Steve Jobs “They’ll Get Used to It”

Written by on October 5, 2012 in Steve Jobs Take, your Mind with 0 Comments
Steve Jobs “They’ll Get Used to It”

I have been slacking off on blogging, but saw this story today by Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen on Steve Jobs (The Atlantic Wire) and just had to share it. In the fall of 2006, my wife, Laura, and I went out to dinner with Steve and his brilliant and lovely wife, Laurene. Sitting outside […]

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Steve Ballmer – “It’s not been a lost decade for me!”

Written by on July 14, 2012 in Investing, Stock Talk with 11 Comments
Steve Ballmer – “It’s not been a lost decade for me!”

Last night I read a great post by Horace Dediu titled the Poetry of Steve Ballmer.  Dediu highlights 3 quotes from Ballmer discussing Microsoft’s view on Apple.  One of Dediu’s readers (@robspychala) sums it up as 2007: Laugh,  2010: Ignore,  2012: Fight.  Sorry folks the game is over.  You can’t squander 5 years then decide to fight. […]

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Who Will Dominate the 7″ Tablet Market This Christmas?

Written by on July 6, 2012 in Stock Talk with 4 Comments
Who Will Dominate the 7″ Tablet Market This Christmas?

Last  Christmas season Amazon had the 7″ tablet market all to itself with its newly introduced Fire.  Research in Motion’s Playbook was available, but no one outside of Canada cared.  The Fire’s $199 selling price versus Apple’s iPad $499 entry price definitely spurred interest.  Amazon claimed sales were stellar, but left it to analysts to […]

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Has FaceBook Topped?

Written by on May 28, 2012 in Investing, Stock Talk with 4 Comments
Has FaceBook Topped?

Facebook has been trading publicly for a week and I’m already calling a top.  I can see the eyes rolling. Whether it has topped or not, I’m putting FaceBook in a bucket with companies like Google, Research in Motion and Nokia.  These companies were all dominat in their day, but haven’t been able to continue their […]

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The 101 Finance People You Have To Follow On Twitter

Written by on April 18, 2012 in Time & Money News with 0 Comments
The 101 Finance People You Have To Follow On Twitter

I knew something was up as my inbox began filling up with messages from Twitter announcing new followers. I couldn’t recall any thought provoking tweets that would have enticed that kind of response. Certainly my retweet of “The Sam Jackson siri ad is so effing good http://stks.co/3NKP $AAPL” couldn’t have won over more than a couple […]

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Google and Amazon – The Non Monoploy Monopolies

Written by on April 15, 2012 in Stock Talk with 1 Comment
Google and Amazon – The Non Monoploy Monopolies

Google and Amazon were both in the news this week.  Google announced earnings and redefined the definition of a stock split. Normally stock splits are good news for investors.  There were ecstatic tweets galore when the news hit.  The enthusiasm turned to confusion and eventually shareholder disappointment as the move became better understood.  There are […]

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Evolve as a Trader or Polish Up Your Resume

Written by on March 31, 2012 in Featured Articles, Time & Money News, Trading School with 3 Comments
Evolve as a Trader or Polish Up Your Resume

Six years ago to this very day I walked away from corporate America to trade full time.  As each anniversary day comes, I can’t help thinking back on March 31, 2006.  Well over a year of preparation, planning and deep reflection went into that moment.  After all, I was walking away from a great 6 […]

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Apple Bulls are Flummoxed

Written by on March 17, 2012 in Investing, Stock Talk with 0 Comments
Apple Bulls are Flummoxed

We all know that trees don’t grow to the sky.  However,  Apple’s  recent price performance is challenging that law of nature and has even the most passionate AAPL bulls nervous.  Barron’s captures the dilemma quite well: Apple shares of late have morphed from growth-stock darling to momentum darling.  In the span of the last five trading […]

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