AAPL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Apple Has to Pay up to $14 Billion in Back Taxes Plus Interest ...

    August 29, 2016
    The European Commission has ruled that Apple received unfair tax benefits from Ireland.
  2. Apple's iPad Pro Sales Better Than Tablet Performance (AAPL)

    August 29, 2016
    Apple's iPad Pro sales performance will better that of the tablet industry.
  3. Apple CEO Tim Cook Sells $36 Million in Company Stock (AAPL)

    August 29, 2016
    As Cook celebrates his fifth year as leader of the global tech giant, restrictions have been lifted off 1.26 million shares ...
  4. Apple Quietly Makes Advances In AI (AAPL)

    August 29, 2016
    The Cupertino company is fast incorporating cutting edge AI technology into its products.
  5. Spotify Punish Musicians With Ties to Apple (AAPL)

    August 28, 2016
    This escalating battle between Apple and Spotify is likely to continue. This time, it appears musicians are the ones being ...
  6. Apple Working on Video-Sharing App to Compete With Snapchat (AAPL)

    August 26, 2016
    Despite the mystery around Apple’s latest dive into social media, it’s clear that a rising number of tech companies will ...
  7. Apple Developing Social Video App (AAPL, FB)

    August 25, 2016
    Apple doesn't have plans to monetize the app right now because the app's main job is to attract younger generations of Apple ...
  8. Top 5 Consumer Electronics Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, PLT)

    August 25, 2016
    The fundamentals for particular consumer electronics stocks are important when considering investing in a company producing ...
  9. Apple May Owe $19 Billion In EC Levy (APPL)

    August 25, 2016
    Apple could face as $19 billion tax bill from the European Commission in the next few months.
  10. Understanding Amazon's Capital Structure (AMZN)

    August 25, 2016
    Following the 2008 financial crisis, many companies, including Amazon, have been increasing their leverage, causing significant ...
  11. Tim Cook Receives $100M on Five-Year Anniversary (AAPL)

    August 24, 2016
    What was the most exciting anniversary gift you've ever received? If you said $99 million, it still wouldn't top the treasure ...
  12. Fidelity Focuses on Tesla and Activision (AAPL, MSFT)

    August 24, 2016
    The massive mutual fund manager made bets on Activision and Tesla in the second quarter, while cutting stakes in Apple.
  13. Tiger Global Sells Almost $2 Bln in Netflix (NFLX, AAPL)

    August 24, 2016
    In a quarter that saw funds selling the media giant in record numbers, Tiger Global led the trend.
  14. Top 10 Stocks Hedge Funds Bought and Sold in Q2 (HOT, STJ)

    August 24, 2016
    The 13F filings reveal that these stocks saw the most activity across the hedge fund industry in the second quarter.
  15. Apple Co-Founder Steven Wozniak Predicts Removal of Headphone ...

    August 23, 2016
    Back in March Wozniak criticised the Apple watch and its pricing.
  16. Performance Snapshot of the Biggest Tech ETF (XLK, FB)

    August 23, 2016
    Prospective investors who intend to increase diversified exposure to the US technology sector may have an interest in the ...
  17. Apple Acquires Health Startup Gliimpse (AAPL)

    August 22, 2016
    With this acquisition, Apple may be looking to integrate Gliimpse’s platform with its devices such as Apple Watch, iPhone ...
  18. Apple to Launch 3 New iPhones in 2017 (AAPL)

    August 22, 2016
    Samsung, which is the only company that offers OLED displays in its smartphones, will be the primary supplier of OLED screens ...
  19. Apple to Remove "Store" From Retail Name (AAPL)

    August 22, 2016
    This change sets the stage for the type of experience and relationship Apple wants to cultivate from each sale within its ...
  20. U.S Companies are Hoarding $1.7 Trillion in Cash

    August 22, 2016
    Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and other U.S. companies are hoarding billions of dollars in cash. Here's a look at what they do ...
  21. Einhorn's Greenlight Shifts Positions (M, AAPL)

    August 21, 2016
    The second quarter saw David Einhorn eliminating his stake in Macy's while adding significantly to GM.
  22. Apple Plan for Carrier Watch Delayed (AAPL)

    August 19, 2016
    Apple's plans to unveil a Apple Watch that talks to cellular networks instead of the iPhone has hit some challenges that ...
  23. Target Sales Hit by Weak Demand for Apple Products (AAPL, TGT)

    August 19, 2016
    Declining demand for Apple products is emerging as one of the major factors for recent revenue declines reported by retailers ...
  24. Apple Enthusiasts May Wait a Week More for iPhone 7 (AAPL)

    August 18, 2016
    A new report claims that the latest edition of Apple's smartphones will hit retail stores on Sept. 23, instead of Sept. 16. ...
  25. The Rise of Local Smartphone Vendors in China (AAPL)

    August 18, 2016
    China's smartphone market is getting more and more competitive with the fast rise of local vendors.
  26. Q2 Highlights Diverse Opinions on Apple (AAPL)

    August 18, 2016
    Though the tech giant has been continuing to see success in recent months, several major hedge funds sold off large quantities ...
  27. Hedge Fund Confidence in Stocks Improves in Q2 (CHTR, MS)

    August 18, 2016
    After a sell-heavy Q1, leading hedge funds have shifted to a more confident approach to stocks, but there is still room to ...
  28. Top 6 Companies Owned by Alibaba (BABA)

    August 18, 2016
    The giant Chinese conglomerate shows no signs of slowing down its acquisition tear. Here are some of the more noteworthy ...
  29. Apple Is Expanding Mobile-Carrier Billing

    August 18, 2016
    Apple has launched its mobile-carrier billing services in Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, to facilitate purchases with just ...
  30. What Do Apple and Amazon Have in Common? Massive Drawdowns (AAPL, ...

    August 18, 2016
    You don't get 30% annualized returns without the occasional 50% drawdown.
  31. Target Blames Apple For Weak Q2 Results (TGT, AAPL)

    August 17, 2016
    Target stock was under heavy selling pressure, falling as much as 7.3% after it posted yet another disappointing set of quarterly ...
  32. KKR & Blackstone Diversify Portfolios (USFD, AMED)

    August 17, 2016
    Both Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Blackstone submitted 13F filings to the SEC for the second quarter, the reports are revealing.
  33. Understanding Apple's Capital Structure

    August 17, 2016
    The technology behemoth has completely revamped its capital structure, taking advantage of ZIRP and issuing billions of dollars ...
  34. Apple to Build New R&D Center in China (AAPL)

    August 17, 2016
    The Asia Pacific R&D center to be built by the end of 2016 signifies a shift in CEO Tim Cook's offensive strategy to appease ...
  35. What’s Behind Apple’s Recent Rise? (AAPL)

    August 17, 2016
    Apple stock is surging on news of a changing business focus, rumors of upcoming products and increased revenues from services.
  36. The Top 4 Schwab Mutual Funds in 2016 (AAPL, MSFT)

    August 17, 2016
    U.S. large-capitalization stocks have performed well in 2016. These four Schwab mutual funds provide ample exposure to the ...
  37. College Tuition vs. Investing: Is It Worth It?

    August 17, 2016
    With the rising cost of college and questionable career prospects awaiting college graduates, some are wondering if a college ...
  38. Omega Drops Stake in Apple, Makes Bet on Citigroup (AAPL, GILD)

    August 16, 2016
    Omega sells off shares in Apple, replacing them with an investment in Citigroup, Netflix and more.
  39. 2016's Most Promising Stocks

    August 16, 2016
    Do not underestimate the growth potential of mega-cap stocks. With reduced risk as an extra benefit, these are some of the ...
  40. 3 Stocks to Buy According to Goldman Sachs (AAPL, FB)

    August 15, 2016
    While Goldman recommends for investors to adopt a "risk-off" approach, the firm believes certain companies have plenty of ...
  41. Tim Cook Confirms Apple Working on Augmented Reality (AAPL)

    August 14, 2016
    Tim Cook confirmed in an interview that Apple Inc, (AAPL) has been working intensively on Augmented Reality (AR).
  42. Twitter Wants Its New Live Streaming App on Apple TV (TWTR, AAPL)

    August 14, 2016
    Many analysts believe that the 10 NFL games streamed on Twitter’s tvOS will help the company in engaging more users.
  43. Apple Will Bring Back Money It Earns Abroad on One Condition ...

    August 14, 2016
    In his latest interview, Cook defended Apple's tax policies and clarified what he thinks a "fair" tax code is.
  44. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    August 14, 2016
    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  45. Market Timing Tips & Rules You Should Know

    August 11, 2016
    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  46. Apple Presses Suppliers Amid iPhone Slump (AAPL)

    August 10, 2016
    Apple is squeezing suppliers to get them to reduce prices and boost the company's gross margins.
  47. Apple Refashions MacBook Pro

    August 10, 2016
    The much-anticipated redesign of the popular MacBook Pro (above) is expected to be out later this year.
  48. 8 Stocks for Active Traders (VRX,FCX,F,BAC,SIRI)

    August 10, 2016
    These eight stocks have the potential to deliver significant returns in a short period of time.
  49. Next Year's iPhones Rumored to Have Glass Casings (AAPL)

    August 9, 2016
    A glass casing, curved display, and a dual-camera system are just some of the changes that the Cupertino-based company has ...
  50. Apple Quietly Becomes a Seller to Big Corporations

    August 9, 2016
    Known mainly for its consumer devices, Apple has quietly become a major seller to corporate customers buying iPads, iPhones ...
  51. Apple Gets Nod To Sell Power (AAPL)

    August 9, 2016
    Tech giant Apple joins the elite group of Google and Microsoft, as it receives approval to sell power
  52. Apple AppStore Sets Record on Pokémon Go (AAPL)

    August 4, 2016
    Apple's iTunes App Store set a record in July, fueled largely by the Pokémon Go craze as the company posted record downloads ...
  53. Shorting an ETF vs. Buying an Inverse ETF

    August 4, 2016
    Investors who want to bet against specific sectors or indexes can either short an ETF or buy an inverse ETF. Which is better ...
  54. Apple Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Thursday (AAPL)

    August 3, 2016
    Apple will send its dividend payment on August 11 to shareholders of record as of August 8.
  55. Apple Settles Patent Dispute With OpenTV (AAPL)

    August 3, 2016
    Apple gets a major legal relief following its license agreement with OpenTV, which posed a significant threat to its global ...
  56. Apple Bets on Apps, Services To Fuel Growth (AAPL)

    August 3, 2016
    Amid falling iPhone sales and the delay of other initiatives like electric cars, Apple is focusing on big on apps and services ...
  57. Apple iPhone 7 Release Date a Guessing Game (AAPL)

    August 3, 2016
    On what day Apple will release its iPhone 7 model has become a topic of guessing, speculation and tea-leave reading on Wall ...
  58. Analyzing Alibaba Vs. Amazon Business Models

    August 2, 2016
    Learn how Alibaba and Amazon compare in terms of each company's applied business model, and understand the markets each company ...
  59. Apple Shines as Industry Tablet Sales Fall (AAPL)

    August 2, 2016
    Apple's tablets were the only ones to boost market share as overall industry sales fell during the second quarter
  60. Apple Wins in the Uber and Didi Chuxing Merger (AAPL)

    August 1, 2016
    What was seen then as a subtle political gesture, aimed to strengthen Apple's relationship with the Chinese government, has ...
  61. Apple Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Samsung Ruling (AAPL)

    August 1, 2016
    Apple wants the Supreme Court to uphold a jury's award of hundreds of millions of dollars in a patent lawsuit against Samsung ...
  62. Einhorn Loses on Apple, Amazon, Macy's and Fracking

    August 1, 2016
    It has been a while since David Einhorn, fund manager of Greenlight Capital, had a strung together multiple profitable quarters.
  63. Apple Beat Q3, but Here's Two Things You Likely Missed (AAPL)

    July 31, 2016
    Call it "the beat heard around the world," because few Wall Street analysts expected Apple's fiscal third-quarter results ...
  64. Xiaomi's New Laptop Looks a Lot Like Apple's

    July 27, 2016
    Xiaomi Inc., has entered the laptop market with a new device, the Mi Notebook Air, resembling Apple's MacBook Air in name ...
  65. Apple Revenue Plummets 33% in Greater China (AAPL)

    July 27, 2016
    Local competition takes a hit to Apple’s business in China, as leaders such as Huawei Technologies Co and Xiaomi Corp race ...
  66. How Pokémon Go Can Make Money for Nintendo (NTDOY)

    July 27, 2016
    Pokemon Go has become the biggest mobile app in history, but investor should be careful not to chase the stock.
  67. Apple Is At It With TVs, Says More To Come (AAPL)

    July 27, 2016
    Apple may be gearing up for a bigger push in the television market, with CEO Tim Cook saying its efforts so far are about ...
  68. Apple Stock Pops on Q3 Earnings, Revenue Beat (AAPL)

    July 26, 2016
    Apple not only beat Wall Street estimates on earnings per share and revenue, the company also provided solid guidance for ...
  69. Apple's Self-Driving Car Has a New Boss (AAPL)

    July 25, 2016
    Senior executive Bob Mansfield will reportedly take over Apple's automobile project.
  70. Smartwatch Sales Decline Thanks To Apple (AAPL)

    July 25, 2016
    Smartwatches saw its first ever decline in shipments in the second quarter and it has Apple to thank.
  71. Apple Price Levels to Watch After Earnings (AAPL)

    July 25, 2016
    Technical indicators have deteriorated badly, raising odds that Apple will enter a new downtrend after earnings.
  72. 2 Companies That Want to Be the Next Apple (AAPL)

    July 25, 2016
    Executives at Tesla Motors and Huawei Technologies say their companies have the potential to be as big as Apple
  73. Apple Enters Taiwan: To Open First Apple Store (AAPL)

    July 25, 2016
    Apple is looking to bolster sales from international visitors toTaiwan, which also hosts many Apple suppliers
  74. Apple Q3 Earnings Coming Up: Revenue Expected Down

    July 24, 2016
    The Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to report its second straight quarter of declining revenue, thanks to weakening ...
  75. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China

    July 24, 2016
    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  76. 3 Reasons Cash Is a Smart Position in Your Portfolio

    July 23, 2016
    Explore three reasons to hold cash positions in investment portfolios, including the advantages of liquidity in falling markets ...
  77. Apple Delays Launch Of Electric Car (AAPL)

    July 22, 2016
    Apple is reportedly delaying the launch of its electric car, with tech and other issues slowing it down.
  78. Smartwatch Shipments Declined Last Quarter (AAPL)

    July 21, 2016
    According to IDC, shipments declined by 41% last quarter and are expected to remain low for the rest of this year.
  79. Startups: Tech Giants' Next M&A Targets? (AAPL, GOOGL)

    July 21, 2016
    Watch for large-cap tech sector companies to announce acquisitions of startups, as valuations for unicorns and other overvalued ...
  80. Apple May See $3B In Pokémon Go Revenue (AAPL)

    July 20, 2016
    Nintendo isn't the only company benefiting from the Pokémon Go craze. So is Apple thanks to in-app purchases.
  81. Pandora's Skeptics: Earnings Preview (P, AAPL)

    July 20, 2016
    While the on-demand platform has generated tons of buzz, investors have taken a wait-and-see attitude before investing more ...
  82. Behind Tesla's 1,173% Rise in 10 years (TSLA)

    July 20, 2016
    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s profitability can prove worthy of the level of enthusiasm generated for the company by CEO ...
  83. A Look Inside Intel Ahead of Earnings

    July 19, 2016
    The fact that the semiconductor giant has won chip placement in Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 is seen as a major breakthrough ...
  84. How Do Apple's Taxes Compare to Other Tech Giants? (AAPL)

    July 18, 2016
    Analyze Apple's recent tax history to determine how geographic sales mix, foreign profit reinvestment and tax credits are ...
  85. Explaining Apple's 1,057% Rise in 10 years (AAPL)

    July 18, 2016
    Examine Apple's strong history of returns to understand how financial performance, investor outlook and market conditions ...
  86. Apple and Google Make Money off Pokémon Go (AAPL, GOOGL)

    July 13, 2016
    Pokémon Go is making millions in profits each day, but Nintendo is not making as much profit as you think.
  87. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    July 13, 2016
    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  88. MCLOX: BlackRock's Fund That Invests in Stocks & Bonds

    July 11, 2016
    Learn about the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Investor C Shares mutual fund, its portfolio makeup, and read an analysis ...
  89. David Einhorn's Q1 Favorites: AAPL,YHOO,SUNEQ

    July 11, 2016
    Find out why David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital increased its Q1 stake in AAPL, YHOO, and SUNEQ.
  90. Goldman Sachs Analysts Predict Weak Earnings Season for Q2

    July 10, 2016
    Analysts at investment bank Goldman Sachs are voicing caution going into Q2 earnings season and have a list of reasons why ...
  91. Facebook Heightens Security on Messenger

    July 10, 2016
    Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption on Messenger to prevent snooping on digital conversations.
  92. Intel Stock Rises on Analysts' Upgrades (INTC, AAPL)

    July 8, 2016
    Intel's outlook for the next quarter will be something to keep an eye on when it reports earnings in a few weeks.
  93. FBALX: Fidelity's Fund Investing in Stocks and Bonds

    July 7, 2016
    Review the returns of the Fidelity Balanced Fund since 2012, as well as the consistent seasonality patterns that generate ...
  94. A Look Inside the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO, AAPL)

    July 7, 2016
    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, which has $234.3 billion in net assets, is designed to track the performance of stocks in the S&P ...
  95. Why You Should Wait for the New iPhone

    July 7, 2016
    Reasons to hang on to the iPhone you have instead of buying new now.
  96. A Look at the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK, AAPL)

    July 6, 2016
    Components of the XLK are projected to yield an average earnings growth rate of 11.59% in the next three to five years.
  97. A Look Inside the Vanguard Mega Cap ETF (MGC, AAPL)

    July 6, 2016
    As of May 31, the MGC consisted of 293 individual holdings with the information technology sector accounting for about 17.7% ...
  98. Apple Stock Pressured by Weak iPhone Projections

    July 5, 2016
    Multiple analysts, citing supply chain checks, lowered their Q3 forecasts for iPhone unit shipments - something that's become ...
  99. Apple and Spotify Compete for Music Streaming (AAPL)

    July 5, 2016
    What’s in it for Apple amid its ongoing argument with the music streaming giant Spotify?
  100. Ken Fisher's Q1 Investment Moves: AAPL,EBAY,CSCO

    July 5, 2016
    Ken Fisher made some interesting changes in AAPL, EBAY, and CSCO to his portfolio in the first quarter.
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