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Apple Not Displeased With Apple Watch Sales Numbers

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CEO Tim Cook is comfortable with the numbers for Apple Watch

Apple is well-known not to reveal their sales figures for each product. This has left market experts wondering if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The IDC has reported that they are under what the company expected. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook says that they are "just fine".

The market for wearable technology is small. There are only 4 companies. The most popular competitor is FitBit. While we don't know the sales numbers, we do know that Apple has shipped over 70% fewer units in the last year.

Continental Resources Stock In Focus

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Is CLR (Continental Resources, Inc) a Sensible Stock to Purchase?

By and large, NYSE:CLR (Continental Resources, Inc) shares have not seen much action throughout the third quarter. There was no change in the sentiment from hedge funds, and the stock was included in the portfolios of forty-four hedge funds by the end of September. Nonetheless, the change and degree of hedge fund popularity is not the only factor you should consider to determine a hedge fund's perspective. A stock might experience an increase in popularity, however it might still remain less popular than stocks with similar prices. This is why we intend to examine companies like NYSE:MJN (Mead Johnson Nutrition), NYSE:MAR (Marriott International Inc) and NYSE:IX (ORIX Corporation) to acquire additional data points.

Cirrus Logic's High Tech Ear buds

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Current shares of stock in Cirrus Logic have seen recent surges as high as 7.5 percent, which has exceeded expectations after the company's newly released fancy ear buds have grown in popularity. This type of digital technology is expected to be paired more and more with future releases of Apple devices, and this supplier is also on track to keep supplying more audio chips to the tech giant.

Throughout 2016, the stock value of Cirrus Logic has grown by 94 percent; the trend is so far projected to continue into 2017. Among all the other companies in the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index, Cirrus is the third best performer on Wall Street so far.

With Apple's discontinuation of the standard headphone jack in the iPhone 7, the Cirrus audio chips are now standard in each set of headphones shipped with these new devices. Future releases of headphones from Apple will have even more sophisticated versions of this digital technology.

Alibaba Displays Positive Outlook At Shareholders Meeting

The Alibaba group held their annual shareholder's group last Thursday. Every year at the meeting the executive chairman, Jack Ma, issues a letter to the members of the company. This year the letter was filled with confidence and hope for the future.

The funding group aims to serve 20% of the world's population over the next two decades. The company is aimed at funding and aiding profitable companies all over the world. Ma's goal is to create 100 million jobs worldwide over the next 20 years.

These lofty goals aren't exactly out of character for the executive director. Ma had very humble beginnings in China s a teacher. He then developed his online commerce company into a worldwide leader. The company has a value of almost $250 million today.

Investing Vs. Gambling with Your Account

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The stock market is in a always in a position to create monetary rewards as long as your trades are solid and you have a good exit plan. Investors can see that they can gain quick cash profits right now if they make certain moves, but that sounds a lot like gambling. So what is the difference between gambling and investing? Make sure to watch Dave Ramsey’s video answer below.

The truth is that there is a fine line between investing in a something and gambling. The intentions that you have when you make your investment can make a huge difference between whether you are considered an investor or a gambler. Getting in and out of trades daily is the hardest way to trade and makes your investment style the closest to gambling.

When Is It Investing?

Investing uses a few strategies for its processes:

You are investing if you search for businesses that have a strong background of steady financial gain and reliable customers. Those are fundamental successes, and they can work well for you when you invest. Watch demand for the companies products over time and going forward.

You don't really have to understand the numbers that well. You can still make intelligent investments, and you can wait patiently to see if you have success with those investments. Investments sometimes need time to grow, but you don't mind. Get in slowly with additional purchases on dips. Watch the overall market to make sure something fundamental doesn’t change. Make sure the industry is sold and remains sold while you hold your position. And get out of the investment if things begin to break down in the ways we have discussed.

Top Stocks If Donald Trump Is Elected President

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Over the past few weeks, fluctuating polls have shown that Donald Trump has narrowed Hillary Clinton's lead, improving his odds of becoming president. As the presidential race hurdles towards the November finish line, a few stocks stand out as potential winners if Trump is elected.

In general, energy and military-based companies stand the best chance of substantial gains. Under a Trump presidency, coal industries, for example, would avoid the substantial hit from Clinton's promise to close down plants and enact stricter regulations. In addition to coal and oil stocks such as Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD), Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL), and Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR), companies that provide for military, including Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), will also benefit.

Semiconductor Stocks Are Wild On The Market Due To IPhone And Intel News

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Funds following semiconductor firms have had their best week in months, but it should be noted that stocks are behaving wildly with all of the technology news coming out now. VanEck and PHLX both saw gains over 4 percent in the past week, but Skyworks and Cirrus Logic might be the real winners in all of this. (I am holding a December Call option of CRUS) Skyworks is closely connected with Intel, who has recently enjoyed a large volume of trading as the company increased its revenue expectations for the quarter.

Apple's value appreciated by over 11 percent over the week, which is probably due to the large number of pre-orders of the iPhone 7. That could help to explain the 13 percent growth that Cirrus Logic enjoyed as well as the almost 14 percent gains seen by shareholders of Skyworks.

IPhone Estimates Expected To Rise During Apple's September Affair

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Apple's annual September IPhone event will begin a bit earlier than usual this year. This gives them a chance to book IPhone 7 sales before the fiscal year ends. Apple (AAPL) does not expect to have a strong fourth quarter, so this affair may help them prepare for the regression.

According to analyst reports, the IPhone is still tremendously desired among smartphone users. Due to the demand, there may be IPhone estimate hikes that surpass the current estimates put forth by experts. Not only will this benefit Apple, it will also create a good situation for major chip manufacturers such as Cirrus Logic, NXP, and Broadcom.

Many invitations went out for this highly-anticipated event on Monday. The affair will begin on Wednesday September 7 at 1pm in San Francisco. Apple will introduce three new products on this day -- a 4.7-inch IPhone 7, a 5.5-inch iPhone 7-plus, and a new compatible Apple Watch model.

New $100 Million Investment Fund By Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant is going the route of investing his millions after the close of his long-term basketball career.

Wall Street Journal reported that Kobe got together with Jeff Stibel has launched a massive $100 million fund for tech companies. The two have merged and called their union the "Bryant Stibel" union. They had previously worked with about 15 companies since they started doing business together in 2013. The new firm will have a Los Angeles-based headquarters.

Both Bryant and Stibel used their own funds to invest in this venture. No one else funded the Kobe Bryant investment fund. Kobe and Jeff expect this venture to be quite profitable and last at least a few years.

Bryant believes that his decision will be fruitful, and he based that opinion on his success with social media tools and sites. He said that he felt he had a knack for identifying fruitful entrepreneurs.

Latest News On Goldman Sachs

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According to the latest released news from Goldman Sachs, the financial company's strategists have decided to veer away from stocks for three months. Global rates on stocks have been cut due to slow growth in earnings as well as expensive valuations. A lack of investor confidence has also influenced this decision.

Sachs strategists have also noted that risk aversion is another important reason for this avoidance of stocks for the short term this current year. Pick-ups in investor confidence are predicted to take time, according to the company experts' latest forecasting data. Over the rest of the year, neutral ratings on global stocks will be monitored closely at Goldman Sachs.

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