Ernie Varitimos

Ernie Varitimos has a long history with Apple as an investor, trader and consumer of its technology. He started his career as a rocket scientist and has spent the past 25 years driving, controlling and influencing technology in the financial industry. Ernie is a former hedge fund manager and current futures trader.

Recent Articles By The Author

Why QE Tapering Will Never Happen

Why QE Tapering Will Never Happen

The risk of this economy falling into a deep recession is too great.

Facebook: A Closer Look

Facebook: A Closer Look

It's becoming clear that many investors are still not convinced that Facebook's growth in advertising can be sustained.

Are Secondary Markets Really That Important to Apple?

Are Secondary Markets Really That Important to Apple?

The reality is that people don't want cheap Apple products, they want the good stuff, they're purchasing future innovation.

What Is Apple's Implied Move Post Earnings?

What Is Apple's Implied Move Post Earnings?

The "implied move" is the expected move of a stock after a binary event, like earnings or the announcement of a new product.

Apple Bottom: I Told You So

Apple Bottom: I Told You So

I called the bottom in April -- correctly. I reiterate my call that Apple will reach $1,404 by the end of 2014.

Apple Flips the Finger at Analysts

Apple Flips the Finger at Analysts

Analysts feel its their duty to tell Apple how to run its business, then say unfavorable things when the company doesn't listen.

Apple Fell Victim to Index Funds

Apple Fell Victim to Index Funds

The decline in Apple shares wasn't Tim Cook's fault. It was the institutional selling that had investors reaching for the antacid.

Apple's Only Problem Is Perception

Apple's Only Problem Is Perception

Apple's not broken. It might just need a new advertising campaign.

The PC Died Long Ago After Steve Jobs Created and Killed It

The PC Died Long Ago After Steve Jobs Created and Killed It

The change from clunky devices to untethered personal devices put the nail in the PC's coffin.

The Skeptic's Guide to Samsung Pundits

The Skeptic's Guide to Samsung Pundits

Samsung taking advantage of Apple's Achilles' heel? The argument doesn't compute.