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Apple is going to go Bankrupt



November 01, 2011 – Comments (15) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , GME

What I discovered in 2011 is that the strategy for those who SHORT stocks is to declare that a company is going bankrupt simply because the competition is getting stronger or customers are buying products differently....and even though these same customers can still buy products from APPLE in the exact same way.....nonetheless...all you have to say is that it doesn't matter caues APPLE is going bankrupt.

I mean we have SAMSUNG selling more iPhones....


Customers are chosing to buy product in OTHER various app stores....Sure the Google App store is not much of a threat....But now we have the AMAZON App Store on Amazon's tablets...That's an additional App Store.... Sure..  APPLE has an App Store....And it may be doing ok.... But so what??


Another phase of the SHORTS strategy is get as many stock analysts, hedge fund managers, and journalists, and so on to repeat the same thing over and over and over and over and over and over again.




You might be a fan of the late Steve Jobs and also a fan of Tim Cook and the management team underneath him to deal with the customer behavior changes of today and in the future.

But so what????



It's just another Blockbuster, Borders, Tower Records.... It's so obvious!!!


It has no chance!!!

I strongly urge everyone on Planet Earth and other various Planets to consider shorting

Why?  Say it with me.... APPLE IS GOING BANKRUPT!!!!

/end of sarcasm

Illustrating absurdity by being absurd.....  Now you know how I feel about all of the Gamestop naysayers.

They say that the fact that Gamestop swallowed up other video game retailers is evidence that the industry is dying.


I see it as evidence that Gamestop was the strongest retailer and dominated the industry.

If LOWE's dies off and HOME DEPOT grows dramtically....  Hardware is a dying industry now??

if RIMM goes BUST..... Are cellphones a dying industry?

I mean the ludicrous stuff you read from those who are SHORT or urging people to SHORT
Gamestop is just comical.

15 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On November 01, 2011 at 6:05 PM, Varchild2008 (83.79) wrote:


I meant SAMSUNG selling more phones than iPhones.

Disclosure:  I have shares of GME....I have no interest in AAPLE and no plans to acquire stock in AAPL within the next 72 hours....etc...etc...etc..

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#2) On November 01, 2011 at 8:40 PM, nickmannawar (< 20) wrote:

Considering your "end of sarcasm" i do not think Apple is going bankrupt. Steve Jobs is dead, and they contributes a major loss toward the company both in a leader, and in innovation. However Apple is a major company with a strong backing built up of multiple items, and areas where apple has total control. So when you tell me that a global 500 company, and one of the top computer, phone, and so much more producer is going to go bankrupt!?!? I just don't see that happening. There is a differance between falls in power, and dropping off the deep end. I encourage you to take a second look at not only Apples history of coming back, but other major companies.

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#3) On November 01, 2011 at 9:19 PM, ikkyu2 (98.01) wrote:

Set down the crack pipe and back away slowly, Varchild.

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#4) On November 01, 2011 at 9:20 PM, memoandstitch (< 20) wrote:

You scared a lot of people who are holding AAPL lol (not me).

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#5) On November 01, 2011 at 11:37 PM, Turfscape (< 20) wrote:


You are correct. I had read many times how the "Playbook" (or maybe it was the Kindle Fire) was going to open up people's eyes to the fact that the iPad was not the only tablet out, of course, Apple will be unable to ever sell anything again, once another company puts out a product that competes in the same category.

It must be true, I read it in the comments section of a sponsored article on a free, online financial newsletter. Based on that, I expect AAPL at $7.00 by Year's end.

That's logical, rational and totally based on fundamentals...right?

(now removing tongue from cheek) 

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#6) On November 02, 2011 at 12:18 AM, walt373 (99.86) wrote:

I can't think of one industry that is more suited to going pure digital (and has not yet) than gaming. It's a very natural progression - MP3s, movies, then games - ranked by file size.

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#7) On November 02, 2011 at 3:33 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

I still have an underperform call on GME in CAPS.

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#8) On November 02, 2011 at 5:27 PM, Varchild2008 (83.79) wrote:

yes for further clarification I am 100% bullish on APPLE.

I was just demonstrating that anyone can look at a company/stock and develop a SHORT story on the stock and push it out in a newspaper or online blog....

Anyone can cherry pick some negative news on any company regardless of that company's current and past position in the market, sales records, growth records, cash on balance sheet, cash flow...regardless of the health of the business any analyst can create a "STOCK IS GOING BANKRUPT" story with ease.

That is the gist of what has been going on of late with Gamestop.
2 or 3 negative articles pushed out on Gamestop going bankrupt so you might as well short the heck out of it in just 1 week?

Oh and do not even pretend I didn't notice the deluge of red thumbing going on at Apple on Motley Fool.  They are using the "Competition is getting stronger" argument.

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#9) On November 02, 2011 at 5:29 PM, Varchild2008 (83.79) wrote:

"I still have an underperform call on GME in CAPS."

And your underperform call is still in the RED!

Despite the increased amount of shorting since August.

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#10) On November 02, 2011 at 8:14 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

The underperform call is nine days old. I've held some for years before they ended up solidy in the green. Investing is a marathon, not a sprint.

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#11) On November 03, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Varchild2008 (83.79) wrote:

B.S.  chk999

You wrote, "This one drops when the buyout doesn't happen."

You didn't write, "This one drops March 11th, 2215."

And even still.... Any idiot can GREEN or RED thumb something and have their score TANK and TANK and TANK

And then just say...uhhhhhh......well....eventually it will turn green I'll just sit on my Motley Fool Caps Pick until I retire.

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#12) On November 03, 2011 at 4:40 PM, mk96804 (< 20) wrote:

Apple is going to 800!

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#13) On November 03, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Varchild2008 (83.79) wrote:

6 pages of picks and CHK999 only has 7 picks in the green dating all the way back to 2007 in his ACTIVE picks page.

Check out my Active picks page.

Goes to show that if you know how to GAME the GAME you can get a fancy rating and have all kinds of people worshipping your wisdom.

But, even when CHK999 sits on a pick for years and years and years his scores are deeply in the RED....

Just check out page 5 and 6 of chk999's profile ACTIVE section.

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#14) On November 04, 2011 at 11:37 AM, walt373 (99.86) wrote:

What does it matter if it's active or not? Hate the game, not the player.

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#15) On November 09, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Varchild2008 (83.79) wrote:

It matters big time if it is active or not.  Hate the logic, not the messenger.

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