• henrystar

    Richard 10:29 pm on January 26, 2016 - 427 days ago

    Looks to me good enough that AAPL won’t fall much more!

  • 4

    conshmillo 9:00 am on January 26, 2016 - 428 days ago

    Tesla Motors Inc.’s inability to roll out its new Model X quickly led to a big cut in J.P. Morgan’s estimate for fourth-quarter earnings, and the carmaker’s stock dropped to its lowest price in months Monday.


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 9:02 am on January 26, 2016 428 days ago

      That was what I talked about when I first saw Model X. I thought women wouldn’t trust those falcon wing doors. To mer it is absolutely unnecessary flashy gizmo. Not practical, nor solving any real problem.

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 6:04 pm on January 27, 2016 426 days ago

      It’s definitely flashy, but it also seems practical, in some ways, to me. There are many ridiculously high curbs and narrow parking spots in Chicago where conventional doors simply work and where those falcon doors would become extremely handy. Also they represent a significant overall ease of access improvement over conventional doors (I’m guessing, not having actually tried it.) :-)

      I wonder if the Wired article on the GM Bolt had much to do with Tesla’s drop? It’s an interesting, if rather rosy, article IMO:
      I hadn’t even hear (much) about the Bolt.
      What thinks you guys?

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 11:02 pm on January 27, 2016 426 days ago

        Don’t get me wrong. I like Tesla. I just think minivan sliding door solved that problem satisfactory. I see Model X in same category as Lexus or Mercedes SUV. A lot of women drive those. I think from the female perspective Model X doors are scary. Ask your wife without leading her how she truly FEELs about that door. Hydraulics and shit are men’s gizmos, me think.

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 4:16 am on January 28, 2016 426 days ago

          Some truth to that. OTOH, Most high end vehical hatches, trunks, and sliding doors are now automated, so there’s a lot less of a man gizmo factor than one might think. Women who are used to high end cars will probably have no problem. Really the most exotic thing about the Tesla doors comes from the falcon wing design not the automation (hydraulic or otherwise.) But that’s pretty exotic even for me (although I haven’t ever owned any high end car!)

  • 1

    Richard 4:15 pm on January 24, 2016 - 430 days ago

    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 9:06 am on January 26, 2016 428 days ago

      Yup, value stock. And instead of focusing on electronics and producing quality software (each newest update to OSX is bigger and bigger garbage), they are working on a car! With pink wheels.

  • conshmillo 8:41 pm on January 20, 2016 - 433 days ago


    Looks like this thing is finally trying to bounce back.

    • Nicu

      Nicu 10:29 pm on January 20, 2016 433 days ago

      Hope so. I’am all in (AAPL calls) so my hands are tied :(

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 7:33 am on January 23, 2016 431 days ago

        Hope you are healing a bit.

  • 1

    Richard 10:45 pm on January 19, 2016 - 434 days ago

    “The GOP front-runner— who reportedly used an iPhone as recently as September — only recently added Apple to his attack list, and his criticism of the company has become a popular line at his rallies.” Why, the dirty dog!

    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:33 pm on January 20, 2016 433 days ago

      “Clickbait” ;)

  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 10:35 pm on January 17, 2016 - 436 days ago

    Rudderless losers!


  • conshmillo

    conshmillo 10:33 pm on January 17, 2016 - 436 days ago

    Rudderless losers!


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    JPWatkins 12:58 am on January 14, 2016 - 440 days ago

    I’m just curious what people are thinking about Mr. Bezos’ latest foray into space. Thoughts?
    (I searched the forum for info on SpaceX and Blue Origin but found nothing. Feel free to point me if I missed it.)

    • Nicu

      Nicu 6:31 am on January 14, 2016 440 days ago

      Hey JP, how are things? Happy New Year!

      I’m not sure it is well understood, but BO has touched “space” for a few seconds at speed 0, meaning it managed to go up 100 km = 62 miles and then fall back.

      What SX is doing, is going on orbit, that is, while going to that altitude, it accelerates to several thousands km / h (or mph) so that once you stop the engines, you keep your altitude of 200-600 km. It is much harder to do that as you need more fuel, which means more mass thus a larger rocket, so even more fuel needed, thus an even larger rocket etc. – you get the idea, things are really hard. And on top of that, a much larger rocket (well, only first stage, for now) managed to keep some spare mass for legs and fuel to land, something many teams at NASA and ESA have tried and abandoned as impossible.

      • JPWatkins

        JPWatkins 9:54 pm on January 14, 2016 439 days ago

        Yes happy holidays to you and yours, and everyone at Trader hood (I haven’t been around in a while.) I assume you are, or soon will be , back home from the city on the lake.

        Yeah, I’ve been rather surprised to hear the media act as if Blue origin is somehow on par with SpaceX. I must admit Blue Origin has surprised me with what they have done, but nonetheless, they are far behind SpaceX. Just wondered if more sensible people (like yourself) were, like the media, caught up in the “irrational exuberance” of Blue Origin (actually I was confident you were more knowledgable than Wall Street, Nicu. :-) )

        How are things in the electrified go-cart area?

  • 3

    Richard 1:05 pm on January 12, 2016 - 442 days ago

    If Tim Cook knows Apple had blowout sales not yet revealed, and Tim bought AAPL now for himself, I guess that would be illegal. But! If Apple knows it had blowout sales not yet revealed and made a huge buyout of shares to retire them, would that be OK? I imagine so; I hope so; and of course, I hope it is happening as I type!

    • eatingbeets

      eatingbeets 7:45 pm on January 13, 2016 440 days ago

      “As earnings season approaches, U.S. companies are required to refrain from discretionary buybacks during a so-called blackout period that lasts from about five weeks before their respective earnings reports to about 48 hours after earnings are reported…”

      • Nicu

        Nicu 6:22 am on January 14, 2016 440 days ago

        Interesting, did not know that. Now I’m happy I did not post an uninformed opinion :)

    • henrystar

      Richard 11:17 am on January 16, 2016 438 days ago

      Good in a way; it means that support that is appearing is coming from (I hope wise) investors, not from Apple management.

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    conshmillo 3:04 am on January 12, 2016 - 442 days ago

    Tesla’s owner, Elon Musk, has said it is an “open secret” that Apple is making a rival electric car.
    He also predicted vehicles that could not drive themselves would become a “strange anachronism” before too long.
    The tech entrepreneur’s comments were made during an exclusive interview with the BBC at his design studio near Los Angeles.


    • conshmillo

      conshmillo 3:04 am on January 12, 2016 442 days ago

      Take your money and run!

    • JPWatkins

      JPWatkins 12:34 am on January 14, 2016 440 days ago

      Yeah, especially in an era where things like Mail on iOS 9.2 doesn’t even properly format an e-mail with attachments anymore (don’t get me started on El Cap.)
      Sheesh, Apple, you have to get the little mundane stuff right before you can go on to other things. Especially bigger things, like a car, much less a self driving car.

      • conshmillo

        conshmillo 6:21 pm on January 14, 2016 439 days ago

        It’s gona have flat pink wheels.

        • JPWatkins

          JPWatkins 10:04 pm on January 14, 2016 439 days ago

          Oh and the wheels will be so simplified and to such an extent that nobody will realize they actually are wheels (they’ll be needlessly transparent, of course.) Consequently most people will be unable to find them or use the car properly until they’ve watched an Apple produced video, ponderously narrated by Jony Ive, at least twelve times (but of course they’ll all say they love “The Emperor’s New Clothes” anyway.)

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