The latest chapter in the current stock market story centered around Apple. The company announced it would no longer report how many units it sells of its iPhone. While many are speculating why Apple is doing this, I believe it’s because they want to make less transparent the loss of market share in the emerging […]
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Can Apple Save Your Portfolio from the Market Crash? After disappointing results and forward guidance from both Alphabet and Amazon, Wall Street is now focused on the biggest technology stock of them all – Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) – and its results, which are being announced on Wednesday, November 1 after the close. It is hoped […]
For many years, both the large beverage companies and the large tobacco companies have been in search of growth. That’s because, in both cases, their main products – tobacco, alcohol and sugary drinks – have been deemed to be unhealthy and therefore fewer consumers are using their products. But now there is a FOMO (fear […]
Last week, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) unveiled a trio of new phones that followed in line with its corporate strategy. That is, get buyers to pay higher prices for the phones while hopefully gobbling up more services (such as entertainment) as growth in the global smartphone market slows to a crawl. The iPhone Xs (starting at […]
In recent months, it has gotten harder to separate the performance of the U.S. stock market from the performance of the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google/Alphabet). Despite Facebook’s face-plant, after its earnings announcement led to the worst one-day loss ever for any stock, the overall performance of the market year-to-date has been […]
Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) is one of those ‘belief’ stocks like Tesla. Either you believe in its business model, despite its lack profitability, or you don’t. The key tenet is this belief revolves around the growth in the company’s subscriber base. And here, the first cracks have appeared. The latest subscriber figures from Netflix were disappointing, […]
This Dow Jones mainstay pays a nice dividend… but its sluggish sales and share price struggles offset the payouts. And with earnings set to decline and commodity prices rising and trade tariffs kicking in, it’s an uphill battle.
One of America’s oldest, household-name companies is on the ropes. Amid sluggish sales and profits, plus massive debt, it’s undergoing a full strategic business review ahead of a potential sale. But despite buyout rumors, here’s why you should steer clear.
The conversation started when daughter Holly asked, “Are you really going to drive for over six hours to meet a guy for lunch?” “Yep!” I said. My wife Jo chimed in, “Dennis is good friends with Chuck Butler who retired from EverBank and writes the Daily Pfennig. They will probably spend 1 1/2 hours solving […]
Apple’s annual developers conference kicks off on June 4. Apple watchers always keep a close eye on the conference for a sense of the company’s priorities for the next year. In the past, Apple has used the conference to roll out new products for developers to build augmented reality applications, medical research apps and more. […]