The 4K TVs popping up on Apple’s international sites got me thinking.
What would an Apple TV be like?
Firstly, big and with 4K resolution.
Secondly with integrated functions like current black Apple TV device.
So far, so obvious!
Next Walter Isaacson had Steve Jobs saying Apple had “cracked it”, now I think this means the interface not hardware. My image is that the Apple TV (if it ever comes to market) will be controlled by a kind of TV Siri (“TV on, sound up, mute sound” etc.) and by physical gesture a la Kinect. Imagine the TV screen as a giant iPad and use gestures to scroll and point (albeit you don’t actually touch this giant screen since you’re feet away).
Now I think all of the above are possible but the obstacle is getting content providers to come on board; the process of divorcing content from cable to app channels. That is the hard part.
Had a visit from a Hong Kong based investment banker friend of mine.
In Hong Kong he is constantly amazed by the wealth of mainland visitors.
Prices on the mainland are more expensive than HK (a reversal). Being a frugal type of chap, he used to get his haircuts every time he had weekend trips to the mainland, but now HK is cheaper.
So forget the comparisons of iPhone prices to average monthly wages, the key point is that there are large numbers of rich people in China along with of course huge numbers of poorer people due to the wide discrepancy in wealth.
So I’m bullish on China Mobile and Apple!
Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?
He is supposed to be Japanese.
Some say his father was German.
Nobody believed he was real. Nobody ever saw him or knew anybody that ever worked directly for him, but to hear Kobayashi tell it, anybody could have worked for Nakamoto.
You never knew.
That was his power.
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.
And like that, poof.
My iPhone or an iPad (even the 1st generation one I am still using) can do almost everything I need to do when I am out and about.*
But what I really need at home is screen real estate to view stock quotes, charts, @Stocktwits messages and @ChartIQ screens - a 27” iMac (especially with a retina screen) would be awesome!
*slightly difficult to do proofreading and track changes but I use documents to go & office2 for iOS
My experience of trading is that it pays to always think of oneself as learning and never as having “mastered” trading…
Be flexible and open minded - be prepared to be long or short. Go with the market flow, the market trend.
Don’t be afraid to reverse a position.
Be philosophical rather than emotional.
Everyday or every hour brings a new opportunity.
There is no one “correct” style.
I had been doing large trades in say one stock, but recently I have been putting on three or four trades on different stocks often a mixture of long and short, each not being too much exposure.
Basically find a trading style that suits you and do that, but also recognize that another style may evolve or may necessary nod what works now may not work in the future.
“Bitcoins allow you to have wealth outside of the traditional parameters, have flexibility and ultimately have control over your finances.”
The Verge had an interesting article back in April on Mt. Gox & its parent company Tabanne.
It’s located in Shibuya which has a number of tech start ups.
Would be interesting to meet anyone who works there!
These are some shots of the location of Tokyo’s soon-to-be third Apple store.
It’s a sizable site, across the street are Armani, Hugo Boss and Coach, and it’s in the center of the high class brands area of Tokyo - the tree-lined avenue leading from Omotesando to Harajuku. Down the street are Burberry and Louis Vuitton.
I wonder if Apple will move the tree in the center to the left and right in order not to obscure the shining Apple logo?
Getting a lot of trading ideas from streams recently & fired up for final night of trading….
Weekend - trip to LEGO Discoveryland, and starting doc’s recommended diet.
Will get Kao Healthya fat-burning drinks!