Apple, AT&T, and Verizon - a modern day ménage à trois

Is it going to happen, an iPhone running on the Verizon network?

An article over the weekend in the Wall Street Journal indicated that Verizon was holding a major press conference on Tuesday. The speculation revolves around Apple's iPhone and the Verizon network. It has long been rumored that Verizon was anxious to capitalize on the success of the iPhone on its own network.

Tuesday may be the magic day.

We're going to take a little different view of events and look at all three stocks and see which stocks will benefit and which stocks will in fact lose if a deal is announced on Tuesday. Continue reading "Apple, AT&T, and Verizon - a modern day ménage à trois"

The more things change, the more they stay the same

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Last month, on February 10th to be exact, I shared with you the "52-week Friday rule". This was a rule that I learned over 3 decades ago in the markets.

In case you missed this video, which you can watch here, I show you that when a market is closing at a 52-week high on a Friday, you should go long. The rest of the rules are in this video that you should watch as it has been working with amazing regularity.

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Steve Jobs, Apple, the iPad, and King Gillette

On Wednesday, after much hype and drama, Steve Jobs walked onstage and unveiled Apple's latest creation - the iPad. Having watched almost every key address for Apple for many years I, like many others, were disappointed that the product didn't live up to the hype. Nonetheless, Apple will sell a boatload of these products, but not as many as the iPhone.

Upon reflection, it occurred to me that Steve Jobs is changing the whole business model of Apple and I don't believe anyone has caught on to this yet.

In all the reports I've read after the launch of the iPad, I think every writer/analyst missed this key point: Steve Jobs wants to be like King Gillette.

If you don't know who King Gillette was, you may not old enough to shave. King Gillette started his business at the beginning of the century. His business model is what I believe Apple's business model will be in the future.

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