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aapl090608Apple dominated StockTwits chatter as they kicked off the 2009 World Wide Developers Conference with new products and upgrades. Snow Leopard promises to be a faster and leaner OS, the  iPhone has finally received a virtual landscape keyboard, and the new MacBook Pro starts at $1199. Sweet.

Looking back, this last post indicates that I had nothing but spite for Apple, so call me a flip flopper because I’m warming up to the cult of AAPL. A refurbished 24″ iMac is a steal, the iPhone GS appears to improve many of my early gripes (speed and keyboard), and it is hard to argue with a stock trading above its upper Bollinger band.

So long as AAPL holds above 120, things look rosie. Time to buy an iPhone GS.

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Written by chucklesamadeus

June 8, 2009 at 4:52 pm

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aapl090422The Pod People have had a nice run since the March shakeout, and while I think Apple is due for an ass kicking, it is best to go with the flow. The trend remains higher with price well above the upper Bollinger, signaling buying pressure. That said, resistance is heavy and the rally has occurred on diminishing volume, so I wouldn’t be surprised by a push to 100.

I don’t own an iPod, never liked MacBooks, but I begrudgingly use an iMac and a bootleg copy of Final Cut to edit film. I think iPhones have a long way to go, and I’m secretly overjoyed to know that all the shiny people with white ear tentacles will be deaf by age 40.

Call me a jerk, call me a Luddite, but few of Apple’s products speak to my desires. I want cheap electronics that I can use, mash-up, and throw out, not pseudo luxury items that will be obsolete in 6 months. PC desktops remain the best choice for any intelligent buyer, I can build one for $200… TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.

Netbooks sell for $300 and Apple wants to charge 3x that?!? iPhones offer a pathetic text message interface; despite the fancy-shmancy accelerometer and gyroscopic whatever-the-fuckery, you can’t hold the iPhone laterally and text using both thumbs… FAIL.

Maybe it’s not all bad, and I’ll admit, Final Cut is way better than Adobe Avid, but have you tried using an Apple mouse?!? It’s like trying to finger bang your passed out drunk wife, uncomfortable and useless. Whoever designed the middle scroll wheel is a dummkopf, probably the cousin of the ass-face who had Apple making single button mice for years.

I could go on, really, I could, but nobody wants to hear it. Nobody wants to notice how shabby Apple really is, how lame the brand has been for years, and that the stock is a value trap disguised as a high tech retailer.  Apple would need to break 203 for me to get excited about this lame nag.

Written by chucklesamadeus

April 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

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The Top Ticker on Twitter

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Here is the Bloomberg scoop on Apple (AAPL), today’s top ticker on StockTwits.

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AAPL is retesting support for a third time, trapped by resistance around 98.

According to Bloomberg, a JP Morgan analyst named “Moskowitz, who has an “overweight” rating on Apple’s shares, cut his price target to $100 from $102… [because the] next few quarters stand to get bumpy.”

$102 to $100… for real? Mr. Moskowitz gets paid to adjust his questionable forecast by 2%?!? Meanwhile, AAPL continues to go down, and looks ready to suck pipe with a potential reprieve in the 50’s.

Moskowitz points out, “[t]he company could partially offset the weakening demand environment for desktop PCs with potential buzz around new features and price points,” but that misses the point. Luxury companies like AAPL are utilizing brand dilution for growth, and any “buzz” surrounding features and price will do NOTHING for investors.

AAPL was a stock held by every manager before the credit crisis started whooping ass. Now that funds are desperate to raise capital, massive inventory liquidations are underway, and AAPL remains on the shit list.

Needless to say, I’m pleased that my best friend’s mother sold her shares at my behest in July of  2008. If you’re an AAPL fan, do yourself a favor and trade something with less emotional sentiment.

Written by chucklesamadeus

March 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm

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