My Q1 2008 grades

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update Apr 2) Another news to make myself feel better, Chinese A share mutual funds declined 22% on average (read this Chinese news from Money-Courier). For comparison, Shanghai Composite index dropped about 34%, from 5261.56 to 3472.71 in the period. Note that index is not a good benchmark index because it’s skewed by some big… Continue reading My Q1 2008 grades

Forgot to buy VMW puts

Reading Time: < 1 minute I thought about it early Jan. after reading from San Jose Mercury News that VMW is the No. 4 software company, in terms of market capital (about $30 b as of yesterday). But I put down the earning date (Jan 28) on my Google Calendar (not Yahoo), and it did not send out reminder email… Continue reading Forgot to buy VMW puts

Apple earning

Reading Time: < 1 minute Not so good. iPod growth slowed (finanlly). iPhone can not make up the hole left by iPod. As I read from MarketWatch, while Mac is exploding, but it has one problem: with economy slowing, people won’t blow extra 1000 bucks for Mac (why not just buy a Dell). I think Steve should do everything to… Continue reading Apple earning

Sillicon valley stocks and St. Louis stocks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tech for Silicon valley and agriculture for St. Louis. Silicon Valley Stocks We went to Sillicon valley for the holidays and obviously, stock is one common topic in family reunion and friends gathering. Note stock options makes up a significant portion of employee’s compensations for some of the technology companies there. I happened to read… Continue reading Sillicon valley stocks and St. Louis stocks

One company, multiple faces

Reading Time: < 1 minute AAPL: is Apple a computer maker, an eletronic (fashion) gadgets maker, or music store? It’s all of the above. I did not realized it’s the No. 3 music retailer in the US until a few weeks ago (behind Wal-mart and Best Buy). The reason is it created the digital music market: iTune. For graphical designers,… Continue reading One company, multiple faces