Don’t count RIM out

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the iPhone coming, and initial positive review from personal technology Guru such as Walter Mossberg. It’s not easy time for RIM investors and Blackberry users. For one, your friend who gets new iPhone in a few days will laugh your Blackberry is so old tech, with his/her iPhone features touch screen, two fingers zooming… Continue reading Don’t count RIM out

RIM: bear case, bull case

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bear case RIM (Nasdaq: RIMM) missed both top line and bottom line in Q1, and issued not so strong outlook for Q2. Read news from Reuters for more details. Q1 revenue is $2.24 b vs. expected $2.27 b; earning was $0.84 vs. 0.85. While I think missing of bottom line is understandable because of spending… Continue reading RIM: bear case, bull case

RIM, Mindray

Reading Time: < 1 minute Crocs broke my heart; RIM made my day. While CROX continued his downward spiral, today Research in Motion (RIM, Nasdaq: RIMM) is up 8% on the news it will beat its forecasted subscriber growth. Now I regret I did the swing last week, in which I cashed in some gain, and reduced the number of… Continue reading RIM, Mindray

Blackberry down

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday one of the big news (Reuters) in the technology arena is the down of Blackberry (a.k.a., the Crackberry) email sevice in north America. This obviously has huge impact on the business and goverment users as they rely on device for email. But how could this happen? Isn’t blackberry supposed to be more reliable than… Continue reading Blackberry down

Close AMZN puts, Portfolio update

Reading Time: < 1 minute I closed the Amazon Feb $65 puts last Wed, when I saw the stock dropped to around $68, which is the low point the day after it released Q4 earning. Lesson learned: 1) short/put a stock is much harder than I thought. I started this trade because I saw EDU, AAPL, and VMW all dropped… Continue reading Close AMZN puts, Portfolio update

Flip flopper

Reading Time: < 1 minute It appears Politicians are not the only flip floppers. The reason we should not follow analyst blindly. Citigroup Global Markets analyst Jim Suva, talked about RIMM on early Feb (source: seekingalpha): “Overall, we believe the points brought up during today’s call are highly supportive of our bull case on RIM. Concerns regarding financial services exposure… Continue reading Flip flopper

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