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To: NAG1 who wrote (210670)7/27/2021 9:11:25 PM
From: clean86
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Had to do some portfolio rebalancing myself over the last couple of days.

3 out of the 4 stocks hit the prices I set no issue.

The 4th which I had to sell today or face margin charges kept getting super close to my number then falling back.

Sat up all night watching level 2 numbers and kept lowering my number so the sale happened.

Went to sleep and the market rallied into the close hitting what I had originally set the price for.

Guess the only way to guarantee the stock goes up is for us to sell it.

Think what tanked the stock today was the news about the iPhone chip shortages.

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To: clean86 who wrote (210675)7/27/2021 9:26:23 PM
From: J.F. Sebastian
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Think what tanked the stock today was the news about the iPhone chip shortages.
That, and the overall market is overvalued right now from a technical standpoint.

When you have the tech giants show great earnings and have blowout numbers then fail to move upward, that's a big tell.

Most people seem to want to blame a particular data point for AAPL not responding positively to the numbers, while all of Nasdaq was down 1.2% today. The overall market is a bit weak right now.

Let's see how things with AAPL play out over the next few days...

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To: Force Majeure who wrote (210672)7/27/2021 9:52:22 PM
From: Stock Puppy
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Noncommittal; nice... spoken like a true AAPL commentator and so-called analyst!!



You forgot to add:
Choke full of as much information as one also!


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To: clean86 who wrote (210675)7/27/2021 9:58:22 PM
From: Force Majeure
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Think what tanked the stock today was the news about the iPhone chip shortages.

Based on the vagueness of the earnings call comments, is it news or speculation? Yes, there was mention of chip shortages, but the reasons of said shortages remains unclear (at least in my book; feel free to help a brotha out if I'm misguided.) Could the hint of "shortages" be a demand "issue" and not as much a supply problem like the chicken littles are reporting? At least, that's how I took the 'news'. At the end of the day--right or wrong--the buzz and the market response decides the narrative, along with the actions that are taken, which will hopefully affect only the short term outcome of this amazing company.

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To: Stock Puppy who wrote (210677)7/27/2021 9:59:55 PM
From: Force Majeure
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You forgot to add:
Choke full of as much information as one also!
Your posts crack me up! At the very least always make me smile :)

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To: NAG1 who wrote (210674)7/27/2021 10:04:23 PM
From: Force Majeure
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You are welcome. I have found his site informative to the point of thinking about joining later this year.
Ditto! Let me know if/when you do and if the 'inside' is worth it
I have owned Apple for about a quarter of a century right now. I have sold a fair amount to diversify the portfolio. I also just retired and sold some Apple last year to make sure I had enough cash on hand in case the markets crashed secondary to COVID. Apple is still too big a part of my net worth but I am selling at certain points to rebalance the portfolio.
WELL DONE!! I wish you much continued success!

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To: Force Majeure who wrote (210680)7/27/2021 10:30:51 PM
From: NAG1
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FM,

Ditto! Let me know if/when you do and if the 'inside' is worth it
Will do.

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To: clean86 who wrote (210675)7/27/2021 10:34:10 PM
From: NAG1
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clean,

Think what tanked the stock today was the news about the iPhone chip shortages.

To me, it seemed like the share price was going down in the after hours, before the CC, and before they talked about continued chip shortages. I wonder if people were just into some profit taking. As the old saying goes, sell the news. Overall, I always find it hard to guess these short term moves.

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From: NAG17/28/2021 10:24:43 AM
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PED30 rating the analysts on their calls on the third quarter results

ped30.com

Any surprise that Sacconaghi and Ives are at the bottom of the list?

The trend I have noticed is that the independent analysts tend to do better when Apple is doing well. It is as if the institutional analysts are more cautious in their calls, maybe since they are playing with institutional money. The independent analysts, from memory, seemed to do worse in down times. Maybe, the signal to sell is when the institutional guys become as positive as the independents and/or when the independent guys start overestimating results.

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To: NAG1 who wrote (210683)7/28/2021 12:21:27 PM
From: Art Bechhoefer
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Rating the analysts on AAPL prospects is difficult unless you know what assumptions their predictions are based on. Are they using primarily technical analysis, fundamental analysis, or other methods? If one looks at value and management quality, AAPL doesn't look as overpriced as many other stocks, especially within the technology/consumer goods sector.

One also has to consider that a very large market capitalization company is less likely to grow as fast as smaller firms, which has an impact on many professional analysts and may account for the lackluster response to what most people would agree was a very strong earnings report. Because Apple, moreover, is a component of many popular stock indexes, its performance is tied to overall index performance, which may include a lot of stocks that are not doing as well.

I believe what worries many analysts as well as economists is the prolonged weaknesses brought on by the pandemic, along with the impacts from unvaccinated people getting sick, whether in the U.S. or abroad. The longer the pandemic persists, the more likely that there will be supply shortages, uneven supply and demand, labor shortages, and inflation brought on partly by these factors. It is in every investor's interest that worldwide vaccination rates should increase rapidly, and soon, or else there could be even worse consequences.

Future issues, apart from those which are pandemic related, should include the impact of patent infringement actions on AAPL gross margins, which I believe could be considerable. Taking all these factors into consideration should help explain the current price of AAPL shares.

Art

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