Topic Archives: Apple (AAPL)

It’s time for part two of our Annual Review, this week I’m getting to a few of my largest holdings, including some that reported earnings recently and have had a big impact on the market. In the big picture, we’ve seen what impact a surprise event like the viral epidemic in China can cause… and […]

This is a teaser pitch that we solved back in May of 2018, but folks continue to ask about it… and our older article is getting pretty stale, so we’re digging in for an updated look today. The headline of the ad pretty much says it all: “The little-known Washington D.C. financial “think tank” that […]

Happy Friday! I’ve got another reading assignment for you today… the researcher behind the Dunning-Kruger effect posted an interesting article called “We Are All Confident Idiots” a couple years ago that just came to my attention (I think someone posted it on Twitter, but forgot to jot down the original source). Here’s a little excerpt, […]

This particular bit of news leaves your friend Doc Gumshoe shaking his head in puzzlement.  To wit, in the US it is expected that there will be a substantial shortage of physicians in the upcoming years.   The American Association of Medical Colleges predicts that this shortage may reach about 122,000 physicians by the year […]

Eric Bleeker at the Motley Fool came out with a big “presentation” recently where he walked around the stage pitching a new high-end project that they’re calling Extreme Opportunities: AR — a $999 no refunds one-year subscription to their thinking about augmented reality, starting with a 15-stock model portfolio and including whatever changes or updates […]

Today we’re looking at an ad about the “Super Crystal Solar Revolution,” which spools up a big surge of excitement about a new kind of solar cell that will change the world. An extremely similar pitch, with all but the company-specific details almost exactly the same, was made by James Stafford and the Oilprice.com folks […]

This article was originally published on July 16, 2018, but questions continue to pile in and new ads out this week indicate that it’s also Alexander Green’s “top stock for 2019” … so we’re re-sharing it here. It has NOT been updated or revised since July, and the ad is also unchanged as far as […]

I haven’t written about this particular ad, but I have seen it circulating over the past couple months… and the questions keep rolling in, so I guess the ad’s still in pretty heavy rotation and it’s time to get some answers for you. The pitch is for Jeff Brown’s The Near Future Report ($99/yr “on […]

Thanks so much to the new folks who’ve joined us as Irregulars this week — we’re midway through our annual charitable membership drive, and it’s looking pretty good… I’m hoping we can get our totals up to last year’s numbers, and we’re almost halfway there with a donation pile of close to $6,000 now. That’s […]

What’s on the docket today? An ad for Jim Woods’ Successful Investing, which seems to be a newly revamped version of that longtime “entry level” investment newsletter (founded by Dick Fabian — Jim took over the Successful line of letters when Dick’s son, Doug Fabian, left the newsletter business in 2017). The letter is being […]

We’ve seen a long stream of earnings reports and other worthwhile bits of data on Real Money Portfolio stocks since I last wrote to you, including some that actually included some interesting news, so prepare for a lot of quick updates…. Medical Properties Trust (MPW) reported another quarter of ho-hum… pretty much met the forecasts, […]

This article was originally published on March 26, with an immediate deadline at the time… but the ad is now being recirculated by Marin Katusa with a new April 30 deadline, so we’re re-sharing the teaser solution. The meat of the ad is unchanged, and the article that follows is also unchanged… and we’ve left […]

Everyone is talking about Facebook (FB) in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the stock is one of my larger personal holdings… so although the stock has not yet hit my stop-loss trigger that always causes me to rethink and re-analyze a holding, I feel the need to share my thoughts and my […]

Michael Robinson this week is pitching his Nova-X Report with a promise that “we’re about to witness one of the most massive rollouts in history” as a new “magic electricity” ends the days of wires and plugs and dead batteries and makes us all filthy, stinkin’ rich. So what the heck is he talking about? […]

Quite a few eagle-eyed Gumshoe readers forwarded the latest ad from Dr. David Eifrig to us over the weekend — he’s pitching his Retirement Millionaire newsletter, which is an “entry level” offering from Stansberry that includes money-saving retirement tips and health tips as well as investment ideas. It tends to not be an aggressive or […]

This article originally appeared as part of the Friday File for the Stock Gumshoe Irregulars (our paid members) on November 20, 2015. The article has not been updated or revised, other than a couple quick updates to numbers and valuations, but we’ve had questions about the ad of late, so we’re moving it back to […]

Despite the fact that I almost never bet against stocks, either through shorting or put option buying, this is not likely to be shocking news for those who follow my Friday File commentaries. I wrote about having this personal inclination about this specific stock in my Friday File note on August 19… … and since […]

This article was originally published on May 19, and the ad we’re covering has been heavily promoted over the past month, leading up to a big final push before yesterday’s supposed catalyst date of June 13, when Blanco (or his ad copywriter) was certain that Apple would announce some big news about “this tiny company”. […]

ed note: This article was first published on March 31, 2016 — the ad has been changed a little bit and now we’re seeing a version that leads with “Virtual Reality Pornography” and catches your attention that way, though the company being teased and hinted at is still the same. What follows was published on […]

We’ve certainly seen our share of “next breakthrough” promises from Louis Basenese — he has worked for a variety of publishers (mostly under the Agora umbrella, I think) and is now promoting a service that he calls VentureCap Strategist, published by Wall Street Daily, and now he’s dangling his take on virtual reality in front […]

This ad has been running again and generating a lot of questions from Gumshoe readers, so we’re re-posting the answer here. The article below has not been updated or revised since it was published on July 20, 2015, other than an update to the Irregulars “Quick Take” box and an updated disclosure at the bottom […]

Each year I go through all of the stocks that I either own personally or have brought to the attention of the Irregulars (there’s quite a bit of overlap on those lists), and I make sure to update my thoughts and opinion on that stock in an organized and, hopefully, disciplined way — that helps […]

Yeah, probably not. But that’s the promise — and there is some mathematical possibility that it could happen, if all the ducks line up in a row and this company becomes dominant. You never know, I suppose, but let’s go into this with somewhat more realistic possibilities… like, “this company could double.” That I could […]

When looking into “buy the correction” ideas, a key problem is getting your head around when a stock has finally “blown off” any excess valuation — fundamentals aren’t falling for most stocks, at least not for the stronger, growth-oriented names in the market, but the stocks are falling anyway… why? Well, obviously we have the […]

This article was originally published in late January — Andy Obermueller is teasing Apple suppliers again, hinting that the Apple “Growth Window” will close up on September 30 (presumably when we start freaking out about their next wave of iPhones and iPads, usually introduced around then), and the descriptions of the teased stocks that he […]

Christian DeHaemer launched a newsletter called Technology & Opportunity about a year and a half ago, piquing investors’ interest with the idea that you can “Ride the Robot Revolution” and make massive gains, just like getting in early on the computer revolution by buying Apple, Microsoft or Dell 30 years ago. And now it looks […]

All of you, dear Irregulars, know that Stock Gumshoe is not a “tip sheet,” and I don’t operate a portfolio for other people to emulate or copy, or even attempt to track the stocks we cover as if they were a portfolio of buys and sells with consistent trading advice… but I do keep a […]

The following was originally published on November 10 and has not been updated or revised. The teaser ad covered is being circulated again today with a slightly different headline pitch about cellphone royalties, but the balance of the ad (and the teased company) are largely unchanged. —from 11/10/14— Dr. David Eifrig is touting something that […]

We’re closing up shop early today for Veteran’s Day, and in the spirit of the holiday we’re running a membership special today. Stock Gumshoe will donate 50% of all membership revenue today and tomorrow to Homes for our Troops, an excellent charitable organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely disabled veterans — so for […]

Jeff Ubben’s ValueAct is an activist investment group, they try to get access to companies, develop relationships with them, serve on boards, and create value. They don’t hedge or short or use leverage and he keeps his own money in the fund, so he is very, very careful. And he defines value, which most people […]

Well, I don’t think there’s anything I can tell you about Apple (AAPL) that you can’t read anywhere else … except for the fact that I just increased my AAPL position by about 15%. Apple and Berkshire Hathaway have been jousting back and forth for the coveted title of “largest holding in Travis’ equity portfolio” […]

Markel released their earnings last night, and they were, well, typical very good Markel earnings — they actually had an above average year in some ways, with good underwriting and not much catastrophe loss and good increases in sales (written premiums). And now, after crashing to about 1.05X book value after announcing the Alterra acquisition, […]

Everyone in the investing punditry game has to make predictions, so I’ll go out on a limb here and let you know which of the stocks in the Gumshoe universe I’m most excited about for the coming year. I’m also, so you know, going to be revamping how I present and track the “Idea of […]

Well, I noted about two weeks ago that I still had a lingering Apple (AAP) limit buy order in, but that I didn’t expect it to be triggered during the (then pre-earnings) AAPL selloff. Surprise, surprise, suddenly Apple is in “bear market mode” according to all the pundits, and the stock is falling further still. […]

This one may not be entirely loaded with secret stocks, since I suspect quite a few ardent Gumshoe readers have already figured out who they’re talking about as “Steve Jobs’ Mentor” … and therefore figured out which company they’re teasing … but, well, I’m still getting a lot of questions every day on this one, […]

I won’t buy any shares right away, since it often makes sense to let investor expectations shake out a bit, but I’d love to add to my Apple (AAPL) holdings by a little bit over the next several months if the market continues to write the shares down. In case you’re the one person who […]

That quote above is from George Leong, who’s trying to get you to sign up for his Small-Cap Growth Stocks newsletter. He says that new subscribers can “be the FIRST to read about a great undervalued, undiscovered American company that could hand you a $120,000 gain by year’s end.” Sound good? Well, he makes it […]

Today I picked up a few more shares of two companies that were already fairly large holdings in my personal portfolio — I increased my holdings in both Apple (AAPL) and Lonrho (LONR.L LNAFF) by roughly a third with limit buy orders that triggered this morning. Apple reports earnings today after the market close, as […]

Now that Apple is the largest public company in the world, and the most popular stock, the eagerness with which newsletter guys tout “secret” Apple suppliers is ramping up still more … impressive in itself, since the basic “buy Apple suppliers” pitch has been around and making money for subscription-sellers ever since Synaptics was pitched […]

As the market tumbles thanks to the failure of the Super Committee and the rising level of feelings of impending doom, I picked up a few more shares of Apple this morning when they triggered a buy limit order down here in the $370 neighborhood. I have no idea whether or not this will be […]

Sometimes I look back and realize I’ve been a dope. This is one of those times. I’ve been holding and/or actively buying shares of stocks that benefit from the mobile revolution and from the massive consumer businesses the breakthrough products from Apple (iPhone and iPad) have essentially created from scratch over the last couple years […]

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    SWKS has a pretty good valuation, better than AAPL... I was playing with this stock a couple of years ago, pretty good ...

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    AAPL is trying hard to improve sales in China. Reputable but inofficial channels (i.e. JD.com) now have discounts of up ...

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    I dont know if you guys have noticed, but Amazon and Walmart have had Apple Ipads on sale since black friday. They are g...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Berkshire (as of last quarter) owns about 252 million shares of Apple, their largest holding (by far), so that portfolio...

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    What is there stock id? Like apple is aapl...

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    $FYI - EV Company News For The Month Of November 2018 by Matt Bohlsen @SA - Includes: AAPL, APTV, AUDVF, BABA, BC...

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    My take on #AAPL: Steve Jobs WAS Apple. And, without him, they will be almost exclusively turning out sequels to their e...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Short answer, as I see it: They’re making money by raising prices instead of increasing volumes, and that has never b...

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    Well, Apple is still only part of Berkshire's portfolio... and it's certainly not seen as a huge Apple play at the momen...

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    I started out with DRIPs over 20 years ago. I still have several but most are less than 100 shares. I then stopped DRI...

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    Wishful thinking meet tip of iceberg... https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-in-talks-to-give-veterans-access-to-electron...

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    How come BRK.B didnt take a beating, considering the exposure it has to AAPL?...

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    The last sentence of your statement hit a home run with my wishful thinking!...

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    Its interesting how the Apple worm has turned. From the perception of innovation when Steve Jobs “invented” the iPo...

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    Great read! (as usual)... With $AAPL taking such a hit, how come BRK.B isnt getting hammered along with that. Its a majo...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    I expect 5G to be a fixed wireless product first, getting into phones gradually -- but yes, 5G will probably begin to be...

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    Re: AAPL, something I've not seen much about was their tight-lipped response on the con call about healthcare opportunit...

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    AAPL: With 5G about to pop onto the stage and no existing cell phones [I have read] having any 5G capability--- the sm...

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    $FYI - EV Company News For The Month Of October 2018 by Matt Bohlsen @SA - Includes: AAPL, APTV, AUDVF, BABA, BC...

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    When is AAPL a buy....

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    The market cap for Hon Hai/Foxconn has been very close to 1/4 of annual revenue for most of the past seven years -- they...

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    I did the trial on Money Map Express and Calendar Payday Pro - It was a short of a wash - I made money on and AAPL trade...

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    Sounds like it’s a repeat of one they’ve run for a while, maybe time to update that article — my older coverage is...

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    The offer email i saw from the Motley Fool had these statements in it.. "Major Announcement: Our best iPhone investi...

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    The Telegraph is the UK's number one serious broad sheet, the voice of the Conservative Party business establishment and...

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    Here is a list of black boxes with capabilities of the promo. Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku 3, Nvidia Shield ---...

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    Checked all the smaller cap video games stocks today (e.g. not Tencent, its market cap is too big) and the biggest gaine...

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    "Market exploding from $12 billion in 2012 to an estimated $106 billion in 2021." I believe this is actually referring ...

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    The Chinese aren't real savvy about American idiomatics. Often their product names are direct translations from their Ch...

  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Rough quarter for Foxconn this time out, they reported a decline in profit a couple days ago -- though the stock is chea...

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    Who knows? Apple funding projects: /PRNewswire/ -- Apple, Akamai ( AKAM ), Etsy and Swiss Re today announced an agre...

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    When I saw the add I thought of WATT. Glad to see the good ol' thinkolator agrees. I did well aggressively trading W...

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    Another quarter, another announcement that product launches are not proceeding nearly as quickly as management had expec...

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    Hello, Thank you for your feedback and concerns. The Wall Street Price for Foxconn is below both the Main Street ...

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    Good summary. I found this after becoming pretty persuaded that the apple was rotten. https://www.bing.com/videos/se...

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    Hello Travis....did you read this article. Why stock traders are dumping Apple supplier Foxconn Industrial ...

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    Skyworks earnings call transcript: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/edited-transcript-swks-earnings-conference-143146347....

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    Early this year OLED (Universal Display) peaked at around $180, but by June it had dropped to $60 (but is showing a mild...

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    didn't think about it that way duh? I got the Trump idea and the Apple but the share price was taking me in a differe...

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    name of company that makes the screen for I-phone that Apple will be buying as well as others...

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    Samsung s-9 androids are far superior to the iPhone 9. Apple has been ripping off the consumer for years....

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    Wealth Daily - Apple is committed to this tech. 6/5/18...

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    My only deterrent from owning shares of the largest companies is that I am heavily exposed to them in index funds. I alm...

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    The current volatility quotient stop loss from TradeStops would be just under $155, about an 18% stop loss. Makes as mu...

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    TRAVIS. I am a your gumshoers for life. I have learned a lot from your site and from those smart authors. I have 3 ide...

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    I paid $75 for my Apple shares. Now it's @$186. What's a reasonable stop loss level? $135?...

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    Easpring...my perspective on the Easpring deal has changed for the better since August. CLQ detractors pooh-pooh it beca...

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    Has any one read David Lifschults "The Next Apple"...

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    Like buying Apple at $2, which at this moment is about $175. So lets say about 85 times your money and apply that to NV...

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    $NVDA. I suspect this is a rare instance where all the cautious pricing yardsticks may mean little. Amazon and Google ...

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    The newsletter is weekly now, with News Flashes during the week. I like this format better as I get too many emails nowa...

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    TSLA is one you throw some pretty penny and hope 10 years from now, it is where it wanted to be 10 years ago. I did it ...

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    I have some of this stock, it looked good 6 months ago but since Apple put the knife in its down 50% they are now saying...

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    $MU, $AAPL $GM -#Legendary Short Seller David Einhorn adds Micron; slashes General Motors; Apple https://twitter.com/Ti...

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    Real Subscriber, it's hard to tell what your beef is with Bill but if you look at things a little differently you might ...

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    Changes in the last 2 weeks. (Positions in terms of Packs) Bought: $AAVXF and have 1. $CLRB and have 1. $NVDA and ha...

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  • Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

    Huh, strangely enough that news about AAPL buying NFLX didn't come through on the conference call... maybe I had a bad c...

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    Thanks Travis, i got some AAPL and NFLX calls today. AAPL is up $10 after hours....

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    Well...I saw that blurb yesterday and decided that it had to be a small company to have such a large impact. So I disco...

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    Basenese is probably the best over at Agora. Most of his recommendations show a nice gain. A few weeks ago he recommen...

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    hard to say what AAPL has up their sleeve they keep things buttoned down pretty tight. how many thought the Amazon buy o...

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    If the rumored takeover target of NFLX is true, would I be better off buying AAPL OR NFLX calls? Or maybe both?...

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    This company was heavily teased 2 years ago, when they apparently thought that the patent fight in court would be over q...

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    I to am not pleased with Sean's dismissal nor his replacement. I agree the new editor's ' nuke the portfolio" is not onl...

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    Traydon I am unsure why it should be a big secret. I name newsletters all the time. So 30 stocks and one is AAPL and...

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