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  • henrystar

    Richard 8:44 am on August 25, 2017 - 84 days ago

    Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of the Samsung business empire, has been sentenced to five years in prison by a South Korean court after he was found guilty of bribery and other charges on Friday.

     
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    henrystar

    Richard 10:46 pm on August 18, 2017 - 91 days ago

    I know our board is dead, but I do need help. My Mac is insane. I try to grab text, to copy it to another program, and instead it presents me with a fucking menu of shit options that I don’t want. Is there an option somewhere to turn off ALL hints? I don’t want or need any hints!

     
    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:31 pm on August 21, 2017 88 days ago

      I was not using this feature, but now I tried and worked well with traderhood / safari -> mail.
      Can you post a screenshot?

  • henrystar

    Richard 10:44 am on April 9, 2017 - 222 days ago

    I suspect that this is finally the real thing:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/opinion/sunday/to-be-a-genius-think-like-a-94-year-old.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0

     
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    henrystar

    Richard 2:24 pm on April 4, 2017 - 227 days ago

    Sold 9% of my AAPL holding yesterday, at 143.06. Second time in my life I’ve sold a stock (as opposed to a mutual fund); the first was two years ago when I sold all my AAPL dividends at 132.00. (I bought most of my AAPL at $4, the rest at $200.)

     
    • henrystar

      Richard 10:04 pm on April 5, 2017 226 days ago

      Actually, at 143.9328 I guess I paid a commission or fee?

    • SB

      SB 9:42 pm on April 26, 2017 205 days ago

      Well, I joined you. Sold 60% at $144.70 yesterday. Narrative is still very strong at this point, overall, but I am concerned a little negative news, either re Apple or the World, could result in a pullback near term. Not expecting any positive catalysts out of earnings.

    • henrystar

      Richard 10:58 pm on April 28, 2017 203 days ago

      I suppose, at 77, I might be wise to sell it all. The only worry then would be inflation, if I left it all in cash. My broker does not view me with enthusiasm. And there would be the boredom of not caring any more what AAPL did.

  • henrystar

    Richard 10:16 pm on April 1, 2017 - 230 days ago

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/04/01/a-man-fell-asleep-with-his-iphone-charging-in-bed-it-nearly-electrocuted-him-to-death/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.2aae0591cf79

     
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    henrystar

    Richard 8:45 pm on February 8, 2017 - 282 days ago

    Last time I sold any AAPL (and indeed, the ONLY time I’ve ever sold a single share) I sold all my dividends at 132.00 The question now of course is …. the eternal question!

     
    • henrystar

      Richard 11:08 am on February 11, 2017 279 days ago

      So over the past two years, with the dividends, I’ve raked in 1.78% per annum (if I calculated that correctly). Hey, the Federal Reserve target is 0.5 to 0.75 percent! But, of course, I’m hoping for an AAPL Trump surge and repatriation and everything coming up roses.

    • Nicu

      Nicu 11:47 am on February 13, 2017 277 days ago

      I have hesitated a few times if I should join this discussion. So I will start with this: do not believe anything that I say, I am probably wrong. You must reconsider every bit by yourself and then see how it applies to your particular situation (short / long term, your level of risk tolerance etc.).

      I think Apple is not dying (as I have thought for the last 10 years), but in the same time their growth at this time is at best anemic. Yes, they reversed a trend, but only slightly, with the help of an extra week of sales. While I enjoy the market response with calls (I know, same old, same old), I am taking as much profits as I can. If it nears $135 or so I will try to buy some cheap short term puts. For a few reasons:

      1) It is growing for almost three months with no break to breathe; as I said, earnings were good, but nowhere near THAT good.

      2) While I usually ignore things like that, I have noted several times that gaps are usually filled; so I will just take a chance betting that the $121 – $125 gap will be filled, or at least there will be some attempts to do so.

      3) Pros take 10-15% short term profits without second thoughts, and we are already there for the last two weeks alone; then they can repeat …

      • henrystar

        Richard 4:20 pm on February 13, 2017 277 days ago

        Thanks, Nicu, I appreciate the response. As you know, I am not a normal investor! I had the great good luck to get into AAPL at $4 a share for my IRA, and just kept it for laughs (I thought). I am of course in love with it, which is very dangerous for any stock. At 77 I should sell it all and leave it in cash. Ahhh but it is on a roll !!!!! oh what WILL I do? Anyway, thanks again!

        • henrystar

          Richard 1:16 pm on February 22, 2017 268 days ago

          It seems to have legs. Two years is long enough that the audience is different (even for institutional buyers). I think I’ll hang in there. Hope I don’t overdo it.

          • Nicu

            Nicu 9:23 pm on April 2, 2017 229 days ago

            Good call :)

            You, I was right that I was wrong !

            • Nicu

              Nicu 9:24 pm on April 2, 2017 229 days ago

              You see, I was …

  • henrystar

    Richard 11:27 pm on December 13, 2016 - 339 days ago

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/blind-man-sets-out-alone-in-googles-driverless-car/2016/12/13/f523ef42-c13d-11e6-8422-eac61c0ef74d_story.html?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.07527ae1187e

     
  • henrystar

    Richard 12:29 am on November 19, 2016 - 364 days ago

    Hanke-Henry calendar (and AAPL):

    http://www.cheatsheet.com/stocks/apples-q4-earnings-calendar-do-analysts-have-amnesia.html/?a=viewall

     
  • henrystar

    Richard 11:23 am on November 12, 2016 - 370 days ago

    Is Trump really going to screw Apple, re China?

     
  • henrystar

    Richard 11:36 am on September 24, 2016 - 419 days ago

    “NEWS SPOTLIGHT
    Our suggestions for reading this weekend,
    chosen by our editors.”
    What bugs the hell out of me is that last phrase, which Steve Jobs would never have allowed. It is obvious and it is redundant, and it shows that the “editors” are, well, very bad editors.

     
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