This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

An Apple Rumor Tim Cook Probably Knows as Fact

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- On a daily basis I'm accused of "bashing" Apple (AAPL - Get Report).

Tweets like that suck. Not only because they relay a false perception of reality, but they're horribly imprecise.

You can find the standard reiteration of my position on Apple here.

It's not worth repeating. I'm tired of doing it. As tired as the handful of Apple permabulls who refuse to accept anything but the most optimistic Apple proclamations are of hearing from me. Strange they have nothing to say about real injustice, such as ill-advised and, ultimately, retracted $1,111 price targets and such from Wall Street.

My role at TheStreet isn't too tell you, routinely, where I think the stock will go. We have plenty of other folks who do fine jobs of that, from myriad angles. I discuss companies, which, clearly, do not always act in perfect synchronicity with their stocks. When I discuss Apple, I investigate the many ways things could go -- some bullish, some bearish, some plausible, some absurd. Inherently, these conversations matter to investors, particularly those with long-term time horizons.

As such, the dumbest thing Tim Cook could do is listen to me. Of course, he doesn't. He probably doesn't know most of us -- aside from the most visible and prolific -- even exist. It's not my job to tell Tim Cook to how to run Apple. I'm a critic. As with words such as "rhetoric," we instantly associate primarily negative thoughts with "critic." Sort of the way Fox News has dumbed down the term "liberal."

A world without critical thinkers and critical public discourse is, ultimately, a bad one. Especially for investors! You have to check your assumptions and loyalties -- which seem odd to have with relation to a company or stock from an investment point of view -- frequently. That's healthy. And that's one role I attempt to facilitate.

That said, there are messages relayed via the media that, at the very least (hopefully) reconfirm what Tim Cook ought to be thinking. To illustrate this notion, let's consider the antithesis of good "advice" for Cook:
August 20, 2013, 1:56 p.m., MarketWatch, Will Apple's iPhone 5C be cheap enough?
1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $94.19 -1.04%
FB $118.06 0.54%
GOOG $695.70 0.48%
TSLA $222.56 -4.20%
YHOO $36.00 -0.03%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,651.26 -99.65 -0.56%
S&P 500 2,051.12 -12.25 -0.59%
NASDAQ 4,725.6390 -37.5850 -0.79%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs