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Apple Struggles in China, but New Product Could Bring Added Growth Domestically

By Wednesday, March 5, 2014
New Product Could End Struggles at HomeCurrently, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) is largely considered a commodity stock that needs to excite investors with new innovations and growth in order to propel its long-term growth. The stock has been stuck in a relatively tight range between $500.00 and $560.00 since late October 2013, as Apple looks for stronger growth opportunities and convinces the stock market that it can expand its business and not just depend on “iPhone” and .

When the CrackBerry’s No Longer Addictive

By Wednesday, February 29, 2012
investor sentimentI recall back in 1999 when I came across a small Canadian technology company that had developed a unique smartphone with real-time e-mailing. At that time, e-mailing was still largely confined to computers, so I thought this was a novel concept that had growth written all over it. The small Canadian company was Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ/RIMM), which was started by Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis in a small .

My Tribute to Steve Jobs—
Visionary and Leader

By Friday, October 7, 2011
The big news on Wednesday was the passing of Steve Jobs, the visionary who led Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) to new heights. But with his death, the future of Apple will be the constant subject of debate. The concern obviously will be the ability of Apple to continue to drive innovation without Jobs. Apple is trading down about 1.75% in the pre-market.

Apple Is Shining Bright…
RIM, Not So Much

By Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) is to the technology world what Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ/MSFT) was in the 90s. The stock traded at a record $415.00 on Tuesday and, in my view, could be heading for $500.00 within a year. The market capitalization of $382 billion makes Apple the biggest company in the world. And not only is Apple the biggest, but it also leading the technology pack with innovation and a desire to be the world’s dominant company.

Apple Shines, But Is Research In Motion Dead?

By Wednesday, August 24, 2011
On August 15, Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) announced that it was acquiring Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE/MMI) in a $12.5-billion, or $40.00-per-share deal, representing a huge 60% price premium to the previous close. The key to the deal was the enormous resource of patents held by Motorola, which is attractive to Google as the company tries to build up its “Android” mobile operating system. Motorola held over 17,000 granted patents and about 7,500 pending patents.

Following the Money Trail

By Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Markets closed higher for the third time in four sessions to begin March. The major stock indices continue to hold above the technical support levels, but trading remains on the cautious side, as markets are at a crux. The overall market is neutral, with 79.72% of U.S. stocks above the 200-day moving average (MA) as of March 1, versus 79.03% a week earlier and 76.43% a month ago.
Aug. 31, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)


Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.71%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.14%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.


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