A little over six weeks ago I produced a video on the relationship between Apple and RIMM.
I called it the "Battle Of The Tech Titans," and in this short video I explained that we felt the relationship was changing between Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ_AAPL) and Research In Motion, Ldt (NASDAQ_RIMM). I detailed a strategy of approaching this market using a trading strategy that I call "pair trading" or "trading pairs."
What trading pairs means is that you buy one market while going short the other market in the same sector. Now Apple and RIMM are battling it out right now in the smart phone sector. It remains to be seen who is going to be triumphant in this battle but it would appear as though Apple may have the upper hand based on its very successful "APP" store.
Trading pairs is what many professionals do when they are unsure as to the direction of the general market but feel pretty comfortable in their analysis of the relationship between two stocks. I hope you find the video both informative and educational.
The video is free to watch and there is no need to register. I would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.
Here's something you can use right away; it will help you enormously on the Internet and it has nothing to do with MarketClub.
Well maybe it has a little to do with MarketClub, because I am demonstrating the new Safari 4 browser using our website, MarketClub.com. Safari 4 is the new web-browser available to users for free by Apple. This new version has been under beta-testing for quite some time and could possibly be the fastest browser on the web today.
In this week's video we are revisiting Apple, Inc (NASDAQ_AAPL). I last looked at Apple on April 9th, when it was trading at considerably lower levels than where we are right now. At that time I made some projections using MarketClub's Fibonacci tool, as to where I thought Apple was headed.
It is the battle of the tech titans as both RIMM and AAPL battle for the smartphone market share. Although Research In Motion is a well established tech giant as the creator of the BlackBerry, they may have hit a wall with Apple, Inc.'s launch of the phenomenally popular iPhone.
This tech battle may create a way to trade these markets with a lower risk. During this latest rally, RIMM did not perform well, nor were the changes in price as exuberant as the shares for AAPL.
I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.
In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple's day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.