Since it is at this moment Saturday in Boston, I figured I might as well start the weekend thread. Highest close since July 31 (!), highest weekly gain since February 13 (!!!!). Feeling pretty optimistic about calendar 3Q results, as "expectations" seem to have been somewhat tempered by the overall market malaise. However, we have finally reached the long-feared moment when all eyes will be on guidance versus the dreaded Tough Impossible YoY Compare. Tim seems relentlessly optimistic, though, and who am I to doubt him?
Oh well, might as well toast to an excellent week. Step up to the bar for your toasting supplies, and keep your fingers crossed until Tuesday.
(NB: None of this is meant to imply that Mr. Market will react rationally no matter how the Earnings Report call goes, so let's be careful out there!)
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2015 23:37:24 GMT -5 by chinacat
Apple keeps hiring talent on the vehicle front.....
It's going to be fun watching Apple negotiating this new industry for the next ten or twenty years. They seem to be pushing a big pile of chips into the pot.
I was on an interstate highway recently and noticed how many trucks have installed wind fairings and side skirts. It seems it can reduce gas consumption by 7% for long haul trucks. Perhaps we'll first see autonomous vehicles on the freeway in packs like a bicycle peloton to increase efficiency.
No doubt the vehicles will be packed with cameras, sensors, and communication chips. I speculate the switch to autonomous will be pushed be the insurance industry. All accidents will be recorded by multiple "black boxes" and it will, overall, be human error that causes the most damage. I'm sure people will be allowed to take the wheel but it will cost them a large insurance premium.
Once again I trust Apple is skating to where the puck is going to be.
Well nice week and woke me up and got long some options.
I will be selling those playing a small teaser for earnings.
Be aware that IMO most of the (options) gains in AAPL occur in trend which it will rip a 15-20 percent in a short 1-1.5 month time period.
Last time we saw a weekly MACD cross under the 0 line was 2013 setting off a deep run after we bottomed post 2012 blood bath.
Obviously earnings will be good but the wild card always is how the market will react.
The general technicals in the market seem to have some bullish headwinds as well.
As always tho, have a plan.
And trade your plan.
Nice to hear your plan, I've done the same. I've already trimmed my options position down to a quarter of what it was. I'm holding Nov 105s, trying to decide what to do exactly for earnings. I'm debating trimming a little more, rolling them up to a higher, nearer strike and/or selling calls against them. What are you thinking?
Will be ordering three ... please don't tell me I'll be rationed.
So, in my little group of friends and cohorts I have 12 Apple TV's being ordered on Monday. Not bad since I have very few friends and cohorts....
I'm your friend Red and I'm ordering one. Looking forward to it! Buying the iPad Pro and pencil as soon as they come out. Have feeling that we're finally going to see some iPad rollover (lot of people, me included, have long in tooth iPads.
Lightened up on options this week, moved to shares. Will breathe a little easier this earnings regardless of where we go. At least with shares I can add/delete in AH.
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Post by phoebear611 on Oct 24, 2015 19:15:25 GMT -5
Wait are we also tallying up iPad Pros? I know release date is some time in November but I didn't thing we were taking a survey on that yet. If we are - I'm up to 4 right now but I may need more. (Just trying to get the stock price up for you fellas!)
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