Apple: Smart Beta ETFs’ Favorite Pick [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 3:15 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

Apple is a value stock.

When it comes to smart-beta ETFs looking to dice the market in factor slices, Apple is everywhere.

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Earlier this week I did a podcast with my colleague Steven Sinofsky talking about the management structures of Google, Apple. The interesting thing is that the management structures that they've used to achieve that are actually very different.

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According to Adjust, more than 50,000 new apps get added to Apple’s App Store, every month. Sensor Tower predicts that by 2020, there will be more than five million active apps in the App Store.

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When Something is Obvious [0.20]

Posted on July 21, 2017, 12:49 a.m. by The Irrelevant Investor @ [source]

One of the best descriptions of how intelligent investors behave comes from The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, which was written by John Maynard Keynes.

It is not a case of choosing those which, to the best of one’s judgment , are really the prettiest.

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Galloway: Amazon Will Be Broken Up [0.22]

Posted on July 18, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

They’re catching up to Netflix with original content, producing more innovative hardware than Apple, and about to lead the biggest consumer sector in the world. Prediction: this company will hit a $1 trillion market cap by 2020.

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Content isn't king [0.10]

Posted on July 16, 2017, 10:30 a.m. by Home - Benedict Evans @ [source]

People in tech and media have been saying that ‘content is king’ for a long time - perhaps since the VHS/Betamax battle of the early 1980s, and perhaps longer.

Since music no longer stops people from switching between platforms, it’s gone from being a moat (especially for Apple, the one platform company that actually had a strong position) to a low-margin check-box feature.

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Steve Jobs’ iPhone 2007 Presentation [0.29]

Posted on July 2, 2017, 7 p.m. by The Big Picture @ [source]

On January 9, 2007 Apple introduced the iPhone. This video is from MacWorld 2007 were Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone (1st Gen. / 2G).

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One element of a successful digital transformation is developing a new way of operating that relies on the right talent, prioritizing speed, and targeting milestones. One of the most important parts is getting the organization in shape for digitization.

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Trading strategy R1M for APPLE (Ava Trade EU Ltd.) on MN1, Longs, total profit for 1 lot is $14,899.00 or 10.03% per year on average, maximum strategy drawdown 864.00 with Sharpe Ratio of 0.18.

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This is also not compounded to reflect real returns from the strategy, but the time.

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Facebook, Or That Social Media ETF? [0.15]

Posted on May 8, 2017, 5:45 p.m. by HOME @ [source]

I’m sure we here at have been guilty of going down that road, being all-ETF, but placing blind faith into that kind of tunnel vision isn’t always the right move.

However, if you’re truly bullish on Apple, shouldn’t you just buy its stock, and move on from trying to figure out which ETF is the best for your bullish Apple feelings?

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My Friend is Beating Me [0.14]

Posted on May 6, 2017, 7:55 p.m. by The Irrelevant Investor @ [source]

I got an email from a reader which touches on so many interesting points that I wanted to share and answer him here. Where we differ, is that he allocates his “side” portfolio to one asset – Facebook.

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This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we welcome the return of Scott Galloway, Professor of Digital Brand and Marketing at NYU Stern school of business.

Galloway founded — and sold — several companies, including Red Envelope and Prophet.

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Data Analysis from Nasdaq [0.07]

Posted on Jan. 21, 2017, 5:33 p.m. by goldenjumper @ [source]

Just ran through analysis on the data from NASDAQ symbol list.

These include all companies listed on NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX but excludes companies that are not categorized.

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Mike Batnick, the research director of our firm, has a wonderfully instructive post up this morning which is a must read: Looking For The Next Amazon.

Its not just Amazon, the same line of thought applies to companies like Apple, Google, Tesla, Netflix, etc.

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Citigroup’s Head of Operations and Technology describes the bank’s efforts to accelerate its digital transition, as well as the importance of having the right talent and agility to pull it off.

This is apparent as Callahan surveys the 21st-century banking terrain: digital competitors are massing on every front—from fintech start-ups to new divisions of global institutions—while the speed of every banking process and customer interaction accelerates daily.

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Echo, interfaces and friction [0.10]

Posted on Oct. 11, 2016, 2:46 a.m. by Home - Benedict Evans @ [source]

Mobile phones and then smartphones have been swallowing other products for a long time - everything from clocks to cameras to music players has been turned from hardware into an app. In doing so, it changes the context but also changes the friction.

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Intuition Behind the Bayesian LASSO [0.17]

Posted on Sept. 24, 2016, 7:33 p.m. by Research Notebook @ [source]

You want to use this realized return, , to estimate Apple’s long-run expected return, . The LASSO is a popular way to solve this problem.

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The alternative data business is an art and a science—in that order. The science—in the form of statistics—kicks in once our quant team gets its hands on a new dataset.

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Inferring Trader Horizons from Trading Volume [0.08]

Posted on July 13, 2016, 3:48 p.m. by Research Notebook @ [source]

This post shows that, if traders face convex transaction costs (i.e., it costs them more per share to buy shares of stock than to buy share of stock), then it is possible to infer traders’ investment horizons from trading-volume data. Thus, if a larger fraction of the variation in Apple’s trading volume comes from day-to-day differences, then more of Apple’s traders must be operating at the daily horizon.

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Self-control and market corrections [0.04]

Posted on Jan. 19, 2016, 10 p.m. by Factor Investor @ [source]

Self-control, along with intelligence believe it or not, is one of the characteristics most commonly associated with success according to research. It's hard to believe we've been in this correction--a drop of 10% from the previous high--for almost 6 months.

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