading with low liquidity is where alpha lives and breeds. This isnt just my viewpoint it is a well-documented fact. The 2018 white paper, Replicating Anomalies , highlighted this finding: Microcaps have the highest equal-weighted … read more...

Taiwan Semiconductor Has Passed The Bottom Of The Semiconductor Cycle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 16:25:19:000

Investment Thesis Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation ("TSMC") (TSM) delivered negative top and bottom lines growth in Q1 2019 primarily due to a weakening global economy in Q4 2018 and Q1 2019. In addition, inventory correction from its customers also impacted its business negati… read more...

Intel Drops On Bad Guidance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 14:40:03:000

One of the street's biggest winners in recent months has been chip giant Intel ( INTC ). Despite the company issuing a weak report back in January, investors gave the name a pass on the hopes that the semiconductor space would see improvement as the year progressed. Unfortunately, the rally … read more...

Apple: A New Smartphone Challenge Emerges

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 14:31:02:000

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro was first launched in China and India, but similarly-spec'd smartphones will now invade all markets Apple ( AAPL ) has done and continues to do a lot to try and change its reliance on the iPhone. The ongoing effort to expand its services segment is a testament t… read more...

INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Investigation on Behalf of Apple, Inc. Investors

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-25 13:59:00:000

Shareholders with $1,000,000 in losses or more are encouraged to contact the firm Law Offices of Howard G. Smithannounces an investigation on behalf of Apple, Inc. investors (Apple or the Company) (NASDAQ: AAPL ) concerning the Company … read more...

Want To Generate More Alpha? Try These VC Strategies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 11:58:27:000

Investors want to " buy low, sell high " or " be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful " as Warren Buffett likes to put it. The real problem is that people fail to properly execute on these principles because these principles are too broad and too vague. Jus… read more...

Apple May Rise After Results Amid Strong Service Revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 11:17:24:000

Apple ( AAPL ) has had a fantastic turn around in 2019, with the stock soaring by more than 31%! The good news, the rally might not be over. It sounds like a familiar tune, but I tell it how I see it, by doing what I do best, Reading The Markets . Options bets and the technical charts sugge… read more...

NFL Draft And Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 07:04:33:000

I am at the beach this week. That means that Seeking Alpha readers get a little more content from me than my work schedule typically permits. It also means I get the chance to read some interesting subject matter. I am comfortable with the fact that I was the only nerd reading Behavioral Scie… read more...

10 Dividend Growth Stocks For April 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 07:00:00:000

The CCC list is a great resource for dividend growth investors. The list contains nearly 900 stocks trading on U.S. exchanges with the distinction of having paid higher dividends for at least 5 consecutive calendar years. The list was created by the late David Fish and now is maintained by … read more...

Street underestimates Apple Services potential - UBS

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 04:57:40:000

UBS boosts its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) PT from $215 to $235 and maintains a Buy rating. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Important Notice for Certain AC Wall Plug Adapters and Apple World Travel Adapter Kits

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-25 04:30:00:000

Voluntary Recall and Exchange Program Apple today announced a voluntary recall of AC wall plug adapters designed for use primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In very rare cases, affected Apple three-prong wall plug adapters may break and create a risk of ele… read more...

What Netflix's Newfound Transparency Really Means

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-25 03:24:38:000

Anytime we are in a period that includes Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) earnings, analysts and investors have learned to expect the unexpected… and now that the dust has settled from last weeks call, its interesting to look at exactly what transpired and what it means to investors. ... read more...

Cobalt Miners News For The Month Of April 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 12:25:00:000

Welcome to the April 2019 cobalt miner news. The past month saw cobalt prices recover and move about 10% higher. Despite this the cobalt miners remain subdued due to the generally weak cobalt pricing environment. Cobalt price news As of April 18, the cobalt spot price was US$ 16.10 , … read more...

AMC's Earnings: How The Show Goes On

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 09:56:44:000

Among the thick crowd of companies awaiting to announce earnings this season, AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE: AMC ) is set to deliver its results for the first three months of 2019. The Kansas-based exhibitor continues to contend with competition headwinds from the disruption of streaming… read more...

Closed-End Fund Analysis: Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 09:02:42:000

In this article, I will analyze a closed-end fund ((CEF)) that does not have much recent coverage on Seeking Alpha: Cornerstone Strategic Value Fund, Inc. (CLM). This is a fund that I once held myself because of its generous dividend and the favorable tax treatment of its dividends. After high… read more...

Qualcomm's Bull Run May Not Be Over

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 08:44:48:000

Qualcomm ( QCOM ) has surged by over 50% just since April 15. The big surge came following a settlement with Apple ( AAPL ) just last week. Here's the thing - the stock may not be finished rising yet. Qualcomm is a stock I have been covering for some time. I started first to notice bullish o… read more...

Kiplinger's 50 Top Stocks Billionaires Love

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 08:01:41:000

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Analysts Estimated 15.26% To 49.62% Net Gains For 10 Top Kiplinger Billionaire Choice Dogs Come 2020 Four of 10 top Kiplinger billionaire class dividend stocks by yield were among the top 10 gainers for the coming year based on analyst one-year target p… read more...

Lumentum: Why I Sold Half

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 07:36:54:000

Back in January, I wrote a Seeking Alpha article recommending Lumentum ( LITE ) after the stock had sold-off as a result of concerns that orders from its #1 customer - Apple ( AAPL ) - would be drastically lower. I suggested the loss in Apple-related revenue might easily be recovered by … read more...

Apple launching two new AirPods - Kuo

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 04:35:09:000

Noted Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with more predictions and this time the focus is on wearables. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple gets target boosts ahead of earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-24 02:51:28:000

Goldman Sachs raises its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) target from $140 to $182 while sticking to the sidelines. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

FANG Stocks Doing Well In Spite Of Lower Economic Growth Projections

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 10:54:53:000

Six technology companies have gained $916.2 billion in market value so far this year. This same group lost $945 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018. This increase in value is a major reason that the S&P 500 stock index is up 16 percent this year. The six technology companies incl… read more...

Qualcomm: Getting To $100, And Fast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 07:59:38:000

On the heals of the global settlement between Qualcomm ( QCOM ) and Apple ( AAPL ), the opportunity exists to better reflect on the deal as a few days have passed. A lot of granular details are still missing from the settlement, but the bullish investment thesis on Qualcomm continues… read more...

Liquidmetal: Hype Doesn't Make A Good Investment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 07:17:09:000

Liquidmetal (OTC: OTCQB:LQMT ) is often described as being close to achieving groundbreaking tech in amorphous metals. It's also often rumored to being close to striking a multimillion-dollar deal with a big company. Nevertheless, after digging through the company's financials, I found noth… read more...

Wells lowers iPhone outlook before earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 04:39:45:000

Wells Fargo is cautious ahead of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) April 30 earnings print as the firm struggles "to look past the weak iPhone demand-related data points and recommend a cautious stance." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

What To Expect Of Apple's Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-23 03:30:13:000

We are only a few days away from Apple's ( AAPL ) fiscal 2Q19 earnings day . On April 30 th , after the closing bell, the Cupertino-based company will be measured against revenue consensus of $57.4 billion for an expected sales contraction of 6% YOY. Meanwhile, EPS expectations of $2.36 would… read more...

LEAD PLAINTIFF DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $500,000 In Apple, Inc. To Contact The Firm

via: PR Newswire at 2019-04-22 13:32:00:000

NEW YORK , April 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Apple, Inc. ("Apple" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:APPL) of the June 17, 2019 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class actio… read more...

Qualcomm Continues To Roll

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-22 10:59:25:000

Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) are trading higher again to kick off the week after last week's monster surge in the wake of the royalty settlement with Apple (AAPL). In just the last four trading days, the stock has rallied more than 43%. Now, it's rare enough to see small-cap stocks rally 40% in t… read more...

Apple: Think Different... In Terms Of Valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-22 08:54:03:000

What do you pay attention to first of all when you see the figures of Apple's ( AAPL ) or any other company's quarterly reports? Certainly, to the revenue. And then, you probably calculate how the revenue has changed relative to the corresponding quarter a year earlier. In other words, you fin… read more...

Apple: 3 Bullish Signs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-22 07:31:31:000

Tech QQQ ETF has surged more than 30% from the low in late 2018. In comparison, shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) surged 40% over the same time period, while there has been little evidence of real improvement in companys recent fundamentals. Many have credited the market rebound to th… read more...

5G iPhone includes Qualcomm, Samsung - Kuo

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-22 06:52:59:000

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple ( AAPL +0.2% ) will release a 5G iPhone next year with modems from Qualcomm ( QCOM +2.2% ) and Samsung. More news on: Apple Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Apple spending $30M/month on AWS

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-22 04:42:11:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is one of the biggest customers of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Web Services, according to CNBC sources . More news on: Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Qualcomm: Why The Success Story Just Begins

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-21 23:34:26:000

The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them. Peter Lynch Founded in 1985 in San Diego, California, Qualcomm ( QCOM ) is the world's leading chip designer for wireless technologies, including 3G and 4G/LTE. The company also has ambitions to be the leader … read more...

ETV: A Good Option Income Fund, But Overpriced

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-21 18:27:37:000

Eaton Vance ( EV ) has made something of a name for itself over the years due to its successful management of numerous actively-managed funds. One of the more unique things that the company has done is popularize closed-end funds that use various options strategies to generate income. These of… read more...

Podcast: Apple-Qualcomm, Intel 5G, Samsung Galaxy Fold

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-21 02:36:28:000

This week's Tech.pinions podcast features Ben Bajarin and Bob O'Donnell discussing the settlement of Apple (AAPL) and Qualcomm's (QCOM) patent claims and what that means for the mobile industry, analyzing Intel's (INTC) announcement to discontinue 5G modem development, and chatting about the i… read more...

Can You Simply Add To Your High Quality Dividend Growth Stocks When They're Down, Because They're Down?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-20 07:37:16:000

My readers will know that for our US holdings (for my wife's retirement accounts and my retirement accounts), I skimmed 15 of the largest cap Dividend Achievers ( VIG ) back in early 2015. Here's Buying Dividend Growth Stocks Without Looking . Now certainly the index did 'look' and it tak… read more...

APPLE SHAREHOLDER ALERT BY FORMER LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC REMINDS INVESTORS WITH LOSSES IN EXCESS OF $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Inc. - AAPL

via: PR Newswire at 2019-04-19 18:50:00:000

NEW ORLEANS , April 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF") and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana , Charles C. Foti, Jr. , remind investors that they have until June 17, 2019 to file lead plaintiff applications in a securities class action … read more...

Breaking Down The Streaming Wars: The Market Guide

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-19 03:15:00:000

by Daniel Shvartsman Welcome to The Market Guide ! This weekly newsletter features our Marketplace authors zeroing in on one of the hot topics of the week. The Marketplace is our platform for authors to run services that provide research, guidance, and ideas to investors, and to lead in… read more...

Intel: Positive Financials By Withdrawing From The 5G Smartphone Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 17:30:45:000

Intel ( INTC ) announced that it would exit the 5G model chip market following the agreement between Apple ( AAPL ) and Qualcomm ( QCOM ). The market reacted favorably to the news, although on the face of it, getting out of 5G - the future of communication networks - can be construed as anothe… read more...

Has The Market Reached A Double Top?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 16:59:22:000

Source: USA Today The S&P 500 has just staged one its most powerful short-term rallies in years. The most widely watched U.S. stock index is now up by about 24% since the December bottom. Yet, with the market approaching new all-time highs, there is increased speculation about a poss… read more...

IMPORTANT INVESTOR REMINDER: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-18 13:11:00:000

The Schall Law Firm , a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. (Apple or the Company) (NASDAQ: AAPL ) for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934… read more...

Institutional Investors Return To Semiconductor Supply Chain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 11:33:21:000

If one picture is worth a thousand words, are ten pictures below worth ten thousand words? Since 4Q 2018, nine of the ten semi stock prices went up amid negative earnings releases and downside guidance. In the meantime, when nine of the ten tech CEOs came out to publicly paint a glory pictur… read more...

ServiceNow Is On The Road To Becoming A 100-Bagger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 09:07:49:000

Introduction ServiceNow has been the chief beneficiary of one of the hottest growth markets the tech market has ever seen, the fast-growing IT Service Management ("ITSM") industry. ITSM is a critical function for all organizations that possess information technology assets. The term refers… read more...

Apple paying Qualcomm $9/iPhone - UBS

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 08:23:11:000

UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri estimates Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) paid $5B to $6B to Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) to settle the global litigation. More news on: Apple Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Intel Fails Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 06:03:11:000

Maybe the biggest surprise outcome of the settlement between Qualcomm ( QCOM ) and Apple ( AAPL ) was the sudden exit of the 5G modem business by Intel ( INTC ). The failure in the smartphone modem market is another example of Intel failing to execute in a period of questionable leader… read more...

New iPhones getting front camera upgrade - Kuo

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 04:42:54:000

Noted Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL )analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is o ut with more predictions for this fall's iPhone lineup including a front-camera upgrade from 7MP to 12MP. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple Expands Global Recycling Programs

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-18 04:00:00:000

Appletoday announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers can send their iPhoneto be disassembled by Daisy, its recycling robot.Daisy will disassemble and recycle select used iPhones returned to Best Buy s… read more...

Pinterest, Zoom Test Red Hot IPO Market (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 03:32:55:000

Today's Top Stories: Pinterest, Zoom test red hot IPO market; futures point to slight losses and more gloom for German manufacturing. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Al… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Pinterest, Zoom Test Red-Hot IPO Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 03:01:28:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Pinterest will begin trading on the NYSE today under ticker symbol "[[PINS]]" after being priced abo… read more...

Behind Apple's surprise settlement with Qualcomm

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-18 01:39:56:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) had "four terrible options" to get the iPhone to 5G, so it went with the least of all evils, writes CNBC's Steve Kovach. More news on: Apple Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Apple Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-17 15:05:00:000

The Schall Law Firm , a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Apple Inc. (Apple or the Company) (NASDAQ: AAPL ) for violations of 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934… read more...

Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces That A Class Action Has Been Filed On Behalf Of Apple Inc. Investors

via: PR Newswire at 2019-04-17 12:25:00:000

NEW YORK , April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Bernstein Liebhard LLP announced today that a class action has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of all persons or entities (the "Class") who purchased the common stock of App… read more...

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Apple Inc. - AAPL

via: PR Newswire at 2019-04-17 12:23:00:000

NEW YORK , April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors ofApple Inc. ("Apple" or the "Company")(NASDAQ:AAPL).Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or … read more...

Qualcomm Hands Apple A Stunning Defeat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 11:18:29:000

Kentucky-fried accusations Even as opening arguments were under way in Apple's ( AAPL ) suit of Qualcomm ( QCOM ), the two parties announced a wide-ranging settlement . The settlement halts all litigation between the companies and establishes a new licensing agreement between them. Appl… read more...

CNBC: Facebook building entry to voice assistants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 10:18:23:000

Facebook ( FB +0.1% ) is working on its own rival voice assistant to take on Alexa, Google and Siri, CNBC says. More news on: Alphabet Inc., Alphabet Inc., Facebook, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news Read more … read more...

Apple's Q1 iPhone ships miss estimates - OTR

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 06:38:22:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Q1 iPhone shipments totaled 37M to 42M units compared to the 40M to 45M supply chain sources expected in January, according to OTR Global. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Qualcomm Wireless Leadership Wins Out

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 06:25:47:000

In no big surprise to investors following our investment research on Qualcomm ( QCOM ), the company was able to obtain a settlement with Apple ( AAPL ) over their wide disputes on patent royalties. The wireless technology giant had already garnered settlements in China and South Korea … read more...

Do The Numbers Justify Nasdaq 8,000?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 05:56:30:000

8,000 on the Nasdaq Composite! 5,150 was the top in 2000 before the great crash took it back to 1,200, a 76% drop which took many years to recover from. In fact, we only got back to 5,000 in 2016 but here we are, less than 3 years later, up another 3,000 (60%) and no, I don't think this ti… read more...

Apple talking to lidar suppliers - Reuters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 03:35:07:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has talked with at least four potential suppliers of autonomous vehicle sensors, according to Reuters sources . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Markets Poised To Rise As Q1 Earnings Roll On (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-17 03:17:49:000

Today's Top Stories: Markets poised to rise as Q1 earnings roll on; U.S.-Turkey deadlock over Russia missile dispute continues; and Qualcomm, Apple, drop all litigation. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places:… read more...

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit against Apple Inc.

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-16 12:11:00:000

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP ( http://www.rgrdlaw.com/cases/appleinc/ ) today announced that a class action has been commenced by an institutional investor on behalf of purchasers of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) common stock during the period between November 2, 2018 and January 2, 20… read more...

Qualcomm, Apple drop all litigation; QCOM +14.7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-16 11:13:13:000

Apple ( AAPL +0.6% ) and Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) agree to dismiss all litigation worldwide in a settlement that involves Apple paying QCOM. More news on: Apple Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Tech stocks news, Top Breaking stock news Read more … read more...

Qualcomm and Apple Agree to Drop All Litigation

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-16 11:04:00:000

Agreement ends all ongoing litigation, including with Apples contract manufacturers Companies have reached a global patent license agreement and a chipset supply agreement Qualcomm and Apple today announced an agreement to dismiss all litigation between the two com… read more...

If Uber Is Worth $100 Billion, What Is Waymo Worth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-16 06:19:16:000

With Uber ( UBER ) set to go public at a valuation that may approach $100 billion, it is important for potential investors to understand why the current ridesharing model is unprofitable, and that it eventually will be displaced by a more profitable model. Autonomous ride services (NYSE: ARS )… read more...

Quarterly Update (Q1 2019)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-16 03:53:13:000

No change in the portfolio for this quarter. I looked at a few things over the last 3 months, but none of them excited me. For example: Record Plc, Eurofins Scientific (ERFSF) (ERRFY) and Be Think Solve Execute. I finally decided not to take any of the positions because I did not feel like I… read more...

Next Round Of Corporate Earnings (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-16 03:20:37:000

Today's Top Stories: Next round of corporate earnings; U.S. bank results underwhelm; and the four biggest economies haggle over trade. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking A… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Next Round Of Corporate Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-16 02:35:31:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Dow futures are up 100 points, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq pointing to gains of 0.4% as inves… read more...

Trading The Earnings And Analysts' Ratings - Case For Apple, Chipotle, And The Retailers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 20:03:20:000

Focus of our Stock coverage with specific trade recommendations is on Apple Inc. ( NASDAQ: AAPL ) and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. ( NYSE: CMG ) - where there has been plenty of analyst activity and development of interesting technical factors right before the quarterly earnings. We also t… read more...

AMC Networks: This Zombie May Have Life In It Yet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 09:11:46:000

Introduction AMC Networks ( AMCX ) is a small player in a rapidly changing industry, facing significant competition and eroding traditional cable subscribers. It's also been left for dead by investors because a) it lacks scale relative to most competitors and b) its largest programming fra… read more...

Apple's History Says It Will Disappoint Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 07:53:54:000

With just about two weeks to go until technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) reports its fiscal second quarter, everyone is starting to get their estimates together. Since management decided to stop reporting unit sales, some of the numbers seem a little harder to predict. Today, I want to take a loo… read more...

Jury trial starts for Apple, Qualcomm battle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 07:28:16:000

The San Diego-based jury trial pits Apple ( AAPL ) and its allies against Qualcomm ( QCOM +0.9% ) and seeks up to $27B in damages for illegal patent licensing practices. More news on: Apple Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Apple And BioTelemetry: Disrupting Healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 05:45:48:000

Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) and BioTelemetry Inc. ( BEAT ) have teamed up as partners in Apple's Heart study preparing the way for future healthcare disruption via remote monitoring. The world is moving towards more and more accurate and reliable remote monitoring devices such as Apple's Watch along w… read more...

Cirrus' Credible Comings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-15 05:30:24:000

Cirrus Logic's ( CRUS ) proprietary business model continually creates limited vision when predicting future growth. We continue our Cirrus discussions with hopefully a different approach into quantifying how much, when and with whom will be the next growth from Cirrus' creditable comings. It … read more...

Open Square Fund Q1 2019 Letter: Running Through The Landscape

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 20:35:50:000

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QYLD: Performs Exactly As Expected, And That's Why It Is Not The Best Choice For Investors!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 16:37:48:000

Source: Pexels In our last article we discussed a fairly popular technology-focused closed-end fund. It sought an attractive total return while reducing income, the Nuveen NASDAQ 100 Dynamic Overwrite Fund ( QQQX ). The fund accomplishes that goal by employing a covered call option… read more...

My K.I.S.S. Dividend Growth Portfolio: 1st Quarter 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 14:06:57:000

Another good quarter for the stock market. Up over 14% over the past 3 months. And as would be expected during an up market, my dividend growth portfolio trailed the over-all return of the S&P. However, it still performed well, especially in terms of dividends produced and dividend growth…. read more...

Andaz Private Investments Notes: March 31, 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 05:16:00:000

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Spotlight On Earnings, Pinterest And Apple-Qualcomm (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-14 03:21:35:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday (you c… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Spotlight On Earnings, Pinterest And Apple-Qualcomm

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-13 05:09:45:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The first powerhouse round of earnings arrives as nearly every sector has a major p… read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 72

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 04:36:29:000

Safety First: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (Credit: Gearheads ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 72 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. This is… read more...

New Street cuts Apple on iPhone concerns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-12 04:02:19:000

New Street Research downgrades Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) from Neutral to Sell and raises the target from $140 to $170. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

The Retirees' Dividend Portfolio - John And Jane's March Taxable Account Update - Tax Season

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-11 08:48:33:000

Is it just me, or does everybody love Tax Season? I can think nothing I love more than searching for useless pieces of paper that help the government interpret how much money I owe. Nonetheless, taxes are a necessary evil and I'll consider it a reasonable price for the privilege of living in… read more...

Dutch launch Apple antitrust probe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-11 08:21:40:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.2% ) is now the target of a Dutch antitrust investigation apart from the EU probe for favoring its own apps in the App Store. More news on: Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc., Alphabet Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Nasdaq 100 Dynamic Overwrite Fund: Goodbye Premiums

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-11 07:20:10:000

Source: Pexels In the summer of 2017, I covered a set of Nuveen closed-end funds that really hit my interest check-boxes. They were low cost, unlevered, and generated meaningful income from covered call options, all while providing investors market exposure with reduced risk. One of the fu… read more...

Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 4/9/19

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-11 06:10:29:000

InsiderInsights' Daily Round Up articles rate the "significance" of the top 10 dollar value insider purchases and sales filed at the SEC on the Title date. Dollar value is only the most basic metric to assess the significance of an insider transaction, however, and there are many more "Signifi… read more...

IPhone sales will drop 12% in 2019 - Credit Suisse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-11 05:21:54:000

Credit Suisse starts Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) at Neutral expecting iPhone sales to decline 12.4% this year after last year's 3.2% drop. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple Tops Clean Energy Goal with New Supplier Commitments

via: Business Wire at 2019-04-10 23:00:00:000

Company Spends $2.5 Billion in Environmental Initiatives Appletoday announced it hasnearlydoubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership b… read more...

Netflix: Sick Valuation 2019 Prediction

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-10 17:15:51:000

Netflix ( NFLX ) performed admirably during 2018, and I expect it to perform quite well in 2019. Beyond 2019, growth and profitability will suffer, and the price will go down. When the dust settles, Netflix could be King of entertainment , but it will face a tough start of the decade. In 2… read more...

A Billion Pockets, Y'all! Notes On The Apple March Services Event

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-10 10:26:54:000

Showtime! (for Wall Street) Apple Invitation Well, that was something. Outside of the Oscars or the set of The Color Purple, getting Spielberg and Oprah in the same room is something only Apple ( AAPL ) can pull off. But what was the point? A billion pockets, y'all! Unsurprisin… read more...

Reflections Of The Autonomous Vehicle Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-10 08:55:39:000

The automobile industry generated more than $4.4 trillion in revenues in 2018. A total of almost 80 million vehicles were sold around the world. While the industry is seeing some growth, auto manufacturers are feeling the heat of disruption. Electric vehicles such as those manufactured by … read more...

Despite Big Q1 Rally, Info Tech Earnings Seen Down On Tough Comparisons, Economy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-10 08:27:46:000

The way Info Tech stocks outperformed the market over the last three months, investors might be expecting the sectors Q1 earnings growth to be sky high. That wont necessarily be the case, however, if analysts have things pegged right. Info Tech firms, on average, could see a … read more...

Apple gets target boosts, downgrade

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-10 03:52:47:000

HSBC downgrades Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) from Hold to Reduce saying it could take some time to see benefits from the recent Services push. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

IHeartMedia Starts IPO Effort

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-09 13:58:25:000

Quick Take iHeartMedia ( IHRT ) intends to raise $100 million in an IPO of its Class A common stock, according to an S-1 registration statement , although the final figure may be much higher. The firm operates an online radio station and audio streaming service worldwide. IHRT is emergi… read more...

Apple: Dividend Hardly Counts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-09 11:20:43:000

My previous research on Apple ( AAPL ) got a lot of push back regarding whether investors own the stock for the dividend. The upcoming annual boost should provide another 10% hike in the dividend, but the stock doesn't move based on these payouts. Image Source: Apple website Dividend… read more...

Apple: What About The Buyback?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-09 08:13:27:000

When technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) reports its fiscal second quarter results later this month, investors are eagerly awaiting to hear the annual update from management regarding the company's massive capital return plan. Last month, I analyzed the prospects regarding the potential dividend … read more...

LG +3% on Apple shift to mini LEDs - Kuo

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-09 06:45:43:000

Noted Apple ( AAPL +1% ) analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the company will shift to mini LED displays for its computers and tablets over the next two years. More news on: Apple Inc., LG Display Co., Ltd., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move Read more … read more...

My PEG5 System Beats The Index By 10% With Blue Chips

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-09 06:37:26:000

Introduction My moniker is From Growth To Value and that has a double meaning. It means that growth stocks can become value stocks if you hold them long enough. Examples: Walmart ( WMT ), Apple ( AAPL ), Intel ( INTC ) and many others were all blistering growth stocks for quite a while, bu… read more...

Apple target lifted on China demand - Wedbush

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-09 03:38:53:000

Wedbush maintains an Outperform rating on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and raises the target from $215 to $225 citing demand trends that are "slowly turning around" in China after the recent iPhone XR price cut . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more ….. read more...

U.S. Turns Up Trade Heat On Europe (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-09 03:29:15:000

Today's Top Stories: U.S. turns up trade heat on Europe; another cloudy outlook from the IMF; and May, Merkel, Macron. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alpha Podcasts he… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: U.S. Turns Up Trade Heat On Europe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-09 03:01:58:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Dow futures remain at the flatline, while the euro struggles for direction, as the Trump administrat… read more...

Qualcomm's Promising Growth Story Hindered By Legal Woes And Volatile Cash Flows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 14:37:07:000

Image Source: Qualcomm Inc. By Callum Turcan Qualcomm Inc. ( QCOM ) plans to lead the world into the new age of 5G, where, in theory, the combination of rapid upload/download speeds and the 'Internet of Everything' will lead to autonomous cars communicating with each other while we, th… read more...

Apple leads healthcare 'digital disruption' - Morgan Stanley

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 12:28:59:000

Morgan Stanley says healthcare is an opportunity for Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) to "lead digital disruption" like "iTunes did for Music or the App Store for mobile services." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple Services Look Promising, But China Remains A Sore Spot

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 07:53:00:000

Apple ( AAPL ) introduced five new services in its "It's Show Time" event on March 25, stoking excitement among its fan base and generating hope of new growth for the consumer technology behemoth. An interested investor will likely ask these three questions: 1) Can these new services be succ… read more...

March Madness: Final 4 Investing Bracket 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 06:53:06:000

Has your alma mater or favorite team already been bounced from the NCAA basketball tournament? My Portfolio Guide cant change that fact, but we can offer you a fresh chance with our annual spin on March Madness. For the ninth year in a row, we are rolling out our unique way to share in… read more...

New iPhones getting USB-C?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 06:50:07:000

Trusted Apple ( AAPL +0.7% ) blog Macotakara says this year's iPhones will again include two OLED models, but the smallest size device will increase from 5.8 inches to 6.1 inches. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Road To Financial Independence: New Dividend Record In March

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-08 01:25:16:000

We all love records, and March was a record month, as for the very first time I was able to hit $400 in dividend income, the next milestone reached on my long journey towards financial independence. Markets were rallying strongly in March and posting one of their best performances ever since… read more...

A Fat Bear Floating On A Sea Of Liquidity: Q1 Review And Q2 Outlook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-07 18:06:48:000

Navel-gazing in a sea of liquidity. PixaBay . A Quarter of Wrong Well. That was something. Data by YCharts But, more to the point, just last quarter: Data by YCharts While not the Q1 rally we saw in Chinese equities, the Feds double-reversal and continued trade… read more...

What I Did With The $42,000 That Came Into My Retirement Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-07 07:33:02:000

For my RRSP account (think IRA and 401k in the US), I hold a mix of Canadian and US companies along with some Canadian bonds. For the Canadian stocks, please have a read of The Dividend Growth Wide Moat 7 from Canada . Canadian banking is dominated by the Big 5: Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE:R… read more...

Divorce: The Forced Portfolio Colonoscopy And The Lessons I Learned

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-07 06:46:23:000

In this article, I would like to share with you some lessons that I have learned about my portfolio as a byproduct of my recent divorce. First off, divorce truly is an emotional, physical and financial earthquake. It shakes who you are as a person, and it provides forced reflection of your p… read more...

Enphase Energy Is The Cornerstone Of The DG Revolution

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 21:12:58:000

Recent disasters like Hurricane Harvey, Maria, Irma, Florence and Michael exemplify how centralized power topologies are flawed. John Berger, CEO of Sunnova, the largest independent solar+storage service provider, has repeatedly stated that the " pole and the wire " are the inherent weakness… read more...

No iPhone risk from 5G delay - Cowen

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 09:48:57:000

Cowen says that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) doesn't need to worry if it fails to launch a 5G iPhone next year since it wasn't a marketing focus and the tech giant won't be surpassed by competitors "quite yet." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 71

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 09:23:48:000

Safety First: NASCAR driver Johanna Long and her helmet (Credit: Gearheads ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 71 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers…. read more...

Fitbit's Turnaround Is Real And It's Mostly Apple's Fault

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 07:28:09:000

When a company worth about $1.5 billion takes on a company worth over $900 billion, in most cases, the battle is over before it even begins. This is a David and Goliath story if there ever was one. The David of our story Fitbit (FIT) is trying to take on Apple (AAPL), and in this one case,… read more...

WSJ: Apple Music passes Spotify in U.S. paying subscribers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 07:25:04:000

In a major growth milestone, Apple Music ( AAPL +0.3% ) has passed Spotify ( SPOT +1.7% ) in U.S. subscribers, in what could be a precursor to catching up around the world, The Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: Apple Inc., Spotify Technology S.A., Tech stocks news, Stocks … read more...

Apple hires Google's top AI expert

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 03:45:26:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) hired Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) vet Ian Goodfellow last month as the Director of Machine Learning in the Special Projects Group. More news on: Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc., Alphabet Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Jobs Report Reveals Latest On The Economy (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 03:28:58:000

Today's Top Stories: Jobs report reveals latest on the economy; trade progress pushes futures higher; and border open now but tariff threat looms. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find a… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Jobs Report Reveals Latest On The Economy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-05 03:01:03:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Today's jobs report is one of the more important ones for investors, as it will not only address rec… read more...

One of Google's top A.I. people just joined Apple

via: CNBC at 2019-04-04 12:55:00:000

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Amazon is reportedly making an Apple AirPods competitor that will let you talk to Alexa

via: CNBC at 2019-04-04 12:37:54:000

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Amazon planning AirPods rival - Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 12:18:36:000

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) plans to make an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) AirPods rival as its first Alexa-enabled wearable, according to Bloomberg sources. More news on: Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Apple: Buy It While It's On Sale

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 10:28:57:000

Investment Thesis Source: Apple Homepage Apple, Inc. ( AAPL ) is one of the most important companies in the United States stock market. The company boasts the second highest weighting in the S&P 500, market capitalization that has previously reached into the trillions, and a stoc… read more...

Verizon: Don't Celebrate 5G Yet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 10:28:57:000

As the global markets race to launch the first 5G networks, Verizon Communications ( VZ ) announced the surprise launch of a 5G network in two cities that means absolutely nothing to the stock. All of the major operators lack key devices in order to really launch 5G services, delaying mean… read more...

Snap is taking on Apple in the multi-billion dollar mobile gaming business

via: CNBC at 2019-04-04 10:20:09:000

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Roku downgraded, sinks on report that Amazon is betting big on streaming TV ads

via: CNBC at 2019-04-04 09:05:57:000

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Here's what Warren Buffett's next big acquisition could be, according to Credit Suisse analysis

via: CNBC at 2019-04-04 08:53:39:000

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Ex-Apple exec: If I were Mark Zuckerberg, here's what I'd do to get Facebook out of trouble

via: CNBC at 2019-04-04 07:58:18:000

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March Dividend Income Report - The End Of The Bear Market... Already?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-04 07:18:57:000

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks . Each month, I publish my results. I don't do this to brag, I do this to show you it's possible to build a portfolio duri… read more...

Cramer: Delta, Apple, and Home Depot are buys as investors worry about rising labor, oil costs

via: CNBC at 2019-04-03 14:12:25:000

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CBS missed its internal deadline to name a new CEO - and don't expect a decision soon

via: CNBC at 2019-04-03 11:53:47:000

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Apple has another new set of wireless headphones for people who don't want AirPods

via: CNBC at 2019-04-03 09:35:12:000

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How Much Higher Can Apple Climb?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 09:27:19:000

Apple ( AAPL ) keeps moving , from the stock that everyone hated in December to a stock that everyone loves again. The technical charts suggest the shares continue to rise and move higher toward $209 in the coming weeks. Additionally, options betting for the stock continues to be bullish. … read more...

Top Silicon Valley investor: This is what gives Elon Musk 'true superpowers' in business

via: CNBC at 2019-04-03 09:15:12:000

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No 5G iPhone in 2020?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 08:26:09:000

UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri says there's "increasing potential" that Apple ( AAPL +1% ) won't be able to ship the devices next year partly from the lack of a compatible processing chip. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

This iPhone trick makes Face ID faster and lets you wear sunglasses when you're unlocking your phone

via: CNBC at 2019-04-03 07:37:17:000

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Apple Looking Better In China Than Many Have Speculated

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 07:37:00:000

The revenue figures for Apple (AAPL) in Q1 2019 (covering the 3 months up to 31st December) have been much remarked upon. The company headline numbers took a hit due to the downturn in iPhone revenues. This masks the huge progress Apple has made in China in recent years. I first wrote abo… read more...

Profiting Off The Explosive Growth In Artificial Intelligence And Robotic Automation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-03 07:03:28:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome Michael O'Mara as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more The advent… read more...

Apple's first new subscription service is unlikely to move the needle toward the company's lofty goals for services

via: CNBC at 2019-04-03 06:39:23:000

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Apple has started to bend its own rules as it seeks to grow subscribers for its digital services businesses

via: CNBC at 2019-04-02 12:19:07:000

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Winning Bounce/Lag Momentum Stocks For Week 14 Of 2019 (4/1-4/5)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 07:04:15:000

This is a special contribution article by Prof. Grant Henning based on his published research on the BLM technical theory . The model, his 2% trailing stop-loss approach, and comments are expressly based on his own proprietary methodology and forecasts. Winning Bounce/Lag Momentum Stocks… read more...

Apple And Netflix: Toe To Toe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 06:31:31:000

Apple ( AAPL ) and Netflix ( NFLX ) have already done much to turn the worlds media consumption on its head. Netflix has blazed a trail that has successfully convinced millions of viewers to abandon the staid television time slots of old dished up by traditional paid-TV satellite and c… read more...

3 Areas Apple Faces Major Risk In Over The Long Term

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 06:22:34:000

source: macrumors It has been apparent for some time that Apple ( AAPL ) would have to find a way to replace revenue and earnings from its iPhone once sales hit a ceiling, and of course that time has arrived. With services expected to make up for the moderating and ultimately, decline in… read more...

Your first trade for Tuesday, April 2

via: CNBC at 2019-04-02 05:23:22:000

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Things To Watch For When Your Stock Goes Parabolic

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 04:41:29:000

While it's a tremendous asset to know when to buy a stock properly, it's just as important to have an idea of when it's finally time to take profits or sell a stock. When it comes to a stock getting extended in its uptrend, there are three clues that I generally watch for which are warning sig… read more...

Green Dot Portfolio: March 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 04:34:39:000

Welcome to my March update for my Green Dot Portfolio, a small self-directed retirement portfolio created in a Roth IRA trading account. March was the fifth month of my second year for my portfolio, and it was overall my second most profitable since portfolio inception. This year my goal is … read more...

Apple launching three OLED iPhones in 2020?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 03:50:08:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) will launch three OLED iPhones in 2020, according to DigiTimes sources in the supply chain. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Crisis Talks Held Over Brexit Deadlock (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 03:31:28:000

Today's Top Stories: Crisis talks held over Brexit deadlock; futures pause after Monday's rally; and more Boeing planes get grounded. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Al… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Crisis Talks Held Over Brexit Deadlock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-02 03:01:52:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). U.K. lawmakers failed to reach a majority on four new Brexit alternatives last night, prompting Ther… read more...

Apple's new services: Will they work?

via: CNBC at 2019-04-01 15:25:59:000

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Apple Makes A China Move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 15:21:03:000

Now that we have entered the second calendar quarter of 2019, investors are looking toward earnings season in a couple of weeks. One of the biggest questions will surround China, as the country has not come to an official trade agreement with the United States just yet. Perhaps the biggest n… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio: Q1 2019 Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 15:11:17:000

Introduction It's time to summarize another quarter. The last quarter was one of the best quarters in the past decades. The S&P 500 is up by over 13% and the gains were very consistent with low volatility. My portfolio returns were similar to the broader over the first quarter, and I d… read more...

Apple, Salesforce among 'inaugural signatories' in state-led push to close gender pay gap in California

via: CNBC at 2019-04-01 15:07:24:000

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How Apple Will Return A Minimum Of 8% By The End Of FY19

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 13:03:09:000

Thesis: Apple ( AAPL ) is at a price point, which I believe offers attractive return potential to investors on cost. While Apple has seen iPhone sales decline significantly in 1Q19 from 1Q18, I believe growth in its other segments (Mac, iPad, etc.) as well as the proprietary nature of those … read more...

Changes to H-1B visa lottery create 'stress' for tech companies and employees

via: CNBC at 2019-04-01 12:19:17:000

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Berkshire Hathaway Q1 Earnings, Q1 Book Value Estimates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 10:07:11:000

In my last article on Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A ) ( BRK.B ), I stated that I believed the Berkshire operating businesses will be the biggest driver of any over/underperformance in the coming years. In the recent Berkshire Annual Report , Buffett emphasized this exact point in his reasoning… read more...

Apple's fall iPhones have larger batteries - Kuo

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-01 10:06:53:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) fall iPhone lineup could include models with significantly more battery capacity, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple's next iPhones will have significantly larger batteries: Top analyst Kuo

via: CNBC at 2019-04-01 09:45:48:000

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Zuckerberg lays out his vision for a 'high-quality' news tab in Facebook, but he hasn't started working on it yet

via: CNBC at 2019-04-01 08:17:37:000

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Don't Worry About Europe's Rising Big Tech Tax Bill - Donald Trump Already Took Care Of It

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-31 11:05:51:000

One of the worries we might have over investing in Big Tech is that their foreign profits have, until recently, lived something of a charmed life. By dint of some nifty footwork, it was possible to make considerable profits outside the US and end up paying near nothing in taxation upon them - … read more...

Mark Zuckerberg's call for tougher Internet regulation won't save Facebook from these investigations

via: CNBC at 2019-03-31 06:03:26:000

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Podcast: Apple Services Event

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-31 05:56:43:000

This week's Tech.pinions podcast features Tim Bajarin, Carolina Milanesi and Bob O'Donnell analyzing this week's services-focused event held by Apple (AAPL), including discussions around the new Apple Card credit card service, the TV+ streaming TV and content aggregation application, the News+… read more...

How To Retire: Don't Go To College

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-30 04:43:19:000

Think youve got the perfect retirement plan? Think again. Weve found many new retirees end up modifying their plan after they retire. No plan is perfect, so investors need to remain open to considering alternatives. Were going to cover: The reality of drawing Social… read more...

Pinterest quietly elevates co-founder Evan Sharp to board of directors

via: CNBC at 2019-03-29 14:39:48:000

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Bulletproof Investing Performance Update: Week 70

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 14:33:17:000

Safety First: Sprint Racer McKenna Haase and her helmet (via Racing News ) Bulletproof Investing: Week 70 Performance Each week since the beginning of June 2017, I have presented at least two hedged portfolios created by Portfolio Armor to my Bulletproof Investing subscribers. Th… read more...

TechCrunch: Apple cancels AirPower wireless charging pad

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 11:42:39:000

Apple ( AAPL +0.5% ) has canceled plans for its AirPower product, TechCrunch reports. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple cancels AirPower, the wireless charging pad it announced over a year ago

via: CNBC at 2019-03-29 11:25:38:000

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Here are the winners and losers from the stock market's first quarter of 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-03-29 10:30:25:000

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Quarterly Portfolio Update: 15 SWANs You Should Buy For The Long Run

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 07:49:23:000

Introduction March was a good trading month for our overall portfolio and year-to-date we're up. Our buy and hold portfolio performed really well and has returned so far. We did get very nice option premiums worth 21,046 with more to appear in April, which is a good thing to pile up … read more...

Apple: Easy Money

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 05:52:06:000

The Apple ( AAPL ) "Show Time" event on March 25 was more about the way the tech giant is able to easily monetize a premium user base than any specific new technology. While analysts focus on the existing competition in the space and whether Apple is late to the video streaming game, the key… read more...

Your first trade for Friday, March 29

via: CNBC at 2019-03-29 05:49:05:000

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What Does The New Services Mean For Apple?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 05:00:09:000

From an earnings perspective, Apple ( AAPL ) is the most undervalued FAANG stock. At the current market valuation of $880 billion, investors are paying a 14x multiple for this years estimated earnings. This is much lower than the other FAANG companies, which have an average forward PE … read more...

Why Apple And Netflix Are Feeling The Streaming TV Sting

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-29 01:46:12:000

Image Credit: Apple Well, that took a turn. On Monday, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) revealed its streaming TV play to the world in one of their trademark press conferences. There was plenty of pretty pictures, celebrities, slick video packages, celebrities, demos and did I mention the celebritie… read more...

Cramer: Low expectations will make Apple's new credit card a winner

via: CNBC at 2019-03-28 14:30:29:000

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Billionaire Warren Buffett, a major Apple investor, uses a $20 flip phone

via: CNBC at 2019-03-28 13:06:02:000

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Apple Could Win The Content War Thanks To Its Platform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-28 10:38:58:000

(Source: The Verge ) Apple's imminent move to the services segment is now official It is not a secret Apple ( AAPL ) has been actively transforming the business model toward focusing on content and services, but after the recent presentation, which the company held on March 25, the move… read more...

Buffett unsure on Apple's new services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-28 10:18:39:000

Warren Buffett on Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) push into entertainment: "There's a lot of smart people with resources. I wouldn't want to play in that game myself." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Buffett on Apple's entertainment push: It can afford to make a mistake or two

via: CNBC at 2019-03-28 10:00:07:000

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What Is The Next Big Phase In Apple's Growth? Subscriptions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-28 05:41:38:000

Despite what many would want you to believe, Apple ( AAPL ) is still fundamentally a hardware company. This is why regardless of how much management talks about the expansion of its payment or music business, the company still tanks on reports that iPhone sales are weaker than expected, and wh… read more...

Amazon says it will bring 800 new tech jobs to Austin

via: CNBC at 2019-03-28 05:00:29:000

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My Top 5 Dividend Stocks For Young Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-27 23:21:54:000

A couple of years ago, Damon Verial posted an article titled " Top 5 Dividend Stocks for Young Investors ". Later that summer, I decided to respond with one of my own . Id forgotten about that piece until recently, when I saw that Mr. Verial wrote a follow-up to his original , and … read more...

Apple Unveils A Credit Card. Here's What Investors Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-27 21:33:43:000

(Source: Apple ) Overview Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) made a few key announcements on Monday (March 25) at the Show Time event, along with the most anticipated announcement regarding the launch date of the all-new streaming service: Apple TV+. However, the spotlight was quickly stolen from Appl… read more...

Apple can see incredible profits from its move into health tech: Former CEO John Sculley

via: CNBC at 2019-03-27 13:34:08:000

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Investors Set To Attack Issuance From Mars

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-27 10:44:44:000

Iconic U.S. confectionery company Mars, Inc. entered the investment-grade primary market Tuesday to sell a multi-part bond, as it aims to refinance existing debt following a string of recent tie-ups. The McClean, Virginia-based owner of popular brands, including M&Ms, Milky Way, Snickers… read more...

5 Non-Advertising Growth Areas For Google

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-27 08:49:29:000

Alphabet, generally referred to as Google, is one of the worlds biggest companies with a market cap of $782 billion. It is the dominant leader in online search, making most of its money from ads shown to people who type queries into its search engine . But Google also controls a l… read more...

US companies bring home $665 billion in overseas cash last year, falling short of Trump pledge

via: CNBC at 2019-03-27 08:35:46:000

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Apple apologizes to people having problems with the MacBook's controversial keyboard

via: CNBC at 2019-03-27 08:22:14:000

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Bank of America's tech chief says there's nothing new about the Apple Card

via: CNBC at 2019-03-27 08:11:37:000

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Your first trade for Wednesday, March 27

via: CNBC at 2019-03-27 05:26:41:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Boeing, Southwest, Novartis, Apple, Amazon & more

via: CNBC at 2019-03-27 03:58:35:000

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Boeing, Capitol Hill Shine Spotlight On 737 MAX (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-27 03:31:36:000

Today's Top Stories: Boeing, Capitol Hill shine spotlight on 737 MAX; US futures turn lower; and Renault eyes Fiat bid after Nissan merger. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seek… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Boeing, Capitol Hill Shine Spotlight On 737 MAX

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-27 03:00:52:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). It's a big day for Boeing and federal aviation safety regulators as they try to rebuild trust follow… read more...

Cramer Remix: Don't panic over the housing start number; Instead, use it to buy into these stocks

via: CNBC at 2019-03-26 15:30:20:000

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Apple Card Highlights Disruption Potential For Tech Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-26 14:29:57:000

Well, that was a surprise not in terms of what Apple (AAPL) announced at their big services event - which frankly had few if any surprises - but about what I was most excited about afterwards. In part because there were so few details about the pricing and extent of their highly expe… read more...

Cramer: Wall Street will get flooded with IPOs if we don't see more mergers

via: CNBC at 2019-03-26 14:15:05:000

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Your first trade for Tuesday, March 26

via: CNBC at 2019-03-26 13:22:03:000

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Banking's Hottest Business: Apple And Citigroup Are Involved

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-26 13:16:51:000

Things are changing for the banking industry. On Monday, we heard of we heard of how Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPL) is changing its focus, moving more into the services space and this includes a new credit card, Apple Card, that will take it more and more in the financial area. Today, we rea… read more...

ITC's second decision sides with Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-26 12:49:40:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) escapes an iPhone ban in the second U.S. International Trade Commission decision today in its patent battle with Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ). More news on: Apple Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple: Services Should Mean Hardware

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-26 12:37:01:000

Monday afternoon saw the highly anticipated event where technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) launched a variety of new services . With the company looking to build out its original content business and jump on the streaming bandwagon, the services segment is one that investors are watching closely… read more...

Apple's new credit card holds a lot of promise, but read the fine print before signing up

via: CNBC at 2019-03-26 10:41:50:000

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Moat Analysis Of Berkshire's Businesses

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-26 10:31:26:000

Overview Competition is for losers but in this dog-eat-dog capitalist world, there seems to be no way for wonderful businesses (usually with high returns on capital) to avoid one - the only strategy that may be of help is to keep competition away by building a moat and widening it over tim… read more...

U.S. trade court recommends iPhone ban

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-26 10:06:57:000

Update: A trade judge in one of two cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission found that one of the three patents under consideration was violated. The decision is subject to review by the full ITC commission. More news on: QUALCOMM Incorporated, Apple Inc., Tech stocks new… read more...

Here It Comes: Apple's Newest Vision

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-25 14:59:37:000

You bet against Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and you bet against proven success. Today, in a much heralded presentation, Tim Cook, Apple's chief, is giving us a glimpse of the future. Mr. Cook has already let the world know where he believes Apple stands in the new world of innovation. At Apple's in… read more...

Everybody's missing how Apple's 'subtle' approach could drive its stock higher, says tech investor Gene Munster

via: CNBC at 2019-03-25 14:13:40:000

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Apple's announcements are a game changer for customers, but not Wall Street, Jim Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2019-03-25 14:09:46:000

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Apple Stock: A New Era Of Mobile Saturation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-25 13:04:46:000

Debuting in 1980, Apple ( AAPL ) is nearing its 40th anniversary on the stock market. The company has undergone many pivots successfully from computers to improved operating systems, to iPods, iPhones, app stores, and music services. Many of these pivots were executed beautifully, with the mos… read more...

Google Aims To Be The Netflix Of Gaming - Here's Why You Should Care

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-25 12:59:50:000

Investment Thesis Software is a commodity. The real value is in the ecosystem. And Google ( GOOG ) is offering a vision that could gather and retain the gaming world within the same ecosystem. Cloud software represents the future of gaming and I believe Stadia could impact meaningfully … read more...

Apple made its most important announcement in years on Monday, but critical details were strangely absent

via: CNBC at 2019-03-25 12:45:20:000

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Perks on the new Apple credit card are nothing new, experts say

via: CNBC at 2019-03-25 12:31:20:000

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This is a first look at Apple News+, which includes more than 300 magazines for $9.99 a month

via: CNBC at 2019-03-25 12:09:45:000

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Apple Will Rise Like A Phoenix From The Ashes - It Already Is

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-25 10:48:20:000

Apple ( AAPL ) is likely to recover its previous price levels in the near-future and see medium-term growth as the company continues to successfully diversify its revenue base, particularly with the expansion of its diversified assortment of services and other products. As recent trends have… read more...

Apple Unveils Apple TV+, The New Home for the World's Most Creative Storytellers

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-25 10:40:00:000

Apples Original Video Subscription Service in the All-New Apple TV App will Give Users Access to Exclusive Original Shows, Movies and Documentaries Apple today announced Apple TV+, the new home for the worlds most creative storytellers featuring exclusive original … read more...

Steve Jobs was trying to revolutionize TV almost a decade ago - now we'll finally find out Apple's plan

via: CNBC at 2019-03-24 07:31:53:000

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Review: The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti is a beautiful SUV that doesn't measure up to its price

via: CNBC at 2019-03-24 07:00:17:000

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Trump's bold claims about cutting red tape give Democrats a possible weapon in 2020 election

via: CNBC at 2019-03-24 05:02:45:000

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Apple Makes Its Video-Streaming Move (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-24 04:10:31:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday (you c… read more...

Podcast: Nvidia GTC, Google Stadia, HP And Oculus VR, Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-24 02:55:58:000

This week's Tech.pinions podcast features Ben Bajarin and Bob O'Donnell analyzing the announcements from Nvidia's (NVDA) GPU Technology Conference event, discussing the potential impact of Google's (GOOG) (GOOGL) Stadia cloud-based game streaming service, talking about new VR headsets from HP … read more...

Stocks To Watch: Apple Makes Its Video-Streaming Move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-23 05:05:44:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. The increasingly hot market for online video delivery is set to take another sharp … read more...

Cramer's game plan: 'Get ready to ride through these troubled waters'

via: CNBC at 2019-03-22 14:21:14:000

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Pinterest's IPO filing shows how dependent websites and apps have become on Google and Facebook

via: CNBC at 2019-03-22 13:20:07:000

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Hey 'Tim Apple' - Watch Foxconn (Hon Hai)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 13:06:06:000

By K C Ma and Bilal Hashmi Apples (NASDAQ: AAPL ) CEO Tim Cook should not pay attention to President Trump mistakenly calling him Tim Apple. What Cook should worry about is the whole array of problems that Apple has to deal with in the immediate future. A slowdow… read more...

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Stock Buybacks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 12:52:42:000

What is the difference between a good corporate share buyback and a bad one? Is there such a thing as a good share buyback? From a finance perspective, yes, there is such a thing as a good share buyback as a tool in the financial management tool belt. The Good Consider the case of a pr… read more...

Pinterest files to go public: Booked $756 million last year and claims more than 250 million monthly users

via: CNBC at 2019-03-22 12:24:07:000

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The (Non)Sense Of Diversification In A Buy And Hold Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 12:05:12:000

Introduction In my previous article about my favorite investment strategies , I gave you some collar on my screening process and why I focus like a laser on a few stocks which I believe are poised for market-crushing returns. Over the past several months and years, I've had the very good fo… read more...

Apple is keeping partners in the dark about how it plans to package and price its video service

via: CNBC at 2019-03-22 11:02:43:000

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Tim Cook reportedly met with a Chinese official as he tours the country ahead of Apple's big event

via: CNBC at 2019-03-22 10:55:04:000

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Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Disney Or AT&T: A Surprising Winner In The Streaming Service

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-22 09:15:33:000

We will see a number of big giants enter the streaming market in the next few quarters. All of them have lined up enormous cash piles to boost their streaming platforms. However, Amazon ( AMZN ) has some big advantages against the new player. For the past few years, Amazon has been building a … read more...

Analyst Mark Mahaney says 'Stranger Things 3' is reason enough to buy Netflix in the short term

via: CNBC at 2019-03-22 09:08:24:000

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Sonos: Lost The Battle Before It Started

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 11:18:08:000

Source: Sonos Recommendation We recommend selling Sonos ( SONO ) as it is fairly valued now according to our DCF model (suggesting $9.74). We do, however, have a bearish view of the company in the long term for three reasons. For value investors, the company lacks a sustainable moat th… read more...

Apple offering discount streaming bundles?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 08:51:53:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) might offer bundled streaming services at one discounted price as part of its streaming strategy, according to The Information sources. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Is Lyft The Next Blockbuster Or Blockbuster Video?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 06:34:56:000

With Lyft's IPO, there is increased attention on the rapidly growing ridesharing business, even though it is unprofitable. The fundamental issue facing Lyft, as well as Uber, is how will it compete against or use autonomous ride services. Will it become a blockbuster in this new industry or di… read more...

Needham goes Strong Buy on Apple ecosystem

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 04:40:34:000

Needham upgrades Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) from Buy to Strong Buy and raises the target from $180 to $225, implying a 20% upside. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Citi boosts Apple on buyback, dividend potential

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 03:33:58:000

Citi raises its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) price target from $170 to $220 on expectations of a $100B buyback boost and a dividend increase next month. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Apple: These 'Side Businesses' Matter More Than You Think

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 03:30:09:000

I know that I will likely get some heat from Apple ( AAPL ) fans for calling the iPad and the Mac "side businesses." But in fiscal 2018, both segments combined produced less than 17% of the company's total revenues. Impressive total company revenue growth of 16% in the year was dragged by … read more...

Levi Strauss' $6.2B Return Public (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 03:16:46:000

Today's Top Stories: Levi Strauss' $6.2B return public; South Korean chip stocks boost KOSPI; and Roche sues former execs over fraud. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Al… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Levi Strauss' $6.2B Return Public

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-21 03:04:54:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). Returning public , iconic denim company Levi Strauss (LEVI) will start trading on the NYSE today. The heavily overs… read more...

Facebook: Deep Comparable Valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 23:59:35:000

I would like to offer a comparable valuation of Facebook ( FB ) through historical-priced and forward-priced multiples. Here's what I did. Based on historical data I calculated the EV/Revenue, EV/FCF and EV/EBITDA multiples for each company on the FAAAMG list (Facebook, Apple ( AAPL ), A… read more...

GSK Prescribes A $3.5bn Bond In 3 Parts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 22:18:00:000

British pharma GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) joined the recent groundswell of high-grade corporate bond issuers Monday to sell new debt. The UK-based firm priced US$3.5bn worth of A-rated, three-, five- and 10-year notes to help pay for its estimated US$5.1bn purchase of oncolo… read more...

Did Apple Execute Major Buyback?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 10:42:16:000

Sometimes, there are certain things that just make you scratch your head. While that may be something that investors are used to, it's important to find out why these events happened. Today, I'm looking at technology giant Apple ( AAPL ), because in late February, short interest in the name mo… read more...

Apple AirPower finally releasing this week?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 09:57:28:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) could launch its long-awaited AirPower wireless charging pad this week. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple's Brand Image Is Adding New Challenges

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 09:55:23:000

Apple ( AAPL ) is betting the farm on subscription services like video, news, and music. The next phase of growth in the Services segment will come from these subscription services as Apple tries to leverage its massive installed base. Apple Music has shown rapid growth and a possible Apple Ne… read more...

Tough Times Ahead For Apple Services Segment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 07:31:40:000

Source: Spotify With Apples ( AAPL ) hardware sales declining, the company is shifting its focus to its lucrative services segment. This segment includes services like Apple Music, Apple Pay, Appstore, and Licensing among others. Next week, the company is expected to announce its e… read more...

Apple's new AirPods have hands-free Siri

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 05:15:43:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) announces the second generation of its AirPods, which include the new in-house H1 chip developed for headphones and the option of either a standard case or new Wireless Charging Case. The AirPods also offer hands-free Siri for the first time. More news on: Apple Inc… read more...

AirPods, the World's Most Popular Wireless Headphones, are Getting Even Better

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-20 04:30:00:000

New AirPods are Powered by the New H1 Chip and Feature 50 Percent More Talk Time, Hands-Free Hey Siri and the Option of a Wireless Charging Case Apple today announced new AirPods, the second generation of the worlds most popular wireless headphones. A… read more...

A Lifetime Of Market Beating Insider Insights With Jonathan Moreland (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-20 03:00:00:000

Listen to or subscribe to the Marketplace Roundtable on these podcast platforms: iTunes/Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher By Jonathan Liss When InsiderInsights ' Jonathan Moreland came across insider trading data early in his investing career, he had little in… read more...

2019, Thus Far, Is Delivering The Best Start To A Year Since 1987

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-19 10:33:33:000

Prologue Over the past 15 months, the S&P 500 ( SPY ) has been mostly contained within the 2,600-2,800 range. Some pundits said, before the new year started, that one thing is for sure: 2019 is going to be a difficult year for investors. So far, indeed it is (not)… The S&P 50... read more...

Apple Teams with Media Literacy Programs in the US and Europe

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-19 09:00:00:000

New Initiative to Encourage Critical Thinking and Empower Students tobe Better Informed Appletoday announced a new initiative in support of leading nonprofit organizations in the US and Europe that offer nonpartisan, independent media literacy programs. The News Litera… read more...

Enphase Bursting With Energy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-19 08:42:27:000

Enphase netted over $92M in revenue in Q4, after guiding between $80-90M, and Q1 guidance was even better at $90-95M. The fact that 84% and 7% of microinverter sales were Heron-3 and Heron-2, respectively, exemplifies the " strong customer demand " Enphase is experiencing; Heron-3 is the cod… read more...

Qualcomm: Not A Monopoly

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-19 08:03:40:000

As Qualcomm ( QCOM ) has been sued and fined by just about every important phone manufacturer and regulatory body in the world, the common ending resolution is to determine that the wireless technology giant isn't actually a monopoly and to leave their licensing program virtually intact. T… read more...

Apple updates its iMac line

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-19 04:53:13:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) updates its iMac line to include 9th gen Intel processors and Radeon Pro Vega graphics for the first time. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

iMac Gets a 2x Performance Boost

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-19 04:30:00:000

Apple today updated its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options, delivering dramatic increases in both compute and graphics performance. From consumers to pros alike, users will notice their iMac is faste… read more...

Google Takes On The Video Game Industry (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-19 03:36:54:000

Today's Top Stories: Google takes on the video game industry; another positive session for Wall Street; and more calls for social media crackdown. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find a… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Google Takes On The Video Game Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-19 03:00:20:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Looking to diversify its revenue sources, Google ([[GOOG]], [[GOOGL]]) will take a stab today at rev… read more...

Another Way To Hedge Tech Stock Volatility

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-19 02:28:53:000

By Jim Iuorio At a Glance Nasdaq-100 futures offer multiple ways to protect against sudden swings when tech earnings are reported. When bitcoin hit its high in December 2017, its total market cap was approximately $420 billion. By contrast, when the five stocks in the FAANG plus [[MS… read more...

Facebook: The Living Dead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 14:51:12:000

The "New Facebook": A privacy champion? Facebook ( FB ) CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recently published U-turn on privacy made me immediately think if this old DirecTV commercial: Sometimes the only way to stay alive is to fake your own death. Soon after Zuckerberg's letter was publishe… read more...

Qualcomm's Stock Is About To Go On A Wild Ride

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 13:35:36:000

Qualcomm ( QCOM ) has been steadily rising over the last few weeks. Now the stock is approaching its first big test at a technical resistance level that could result in either a big break out or break down. Options betting has been noticeably bullish over the past few weeks suggesting shares r… read more...

Apple: Interesting IPad Launch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 13:01:47:000

With technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) expected to announce its highly-anticipated streaming service next week, rumors have been flying for months about new products that could also come at this event. Given how the company has used March for an iPad reveal, there have been many reports surrou… read more...

Synchrony Financial And UPS Underscore Healthy Demand For High Grade Corporate Bonds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 10:24:28:000

New investment-grade corporate bond sales continue to flood the market, amid still ultra-low U.S. interest rates. To date this week, a total of more than US$25.25bn of high-grade corporate debt priced, trouncing most syndicate managers expectations by almost 118%, and to this point… read more...

It's Showtime For Apple - Not So Much For Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 09:03:29:000

(Source Business Insider ) Overview Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) made a breakthrough announcement on Tuesday, and promised to unveil the much awaited streaming service on March 25. This has already created a hype among Apple investors and users alike, and I view this as a strategic move… read more...

Samsung Hopes To Bring iPhone And iPad Users Into The Fold

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 08:35:11:000

Its certainly no secret that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and Samsung Electronics (OTC: OTC:SSNLF ) have an ongoing war for smartphone users. Each year, the two companies release devices aimed at taking market share. Samsung recently released the S10 variants and the even more discussed… read more...

GM: Ignore Decelerating Growth And Focus On Cruise And Rivian

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 08:33:05:000

General Motors ( GM ) is one of the best-performing auto-manufacturing stock this year. The stock has gained by 15%, which is higher than that of Tesla ( TSLA ), Ford ( F ), Volkswagen ( OTCPK:VWAGY ), BMW ( OTCPK:BMWYY ), and Daimler ( OTCPK:DDAIF ). Investors have cheered the Q4 earnings a… read more...

Apple launches new iPad Air, mini

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-18 04:49:16:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) launches a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and an iPad mini with Pencil support. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

All-New iPad Air and iPad mini Deliver Dramatic Power and Capability

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-18 04:30:00:000

10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price 7.9-Inch iPad mini Brings Apple Pencil Support, Advanced Retina Display and the A12 Bionic Chip to a Beloved Design Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch… read more...

The FAANG Trade In Focus Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-17 22:31:14:000

Since the equity market peak in the third quarter of 2018, the average return of the FAANG basket of stocks, i.e., Facebook ( FB ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Apple ( AAPL ), Netflix ( NFLX ) and Alphabet f/k/a Google ( GOOGL ) (GOOG), has underperformed the broader S&P 500 Index as seen below. I ha… read more...

Buy Apple For Great Total Return And Future 10% Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-17 12:55:53:000

This article is about Apple ( AAPL ) and why it's a buy for the total return investor who also wants some dividend income. Apple designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices products and information technology services. Apple will be evaluated using The Good Busin… read more...

Podcast: Apple-Spotify, Facebook Issues, Nvidia-Mellanox, Tesla Model Y

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-17 05:27:17:000

This week's Tech.pinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob O'Donnell analyzing the potential ramifications of the spat between Apple (AAPL) and Spotify (SPOT), discussing Facebook's (FB) extended outage, as well as the departure of major executives, talking about Nvidia's (NVDA) propo… read more...

Hey 'Tim Apple' - Watch Foxconn

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-16 12:06:25:000

By K C Ma and Bilal Hashmi Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) CEO Tim Cook should not pay attention to President Trump mistakenly calling him Tim Apple. What Cook should worry about is the whole array of problems that Apple has to deal with in the immediate future. A slowdown in China'… read more...

AT&T Can't Get Out Of Its Own Way

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-16 07:24:16:000

Just about every day, AT&T ( T ) reminds investors of how bad the company wasted shareholder money with mega acquisitions. The latest news regarding the DirecTV Now service is again a reminder that the company needs to focus on repaying debt far beyond the stated objectives as any ot… read more...

Apple keeps a pulse in healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-16 06:43:26:000

Results of an atrial fibrillation study presented today at a American College of Cardiology meeting shows that the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Watch can detect irregular heart beats. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

How To Buy Low And Sell High: Dividend Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-16 04:03:00:000

Sure, this would be the dream of most investors, to be able to buy low and sell high on a consistent basis. However, it is easier said than done, and most folks fail to achieve this. As a matter of fact, for retail investors, the opposite may be true. According to the 2017 report of Dalbar's… read more...

Jury awards Qualcomm $31.6M in Apple case

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-15 11:00:36:000

A jury awards Qualcomm ( QCOM +1.5% ) $31.6M in damages after finding that Apple ( AAPL +1.8% ) violated three of the company's patents. More news on: QUALCOMM Incorporated, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Next Steps In Brexit Saga? (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-15 03:27:35:000

Today's Top Stories: the pound gets a bounce from the latest Brexit twist, the market looks to finish a strong week, and the SEC files suit against Volkswagen. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: i… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Next Steps In Brexit Saga?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-15 03:02:11:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Sterling is up 0.3% to $1.3272 as U.K. lawmakers voted to delay Britain's departure from the EU, s… read more...

Rhetoric heats up between Apple and Spotify

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-15 01:32:36:000

"Spotify wouldnt be the business they are today without the App Store ecosystem, but now theyre leveraging their scale to avoid contributing to maintaining that ecosystem for the next generation of app entrepreneurs. We think thats wrong," Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) said … read more...

Tracking Wallace Weitz's Weitz Investment Management Portfolio - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 22:53:24:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Wallace Weitzs 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Weitzs regulatory 13F Form filed on 02/14/2019. Please visit our Tracking Wallace Weitzs Weitz Investment Manag… read more...

The 3 Musketeers: Broadcom, Qualcomm And NXP Semiconductors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 14:53:00:000

The Three Musketeers " Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno " is a Latin phrase that means " One for all, all for one " in English. This phrase (in French) was made famous by its use in the historical-adventure novel " Les Trois Mousquetaires " (aka " The Three Musketeers ") written in … read more...

Amazon In Risk Zone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 10:10:27:000

Having updated my DCF model for Amazon ( AMZN ), I have come to the conclusions that contrast with my series of positive articles devoted to Amazon. Amazon - is actually three almost separate companies: North America e-commerce, International e-commerce, and Amazon Web Services. So, in ord… read more...

Apple gains on bull's iPhone comments

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 08:35:11:000

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty says she's "positively biased" on Apple's ( AAPL +1.1% ) Q2 report after the company gained China market share in the installed base in January and February after a decline in December. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple to Host Annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 3-7 in San Jose

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-14 08:00:00:000

Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center. Now in its 30th year, Apples biggest event will bring together the worlds most innovative and creative developers. With… read more...

EU's Vestager: We'll take Spotify's Apple complaint seriously

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 05:46:58:000

Europe will take Spotify's ( SPOT -0.6% ) antitrust complaint against Apple ( AAPL +0.6% ) seriously, EC competition honcho Margrethe Vestager says. More news on: Spotify Technology S.A., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Global news and forex Read more … read more...

Cowen initiates Apple on Services potential

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 03:17:58:000

Cowen starts Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) at Outperform with a $220 price target, implying a 21% upside. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

The Apple Watch Is Proving To Be A Big Deal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-14 03:00:00:000

In the week of March 4 th , market intelligence firm IDC published a report that made me even more optimistic about Apple's ( AAPL ) future growth prospects. The research company disclosed that the broad wearable devices market has grown a sizable 31% YOY in 4Q18. Even more relevant, the s… read more...

Apple: Large Dividend Raise Coming?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 12:01:05:000

When technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) reports its fiscal second quarter earnings either in late April or early May, perhaps the biggest news for some investors won't be the company's results. It's this report each year where management announces its update for the company's massive capital re… read more...

Apple acquires machine learning startup

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 11:36:25:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has acquired machine learning startup Laserlike, which could strengthen the tech giant's AI efforts. The Information reported on the acquisition and Apple confirmed. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

The Age Of 5G Is Upon Us And Apple Is Badly Positioned Unless It Settles With Qualcomm

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 09:59:38:000

Apple (AAPL) has recently seen its stock come under pressure after reporting that it would no longer disclose the number of iPhones sold. This raised some eyebrows because it suggested that the iPhone is experiencing problems. It then reported in its latest earnings release that iPhone revenue… read more...

Chinese smartphone weakness trouble for Apple?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 08:17:56:000

Mobile phone shipments in China totaled 14.5M in February, down 20% Y/Y, according toChina Academy of Information and Communications Technology data. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Cognex Muddling Through Some Temporary Macro Challenges

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 07:32:03:000

I flagged Cognex ( CGNX ) back in early December as offering rare upside for a high-growth industrial, and though the shares had further to fall before bottoming on Christmas Eve, theyre still up about 20% since that early December article outperforming its closest peer K… read more...

Spotify's Apple complaint has real merit, KeyBanc says

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 06:55:16:000

Spotify's ( SPOT -0.2% ) European antitrust complaint against Apple ( AAPL +0.4% ) has "significant merit," KeyBanc says. More news on: Spotify Technology S.A., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

John And Jane - February Taxable Account Update - Building Up Cash Just Makes Sense

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 05:20:24:000

So far, my new format has been well-received and I appreciate those who have contributed constructive feedback. I recently decided to add another chart and table that gives insight into the value of the Taxable account on the last day of each month. I believe that the addition of this should h… read more...

Another Day, Another Brexit Vote (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 04:08:40:000

Today's Top Stories: U.K. lawmakers will vote today on whether Britain should leave the EU, it looks like another mixed session ahead for U.S. indices, and Boeings (BA) total losses since Monday are at 13%. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast … read more...

Apple making concessions for streaming partners - Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 03:19:38:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is willing to make concessions to get studios signed up for its new streaming service that will reportedly debut at the March 25 event. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Another Day, Another Brexit Vote

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-13 03:01:00:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). U.K. lawmakers will vote later today on whether Britain should leave the EU on March 29 without any … read more...

Apple's Stock Is Nearing Big Break Out

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 08:18:12:000

Apple's ( AAPL ) shares may be getting ready to take their next big leg higher. The technical charts show that the stock is nearing a potentially big break out should the equity rise above $182. Additionally, there has been some bullish option betting in the stock over the past few days Th… read more...

Fate Of Theresa May's Brexit Deal (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 03:42:53:000

Today's Top Stories: Fate of Theresa May's Brexit deal; tech rally driving global sentiment; and Boeing to deploy software upgrade. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alph… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Fate Of Theresa May's Brexit Deal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 03:00:34:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). "We have secured legal changes," Theresa May said in a late-night news conference beside the EU's Je… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Off To A Good Start In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 14:39:13:000

Source What did I think at my last portfolio review? I have now written quite a few articles on my portfolio. I recently released a blog that contains background information on the portfolio as well as links to all the articles about it here . I have also published an article on my in… read more...

Apple: Cutting Too Deep

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 11:57:37:000

Following slumping holiday iPhone sales, analysts have made drastic cuts to EPS estimates for Apple ( AAPL ). My investment thesis remains bullish on the tech giant with the stock back up at $179 as analysts have cut estimates too deep even with the bullish call from BofA boosting Appl… read more...

Apple officially announces March 25 event

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 11:38:51:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) officially announces its March 25 event with the tagline: "It's show time." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Crash Puts Spotlight Back On Boeing (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 03:33:12:000

Today's Top Stories: Crash puts spotlight back on Boeing; US futures mixed after worst week of 2019; and Nvidia to acquire Mellanox. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking Alp… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Crash Puts Spotlight Back On Boeing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 03:00:28:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Boeing shares plunged 10% premarket after China's aviation regulator grounded nearly 100 737 MAX 8… read more...

Apple +1.7% as BofA sees 'opportunity'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 02:43:59:000

Bank of America has upgraded Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) to Buy from Neutral, and upped its PT to $210 from $180, saying the resent pullback in shares "presents opportunity." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

If I Could Only Own 10 Companies, Here's What I'd Do

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 02:33:00:000

It's a question that gets thrown around mostly for fun. "What if you could only own one stock?" "What if you could only hold 10 companies?" And certainly it's often for good "fun," but our answers are more than telling. We might get a sense of where our trust lies and if our actual investmen… read more...

Total USD Portfolio Review - February 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-11 01:27:45:000

Overview This is my second monthly review of my total USD portfolio (see my first episode - Total USD Portfolio Review - January 2019 ). This "real cash" portfolio aggregates all my positions in USD-denominated securities, including ADRs and OTC stocks, across my taxable and non-taxable acc… read more...

Dow 30 Stocks: 2019 Comparative Performances And Prospects By Grant Henning, Ph.D.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-10 23:19:33:000

This is a special contribution article by Prof. Grant Henning based on his published research on the BLM technical theory . The model and comments are expressly based on his own proprietary methodology and forecasts. Comparative Analysis of Dow 30 Stocks There is generally high intere… read more...

Tracking Chase Coleman's Tiger Global Portfolio - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-10 16:30:51:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Chase Colemans Tiger Global Management 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Tiger Globals regulatory 13F Form filed on 02/14/2019. Please visit our Tracking Chase Co… read more...

A Sweet Dividend Hike Coming From Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 13:01:28:000

It's the third of January, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is down a massive 39% from the top and 10% from just the day before when Tim Cook sent out his letter , warning of lower revenue for both the last quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. It really felt like this was it. The great trillio… read more...

A Sweet Dividend Hike Coming From Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 13:01:28:000

It's the third of January, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is down a massive 39% from the top and 10% from just the day before when Tim Cook sent out his letter , warning of lower revenue for both the last quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. It really felt like this was it. The great trillio… read more...

A Sweet Dividend Hike Coming From Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 13:01:28:000

It's the third of January, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is down a massive 39% from the top and 10% from just the day before when Tim Cook sent out his letter , warning of lower revenue for both the last quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. It really felt like this was it. The great trillio… read more...

Top Apple analyst says Apple's smart glasses could enter mass production this year

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 08:13:00:000

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Top Apple analyst says Apple's smart glasses could enter mass production this year

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 08:13:00:000

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Top Apple analyst says Apple's smart glasses could enter mass production this year

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 08:13:00:000

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Apple: The Trade Peace Dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 07:52:53:000

Rethink Technology business briefs for March 8, 2019. An end to the trade war Apple CEO Tim Cook visits an Apple Store in Xidan Joy City, China. Source: Weibo . On Feb. 27, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the U.S. had suspended the scheduled ta… read more...

Apple: The Trade Peace Dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 07:52:53:000

Rethink Technology business briefs for March 8, 2019. An end to the trade war Apple CEO Tim Cook visits an Apple Store in Xidan Joy City, China. Source: Weibo . On Feb. 27, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the U.S. had suspended the scheduled ta… read more...

Apple: The Trade Peace Dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 07:52:53:000

Rethink Technology business briefs for March 8, 2019. An end to the trade war Apple CEO Tim Cook visits an Apple Store in Xidan Joy City, China. Source: Weibo . On Feb. 27, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the U.S. had suspended the scheduled ta… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update: 38 Holdings, 6 Buys, 2 Trims

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 06:58:07:000

Welcome to my monthly update for my dividend growth portfolio. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(k) plan. The goal of my portfolio is to generate a growing i… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update: 38 Holdings, 6 Buys, 2 Trims

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 06:58:07:000

Welcome to my monthly update for my dividend growth portfolio. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(k) plan. The goal of my portfolio is to generate a growing i… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update: 38 Holdings, 6 Buys, 2 Trims

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 06:58:07:000

Welcome to my monthly update for my dividend growth portfolio. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(k) plan. The goal of my portfolio is to generate a growing i… read more...

Apple AR headset coming in 2020?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 06:41:10:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.5% ) could launch an AR headset next year, according to a new report from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple AR headset coming in 2020?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 06:41:10:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.5% ) could launch an AR headset next year, according to a new report from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple AR headset coming in 2020?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 06:41:10:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.5% ) could launch an AR headset next year, according to a new report from noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Warren proposes tech giant breakups, oversight

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 05:09:25:000

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, unveils a plan to break up tech giants like Amazon ( AMZN -2% ), Facebook ( FB -1% ), and Google ( GOOGL -0.9% ) as part ofbig, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition.&#x… read more...

Warren proposes tech giant breakups, oversight

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 05:09:25:000

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, unveils a plan to break up tech giants like Amazon ( AMZN -2% ), Facebook ( FB -1% ), and Google ( GOOGL -0.9% ) as part ofbig, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition.&#x… read more...

Warren proposes tech giant breakups, oversight

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-08 05:09:25:000

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, unveils a plan to break up tech giants like Amazon ( AMZN -2% ), Facebook ( FB -1% ), and Google ( GOOGL -0.9% ) as part ofbig, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition.&#x… read more...

Your first trade for Friday, March 8th

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:15:00:000

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Your first trade for Friday, March 8th

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:15:00:000

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Your first trade for Friday, March 8th

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:15:00:000

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:05:00:000

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:05:00:000

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren pushes to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:05:00:000

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How the epic 'Lord of the Rings' deal explains Amazon's slow-burning media strategy

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:00:00:000

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How the epic 'Lord of the Rings' deal explains Amazon's slow-burning media strategy

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:00:00:000

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How the epic 'Lord of the Rings' deal explains Amazon's slow-burning media strategy

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 04:00:00:000

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LGBTQ Equality Act is heading back to Capitol Hill, this time with massive corporate support

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 03:28:00:000

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LGBTQ Equality Act is heading back to Capitol Hill, this time with massive corporate support

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 03:28:00:000

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LGBTQ Equality Act is heading back to Capitol Hill, this time with massive corporate support

via: CNBC at 2019-03-08 03:28:00:000

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Apple: Multiples Vs. Price Return - You Will Be Surprised

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 12:59:48:000

If a coin is tossed five times in succession and each time it comes up heads, what's the probability that the outcome of the next toss will be heads again? What do you think? I think that this probability is more than 50% as it's most likely that a coin is unbalanced and it is inclined t… read more...

Variety: Music streamers (without Apple) appeal songwriter royalty hike

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 12:04:39:000

Spotify (NYSE: SPOT ), Pandora (NASDAQ: SIRI ), Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) are headed into an appeal of a Copyright Royalty Board ruling that would increase payouts to songwriters by 44% if implemented, Variety reports. More news on: Spotify, Sirius XM Hold… read more...

Will Apple Be Soured In The Streaming-Services Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 10:27:44:000

EarningDiary.com Where is Apple Now? Apple ( AAPL ) has been on a roller coaster in recent months, leaving many investors feeling a sense of whiplash. Just last August, the stock rallied on Warren Buffet's comments about Apple's large cash flow. Then, there were problems in China that h… read more...

Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio: February Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 08:58:54:000

Februarys Monthly Portfolio Review is going to be somewhat similar to Januarys. Ive been fairly inactive when it comes to trading throughout 2019. I put a lot of cash to work in late December. Some of that activity spilled over into January. However, the sharp rebound t… read more...

Tim Cook acknowledged Trump's flub and changed his last name to an Apple logo on Twitter

via: CNBC at 2019-03-07 08:32:00:000

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Traders bet that GE shares will shed another 20 percent in the next three months

via: CNBC at 2019-03-07 07:30:00:000

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March: Exploiting Sector ETF Seasonality Patterns For Best Stock Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 07:20:54:000

Introduction Patterns tend to repeat themselves and there are connections between the past and the present. There is the old proverb that reads, 'You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been.'" ~ Ashwin Sanghi Patterns by definition repeat and market sec… read more...

Apple Will Reach $240

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-07 07:05:33:000

(Source: Daily Dot) Like the amazing iBend Technology*, I found that Apples stock price easily bends into a parabolic curve between momentum cycles. Introduction I have written frequently about Apple ( AAPL ) in the past but got bored of the stock last year, when it started act… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, March 7

via: CNBC at 2019-03-07 04:27:00:000

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A top analyst says Samsung's new iPhone rival is selling better than expected, even in China

via: CNBC at 2019-03-07 03:30:00:000

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President Trump calls Apple CEO 'Tim Apple' instead of Tim Cook

via: CNBC at 2019-03-06 13:28:00:000

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Health records giant Epic temporarily halts additions to its app store because of privacy concerns

via: CNBC at 2019-03-06 12:10:00:000

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DOJ holding tech forum to combat scams

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-06 12:08:34:000

U.S. Attorney General William Barr will hold a forum on Thursday with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ), and Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) execs to ask for help in preventing technical scams especially those targeting senior citizens. More news on: Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporatio… read more...

Apple adding 1,200 jobs in San Diego

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-06 10:53:51:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.5% ) will add 1,200 jobs over three years at the planned campus in San Diego, according to Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Apple VP Kristina Raspe,. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple is adding 1,200 employees in Qualcomm's backyard as their legal dispute wages on

via: CNBC at 2019-03-06 10:25:00:000

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Some advertisers are quitting Facebook, chiding the company's 'despicable business model'

via: CNBC at 2019-03-06 10:05:00:000

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Apple Releases 13th Annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-06 07:00:00:000

Milestones Achieved in Environmental Protection, Education Initiatives Expanded Appletoday released its 13th annual Supplier Responsibility Progress Report detailing how the company is expanding educational opportunities and protecting the planets resources. As of 20… read more...

How to play Apple and two other tech names on progress in US-China trade talks

via: CNBC at 2019-03-06 06:58:00:000

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Sony's $250 million bet on Michael Jackson's music could be threatened by HBO documentary

via: CNBC at 2019-03-06 06:22:00:000

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Your first trade for Tuesday, March 6

via: CNBC at 2019-03-06 04:40:00:000

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Silicon Valley just lost a friend with the exit of Gottlieb from the FDA

via: CNBC at 2019-03-05 13:05:00:000

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Apple: Have Things Turned Yet?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-05 09:48:51:000

Despite the major crash and quick rebound for Apple ( AAPL ) shares surrounding iPhone weakness in late 2018, the stock is pretty much flat during the last three months as the chart below shows, trailing the Nasdaq's gain over that time. While investors are looking for brighter skies in th… read more...

Apple led Q4 wearables sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-05 09:19:26:000

The global wearables market grew 31% in Q4 to 59.3M units, according to IDC data . More news on: Apple Inc., Fitbit, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Read more … read more...

Hedge-funder Dan Niles says he went short on Netflix shares 'very, very recently'

via: CNBC at 2019-03-05 06:14:00:000

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Apple: Value Depends On The Durability Of Brand In A Rapidly-Changing World

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-05 05:58:59:000

Introduction Most publicly available information about Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has been analyzed by thousands of individual stock pickers time and time again. Often it is not how much information you read, its how much relevant information you interpret. If investing was always as… read more...

Camera patents, Corning flexible glass could enhance iPhones

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-05 04:48:45:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) reportedly purchased the patent portfolio of defunct AI security camera company Lighthouse late last year. More news on: Apple Inc., Corning Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Your first trade for Tuesday, March 5

via: CNBC at 2019-03-05 04:29:00:000

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Apple's iPhone glass supplier says foldable phones should be ready in a few years

via: CNBC at 2019-03-05 04:24:00:000

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Apple transferring debt securities to Nasdaq

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-05 04:01:58:000

Yesterday after-market, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) announced plans to transferthe securities exchange listing for its Euro and Sterling denominated debt securities from the NYSE to the Nasdaq Bond Exchange. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Tesla, after cutting prices and closing stores, is no Apple, Barclays warns

via: CNBC at 2019-03-05 03:33:00:000

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Apple to Transfer Listing of Debt Securities to Nasdaq

via: Business Wire at 2019-03-04 11:47:00:000

Apple today announced its intention to transfer the securities exchangelistingfor its Euro and Sterling denominated debt securities listed below from the NewYork StockExchange to the Nasdaq Bond Exchange effective March 14, 2019 aftermarket close.The… read more...

UPRO Is Now Overbought. I'm Taking A Quarter Position Off The Table

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-04 11:44:37:000

The ProShares UltraPro S&P 500 ETF ( UPRO ) has rallied from 2018 lows in dramatic fashion, but is now getting overbought. According to various popular technical indicators used by traders, such as the RSI (Relative Strength Index) and MACD signals, UPRO looks to be in prime position for a… read more...

Automotive Industry Current And Long-Term Future Outlook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-04 05:42:03:000

Key long-term trends are underway in the automotive industry. There will be a major transformation over the next decade. Technology is significantly advancing for vehicles. Through the year 2030, we are likely to see an increasing amount of electric vehicles on the road. There is also likely… read more...

This hospital modeled itself after the Apple Store, lets mothers use gadgets to monitor pregnancies

via: CNBC at 2019-03-04 05:37:00:000

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Apple's software hiring shows Services push

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-04 04:34:27:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has more software than hardware jobs open for the first time since 2016, according to new Thinknum data . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Three options strategies for the week: March 4, 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-03-04 04:22:00:000

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Apple has more open software jobs than hardware jobs for the first time in years

via: CNBC at 2019-03-04 04:13:00:000

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Qualcomm launches new Apple patent challenge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-04 03:21:25:000

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) alleges in a San Diego federal court that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) violated three of its patents and asks for tens of millions of dollars in damages. More news on: Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc., Intel Corporation, Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move Read more … read more...

U.S.-China Trade Deal In Sight (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-04 02:31:23:000

Today's Top Stories: U.S.-China trade deal in sight; Trump says economy doing well despite Fed activity; and top Vale executives resign after mining accident. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTun… read more...

Apple's China Woes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-04 02:15:10:000

Over the last several months, various negative developments took center stage regarding Apple's ( AAPL ) ability to remain a high-growth company - particularly its reliance on growth in China. China was expected to be a big market for Apple, as it is for many consumer businesses looking to… read more...

The future of cable may be no TV at all, as one small company from Arizona shows

via: CNBC at 2019-03-03 05:43:00:000

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If you're shopping for a new iPad, there are a couple of models you should skip right now

via: CNBC at 2019-03-03 04:27:00:000

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Cramer Remix: This stock was left for dead - Now it has my blessing

via: CNBC at 2019-03-01 15:29:00:000

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Lyft has more employees than did Facebook, Google or Dropbox when they were prepping to go public

via: CNBC at 2019-03-01 10:49:00:000

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Intel Has A Marvelous Tailwind From Foveros

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-01 05:45:07:000

The thesis of this article is that Intel ( INTC ) is innovating fast enough to protect its dominant position in server and desktop processor. Intel is a buy-and-hold forever investment because of its patented innovations in x86 processor design. I am an Adobe ( ADBE ) creative professional a… read more...

Berkshire's Biggest Risks Are Hard To Analyze: Buffett Needs To Be On Top Of His Game

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-01 04:31:58:000

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." - attributed to baseball player Yogi Berra, movie maker Sam Goldwyn, and physicist Niels Bohr - but likely bas… read more...

Your first trade for Friday, March 1

via: CNBC at 2019-03-01 04:09:00:000

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Retail Sales Week Comes To An End (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-01 02:37:45:000

Today's Top Stories: Retail earnings week comes to an end; US futures up as S&P nears major inflection point; and big news from Tesla. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeki… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Retail Earnings Week Comes To An End

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-01 02:02:13:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). As consumers change rapidly on every facet, investors this week focused on retailers as Q4 results pour… read more...

A Winning Tech Investing Formula With Elazar Advisors (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-01 02:00:00:000

By Jonathan Liss Having earned his stripes working for top Wall Street like S.A.C. Capital (founded and run by Steve Cohen) and Morgan Stanley American Opportunities Fund, Chaim Siegel, aka Elazar Advisors , is intimately familiar with the intricacies of building out earnings models…. read more...

Apple investors tune in to annual meeting

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-28 22:37:02:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL )annual shareholders' meeting will kick off at 9 a.m. PT at its Cupertino headquarters, providing investors with updates on the companys performance and plans for the next 12 months. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, … read more...

Stocks To Buy: How Do We Know? About Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-28 18:17:25:000

But in this era, we are overwhelmed with information TMI. Too Much Information. Dammed internet; Wiki-ed infoheap! How to handle it all? Artificially? Get computers to do it? "A.I."? What could possibly go wrong .. go wtong..gq wxong..go. . . Instead of having machines pump out "artifi… read more...

Use these hidden Siri tips to do even more with your iPhone and iPad

via: CNBC at 2019-02-28 12:26:00:000

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Tech earnings were ugly Wednesday night and the companies that reported are getting crushed

via: CNBC at 2019-02-28 11:25:00:000

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Apple Watch took 51% of Q4 smartwatch market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-28 09:52:45:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Watch represented half of the 18M global smartwatch shipments in Q4, according to Strategy Analytics data. More news on: Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, February 28

via: CNBC at 2019-02-28 09:12:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: JC Penney, Square, Tesla, L Brands & more

via: CNBC at 2019-02-28 07:58:00:000

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Latest GDP Reading In Focus (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-28 07:36:59:000

Today's Top Stories: Latest GDP reading in focus; South Korean futures and currency down after nuke talks collapse; and Starbucks rival Luckin Coffee setting up for U.S. IPO. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following pl… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Latest GDP Reading In Focus

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-28 07:02:36:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on Seeking Alpha , iTunes , Stitcher and Spotify (click the highlighted links). Wall Street is pointing to modest declines, with U.S. stock index futures down 0.3% , amid shaky trade… read more...

Apple: No Growth - No Upside?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 20:23:00:000

Background Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is experiencing a weakening demand in its products. This is evident from the latest quarterly report , and the fact that the company stopped reporting the iPhone units sold. It seems that the company is reshaping its growth strategy. The previous trend … read more...

Fitbit shares plunge on weak first-quarter guidance

via: CNBC at 2019-02-27 16:38:00:000

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Tesla Self-Driving: Now What?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 15:35:02:000

This Tesla could be testing a semblance of self-driving. But the California DMV wouldn't know it. Ive long stated that Tesla ( TSLA ) faced a difficult road to come good on its self-driving promises ( I , II , III , IV ). Its to be reminded that Tesla started selling c… read more...

Apple's Transformation Is Underway

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 13:38:58:000

Investment Thesis Since trading at a 20-month low of $142 to start the year, Apple ( AAPL ) has gained 18% back to their early December 2018 levels. We picked up some stock around the $154 levels, but still feel the stock is trading at an attractive level. The days of strong iPhone growth ar… read more...

Apple: Don't Pull The Trigger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 13:01:45:000

Apple ( AAPL ) is trying to coax more customers to upgrade as the new models have received lower enthusiasm from its user base. Bloomberg has reported that the company has asked retail employees to promote the new iPhones using methods not seen before. We have already seen … read more...

Samsung has an amazing new Galaxy phone, but it's facing the same problems as the iPhone

via: CNBC at 2019-02-27 13:01:00:000

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Amazon reportedly pulls plans to expand into new Seattle skyscraper after scrapping NYC headquarters

via: CNBC at 2019-02-27 12:53:00:000

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Can Apple Exist Beyond The iPhone?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 12:30:40:000

Recent news about massive shifts going on in Apple's ( AAPL ) headquarters suggests they are preparing for life after the iPhone, shifting personnel around to boost their services and other offerings. This begs the question - can they survive without the iPhone? After all, it's the iPhone'… read more...

Chip stocks fall, China-sensitive stocks weaken as US trade rep says he wants a strong trade deal

via: CNBC at 2019-02-27 11:13:00:000

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Going Public, Summary Of 2018 And Strategy Going Forward

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 10:26:34:000

It's been 4 months since I've written any blog post, but once you read through this post, you will understand everything. 2018 was one hell of a ride, for investors, but also for me personally. Let's kick it off by explaining why I went public after blogging anonymously for more than two year… read more...

One Stock To Rule Them All: Boeing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 10:16:07:000

One stock to rule them all , one stock to find them , one stock to bring them all and in the darkness bind them . I realize that it is a very crude play on a famous quote from Lord of the Rings, but I find the analogy to be an interesting way to ponder the current state of the markets… read more...

Tesla And Netflix Bonds Are Likely A Smarter Bet Than Their Shares

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 12:29:14:000

Those who regularly read my articles know that my investment philosophy revolves around exploiting the constraints and biases of the investing public. This article will focus on another anomaly you can exploit as part of your investing process. Using a company's capital structure to make inves… read more...

This ridiculously large phone is almost all battery and lasts 50 days on standby

via: CNBC at 2019-02-26 11:56:00:000

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Apple Music coming soon to Google Home

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 09:53:15:000

Apple ( AAPL +0.4% ) Music is heading for Google's ( GOOG -0.6% )( GOOGL -0.7% ) Home speakers soon since a Music sign-in option appeared in the Home app this week. More news on: Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Your first trade for Tuesday, February 26

via: CNBC at 2019-02-26 09:43:00:000

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More cracks in Apple's walled garden: Apple Music appears ready to launch on Google speakers

via: CNBC at 2019-02-26 09:11:00:000

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Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 09:10:29:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to David Teppers 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Appaloosa Managements regulatory 13F Form filed on 02/14/2019. Please visit our Tracking David Teppers Appaloosa … read more...

Apple considers sleep-tracking feature for Watch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 09:03:53:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) plans to add a sleep-tracking feature to future Watch models, according to Bloomberg sources. More news on: Apple Inc., Fitbit, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move Read more … read more...

More than 50% of people use voice assistants to 'ask fun questions.' Here's what else they do

via: CNBC at 2019-02-26 09:00:00:000

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Spotify -1.3% as U.S. mulls music licensing change

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 07:41:51:000

WSJ sources say U.S. Justice Department officials are considering overhauling two longstanding music licensing rules opponents say unfairly disadvantage artists and limit the ability of publishers to create own deals. More news on: Spotify, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the mo… read more...

Facebook bans UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson over hate speech

via: CNBC at 2019-02-26 07:39:00:000

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Apple: Stress-Valuation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-25 15:33:01:000

I suggest making a stress-valuation of Apple's ( AAPL ) fundamental price using DCF modeling. In other words, let's model how much Apple can cost with fairly tough forecast key parameters for the next 10 years. Let's start with the revenue. I do not want to set your teeth on edge, but I ha… read more...

Apple's Highest-Ever EPS Shows A New Trend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-25 15:16:04:000

Apple ( AAPL ) has been able to show record-breaking EPS in the recent quarter. This allowed the company to allay some of the concerns of Wall Street. The stock has also seen a reasonable jump post-earnings. However, the company reported a substantial decline in operating income. The operating… read more...

The diversity challenge facing tech

via: CNBC at 2019-02-25 14:37:00:000

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Supreme Court seems reluctant to extend First Amendment protections to social media users

via: CNBC at 2019-02-25 14:34:00:000

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Warren Buffett likes stocks, sees no value in bitcoin and admits he messed up with Kraft

via: CNBC at 2019-02-25 13:59:00:000

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Trump's policies on student and work visas are pushing legal immigrants to Canada

via: CNBC at 2019-02-25 13:18:00:000

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Apple should copy this awesome Galaxy S10 feature for new iPhones and AirPods

via: CNBC at 2019-02-25 13:12:00:000

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Warren Buffett says if you invested $10,000 in the S&P 500 in 1942, you'd have $51 million today

via: CNBC at 2019-02-25 11:27:00:000

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Three options strategies for the week: February 25, 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-02-25 10:57:00:000

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Goldman says the US economy has 'sharply decelerated' but these stocks can still do well

via: CNBC at 2019-02-25 09:48:00:000

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Samsung is closer to measuring blood pressure with a smartwatch, but it's not quite the holy grail

via: CNBC at 2019-02-24 15:58:00:000

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Review: The 2019 Lincoln Navigator Black Label is a brilliant return to American luxury roots

via: CNBC at 2019-02-24 13:00:00:000

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Food For Thought (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-24 07:43:25:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday (you c… read more...

Apple employees read the letters customers send to Tim Cook, and sometimes they inspire action

via: CNBC at 2019-02-23 13:21:00:000

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Here are the stocks Warren Buffett says he's betting on for the long run

via: CNBC at 2019-02-23 09:40:00:000

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Stocks To Watch: Food For Thought

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-23 09:22:23:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Once again U.S.-China trade talks will be watched closely as reports filter in on a… read more...

19 Opportunities In Electronic Technology, The Future Of Everything: Part 7

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-23 06:20:32:000

Introduction I feel compelled to reiterate the purpose of this series of articles. Although I am attempting to identify attractively valued stocks in each sector presented by FactSet Research Systems, Inc., I am not simultaneously recommending them as attractive or proper investment choice… read more...

Intel's 5G modem chips coming in 2020

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-22 14:54:44:000

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ) says its 5G modem chips won't appear in phones until 2020. More news on: Intel Corporation, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move Read more … read more...

Mark Cuban, Scott Galloway, Mike Rowe all agree 'following your passion' is totally bogus advice

via: CNBC at 2019-02-22 14:00:00:000

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Berkshire Hathaway Is Consuming A Very Bitter Ketchup From Kraft Heinz

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-22 12:18:40:000

Introduction It was only 2.5 months ago that I was looking at Berkshire Hathaway's ( BRK.A ) ( BRK.B ) stock portfolio, wondering out loud: " Are Warren Buffett & Co. Losing Their Midas Touch? ". Back then, the main reason was Apple (AAPL), which BRK has held a stake of circa 22% out o… read more...

Facebook reportedly gets deeply personal info, such as ovulation times, from some apps

via: CNBC at 2019-02-22 12:14:00:000

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Broadcom Vs. Skyworks: Momentum Vs. Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-22 11:41:47:000

This article is in response to a request. A subscriber asked about which of these two similar semiconductor stocks I would prefer: Broadcom ( AVGO ) or Skyworks Solutions ( SWKS ). Both run similar businesses and are large suppliers for Apple ( AAPL ). Sentiment Let's look at this more i… read more...

Roku shares are soaring on earnings beat and strong streaming growth

via: CNBC at 2019-02-22 10:14:00:000

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Your first trade for Friday, February 22

via: CNBC at 2019-02-22 09:14:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: AutoNation, Wayfair, Citigroup, Ford & more

via: CNBC at 2019-02-22 07:55:00:000

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What to watch for in Warren Buffett's annual shareholder letter this week

via: CNBC at 2019-02-22 06:50:00:000

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Top 10 S&P 500 Stocks: How Does Forward Earnings Growth Look?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-22 03:44:22:000

If readers can get on your cheaters and look at the attached spreadsheet, you'll see the expected 2019 EPS growth for both the top 10 weights in the S&P 500 and the Top 10 Financial stocks in the S&P 500. All but Apple ([[AAPL]]) and Exxon ([[XOM]]) and are expected to show positive … read more...

Dropbox drops sharply after guidance disappoints

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 16:41:00:000

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This is the year Apple will finally do a big acquisition, predicts analyst Dan Ives

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 16:05:00:000

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How this 18-year-old became the youngest junior partner ever at one global investment firm

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 15:05:00:000

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Alphabet: The Market Is Wrong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 14:11:58:000

Alphabet ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) continues to struggle in the market rebound as the stock is being left behind by the other tech giants. Now, the company is facing a plethora of negative headlines hitting the stock again. Absent a lasting problem beyond the headlines, Alphabet remains an incredib… read more...

Apple Now On iPhone Watch

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 13:21:00:000

Technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) annually launches its newest set of smartphones each fall. Last year, while the company's phones were rather nice, high pricing and the China / US trade war hurt unit sales quite a bit. As 2019 gets close to finishing its second month, competitor Samsung ( SSNLF… read more...

Elon Musk On Tesla's Autonomous Tech: Our Data Advantage Is Hard To Overcome

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 12:21:42:000

Tesla's ( TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk talked to Ark Invest founder Catherine D. Wood and Ark Invest analyst Tasha Keeney. Ark Invest is an important Tesla investor although it appears they've recently sold some shares. They are known for their $4,000+ price target on Tesla. On newswires , it appears… read more...

Apple offers interest-free iPhone loans in China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-21 10:17:54:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is offering interest-free loans for Chinese customers balking at high iPhone prices. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple and Goldman employees will be the first users of a new iPhone-linked credit card

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 10:03:00:000

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Your first trade for Friday, August 31

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 09:31:00:000

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The iPhone is too expensive for Chinese customers, so Apple is offering them interest-free loans

via: CNBC at 2019-02-21 09:11:00:000

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Samsung is making the same mistakes as Apple did with its new phones

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 18:12:00:000

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Apple has been dethroned as most innovative company - here are the top 10, from Fast Company

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 16:20:00:000

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Samsung launches new smartwatch, fitness tracker

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 15:56:45:000

Samsung's ( OTC:SSNNF , OTC:SSNLF ) S10/Fold launch event also includes two new wearable s other than the AirPod-competing Galaxy Buds: More news on: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Samsung takes on Apple with Galaxy Buds

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 15:12:13:000

Samsung ( OTC:SSNNF , OTC:SSNLF ) introduces the Galaxy Buds, true wireless headphones meant to compete with Apple's ( AAPL +0.8% ) AirPods. More news on: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news Read more … read more...

Samsung just announced four pricey new Galaxy phones to take on the iPhone

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 14:30:00:000

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Spotify Struggles To Become Netflix Of Audio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 11:56:14:000

In 2018, investors cheered when Spotify ( SPOT ) went public that they pushed its stock price to an all-time high of $196. The enthusiasm faded and the stock priced declined to an all-time low of $106. This year, the stock has gained by more than 30% despite weak Q4 earnings . The company rem… read more...

Apple's Buyback Bonanza Is A Key For Future Total Returns

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 11:39:37:000

Apple: Shareholder returns are a key factor for the total returns that shareholders will be able to generate Many tech companies are growth-focused, which means that the majority, or in some cases, all of the cash flows that the company generates, are reinvested into the business, in order… read more...

Tesla is going to be the next Amazon, says a major shareholder with a $4,000 per share target

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 10:50:00:000

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Your first trade for Wednesday, February 20

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 09:20:00:000

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Tesla is fairly priced to get bought by a tech giant like Apple, fund manager says

via: CNBC at 2019-02-20 08:33:00:000

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The iPhone's Declining Competitiveness Will Lead To More Revenue Declines For Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 16:16:53:000

Its fair to say that Apples ( AAPL ) stock price has gone through some turbulence in recent months. At one point in early October, the stock reached an all-time high of $233, at that point a roughly 35 percent gain for the year. The stock then began to decline, but the real d… read more...

Apple's Q4 HomePod shipments grew 45%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 15:08:49:000

Global smart speaker sales reached 86.2M in 2018 after Q4 shipments gained 95% to 38.5M units, according to a new Strategy Analytics report . More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Tech stocks news Read more … read more...

Qualcomm argues against Apple's patent workaround

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 14:38:37:000

Qualcomm ( QCOM +0.8% ) says in a filing that Apple's ( AAPL +0.3% ) OS redesign around a QCOM patent undermines its argument that the U.S. International Trade Commission shouldn't ban iPhone imports. More news on: Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc., Intel Corporation, Tech stocks news, R… read more...

Amazon isn't killing Walmart online

via: CNBC at 2019-02-19 12:36:00:000

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Three options strategies for the week: February 19, 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-02-19 10:59:00:000

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Apple Moves

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 09:57:58:000

Apple, In. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has made some executive moves over the past several months that are just being interpreted as a sign the company in moving into the future. Concern has recently been expressed about how iPhone and how sales of Apple's major revenue generator have experiencing some… read more...

Berkshire Hathaway Q4 Earnings, Q4 And Current Book Value Estimates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 09:35:25:000

Now that Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A ) ( BRK.B ) has released its 13F Form for Q4, we have a better idea of what the quarter will look like. Berkshire Hathaway only added ~$1 billion in net stock exposure in Q4, far less than many believed would happen after the sharp selloff in December. Of … read more...

Facebook wants to make a new virtual assistant that's smarter than Siri or Alexa, report says

via: CNBC at 2019-02-19 09:23:00:000

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Apple: Stuck In The Mud

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 09:05:22:000

Apple Is An iPhone Business I have written on this specific issue in the past. No matter how you spin it, Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) business is built off the iPhone. 59% of their total revenue came from the iPhone. Sales of the iPhone dictate the trajectory of the business. We can talk all day… read more...

What Are The Highest Quality Dividend Growth Stocks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-19 07:02:27:000

About a year ago, I was surprised when I published an article on high-quality dividend growth stocks, and it went on to receive the most page views of anything I have ever published on Seeking Alpha. This is a new version of that article. Many dividend growth investors try to stick to re… read more...

Total USD Portfolio Review - January 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 16:50:11:000

Background People love to have new things to start the new year. As the new initiative in 2019, I start to write reviews of my portfolios on a monthly basis. This can be regarded as the "upgrade" to my previous quarterly reviews, such as: 2018 Q4 Non-Taxable Portfolio Update My Quarte… read more...

Apple preps for life after iPhone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 14:57:24:000

via Tripp Mickle at the WSJ More news on: Apple Inc., Top stock market news, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

The Momentum Investor For The Week Of February 11-15

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 14:15:09:000

Investment thesis: while the general economic backdrop remains positive, investors should be aware of weakness in the leading and now coincidental indicators. The broader markets are still rallying. Although the health care sector is underperforming the SPY, the XLV ETF broke through resista… read more...

Apple & Oranges - Not All Leaders Are Alike

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:18:10:000

Background By now, all investors are clear that sales of Apple ( AAPL ) iPhones dropped 15% during the holiday quarter and the company said it expected sales to continue to struggle in the coming months, as Apple expects earnings per share to drop by as much as 22%. Luca Maestri, Apple c… read more...

Berkshire's Revealing 13F: Buffett Didn't Buy The Dip - Didn't Add To Apple, Sold Oracle, Bought Banks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 13:07:43:000

Gregory (Scotland Yard Inspector): "Is there any other point to which you would wish to call my attention?" Holmes: "To the unusual incident of the dog in the night-time." Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time." Holmes: "That was the curious incident." "Silver Blaze," by Sir … read more...

Top Apple analyst Kuo outlines the new products he thinks Apple will launch this year

via: CNBC at 2019-02-18 09:24:00:000

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RiverPark Large Growth Fund Fourth Quarter 2018 Performance Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 09:15:00:000

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How To Retire: Kill The TV

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 07:00:00:000

100% of our revenue from this article in the first month will be donated to a charity . In February, we will be supporting 2 Blondes All Breed Rescue. Many people are eagerly awaiting retirement. Unfortunately, far fewer retirees are actually planning for it. A shocking percentage of peop… read more...

Tracking Lou Simpson's SQ Advisors Portfolio - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-18 05:15:03:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Lou Simpsons 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Simpsons regulatory 13F Form filed on 02/14/2019. Please visit our Tracking Lou Simpsons SQL Advisors Portfolio s… read more...

Here's why Apple is cutting iPhone prices in China

via: CNBC at 2019-02-17 23:35:00:000

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As Uber, Slack, And Airbnb Prepare For IPOs, Investors Should Compare These Firms To...Whom?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-17 16:50:04:000

Tech firms like Facebook ( FB ), Google ( GOOG ), Apple ( AAPL ), and Amazon ( AMZN ) defy easy classification because they operate or impact so many different industries. So when a company like Uber (PRIVATE: UBER ), Lyft (PRIVATE: LYFT ), or Airbnb (PRIVATE:AIRBNB) goes public, how sho… read more...

Aging Americans are a big market for tech investors, who also want to track their parents

via: CNBC at 2019-02-17 16:00:00:000

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Apple and Amazon could be the next to disrupt ETFs

via: CNBC at 2019-02-17 10:35:00:000

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Apple hires an ex-Microsoft exec to revamp its smart home business, and catch up to Google, Amazon

via: CNBC at 2019-02-16 16:09:00:000

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I was spending $132 a month on digital subscriptions - here's how I cut it back

via: CNBC at 2019-02-16 12:41:00:000

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Controversy, dissent and baggage are good for your stock portfolio

via: CNBC at 2019-02-16 12:02:00:000

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How To Get High Growth With Half The Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-16 09:00:00:000

A vast majority of our articles are based on conservative or income-oriented strategies mostly focused on retirees, near-retirees, or folks who are within 10-20 years of their retirement. This article is a bit of an outlier and focused on investing in fast-growing companies. However, rather th… read more...

Johnson & Johnson CEO on Apple Watch collaboration: 'Ultimately, we're going to save lives'

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 18:26:00:000

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Why Apple's Bruising Won't Hurt Emerging Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 18:06:34:000

Apple (AAPL) lowered its revenue forecast based on a downturn in sales of iPhones in China. We believe that at least part of this downturn is due to the Chinese consumer's preference for lower-priced smartphones. Additionally, we believe that these same dynamics are affecting the smartphone ma… read more...

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner: We would never sell to Apple

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 14:33:00:000

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Amazon: The Most Undervalued Company Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 12:16:34:000

Today, I offer a comparable valuation of Amazon ( AMZN ) relative to the companies from the FAAMG (Facebook ( FB ), Apple ( AAPL ), Alibaba ( BABA ), Microsoft ( MSFT ), and Alphabet/Google ( GOOGL ) ( GOOG )) list through multiples. I provided something similar for Apple the other day, and … read more...

Walmart 'holding its own' against Amazon ahead of earnings report

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 11:17:00:000

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Berkshire's Apple trim wasn't Buffett

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 10:15:42:000

Berkshire Hathaway trimmed its Apple ( AAPL -0.2% ) stake by about 1% by the end of December but Warren Buffett wasn't involved in the sale. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

3 Computer Hardware Ideas: Hard To Beat Apple's Appeal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 09:44:49:000

Image Source: Vittorio Giovara By Valuentum Analysts Introduction The computer hardware space, which spans the personal computer to the iPhone and iPad, is highly competitive. The industry is characterized by frequent product introductions and rapid technological advances that can ca… read more...

Digital Turbine: A Mobile Advertising Platform Play

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 09:37:15:000

Digital Turbine ( APPS ) runs a mobile app advertising platform called Ignite. Ignite is a patent pending mobile application platform that brings together mobile carriers, app developers, and handset manufacturers (Android carriers, not iPhone) onto one platform, enabling app developers like N… read more...

Apple reportedly bought an AI marketing start-up as it looks for opportunities beyond the iPhone

via: CNBC at 2019-02-15 08:45:00:000

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Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-15 08:18:58:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) (BRK.B) 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Warren Buffett's regulatory 13F Form filed on 02/14/2019. Please visit our Tracking 10 Years Of Berkshire H… read more...

Buffett's Berkshire takes stake in Red Hat, reduces Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 17:32:41:000

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B, BRK.A) took a new stake in software maker Red Hat (NYSE: RHT ) and reduced its holdings in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) by the end of December, according to its 13F filings. More news on: Berkshire Hathaway B, Red Hat, Inc., Apple Inc., Financial stoc… read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Nvidia, Truecar, CBS and more

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 17:18:00:000

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CBS reaches its 8 million streaming subscribers goal two years early

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 16:40:00:000

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Buffett's Berkshire reports new stake in Canada's Suncor, shares spike

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 16:16:00:000

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S&P 500 Resolves To The Upside - But Not For Long

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 15:05:33:000

The S&P 500 broke over the high made on February 5 th this week on continued technical divergences, decreasing volume, and declining advancing issues. This last Sunday I wrote: First, keep in mind that B-waves and 4 th waves are the most difficult market action to trade, and for many g… read more...

Can Google Eat Apple's Lunch?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 13:31:15:000

It was more than two years ago when Google ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) launched its first Pixel smartphone. At the time, I was not concerned about this new device being a true competitor to Apple ( AAPL ), and since then I've basically been proven right. On Wednesday, a new report came out talking ab… read more...

Cirrus Logic's Quandary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 10:50:03:000

It's fabulous to win new business; it's a quandary when at the same time a major part of one's primary business unexpectedly falters. Cirrus' ( CRUS ) conservative approach will likely pay its long-term investors massive returns for the patient. It is clear from the results reported on Janua… read more...

How To Potentially Earn A 35% Dividend Yield On Twitter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 10:20:55:000

Background As previously mentioned, we're holding a long position in Twitter ( TWTR ). We bought the stock on 7/20/2017 for $20/share (marked A on the below chart). Furthermore, on 6/4/2018 we sold TWTR 01/18/2019 40.00 CALL for $3.95 (marked B on the below chart), and on 7/30/20… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, February 14

via: CNBC at 2019-02-14 09:19:00:000

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Dividend Cut, What Do I Do?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-14 08:52:41:000

A dividend cut is the worst things that could happen to a dividend investor. Sometimes, management decides to break their promise and fails their shareholders by slashing their dividend payment. When such an event happens, we are left with a big hole in our portfolio. A dividend cut is not onl… read more...

Cramer's lightning round: These are the two pot stocks I'm recommending

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 18:51:00:000

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There's a looming threat for the stock market and it has nothing to do with China, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 18:11:00:000

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Apple's big services push will reportedly kick off with a March 25 event

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 17:10:00:000

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MTUM: The Momentum ETF Just Changed Again, Is It An Improvement?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 16:36:24:000

Rebalancing within an ETF is a pretty boring and fairly unremarkable process that occurs regularly without fanfare. One ETF for which the rebalance process does attract attention is the iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF ( MTUM ) . Twice a year, in May and November, it reconstitutes it… read more...

Apple: Comparable Valuation That Will Surprise You

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 16:23:01:000

Showing no emotions, let us compare Apple ( AAPL ) with the companies from the FAAAMG (Facebook ( FB ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Alibaba ( BABA ), Microsoft ( MSFT ) and Alphabet/Google ( GOOGL ) (GOOG)) list through multiples… I believe that a direct comparison of multiples does not give a correc... read more...

Apple streaming service arriving without HBO, Netflix?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 14:06:21:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) plans to launch its video streaming service in April or early May, but Netflix ( NFLX -1% ) won't be there and HBO might not join, according to CNBC sources. More news on: Apple Inc., Netflix, Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Apple increased autonomous testing in 2018 (update)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 13:56:58:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) increased its testing of self-driving cars last year with tens of thousands of miles logged compared to the hundreds of miles in 2017, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles data. More news on: Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, … read more...

Apple is targeting April to launch its new video service: Netflix not included, HBO in doubt

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 13:53:00:000

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Google will spend $13 billion on U.S. real estate in 2019, expanding into Nevada, Ohio and Texas

via: CNBC at 2019-02-13 13:00:00:000

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SEC sues former Apple exec for insider trading

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-13 12:21:47:000

The SEC files an insider trading lawsuit against former Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) lawyer Gene Levoff. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Apple: The 4 Biggest Risks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 17:48:27:000

We are still getting a ton of earnings reports in the market this week, but we're just a few days away from being halfway through calendar Q1. While Apple ( AAPL ) shares have rebounded nicely from their recent lows, the last few months have not been great for Apple as a business. Between a ma… read more...

Apple is getting so serious about health, it's started hosting heart-health events at Apple Stores

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 16:05:00:000

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You can now ask Siri to get you directions with Waze so you don't even have to open the app

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 15:31:00:000

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Apple is reportedly planning a subscription news service and wants to keep half the revenue

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 14:56:00:000

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Publishers balk at Apple news service terms - WSJ

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 14:55:00:000

Publishers are resisting Apple's ( AAPL +0.7% ) subscription news service and the tech giant's plan to keep about 50% of subscription revenue, according to WSJ sources . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Top 5 Tech Stocks To Match My Top 5 Tech Trends For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 12:56:01:000

This article was first published on Trend Investing on December 11, 2018; therefore all data is as of that date. For some background it is best to read my related article first: December 2, 2018 - Top 5 Tech Trends For 2019 In 2019, most flagship android phones will have Qualcomm… read more...

Goldman warns Apple is too dependent on Google for services revenue, and will need a 'Prime' bundle

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 12:17:00:000

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Here's a blueprint for investors trading the different China-US trade war outcomes

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 10:39:00:000

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US iPhone users spent big on apps

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-12 10:09:59:000

U.S. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone users spent an average of $79 apps in 2018, up 36% Y/Y, according to a new Sensor Tower report via TechCrunch . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Your first trade for Tuesday, February 12

via: CNBC at 2019-02-12 09:23:00:000

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Apple: Valentine's (Margin) Crush

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 18:43:57:000

The biggest risk to my bullish Apple ( AAPL ) investment thesis now is whether the long-term growth story with Services are at risk due to weak iPhone sales. The actual generation of higher corporate margins due to the Services division promises to occur this year as long as the revenue eq… read more...

Cramer: This earnings period revealed 'brutal truths' about US-China trade

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 18:11:00:000

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Apple: More Earnings Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 17:57:37:000

We wrote we were below the Street ahead of Apple's ( AAPL ) recent pre-announcement which hit the stock. Using the same method, we're still below the Street for earnings. Margins Are The Issue We'll get into revenues in a little bit, but margins are the new issue. The company said th… read more...

Amazon is acquiring home Wi-Fi start-up Eero

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 16:56:00:000

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Apple's Next Big Thing Could Be An iPhone Bundle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 16:41:43:000

The question investors keep asking is what can Apple (AAPL) do to regain investor confidence? Those writing articles about the company don't seem to be able to agree on whether the past earnings report was a positive or a negative. If we look at some comments from the company's conference ca… read more...

Apple works around Qualcomm patent

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 15:58:05:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.6% ) says in a filing that it has changed its newest version of iOS to remove the power-saving feature an ITC judge said infringes on a Qualcomm patent ( QCOM +1% ). More news on: Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Paul Tudor Jones says 'mania' in share buybacks threatens to have 'social consequences'

via: CNBC at 2019-02-11 15:22:00:000

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Best Odds Of Good Capital Gain In Next 3 Months

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 12:42:46:000

You are, or should be, an odds-player And you need a good source of odds-ranking. The Daily Racing Form wont do it. Stock price handicappers are much more likely to be that source than the Wall Street Journal or Investors Daily. But the handicappers dont publish anythin… read more...

Apple Services: The Future Growth And Revenue Machine

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 12:32:03:000

At the beginning of 2017, Apple ( AAPL ) set out with the goal of doubling their Services revenue of FY2016 by FY2020. They are on track to achieve that goal. This quarter, the company's Services margins were disclosed for the first time coming in at 62.8%. If the company hits its Services g… read more...

Apple offers iPhone health records to veterans

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 11:29:53:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.4% ) announces working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to make the Health Records on iPhone feature available for veterans. More news on: Apple Inc., Read more … read more...

Podcast: Apple, 5G Vs. WiFi, Digital Privacy, Spotify

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-10 08:21:18:000

This week's Tech.pinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob O'Donnell analyzing some of this week's Apple (AAPL) news, debating the future of connectivity with embedded LTE or 5G vs. WiFi, discussing some news and ideas around digital privacy, and chatting about some recent development… read more...

Google's top policy chief calls for 'common rules of the road' globally for tech regulation

via: CNBC at 2019-02-10 06:20:00:000

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Prepare For The Prescription Drug Price Battle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-09 10:30:00:000

Beware Falling Drug Prices After this week it's clear investors in pharma companies must contend with increasing political heat over drug pricing. Though drug prices have been a key talking point for President Trump since the 2016 campaign, newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez ("AOC")… read more...

Arianna Huffington on the next big thing in tech: Disconnecting from it

via: CNBC at 2019-02-09 09:00:00:000

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Go inside the factory that makes the iPhone's Gorilla Glass

via: CNBC at 2019-02-09 09:00:00:000

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Apple: Don't Stop Believin'

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-09 06:32:51:000

Apple ( AAPL ) is on sale. But should you be a buyer? As the leaves turned this fall (maybe not in Silicon Valley), Apple investors went from mania to panic. The stock plunged from its all-time high north of $230 per share to under $150. Meanwhile, the company booked billions of dollars in p… read more...

Apple Is Proving The Naysayers Wrong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 17:10:26:000

Apple ( AAPL ) shares have been on an absolute roller coaster over the last year or so. This time last year, AAPL shares were trading for $155 or so. Then, they skyrocketed up to all-time highs, breaking through the $1 trillion market cap threshold, topping out at $233/share late last year. Th… read more...

Fitbit has a new health tracker, but you can only get it through your employer or insurer

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 16:32:00:000

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People are holding on to iPhones a lot longer, spelling trouble for Apple, says analyst

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 13:13:00:000

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Silicon Valley start-up investors haven't been this pessimistic since the financial crisis

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 12:58:00:000

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Second Qualcomm-Apple ITC decision rescheduled

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 11:50:53:000

TheU.S. International Trade Commission will decide on the second Qualcomm ( QCOM -1.2% ) and Apple ( AAPL -0.4% ) patent case on July 26 after the original January 22 date was delayed by the partial government shutdown. More news on: Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc. Read more …. read more...

Your first trade for Friday, February 8

via: CNBC at 2019-02-08 09:42:00:000

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Hedging Your Way To Alpha With Rick Pendergraft (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-08 07:00:06:000

by Jonathan Liss I was particularly excited to sit down with long-time Seeking Alpha contributor Rick Pendergraft this past Wednesday (1/30). As one of Seeking Alpha's earliest contributors - Rick first started contributing to the site in April of 2007 - I had been following his work… read more...

Apple threatens to remove iPhone apps caught recording user activity without consent

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 19:49:00:000

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Apple recently hired a prominent obstetrician, signaling interest in women's health

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 16:23:00:000

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More bad news: Street sees Q1 profits declining and full-year growth rates cut in half

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 15:41:00:000

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Apple reorganization suggests modem chips - Reuters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 15:25:25:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has moved its modem chip engineering unit from its supply chain unit to the in-house hardware technology group, according to Reuters sources . More news on: Apple Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Intel Corporation Read more … read more...

Apple fixed FaceTime eavesdropping bug, will pay reward to 14-year-old who found it

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 13:09:00:000

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Apple Faces New Challenges In App Store

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 10:00:50:000

In the past few months, there were strong warning signs that some of the biggest apps would be moving their payments outside Apple's ( AAPL ) App Store. Netflix (NFLX) had started experimenting with the alternative payment option in smaller markets in September. Netflix finally pulled the plug… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, February 7

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 09:19:00:000

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My Dividend Growth Portfolio Update: 32 Holdings, 3 Buys, 1 Sale

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 07:39:42:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly update for my dividend growth portfolio. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(k) plan. The goal of my portfolio is to gener… read more...

Why liberal billionaire Warren Buffett is not likely to be a big fan of the war on stock buybacks

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 07:30:00:000

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After markets go from one extreme to another, one technician sees an 'inflection point'

via: CNBC at 2019-02-07 07:09:00:000

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Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio: January Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-07 00:16:23:000

Now that January is in the books, its time for my monthly portfolio review. January was a great month for the market, yet a relatively tame month for my management. It seemed like I was buying stock left and right during December. This behavior followed through into early January, but … read more...

Here's how 4 beaten-down stocks managed to stabilize the market: Jim Cramer

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 18:45:00:000

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Here are the 5 biggest beneficiaries of the 5G rollout: Jim Cramer

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 18:36:00:000

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15 Stocks That Hit Buffett's Profitability Hurdle

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 16:12:33:000

The concept of corporate earnings seems pretty straightforward. Sales are reduced by the costs of goods sold to determine a companys gross margin and to see how profitable its product line is. From that number all other general and administrative expenses are deducted to determine the … read more...

Apple is once again the most valuable public company in the world

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 16:05:00:000

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Watches falling out of favor, Capri CEO says, sending shares of Fossil, Movado lower

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 14:10:00:000

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Why virtual career fairs are one of the easiest ways to land a top tech job

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 13:44:00:000

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Earnings forecasts are very negative but here's why it's not all bad

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 13:12:00:000

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Full transcript: Spotify CEO Daniel Ek discusses podcasts and competing with tech giants

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 13:01:00:000

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Cook says Apple will "elevate" retail experience

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-06 11:49:55:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) CEO Tim Cook tells employees the company will "elevate our in-store and online experiences" following the departure announcement for retail head Angela Ahrendts. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Your first trade for Wednesday, February 6

via: CNBC at 2019-02-06 09:23:00:000

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Cramer: Why companies like Alphabet get 'little to no credit' for their massive cash piles

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 18:24:00:000

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Cramer: You can make a ton of money over the long term with these 'prestige' stocks

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 18:19:00:000

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Retail chief Ahrendts leaving Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 17:16:11:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) announces that retail chief Angela Ahrendts will leave in April after about five years in the job for personal and professional pursuits. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Snap, Disney, Electronic Arts and more

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 17:08:00:000

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Apple Names Deirdre O'Brien Senior Vice President of Retail + People

via: Business Wire at 2019-02-05 16:30:00:000

Angela Ahrendts Plans April Departure After Five Successful Years Apple today announced that Deirdre OBrien is taking on new responsibilities for Apples retail and online stores in an expanded role as senior vice president of Retail + People, reporting to CEO Ti… read more...

Wall Street defends buybacks from Sanders, Schumer attack: 'Good companies buy back their shares'

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 16:06:00:000

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Google no longer considers Microsoft Cortana a competitor

via: CNBC at 2019-02-05 16:05:00:000

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ITC decides on Apple, Qualcomm March 26

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 15:56:37:000

The International Trade Commission says it will issue a final decision on March 26 in the first two patent infringement cases Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) brought against Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ). More news on: Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc. Read more … read more...

Banks Report Loan Demand Is Weakening

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 15:45:38:000

The latest data point that confirms the deceleration in global and domestic economic activity comes in the form of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey by the Federal Reserve. In this report, responses from 73 domestic banks and 22 U.S. branches of foreign banks were collected from December… read more...

Apple wins damages ruling against Qualcomm

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-05 15:08:42:000

A federal judge in San Diego grants Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) request to block Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) from seeking financial damages for any patent infringement before the lawsuit was filed. More news on: Apple Inc., Qualcomm Inc. Read more … read more...

Green Dot Portfolio: January 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 18:28:24:000

Welcome to my January update for my Green Dot Portfolio, a small self-managed retirement portfolio created in a Roth IRA trading account. January was the third month of my second year of my portfolio, and it was overall my most profitable, not only for year two but also since portfolio incep… read more...

Hold Facebook If You Own, Wait For A Dip To Buy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 18:12:43:000

Overview Source: Facebook Investor Events Facebook ( FB ) reported positive Q4 and FY 2018 results on Wednesday 01/30/2019, despite concerns from investors and analysts alike. The company reported year-end EPS of $7.57, revenues of $55,013 million, and net income of $22,112 million - e… read more...

Bill Fleckenstein: After Being Short Apple, Now I'm Short Semiconductors (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 17:30:27:000

Money manager Bill Fleckenstein has made quite a name for himself over the last few decades, but he has been talked about most recently due to his extremely prescient call in shorting Apple around $220 per share, just days before the company posted a large earnings miss and its stock swung s… read more...

One way to play momentum stocks without making a big bet on Alphabet

via: CNBC at 2019-02-04 15:10:00:000

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Apple Outsmarted The Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 14:15:26:000

During FQ1 that ended December, Apple ( AAPL ) made a wise move that outsmarted the market. In the midst of a disappointing quarter, the tech giant pulled back on share buybacks during the market sell off leaving the company with a massive cash cushion to load up on shares in 2019. My inves… read more...

Apple: Is Any Market Big Enough?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 13:04:00:000

Introduction When Apple ( AAPL ) hit the $1 trillion level at the end of 2018, I showed my skepticism toward a few of my colleagues and recommended to either hedge their investment by buying an appropriate short or by taking in some of their profits. I based my skepticism on a historical hig… read more...

Gold Rally Is Not Over Yet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 12:18:12:000

It's been two months of intense stress for the financial markets. We assisted at one of the worst December performance in recent history, driven by uncertainty around China and USA trade deals, and some question marks on the Brexit deal. During the same timeframe, Gold spiked from $1200/Oz lev… read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Papa John's, Sysco, Clorox & more

via: CNBC at 2019-02-04 11:57:00:000

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Why Apple's Rally May Only Be Starting

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 11:51:26:000

Apple's ( AAPL ) stock has rallied by nearly 20% since its Jan. 3 lows. Now the technical chart suggests that the stock can continue to recover to as high as $182. The company delivered first quarter results that were in line with its lowered guidance. However, more important was that fiscal s… read more...

Alibaba's 'Another Strong Quarter', January PMIs, Ex-U.S. Online Retail ETF Launched

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-04 11:30:00:000

By ALT Perspective In this week's issue of Chinese Internet Weekly, following the discussion on the week's stock price movements, I comment on my takeaways from the January China PMIs released last week as well as Alibaba's ( BABA ) fiscal year 2019 Q3 profit beat. As explained in a pas… read more...

EV Company News For The Month Of January 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-03 17:41:08:000

Welcome to the January 2019 edition of Electric Vehicle [EV] company news. January saw the release of the 2018 year total sales figures which I discuss below. Needless to say records were smashed in 2018 in a year that saw electric cars become widely accepted and increasingly popular, especial… read more...

Morgan Stanley: Here's how Apple could send its stock soaring by 27% this year

via: CNBC at 2019-02-03 14:33:00:000

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Digital media bundling: Like Twitter, but with a subscription. Here's how it could work

via: CNBC at 2019-02-03 09:14:00:000

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Podcast: AMD, Microsoft, Apple Earnings, FaceTime Bug, Apple-Facebook-Google Spat

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-03 08:42:17:000

This week's Tech.pinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob O'Donnell analyzing the recent earnings announcements from AMD (AMD), Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL), as well as discussing the implications of the group FaceTime bug Apple disclosed the week, and debating the impact of the… read more...

Speed Bag

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-03 03:13:37:000

Exercise and time with family are my antidepressants. Not trying to be Hallmark Channel here I get seriously down if I dont sweat or scream at my kids 3-5x/week. Humans are happiest hunting and gathering. Its hardwired into males to recognize movement and then apply s… read more...

What To Expect When Your CFO Leaves You

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-02 10:30:00:000

Happy Trails To Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja It's common for bears and short-sellers to point to a CFO departure as a strong negative for a company and its stock. A similar reaction emerged after Tesla's earnings call Wednesday when Elon Musk announced the departure of CFO Deepak Ahuja . It's A… read more...

Apple: Together We Fell, Together We'll Rise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 17:36:41:000

Apple's (AAPL) spectacular rise and fall last year has caught many investors by surprise as ongoing worries about the iPhone, in general, and performance in China, in particular, have negatively reigned down on the stock. Source: apple.com It is true that iPhone, at least for now, will n… read more...

Patriots will win the Super Bowl according to Alexa and Cortana, but Google is pulling for the Rams

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 14:58:00:000

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Micron: The China Connection

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 13:49:37:000

To start with, this is not a post about Micron Technology (MU) vs. UME or the U.S. vs. China. There seems to be no shortage of worry among Micron's suppliers, competitors, and customers over the near-term outlook of the semi and memory chip excess inventory. In its Q4 earnings announcement (… read more...

Alphabet's Verily has been working on health-tracking shoes to measure movement, weight and falls

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 11:47:00:000

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In The Face Of Adversity, Apple Beats Earnings Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 10:24:46:000

At what point do the analysts, bloggers, reporters, and commentators stop doubting Apple ( AAPL )? The recent negativity surrounding Apple has been unjustified and not logically supported. Many individuals within the financial industry painted a doom and gloom picture because of declining iPho… read more...

Apple stood up to Facebook and Google like Cook has been teasing - and it made a powerful point

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 10:18:00:000

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Apple FaceTime fix coming (late)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-01 09:50:53:000

Apple ( AAPL +0.3% ) says it has fixed the FaceTime bug that let iPhone users see and hear others that haven't yet accepted a call. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple isn't alone: 2018 was the 'worst year ever' for smartphone shipments, IDC says

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 09:48:00:000

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Your first trade for Friday, February 1

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 09:29:00:000

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Apple apologizes for massive FaceTime flaw, says fix now coming next week

via: CNBC at 2019-02-01 09:10:00:000

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How Facebook, GE and Apple turned their struggles into stock gains: Cramer

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 18:19:00:000

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Apple and Facebook make peace so Facebook employees can start using internal iOS apps again

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 18:15:00:000

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Google now seeing internal disruption from Apple certificate issue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 17:35:44:000

Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) is now experiencing at least some of the internal disruption that Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) did when it comes to its Enterprise Certificate with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Bloomberg's Sarah Frier notes. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Facebook, T… read more...

Apple brings the hammer down on Google for app that broke its rules, just like it did with Facebook

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 16:56:00:000

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Qualcomm asks German court to fine Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 13:45:06:000

Qualcomm ( QCOM -1.4% ) asks a Munich court to fine Apple ( AAPL +1.1% ) for not fully complying with an injunction from December. More news on: Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: UPS, Ferrari, Facebook & more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 12:17:00:000

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Apple Q1: A Buy On Streaming And Services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 12:00:06:000

Introduction/Thesis Tech giant Apple ( AAPL ) reported earnings for the first quarter. The company should be considered a long-term buy based on its cash flow generation, cash on the balance sheet and potential for entering the filmed-entertainment business. The latter will be the focus of… read more...

Facebook is changing the way it reports user numbers to draw attention to Instagram and WhatsApp

via: CNBC at 2019-01-31 11:44:00:000

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Following Up On Our Apple Trade + 2 Hedges To Lock In The Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 11:43:53:000

Wheee, what a ride! We came all the way back to Dow 25,000 yesterday as Apple and Boeing ( BA ) accounted for 2/3 of the gains on the day, both with strong earnings reports that beat expectations. Both are also major S&P components and Apple ( AAPL ) is over 15% of the Nasdaq's weighting… read more...

German court tosses Qualcomm patents

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-31 11:15:46:000

A regional German court dismisses four Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) patent lawsuits against Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) rejecting claims of Apple's infringement with some iPhone search capabilities. More news on: Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Cramer: The strong US dollar hurts companies like Apple more than you think

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 18:31:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Facebook, Microsoft, Tesla and more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 17:28:00:000

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Google violated the same Apple rules as Facebook but fixed the problem before Apple reacted

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 16:52:00:000

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Apple Reveals A Worrying Trend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 16:00:20:000

Apple's ( AAPL ) recent earnings show a negative trend which can hurt the long-term momentum of the company. In my last article, I mentioned that Apple could show a decline in operating margin of over 150 basis points because of the massive discounts given by the company. The operating margi… read more...

iPhone subscription model would be a game-changer for Apple: Analyst Toni Sacconaghi

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 15:56:00:000

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IPhone and iPad with 'laser-powered 3-D cameras' said to launch in 2020

via: CNBC at 2019-01-30 15:47:00:000

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TechCrunch: Google app may violate Apple policy like Facebook's does

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 14:49:42:000

Google ( GOOG +2.5% , GOOGL +2.4% ) appears to be running a research app that might run afoul of the same policies that led Apple ( AAPL +6.9% ) to disrupt an info-collecting app run by Facebook ( FB +4.3% ), TechCrunch says. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. C… read more...

When Will Apple Recover?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 14:07:10:000

Apple (AAPL) gave lack luster guidance and increased the dividend on January 29, 2019. No solid plans were offered for improvement. The iPhone problem continues and the tax cut, which kept the earnings comparison flat in the first quarter, is gone. The second-quarter guidance calls for EPS abo… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: S&P Hits 2666 Again As Traders Take Another Stab At Recovery

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 14:03:55:000

Market Intro CNBC: 12:48PM EST Earnings season delivers another rescue attempt for US stocks, which felt the sting of a pullback on Monday and a sedate Tuesday session. The Dow ( DIA ), which contains both Apple ( AAPL ) and Boeing ( BA ) shares, has tacked on over 300 points to its inde… read more...

Apple: Full Steam Ahead?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-30 13:59:32:000

Source: Google Images Renowned value investor Benjamin Graham said that "in the short term the market is like a voting machine, but in the long run the market is a weighing machine." Over the past couple of months, Apple ( AAPL ) has witnessed a deterioration in investor confidence, iPho… read more...

Stocks in Asia poised for gains as US-China trade talks set to begin

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 18:43:00:000

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Here's when an earnings miss isn't really a miss: Jim Cramer

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 18:41:00:000

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Cramer on Apple earnings: The haters have 'no more new ammunition'

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 18:27:00:000

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Why Apple is shifting investors' attention to the iPhone installed base instead of unit sales

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 18:25:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Apple, Amgen, AMD and more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 17:41:00:000

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AAPL, AMD and EBAY notable after hours movers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 17:35:33:000

Gainers: AMD +8.0% . KLAC +4.4% . SYK +4.4% . AAPL +3.8% . EBAY +2.9% . More news on: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., KLA-Tencor Corporation, Stryker Corporation, Stocks on the move, , Read more … read more...

Apple CEO Tim Cook on US-China trade negotiations: 'There is a bit more optimism in the air'

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 17:17:00:000

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Apple +4% on Q1 beats, strong Services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-29 16:49:13:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) gains 3.6% on Q1 results that beat EPS and revenue estimates with revenue down 5% Y/Y. The downsides in iPhone and China were largely priced into the quarter following Apple's outlook cut earlier this month. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the … read more...

Apple now has $245 billion cash on hand, up 3% from previous quarter

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 16:38:00:000

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Apple reports 62.8 percent margin in services business as it discloses unit's profit for first time

via: CNBC at 2019-01-29 16:33:00:000

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Apple Q1 2019 Earnings Preview

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 17:35:43:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is scheduled to announce Q1 earnings results on Tuesday, January 29th, after market close. The consensus EPS Estimate is $4.17 (+7.2% Y/Y) and the consensus Revenue Estimate is $84B (-4.9% Y/Y). Over the last 2 years, AAPL has beaten EPS estimates 100% of the ti… read more...

Notable earnings after Tuesday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 17:35:20:000

AAPL , ALGN , AMD , AMGN , AX , BXP , CHRW , CNI , COHR , EBAY , EGHT , EQR , FCF , HA , HI , HLI , HP , IEX , ILMN , IPHI , JNPR , KLAC , MITK , MKSI , MRCY , MSTR , MXIM , NATI , PFG , PKG , RHI , RNR , SIMO , SLGN , SYK , TSS , UMBF , WNC , WRB … read more...

A beat-up Apple reports earnings on Tuesday. Three experts weigh in on what to expect

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 16:52:00:000

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Goldman warned Nvidia could blow up because of China and says these companies could be next

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 16:23:00:000

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Stock could be in for sharper decline, as Apple and other big tech firms report

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 16:12:00:000

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It could get 'brutal' for the chips after Apple earnings, Kevin O'Leary says

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 15:32:00:000

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Tracking Ken Fisher's Fisher Asset Management Portfolio - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 14:44:58:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Kenneth Fisher's 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Fisher Asset Management's regulatory 13F Form filed on 01/25/2019. Please visit our Tracking Kenneth Fisher's Fisher Asset Mana… read more...

Apple Earnings: Recovery Or Takedown?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 14:09:31:000

After the bell on Tuesday, we'll get fiscal first quarter results from technology giant Apple ( AAPL ). While a number of the period's figures are already mostly known given the company's surprising warning , there are still questions to ask regarding the situation in China and iPhone weaknes… read more...

These stocks may be your best bet during this earnings season

via: CNBC at 2019-01-28 13:56:00:000

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China smartphone units -14% in 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-28 13:18:23:000

China smartphone shipments dropped 14% Y/Y to 396M units in 2018, according to new Canalys data . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Self-Driving. Too Many Wolf Cries? Or Are We Ignoring The Elephant In The Room?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 17:22:32:000

Overview Every day, we hear of one company or the other planning, developing, testing or launching a self-driving vehicle. So much so that we tend to tune out this information. There is clearly a lot of corporate interest in self-driving. Dozens of companies are pouring hundreds of million… read more...

Week 5 Breakout Forecast 2019: Short-Term Picks To Give You An Edge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 11:59:24:000

Breakout Stock Portfolio 2019 results YTD Cumulative Weekly Max Gain YTD: +37.66% Cumulative Gain by Friday of the Week: -1.91% Last week was a four-day trading week, some of these stocks may continue strong into next week. We are still seeing that selling the breakout stocks in 4 days o… read more...

Tech Giants Step To The Plate (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 07:08:23:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, loo… read more...

Mayar Fund Letter To Partners Calendar Year 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 05:30:00:000

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How to get rid of your old phones and laptops - and make some money in the process

via: CNBC at 2019-01-26 15:37:00:000

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Stocks To Watch: Tech Giants Step To The Plate

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-26 09:45:39:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Mega-cap tech companies Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Facebook, (FB), Alibaba (BA… read more...

Apple's dismissal of 200 self-driving car employees points to a shift in its AI strategy

via: CNBC at 2019-01-26 09:19:00:000

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Cramer's game plan: We may be coming in 'too hot' to the busiest week of the year

via: CNBC at 2019-01-25 18:09:00:000

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Apple, Microsoft and Amazon could drive the market in the next wave of earnings

via: CNBC at 2019-01-25 15:39:00:000

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Apple shares rally, erasing the losses from the company's revenue warning

via: CNBC at 2019-01-25 14:52:00:000

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Market Volatility Bulletin: Equity Futures Rally In Pre-Market, Gain More Ground Into The Afternoon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 14:44:15:000

Market Intro Wall St. Journal CNBC: 1:28 PM EST Investors continued to feed the stock market rally, now in its fifth week for US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ). The reading on spot VIX is now just half what it was just before Christmas. We saw a decent dip this week, but inv… read more...

Qualcomm: Not So Excessive

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 14:14:26:000

A big part of the current weakness in Qualcomm ( QCOM ) is market fears that the wireless technology company might lose the U.S. Federal Trade Commission lawsuit . The short thesis is that losing the lawsuit will decimate the royalty business, though countless lawsuits in places like Chin… read more...

Apple planning major iPad refresh?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 12:05:01:000

Apple ( AAPL +2.8% ) has receivedEurasian Economic Commission approvals for six new tablets, suggesting a major iPad refresh. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Buy Apple ahead of priced-in earnings, says Morgan Stanley

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 11:31:23:000

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty says to buy Apple ( AAPL +2.5% ) ahead of next week's earnings since the bad news is already priced into shares. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

NYT: Zuckerberg pushing to integrate Facebook's messaging services

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-25 09:39:16:000

Facebook ( FB +1.3% ) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is asserting his control over three distinct messaging services in an ambitious move to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger at a technical level, The New York Times reports. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. C… read more...

Your first trade for Friday, January 25

via: CNBC at 2019-01-25 09:10:00:000

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Morgan Stanley: Buy Apple now before earnings next week because the bad news is already in the stock

via: CNBC at 2019-01-25 08:23:00:000

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Stock market faces hurdles after Intel earnings miss sours chip rally

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 18:43:00:000

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Starbucks CEO: 'We are playing the long game in China'

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 18:10:00:000

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My Dividend Growth Investing Wish List

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 16:58:41:000

It's been a little while since I wrote a focus ticker piece here at Seeking Alpha. The start of the year is always a busy time with work, and I had to take time out to post 2018 recap pieces , as well as Nick's Picks for 2019 . Furthermore, I've only made a couple of trades thus far in the n… read more...

Value Stocks Making Stronger Showing On Market Forecast Barometer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 15:49:07:000

This article serves as a portfolio-based market barometer that shows which types of portfolio algorithms are outperforming from week to week. Leveraging different forensic, value, fundamental, momentum, and anomaly portfolios, we may be able to anticipate changes not only in market direction b… read more...

Intel misses on revenue and gives weak guidance - stock falls after hours

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 15:31:00:000

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Google Vs. Apple: 6 Months Later

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 15:25:48:000

Six months have passed since I wrote about Google Vs. Apple. In my previous article, I explored why Google ( GOOG )( GOOGL ) has the siege power to take Apple's ( AAPL ) moat and will carve a bigger size of the high-end mobile business. Is Apple's moat already starting to deteriorate?. Goo… read more...

Apple: Health Matters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 14:57:11:000

For a company with a revenue base of over $250 billion, Apple ( AAPL ) struggles to find opportunities that will move the needle. One potential revenue source is in medical devices as the tech giant moves into wearables that function as tech devices and health monitors. My investment thesis… read more...

Now Is Not The Time To Bet That Qualcomm's Stock Falls Further

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 12:51:03:000

Qualcomm's ( QCOM ) shares have plunged 10% since our last article on Dec. 12, but signs are now emerging that the stock may be bottoming and a reversal may be on the way, based on options betting and technical charts. The shares of the chipmaker fell sharply yesterday after Kerrisdale Ca… read more...

Netflix: The Down Cycle Is Coming, Act Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 09:48:03:000

Investment Thesis In Q3, we called out negative trends and fundamentals break down in many areas of Netflix. Now, in Q4, these same areas have shown further deterioration. We urge investors to revise their thesis and adjust their expectations. The stock is unlikely to continue its meteoric r… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, January 24

via: CNBC at 2019-01-24 09:15:00:000

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Prepare For A Deep Recession And Bear Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 15:12:54:000

Well, I did warn you, indirectly at least. On November 2, 2017, I wrote an article titled " Beware 2-2.5%, Credit Ratings, And Debt ." I hinted that a stock market peak could happen when the Fed Funds rate was about 2.0-2.5%, thinking that could be when the 30-year treasury meets the Fed Funds… read more...

Should I Be Aiming To Buy Target? - Portfolio January 2019 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 12:23:01:000

Owners of Target ( TGT ) stock have taken a beating as the merchandisers shares have been whacked to the tune nearly 20% since mid November. TGT data by YCharts Ouch. Shares first started to fall in early November, but things really got going when the retailer released its 1… read more...

Einhorn exits drug makers in rebalanced portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 12:13:14:000

Coming off his worst year ever, Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn has informed investors that he has rejiggered his portfolio and will reopen his funds to new investments, saying that "we no longer believe there is risk of our assets growing too quickly" (from cash inflows versus apprecia… read more...

Here's what using foldable smartphones will be like in the future

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 11:24:00:000

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Apple and Microsoft's CEOs were pictured at dinner with Brazil's far-right president in Davos

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 10:57:00:000

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Egypt wants an Apple hub despite ongoing fight over iPhone prices

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 10:38:00:000

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Apple: Earnings Can Throw A Major Surprise

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 10:23:26:000

Apple ( AAPL ) could face the perfect storm in this earnings season in which its revenue, as well as operating margins, are falling. In the last quarter, Apple was able to break a negative trend in which its operating margin or OPM was continuously falling on a year-on-year basis. In July-Sept… read more...

Procter & Gamble isn't seeing a slowdown in China

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 09:49:00:000

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YouTube's bet against big cable announces nationwide expansion

via: CNBC at 2019-01-23 09:00:00:000

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Subaru's Two-Week Shutdown (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-23 07:25:08:000

Today's Top Stories: Subaru's two-week shutdown; BoJ holds interest rates steady; and Fed probing Deutsche Bank over money laundering. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Seeking A… read more...

What Company Will Reach $1 Trillion In 2019? Apple Or Alphabet?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 19:00:41:000

Those who read my articles know that I try to analyze companies primarily through statistical analysis and model building. And having analyzed a considerable number of companies, I can confidently assert that revenue is the most powerful driver for a companys capitalization . Let me p… read more...

Apple: Will What Happened In China, Stay In China?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 16:23:28:000

Rethink Technology business briefs for Jan. 22, 2019. Key iPhone suppliers ended Q4 up, despite Apple The face of Apple's problem in China: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. Source: AppleInsider. Last December I pointed out , amidst considerable anxiety about Apple ( AAPL ) supply chain cutb… read more...

Alphabet: Unhealthy Appetite

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 15:42:19:000

On Christmas Eve, my previous research extolled the benefits of buying Alphabe t ( GOOG , GOOGL ) despite doubts that the company would successfully transition to material hardware sales. The company appears to have an unhealthy appetite for hardware with the latest purchase suggesting a… read more...

Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio: 2018 Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 15:34:09:000

Man oh man, its crazy to think about boiling down a years worth of portfolio management into a single article like this (especially, after a year like 2018). To be honest, Id much rather be writing about the fundamentals of a given company that Ive recently boug… read more...

How Can Apple Regain Investors' Trust?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 13:03:27:000

Apple Stock Price The collapse of iPhone sales and Netflixs ( NFLX ) dropping the use of the app store led to a constant stream of negative analysts reports. Apple ( AAPL ) needs to take action to turn the situation around. The iPhone XR is priced too high for the market bu… read more...

Apple: Don't Blame Tim Cook

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 12:29:25:000

Whenever a sports team does not perform well, it usually is the coach or manager that gets fired. As the old saying goes, it is a lot easier to replace one coach than it is to replace a dozen or more players. In business, we often see a similar theme, that is many call for a CEO's ousting wh… read more...

Microsoft built a stylus for students as it goes aggressively after education market

via: CNBC at 2019-01-22 12:00:00:000

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Amazon Is Just Getting Started

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 11:59:41:000

While analysts and Wall Street have been focused on Amazon's ( AMZN ) decelerating revenues, a juggernaut has been emerging, hidden within the financial reports Amazon produces each quarter. That hidden juggernaut has been unassumingly known as "Other" in Amazon's financial reports, as seen in… read more...

Apple's Qualcomm court admission; LCD out in 2020?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 11:31:06:000

Apple ( AAPL -1% ) director of cellular systems architecture Matthias Sauer testifies that Qualcomm ( QCOM -1.9% ) was the only 4G-ready chip source when the industry was moving to 4G. More news on: Apple Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple Pay comes to Target, Taco Bell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-22 10:00:24:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.9% ) Pay will come to all 1,850 U.S. Target stores "in the coming weeks." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Using Apple Each Day Can Keep The Doctor Away (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-21 12:51:05:000

With Apple ( AAPL ) having lost a third of its value since October, are investors dealing with a Silicon Valley has-been or a will-be whose shares are now attractively priced? Apple appears to be deftly pivoting from an area of slowing growth to the area that shows the highest growth potential… read more...

Here's some of the technology that's set to make a 'quantum leap' in 2019

via: CNBC at 2019-01-21 12:00:00:000

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A hidden AirPods feature will helps you hear better

via: CNBC at 2019-01-21 09:00:00:000

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Microsoft: Anti-Amazon Winner

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-21 08:41:57:000

After a decade of failure in the smartphone and hardware sector, Microsoft ( MSFT ) is suddenly in a good position without exposure to that market. The company is even positioned as the savior to the Amazon ( AMZN ) empire driving the relative strength in the stock. Image Source: Micros… read more...

Are You Positioned In The Right Sectors Heading Into 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-21 01:59:55:000

Want to outperform markets and generate alpha? Being invested in the right companies is only just a portion of the story you have to be in the right sectors. Empirical data varies, but studies have shown that about 65% of stock market returns are correlated with the broader markets … read more...

One week in, here's what we've learned from earnings season

via: CNBC at 2019-01-20 16:18:00:000

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Apple's new iPhone case will give you about an extra day of battery life, but it's quite bulky

via: CNBC at 2019-01-20 13:06:00:000

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Here's where things stand two years into Trump's presidency

via: CNBC at 2019-01-20 09:00:00:000

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Digital giants in crosshairs of EU tax

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-20 05:11:07:000

Following some hiccups last month, a European Union-wide tax on the world's top digital companies may soon be in reach. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Facebook, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Safe Picks For 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-19 06:11:16:000

With the market going sideways for the past few months, both US and Canadian markets are on their way to close 2018 in negative territories. There are lots of fluctuations as many investors realize they don't have the stomach to ride such markets. Each year, I make the publication of a book … read more...

Stocks getting a bit frothy after move higher, could pause as more earnings roll out

via: CNBC at 2019-01-18 18:38:00:000

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Cramer's game plan: This week, forecasts are more important than earnings

via: CNBC at 2019-01-18 18:10:00:000

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A Top-Down Analysis Of Apple's Next Big Opportunity

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 16:33:26:000

Overview of the opportunity Apple ( AAPL ) has fallen nearly 32% after reaching an all-time high in October, and various reasons have led to this decline. Analyst downgrades, management decisions such as no longer reporting unit sales figures, trade war pressures, and the pessimistic outlook… read more...

Apple, Qualcomm fight included software - Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 15:12:42:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM ) legal falling out also included a software dispute, according to internal emails from 2017 that was obtained by Bloomberg . More news on: Apple Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Canaccord cuts iPhone sales estimates

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 14:44:28:000

Canaccord Genuity cuts its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) earnings and sales estimates for 2019-20 on "tepid sales" for the iPhone. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

FT: Spotify plans in-car voice-controlled music player

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 13:40:37:000

Spotify ( SPOT +0.9% ) is planning its first push into hardware this year, via a voice-controlled in-car music player , the Financial Times reports. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Spotify, Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move, Read m… read more...

Munich court tells Apple to retract statement

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 13:27:19:000

A Munich court orders Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) to pull part of its statement related to its iPhone injunction saying the statement was "misleading" regarding iPhone availability. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple, Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 12:04:28:000

Just a few months back we were pounding the table celebrating the first company to ever reach $1 trillion valuation. In less than four months the companys value has fallen below $750 billion. Apple for many years has been the darling of Wall Street and rightfully has earned that name. … read more...

Your first trade for Friday, January 18

via: CNBC at 2019-01-18 10:18:00:000

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Apple's Services another "shoe to drop" - Bernstein

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-18 09:51:53:000

Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi thinks that Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Services business could be another "shoe to drop" as clients push back on the company's app fees. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Momentum Strategies That Continue To Dominate Through January

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 16:24:11:000

The 20 stocks in the Premium Portfolio from my membership service that draws from a wide range of different models in the financial literature has surged to 15% gains through January. These gains again appear to be primarily based on the strength of momentum and forensic negative stock selecti… read more...

Apple in talks for "ambitious" sci-fi show

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 15:45:27:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is nearing a commitment for a sci-fi series created and co-written by X-Men 's Simon Kinberg and David Weil, according to Deadline . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

iRhythm Technologies: Inferior Product Line And Managerial Inefficiency Preclude Profitability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 14:17:20:000

The market is a pendulum that forever swings between unsustainable optimism (which makes stocks too expensive) and unjustified pessimism (which makes stocks too cheap). The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists. - Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent … read more...

Netflix's price hike is a 'Catch-22' that actually helps Disney's upcoming streaming service

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 13:04:00:000

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WhatsApp readies fight against India over message tracking

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 11:45:18:000

WhatsApp ( FB +0.8% ) is readying a pushback against the government of India , which wants power to trace the origin of encrypted messages for hundreds of millions of users. More news on: Facebook, Twitter, Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Global news and forex, Read more … read more...

2018 In The Numbers And What It Means For 2019 - Part VI: Currencies

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 11:00:08:000

There is no future without a past, because what is to be cannot be imagined except as a form of repetition. - Siri Hustvedt Background Normally, in a broadly-diversified portfolio, there's something that's working well, in any given year. The most intuitive example is the (histori… read more...

The United States' Path To Winning The U.S.-China Trade War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 10:40:14:000

Source: Chinadaily.com Historical Precedent For U.S. Trade Wars "A fast-rising Asian power has built up a huge trade surplus with the U.S. and threatens American economic supremacy. Washington is outraged at how this new giant has acquired U.S. technologyoften, U.S. officials … read more...

Is It Time To Buy Apple Again?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 10:03:23:000

A little over a month ago, I sold half of my Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shares. I started acquiring shares in 2013 at about $60 per share. In the spirit of full disclosure, I sold at about $155, which isnt far from where the stock trades today. With an annual return of nearly 17% not inc… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, January 17

via: CNBC at 2019-01-17 09:12:00:000

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Apple launching new low-cost iPads - report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-17 08:23:12:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) plans to launch two entry-level iPads in 1H19, according to Digitimes sources . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple to trim hiring amid disappointing iPhone sales - Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 18:00:10:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) will cut back on hiring for some divisions following disappointing iPhone sales and missing its revenue forecast for the holiday quarter, Bloomberg reports. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple is reportedly planning to cut back on hiring as iPhone sales weaken

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 17:18:00:000

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China goes all out to boost its economy during trade talks, while the effect of U.S. stimulus fades

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 16:31:00:000

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Universal TV vet joining Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 14:19:11:000

Veteran TV producer Jason Katims is leaving Universal TV for a multiyear overall deal at Apple ( AAPL +1.4% ), according to Variety . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

The Apple TV can do so much more than stream Netflix: Impress your friends with these tricks

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 14:18:00:000

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Information Technology Sector: AAPL's Warning Weighs Ahead Of Q4 Reports

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 13:50:42:000

Normally the information technology sector is seen as a higher-growth one, but that doesnt look to be the case this quarter around as Q4 earnings season gets underway. As of Jan. 9 the blended revenue growth rate, a measure that includes analyst estimates and reported results, is jus… read more...

Apple's Stock Is Witnessing Bullish Momentum

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 13:44:23:000

Apple's ( AAPL ) stock may be about to turn the corner and start to rise again based on technical analysis and some bullish options bets. It may result in the stock climbing to as high as $182 in the coming months, following the company's fiscal first quarter results. There are reasons for t… read more...

Alphabet: A SWOT Analysis

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 13:29:29:000

Research by David Zanoni and Kirk Spano. Edited by Kirk Spano. Alphabet ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) operates the popular Google brand of internet search and related products such as: Google Maps, Ad Words, Chrome browser, Android, Google Cloud, Commerce, YouTube, Google Play, and hardware such as… read more...

Ex-Apple retail chief: The stock is the best buy you can make 'for the next decade'

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 13:16:00:000

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Xiaomi, once dubbed the 'Apple of China,' has lost 40% of its value since its IPO last year

via: CNBC at 2019-01-16 11:40:00:000

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Apple should buy private digital health records operation Epic Systems, says Jim Cramer

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 18:34:00:000

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Cramer: Netflix's price bump means Amazon, Apple's stocks are bargains

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 18:11:00:000

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Verizon throws in Apple Music to its top unlimited plans

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 18:01:36:000

Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) is expanding a partnership with Apple Music (NASDAQ: AAPL ), offering the streaming service as a built-in inclusion in its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans. More news on: Verizon Communications, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: United Airlines, Snap, Apple & more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 17:07:00:000

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Apple just announced $129 battery pack cases for its new iPhones

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 16:19:00:000

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Apple: A China Problem Or An IPhone Problem?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 15:25:20:000

China-Related Guidance Cut On January 2, 2019, Apple ( AAPL ) lowered guidance for its fiscal Q1 2019 which ended December 31 st . Most notably, quarterly revenue guidance was revised to $84 billion from a prior range of $89 to $93 billion. This is 7.7% lower than the midpoint of the prior… read more...

Apple reportedly replaced about 10 times more iPhone batteries than it expected to

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 15:24:00:000

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Apple cutting autonomous vehicle program?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 14:12:10:000

Lynx Equity Strategies analysts KC Rajkumar and Jahanara Nissar are hearing chatter that Apple ( AAPL +2.1% ) could cut its secretive self-driving vehicle program. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Don't get too excited by earnings beats - the bar is set very low

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 13:20:00:000

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Attorney general pick Barr hints he would look at antitrust in tech

via: CNBC at 2019-01-15 13:04:00:000

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Dividend Dogs Vs. Index - Episode 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 16:52:32:000

Warren Buffett is widely hailed as one of the best investors of all time. The Oracle of Omaha recommends that laymen opt for index funds when saving for retirement. He argues that the index returns are generally better than most actively managed funds over time and those actively managed fun… read more...

The 'Oracle of A.I.': These 4 kinds of jobs will not be replaced by robots

via: CNBC at 2019-01-14 16:14:00:000

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Qualcomm Is Yielding 4.3% But Licensing Disputes Need To Be Resolved

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 13:32:32:000

Overview I have focused my articles and analyses mostly on industrial, consumer staples, and utility sectors to date with some exceptions. But my general theme has been to write about stocks with decent income and a growing dividend over time with the potential for capital appreciation. In t… read more...

Apple needs to buy a production house like A24, Lionsgate, or Sony Pictures: Analyst

via: CNBC at 2019-01-14 13:28:00:000

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Chip Makers Acquiring Their Way Towards Indoor Localization

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 12:59:07:000

Indoor localization, a technology area endeavoring to make GPS-like location services available indoors where GPS signals do not reach, has long been a goal of the mobile industry. But the biggest acquisitions in the area, and a lot of exciting new developments in the area, have been coming fr… read more...

Apple: It Likely Gets Worse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 12:47:46:000

Last week, I encouraged investors to wait until the dust settled for technology giant Apple ( AAPL ). After the company's major revenue warning for the holiday quarter spooked investors, shares have recovered a bit from their recent lows. Unfortunately, none of the major short term risks hav… read more...

Apple's Share Cycle And Tim Cook's Buyback Effect

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 12:19:50:000

Apples ( AAPL ) 2019 may end up looking like 2013 and 2016, both of which provided investors with excellent opportunities to acquire shares in the first half of those years. This recent decline supports an apparent recurring cycle affecting Apple share valuations that I believe is cons… read more...

Apple: The Smartphone Market's Competitive State

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 11:54:56:000

In the past, I wrote on how Android would catch up to Apple (AAPL) in terms of camera abilities . I also wrote on how smartphones would get good enough and ultimately get very low entry points for fully usable smartphones. This article today will cover the competitive state of the market fr… read more...

Apple: The Ultimate Buy And Hold

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 11:50:12:000

Disastrous Q1 Confirms iPhone Skepticism On January 2nd, the second day of 2019, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) released a bombshell onto the tech and financial world. Obviously, the "actual" numbers are subject to change as the quarter progresses, but as you can see, Apple reported a quarter that … read more...

Inflection Point For S&P 500

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-14 11:09:31:000

The S&P 500 ( SPY ) has rallied close to 10% since making a near-term trough around 2,350. Is it all going to be fine and dandy then? Far from it. To the contrary, we are about to go through a battlefield of macroeconomic catalysts that could see volatility remain at elevated levels for … read more...

Early research on Apple's Health Records service suggests patients generally like it

via: CNBC at 2019-01-13 15:56:00:000

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Apple's famous walled garden is starting to show cracks

via: CNBC at 2019-01-13 09:25:00:000

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2019 Predictions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-13 02:15:11:000

I love predictions. Nothing is more certain than the past, nor more uncertain than the future. Similar to a jet launching off an aircraft carrier, predictions ask us to mentally chart a path on the hard surface of the past. We leave the safety of the flattop and trust our wings of logic and cr… read more...

Oakmark Fund: Q4 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-13 01:16:55:000

Oakmark Fund - Investor Class Average Annual Total Returns (12/31/18) Since Inception (08/05/91) 11.98% 10year 13.92% 5year 6.03% 1year -12.73% 3month -17.30% Gross Expense Ratio as of 09/30/17 was 0.90% Net Expense Ratio as of 09/30/17 was 0.86% … read more...

Bill Nygren Market Commentary Q4 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-13 01:10:18:000

At Oakmark, we are long-term investors. We attempt to identify growing businesses that are managed to benefit their shareholders. We will purchase stock in those businesses only when priced substantially below our estimate of intrinsic value. After purchase, we patiently wait for the gap be… read more...

Why Apple's fall from grace is opening up other ways to profit from battered technology stocks

via: CNBC at 2019-01-12 17:00:00:000

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Apple AirPods can do a lot more than play music, here's how to get the most out of them

via: CNBC at 2019-01-12 16:00:00:000

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Goldman gets bearish on earnings forecast, sees only 3% growth this year

via: CNBC at 2019-01-12 12:06:00:000

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Holiday Shopping During The Apocalypse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-12 10:30:00:000

Dear ESSENTIAL subscribers, Hi! I'm Seeking Alpha managing editor Mike Taylor. Welcome to ESSENTIAL Weekly, a subscriber-exclusive look at Seeking Alpha's top news and analysis. I'll guide you through this week's market themes, highlight some analysis you might have missed, and preview comin… read more...

Chinese consumers are taking sides in the trade war, and that's bad news for US companies: Cramer

via: CNBC at 2019-01-11 18:17:00:000

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Apple: Valuation Vs. Sentiment

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 18:16:33:000

Part 1: Valuation First of all, let's look at the technical parameters of Apple's ( AAPL ) stock price dynamics. As it is typical for most public companies, the dynamics of Apple's stock over a long period of time is quite qualitatively described by the exponential trend that acts as a spe… read more...

Reuters: Apple eyed Samsung, MediaTek for 2019 iPhone modems

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 15:03:01:000

Apple ( AAPL -1.1% ) had considered adding smartphone rival Samsung ( OTC:SSNLF ) and MediaTek to supply modem chips for 2019 iPhones , along with existing vendor Intel ( INTC +0.4% ), Reuters reports. More news on: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Intel Corporation, Apple Inc., Tech st… read more...

For Huawei, another week of bad headlines means the company is facing trouble on a global scale

via: CNBC at 2019-01-11 15:03:00:000

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Why Apple Won't Be The Next BlackBerry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 15:03:00:000

Introduction The last couple of months have been very rough on Apples ( AAPL ) share price, with their market capitalization falling from first place to fourth place behind Amazon ( AMZN ), Microsoft ( MSFT ) and Alphabet ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ). Their selloff hit an extreme point last … read more...

Spectrum Of Momentum Stocks Dominating The Early Returns For January

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 13:31:12:000

The 20 stocks in the Premium Portfolio from my membership service that draws from a wide range of different models in the financial literature has surged to 12% gains into early January. These gains appear to be primarily based on the strength of momentum and forensic negative stock selections… read more...

Apple: More Discounts On iPhone Are Looming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 12:32:53:000

Apple's ( AAPL ) iPhone XR is not receiving the enthusiasm forecasted by many analysts. After reports of continuous production cuts, Nikkei has mentioned that there will be another 10% cut in production from January to March. The main reason behind these cuts is the lower demand for new iPho… read more...

Skyworks: Disconnect Between Price And Fundamentals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-11 10:18:25:000

Skyworks Solutions ( SWKS ) stock tumbled into bear market territory with a 33% drop over the past year. Things really took a turn for the worse ever since the companys biggest customer, Apple ( AAPL ), cut iPhone production . As sometimes happens with bad news, we feel the st… read more...

Amazon may be going after cloud gaming, but Microsoft has a big head start

via: CNBC at 2019-01-11 09:00:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: NFLX, SBUX, PCG, ATVI & more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-11 08:22:00:000

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Cramer picks his favorites in the race back to a $1 trillion market cap

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 18:36:00:000

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GE And FAANGs: History Is Shouting In Our Ears

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 17:23:00:000

By Jeff Weniger, CFA The FAANG trend is coming apart. Even after their recent bounce higher, an equal-weighted basket of Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) parent Alphabet - the darlings of yesteryear - has fallen a collective 23% since Ju… read more...

Alex Jones, subscription Shuffles, and media's wild summer

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 14:54:00:000

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Apple will disrupt the health sector as the iPhone did wireless, former CEO John Sculley says

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 14:38:00:000

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Apple is portraying itself as the defender of privacy, but it's one slip away from embarrassment

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 14:37:00:000

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Dollar General: Model For Consistency

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 13:42:05:000

By Valuentum Analysts There may be one certainty when it comes to the economic environment, and that is uncertainty. Many continue to point to cracks in the economy, with perhaps the shot across the bow coming from Apple ( AAPL ) last week, which only heightened concerns across the entire … read more...

Fed chief Jerome Powell says Apple's iPhone sales warning shows China economy is slowing

via: CNBC at 2019-01-10 13:04:00:000

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Spotify Baking In More Reasonable Expectations At $120 Than $195

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 11:56:31:000

Spotify ( SPOT ) is the world's largest subscription streaming music business, but it appears to be just getting started. Management lays out the company's total addressable market this way: there are an estimated 1.3 billion "payment-enabled" smartphones in territories where Spotify is curr… read more...

HSBC cuts its Apple target (again)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 11:47:33:000

HSBC drops its Apple ( AAPL -0.5% ) target for the second time with the price now falling from $200 to $160. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

More Bites On Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-10 11:08:05:000

By K C Ma and Bilal Hashmi For the better part of 2018, Apple shareholders were led to believe that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was immune by the tariffs as promised by President Trump. Therefore, it was to their surprise that Apple CEO Tim Cook would cut Q1 revenue guidance, citing poor iPhone… read more...

Apple's stock will continue to struggle until one of two things happens, says Jim Cramer

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 18:30:00:000

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Stock market comeback faces big test with earnings season starting

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 16:58:00:000

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Road To Financial Independence: My December 100-Stock Portfolio Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 16:08:43:000

First of all, Happy New Year everybody! Similarly to 2017, 2018 closed with a bang, this time however the December rally from 2017 was replaced with the Christmas rout of 2018. The absolute low was reached on Christmas Eve but I had already spent too much during the year that I was lacking f… read more...

XLK Holdings Series Part 2: Analyzing Apple's Evaluation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 14:17:23:000

The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF ( XLK ) has rallied sharply off of its lows, bringing some long investors back from the brink. But, the next two questions those investors ask themselves is, is this a bear market rally that will lead to an eventual rollover in the indexes? Or, simply put,… read more...

Apple's Services decline temporary, says bull

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 12:32:30:000

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty, a long-standing bull of Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Services, says the revenue slowdown in the division last quarter looks "temporarily in nature." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

We're finding out now why the stock market tanked in December

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 12:21:00:000

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Apple: Everyone Wants To Be A Value Investor, Until Crunch Time

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 11:28:24:000

Investment Thesis Apple ( AAPL ) has terrific free cash flow, yet an abundance of data from different news outlets is causing investors to act with irrational fear. I urge readers to remember that when they buy Apple's stock, they are not buying pieces of paper, but that they are instead buy… read more...

2019: What To Take Forward And What To Leave Behind

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-09 10:22:46:000

Welcome to the first Monday of 2019. According to the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the Year of the Pig which may not, at first blush, inspire much excitement for the 358 days ahead of us. Its almost as bad as saying its the Year of The Sloth&#x… read more...

Cramer: The Buffett-Bezos-Dimon health venture needs to 'embrace the Apple ecosystem'

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 10:09:00:000

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Your first trade for Wednesday, January 9

via: CNBC at 2019-01-09 09:18:00:000

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Apple CEO Tim Cook rips into Qualcomm, leaves little chance of a settlement in patent dispute

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 18:35:00:000

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks with CNBC's Jim Cramer: Full transcript

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 18:35:00:000

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Apple's wearables revenue is already exceeding peak iPod sales, Tim Cook says

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 18:25:00:000

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Cramer: It's not too late to buy into Facebook, Apple, Amazon or Alphabet

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 18:08:00:000

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Apple supplier Skyworks lowers guidance, cites weakness across largest smartphone customers

via: CNBC at 2019-01-08 17:04:00:000

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Paying My Bills With Dividends - Q4 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 16:36:19:000

With the end of the year and fourth quarter, I wanted to provide an update on my progress towards my long-term goal of full income replacement. Because I am still relatively young, I plan to use the power of compounding and DRIP plans along with regular capital infusions to reach this goal ove… read more...

John And Jane's Taxable Account  Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - The Apple Effect

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 16:28:08:000

Investment Thesis Apple's ( AAPL ) weaker-than-expected iPhone sales have taken the market by storm as its market cap continues to plummet after recently reaching a total valuation of $1 Trillion. AAPL's decline in share price has spread like wildfire throughout the tech industry and appears… read more...

Same Old Story With Apple - Same Cycle, Stronger Fundamentals And Higher Shareholder Returns (Video)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 16:02:55:000

The first article I wrote about apple was in April 2016, on Apple's 40th birthday. In 2018, I wrote another on why I think Buffett has been investing in Apple ( AAPL ). Since then, not much has changed for the business as AAPL is still printing cash, doing buybacks, paying dividends and st… read more...

Apple: Glass Half Full Or Half Empty

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 15:05:56:000

Well, we certainly have been given a wild ride - for the markets and for Apple ( AAPL ) in particular. As I speak to investors and professionals, many seem to be in a form of "shock". I don't blame them. When one experiences historic moves - up and down - moves that occur within days coupled w… read more...

My K.I.S.S. Dividend Growth Portfolio: 4th Quarter 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-08 14:41:44:000

There are many reasons why I believe a well constructed dividend growth portfolio will beat the market over time. One of the main ones is that many dividend growth stocks are often considered to be defensive stocks which have a low beta and will fall less than the market does d… read more...

How Amazon became the world's most valuable public company

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 17:21:00:000

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Three big factors behind Apple's major sales slump and dire warning about China

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 16:35:00:000

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Why Apple Is Failing In China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 16:27:42:000

How much is Apple's China business worth? Rather unsurprisingly, the quick and easy reading of Tim Cook's disappointing letter to Apple ( AAPL ) investors was the market's interpretation. As Howard Marks says, the market's intelligence is rarely above average. Tim Cook's letter basically… read more...

Apple: Regrets, I Had A Few, And Did It My Way

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 16:22:06:000

(This article was written on Thursday, January 3rd, after market closed) Regrets, I've had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do And saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course Each careful step along the byway And mor… read more...

Apple hasn't been this unloved by Wall Street since 2005

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 16:02:00:000

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ETV: Tech Heavy Holdings With A High Yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 15:56:58:000

Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Buy-Write Opportunities Fund ( ETV ) might not be the best "value" closed-end fund at this time, with a slight premium of 1.41%, but the fund is still presenting an opportunity. The market had experienced a correction to end 2018 and many funds fell hard and sharp. ETV … read more...

5 Blue Chips That Offer Great Buy-Write Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 14:58:03:000

Article Summary There's always something special about collecting a reliable monthly income. Many link regular income streams to dividends. Although you might prefer the highest dividend yields you can find, these mouthwatering returns aren't necessarily the ones that provide durable inco… read more...

Trump is winning the game of economic chicken right now with China, but that could soon change

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 13:26:00:000

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2018 Q4 Non-Taxable Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-07 12:54:52:000

Overview During the 4th quarter of 2018, my non-taxable portfolio generated a loss of 13.86%, while S&P 500 was down 14.28% (see the table below for a full comparison against major indices). Index Data Source: Yahoo Finance. The absolute performance was certainly unsatisfactory, al… read more...

Amazon is the most valuable public company in the world after passing Microsoft

via: CNBC at 2019-01-07 11:32:00:000

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'This is a buying opportunity:' Blackstone predicts 15 percent stock market surge

via: CNBC at 2019-01-06 17:00:00:000

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Apple just signed a deal with its former top rival, Samsung, showing how the company's changing

via: CNBC at 2019-01-06 15:34:00:000

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Apple has a message for Amazon and Google and it's plastered on the side of a hotel

via: CNBC at 2019-01-06 15:07:00:000

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Here's what Wall Street bankers think Apple should buy, if Tim Cook decides to go deal hunting

via: CNBC at 2019-01-06 09:45:00:000

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Wall Street expects Amazon to bounce back after the stock suffered its worst quarter in a decade

via: CNBC at 2019-01-05 11:38:00:000

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Notable Headwinds Create A Buying Opportunity For Apple?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 22:36:56:000

Source Many investors have seen Apple ( AAPL ) shares fall along with the market in general and taking the market down with it. There are many bulls and bears all with valid reasoning and logic behind their thoughts. On one side, Apple has done remarkably well over the last decade, produ… read more...

Apple: Don't Panic Below $150

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 19:05:09:000

Despite all signs that the market already was bearish on Apple ( AAPL ), the company managed to disappoint investors even further. What my previous research saw as "Holiday Gifts" has turned into a situation where the Grinch has stolen the gifts. A lot of panic exists on what happens with … read more...

What Should I Do With My Apple Shares?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 18:42:00:000

On Jan. 2, 2019 Seeking Alpha reported the following - Apple cuts Q1 revenue guidance - which not only shocked Apple ( AAPL ) shareholders, but resulted in traders doing this to its shares the following day. Obviously we believe that this selloff was way overdone and that investors were no… read more...

Apple's Visionary Leadership And Rate Of Innovation Have Peaked

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 17:35:15:000

Today's market-moving announcements by Apple (AAPL) should come as a little surprise to Apple investors. Apple has been suffering for some time now with the fatal flaw of being a company with too high a price point in a mature market. It has ridden the liquidity lift of Quantitative Easing (QE… read more...

This year's fintech predictions, from the company powering most of the industry

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 17:12:00:000

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Larry Kudlow didn't go far enough in expressing concern about China's theft of Apple's tech

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 16:48:00:000

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Stock market comeback is now in the hands of China-US trade talks

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 16:25:00:000

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Netflix soars 10% amid tech recovery

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 16:13:00:000

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Trump says he's not concerned about Apple because it builds products in China

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 15:53:00:000

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Trump: Not worried about Apple stock; company should build in U.S.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-04 15:17:59:000

President Trump's latest interchange with reporters included new stock commentary, on news dominating the tech sector this week: He's not worried about a drop in Apple's ( AAPL +3.7% ) stock price. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Stocks on the move, … read more...

Another huge move for Apple could be coming, according to some traders

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 14:22:00:000

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Robocalls jumped 60 percent in the U.S. last year and scammers are finding more ways to make money

via: CNBC at 2019-01-04 14:12:00:000

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Cramer finds pockets of opportunity in the best and worst stocks of 2018's final quarter

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 18:35:00:000

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Cramer: Time to buy recession-proof stocks like these big three

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 18:11:00:000

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After-hours buzz: SQ, ATVI & more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 17:36:00:000

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Costly phones, innovation and a saturated market snowballed Apple, analysts and investors say

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 16:52:00:000

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'We are in a sick market,' warns veteran trader Art Cashin

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 16:30:00:000

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AMD: Poised To Repeat In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 16:01:20:000

One of my favorite picks in 2018 faltered to end the year. By all accounts, Advanced Micro Devices ( AMD ) had a huge year, but some in the market view the year as a failure with questioned prospects going forward. The reality is that a secular shift presents AMD with the ability to repeat t… read more...

Rotating Stocks To Grow Portfolio Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 15:52:57:000

The goal of any well run company is to grow earnings per share over time without taking on too much incremental earnings risk. Why should managing a portfolio be any different from managing any other type of business? To get the current earnings for my portfolio, I take a sum of the reported… read more...

Apple's woes show US and China are taking hits in trade war - and that could push them to make deal

via: CNBC at 2019-01-03 15:37:00:000

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Apple's Warning: Here's What The Bulls Are Saying

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 15:30:53:000

-Apple's surprise revenue warning brings Q1 guidance down to $84 billion, from a mid-point of $91 billion previously. -At mid-day, shares of AAPL are trading 9% lower at $143.60. -We invite investors who remain BULLISH on Apple to post a comment summarizing their reactions, outlook, and tr… read more...

Apple's Warning: Here's What The Bears Are Saying

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-03 15:30:00:000

-Apple's surprise revenue warning brings Q1 guidance down to $84 billion, from a mid-point of $91 billion previously. -At mid-day, shares of AAPL are trading 9% lower at $143.60. -We invite investors who remain BEARISH on Apple to post a comment summarizing their reactions, outlook, and tr… read more...

'It's a dark day for Apple,' says analyst Dan Ives

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 18:32:00:000

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Apple's drop costs Warren Buffett about $2.8 billion, adding to struggles for Berkshire portfolio

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 18:24:00:000

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Tim Cook says he isn't worried about traveling to China after the Huawei CFO's arrest

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 18:06:00:000

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AAPL and SWKS among after hour movers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 17:38:25:000

Gainers: OTCPK:NBNKF +6.1% . SQQQ +5.1% . TVIX +4.3% . QTT +3.6% . More news on: NORDEA BANK ABP ORD, ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ ETF, VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN, , Stocks on the move, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Cook discusses iPhone sales, Services forecast

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 17:30:51:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) Tim Cook appears on CNBC to discuss the company's Q1 warning and reiterates that US-China trade tensions played a role. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Apple, Netflix and more

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 17:16:00:000

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Apple cuts Q1 revenue guidance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-02 16:42:46:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) cuts its Q1 revenue guidance to $84B (was: $89B to $93B) and expects38% gross margin and $8.7B in operating expenses. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Tech shares dive after hours on Apple warning, Nasdaq ETF loses 1 percent

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 16:37:00:000

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Dow futures drop more than 300 points as tech shares get hit after hours on a warning from Apple

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 16:37:00:000

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Apple slashes revenue guidance, says iPhone sales are weak in China - shares tank

via: CNBC at 2019-01-02 16:33:00:000

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How will the FAANGs perform in 2019?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-01 05:32:12:000

It's been a mixed year for the so-called FAANG stocks. The group expanded their reach into other industries and partnerships, but faced widespread calls for regulation, industry privacy scandals and fallout from rocky trade negotiations with China. More news on: Facebook, Amazon.com, Inc.,… read more...

Updated Lists Of Stocks Topping Our Ranking Model

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 21:43:52:000

Background It has been a year since we first introduced our factor-based quality ranking model (see " 13 Stocks That Top My Factor-Based Value Investing Ranking Model "). The purpose of the model has always been to find wonderful businesses at fair prices, although the valuation consideratio… read more...

Merck, Pfizer top Dow 2018 standings; Goldman Sachs slides to the bottom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 21:09:34:000

Merck (NYSE: MRK ) and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE ) finish as the year's top gainers on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 14 of the 30 stocks in the index end in the green vs. 25 closing positive a year ago. More news on: Merck & Co Inc., Pfizer Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Read more …... read more...

Will Apple Get Its Mojo Back?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 17:36:11:000

Let's talk about Apple, Inc. (AAPL). Specifically, let's talk about innovation in high-tech, because Apple has been a leader in the field for as long as I can remember. This is the company that brought us the computer mouse, the first point-and-click GUI operating systems, and the iPod, iPad… read more...

Netflix faces 'fundamental challenge' from Disney and WarnerMedia streaming services in 2019

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 17:13:00:000

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How Much Stock Could Apple Have Repurchased In Fourth Quarter?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 17:12:24:000

Apples (Nasdaq: AAPL ) fourth quarter has been terrible for shareholders or terrific, depending on your time horizon, and estimate of Apples intrinsic value. If you are worried about the short term, it has been terrible, as the stock fell more than 30% since the st… read more...

Microsoft closes out 2018 as the top public company

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 16:06:00:000

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A year ago the FAANG stocks were a hot buy - here's where they stand heading into 2019

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 16:01:00:000

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Analyst: Market needs FAANG to recover

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:56:40:000

UBS' Art Cashin tells CNBC that if the market wants to head into 2019 higher, it needs "unified and consistent" FAANG stocks. More news on: Facebook, Apple Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Two Ways The Trump Tax Cuts Affect 2018 Earnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 13:14:59:000

Much media attention has been given to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was signed into law in late 2017, but few articles have informed investors on what this means for the stocks they hold and how stocks should be evaluated. Individual investors do not always have time to dig into financial st… read more...

Tech's 'FAANG' stocks need to be 'unified and consistent' for market to go higher, says Art Cashin

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 12:14:00:000

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Apple is going to end 2018 with a rare product launch miss

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 12:00:00:000

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Three options strategies for the week: December 31, 2018

via: CNBC at 2018-12-31 09:30:00:000

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Niche services are taking on Netflix and Amazon by going after sci-fi fans and Broadway lovers

via: CNBC at 2018-12-29 15:00:00:000

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Niche services are taking on Netflix and Amazon by going after sci-fi fans and Broadway lovers

via: CNBC at 2018-12-29 15:00:00:000

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My Tech Wreck Picks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-29 09:00:00:000

The entire market has been decimated over the last three months as S&P 500 ( SPY ) sectors ranging from energy and oil to blue-chip industrials to technology have found themselves deep in the claws of a bear. (Source: fidelity.com) Since my focus and expertise is in technology, I wil… read more...

My Tech Wreck Picks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-29 09:00:00:000

The entire market has been decimated over the last three months as S&P 500 ( SPY ) sectors ranging from energy and oil to blue-chip industrials to technology have found themselves deep in the claws of a bear. (Source: fidelity.com) Since my focus and expertise is in technology, I wil… read more...

Generating Income And Limiting Risk - Strategies To Create A Balanced Portfolio And Boost Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 17:22:06:000

Investment Thesis Everyone who invests knows that it is incredibly important to decide what level of risk they are willing to take in order to generate the return that they want. When we think of risk, we tend to think of it based on the type of financial instrument (cash, bond, equity, etc…. read more...

Market hasn't hit bottom but investors can start to 'nibble' on stocks, says Bespoke's Paul Hickey

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 15:25:00:000

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Is the buyback surge over? Don't bet on it

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 13:55:00:000

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'Safer Dividend Picks From Barron's 10 For 2019 And Kiplinger's 12 Forever Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 10:04:01:000

'Safer' Dividend Barron's/Kiplinger Selections At year end, Barron's features a list of 10 top picks for the coming year. The December 17 list caught my dogcatcher eye because all but one were dividend payers. And I had already featured picks by Bloomberg and Fortune in other articles. Whe… read more...

Nicholas Ward Positions For 2019: Cautiously Optimistic And Focused On Dividend Growth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 10:00:00:000

What do you expect to be the key driver of stock market performance in 2019? The unfortunate answer to this question is sentiment. I suspect that the volatility that we've seen emerge during 2018 is here to stay. Until we overcome some of the political and trade hurdles that are currently … read more...

Doctors are asking Silicon Valley engineers to spend more time in the hospital before building apps

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 09:38:00:000

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Apple and Netflix could be your best FAANG bets heading into 2019, traders say

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 08:33:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: PG, IBM, SAVE, AMZN & more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-28 07:53:00:000

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Retail Was Nice, Amazon Was Nicer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-28 01:07:04:000

Success in the retail space According to recent reports, U.S. holiday retail sales are at their strongest in years. According to a Mastercard SpendingPulse study , total U.S. retail sales, excluding automobiles, rose 5.1% between November 1 and December 24 from a year earlier. Overall, cons… read more...

There are now 2,823 emoji. This former Apple intern helped design the original 500

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 14:33:00:000

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Apple: A Buying Opportunity Has Arrived

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 12:59:26:000

Source: Apple.com Apple ( AAPL ) has been one of the harder-hit quality names in the recent correction. In fact, one could argue Apple has been emblematic of the market's recent declines. The stock market essentially peaked the same day Apple reached its all-time high in early October, a… read more...

No car keys? No problem. Hyundai rolls out fingerprint technology that makes keys obsolete

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 11:28:00:000

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Apple Is Not Dead, Logic Has Departed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 10:53:48:000

Written by Ophir Gottlieb Preface While Apple ( AAPL ) stock has been plummeting the chorus line has been growing louder Apple is dead. Theres one thing though, Apple is not dead, and even more bizarre, the calls of its death are in fact, literally, illogical. Story … read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, December 27

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 09:38:00:000

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Amazon's stock is closing out its worst quarter since the 2008 recession

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 09:00:00:000

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What Should I Do With My Starbucks Shares?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 08:45:13:000

On December 14, 2018 Seeking Alphas News Editor Clark Schultz reported the following analysts positive on Starbucks . With analysts so positive on its shares and with the Starbucks' ( SBUX ) investor day presentation largely seen as positive, does the recent price action in its st… read more...

Amazon gets into health insurance - and more 2019 health-tech predictions

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 08:31:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: JPM, AAPL, V, CBS & more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-27 07:53:00:000

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Jingle All The Way? (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-27 07:44:46:000

Today's Top Stories: Wednesday marked the biggest post-Christmas rally for U.S. stocks ever, a U.S. trade team will travel to Beijing to hold talks with Chinese officials, and India will ban e-commerce companies from selling products in which they have an equity interest. If you are… read more...

Apple Nears 2% Dividend Yield

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 16:39:19:000

Monday was the worst Christmas Eve in US market history, with the three major averages dropping over concerns surrounding the Fed, trade wars, government shutdown, etc. It has not been a pretty couple of months, and perhaps no stock shows that as much as technology giant Apple ( AAPL ), which … read more...

Is Apple A Buy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 16:22:49:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) went from the 230s to 140s. It's still not a buy. More important than valuation is revenue and earnings trends and the risk to Street earnings estimates. I plan to take you through Apple's numbers and fundamental drivers to show you the Street's still probably too high…. read more...

FAANG kicks its losing streak in post-Christmas rally

via: CNBC at 2018-12-26 16:08:00:000

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The Great Wall Street Sales Event Is Here

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 12:36:52:000

The Sky is Not FallingYet Were stocks over valued? Yes, on the whole equity prices got ahead of where they should have been earlier in the year and a correction was warranted. But the economy is not falling apart just yet and we are not heading into a recession next quarter. So far… read more...

Apple Well Positioned For Resurgence

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 12:32:21:000

Apple's ( AAPL ) recent price collapse, amid a general downturn in the markets, seemingly makes it an excellent value proposition at the moment due to the current expected trajectory of continued growth the company has. Even amid some weakness in guidance and market worries, the company is n… read more...

Dividend Sensei Positions For 2019: What You Should Expect Next Year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 10:00:00:000

(Source: imgflip ) After a blissful 2017 when the market rose 22% with a peak drawdown (from all-time highs) of 3%, 2018 has seen volatility come roaring back with a vengeance. Today, the stock market ( SPY ) ( DIA ) ( QQQ ) is experiencing its second correction of the year, something tha… read more...

Apple's newest iPhones are attracting more Android users than last year, survey shows

via: CNBC at 2018-12-26 09:55:00:000

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CIRP: iPhone XR took 32% share in November

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:41:34:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone XR took a 32% share of iPhones in November, according to CIRP data. The share was better than the 30% for the iPhone X in last year's period but lower than the iPhone 8/8 Plus at 39%. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Mark Hibben Positions For 2019: Better Days Ahead For Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 09:01:00:000

Is tech's tumble a worrying sign? Mark Hibben , who has been following tech stocks on Seeking Alpha since 2013, along with handling his Rethink Technology Marketplace service, thinks the fall presents an opportunity. Also, in this article, Hibben presents his thoughts on the large shifts … read more...

My Hybrid Dividend Growth Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-26 08:45:24:000

Introduction My main goal is to create real income using dividends. I am not necessarily looking for early retirement. I am more into the freedom that another source of income can deliver. Personally, I believe that the best way to achieve this goal is by investing in dividend paying stock… read more...

Here's the ultimate guide to using your brand new iPhone

via: CNBC at 2018-12-25 17:00:00:000

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The Growth Scare: Put Your Emotions Aside And Start Buying For 2019 Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-25 08:07:40:000

Obviously there has been a lot going on with the market lately, and while many of us are upset to see stock prices decline, it is important to remember that market corrections also bring some of the best buying opportunities. I believe the selloff is overdone based on the economic fundamenta… read more...

Microsoft: Better Than All Of FAANG

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-25 00:02:53:000

Microsoft ( MSFT ), the third best-performing stock in 2018 in the Dow Jones and one of the best performers of the broad S&P 500, has finally pulled back from its 52-week high and crashed into double-digit territory. It is still up roughly 15% YTD and of the last beacons of stability in … read more...

Alphabet: Hardly Matters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 14:19:44:000

As other tech giants make the move to high-margin services, Alphabet ( GOOG , GOOGL ) continues making the odd shift into hardware. A big part of the move is to lock consumers into their services and advertising revenue streams. The stock remains incredibly cheap back below $1,000 as high… read more...

Apple: The Standard In A Technological Revolution Has Become Too Cheap

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 10:30:33:000

I think it is fair to say that Apple ( AAPL ) has earned the right to be called The Standard when discussing technology products. AAPL laid the foundation then created the blueprint for everyone else to follow. Recently Apples chart looks as if it stepped off of a cliff… read more...

Wedbush bullish on Apple despite "draconian sell-off"

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 09:25:13:000

Wedbush says it remains bullish on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) despite the recent "brutal and painful" sell-off due to valuation, monetization potential in the 750M+ active install base, and the $50B+ Services revenue stream. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

The most important tech stories of 2018 - in tweets

via: CNBC at 2018-12-24 09:15:00:000

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Chinese companies boycott Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 08:46:46:000

Chinese companies urge employees to boycott (NASDAQ: AAPL ) following the U.S. arrest of Huawei's CFO, according to Nikkei Asian Review. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Barron's 10 Picks For 2019 Vs. Kiplinger's 12 Forever Stocks Show Target Gains And Losses

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 08:28:57:000

2019 Vs. Forever Selections At year-end, Barron's features a list of 10 top picks for the coming year. The December 17 list caught my dogcatcher eye because all but one were dividend payers. And I had already featured picks by Bloomberg and Fortune in other articles. When Kiplinger Today f… read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: TSLA, FB, AAPL, CS & more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-24 07:55:00:000

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An Update On The Autonomous Vehicle And Ride Sharing Trend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 07:36:43:000

Thanks to Alphabet Google's ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) Waymo autonomous vehicles [AVs] have now arrived in November 2018, just 2 months earlier than I had expected. For a background on this topic investors can read my earlier article: May 2018 - How To Benefit From The Autonomous Vehicles Trend … read more...

The Hit To Berkshire Hathaway's Book Value And The Implications For Buffett's Buybacks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-24 06:38:47:000

It's obvious that the Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A )( BRK.B ) portfolio of publicly traded stocks has taken a hit along with everything else in the recent downturn. Because of the large positions in Apple ( AAPL ) and large banks, the hit taken by Berkshire since the end of the 3d quarter probab… read more...

Facebook is the 'biggest concern' among the FAANG stocks, analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-24 02:06:00:000

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Be Prepared For The Rollercoaster

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-23 18:31:10:000

As the year draws to a close, volatility is not demonstrating any intent of abating. Volatility is still significant but the direction is now clear. In October, the Nasdaq tumbled 9%, its biggest monthly drop since November 2008. The broader S&P 500 lost nearly 7% in October, its w… read more...

Bill Fleckenstein: Now Is The Time To Short Tesla (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-23 13:35:11:000

Bill Fleckenstein is an outspoken market commentator that, in my opinion, doesnt get as much mainstream media as he should. The last time he appeared on my podcast, back in October 2018, he spent time pitching me on why he thought Apple ( AAPL ) was a perfect short. Now, only about t… read more...

Hair Of The Bear: Where Is Santa?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-22 01:58:38:000

Note: All graphs are sourced to Bloomberg unless specifically noted otherwise. Introduction Based on the immediate market reaction to the results of the Fed meeting and conference, there was still some hope of much more dovish signals from the Fed that would suggest a pause was at hand. … read more...

Apple: Key IPhone Suppliers Don't Seem To Be Cutting Back

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 14:06:23:000

Rethink Technology business briefs for December 21, 2018. Monthly revenue reports from Foxconn, Pegatron and TSMC don't support the iPhone cutback narrative iPhone XS Logic Board with three mystery audio amplifiers. Source: iFixit. Much has been written recently about supposed produc… read more...

Apple's Siri got a lot smarter over the last 9 months

via: CNBC at 2018-12-21 12:34:00:000

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NEO's Quiet Innovations Could Culminate In A 2019 Surge

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 11:45:13:000

It's been a tough year for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin (BTC-USD), the bellwether of this nascent industry, has seen its price drop by over 80% since its peak in late-2017. Now the price hovers around $3,400. Meanwhile, Ethereum (ETH-USD) is down even further. The price of a single ETH-USD is les… read more...

$13 Million Investment Bank Managed Stock Market And Bond Portfolio Review

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 10:05:15:000

A month or something ago, I was contacted by an investor that had just set up a portfolio with an investment bank. He told them that his risk tolerance is minimal and that he would like some capital appreciation in the long term. He asked me to review the portfolio and that is what we are goin… read more...

Apple just entered a death cross, and Wall Street should 'prepare for the worst'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-21 08:38:00:000

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Institutional Investors Already Bailed

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 08:37:33:000

By K C Ma and Bilal Hashmi We like to watch how and when institutions trade. Unlike retail investors, institutional investors rely more on fundamentals and less on sentiments to make investments decisions. One way to observe how institutions trade, with a time lag, is through the changes of … read more...

Shut Down Fears Add To Market Turmoil (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 07:39:34:000

Today's Top Stories: Shut down fears add to market turmoil; Spain hikes minimum wage 22 percent; and Facebook is working on a cryptocurrency. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following places: iTunes (find all Se… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Shutdown Fears Add To Market Turmoil

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-21 07:01:36:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). Stock markets around the world continued to slide Friday as a last minute Santa Rally continued to look increasing… read more...

Apple at the 'forefront of vulnerability' to the next phase of US-China trade war, strategist says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-21 06:45:00:000

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Morgan Stanley chief strategist defends Powell's policy: 'This is not the place to be selling'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 17:09:00:000

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Rosenblatt: Apple could cut 4M iPhone units

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 15:29:14:000

Rosenblatt thinks Apple ( AAPL -2.2% ) could cut iPhone production by another 4M units for the March quarter due to China weakness related to the Huawei CFO arrest. More news on: Apple Inc., Skyworks Solutions, Inc., Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd., Tech stocks news, … read more...

What Are The Recent Apple Supplier Warnings Telling Us About Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 14:39:45:000

News Timeline Beginning just a few trading days after Apple ( AAPL ) reported and guided its earnings on November 1, a string of several key Apple suppliers negatively updated guidance sending Apple and some suppliers in a downward spiral, a spiral that continues. November 12th It bega… read more...

When stocks are careening toward a bear market, these names tend to get hit the hardest

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 14:09:00:000

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Apple names Giannandrea to exec team

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 13:27:29:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) names John Giannandrea to its exec team as SVP of Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence Strategy, which includes overseeing the development of Core ML and Siri. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Nasdaq dips into bear market territory briefly Thursday as investors bail on Apple, Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 13:26:00:000

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Apple appoints AI chief, who recently joined from Google, to exec team

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 13:12:00:000

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John Giannandrea named to Apple's executive team

via: Business Wire at 2018-12-20 13:00:00:000

Apple today announced that John Giannandrea has been named to the companys executive team as senior vice president of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Strategy. He joined Apple in April 2018. Giannandrea oversees the strategy for AI and Machine Learning across a… read more...

Market Panic Gives Us An Opportunity To Load Up On Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-20 12:25:11:000

Wheeeee - such fun! As we expected , the Fed raised rates because they had to (because they didn't listen to me and raise rates instead at the November meeting, when it would have had less impact) and the market freaked out and plowed lower but we decided to remain bullish because all tha… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, December 20

via: CNBC at 2018-12-20 09:25:00:000

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Wells Fargo, Bank Of America Unlikely To Lose Deposit Dominance To Fintech Firms

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-19 14:35:44:000

Editor's note: Seeking Alpha is proud to welcome SharesPost as a new contributor. It's easy to become a Seeking Alpha contributor and earn money for your best investment ideas. Active contributors also get free access to the SA PRO archive. Click here to find out more Despite the em… read more...

Is Dropbox Worth $9 Billion?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-19 12:52:30:000

Thesis Dropbox ( DBX ) was one of the largest tech IPO this year. The company went public in March raising more than $756 million. On the inaugural day, the stock opened at $21 valuing the company at more than $12 billion. As of this writing, the companys stock is trading at $22 gi… read more...

With Alexa and Siri for the office, complaining at work is going to get a lot more dangerous

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 10:02:00:000

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Facebook could be in violation of an FTC agreement after the latest report on its privacy practices

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 09:55:00:000

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Your first trade for Wednesday, December 19

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 09:21:00:000

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Apple's services margins will blow estimates out of the water as iPhone sales lag, Jefferies says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 09:13:00:000

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Jefferies cuts iPhone sales expectations, but says services business still makes Apple a buy

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 08:05:00:000

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Here's what happens next in the Huawei CFO case

via: CNBC at 2018-12-19 07:08:00:000

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Here's Why Stocks Could Be Headed A Lot Lower From Here

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 17:24:15:000

Source: MetalsNews.com Heres Why Stocks Could Be Headed Lower From Here The economic atmosphere surrounding the S&P 500/SPDR S&P 500 ETF ( SPY ) has turned decisively more bearish in recent weeks. In addition to various concerns, many valuations are still extremely elev… read more...

The Best Dividend Stocks To Buy During This Correction

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 16:28:56:000

(Source: Imgflip ) Note that due to reader requests, I've decided to break up my weekly portfolio updates into three parts: commentary, economic update, and the new "best stocks to buy right now" series. This is to avoid excessively long articles and maximize the utility to my readers. … read more...

Should Stagnant iPhone Sales Worry Investors?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 16:16:20:000

Whats Weighing on the Stock Price? Apples ( AAPL ) stock has been rocked since reporting its fiscal year end numbers earlier this year. The numbers themselves were fantastic with revenue growth from iPhones hitting 29% year over year, total revenues growing 20%, and EPS gr… read more...

PBP: Why This Buy-Write ETF Has Been Uninspiring

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 16:04:04:000

Just recently, I wrote my first article on buy-write ETFs - also referred to as covered call funds. The security that I analyzed in a bit more detail was the Horizons NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF ( QYLD ). I was intrigued by some of my findings, and decided to look for the "best in class" f… read more...

Apple's Deal For Peanuts Brings Spotlight To Small Cap DHX Media

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 14:33:14:000

Apple ( AAPL ) announced recently that it was partnering with DHX Media ( DHXM ) to bring new original content based on the Peanuts brand to its soon to be launched streaming service. The deal marks a continuation of Apples billions of dollars strategy to create original content for … read more...

You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo - here's how

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 13:57:00:000

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Apple - It's Not About 'Value For Money' Anymore

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-18 13:10:38:000

Overview Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) dropped a bombshell during their Q4 earnings conference call by confirming the management decision to discontinue providing unit sales figures for iPhone, iPad and Mac segments. Unit sales figures provide a meaningful insight into the business model of Apple,… read more...

Bernstein downgrades tech sector, looks for cheap buys

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 13:03:00:000

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S&P 500 Q3 2018 Buybacks Surpass $200 Billion Mark for the First Time Ever

via: PR Newswire at 2018-12-18 11:00:00:000

NEW YORK , Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices ("S&P DJI") announced today that preliminary Q3 2018 S&P 500 stock buybacks , or share repurchases, surpassed the $200 billion mark for the first time to set a record $203.8 billion . … read more...

Here's how to choose between the Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod

via: CNBC at 2018-12-18 09:49:00:000

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'Safer' Dividend NASDAQ Dogs Hunt 26.5%-59.4% Net Gains Per Broker December Targets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 18:15:09:000

Actionable Conclusions (1-10): Brokers Forecast Top Ten NASDAQ "Safer" Dividend Stocks to Net 26.5% to 59.4% Gains By December, 2019 Four of the ten top yield "safer" Dividend NASDAQ stocks (with name backgrounds tinted grey in the list above) were scattered in with the top ten gainers for… read more...

Four things need to happen for the stock market to bottom, Jim Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-17 18:13:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Oracle, Boeing and more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-17 17:10:00:000

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Tech companies favor central role of Fed in real-time payments: American Banker

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 16:35:28:000

Big tech companies and some other fintech firms support the Federal Reserve taking a central role in developing a real-time payment system in the U.S., pitting them against the nation's big banks, who oppose the idea, American Banker reports. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., A… read more...

We Sold Apple At $227, We Just Started Buying Back In

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 15:32:17:000

Investment Thesis Apple ( AAPL ) has been an amazing investment for those who jumped in at any time after the selloffs over the last few years. The question is will this time be different? We think Apple is trading in an attractive price range that will give investors a reasonable discount w… read more...

QYLD: Considering A Different Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 13:36:06:000

Interest rates have been rising. Volatility in equities has picked up. With the recent, broad-based drop in stock prices, dividend yields have been inching forward. After nearly a decade of low income (i.e. very little paid to holders of interest-bearing instruments) and a growth bias in t… read more...

Why the US thinks Huawei has been a massive national security threat for years

via: CNBC at 2018-12-17 12:38:00:000

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Dividend Growth 50: Beating The Market In Year 4 Makes For An Even Happier Birthday - Part 1

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 12:21:12:000

These last 12 months have been rough for a stock market that has been battered by trade wars, rising interest rates, Brexit and other international craziness, legal wranglings, natural disasters, rising volatility, political shenanigans, and, sources say, a horrific outbreak of rockin' pneumon… read more...

France moves ahead with tech tax

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 11:33:51:000

France will impose a new tech tax worth $570M annually starting the first of the year. More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Apple Inc., Facebook, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple hires Tesla senior designer

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-17 09:25:44:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) hires designer Andrew Kim from Tesla, where he served as a senior designer, fueling more speculation about Apple's self-driving car plans. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

What Should I Do With My IBM Shares?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-16 16:45:24:000

On October 28, 2018 Seeking Alphas News Editor Brandy Betz announced the following IBM acquires Red Hat for $34B , which I am sure left many investors scratching their heads as to why IBM ( IBM ) would do such a thing? In this article, I will not discuss the various operations of th… read more...

What Was Done Well (And Not So Well) For Clients In 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-16 13:32:01:000

Here is a quick summary of how clients were positioned in 2018, and what worked and what didn't: Microsoft (MSFT) remains clients' largest position and has been since 2013. A core position was kept in the stock during the last decade ('00-'09), but the weight was lifted in client account… read more...

Time To Connect The Dots (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-16 08:04:21:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, look … read more...

Apple To Enter A Slow Growth Period? Think Again

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-16 08:01:00:000

If Apple ( AAPL ) is supposed to enter a period of slow growth, as a few experts have recently suggested , somebody needs to let the company's management team know first. Seemingly fearless of a slowdown in its robust growth pace, or perhaps proactively attempting to avoid one, Apple has … read more...

GE And Apple: High-Yield Alternative Strategies For Falling Knives

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-15 09:15:00:000

Ever try to catch a falling knife? When a stock on your watch list suddenly hits your entry price target, it's certainly tempting to jump aboard. Of course, nobody knows how much further it can fall, once the sentiment has turned bearish, and it starts receiving downgrades from analysts. S… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Time To Connect The Dots

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-15 09:12:29:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. There are two monster meetings on the agenda next week that could shake things up f… read more...

The Profitable FANG+ Stock Anomaly Continues Into The 8th Iteration

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-15 06:04:31:000

Laying the Groundwork The FANG+ stock index is an equally weighted NYSE index that boasts one of the highest correlations to technology and related stocks. The NYSE FANG+ index includes 10 highly liquid stocks that represent the top innovators across today's tech and internet/med… read more...

Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio: November Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-15 05:31:46:000

Im running a little bit late on the November portfolio review. Sorry about that. With the holidays, some bad weather, and basketball season starting up at the local high school, Ive been busier than normal. However, now that things have calmed down a bit, I had some time to sit… read more...

Crowding In A Few Names To Close 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 17:25:41:000

by Daniel Shvartsman It's been two weeks since I wrote a survey review of the long and short ideas we've published on Seeking Alpha. One change in the vantage point from looking at two weeks of articles vs. one is that patterns stand out more clearly. The popular names always have a lot of… read more...

Apple's $1 billion Austin campus is the latest big investment from top tier firms: Texas governor

via: CNBC at 2018-12-14 14:55:00:000

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Random Musings About A Foul Stock Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 14:24:24:000

Since early October, U.S. markets have taken a somewhat nasty turn down. Amidst the huffing and puffing by many market experts focused primarily upon the 24/7 news cycle, I offer you several general observations that have served me well over the past 35 years. I speak from the … read more...

D.A. Davidson cuts Apple target, says pullback overdone

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 14:01:02:000

D.A. Davidson maintains a Buy rating on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) but cuts the price target from $290 to $280. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Google and Amazon will launch Apple AirPods competitors next year, top analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-14 13:35:00:000

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Amazon: New Trends Are Not Priced In

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 11:29:53:000

Amazon's ( AMZN ) subscription revenues have kept on growing at a rapid pace for the past few quarters. In the latest quarter, subscription revenues grew by 52% on a YoY basis. The secret behind Amazon's success with this segment could be its ability to get a high retention rate even after inc… read more...

Your first trade for Friday, December 14

via: CNBC at 2018-12-14 09:11:00:000

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Apple Stock Is Heading Towards $150 And It Is Good For Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 08:48:47:000

Apple ( AAPL ) stock is getting little respite from Wall Street. There have been numerous downgrades by analysts which has put a bearish sentiment around the stock. My first article in mid-March 2017 mentioned some of the challenges facing the company with an underperform rating at $140. Sin… read more...

Markets Lose Steam Amid Growth Jitters (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-14 08:20:10:000

Today's Top Stories: Stocks give up ground heading into the weekend, China's retail sales growth slows, and Apple pushes a software update to address Qualcomm patent concerns. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the following p… read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: COST, ADBE, SBUX, AAPL & more

via: CNBC at 2018-12-14 07:37:00:000

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Qualcomm: Global 5G Unlocked

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 17:46:22:000

The most important note from the Snapdragon Tech Summit last week is that 5G is a global rollout utilizing Qualcomm ( QCOM ) technology. A lot of the domestic wireless network providers are racing to become the first 5G providers, but anybody just focusing on the domestic market is missing… read more...

Apple can still get more people to buy its services even if iPhone sales fall: Tech analyst

via: CNBC at 2018-12-13 15:00:00:000

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One More Deep Dive Off The Short End

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 14:30:15:000

by Daniel Shvartsman In my 6+ years at Seeking Alpha and my 7+ following the markets closely, I've only been to a couple investing conferences. Both of them were this year. I covered Buscando Valor in early October . And we've already covered the Kase Learning Shorting Conference in a cou… read more...

Apple: Looking For A Bottom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 12:06:35:000

Investors continue to be disappointed in the performance of Apple ( AAPL ) shares as 2018 comes to a close. As the chart below shows, the technology giant has really underperfomed against the large cap tech space in recent weeks, as shown against the Invesco QQQ ETF ( QQQ ). With China trade w… read more...

Tim Cook kept his promise with Apple's new campuses - he didn't run a contest like Amazon's

via: CNBC at 2018-12-13 10:29:00:000

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Piper trims Apple target on supplier cuts

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 09:25:12:000

Piper Jaffray cuts its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) price target from $250 to $222 saying that recent supplier guidance cuts suggest "global unit uptake has not met expectations." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Apple: Unlocking A Tremendous Captive Market (Mark Hibben)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 09:20:00:000

The story behind the interview: Apple ( AAPL ) stock is down and concerns are high for many investors. Mark Hibben and Brian Bain discuss why the extreme negative market sentiment is way overdone and where investors can look to find an optimistic future. For those who prefer to read, my fu… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, December 13

via: CNBC at 2018-12-13 09:15:00:000

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Apple: Short-Term Pain, Long-Term Gain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 08:44:32:000

iPhone Upgrade Cycle Erodes For fiscal 2018, Apple's (AAPL) overall revenues were up ~15.8% to $265.6 billion, driven by strong iPhone growth. This growth was generated by Apple's ability to hike ASPs in a dramatic fashion, while unit growth was flat to slightly up. Why? Apple faced a whole … read more...

ITC will review iPhone ban ruling

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-13 08:28:44:000

A U.S. tribunal will review a ruling that said an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone import ban was not in the public interest even if the devices violate Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) patents. More news on: Apple Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, … read more...

Himax Should Get Bought Out At This Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 18:39:12:000

When shares of Himax Technologies ( HIMX ) hit rock bottom earlier this week and traded at an intraday low of $3.03, the deep undervaluation, relative to the promised growth ahead, signals it's time that the company get bought out. Going private is another option. The main reason is that t… read more...

Chart analyst Katie Stockton sees 'very bullish' signs for S&P, Apple and Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-12-12 17:34:00:000

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CNBC: Apple employs dozens of docs for health tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 16:58:11:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has hired 40 to 50 doctors in recent years who work across teams on health tech, according to CNBC sources . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Buyer beware: Is that free trial really free?

via: CNBC at 2018-12-12 16:32:00:000

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Tech stocks rallied on Wednesday, with one big exception

via: CNBC at 2018-12-12 16:16:00:000

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Qualcomm's Challenges May Only Get Worse

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 14:33:19:000

Shares of Qualcomm ( QCOM ) rallied on Dec. 10 after the company was able to block Apple ( AAPL ) from selling its older iPhone in China successfully. Apple is currently fighting this decision, and the company is still selling its phones. However, this is part of a much longer battle betwe… read more...

Apple roundup: Modem plans, Texture launch, target cut

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 14:30:22:000

The Information reports that Apple ( AAPL +0.7% ) is working on a custom cellular modem citing a job listing and an inside source. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Multiple Positive Developments Are Not Yet Reflected In Super Micro's Shares

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 14:24:50:000

I have written several bullish takes on Super Micro ( SMCI ) since August when their stock took a big hit on the notice that their stock would be delisted from Nasdaq due to a delay in getting their filings current (which is due to an ongoing accounting review). Since that time, I have r… read more...

Apple - More Downside Into 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-12 14:02:16:000

Apple, Inc. ( AAPL ) is down 28% from its all time high of $232 per share set back in early October. The decline really accelerated following earnings release on November 1st. The company beat both top line and EPS estimates, but stock came under pressure from weak guidance by management. Th… read more...

Apple stock is up 43,000% since its IPO 38 years ago

via: CNBC at 2018-12-12 13:54:00:000

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The action in Apple's stock tells you everything you need to know about this market, says Jim Cramer

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 18:11:00:000

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The Huawei case will finally force the US to prove some claims it's made about Chinese companies

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 15:04:00:000

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Apple appeals China's iPhone sales ban

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 13:35:37:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) has filed an appeal in China to overturn a sales ban on seven of its iPhone models, according to media reports. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Apple files appeal to overturn iPhone sales ban in China

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 13:31:00:000

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Apple recovers losses after Chinese court bans sale of most iPhones

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 11:00:00:000

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Historically, This Is An Extremely Rare Buying Opportunity For Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 10:38:48:000

Just like most major indices, Apple ( AAPL ) is now flat year to date. However, in October, when these indices were still flat, Apple was up 25%. Since October, Apple has lost 30% of its value equal to roughly $300B. That's more than 75% of Facebook's ( FB ) valuation and is more than the tota… read more...

Three options strategies for the week: December 10, 2018

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 09:16:00:000

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Qualcomm wins preliminary iPhone ban in China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 09:05:42:000

Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) says it has won a preliminary order from a Chinese court banning imports and sales of several Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) iPhone models in the region. More news on: Qualcomm Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, Read more ….. read more...

China court grants Qualcomm injunction against Apple, banning sale of some iPhones

via: CNBC at 2018-12-10 09:00:00:000

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Citi has $125 bear case for Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-10 08:06:41:000

Citi cuts its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) price target from $240 to $200 citing China concerns. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

This patient's medical record said she'd given birth twice - in fact, she'd never been pregnant

via: CNBC at 2018-12-09 12:02:00:000

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Apple Nearing Important Point

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 11:36:06:000

It's not been a pretty couple of months for shares of Apple ( AAPL ). Between the US/China trade war and concerns over iPhone sales, shares have dropped almost 30% from their all-time high as seen below. With market cap losses in the hundreds of billions piling up, shares of the company are ap… read more...

Don't You Dare Trade Options Until You Read This

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-09 11:05:33:000

"You never have played poker before, you say," says the gambler. "Well, the best way to learn is to jump right in and give it a try," he encourages. "Sit right down here at the table, you're smart, you'll figure it out." Person who never played poker before sits down at the table and … read more...

Screaming Strong Buy, 7.2% Yield, And 30% Upside For Iron Mountain

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-08 15:35:00:000

Co-produced with Jussi Askola and PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities The track record of a blue-chip The price of a slowly dying business This is the story of Iron Mountain ( IRM ), a storage REIT that is increasingly regarded as an endangered specie… read more...

How To Retire At 62 With Just Half A Million

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-08 09:43:00:000

In the previous article that we wrote on our hypothetical couple - John and Lisa - we tried to demonstrate how they could retire in 10 years, starting with a modest savings of $300,000 at the age of 50 years that would grow to $1 Million by the time they actually retire at 60. We had assumed… read more...

Stocks To Watch: Tencent Music, Starbucks And Under Armour In Focus

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-08 09:31:22:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Investors are prepping for another week of volatility as concerns over the China tr… read more...

Stocks could be set up for another violent week of selling

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 18:26:00:000

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If the Fed doesn't raise rates this month, the market could panic, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 18:13:00:000

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Cramer's game plan: Between the Fed, China and Apple, get ready for more volatility

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 18:13:00:000

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Market Structure Is Still Broken

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 16:43:14:000

A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets are born on… read more...

Apple buys Platoon, a start-up that helps indie musicians get discovered

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 16:13:00:000

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ARMed Attack: Intel And AMD Do Not See The Torpedo Headed Their Way

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 16:09:00:000

Apologies in advance for all the ARM wordplay, Im only human. At least its not pot stock puns. UnARMed Under its visionary leader, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft ( MSFT ) went from a company whose operating system ran 90% of computing devices in the world to, um, not that. … read more...

Apple and Alphabet erase their gains for the year

via: CNBC at 2018-12-07 16:03:00:000

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What Broadcom's Results Say About Apple's iPhone Units

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 14:34:42:000

Broadcom ( AVGO ) reported better than expected quarterly results on Dec. 6 after the close. But more important the company saw better than expected wireless business growth. It should be a positive read through to Apple ( AAPL ) and suggests that perhaps things at Apple aren't as dire a… read more...

Market slump continues amid trade tensions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 13:43:55:000

Markets go up, and markets go down. For U.S. stock markets, it's now down's turn, as U.S.-China trade tensions persist. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Subtracting Clarity Won't Make The Broadcom Case Stronger

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-07 13:33:54:000

Operationally, I cant really find much to criticize in Broadcom s ( AVGO ) fiscal fourth quarter, even if it does look like the wireless business is looking a little weaker heading into the next year. The central debate on Broadcom remains the CA acquisition and whether this f… read more...

Huawei arrest just made companies like Apple less valuable, Jim Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 18:32:00:000

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My 34 Holding Dividend Growth Portfolio Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 15:46:25:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review covering all of the activity over the past month. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401( K ) plan. The goal… read more...

CNBC: Apple bids for violent Israeli TV show

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 14:58:18:000

Apple ( AAPL -2% ) is in talks to buy the rights to the violent Israeli TV show "Nevelot" to adapt it with star Richard Gere, according to CNBC sources .Apple would co-produce the show with 21st Century Fox. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple is in talks to buy a violent Israeli TV show with Richard Gere as possible lead

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 14:03:00:000

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Watch And Services Not Enough To Save Apple (Victor Dergunov)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 13:54:06:000

The story behind the interview: Apple ( AAPL ) stock has lost around one-fourth of its value. How concerned should investors be? According to Victor Dergunov, Apple is still a great company, but the days of amazing growth are over, and Watch and Services are not enough to fill the gap. F… read more...

Apple could plunge 13 percent more before hitting a floor, says technical analyst

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 13:31:00:000

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Microsoft is making its first web browser for the Mac in 15 years

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 13:13:00:000

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Huawei is one of China's most important tech companies - here's what it does and why the US is wary

via: CNBC at 2018-12-06 12:35:00:000

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MTUM: The Momentum ETF Becomes A Big Bet On Tech And Healthcare

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 11:32:41:000

For the past two years, investing in a momentum strategy has mostly been a bet on the technology sector. The composition of the $10 billion iShares Edge MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF ( MTUM ) has consistently had tech as its top holding comprising anywhere between 30% and 45% of the portfolio… read more...

March To Freedom Fund November Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-06 10:46:52:000

We are now in the home stretch for 2018 and our portfolio has performed quite well this year. The March to Freedom Fund has a total return for the year of 9.63%. As always, this includes just share price appreciation and dividends received, but not the contributions that weve made. The… read more...

Microsoft's CFO is keeping an eye on gaming now that it does $10 billion in annual revenue

via: CNBC at 2018-12-05 16:37:00:000

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HomePod coming soon to China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 14:47:53:000

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) HomePod speaker will go on sale in China early next year, according to a banner on the company's website. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple: Already Undervalued?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 13:22:41:000

I will start with the technical parameters of the stock price dynamics. The last eight years, the dynamics of Apple ( AAPL ) stock are quite qualitatively (R 2 =0.9) described by the exponential trend (that always looks like a straight line on the graphs with log y-axis): In September Ap… read more...

Merrill Lynch says it's bearish on the market until it sees the 'Big Low'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-05 11:59:00:000

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Crowded Trades Are Unwinding And It's Time To Take Advantage (William Koldus)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 08:10:10:000

Background for the Interview: William (Travis) and Brian discuss what the crowded trades appear to be in today's markets, what to be careful of, and what opportunities the market may currently be offering investors. For those who prefer to read, my full interview notes are copied below. … read more...

November Dividend Income Report

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 07:57:38:000

In September 2017, I received slightly over $100K as a result of the commuted value of my pension plan. I decided to invest 100% of this money into dividend growth stocks . Each month, I publish my results. I don't do this to brag, I do this to show you it's possible to build a portfolio duri… read more...

Analyst: Google, Amazon releasing AirPods rivals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 07:31:40:000

Noted Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests Google ( GOOG , GOOGL )and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) are working on AirPods competitors, but he thinks Apple can keep the market lead by adding new functions. More news on: Apple Inc., Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc…. read more...

Investing Whiplash: Looking For Closure With Apple And Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-05 06:55:08:000

In September, I took a look, in a series of posts, at two companies that had crested the trillion dollar market cap mark, Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN), and concluded that series with a post where I argued that both companies were over valued . I also mentioned that I was selling short on bo… read more...

Protectionism could drain top talent from Silicon Valley, VC says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-05 05:54:00:000

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Facebook is no longer Glassdoor's 'Best Place to Work'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-04 23:59:00:000

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Don't raise the 'white flag' on Apple, this is a 'golden buying opportunity': Analyst

via: CNBC at 2018-12-04 17:18:00:000

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Stocks plunge may have been a too fearful reaction to trade, economic worries

via: CNBC at 2018-12-04 17:10:00:000

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The FAANG stocks shed $140 billion in Tuesday's market rout

via: CNBC at 2018-12-04 16:08:00:000

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Market Volatility Bulletin: Equities In A Tizzy As Trade Truce Fades

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 14:33:52:000

Market Intro CNBC: 12:53 PM EST So much for the pop on the Kum-Ba-Yah cooperation move between China and the US. As it turns out, investors can see further out than ninety days (the length of the suspension in tariffs). Stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) are down a good bit in Tues… read more...

Trump's Tariff Threat For Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 14:00:00:000

The administrations threat of levying 10% on iPhones is a great sign for the technology sector as a whole. The short-term media sensationalism has flipped this story the other way around crying about this as if it is a major penalty to Apple ( AAPL ). Dont get me wrong, the… read more...

Will The FAANGS Finally Kill Off Television?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 13:30:46:000

If you were waiting for the other shoe to drop, well, it dropped. That is the takeaway from finding out that Amazon ( AMZN ) is making a daredevil bid to pry away the last remaining crown jewels from the traditional television dinosaurs. In the first round of bidding, Amazon has flexed its… read more...

Ams AG Decimated On Further Apple Shortfalls

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 12:02:13:000

Its been a brutal stretch for companies exposed to 3D sensing, with ams AG ( AMSSY ) (AMS.S) and IQE ( IQEPY ) having a particularly rough year. Recent weakness tied to Apple ( AAPL ) has hit the sector hard (including Lumentum ( LITE ) ), and weak volumes, underutilized capaci… read more...

50 Worst Performing S&P 500 Constituents In November

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-04 11:05:19:000

As late as November 23rd, the S&P 500 ( SPY ) had produced a -2.7% return in November. On the heels of October's -6.8% return, the index had erased its year-to-date gain. A late month bounce on dovish Fedspeak and hopes for a trade war truce pushed index returns positive at +2.0% for the m… read more...

Apple needs a winner besides the iPhone, and it's got three possibilities in the pipeline, HSBC says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-04 10:34:00:000

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Tim Cook's message to hatemongers: 'You have no place on our platforms'

via: CNBC at 2018-12-04 10:18:00:000

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How Microsoft bounced back

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 17:16:00:000

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Amazon is now in the running in a three-way race to become the world's most valuable public company

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 16:08:00:000

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Apple Vs. The S&P 500: Which Is The Better Investment?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 15:23:55:000

In this article, we will present a comparative real-time quantitative analysis of Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) vs. the S&P 500 Index ( SPY ), which will demonstrate the power of free cash flow in the investment process. In doing so, we will also teach everyone how to analyze individual stocks and t… read more...

As Monday's rally fades, traders wonder whether the trade cease-fire was already priced in

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 13:36:00:000

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The Worst May Be Over For Apple's Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 13:35:11:000

Apple Inc.'s ( AAPL ) stock may be oversold and due to rise in the coming days and weeks. With the U.S./China trade war now officially put on hold, the risk of iPhone tariffs or a China boycott of the iPhone become less likely. It should help to alleviate fears of more trouble ahead for the st… read more...

Dolly Parton gets up at 3 a.m. every day - here's her morning routine

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 13:22:00:000

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Wearables shipments +22% in Q3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 11:57:16:000

Global wearable shipments reached 32M units in Q3, up 22% Y/Y, according to IDC data . More news on: Fitbit, Inc., Garmin Ltd., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, , Read more … read more...

Skyworks Is Our Preferred 5G And IoT Investment Idea

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 10:52:42:000

Skyworks ( SWKS ) is a really interesting company: although not that well known by the general population, it has a tremendous impact on the performance of our technological devices. Their wireless chips and RF components enable mobile phones and a multitude of IoT devices to have data connect… read more...

Three options strategies for the week: December 3, 2018

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 10:30:00:000

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AirPods are Apple's 'most popular accessory ever,' shipments will skyrocket next year, analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-12-03 10:18:00:000

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How Trump's signing of new music legislation may give a boost to independent artists

via: CNBC at 2018-12-02 14:00:00:000

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Podcast: Amazon AWS ReInvent, HP Inc. And Dell Earnings, Apple Music And Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-02 00:52:45:000

This weeks Tech.pinions podcast features Ben Bajarin and Bob ODonnell analyzing multiple announcements from Amazons (AMZN) AWS re:Invent conference, including the launch of several new custom chips, discussing the impact of HPs (HPQ) and Dells (DVMT) ear… read more...

US-China trade truce may breathe new life into the scuttled $44B deal between Qualcomm and NXP

via: CNBC at 2018-12-01 22:09:00:000

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So, You've Decided To Retire: What's The First Step?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-01 15:30:00:000

Produced with PendragonY for High Dividend Opportunities . Figure 1 Source On Seeking Alpha there are plenty of articles on how to manage a portfolio if one is an investor with a full-time job in the accumulation phase. And there also are plenty of articles that look at portfo… read more...

Microsoft overtakes Apple as most valuable U.S. company

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 19:17:25:000

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) has reclaimed its title as the most valuable U.S. company by market cap at the close of trading, unseating Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) after a more than six-year run in the top spot. More news on: Microsoft Corporation, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Consumer stocks ne… read more...

WSJ: Apple probed supply chain for misconduct

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 18:40:00:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) ran an investigation into its supply chain in May, looking for potential business misconduct, The Wall Street Journal reports. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Cramer on how to play the possible outcomes of Trump-Xi meeting at G-20

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 18:20:00:000

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Microsoft has better fundamentals, but buy Apple, says tech investor

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 18:18:00:000

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Cramer's game plan: A week defined by trade talks and employment

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 18:13:00:000

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Juul said it wasn't Big Tobacco. Now it's considering money from the maker of Marlboro

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 17:15:00:000

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Trump-Xi trade talks could spark 'explosion' higher for stocks like Apple - or lead to a bear market

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 15:44:00:000

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Apple loses spot as world's most valuable public company to Microsoft

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 15:25:00:000

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Investors are piling into boring defensive stocks like P&G as 2018 comes to an end

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 15:06:00:000

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Apple complies with Indian regulation ahead of deadline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-30 13:24:40:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) approves the Do Not Disturb app in India to avoid an iPhone ban. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

'Dean of valuation,' who recently bet against Apple, says the stock fell enough to make it a buy

via: CNBC at 2018-11-30 13:19:00:000

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Some tech stocks are safe, but pick wisely: Nuveen equity strategist

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 18:25:00:000

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Apple: Ignored Truth

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 16:21:54:000

The market has spent the last month since Apple ( AAPL ) announced the intent to shift away from reporting iPhone units fretting over the implications on demand. What the market is ignoring is the truth about the Services future of the tech giant. Down at $180, the stock is far too cheap f… read more...

Is Wall Street still too bullish on FAANG? Some say so

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 14:30:00:000

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Gain Exposure To Apple Through Berkshire Hathaway

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 11:31:54:000

I thought it would be prudent to understand Apple (AAPL) and the state of its economic moat, as I'm basically long AAPL through Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B). Moat Analysis There's an interesting dynamic occurring at Apple. The company has thrived off of its economic moat of high swit… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, November 29

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 09:10:00:000

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Apple: Doubling Of Services Revenue To $100 Billion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 09:08:33:000

A recent report estimates that Apple ( AAPL ) could hit a revenue target of $100 billion in Services segment by 2023. Apple has reported $37 billion revenue in this segment in FY18. Tim Cook had set a target of doubling Services revenue from 2016 base by end of 2020. Apple will most likely r… read more...

Canaccord cuts Apple target on "lackluster" XR

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 08:53:26:000

Canaccord Genuity maintains a Buy rating but cuts its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) target from $250 to $225 (24% upside) after surveys "indicated soft smartphone demand with disappointing initial XR sales." More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Apple says XR is "best-selling iPhone"

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 08:12:46:000

Since the iPhone XR became available, its been the best-selling iPhone each and every day that its been on sale, says Greg Joswiak, Apples (NASDAQ: AAPL ) VP of product marketing,to Reuters yesterday. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks new… read more...

Apple estimates cut again amid fears of sluggish iPhone demand

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 08:09:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest move premarket: AAPL, DIS, MO, BA, MCD & more

via: CNBC at 2018-11-29 07:54:00:000

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Qualcomm CEO: We're 'on the doorstep' of a resolution with Apple

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 18:22:00:000

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Hagens Berman: Apple Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit Over "Critical" Filter Defect Affecting iMacs and MacBooks

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-28 17:59:00:000

Lawsuit calls out Apple for selling desktop computers and laptops containing a defect that causes delayed processor speed, as well as screen debris and smudging Mac owners today hit Apple Inc. with a nationwide class-action lawsuit calling out the tech giant for knowingly selling iM… read more...

Investing In Tech Stocks With High Profitability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-28 17:21:50:000

Most investors would agree on the fact that investing in high-quality stocks can be a great strategy to maximize returns and keep risks under control over the long term. However, implementing such a strategy is easier said than done. Like beauty, quality is in the eye of the beholder to some d… read more...

Whatever Apple's Tim Cook decides to do with video 'could explode': Discovery CEO

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 16:29:00:000

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Tech stocks soar 3%, but Facebook lags behind

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 16:19:00:000

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Lessons from the 'Nifty Fifty' in the 1970s could be applied to the FANG trade today

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 14:27:00:000

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It's a really good time to trade in your old iPhone for a new one

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 14:08:00:000

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Microsoft's value pulls ahead of Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-28 13:46:31:000

Microsoft's ( MSFT +3.6% ) stock market value pulled ahead of Apple's ( AAPL +3.3% ) by as much as $3B today. More news on: Microsoft Corporation, Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Google's cheap and super-simple cellphone service will now work with iPhones

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 13:25:00:000

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How to use the hidden magnifying glass app on your iPhone to read tiny text

via: CNBC at 2018-11-28 10:36:00:000

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When To Sell Stocks?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 18:40:17:000

Introduction Investors usually try to figure out what is the right time to buy a certain stock. Over the past three years, I explained how I build my optimal sector allocation, how I screen for stocks and how I analyze candidates for my dividend growth portfolio. An investor who follows me… read more...

Apple's stock holds the key to the end of the bear market, Jim Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 18:10:00:000

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A Santa rally depends on Trump making trade truce and easier tone from Fed

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 17:25:00:000

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Dividend Sensei's Portfolio Update 61: 3 Reasons We Live In The Golden Age Of Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 15:57:30:000

(Source: imgflip ) Note that due to reader requests, I've decided to break up my weekly portfolio updates into three parts: commentary, economic update, and portfolio summary, stats, and watch lists. This is to avoid excessively long articles and maximize the utility to my readers. Th… read more...

Vanguard Group sends message on stock market volatility: Expect more of it

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 13:24:00:000

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Amazon Looking To Challenge Apple In Payments War

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-27 13:23:51:000

Amazon ( AMZN ) is aggressively pursuing market share growth in mobile payments. WSJ reports that Amazon is asking gas stations and restaurants to offer Amazon Pay options to customers. Amazon also will be increasing the presence in brick and mortar stores with whom it does not directly co… read more...

Kudlow: White House and China are holding trade talks 'at all levels' ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 13:15:00:000

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Tech stocks may stay under pressure as investors weigh the data privacy and cybersecurity risks

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 12:42:00:000

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US-China trade tensions weigh on chipmakers, Apple ahead of G-20 summit

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 12:37:00:000

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Netflix pushes into kids content with deal to animate Roald Dahl books

via: CNBC at 2018-11-27 11:54:00:000

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Asia set to trade higher amid a slight improvement in investor sentiment

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 18:51:00:000

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Easier to 'move the moon off its orbit' than move iPhone production to US: Gene Munster

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 18:43:00:000

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After-hours buzz: AAPL, GM & more

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 17:13:00:000

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Top Holdings Of Dividend ETFs (Part 2: The Top 10 By Sector)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 16:40:16:000

In Part 1 of this article , I presented a virtual portfolio of the top holdings of 47 dividend ETFs. Using a proportional scoring system that favors larger investments and larger ETFs, I calculate an aggregate score for each ticker in the top 25 holdings of the dividend ETFs. Sorting the aggr… read more...

Tech stocks rally 2 percent after suffering Black Friday losses

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 16:30:00:000

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Apple Launches App Development Program to Support Women Entrepreneurs

via: Business Wire at 2018-11-26 16:30:00:000

New Entrepreneur Camp Offers Immersive Technology Lab and More for Female App Developers who are Founders and Entrepreneurs Apple today announced the launch of the all-new Entrepreneur Camp, a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to create new opportunities for app-driven busines… read more...

Apple -1.6% as Trump hints at boosted phone/laptop tariffs on China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 16:29:04:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is the latest company to get a "Trump dip," as President Trump suggests consumers could handle a tariff put on iPhones and laptops imported from China. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Nvidia: A Buy, But Not Yet

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 16:09:56:000

(Source: Nvidia website ) Investment Thesis Since the stock of Nvidia Corporation ( NVDA ) peaked back on October 1st near $290, it has fallen by 50%, with roughly two-fifths of the drop coming after the company reported earnings on November 15th. Amidst the wreckage, I look at whether th… read more...

Ignore Trader Noise, Buy QQQ Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-26 16:02:47:000

Three months ago I was telling you to start selling stocks . By my 4th Quarter Macro And Market Outlook (Editor's Pick) in early October, I said this: "I am holding about 25% cash in portfolios because…risk is high." Over the past three weeks I have been scaling back into stocks... read more...

Supreme Court appears skeptical of Apple's arguments in App Store monopoly case

via: CNBC at 2018-11-26 15:48:00:000

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How to get Siri working again if it stops listening to you on your iPhone

via: CNBC at 2018-11-24 10:00:00:000

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How to get Siri working again if it stops listening to you on your iPhone

via: CNBC at 2018-11-24 10:00:00:000

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Black Friday online sales trending strong

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-23 10:53:21:000

Adobe Analytics projects Black Friday online spending of over $6.4B, an increase from an earlier forecast of $5.9B. More news on: Walmart Inc., Target Corporation, Amazon.com, Inc., Consumer stocks news, News on the U.S. economy, Top stock market news, News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

Apple reportedly wants to help discount the iPhone XR in Japan because it's not selling well

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 10:10:00:000

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Smartphones drive Thanksgiving online shopping

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-23 09:02:27:000

U.S. shoppers spent $1.75B online on Thanksgiving as of 5 PM, according to Adobe Analytics data. Sales were expected to hit $3.7B by midnight (+29% Y/Y). More news on: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Alphabet, Inc. Cl A, Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

ClearBridge Sustainability Leaders Strategy Portfolio Manager Commentary Q3 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-23 08:20:00:000

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WSJ: IPhone XR discounts for Japan?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-23 08:06:30:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) will offer subsidies to mobile operators in Japan to allow for iPhone XR discounts due to underwhelming sales. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest move premarket: FB, COL, UTX, V, MA, OSTK & more

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 07:44:00:000

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Alphabet chairman: 'Anybody who does business in China compromises some of their core values'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-23 07:26:00:000

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Technology: Nothing (Good) To See Here

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-23 03:08:46:000

The performance of global equities ( IVV , VTI , VOO , VEA , EFA , IEFA , VWO ) in 2018 is nowhere near what we've seen in 2017. 2017 was an all-green year, with almost in every market investors put money into delivering double-digit positive returns. 2018, thus far, is an almost all… read more...

TikTok is the latest app to skyrocket in popularity. Here's why it might have staying power

via: CNBC at 2018-11-22 10:07:00:000

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Why We Sold Apple Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-22 05:36:27:000

Our firm bought Apple (AAPL) shares for clients' portfolios in 2013, and we are used to being a contrarian voice when it comes to the stock (read here and here ) - we loved it when it was hated. Now we are contrarian again - this time going against the company's faithful. Here are key rea… read more...

Stock rebound was head fake, and now next week will be telling for bull market

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 16:25:00:000

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QQQ: Why Are We Still Falling?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 16:02:27:000

Stock markets continue to trade under a dark cloud of bearish pressure, and the Invesco NASDAQ Trust ( QQQ ) has lost 14.77% since the ETF reached its highs in August. For many, these moves have been surprising because tech stocks have been consistent leaders in the bull market rally which fol… read more...

Apple's iPad Pros And Mac Options Should Leave Investors Scratching Their Heads

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 16:02:12:000

Apple's (AAPL) recent revisions to its iPad and Mac lineups are always met with a good bit of press. Most of the articles and reviews have to do with what the company changed or updated. It has never been a secret that Apple's products are targeted at a premium audience. However, the most re… read more...

Apple considered streaming dongle; ROKU -1.7%

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 15:53:17:000

Apple ( AAPL -0.1% ) considered a connected TV dongle for its upcoming streaming service, according to The Information sources. More news on: Apple Inc., Roku Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Hedge funds are in a 'vicious downward cycle' as their favorite stocks badly trail market

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 13:15:00:000

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Apple's stock rout starts and ends with the iPhone

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 12:30:00:000

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De-Fanged: Why Megacaps Underperform

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 11:34:12:000

Since the S&P 500 ( SPY ) hit its market high on September 20th, the broad market gauge has sold off by 10%. The FANG stocks - Facebook ( FB ), Amazon ( AMZN ), Netflix ( NFLX ), and the artist formerly known as Google ( GOOGL ) - and their compatriot Apple ( AAPL ) have garnered headlines… read more...

You can now talk to Google Assistant through Siri on your iPhone - here's how

via: CNBC at 2018-11-21 10:21:00:000

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Report: Apple acquired AI startup Silk Labs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 10:10:29:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) quietly acquired AI startup Silk Labs, according to The Information sources. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Rosenblatt sees iPhone XR recovery in China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-21 09:17:10:000

Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang reiterates a Neutral rating on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and a $200 target but thinks iPhone XR sales improved during China's Singles' Day holiday. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Cramer: Powell now has 8 reasons to pause the Fed's rate hikes after December

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 18:10:00:000

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Wall Street Is Systematically Taking Down Market Leaders

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 17:25:41:000

The game has changed; Wall Street is taking market leaders out to the woodshed for a good old fashion beating. Mr. Market is selling off this year's big winners with a vengeance. In the last two months, Apple ( AAPL ), Facebook ( FB ), Alphabet ( GOOG ) (GOOGL), and Nvidia ( NVDA ) along with … read more...

Walmart, Target to grab more online sales this holiday, but it's come at a cost

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 14:17:00:000

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Apple: The World Is Not Ending

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 14:01:28:000

On Monday, shares of technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) fell by nearly 4%, leading the tech sector and overall market lower, after another report came out about iPhone production cuts. If it seems like this kind of news comes out almost daily, well, you might be right. We've heard concerns fr… read more...

'I still love Amazon' compared to the other FAANG stocks: Former Twitter CEO

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 13:34:00:000

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How I Filter And Screen To Find The Best Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 13:17:49:000

Introduction Most of my articles involve analysis of a company or two. I usually offer my readers an analysis of a specific company from a specific sector. Sometimes I offer a comparison between two similar companies, as I try to offer my insights about both, and which one of them is mo… read more...

What Apple Isn't Doing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 11:56:24:000

At Zynath, we love Apple. We think overall Apple ( AAPL ) has a bright future, but every once in a while it is important to stop and look carefully at companies you love. And having looked carefully at Apple we do not think everything is hunky dory in Cupertino. While Apple is still innovati… read more...

Trader Jon Najarian: This market correction is unnatural selling likely driven by 'algos'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 11:40:00:000

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Apple Has Under-Rated Path To Growth From Asia

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-20 11:39:54:000

In the medium to long term, Apple ( AAPL ) should get substantial revenue growth simply as a reflection of economic and population growth in Asia. There are, of course, product areas which offer strong growth in themselves. Some of these are existing products, some will no doubt be new product… read more...

How to use Group FaceTime on your iPhone to video chat with your family over the holidays

via: CNBC at 2018-11-20 11:32:00:000

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The sell-off can't end until these 10 problems are fixed, Jim Cramer argues

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 18:16:00:000

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Apple Plunges Into A Bear Market: 4 Things Investors Need To Know

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-19 17:04:00:000

(Source: imgflip ) Historically, there have been two time-tested methods for long-term investors to achieve strong, market-beating returns that can help them achieve their financial goals over time. The first is buying quality dividend growth stocks which have been the best performing ass… read more...

Cloud stocks get hammered, with Salesforce suffering worst day since early 2016

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 16:57:00:000

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Once popular tech stocks like Facebook and Apple are now getting crushed: Here's what happened

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 16:35:00:000

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Is There A Legitimate Rationale For Berkshire Buybacks? Yes, And They Come With A Treasure Trove Of Buffett Thinking

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-19 15:46:13:000

Matt Levine doesn't like Buffett's Berkshire (BRK.B) buybacks. Don't get me wrong. I like Matt Levine's Money Stuff blog. Something got me to sign on a few months ago, and I think most of his pieces are terrific. His specialty is thought pieces about companies and executives who do absurd th… read more...

This secret iPhone trick lets you turn your keyboard into a mouse cursor, and you'll love it

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 14:33:00:000

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The five most important tech stocks are getting slaughtered, with each down more than 20% from highs

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 14:15:00:000

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Why Microsoft Could Potentially Buy Out Adobe?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-19 12:57:19:000

Over the next 12-18 months, Microsoft ( MSFT ) could potentially buy out Adobe ( ADBE ). The acquisition could happen at a much higher price than ADBEs current price of $240. In addition to ADBEs intrinsic strength, the strong possibility of an acquisition makes for an even mor… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Not So Sleepy Thanksgiving Week

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-19 12:52:35:000

Market Intro CNBC - 11:26AM EST Despite the green prints for much of the rest of the world, the MSCI ex-US ETF ( ACWX ) is trading about 70 basis points lower in today's session after tech ( XLK ) leads US stocks lower ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ). CNBC.com Spot VIX prints arou… read more...

S&P 500 in 2019 could surge 24% from here under most bullish scenario: BMO

via: CNBC at 2018-11-19 12:46:00:000

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Recent Purchase: Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 15:33:11:000

It wasnt long ago that I wrote a focus ticker article on Apple ( AAPL ) that raised concerns that I had about its weighting in my portfolio and the potential for me to trim shares. Ultimately, I didnt follow through (though its too bad because in hindsight, I would … read more...

Weighing The Week Ahead: Will Holiday Shopping Provide An Economic Boost?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 13:17:56:000

We have a normal economic calendar, but a very short week. Many market participants will head for home early on Wednesday for an extended weekend. Some will skip this week entirely. Well have interesting data on housing, sentiment, and leading indicators, all reported in a three-day pe… read more...

Paint It Black (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 10:26:59:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, look for … read more...

Stocks To Watch: Paint It Black

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 09:16:12:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. There's a little bit of darkness hanging over the market that can't be ignored. A r… read more...

5% Income Strategy For 2019 And Beyond

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-17 09:00:00:000

The stock market had a 10% correction last month, and it has been stuck in a narrow range since then. The battle between the bulls and bears is not over yet, and the future direction of the market remains unclear. The risks are elevated due to concerns about future earnings growth, stretched v… read more...

Nvidia: Another Falling Star Signals Trouble Lies Ahead For Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 15:35:06:000

Source: TheVerge.com Nvidia: Another Star Is Falling Nvidia ( NVDA ) crashed by nearly 20% following its latest earnings announcement, which brings the companys total decline from its all-time highs to roughly 45% in just six weeks. A rotation out of high multiple stocks and … read more...

Apple Stock May Not Just Be Getting Cheaper

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 14:43:57:000

In either event, lower AAPL prices may result This is not a long-term forecast. Main-line, continuing investment support for Apple, Inc. ( AAPL ) has not departed. Our reason for the coming price weakness concern lies in the current actions of the Market-Making [MM] community, responding… read more...

EXG: Revisiting After Price Decline

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 13:12:10:000

Back in September, I published an article on the Eaton Vance Tax-Managed Global Diversified Equity Income Fund ( EXG ), a relatively high-yielding closed-end fund that has been in and out of my portfolio over much of the past ten years. At the time of the article, the fund was trading at a 4… read more...

Tracking Lou Simpson's SQ Advisors Portfolio - Q3 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 12:45:00:000

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to Lou Simpsons 13F portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on Simpsons regulatory 13F Form filed on 11/14/2018. Please visit our Tracking Lou Simpsons SQL Advisors Portfolio s… read more...

Apple: Fund Managers Are Moving Away From The Stock

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 11:43:39:000

Apple's ( AAPL ) earnings call was a mixed bag. The management has boldly moved away from reporting unit sales data while focusing more on Services segment. Despite this change and a mediocre guidance, very few analysts have shifted their ratings to underperform. On the other hand, active fund… read more...

Volkswagen Mulls Multi-Billion Euro Investment Including Mass EV Production (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 07:37:11:000

Today's top stories: Volkswagen mulls multi-billion euro investment including mass EV production; Brexit volatility continues as no confidence vote expected for May; and BlackBerry acquires AI company. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Another Down Day For Tech

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-16 07:04:44:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). U.S. stock index futures are set to open in the red, hit by disappointing results from Nvidia (NVDA), which slugge… read more...

Experts cast doubt on whether China's news anchor is really A.I.

via: CNBC at 2018-11-16 01:53:00:000

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Facebook's Sandberg denies that she ignored Russian activity on site and thwarted investigations

via: CNBC at 2018-11-16 01:22:00:000

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After overtaking Apple in smartphones, Huawei is aiming for No. 1 by 2020

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 23:58:00:000

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Where the super wealthy are investing their money

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 17:52:00:000

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Why I Bought More Apple Stock Wednesday

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 17:33:09:000

Introduction Here we go again. On Monday, one of Apples ( AAPL ) facial recognition suppliers, Lumentum (LITE), lowered its projections blaming reduced orders from a big customer. In addition, JP Morgan, Longbow Research , and analyst Ming Chi Kuo all see cuts in iPhone XR shipm… read more...

Apple enters multiyear agreement with Oscar-winning production company to make original movies

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 16:12:00:000

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Apple partners with "Moonlight" studio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 16:06:04:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is partnering with Oscar-winning indie studio A24 on a slate of films, according to Variety . More news on: Apple Inc., AT&T Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple shares rebound as analyst says "buy the dip"

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 14:24:00:000

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Apple's $180 Billion iPad Gamble

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 14:00:52:000

Following the introduction of the newest iPad Pro models, most of the articles focused on the new edge-to-edge design, USB-C charging, or the fact that there is no headphone jack. However, there was a comment made during the event that caught my attention. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) referred to th… read more...

Apple Investors Are Out Of Touch With Reality

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 13:44:38:000

Sometimes one must shake their head in amazement with how the stock market and investors think and work. Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) just reported its best iPhone quarter ever and investors are worried about peak iPhone sales and the potential for a decline in the number of units sold in future quar… read more...

David Tepper's Appaloosa sold its Apple position after the end of the third quarter, sources say

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 12:42:00:000

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When This Apple Falls, The World Trembles

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-15 11:59:16:000

Apples recent stock plunge has unnerved markets across the globe, and for good reason. At more than $1 trillion in market capitalization, Apple stock is worth more than the entire stock markets of the 54 countries shown in the next exhibit. Its huge. Source: Index Mundi … read more...

Buffett's big bank bet explained using a simple measure of stock market value

via: CNBC at 2018-11-15 11:36:00:000

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So Goes Apple, So Goes The U.S. Market

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 18:30:09:000

Apple (AAPL) has been one of my largest individual holdings for the bulk of the post-recession stock bull. I believed in it when it was trading for one-tenth of its current value back in 2009. I even believed in it when it plummeted 40% in the winter of 2012-2013. Back then, though, Apple's … read more...

David Tepper's Appaloosa takes new stake in Apple, cuts Facebook and Alibaba

via: CNBC at 2018-11-14 18:06:00:000

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Crowded Trades Are Unwinding, With One Big One Left To Go

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 16:41:54:000

"A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) "Bull markets are bor… read more...

Berkshire Hathaway reveals stake in JP Morgan as Warren Buffett raises bet on the US banking system

via: CNBC at 2018-11-14 16:20:00:000

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Home Depot: A Buffett-Style Stock For The Long Run

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 15:18:17:000

Introduction I spoke well of Home Depot ( HD ) and the home building sector about two years ago, as what I viewed as the Trump bull market was young. At the time, the builders Toll Brothers ( TOL ) and D.R. Horton ( DHI ) were around $29 and HD was around $140. As the home builder sector ( I… read more...

Everybody's taking pictures with the iPhone's fancy new Portrait Mode - here's how to use it

via: CNBC at 2018-11-14 13:20:00:000

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Achieving Financial Freedom With Dividend Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 12:40:04:000

Since I began posting monthly portfolio updates Ive had a multiple readers message me with questions about my overall portfolio strategy. There seems to be a lot of interest in the idea of financial freedom and achieving it with dividend income. Im not surprised by this. It d… read more...

Apple, bellwether for technology stocks across Wall Street, dips into bear market territory

via: CNBC at 2018-11-14 12:14:00:000

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Malone: Disney facing rough 'food fight' in streaming showdown

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-14 12:10:42:000

Disney ( DIS +0.7% ) is about to take its valuable brand into a "food fight" with technology giants in the battle for streaming viewers , cable titan John Malone says. More news on: The Walt Disney Company, Netflix, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read … read more...

Your first trade for Wednesday, November 14

via: CNBC at 2018-11-14 09:19:00:000

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Analysts are missing the mark on shares of Apple and FANG, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 18:11:00:000

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The FAANG 'trade is dead': Money manager Peter Boockvar

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 17:21:00:000

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Fitbit Races To The Bottom, I Step Aside

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 17:08:28:000

When Fitbit ( FIT ) reported 3Q18 results, on October 31st, investors rejoiced. The stock was up nearly 30% on the first trading day of November, as the company beat expectations on revenues and adjusted EPS. Total number of devices sold dropped YOY but only minimally, nearly breaking a … read more...

Stock market charts point to more trouble ahead: Small-cap stocks close to 'death cross'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 15:27:00:000

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Apple: Not A Repeat Of 2015-16

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 15:00:44:000

On Monday, shares of technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) led the market lower, falling more than 5% to their lowest level in a couple of months. The decline came after Lumentum ( LITE ), a company that supplies lasers for Apple's FaceID system, warned of a revenue shortfall , increasing fears ove… read more...

A China-Driven Test Of The October Lows

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 13:39:38:000

Tech sector weakness was blamed for Wall Streets losses on Monday, but an even bigger culprit has been weighing on the market lately. In todays report, well look at what is arguably the biggest area of softness for U.S. equities of late, namely China. Ill explai… read more...

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: 'I do not believe in auto driving cars' - it's not possible yet

via: CNBC at 2018-11-13 13:36:00:000

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Apple: The Shine Is Off

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 11:08:24:000

Time To Revisit The Bullish Thesis For Apple? Riding on the decade-long fine run in the shares of Apple Inc. ( AAPL ), I believe many investors have declared their love affair with the Cupertino, California-based company to be eternal. Even with the recent slump, the share price is still a w… read more...

Apple supplier Qorvo cuts Q3 guidance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 10:02:35:000

Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO ) updates its Q3 guidance with revenue of $800M to $840M (was: $880M to $900M) due to recent demand changes or flagship smartphones. EPS outlook drops to $1.70 at the midpoint from the prior $1.95. More news on: Qorvo, Inc, Apple Inc., Tech stocks new… read more...

ClearBridge Appreciation Strategy Portfolio Manager Commentary Q3 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-13 08:45:00:000

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Cramer explains the Apple-led sell-off and what could stop the declines

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 18:12:00:000

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Apple: Risk Increases Dramatically

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 16:55:41:000

Q4 Update Apple ( AAPL ) is by far the biggest company on Earth, with a market cap of roughly $1 trillion. The stock has had phenomenal performance over the last year and held extremely strong in recent months despite selling in the overall market. That all changed recently when Apple report… read more...

Don't blame Monday's market rout entirely on Apple. Global growth and the Fed are issues

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 16:25:00:000

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Apple: Services-Led Margin Inflection

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 16:13:30:000

The market is again on the verge of overreacting with Apple ( AAPL ) to a negative news feed loop on the iPhone. One can probably easily understand why the tech giant wants to remove reporting iPhone units from the quarterly reports. The emergence of the Watch and the shift to Services are… read more...

Facebook shares close at lowest price since April 2017 as tech stocks plunge

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 16:03:00:000

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Apple analysts have a long history of misreading weak iPhone demand based on supplier rumors

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 15:32:00:000

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Without iPhone Sales Data, Here's The Next Best Apple Yardstick

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 15:20:48:000

Three months ago I pointed out that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was changing. It was neither good nor bad. Just a reality. Rival smartphone maker Huawei had just displaced Apple as the name behind the second best-selling brand of smartphones, while Samsung (OTC: SSNLF ) held its commanding lead. It … read more...

Apple's breakdown could mean the stock market retests the October low, chart analysts fear

via: CNBC at 2018-11-12 15:09:00:000

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Netflix: Costly Streaming Wars

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 14:30:24:000

The planed addition of several tech giants along with traditional media players into the direct-to-consumer streaming video segment should expose the biggest weakness of leader Netflix ( NFLX ). The problems with developing a leading market position without building up a pristine balance she… read more...

Should You Buy The Drop In Lumentum?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-12 13:44:13:000

Introduction Lumentum Holdings ( LITE ) is down 30% on Nov. 12 as the company announced a 17% reduction in revenue guidance for its quarter ending December 2018 due to a drop in orders from one of its largest customers. Although the company did not name the customer, it's believed to b… read more...

Opportunity In Natural Gas & Natural Gas Equities Is Worth The Wait

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-11 17:18:13:000

"A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets … read more...

General Electric Capitulates To $8.15 On JP Morgan Downgrade. Time To BUY?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-11 16:02:55:000

Beleaguered General Electric ( GE ) shareholders had another gut check today when JP Morgan's Stephen Tusa cut the price target to $6 . Tusa is predicting that by 2020 the company will have six segments producing zero free cash flow. Here is what Tusa had to say about the GE debacle. … read more...

Reporting Change Hiccups Aside, Long Term Value Still Remains In Apple.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-11 10:48:59:000

Quarterly Overview Apple ( AAPL ) posted FQ4 revenue of $62.9 billion, exceeding consensus estimates by $1.4 billion. EPS of $2.91 also beat consensus by $0.13. In addition, revenue surpassed my estimate of $61 billion, with the beat driven primarily by across the board strength from t… read more...

Alumns from this failed health tech start-up now hold key roles at Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and others

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 13:29:00:000

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Young couples are sharing fingerprints to unlock each other's phones

via: CNBC at 2018-11-10 10:00:00:000

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Jeremy Siegel: With tech down for the count, a 'surprise' move could lead the market higher

via: CNBC at 2018-11-09 17:51:00:000

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Tech's big five lost a combined $75 billion in market value on Friday

via: CNBC at 2018-11-09 16:11:00:000

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John And Jane's October Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Taxable Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 15:43:35:000

Investment Thesis This article marks the 12th month that I've been keeping track of John and Jane's Taxable portfolio and continued to discuss the dividend raises that continue to benefit the income produced by the portfolio. Recently, I've been so busy that I completely forgot that October … read more...

More Apple products are coming to Amazon under a new deal

via: CNBC at 2018-11-09 12:25:00:000

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Apple products (officially) come to Amazon

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 11:59:08:000

Amazon ( AMZN -2.5% ) strikes a deal with Apple ( AAPL -2.4% ) to sell its products directly through the e-commerce platform. More news on: Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Qualcomm: Don't Overreact

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 11:06:47:000

The perplexing story of Qualcomm ( QCOM ) was further evident by the reaction to a large FQ4 earnings beat . After massive stock buybacks and with 5G on the horizon, now isn't the time to abandon ship just because Apple ( AAPL ) continues playing hardball. My long-term investment thesis … read more...

IPhone suppliers drop on more softness warnings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 10:21:24:000

Apple ( AAPL -1.8% ) suppliers see red this morning after Skyworks Solutions printed a weak Q4 guidance on premium smartphone softness and BofAML downgraded the company on iPhone uncertainty. More news on: Apple Inc., Micron Technology Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Tech… read more...

Dividend Income - October 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 08:52:54:000

Are you waiting or buying with the markets down in October? My portfolio definitely took a hit, but regardless, the dividend income keeps on coming in and I DRIP more shares along the way - purchased at a discount, of course. At this time of year, I am usually curious to see what my 2019 inc… read more...

Top 10 Stocks To Buy After October's Weakness

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 08:23:57:000

I'm not one of those people who starts decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving; however, although I sort of hate to say it, now that Halloween has come and gone, I am starting to think about Christmas shopping. After the volatile October that we had in the markets, I'm putting together a … read more...

How To Retire With Safe And Quality High Yields

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-09 08:15:00:000

This research report was produced by The REIT Forum with assistance from Big Dog Investments . If you want to retire, you are going to need passive income. There are a few ways to tackle that challenge, but some are better than others. Investors who fail to tackle the income issue effec… read more...

Fundstrat chart analyst: Washed out tech stocks will lead the market in a year-end recovery

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 11:37:00:000

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Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF (SPHQ) October Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 11:14:28:000

October monthly performance was: -7.04% More news on: Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF, Apple Inc., The Procter & Gamble Company, , Read more … read more...

Analyst ups Apple target on Services runway

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 10:39:03:000

Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty raises her Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) target from $226 to $253 following an AlphaWise survey signaled a long Services growth runway. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

This holiday season could seal Barnes & Noble's fate as the bookseller considers selling itself

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 10:00:00:000

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The Reliability Of Adobe

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:58:16:000

Tech companies have a habit of suddenly coming and going because of the nature of the relentless environment that spits out losers and celebrates winners. It's hard-pressed to find software companies that pass the test of time, but there is one that is healthily chugging along that most peop… read more...

Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) October Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 09:18:34:000

October monthly performance was: -8.64% More news on: Invesco QQQ ETF, Apple Inc., Microsoft Corporation, , Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest move premarket: ARRS, COMM, PRGO, DHI, PRTY & more

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 08:20:00:000

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Apple: Same Good Stock, But Now Cheaper

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 08:12:30:000

Let's get one thing out the way regarding Apple's ( AAPL ) fiscal 4Q18 results: a trillion-dollar company that grows its top and bottom lines at a 20% and 41% pace, respectively, is a phenomenon. Therefore, I refuse to entertain the idea that the Cupertino-based company's pre-holiday quarter w… read more...

Morning update: Markets focus on Fed | Tesla replaces Musk as chair | Samsung's foldable smartphone

via: CNBC at 2018-11-08 06:59:00:000

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My Dividend Growth Portfolio - 34 Holdings, 2 Buys, 1 Sell

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-08 02:02:50:000

Introduction Welcome to my monthly portfolio review covering all of the activity over the past month. This article series covers my investing journey as a father of two towards my eventual retirement. Any specific stocks or amounts are particular to my self-directed 401(k) plan. The go… read more...

Cramer's advice on investing during Washington gridlock: Buy fast growers

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 18:14:00:000

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Apple Lost The Perception Game

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 17:07:07:000

It has been almost a week since technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) reported its fiscal fourth quarter results, and shares dropped on the news . While the company beat for the September quarter, guidance was light for the holiday period and the street was spooked by a major reporting change tha… read more...

Comcast is developing a video-streaming box for broadband-only customers

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 16:16:00:000

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The Technology Sector Has Become A Surprising Hotbed Of Dividend Growth Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 16:13:45:000

Technology Companies Become Dividend Growth Stocks If you, like me, use the Dividend Champions, Contenders, and Challengers document [CCC] as a basic source list of dividend growth stocks, we have witnessed an explosion of technology stocks over the past few years. When David Fish (R.I.P… read more...

Roku plans to shake up how customers watch video, and it could help the company earn more ad dollars

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 15:04:00:000

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Apple: A New Growth Era

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 12:11:41:000

Rethink Technology business brief for November 7, 2018. Apple ( AAPL ) reported better results than I expected for its fiscal 2018 Q4 , with 20% y/y revenue growth and 32% y/y growth in net income. Yet this was not enough to arrest investor fears, as many in the tech media focused on what… read more...

Can Apple Have A Say In The Streaming Industry?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 11:36:44:000

Overview Apple (AAPL) is said to be planning a grand entrance to the video streaming industry as early as March 2019, which has been on the cards for quite a while. Early indications of such a plan include striking a deal with Steven Spielbergs Amblin for Amazing Stories&… read more...

Your first trade for Wednesday, November 7

via: CNBC at 2018-11-07 09:56:00:000

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Get Ready For Another Bite Of The Apple

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 09:54:25:000

The biggest news of Apples ( AAPL ) earnings results was what Apple decided they will not do in the future stop publishing iPhone unit sales. I applaud CEO of Apple Tim Cook for putting this to rest because it is starting to get out of hand. The outbreak of criticism and gri… read more...

Qualcomm falls as Apple source says no settlement talks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-07 09:41:52:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) isnt in talks at any level to settle its Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM ) legal dispute, according to a Reuters source . More news on: Apple Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Cramer: Charts suggest Apple's stock could bottom this week and then soar to new highs

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 18:34:00:000

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The Market Took A Dive - Here's What Happened To My Portfolio And My Head (II)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 17:00:06:000

October turned out to be a volatile month. News tried to trick investors to panic and sell their shares, that the bear market was finally here and now was the time to accumulate cash and wait for the asset prices to come down. Market sell-off shares parallels with 1987 crash, strategist say… read more...

Apple bull: Apple needs to 'stop focusing so much on iPhone' and build its other businesses

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 16:58:00:000

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We Noticed Cirrus Logic Did What?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 15:47:45:000

We Noticed that Cirrus Logic's Ticker ( CRUS ). . brilliantly glowed green on November 2, the day after its September quarter report. During the day, the green price reached a high of $43 before closing up $1.25 at $41.5. Cirrus' price had already climbed more than 5 points from its low n… read more...

Microsoft's Cortana chief is leaving

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 14:20:00:000

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How Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech companies are getting out the vote on Election Day

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 13:47:00:000

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How to supercharge Siri on the iPhone and iPad with a hidden feature

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 13:19:00:000

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Dividend Increases: October 29-November 2, 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 13:11:38:000

One way to identify dividend growth stocks for further analysis is to monitor dividend increases. Companies that regularly increase their dividends show confidence in future earnings growth potential. The CCC List provides a good starting point, but I limit the number of stocks to monitor … read more...

Apple shares have gotten slammed, but one technician calls this a 'terrific opportunity' to buy

via: CNBC at 2018-11-06 10:13:00:000

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Apple Is Transitioning From Product Company To Service Giant

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-06 09:54:56:000

"Tim's not a product person, per se," Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson for his biography. Its an interesting comment that analysts and investors revive every once in a while. Its no secret that Tim Cook isnt exactly a product person. Hes the guy credited with sor… read more...

Raymond James: Buy stocks in these four sectors no matter what happens in Tuesday's midterms

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 17:54:00:000

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Should You Buy Apple Stock On The Dip?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 15:22:01:000

Apple ( AAPL ) stock has corrected by about 10.60% since its all-time high of 232.07 reached on Oct. 3, 2018. While the stock was holding up well during the broader market sell-off in October, it had slumped by about 6.60% on Nov. 2, 2018, after the release of its latest earnings report. Apple… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: Just What The Recovery Story Needs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 14:50:41:000

Market Intro CNBC: 12:33 PM EST US indexes ( SPY , DIA ) are trading mixed in the Monday session: that's a good sign for those are short volatility ( SVXY ). Apple ( AAPL ) is struggling, which is weighing down the NASDAQ ( QQQ ), and small cap names as benchmarked by the Russell 2K (… read more...

Kevin O'Leary dumps Apple stock over transparency concerns: 'I'll decide what's relevant'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 14:39:00:000

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AMS AG Has Been Punished Too Much

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 13:57:37:000

When one of the companies that stands to gain considerably from the ramp in 3D sensing applications but the shares are 60%+ down from their 52 week high, our attention is peaked. We think that the ramp, which started with Apple ( AAPL ) which is a customer of the company, is now spreading t… read more...

Apple: Don't Overreact

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 13:31:29:000

The market has recently made a habit of over reacting to quarterly tech reports in the last couple of weeks. Apple ( AAPL ) was no exception as the market looked for excuses to ignore strong profits and wrongfully stressed about the shift away from iPhone unit growth to services. The stock r… read more...

Warren Buffett sends 'strong signal' to market with Berkshire Hathaway's $1 billion buyback

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 12:11:00:000

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Cramer calls a report on weak demand for Apple's iPhone XR 'complete nonsense'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 10:43:00:000

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Three options strategies for the week: Nov 5

via: CNBC at 2018-11-05 09:24:00:000

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Rosenblatt downgrades Apple on weak iPhone sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-05 09:12:48:000

Rosenblatt Securities downgrades Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) from Buy to Neutral and reiterates its $200 price target, a 4% downside. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Apple: The Demise Of A Growth Era

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 11:00:05:000

Source: DigitalTrends.com Apple: The Demise Of A Growth Era Apple ( AAPL ) has been an incredible growth story over the past decade. In fact, the stock has been one of the top performing equities in general, appreciating by over 1,700% since 2008. In that time, Apples primary sal… read more...

Looking Beyond The Election (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-04 06:30:58:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, look f… read more...

Why the headquarters of iconic U.S. tech companies are now top tourist attractions

via: CNBC at 2018-11-03 11:55:00:000

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Stocks To Watch: Looking Beyond The Election

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-03 09:26:43:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Yep, there is an election next week that's going to steal some headlines, but inves… read more...

Let Apple's stock 'settle down' before you start buying, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 18:17:00:000

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Cramer's game plan: Stay on your toes as market-moving news flow continues

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 18:10:00:000

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Apple: Cook Ninjas His Way To Multiple Expansion

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 16:04:37:000

In every Apple ( AAPL ) article Ive written in the past few years services have been either front or center. This quarter Apple generated $10 billion in revenue through services. A year-over-year growth rate of 27%. $10 billion represents 15.89% of total revenue. As a percentage of r… read more...

Market Volatility Bulletin: SPX Slides Lower Amidst Higher Rates And Lack Of Resolution On Trade

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 15:05:48:000

Market Intro Monday, 1:36 PM EST US stocks ( SPY , DIA , QQQ , IWM ) were showing strong prior to the market open, and have since given up quite a bit of ground. There are a number of factors at play, but first The jobs picture remains quite strong. We are seeing wage grow… read more...

Apple is getting crushed - here's what market experts have to say about the move

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 13:48:00:000

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'I like what they did': Cramer blasts Apple analysts for crushing the stock over a metric change

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 12:32:00:000

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Warren Buffett loses nearly $4 billion in single day on his Apple stake

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 12:24:00:000

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Here are the three things pulling down the stock market again

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 12:00:00:000

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IDC: Q3 worldwide tablet ships down Y/Y (again)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-02 11:30:26:000

Worldwide tablet shipments decline Y/Y for the fifteenth consecutive quarter with an 8.6% drop to 36.4M units, according to IDC data. More news on: Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Tech stocks news, , Read more … read more...

The iPhone has reached its peak, and now it's time to change how you think about Apple

via: CNBC at 2018-11-02 11:01:00:000

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Apple Drops As Guidance Disappoints

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 19:21:18:000

After the bell on Thursday, shares of technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) dipped after the company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings report . While revenues and earnings per share beat nicely for the September period, guidance for the all important holiday December quarter fell short of estimate… read more...

Cramer: I would still own Apple's stock even though I expect an 'undeserved crushing'

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 18:28:00:000

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Apple earnings drag tech stocks down after hours

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 18:21:00:000

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Apple briefly falls below $1 trillion market value

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 17:51:00:000

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Apple will stop reporting how many iPhones, iPads and Macs it sells each quarter

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 17:43:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Apple, Starbucks and more

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 17:22:00:000

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Apple -3.7% on Q4 beats with soft holiday guide

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 16:50:41:000

Apples (NASDAQ: AAPL ) drops 3.7% on Q4 results that beat EPS and revenue estimates with revenue up 20% Y/Y to $62.9B. The report comes after the iPhone XS and XS Max releases in late September and roughly the first week of those sales appear in the quarter. More news … read more...

Apple now has $237.1 billion in cash on hand

via: CNBC at 2018-11-01 16:37:00:000

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Apple declares $0.73 dividend

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 16:33:23:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) declares $0.73/share quarterly dividend , in line with previous. More news on: Apple Inc., Dividend News, Read more … read more...

Apple beats by $0.13, beats on revenue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-01 16:31:22:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ): Q4 GAAP EPS of $2.91 beats by $0.13 . Revenue of $62.9B (+19.6% Y/Y) beats by $1.44B . Shares -3% . Press Release More news on: Apple Inc., Earnings news and commentary, Tech stocks news, read more...

'It's a mistake' to write off FANG even as the stocks could still go lower, Cramer says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 18:15:00:000

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Tech stocks plunged in October, suffering their worst month since the 2008 recession

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 17:48:00:000

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Notable earnings after Thursday's close

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 17:35:48:000

AAPL , ACIA , ACLS , AIRG , AIV , ALEX , AMH , ANET , AOSL , APPN , ARCB , ATGE , ATHN , ATR , ATRC , ATSG , BCOV , BFAM , BIO , BL , BLDR , BNFT , BRKR , BVX , CARB , CATM , CBPO , CBS , CC , CCRN , CECO , CERS , CHEF , CNMD , CNXN , CORT , CPS , CPSI … read more...

UBS: Apple Watch will grow 40% next year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 15:20:39:000

UBS thinks Apple ( AAPL +3.1% ) will ship around 24M Apple Watches this year including the Series 1, Series 3, and some Series 4 sales. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Weekly Review: CEFs That Follow The Broad Market - A Way To Play The Possible Upward Movement

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 13:00:38:000

Over the past week, we saw a huge volatility in financial markets. S&P 500 and Dow went to negative for the year erasing huge gains but finished almost unchanged for the year on Friday. Most global markets are already pushed into bear territory. In this environment of late-cycle, Fed tight… read more...

Cramer: I could buy into the idea of a year-end stock rebound if Apple earnings are good

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 13:00:00:000

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Apple Earnings: Time To Shine?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 12:52:01:000

After the bell on Thursday, we'll get fiscal fourth quarter results from technology giant Apple ( AAPL ). The company will be looking to provide some good news to a sector that's been beaten down recently. Last week certainly wasn't a good time to be a tech sector name that starts with "A", … read more...

EV Company News For The Month Of October 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 12:13:29:000

Welcome to the October 2018 edition of Electric Vehicle company news. October saw several sales records broken for September sales. We saw a new record sales figure by far for global electric car sales in September, shattering the previous record (174,000 units, in December '17). USA and Chi… read more...

Chesapeake Energy Plunges 12% On Earnings And WildHorse Resource Acquisition. Is It Time To Buy?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 10:34:09:000

Chesapeake Energy ( CHK ) surprised investors by reporting earnings a day early and announcing the acquisition of WildHorse Resource Development Corp ( WRD ) in a deal valued near $4B. The street did not seem to like the deal, at least not today; despite all the congratulation comments on th… read more...

Your first trade for Wednesday, Oct 30

via: CNBC at 2018-10-31 09:18:00:000

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5 Dividend Growth Tech Stocks To Buy Now

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 18:10:04:000

"Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble." - Warren Buffett In August and September, I prepared subscribers for an October stock market correction. In my 4th Quarter Macro and Market Outlook (Editor's Pick), I discussed how the pul… read more...

Mark Zuckerberg: Apple is Facebook's 'biggest competitor by far' in messaging

via: CNBC at 2018-10-30 17:53:00:000

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Facebook could be bottoming - here's why

via: CNBC at 2018-10-30 15:23:00:000

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Apple's new MacBook Air blows the regular MacBook out of the water on price and power

via: CNBC at 2018-10-30 13:32:00:000

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Apple's new iPads just took a major leap forward

via: CNBC at 2018-10-30 13:31:00:000

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Apple says the iPad is outselling every laptop on the market

via: CNBC at 2018-10-30 13:12:00:000

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General Motors Makes A 180 Degree Turn On Its Regulatory Stance -- In Just Three Days!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 11:31:56:000

On the heels of last Fridays message from General Motors ( GM ) -- that it wants the U.S. Federal government to mandate 25% electric car sales -- comes a seemingly 180 degree different message that makes it seem like GMs took my October 26 article to heart: GM says Obama-era f… read more...

What Apple Bears Are Missing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-30 11:31:27:000

iPhone Unit Sales versus Profitability The replacement cycle for smartphones in the United States has averaged 2.47 years over ten years according to Statista.com . That makes sense because my kids cant make one last more than two years without destroying it and my wife and I can … read more...

New iPad Pro with All-Screen Design is Most Advanced, Powerful iPad Ever

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-30 11:16:00:000

11-inch and 12.9-inch Models Feature Liquid Retina Display, Powerful A12X Bionic Chip and Face ID Apple today introduced the new iPad Pro with all-screen design and next-generation performance, marking the biggest change to iPad ever. The all-new design pushes 11-inch … read more...

New Mac mini Packs a Huge Punch

via: Business Wire at 2018-10-30 10:33:00:000

Five Times the Performance, 6-Core Processors, More Memory Capacity, All-Flash Storage and More Apple today gave Mac mini a massive increase in performance. Now with quad- and 6-core processors, up to 64GB of faster memory and blazing fast all-flash storage, the new Mac mini… read more...

Apple Earnings Preview: The Big Engine That Could

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 17:04:42:000

Imagine if you would a locomotive with several boxcars behind it and it's climbing a steep hill. The engine is chugging along with the dead weight of the freight cars trying to pull it back down the hill due to gravity, but the engine keeps pushing forward. This is the image I see when it co… read more...

Apple's Foundation Is Crumbling

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 15:50:59:000

Apple ( AAPL ) started to fade after the death of their CEO. Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976, its first product was the Apple I. Since then, Apple has created many more products, a new idea in each one. The Macintosh incorporated incredible new features, most notably the mouse, invented by… read more...

Traders are making a boatload betting against once-beloved FAANG stocks

via: CNBC at 2018-10-29 15:35:00:000

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Report: Apple's slow China expansion due to fraud, shifting demand

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 14:52:41:000

The Information has a new report about Apples ( AAPL -1.2% ) slowing growth in China and blames the problem on a combination of fraud, legal issues, and competition in a tight market. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Danger Of Potential Bubble Prices In Bull Markets Using Amazon As An Example

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 14:12:37:000

Maybe you think that I am crazy or have read too much Kostolany. I'm also pretty sure that I belong to a minority that thinks so, because most people assume that Amazon (AMZN) (or other stocks) can rise continuously. That may be true in the long run. Nevertheless, there are a few points that w… read more...

Apple could soar to new highs off earnings this week, says top technician

via: CNBC at 2018-10-29 14:04:00:000

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Britain will target tech giants with digital tax in 2020

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 14:02:31:000

Chancellor Philip Hammond will introduce a digital services tax from April 2020 following a consultation and says it will target established tech giants instead of startups. More news on: Facebook, Netflix, Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read… read more...

Superstars And Value Destroyers: The Top And Bottom Of The Global Business Pool

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 13:25:59:000

McKinsey Global Institute published an important research paper on October 25. It depicts large global businesses, business sectors and cities, allocating some companies to superstar status (the top 10%) and some companies to value destroyer status (much of the bottom 50%). Its basic measure… read more...

Apple Makes A Strong Move

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-29 13:24:40:000

Apple ( AAPL ) could soon join the ranks of big online ad giants. According to a recent report by Bernstein analyst Tony Sacconaghi, Apple will generate $500 million in ad sales in this year. This number would shoot up to $2 billion by 2020 according to his estimates. This is a big number, p… read more...

Retailers offer vacation raffles, kayaks, even 'glamour' bundles to attract holiday help

via: CNBC at 2018-10-29 12:56:00:000

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Apple Earnings: Writing Cash Covered Put Options For Income

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 16:16:03:000

Earnings expectations and historical returns Apple (AAPL) will release Q4 earnings on 1 st November after market close and earnings expectations are high, fueled by the release of new iPhone models in September. Even though there is a cloud hanging over the broad market at the moment, inves… read more...

8 Warning Signals Of Deteriorating Market Conditions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 15:32:15:000

Introduction For the past several weeks I have taken defensive positions in the market leveraging the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX ST ETN ( TVIX ) and recommending short-term hedge positions in similar funds like the ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ ( SQQQ ), MicroSectors FANG+ -3X Inverse Levera… read more...

How this 19-year-old Gen Z expert is helping Intuit and LinkedIn recruit post-millennials

via: CNBC at 2018-10-28 13:00:00:000

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Apple Looks To Recharge Tech Sector (Stocks To Watch Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 09:11:09:000

Our weekend preview of upcoming IPOs, earnings reports, conference presentations, investor days, IPO lockup expirations, FDA decisions, Barron's mentions, and other key events that could impact stocks. If you are interested in listening to Stocks To Watch to start your Sunday, look for… read more...

Qualcomm: Apple $7B behind in royalties

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-28 06:25:45:000

If Qualcomm ever prevails in its patent dispute with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), it could have significant compensation coming its way. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Apple Looks To Recharge Tech Sector

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-27 08:44:22:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. Investors are being put to the rest with major indexes now down sharply on the year… read more...

Forward 4-Qtr Estimate Has Fallen Slightly While Apple's Numbers Have Risen

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-27 03:55:08:000

Apple (AAPL) may throw a life vest to the beleaguered Technology sector this week, with their fiscal Q4 '18 financial results release after the bell on November 1, '18. To keep tonight's post short and sweet, here is how Apple's EPS and revenue estimates have trended the last 6 - 9 months: … read more...

Apple's Rational Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 19:45:09:000

Lets look at Apple ( AAPL ) assuming that its capitalization is a function in which the independent variable is the companys revenue. Despite this simplification, we will get a fairly high-quality (R 2 =0.83) linear model which has been forecasting the balanced level of the c… read more...

RBC's Mark Mahaney: Netflix stock can 'double in three years'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 17:50:00:000

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Biggest Apple bull says the launch of the more-affordable iPhone XR could be the 'fuel' Apple needs

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 17:26:00:000

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Apple Shows Massive Cost Saving

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 12:49:44:000

Apple ( AAPL ) has been able to keep costs under control in the recent cycle. A recent teardown by IHS has shown a marginal increase in bill of material, BOM, compared to last years iPhone X. While the retail price of the iPhone XS Max has increased by $100 in comparison to the iPho… read more...

Interactive Brokers - U.S. Fixed Income Calendar: The Week Ahead

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 11:23:53:000

Interactive Brokers senior market analyst Steven Levine provides some highlights for what to look for in the week beginning October 29. Note : This material was originally published on IBKR Traders' Insight on October 25, 2018. The analysis in this material is provided for i… read more...

Robotics And Autonomous Vehicles: Making Sense Of Sensor Nonsense

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-26 10:08:58:000

Industry and investment outlook Current prices for most LiDAR companies are exorbitantly high even though many of the newer technologies being marketed are likely ten years away from commercial deployment on mass-produced automobiles. The companies commanding the highest prices are those d… read more...

Amazon's plunge puts the tech-heavy Nasdaq on pace for its worst month since the financial crisis

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 09:41:00:000

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Your first trade for Friday, October 26

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 09:26:00:000

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Microsoft overtakes Amazon as second-largest company by market value

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 08:28:00:000

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Here's the former Apple intern who helped design the original emoji

via: CNBC at 2018-10-26 08:00:00:000

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Apple's 'Lost Quarter' Could Spell Trouble For Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 16:06:42:000

Apple (AAPL) is expected to release earnings at the beginning of November, and most investors look at this as "the lost quarter." Investors have gotten used to the idea that the fourth quarter is the least important of the year. The company releases new iPhones near the end of September, whi… read more...

The red hot 'FAANG' trade is officially over, now bet on your fellow 'MAAN'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 14:14:00:000

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The Signal Event - Will The Dam Hold?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-25 12:52:46:000

"A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets a… read more...

Democrats have a fundraising advantage across tech but a bigger edge among Netflix, Apple employees

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 11:50:00:000

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Morning update: Stocks to rebound | Tesla reports record profit | Red Sox win Game 2

via: CNBC at 2018-10-25 07:03:00:000

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Chinese spies are reportedly listening to Trump's phone calls, with the goal of stopping trade war

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 19:01:00:000

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Ex-Facebook security chief calls out Tim Cook and Apple's practices in China

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 17:10:00:000

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Tech stocks recover after hours on positive earnings from Tesla and Microsoft

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 16:56:00:000

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Netflix: Risk And Reward

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 14:28:09:000

If the worlds largest online streaming platform missed investor expectations for growth through the end of the 2 nd quarter, Netflix ( NFLX ) was determined not to make the same mistake twice. The 2 nd quarters underachievement was painful. After hitting a YTD high of $416.76… read more...

Silicon Valley tech employees are pouring money into Beto O'Rourke's campaign to unseat Ted Cruz

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 12:31:00:000

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Two 'siren' Dow stocks could hold the key to where the market heads next

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 12:00:00:000

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Bernstein boosts Apple's target, expects $800 ASP

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 10:42:35:000

Bernstein analyst Toni Saccaonaghi forecasts an $800 average selling price for Apples ( AAPL -0.6% ) iPhones as the prices keep rising. The ASP would be 29% above the Q4 figure. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Will We Hold It Wednesday - Indexes Struggle To Regain Their 200 DMAs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 10:29:00:000

Yesterday was a wild one and today should be interesting as well as markets attempt to shake off a fairly catastrophic failure of their 200-day moving averages. As you can see from our Big Chart, all 5 indexes failed at some point, effectively erasing 100 days of gains and threatening to tur… read more...

Apple's bet on charging $1,000 for the iPhone is going to pay off, top analyst says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-24 09:33:00:000

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Italy fines Apple, Samsung for phone throttling

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-24 09:13:06:000

Italys antitrust regulator fines Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) $11.4M for iPhone throttling. More news on: Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Tech stocks news, Global news and forex, Read more … read more...

The market bottom is in sight, says technical analyst

via: CNBC at 2018-10-23 18:06:00:000

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Netflix Streams US$2bn Note Sale As Content Funding Continues

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 17:44:59:000

Streaming media giant Netflix (NFLX) announced a US$2bn high yield bond sale Monday, as the company continues to build original content and grow its subscriber base. Los Gatos, California-headquartered Netflix took advantage of relative market calm to offer new euro- and U.S. dollar-denomina… read more...

Report: Apple subscription service coming to over 100 countries

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 16:04:35:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) will launch its TV subscription service globally, according to The Information sources. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Kuo: Apple will launch new iPad mini, AirPower mat in next six months

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 14:23:32:000

Noted Apple ( AAPL -0.2% ) analyst Ming-Chi Kuo lays out the product announcements he expects in the next six months. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Nasdaq climbs out of correction territory as tech stocks recover from earlier rout

via: CNBC at 2018-10-23 11:47:00:000

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Tumblin' Tuesday (Again) - Markets Turn Ugly, Dow 25,000 Fails

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 10:33:33:000

Wheeeee!!!! As you know, we love a good sell-off because we're very well-hedged but now we seem to be breaking even lower and we'll have to look at improving our hedges - just in case. We are significantly lower than 10/9's "Tumblin' Tuesday" and 10/2's " Tuesday Trouble at 1,700 … read more...

Stocks just broke a key level and what's next could decide fate of bull market

via: CNBC at 2018-10-23 10:03:00:000

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Here's how Softbank could continue investing from the Vision Fund without relying on Saudi money

via: CNBC at 2018-10-23 09:36:00:000

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Information Mediary Corp Joins Medopad Global Digital Health Platform

via: PR Newswire at 2018-10-23 09:31:00:000

LONDON and OTTAWA , Oct. 23,2018 /PRNewswire/ - Medopad , a health technology company with partners such as Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Tencent , is today announcing partnerships with leading health tech companies, including Medtronic (NYSE: MDT), Information Mediary Corp . and… read more...

Equity CEFs: Are The Cornerstone Funds Now Better Buys Than Some Eaton Vance Funds?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-23 09:24:36:000

I have to admit, I finally bought some shares of the Cornerstone equity CEFs, i.e. the Cornerstone Total Return fund ( CRF ) , $11.71 market price, $11.59 NAV, 1% premium, 23.8% current market yield and the Cornerstone Strategic Value fund ( CLM ) , $11.95 market price, $11.98 NAV, -0.3% … read more...

Fed Confidence Won't Last & Why I'm Short Apple: Bill Fleckenstein (Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 18:58:25:000

Bill Fleckenstein joined me on my podcast this week to talk about the recent volatility in the stock market, why he's short Apple ( AAPL ) and what he thinks of General Electric ( GE ) and precious metals. The last time Bill was on my podcast, he famously predicted that US equity markets w… read more...

Market volatility is a sign of good things to come, says top strategist

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 18:50:00:000

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Cramer: We could be facing a cold war with China, and these stocks may be sacrificed

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 18:10:00:000

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Apple is probably the best tech bet heading into earnings, says venture capitalist Gene Munster

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 18:01:00:000

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eBay: Too Pessimistic On Split

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 16:06:20:000

eBay ( EBAY ) plunged 9% on Friday as the market reacted to GMV numbers provided by PayPal ( PYPL ). Considering eBay is in the process of implementing managed payments that removes PayPal from the process, investors need to be careful with data from a potentially unhappy partner. My in… read more...

Chart Of The Week: How Much Are You Worth?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 14:05:09:000

Last week we wrote about the severe consequences brick-and-mortar retailers like Sears ( SHLD ) and J.C. Penney ( JCP ) suffer from, mainly due to the rise of online retailers such as Amazon ( AMZN ) and Netflix ( NFLX ). Another way to look at the old vs. new world within the retail space… read more...

SuperMicro: Grey Clouds Are Clearing Up

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 12:56:37:000

I've written about Super Micro ( SMCI ) several times in the last 2 months: here , here , and here , in chronological order. The only commonality among my prior articles is that in each I expressed my bullishness on SMCI, which, at each of these times, was seeing its stock being sold o… read more...

Instagram inches ahead of Snapchat in popularity among teens: Piper Jaffray

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 11:29:00:000

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Apple's App Store ads could be a $2 billion business by 2020, Bernstein analyst predicts

via: CNBC at 2018-10-22 10:46:00:000

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Why The App Economy Should Drive Your Portfolio Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-22 10:42:13:000

It all comes from a simple premise: the world is now mobile-first and powered by applications. While I have experienced the rise of mobile applications first-hand as an executive in the video game industry watching the Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans of the world overtake … read more...

Germany urges tax minimum for tech giants

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-21 07:17:54:000

As Europe looks to levy tax on U.S. tech giants, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told Welt am Sonntag he backed a global minimum fiscal regime for multinationals "to counter the shifting of profits to fiscally beneficial regions." More news on: Alphabet, Inc. Cl C, Alphabet, Inc. C… read more...

How Turkey gains from the grisly drama over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 23:03:00:000

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Cramer's game plan: Companies tied to China or the Fed are 'guilty until proven innocent'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 18:10:00:000

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Wall Street's biggest Apple bull: China sales are 'fuel in the engine'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 14:59:00:000

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Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract spy chip story

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 13:43:40:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) CEO Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract its Businessweek article about malicious Chinese chips in Super Micro (NASDAQ: SMCI ) components that went to U.S. tech and telecom giants. More news on: Apple Inc., Super Micro Computer, Inc., Tech stocks news, Read m… read more...

Apple's Tim Cook calls for retraction on Chinese spy chip story: 'There's no truth to this'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 13:38:00:000

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Why Microsoft's Explosive Growth Will Continue

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 12:18:27:000

Microsoft sells computers? That was the bizarre look I got after telling my friend that Microsoft ( MSFT ) is in the business of selling laptops, desktop computers, and tablets that convert into laptops from a product line called Microsoft Surface. This is not your father's Microsoft. Th… read more...

Value Or Growth? Both!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 11:57:30:000

Value investing is not just about buying stocks with low valuation metrics, that's a too simplistic and myopic approach. The true essence of value investing is buying a company for a market price below the intrinsic value of the business. All else the same, a business with superior growth ra… read more...

Your first trade for Friday, Oct 19

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 09:18:00:000

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Stocks making the biggest move premarket: PG, HON, F, VFC, HOG AMZN & more

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 07:43:00:000

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There's a new biggest Apple bull on Wall Street, and he expects a 40% surge

via: CNBC at 2018-10-19 07:41:00:000

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Market Needs More Fear To Bottom - Cramer's Mad Money (10/18/18)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-19 07:39:13:000

Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Thursday , October 18. The Dow went down on Thursday as investors realize that Fed has the power to hurt stocks. "This is one of those moments where it's dawning on people that maybe all the assurances tha… read more...

Apple gets Street-high $310 price target from Wedbush

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 19:19:11:000

A new note from Wedbush gives the firm the Street's highest price target on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), which should benefit from topping phone sales estimates even as selling prices increase. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Top stock market news, Read more … read more...

Cramer's 5 favorite tech stocks right now, including Apple, Salesforce and Adobe

via: CNBC at 2018-10-18 18:31:00:000

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2018 Third Quarter Review - Buying Dividend Growth Stocks Without Looking

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 17:51:40:000

In 2015, I did what many professional fund managers will do - I just bought enough of 'em to skim or replicate an index. Now a mutual fund manager will charge some high fees for that skimming effort, I simply wanted to create the potential of greater outperformance through a market correction…. read more...

Five Stocks To Buy At The Bottom

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 15:37:11:000

You dont want to catch a falling knife, but at the same time, diligently prepare yourself to buy the best discounts of the year. Interest rates triggered a tsunami wave of selling tearing apart the tech sector with a vicious profit-taking few trading days. No doubt that asset manag… read more...

Apple: There's More In The Making

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 13:42:55:000

It was a little more than a month ago when technology giant Apple ( AAPL ) announced its newest set of iPhones. This year, the company reversed its strategy, launching the most expensive versions first, and higher pricing relative to last year should boost average selling prices. But while… read more...

Apple announces Oct. 30 event where it's expected to reveal new iPads and Macs

via: CNBC at 2018-10-18 12:03:00:000

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How to download a copy of everything Apple knows about you

via: CNBC at 2018-10-18 10:15:00:000

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Just How Important Are The 'Big Screen' iPhones To Apple?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-18 09:36:20:000

Once a year, when Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) releases the next version of the iPhone, investors and customers wait with bated breath to see if this will be a leap forward or an incremental improvement. Though the iPhone X was a big step forward for the company, many consumers had a hard time dig… read more...

Your first trade for Thursday, Oct 18

via: CNBC at 2018-10-18 09:15:00:000

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Stocks are struggling to find a direction as investors digest Fed minutes

via: CNBC at 2018-10-18 07:01:00:000

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Cramer: Alphabet and Amazon, my largest trust holding, can still be bought after Netflix beat

via: CNBC at 2018-10-17 18:20:00:000

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Apple: Price, Price, Price

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 14:48:33:000

Apple ( AAPL ) has declared that it wants to reach a cash neutral position through rapid buybacks in the next few quarters. In the past few weeks, the stock has jumped by 20%, which has pushed the valuation level of Apple to its all-time high since the Great Recession. Investing tens of billio… read more...

Is Apple Too Expensive To Buy Now?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 13:58:49:000

Introduction Recently, we saw some potentially negative articles that suggested that Apple (AAPL) is fully valued, that Buffett overpaid, that implied that AAPL may be too expensive to buy now. Our view is that it isn't fully valued yet, even though that view does vary depending on your … read more...

IBM: How About A CEO Change?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 12:36:29:000

One of Wednesday's biggest losers so far is IBM ( IBM ), after the company reported third quarter results Tuesday afternoon. While the report showed another adjusted bottom line beat, it was the top line that surprised in a big way, and not to the good side. As the revenue picture continue… read more...

Sprint's New iPhone Strategy: A Win For Apple, Sprint Or Both?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 12:28:23:000

Last week, Contributor Michael Henage wrote this article concerning Sprints ( S ) - still owned by Softbank ( OTCPK:SFTBY ) for now - latest promotional efforts around new Apple ( AAPL ) iPhones. His concerns, reflecting the views of many, center around the massive discount Sprint … read more...

Apple launches privacy portal, initiatives

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 12:06:04:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) launches a new privacy website letting users find personal data the company has on them. CEO Tim Cook previously said Apple wants to sell products, not consumer data. More news on: Apple Inc., Criteo S.A., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

The Bull Case For Netflix

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-17 10:59:47:000

Last quarter's earnings report sent Netflix (NFLX) shares nosediving to the depths of the ocean floor, and the wreckage saw Netflix's stock down 24% in 5 weeks. The short-term weakness in shares was justified after Netflix miscalculated on their quarterly subscriber numbers. Netflix is s… read more...

Your first trade for Wednesday, Oct 17

via: CNBC at 2018-10-17 09:12:00:000

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Why big tech companies keep hiring heart doctors

via: CNBC at 2018-10-17 08:02:00:000

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The Dow is set for a tough open after surging nearly 550 points on strong earnings

via: CNBC at 2018-10-17 07:01:00:000

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Netflix is bragging about its movie stars and their Instagram followers

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 16:43:00:000

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TomTom: Challenges Ahead Despite Good Q3 2018 Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 14:53:32:000

With the Q3 2018 earnings , management raised again its guidance for the FY 2018. The good results confirmed the success of the transformation after the decline of the personal GPS devices. But TomTom ( OTCPK:TMOAF ) is now facing the threat of increasing competition. The technology giants … read more...

Apple Could Rally Ahead Of Earnings: Here's The Custom Pattern That Has Held For 3 Straight Years

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 14:28:54:000

By Ophir Gottlieb Preface There is a bullish momentum pattern in Apple ( AAPL ) that has persisted for 3 straight years, but it requires a condition to be met first. That condition has been met - and that means the trigger is set. Apple has earnings due out on 11-1-2018, according … read more...

The Supreme Court will hear a case that could decide whether Facebook, Twitter can censor users

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 13:24:00:000

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Apple says a 'small number' of Chinese users had their Apple IDs stolen

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 10:22:00:000

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Huawei's new iPhone XS rival lets you charge your phone wirelessly from another phone

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 09:31:00:000

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Why Apple's Stock Is Worth $260

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 09:19:45:000

Will iPhone Strengthen Over Time? Right now, I believe Apple is combining adequate technology with an extremely strong brand to leverage higher average selling prices (ASPs) on their loyal fans. Apple has been able to do this in years prior. I believe the key question with Apple going forwar… read more...

Apple apologizes for ID thefts in China

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 08:58:25:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) is deeply apologetic for account hacks in China, which the tech giant says affected a small number of accounts that werent secured with two-factor authentication. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Brunch, Craft Beer & Investing: Embracing Volatility & Managing Risk

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-16 08:14:07:000

Welcome to the Brunch, Craft Beer, and Investing Portfolio Review. If you've been here before, you know the holdings have nothing to do with brunch or craft beer. These are just hobbies of mine. My last portfolio review will give you a brief overview of the portfolio's origins, goals, and ev… read more...

Stocks are expected to open higher as earnings season accelerates

via: CNBC at 2018-10-16 06:10:00:000

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Cramer's lightning round: Cisco's stock is a buy ahead of the company's earnings report

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 18:50:00:000

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People will flock to Apple's cheaper iPhone XR at a faster rate than expected, says analyst Kuo

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 17:45:00:000

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Tech tumbles again - three experts weigh in on whether the rout continues

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 17:07:00:000

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Apple: Big Opportunity In Streaming

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 14:59:25:000

Apple ( AAPL ) can generate an additional $37 billion in revenue by 2025 according to a report by Morgan Stanley analyst. The report mentions that the bundling of video content with Apple Music and Texture news can be sold as an unlimited "Apple Media" option at $12.99/month. This price woul… read more...

Apple acquires Asaii founders, not company

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 14:29:34:000

It seems Apple ( AAPL -1.9% ) didnt acquire music analytics startup Asaii as was reported earlier in the day. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Analyst expects iPhone XR to have strong Q4, offset Q1 weakness

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 14:02:15:000

Noted Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the iPhone XR to ship 36M to 38M units in Q4, up from the original 33M to 35M estimate. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Don't Be Fooled By GDP Numbers

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 12:18:43:000

Source: Time.com Don't Be Fooled By The GDP Numbers The SPDR S&P 500 ETF ( SPY ) has gone through a swift and very vicious correction in recent days. SPY's meltdown has erased about 8% from the ETF's value in just a few days. Moreover, this is the second notable correction SPY has ex… read more...

Art Cashin: The stock market is like someone stumbling 'in a dark room'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 11:41:00:000

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SPY: The Beginning Of The End? - Part 3

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-15 10:56:16:000

(Image Source ) In a previous article on the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ( SPY ), I explained many the fundamental economic reasons which favor continued bull rallies in the ETF. Eased regulatory restrictions and reduced tax burdens coming as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act initiated b… read more...

The iPad is getting a full version of Photoshop next year

via: CNBC at 2018-10-15 10:07:00:000

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Apple is donating 1,000 watches for a new study to track binge eating

via: CNBC at 2018-10-14 14:04:00:000

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The last thing we need is yet another streaming video service

via: CNBC at 2018-10-13 16:49:00:000

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Stocks To Watch: Was That A Speed Bump?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-13 09:45:24:000

Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Stocks to Watch - a preview of key events scheduled for the next week. Follow this account and turn the e-mail alert on to receive this article in your inbox every Saturday morning. That escalated quickly. While we gave a gentle reminder last week that interest rat… read more...

The Disconnect Between Memory Chip Output And Processing Equipment Sales: Part 1 Memory Chips

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 16:29:17:000

On June 7, 2018, I wrote a Seeking Alpha article entitled "Memory Chips: The Interplay Of Equipment Spend, Process Migration, Capacity And Stock Prices." In the 4 months since that article, the stock prices of Micron Technology ( MU ) dropped from $59.63 on June 7 to $41.97 at the close on… read more...

Is A FANG+ Rebound Right Around The Corner?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 15:36:38:000

Back in June, I wrote an article about how the multiple technical indicators were pointing to the NYSE FANG+ index being at overbought levels. There were many harsh critics that my technical analysis was Voodoo, however I was proven correct. Individual technical indicators ar… read more...

Larry Kudlow suggests some CEOs may be using China tariffs as an excuse for poor performance

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 13:00:00:000

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Two Dow stocks and one 'FANG' giant could be buys amid the tech sector volatility

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 11:59:00:000

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Top 7 5G Stocks To Play The 5G Boom Starting In 2019

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 11:52:05:000

This article first appeared on Trend Investing on Aug. 14, 2018; therefore all data is as of that date. For a background on the 5G boom, investors can read my article " A Look At The 5G Opportunity ": The winners will be the first to market 5G telco and infrastructure providers (the 5G … read more...

Smartphone suppliers warn of weakness heading into holidays

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 09:59:16:000

Two major smartphone suppliers warn that demand looks sluggish ahead of the holiday season. More news on: Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Tech stocks news, Global news and forex, , Read more … read more...

Reaching Peak Technology Stocks

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-12 09:54:37:000

I drove into San Francisco for a client dinner last night and had to wait an hour at the Bay Bridge toll gate. When I finally got into town, the parking attendant demanded $50. Dinner for two at Mortons steakhouse? How about $400. Which all underlines the fact that we have reached &#… read more...

Tech shares come roaring back in trading Friday, led by Netflix and Amazon

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 08:10:00:000

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Tech got wrecked, but chart analyst sees opportunity in Apple

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 07:36:00:000

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Companies buying their own shares could fuel the next market rally

via: CNBC at 2018-10-12 07:23:00:000

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The 'iPlane 1' that Kanye West proposed to Trump was a Detroit student's graduate thesis

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 19:02:00:000

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The October Pause That Refreshes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 18:02:50:000

Well, here it is! The much-awaited correction, which everybody has been awaiting to finally invest in U.S. equities. Guess whatit will be like it has almost always been (and definitely many times during this, still the most hated/distrusted stock bull market in my memory). Most inv… read more...

Secular trends haven't changed overnight, so don't fear tech stocks, portfolio manager says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-11 16:52:00:000

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Tech lunch break: Recovering from the fall

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 12:14:38:000

The tech sector is still nursing its wounds but the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEARCA: XLK ) is up 0.4% , and the S&P 500 Information Technology Index is up 0.3% after dropping 4.8% yesterday. More news on: Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF, Invesco … read more...

My Top 10 Technology Stocks For Dividend Growth Investors

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 10:20:41:000

With interest rates on the rise during the past week or so, the technology sector has experienced a rather severe short-term sell-off. It appears that the Federal Reserve is causing the market to begin to shift to risk-off mode. Granted, this could all be short-lived if Jerome Powell & Co…. read more...

Top PC makers gain in Q3 shipments

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 10:20:32:000

Worldwide PC shipments were up 0.1% Y/Y in Q3, according to preliminary Gartner data . The shipments totaled 67.2M. More news on: HP Inc., Dell Technologies Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, , Read more … read more...

Alphabet: Playing A Dangerous Game

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 10:10:00:000

At this point, Alphabet ( GOOG ) ( GOOGL ) hasn't seen any impact to long-term financial targets due to tangles with regulators. Though, the company is playing a dangerous game with regulators. The $175 dip in the stock to a recent low below $1,115 is an opportunity unless the search giant c… read more...

Alibaba, Tencent warn of stolen funds using Apple IDs

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 10:01:26:000

Alibabas ( BABA +1.7% ) Alipay and Tencents ( OTCPK:TCEHY , OTCPK:TCTZF ) say stolen Apple ( AAPL +1% ) IDs were used to swipe customer funds from the mobile payment services. And the companies say Apple could fix the problem. More news on: Alibaba Group Holding Limi… read more...

The Art Of Not Panicking

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 09:26:59:000

This week marks the biggest stock market sell-off of 2018 since February. And it's a great opportunity to discuss the art of not panicking. As CNBC's Jim Cramer likes to say: " No one ever made a dime panicking ." If you want to invest wisely, you constantly need to be fighting off y… read more...

Not A Panic, Just A Return To Normal

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-11 09:23:40:000

"A 60:40 allocation to passive long-only equities and bonds has been a great proposition for the last 35 years We are profoundly worried that this could be a risky allocation over the next 10." Sanford C. Bernstein & Company Analysts (January 2017) Bull markets are… read more...

Tech stocks have their worst day since August 2011

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 16:18:00:000

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CNBC: Apple will give away content as part of new TV strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 15:55:32:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) will give away free original content to device owners as part of its new digital TV strategy, according to CNBC sources . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple plans to give away original content for free to device owners

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 15:30:00:000

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Who Needs The Facebook Portal And Portal+ Devices?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 15:09:10:000

Introduction The bull case of Facebook ( FB ) is simple and compelling and goes like this: It has more than 2 billion monthly active users across its products. It is a fast-growing company that generated more than $40 billion in 2017 and is estimated to generate $55 billion and $66 b… read more...

FBI director on whether Apple and Amazon servers had Chinese spy chips: 'Be careful what you read'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 14:31:00:000

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There's more pain to come for stocks, according to analysts watching the charts

via: CNBC at 2018-10-10 14:21:00:000

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Is China Breaking? Some Evidence And Potential Implications

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 14:07:01:000

Per Bloomberg , we have what could be big news for US investors in China stocks and for the entire US and global economy and markets. The key chart: You see the header in the chart. It should be fleshed out, as the Bloomberg article is quite brief. Here is the story from the source inst… read more...

FBI Director deflects questions on Chinese chip investigation

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 13:48:12:000

FBI Director Christopher Wray deflects questions about the Bloomberg Businessweek report that China placed malicious chips in servers headed for major U.S. companies. More news on: Super Micro Computer, Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple acquired background-removing machine learning startup last year

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 13:29:22:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) reportedly bought Danish machine learning startup Spektral last year for $30M, according to a report today from local newspaper Brsen . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, Read more … read more...

Tech lunch break: Large-caps slump with Nasdaq 100

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-10 12:17:12:000

Large-cap tech stocks are slumping with the Nasdaq (NASDAQ: QQQ ) 100 down 2.3% . More news on: Invesco QQQ ETF, Apple Inc., Citrix Systems, Inc., Tech stocks news, Stocks on the move, , News on ETFs, Read more … read more...

John And Jane's September Dividend Increases And Income Tracker - Taxable Account

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 12:44:27:000

Investment Thesis This article marks the 11th month that I've been keeping track of John and Jane's Taxable portfolio and continued to discuss the dividend raises that continue to benefit the income produced by the portfolio. I have to admit that I am pretty excited to see the final result… read more...

My K.I.S.S. Dividend Growth Portfolio: 3rd Quarter 2018 Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 11:41:47:000

Ummm, well, I guess dont have much in the way of interesting or insightful introductory thoughts for this portfolio update. My portfolio just keeps chugging along producing more and more dividends. So lets just proceed with the data. First, if you wish to review my previous q… read more...

The Information: Apple's iPhone fraud struggles in China cost billions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 11:29:37:000

Apples (NASDAQ: AAPL ) struggle to stop iPhone repair fraud in China cost the tech giant billions of dollars, according to a report from The Information . More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF (SPHQ) September Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 11:16:17:000

September monthly performance was: +1.84% More news on: Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF, Apple Inc., NVIDIA Corporation, , Read more … read more...

BofAML survey shows significant rise in iPhone upgrade interest

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 09:46:43:000

Bank of America Merrill Lynch reiterates its Buy rating on Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and says the firms survey suggests iPhone upgrade interest rose significantly in recent months. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Your first trade for Tuesday, Oct 9

via: CNBC at 2018-10-09 09:29:00:000

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Bank of America says buy Apple shares because iPhone upgrade interest is rising 'significantly'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-09 09:22:00:000

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Stocks are set to drop at the open as fear of higher rates rattle investors

via: CNBC at 2018-10-09 07:22:00:000

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All Eyes On Treasuries (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 07:21:11:000

Today's Top Stories: All eyes on Treasuries; Trump/China spar over trade ahead of G20 summit; and Google set to unveil new hardware offerings. Click play to listen in your browser. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look for us in the fol… read more...

Wall Street Breakfast: Treasury Yield Hits Multi-Year High

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-09 06:59:21:000

Listen on the go! A daily podcast of Wall Street Breakfast will be available by 8:00 a.m. on iTunes , Stitcher and SoundCloud (click the highlighted links). All eyes are on U.S. Treasuries again as trading reopened in the wake of last week's selloff and a bond market hol… read more...

Insider Weekends: Cluster Of Purchases By Insiders Of U.S. Silica Holdings

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 18:15:10:000

Insider buying increased significantly last week with insiders purchasing $124.14 million of stock compared to $47.04 million in the week prior. Selling also increased with insiders selling $1.22 billion of stock last week compared to $989.57 million in the week prior. Sell/Buy Ratio: The … read more...

Apple: Raiding The Google Piggy Bank

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 15:36:53:000

One doesn't have to look very hard to make a bullish thesis on Apple ( AAPL ) based on their growth in the Services division. The shocking news of the last week is that a portion of the revenue base is set for a major boost thanks to Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ). These high-margin revenues m… read more...

Apple: Price Matters

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 15:04:00:000

Investment Thesis Apple ( AAPL ) is one of the most followed companies on earth, and as such it will have more than its fair share of interest from the financial media. I argue that investors should not be overly focused on the movements of hedge funds invested in Apple's stock, but to ins… read more...

Streaming services are feeding a boom in smart speakers such as Echo, HomePod: Study

via: CNBC at 2018-10-08 14:33:00:000

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Road To Financial Independence: Best September Ever, Investing Into Technology Stocks Amid Mounting Trade Woes

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 13:43:24:000

The stock markets continued their strong momentum from August in September setting new records despite increasing concerns on a full-scale trade war, an appreciating U.S. dollar, rising commodity cost and interest rates rising further. While the broad market indices set new records select t… read more...

Citi raises its Apple target, FY19 EPS estimate on XS sales

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 11:09:35:000

Citi raises its Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) price target from $230 to $265 (18% upside) expecting next years EPS to beat consensus. Analyst Jim Suva raises his FY19 EPS estimate from $13.92 to $14.43 (consensus: $13.61.) More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

IT H/W: Key Takeaways From Our Visits To Japan/Taiwan

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 11:03:50:000

DRAM contract prices to fall in 4Q18; DRAM and NAND market to grow 10.1% and 3.9% YoY in 2019 We visited major IT H/W companies in Japan and Taiwan from Aug 27 to 31 to examine the key topics of interest in the IT H/W sector. After the visits, we came to the following conclusions: 1) DRAM … read more...

Death Of Momo Investing?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-08 10:52:53:000

Introduction The tendency to frame the current war in terms of the last one is always great. Each of the last two rate back-ups have led to increased stock market volatility (see rate chart in Figure 1): the back-up of around 40 bps in January Figure 1: 10-Year Treasury Yields Figure… read more...

Citi Research raises its price forecast for Apple shares, citing falling memory chip prices

via: CNBC at 2018-10-08 10:31:00:000

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Here are all the gadgets Google is expected to announce at its big event Tuesday

via: CNBC at 2018-10-08 10:20:00:000

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Global dealmaking appetite falls to a four-year low amid Brexit, US-China trade fears, study says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-07 19:04:00:000

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When Do You Harvest Apple Shares? In The Fall Of Course.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-07 17:37:47:000

I've trimmed more Apple ( AAPL ) shares. It was not a massive Fall Harvest but it's generous enough to pay for the gas money, and the full tab for the Bayside Cottage in beautiful Prince Edward Island. Here's a pic from our trip from Summer of 2018. Beautiful red rocks, red sand beaches wi… read more...

My Dividend Growth Portfolio - Q3 2018 Summary

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-07 14:02:42:000

Introduction It's time to summarize another quarter. This quarter was another mediocre quarter for me. I have been lagging the S&P 500 this entire year, and this quarter was no different. The total return in Q3 was 1.2% lower than the S&P 500. While it's not my ultimate benchmark, I … read more...

Podcast: HP PC Event, Microsoft Surface Event, BlackBerry Security Summit, SuperMicro China Server Story

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-07 06:29:21:000

This weeks Tech.pinions podcast features Carolina Milanesi and Bob ODonnell discussing several New York City-based industry events from the last week, including HPs (HPQ) launch of their Spectre Folio convertible PC, the Microsoft (MSFT) Surface, Windows 10 and Office … read more...

These young cardiologists are opening tech-infused health clinics all over New York

via: CNBC at 2018-10-06 14:51:00:000

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Weak Smartphone Margins Are Motivating Samsung To Raise Memory Prices

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 19:33:39:000

According to an October 2, 2018, article in BusinessKorea in the smartphone business divisions of Samsung Electronics ( OTC:SSNLF ), the operating profit estimate of the companys IT & Mobile Communications Division could fall as much as 20% from $2.46 billion in Q2 2018… read more...

Stock market will have a year-end rally, predicts Raymond James' Jeff Saut

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 18:34:00:000

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Einhorn blows out of numerous positions

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 12:17:49:000

According to Bloomberg, David Einhorn (NASDAQ: GLRE ) is telling his investors he's exited Greenlight's short in TransDigm (NYSE: TDG ). The stock's higher by 33% YTD. Another short covered is Martin Marietta (NYSE: MLM ). MLM is down about 20% YTD. More news on: Gr… read more...

David Einhorn dumps Apple on fear of 'Chinese retaliation against America's trade policies'

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 12:17:00:000

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China spy chip's ultimate market risk: The profits built on big tech's low-cost global supply chain

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 12:00:00:000

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Really Mean That, Just Because The U.S. 10-Year Treasury Has A 'P/E' Of Less Than 30x, I Should Not Buy The New Safe Haven At Under 20x?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 10:43:02:000

Warren Buffett is known to say that the "P/E" (price to "earnings") ratio of a bond is the inverse of its yield. Thus, even after its recent sell-off, the 10-year US Treasury (10Y UST) note is still trading at over 30 times "earnings" (its coupon payment). With this security, moreover, you hav… read more...

China's alleged tiny-chip spying on US tech giants was 'pretty amateurish,' says ex-Senate advisor

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 09:07:00:000

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Nicholas Ward's Dividend Growth Portfolio: Third Quarter Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 09:05:37:000

The most common messages that I get here at Seeking Alpha are those asking about my holdings. Ive come to learn that readers, new and old, like to know what makes up contributors' portfolios. I dont blame them; its nice to know that writers have a bit of skin in the g… read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: SNAP, TSLA, AAPL, FB & more

via: CNBC at 2018-10-05 08:05:00:000

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Markets Anticipate September Jobs Report (Wall Street Breakfast Podcast)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-05 07:50:54:000

Today's Top Stories: Markets anticipate September jobs report; EU Brexit negotiators say deal is close; and Unilever scraps plans for Netherlands headquarters. Click play to listen in your browser. If you are interested in listening to Wall Street Breakfast to start your day, look … read more...

Cramer reveals the 10 'telltale signs' that could prolong the sell-off

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 18:13:00:000

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Buffett Should Sell Apple: First Trillion Bagged While Risks Mount

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 17:28:00:000

This article is daring. Not only do I dispute the wisdom of the worlds greatest investor, but I propose the most successful company in the world is a terrible investment for a buyer of Apple ( AAPL ) shares today. I denigrate Apple simply by the numbers - get ready for a stone-cold l… read more...

Apple again denies Businessweek story, says there's no gag order

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 16:46:23:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) again denies Bloomberg Businessweeks report that the company found malicious chips that China put in Super Micro products to spy on U.S. companies. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Apple says it has 'absolutely no evidence' of China spy chip claims, says it's not under gag order

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 16:15:00:000

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How To Gain An Advantage With Parallel Trading

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 12:52:35:000

One of the most fascinating things I learned when I first joined the equity trading desk at Morgan Stanley during the early 1980s was how to parallel trade. A customer order would come in to buy a million shares of General Motors (GM) and what did the in-house proprietary trading book do imm… read more...

Beating China to the market with new technology is best US defense: AT&T Communications CEO

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 09:09:00:000

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Global Quality Edge Fund Q2 '18 Commentary - Detecting Red Flags (Analysis)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 08:27:06:000

Original post Global Quality Edge Fund letter to shareholders for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. Dear shareholders, Global Quality Edge Fund's total return during the second quarter was +1.39% and +5.35%, when measured from the start of 2018. It has now been a year since we … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: AMZN, AAPL, WBA, GM, BKS & more

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 08:12:00:000

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Amazon, Apple refute Bloomberg report on Chinese supply chain attack

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-04 07:59:43:000

Tech giants are responding to a Bloomberg Businessweek report that China initiated a supply chain attack using small chips to infiltrate businesses with Super Micro (NASDAQ: SMCI ) as primary conduit. More news on: Super Micro Computer, Inc., Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

The luxury sector is growing faster than many others and Gucci is in the lead

via: CNBC at 2018-10-04 07:59:00:000

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Apple has done extraordinary things to protect user privacy, tech investor says

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 19:02:00:000

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These Dow stocks - including Goldman Sachs - win big when rates are rising like they are now

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 15:25:00:000

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Express is the latest retailer to launch a clothing rental service

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 09:44:00:000

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Your first trade for Wednesday, Oct 3

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 09:19:00:000

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Tim Cook talks customer data "bunk", China data storage

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 09:14:16:000

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) CEO Tim Cook calls it a bunch of bunk that tech companies need more customer data for better products. More news on: Apple Inc., Tech stocks news, Read more … read more...

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: BABA, JCP, KORS, TPX & more

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 08:22:00:000

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Apple And The Disposition Effect: What To Do If One Stock Is Taking Over Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 08:00:00:000

If you bought Apple ( AAPL ) 10 years ago, congratulations! You're up over 14 times your original investment. As Apple is the most widely held stock in America , there are a lot of people in this position. But, if you're one of the lucky ones, you probably noticed something peculiar going on … read more...

Wall Street is set for a higher open after Dow jumps to all-time high

via: CNBC at 2018-10-03 07:18:00:000

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The End Of Snap And Tesla

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-03 02:04:55:000

Originally published September 28, 2018 Snap (SNAP) and Tesla (TSLA) were sold this week. They just don't know it yet. Snap If every morning the four largest retailers - Walmart (WMT), Kroger (KR), Home Depot (HD), [[CVS]] - met, and their sole focus was putting #5, Target (TGT), out o… read more...

Sequoia says someone tried to impersonate the venture firm in effort to get money wired to Mexico

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 17:51:00:000

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The iPhone gets new emoji, including kangaroo, skateboard and lobster

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 13:57:00:000

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Dividend Growth 50: Double-Digit Divvy Dollar Dandy!

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 12:26:08:000

I'm not the kind of guy who tends to throw around exclamation points willy-nilly, but … Wow! What a quarter of increasing income for the Dividend Growth 50! Thanks to solid earnings and rising free cash flow in most industries, shareholders have been rewarded with sizable dividend hikes. G... read more...

Apple Is Outperforming, But...

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-02 11:42:55:000

Apple ( AAPL ) has shown substantial gains in the past eighteen months. My first article on Apple was on 19th April 2017, where I mentioned some of the troubling data points shown by Apple. At that time, Apple was at $140 level and since then, it has shown close to 58.6% growth. However, muc… read more...

Forget millennials, this Louis Vuitton director is rethinking marketing to reach Generation Z

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 10:17:00:000

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Students at 3 schools can now use their iPhone as their student ID

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 09:12:00:000

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Your first trade for Tuesday, Oct 2

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 09:08:00:000

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Steve Jobs: Here's what most people get wrong about focus

via: CNBC at 2018-10-02 08:45:00:000

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A tough Tuesday is ahead for US stocks

via: CNBC at 2018-10-0