Harvard has proved the best way to train people about analyzing companies is to use the case study method. So we are posting a case study of Apple on our Meetup front page for all to read, follow and learn how to invest and trade.
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Author of "Successful Stock Signals" Wiley, on Amazon
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HERE IS THE STARTING POINT FOR OUR CASE STUDY ON APPLE. OUR PUBLISHED ARTICLE ON MARKETWATCH.COM
Here is a link to consensus target, hi- low target, latest analyst estimates and direction,
Here is a link to on-balance buying and selling by institutional portfolio managers--
Here is a link to the plain vanilla daily and weekly charts--
Here is a link to AAPL news, analyst targets, chart, fundamental data--
OUR PROPRIETARY CHARTS, AAPL WEEKLY CHART AND FOOTNOTES Friday close 5/27 , for the latest chart and footnotes scroll down to the last chart.
6/3 chart at close, demand now dropping, grade also dropping
6/7 AAPL DAILY CHART UPDATE
6/8 TWTR rumor and analyst target of 185 does little to move price up
6/9 daily chart, Demand turns down, pls read 6/9 comments at bottom of the chart
6/9 Merrill Lynch BAC target of 120 for AAPL
6/10 Demand taking price higher, continuing to fill the gap down from 104
6/11/16, Demand still positive & strong for traders, but for investors a bearish drop in our SID grade from 27 to 13 out of 100. A very bad failing grade that includes fundamentals.
6/14 Demand turns down following the downturn in our longer term SID grade, at 97.56 tgt retest 90
6/16 JPM analyst reduces target from 125 to 105, Demand dropping, tgt retest 90
6/17 Increasing Supply taking price down, targeting a re-test of $90 support
6/21 Oversold bounce from 95 support to 97-98 resistance, expect failure, Supply, tgt 90 retest.
6/22 relative strength continues down, Supply fails to improve, bounce fades
6/24 Brexit provides push down to retest 90, but today a weak attempt to fill the gap down.
6/25 point & figure chart clearly shows 90 as the target to test, but there may be a bounce to fill the Brexit gap down before resuming the trip down to test 90 and I expect that support to eventually fail due to the descending triangle on the weekly chart and this being the FOURTH test of that support!!
6/28 Brexit pressures AAPL toward a retest of 90 support, which could fail this 4th retest of this major support, the base of a bearish descending triangle, on the weekly chart shown at the beginning of our case study above.
7/2 still in "short the pops" mode, at 96 target a retest of 92, eventually a breakdown below 90, on balance selling by growth portfolio managers continues, so far buying by value players cannot absorb the Supply.
7/10/16 Supply improves breaking above the red line into Demand, taking price higher to test resistance. No retest of 92 until Demand starts dropping. Looking for analyst downgrades before earnings are announced .
7/20 I bought puts today because I expect price to drop after earnings are reported on next Tuesday 7/26/16
7/27/16 earnings surprise, short squeeze, price pops from 97 to 103 after hours. Tomorrow, 7/28, Wednesday, I expect it to open at 101-103 and move higher until most of the shorts are covered by the end of the day. Next week I look for a pullback to retest 101 support. I don't think analysts will raise targets and price will be determined by the year end forecasts.
7/28/16 chart after earnings. I expect it to go down and fill that earnings gap up.--
8/31/16 demand still testing resistance but SID grade is failing and dropping, bearish signal. On this pop up the SID grade needed to break above the line into a passing grade and it needed to stay passing on the next pullback!
8/7/16 price continues to push higher after earnings, helped by market boost from positive payroll data, buyers acting ahead of Sept iPhone announcements. Relative strength has turned positive and demand has not turned down.
8/15/16 Runup before iPhone announcement in Sept.
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