Good morning. Don’t even think about checking the stock price today, it won’t change.
This is a pull from a daily devotional from today:
Today is Memorial Day. It is the day in which we remember those who gave their lives protecting our freedom in America. We are most grateful!
In the summer of 1998, one of the most powerful and riveting films depicting World War II was released. “Saving Private Ryan” starred Tom Hanks as Captain James Miller leading a small squad of men to find Private Ryan portrayed by Matt Damon. In this fictional account, Ryan’s three older brothers had been killed in the war, so the Secretary of War commissioned this team to find Private Ryan and send him home.
The squad miraculously finds Ryan after surviving many challenges and losing some of their men. One final battle ensues and in his dying breaths, Captain Miller pulls Private Ryan close and says, “Earn it. Earn this.” In other words, live a life worthy of the sacrifice of these men’s lives. The scene transitions to Private Ryan standing in front of Captain Miller’s grave fifty years later and, in tears, imploring his wife, “Tell me I’ve lived a good life. Tell me I’m a good man.”
These words cut to the core emotions of many of us -- especially men. Am I a good person? Am I living a good life? Does my life count for something? Some spend their entire lives carrying this burden of uncertainty as to their worthiness. There is the constant dread of having to “earn it.”
I am thankful for those that have paid the price for our freedoms. We are blessed.
Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) China sales continued to recover in April, driven partly by the launch of a cheaper iPhone, CNBC reported.
The tech giant sold 3.9 million iPhones in China in April, reflecting a 160% surge from March figures, when it sold 1.5 million smartphones, the Shanghai-based market research firm CINNO Research told CNBC.
The signs of a recovery path since February comes as the world’s second largest economy slowly reopens again after the coronavirus pandemic forced store closures earlier this year that led to sales declines. China iPhone sales slumped 60% in February year-on-year. Since mid-March, all stores in China have reopened.
Apple, which launched its second-generation iPhone SE in mid-April, started to sell the device in China later that month. It starts at 3,299 yuan ($464) in the mainland. iPhone SE accounted for 24% of all of Apple’s 3.9 million iPhone sales in April, according to CINNO Research.
In April, overall smartphone shipments in China rose over 94% to 40.8 million compared with the previous month, according to state-backed think tank, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.
Five-star analyst Daniel Ives at Wedbush, who has a Buy rating on the stock with a $350 price target, sees a seminal moment for Apple in China with pressure on both ends of the spectrum from a supply and demand perspective amid renewed tensions between the U.S. and China.
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5