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To: Since1998 who wrote (235)6/16/2014 1:41:45 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Just got around to reading that article today.

That was an excellent piece, by someone whom I think truly "gets it" about Apple, John Gruber.

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From: Since19986/20/2014 2:02:49 PM
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Multiple styles and rumors for iWatch:
zdnet.com

It looks like there are a number of conflicting rumors about available sizes. It does seem like everyone's wrist is different, and sizes will vary accordingly. Having a handy iPhone or not having one could make a difference on feature set choices.

50 million of these is the rumored sales goal, which could provide a nice top and bottom line boost while also attracting more people to the platform for iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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From: rnsmth6/21/2014 10:20:17 PM
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spitsong asked me on another thread:

<<rnsmth: What made you decide on the $90 calls rather than the $92.86 (or some other) strike?

I'm curious about the criteria you apply when making a decision like that >>

The answer was really beyond the scope of that topic, so I am moving it here after a private message back and forth with him.

I have often bought slightly ITM or OTM calls when I think Apple is going to do well before the expiration date. I think that is the case today.

Criteria 1 - the delta - it is .53 on the $90's and .45 on the 95's. I like the delta. If Apple goes up $10 and the delta stays the same (it won't it, it will get higher) the calls would go up $5.30 - unless my understanding of delta is way off base.

Oddball strike prices caused by the stock split - I had some Jan 2015 600's, which became $85.71's. I do not like that. I think there is be less liquidity in these going forward even though the current IO is pretty large (open interest 63,372 contracts) compared with 8,379 for the April 2015 $90's. So, when I rolled them up and out, I selected a strike price of a pre-split $630.

Not very sophisticated, I know, but I think I will make some money on them. It is possible that AAPL will dip some in the near-term, but no lower than the mid-80's, IMO. If it gets below $87 or so I will probably add some April $85's.

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To: rnsmth who wrote (238)6/22/2014 2:11:54 AM
From: spitsong
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rnsmth: What calculator do you use to determine the delta?

Is there a URL?

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To: spitsong who wrote (239)6/22/2014 7:24:52 AM
From: rnsmth
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I look at nasdaq.com

nasdaq.com

When you click on a particular month's option chain and then on a specific strike price it will be up a quote, a graph, and a table of the "greeks"

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To: rnsmth who wrote (240)6/22/2014 1:03:10 PM
From: spitsong
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rnsmth: This is very helpful ... thank you! Is there a Max-Pain site you ever use, too?

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To: spitsong who wrote (241)6/22/2014 1:09:25 PM
From: rnsmth
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No, I do not have a max pain site I use.

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From: Since19986/30/2014 2:19:07 PM
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Window dressing day today. It's the end of calendar Q2 and some fund managers may want to report larger holdings of Apple to make themselves look smarter to prospective investors.

As of right now, Apple is up 22.7% on the quarter, from an adjusted $76.25 to the current $93.53.

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From: Since19987/7/2014 10:44:29 AM
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New 52-week high. Nearing all-time high.

The dividend and split-adjusted all-time closing high was $96.28 on September 19th, 2012. Intraday, the old high was $96.55. Today's high is $95.41 so far.

All the hype will come after we top $100, since the old closing high was $702.10, even though it's dividend-adjusted numbers that make more financial sense to investors.

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From: Frank Walker7/8/2014 5:07:34 AM
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Cool thing I found on the Apple TV is some fairly old Apple Keynote presentations. Go to the Podcasts app and search for "Apple" and it will give you several lists of Keynotes (all, HD, and 1080P). I'm currently watching the one from MacWorld in January 2007 where Steve Jobs is providing more information on the Apple TV that was announced a few months earlier. Of course this is the keynote where he introduces the iPhone.

Those early keynotes look less slick and less complex than the new ones, but are still very effective. Also interesting is how the main design features and software for both the Apple TV and the iPhone were well defined back then and are very similar to the current versions of those products. They got the correct designs right from the start, and they did not need to make huge design changes in later years.

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