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

Apple Still Thinks Like a Start-Up

Apple Still Thinks Like a Start-Up

Don't count out Apple yet. Steve Jobs instilled a simple, 'lean' philosophy at the company that still prevails.

Phablet Always Part of Apple Plans

Phablet Always Part of Apple Plans

A five-inch iPhone is undoubtedly in the works, with a number of variations, individual devices and across product lines.

Apple Back in a Wedge

Apple Back in a Wedge

There is a way to explain Apple's price, and there is a bottom, and it seems to be really close.

Phablets Are Just a Fad

Phablets Are Just a Fad

Apple analysts see Phablets as the next revolution in mobile, because it's big and flashy. They are wrong.

What Cook's Apology Means for Apple in China

What Cook's Apology Means for Apple in China

Apple is already tops in service, but now they've essentially given China a better warranty and service policy than any other market. What's next, free phones?

How to Rate an Apple Analyst

How to Rate an Apple Analyst

There are few people on the planet who can destroy wealth faster than an Apple analyst.

Apple Bottom and Call Buy Alert

Apple Bottom and Call Buy Alert

Sell calls all the way up to the target, thereby protecting the downside and increasing your potential profit to the upside.

Apple's Competitive Strategy in China

Apple's Competitive Strategy in China

Here's what Apple needs to do to stay competitive in China.

Samsung: An Apple Follower

Samsung: An Apple Follower

Samsung's incredible achievements to date were accomplished by following the leader; Apple.

Who's Gonna Buy an Apple Smart Watch?

Who's Gonna Buy an Apple Smart Watch?

Apple won't be the one to introduce the smart watch, but will likely define the standard that all others will have to live up to