Sometimes people write to Apple AAPL CEO Tim Cook. Apple has upped its commitment to health tech with recent partnerships with insurance companies and its new sensors to track heart health. In 2017, two years after the Apple Watch launched, the company released a marketing video featuring people who wrote Cook about how the product had helped them.
In olden days, new drivers were taught to pump the brakes in slippery situations to avoid sending the car into a skid. That was before antilock braking systems, which made such skills unnecessary as they increased the safety of neophyte drivers and those who shared the road with them. The minutes of the Jan. 29-30 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, released Wednesday, show the policy makers had become aware that their pressure on the monetary brakes had destabilizing effects, throwing the stocks and other risky assets into a slide, which could have landed the economy in a ditch. Instead, the Fed apparently acknowledged last month it should ease off the brakes, or at least be willing
When it comes to its stock performance, Apple is following Microsoft. It's where Microsoft's stock was at the end of Dot-com bubble. A value play for conservative investors. That's according to Jeff Yastine, senior equities analysts at Banyan Hill Publishing. Apple's “days of 'hockey stick' superfast growth might be over,” says Yastine. “But it's just beginning a far longer era of moderate, sustainable growth that makes it a core holding for more conservative-minded investors.” Conservative investors can count on Apple's cash, which can be used for dividend hikes. “With $66 billion in cash, strong consistent cash flow from its services operations, and a dividend payout ratio of roughly 25%, Apple
By Steve Slavin, ValueWalk Apple Inc (NASDAQ: APPL) is what may be considered an emotional stock. Or, perhaps more accurately, many of the people who buy and sell Apple over-react to positive or negative ...
Of course, the Apple Pay card will integrate with Apple's Wallet app bringing with it extra features including money, debt, and rewards management tools. Execs may borrow visuals from Apple's Health app, including "rings" that track your daily spend and notifications that alert you if you go over your set money targets. Goldman, meanwhile, is hoping the venture will attract Apple's loyal fanbase to its Marcus online bank. It's reportedly splashing $200 million on the card's back end infrastructure, from customer-support call centers to an internal system to handle payments. Cardholder perks will apparently include cash back of about 2 percent on most purchases and possibly even more on Apple's
Forget plunking down tens of billions of dollars to acquire Tesla, Apple’s rumor mill is churning out gossip that the iPhone maker plans to debut its own electric van. This latest rumor was kicked off by a German business publication this week. It’s just the latest of a string of ways that observers have said Apple should spend its mammoth $245 billion in cash on hand. Vans, Not Cars in the Wheelhouses Up until Manager Magazin’s report, there had been speculation of Apple honing in on a van as an EV concept. Citing several people familiar with the development, the news
Even when 5G arrives, it will be hard to penetrate the smartphone market further. Growth will come from pricing–not volume–as consumers trade 3G and 4G technology for 5G.
If you asked people what they thought of Barbie dolls about a decade or two ago, you were bound to hear an earful. Barbie was adored by girls around the world, but she didn't look like most them. She didn't come in all the different skin tones that the little girls who played with her did. Her body type didn't reflect those of real women. As people woke up to the idea of inclusivity in children's toys, it seemed like Barbie was in danger of being left in the past. Mattel realized this and began to work on making changes. In 2016, we saw the first of those changes. Barbies were, for the first time, available in tall, short, and curvy body types. They made a more diverse range of skin tones for
Warren Buffett's Troubles with Apple, Kraft Heinz, and Coca-ColaWarren BuffettMulti-billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s stock picks might not be working out so well for him and his investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B), these days.
With 2019 already in full swing, we're now just less than four months away from WWDC and the official unveiling of iOS 13. Though Apple has yet to confirm the exact dates, a leak recently revealed that WWDC 2019 will kick off on June 3 with a keynote address from Tim Cook and a slew of Apple executives and engineers.Per usual, iOS 13 is poised to be the star of WWDC this year. And if you were understandably underwhelmed by the release of iOS 12, the good news is that iOS 13 will reportedly usher in a number of sweeping enhancements and features that will greatly impact how we use and interact with our iOS devices. It's admittedly been a while since an iOS update wowed us, but iOS 13 will hopefully change that.Remember, Apple had some distinctly ambitious features planned for iOS 12 before opting to push them back to iOS 13 in an effort to improve overall system performance. Consequently, Apple has had well over a full year to polish and improve upon some of its grander plans for iOS. In light of that, we thought it'd be a good time to run down some of the iOS 13 rumors we've seen making the rounds over the past few months. Admittedly, there haven't been a ton of rumblings regarding iOS 13 just yet, but perhaps the features below will satiate your appetite before the iOS 13 rumor mill kicks into high gear over the next few months. Redesigned homescreenThere have been rumblings that iOS 13 will usher in a completely redesigned home screen for quite some time now. An intriguing rumor to be sure, it remains to be seen if most of the new changes impact the iPad as opposed to the iPhone. Regardless, there's a good chance that we'll see some noticeable tweaks to a home screen that hasn't changed all that much in recent years. Now is this to say that the iOS home screen needs a new look and feel? Not exactly. Still, it stands to reason that Apple would only tinker with the home screen if it had some compelling new features to introduce. Dark modeAt this point, it's hard to say if people are actually yearning for a dedicated dark mode or if people simply like complaining about not having it as an option. Sure, most people get along fine without a dark mode on their iPhone, but there's apparently a vocal contingent of users who have been clamoring for this feature for years. Well, the good news is that Apple with iOS 13 will likely deliver. A few concept images of what an iPhone with dark mode enabled might look like can be seen below.https://boygeniusreport.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/iphone-11-ios-13-dark-mode-night-shift-render-2.jpg?quality=98&strip=all&strip=allhttps://boygeniusreport.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/iphone-11-ios-13-dark-mode-night-shift-render-4.jpg?quality=98&strip=all&strip=all Volume HUD overhaulIt only took Apple more than a decade to get around to this one, but word is that Apple with iOS 13 will finally do away with the intrusive volume HUD that outlived its purpose many, many years ago. Revamped iPad appsWord is that iOS 13 on the iPad will introduce a number of changes, including a revamped files app, a redesigned Photos app, and support for tabs. New EmojisNew emojis won't be available right when iOS 13 gets released, but we can expect subsequent iOS 13.x updates to introduce an assortment of new emojis, a full list of which can be seen here. Wish ListWe've highlighted some iOS 13 wish lists previously, but one feature I especially want to see in iOS 13 is the ability to tinker with the camera settings from directly within the camera app.
The tensions and bad blood between Apple and Qualcomm have just been driven a notch higher. According to Reuters, Qualcomm now wants trade regulators in the U.S. to ban the sale of some iPhones in the country. Specifically, Qualcomm wants those iPhones equipped with modems made by its rival Intel taken off shelves. With the move, Qualcomm is seeking to overturn an International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling delivered last year in September. Then, the ITC concluded that some of Qualcomm’s patents had been violated by Apple. No Ban on iPhones in the U.S. Despite violation of Qualcomm’s Intellectual Property However, the
U.S. stock futures are heading for a sleepy open. Yesterday's release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's recent meeting did little to change the bullish trajectory of the market. Small-caps continued their dominance on Wednesday, logging their eighth consecutive up day.In early morning trading, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 0.14% and S&P 500 futures are lower by 0.18%. Nasdaq-100 futures have shed 0.17%.In the options pits, call volume bounced back, helping to drive overall volume closer to average levels. Specifically, about 18.9 million calls and 15 million puts changed hands on the session.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAt the CBOE, call popularity drove the single-session equity put/call volume ratio back to 0.54. Meanwhile, the 10-day moving average remain unchanged at 0.60.Options activity was a mixed bag on Wednesday, as options traders zeroed in on analyst actions. Ford (NYSE:F) surged this week after its low valuation and juicy dividend yield finally attracted buyers. eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) call volume jumped even as traders hit the pause button on its impressive recovery. Finally, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) calls were hot as the stock tried to break out of its narrow trading range.Let's take a closer look: Ford (F)Buyers are finally coming after beaten-down Ford shares. The ailing automaker scored its third consecutive accumulation day and is testing overhead resistance at $9. A breakout has the potential to push F stock into the next stage of its bottoming process. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability All was quiet on the news front this week, so the buying binge is likely a byproduct of the broader enthusiasm driving the overall market higher. The low valuation and juicy 6.7% dividend yield seem to have dumpster divers finally taking note.The bulls' enthusiasm spilled into the options market, placing Ford on the most-actives leaderboard. Activity swelled to 185% of the average daily volume, with 162,191 total contracts traded. 76% of the trading came from call options alone.Implied volatility slipped lower on the day to 31%, placing it at the 28th percentile of its one-year range. Premiums are pricing in daily moves of 18 cents, or 2%. eBay (EBAY)Excitement over eBay's continued turnaround pushed the e-commerce giant into the most active options list. As with Ford, market-moving news in eBay was absent yesterday, so let's take an updated look at its price action.The low bar set after the stock fell as much as 45% last year was surpassed this earnings season. Indeed, since the turn of the year, EBAY shares have been rocketing higher, virtually uninterruped. With the stock on the cusp of finally filling its earnings gap from two quarters ago, sellers finally scored a down day.Nonetheless, calls absolutely dominated the session. Total activity grew to 140% of the average daily volume, with 101,116 total contracts traded. Calls accounted for 89% of the tally.Implied volatility has been climbing this week and now sits at 31% or the 41st percentile of its one-year range. At present, premiums are pricing in daily moves of 71 cents which translates into 1.9%. Apple (AAPL)Apple has been locked in a narrow trading range for seven trading sessions. But yesterday it finally tried to break out. Though the attempt ultimately failed, the excitement was enough for AAPL to clinch the tenth spot on Wednesday's most-actives list.Though the rally faded by the closing bell, the nascent uptrend for AAPL stock remains healthy. With the stock above the 20-day and 50-day moving averages, not to mention the bubbly sentiment driving stock indexes to the moon, I see little reason to bet against more upside.The theme of call popularity continued with Apple. Though activity only climbed to 90% of the average daily volume, with 428,571 total contracts traded, it was enough to land the make of all i-Things on the leaderboard.Subdued movement has driven implied volatility into the tank. Yesterday it fell to the 22nd percentile of its one-year range. Premiums are pricing in daily moves of $2.37, or 1.4%.As of this writing, Tyler Craig didn't hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Check out his recently released Bear Market Survival Guide to learn how to defend your portfolio against market volatility. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post Thursday's Vital Data: Ford, eBay and Apple appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Earlier this week, Google surprised everyone by announcing that it would be holding a press event at the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March. The company failed to provide any additional details, such as what might be covered at the briefing, but a new report from 9to5Google suggests that we could get our first look at the mysterious Project Yeti hardware, which we first heard about almost exactly a year ago.A source familiar with the matter tells 9to5Google that Google will introduce both a game streaming service powered by the same technology that was demonstrated in the Project Stream private test, as well as hardware on which to run the service -- the hardware that currently carries the codename Project Yeti.According to the initial report, Project Yeti was first envisioned as a service for the Chromecast, but additional reports have pointed to an entirely new home video game console and a controller developed by Google.Last summer, Kotaku reported "Google representatives met with several big video game companies to gauge interest in its streaming platform" at GDC 2018. The fact that Google is hosting its own event a year later might suggest that some of those studios have signed on to bring their games to the streaming service.Finally, while the 9to5Google report didn't hint at a potential release date or beta launch for Project Yeti, the roadmap for the service was reportedly "being locked down" as of the end of last year. And beyond just streaming games over the internet, the service is also said to include voice chat. Providing the report is correct, we'll learn a whole lot more during Google's press event at GDC 2019 on March 19th at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.
Wedderspoon, the #1 selling Manuka Honey brand in the U.S., today announced the launch of its newest product lines, Apple Cider Drinking Vinegars and Apple Cider Vinegar Concentrates with Manuka Honey.