Hmm, What Is Apple Doing?


#1144

If you think AAPL is going to resume rallying into $180 in short order, you can do a reverse calendar. The back month and front month/ week depends on your assessment of how quick Apple recovers. For example, say you think AAPL can recover to $180 by end Feb, the reverse calendar could be:

Long 3 Mar 2 calls $160
Short LEAPS 2019 calls $160

Close the reverse calendar once AAPL is around $!80 :slight_smile:
$4500 per calendar for zero capital outlay !!!

The number of configuration with options is nearly infinite :slight_smile: depends on your creative juices :rofl: Ranging from very conservative to very aggressive, from simple to extremely complex… can configure option position to profit from any scenario :man_dancing: First, you have to get your scenario right.


#1145

Apple could be rethinking its release cycle for iOS and macOS

How soon would iOS and macOS merge?
How soon would Mac also use ARM CPU?
In early days of PC revolution, a computer can have two CPUs and runs two OSes, toggle through a hardware switch. Why is it not in vogue anymore? Virtual machines are sufficient or more flexible?


#1146


#1147

You go to it? I went once when I was working there. It was when Steve Jobs was CEO. Q&A was hilarious, because he wasn’t at all patient or polite to people. He came very close to directly calling someone an idiot. He was very blunt about if you don’t trust his judgment then don’t be a shareholder.


#1148

Inaugural shareholder meeting in Steve Jobs Theatre :grinning:

Tim Cook is polite and friendly.

He said no one-time dividend but hint that next dividend increase might be higher than 10% :slight_smile: Higher pay rise !


#1149

Did you ask Tim why the fuck MBP still only got 16GB ram?? :rage:


#1150

Mine is also 16GB and is enough. According to the activity monitor, the usage is normally below 10 GB even if you open many windows and applications. The biggest culprit is CNBC and some f… web pages that keep growing itself if you leave the Safari open… Apple solves it recently by re-loading the page automatically. So no longer have “slow response” when opening too many Safari windows.


#1151

I am still waiting for 32GB and it’s been a painful wait. I normally have safari and excel open, plus occasionally adobe stuff like bridge and photoshop. 16GB is just not “pro” enough.


#1152

You sure it is not due to your use of Yelp 24/7??? :grinning:


#1153

Can’t you pay for an upgrade? I know they screw you on the price, and you can’t upgrade yourself later anymore. The memory chips are soldered onto the motherboard to make the laptop thinner.


#1154

You can replace RAM and processors in new iMacs, but there’s a catch

Mine is Mac Pro and is user replaceable. Max is 16GB, can’t go any higher.

For old iMac, is user replaceable. I have upgraded the memory and harddisk myself.


#1155

It’s the CPU actually. So most of the blame is on Intel. But Apple should have ditched them long ago. Apple now has the best semiconductor design team in the world.


#1156


#1157

How is that freaking possible???


#1158

Except for People who are doing graphics stuff, do most other people need more than 16 gb ram? I have a 16 gb MacBook pro, and I generally do not reach 16 gb usage, & if it does(when I have large # of windows & applications open), page swapping takes care of it without feeling much degradation of performance. One just needs to make sure they have decent empty hard drive space for the page swap to happen.


#1159

Just got an alert from my Chinese investment site WB bought up lots of Apple shares last quarter. What’s up guys? Nobody reported it to the forum? SMH.


#1160

WB bought your shares :rofl: WB strategy may not be applicable to you. He wants to invest in companies that throws out tons of cashflows without spending too much R&D and run by rock solid management. He would use this cashflow to invest in other similar ventures. He has tons of money, billions of dollars, so he has to invest in big and safe companies, he can’t take risk like us, we took very high risk in investing in 10x winners.


#1161

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/warren-buffetts-berkshire-hathaway-adds-apple-and-teva-shares-cuts-ibm-stake-2018-02-14


#1162

Did WB hit the % that allow him to nominate a Director on the board?


#1163

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B, +1.29% BRK.A, +1.18% raised its stake in Apple Inc. AAPL, +1.84% by 31.24 million shares to 165.33 million shares as of Dec. 31 versus 134.09 million at the end of September, according to a 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It also took a new stake of 18.88 million shares in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries TEVA, +4.37% in the fourth quarter. Apple rallied 9.8% during the quarter while Teva rose 7.7% compared with S&P 500’s SPX, +1.34% 6.1% gain. However, Berkshire Hathaway slashed its stake in International Business Machine Corp. IBM, +2.66% to 2.05 million shares versus 37.03 million shares. Berkshire’s other holdings in major companies such as Bank of America Corp. BAC, +2.63% Wells Fargo & Co. WFC, +2.67% and Coca-Cola Co. KO, -0.20% were mostly unchanged.