January 27, 2012

Apple Releases News On New iPhone 4s!


The long wait is over, Apple today unveiled its next generation iPhone, calling it the iPhone 4S. Many speculations over the past few months were made that Apple was going to release an iPhone 5, however this was not the case. Apple made the announcement of the new iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S replaces the iPhone 4, which first went into production in June 2010. This will be the first “World iPhone,” in that it will work on any network.

They will have three options for new handset. These include: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299 and 64GB for $399. Both black and white models will be available. In addition, the iPhone 4 will remain ($99), as will the iPhone 3GS (free with contract).

The iPhone 4S arrives October 14. Preorders will be available Oct. 7th.  In the U.S. it will be available through AT&T, Verizon, and for the first time, Sprint.

If you watch apple stocks at all you will notice they always jump up when Apple has new releases.  This is important especially if you are a stock trader or pay attention to Apple stock.

Looking just like the existing model, the new iPhone 4S smartphone includes an A5 chip and an 8-magapixel camera with backside illumination. The new camera inside iPhone 4S has a 8-megapixel sensor, and 60% more pixels than in the iPhone 4. Video is 1080p HD.  The picture quality is the second most talked about upgrade to the new 4S.  The most notable upgrade with the iPhone 4S is the processor.  Inside the A5 chip is an Apple signal processor for things like face detection, which can tell if up to 10 people are in a photo. It adds better white balance, too. In addition, you can also use the iPhone 4S on a television using an Apple TV.

So, yes the next iPhone is NOT the iPhone 5.

School CFOs and Business Officials Radio Show Breaks iTunes Top 50

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 4, 2009

ASBO Radio, the web radio program for school business officials and school financial officers last week landed on iTunes’ top 100 list. The show, produced through collaboration with the Association of School Business Officials and BAM Radio Network, hit number 43 on the iTunes Education K-12 chart in its second week on the Apple Inc. site. The program, which launched with advice for school CFOs on investing ARRA stimulus funds and strategies for spending less and getting more, was also selected by iTunes editors as “new and notable.” The program is hosted by John Musso, Executive Director of the Association of School Business Officials, and produced and syndicated by Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. Currently featured on the iTunes education channel, the program can be downloaded at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=328575532 or streamed at http://asbointl.org/index.asp or http://www.bamradionetwork.com.

“School leaders have before them a historic opportunity to stimulate the economy and improve education. Success will depend upon leadership, coordination and communication,” said Musso. “President Obama recently said that the decisions we make about how to educate our children will shape our future for generations to come. ASBO International is pleased to be able to provide school leaders with one more tool for their tool kit, ASBO Radio, as we all move forward to help shape our future for generations to come.”

About ASBO

Founded in 1910, ASBO International has nearly 6,000 school business management professionals as members. With an average budget oversight of $ 107 million annually, ASBO International members are the finance decision makers in school districts around the world.

ASBO members are employed in K-12 school districts, community colleges, universities, and state departments of education. They manage the business side of school district operations, including the areas of budgeting, purchasing, and financial management; facility operations and maintenance; human resources; technology; transportation and security; food service; health care; and much more.

About iTunes

iTunes is the world’s largest distributor of music on- or offline. The online platform is owned by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and also distributes movies, TV shows, apps, games, podcasts, and audiobooks. iTunes allows users to subscribe to podcasts for free in the iTunes Music Store or by entering the RSS feed URL. Once subscribed, the podcast can be set to download automatically. Users can choose to update podcasts weekly, daily, hourly, or manually.

Users can select podcasts to listen to from the iTunes Podcast Directory. The front page of the directory displays high-profile podcasts from commercial broadcasters and independent podcasters. It also allows users to browse the podcasts by category or popularity.

About BAM Radio Network – The Education Station

The BAM Radio Network is an online, education-focused, radio network for parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, journalists, legislators and all people interested in education-related topics. The site offers 20 channels of education programming available on demand and hosted by leading educators. The network is a joint venture between privately held New Hampshire-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC.

SecureMac.com Celebrates 10 Years of Apple Security

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 20, 2009

SecureMac is celebrating 10 years of success. This year marks the Macintosh security company’s ten-year anniversary.

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The Options University Announces Its 3rd Annual Virtual Options and Forex Investor Superconference

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 14, 2009

The Options University announced today that it will hold an Online Options and Forex Superconference from December 15-17, 2009. The conference will be packed full of education on both options and Forex, and will be taught and presented by expert traders. The conference will consist of two days of options and one day of Forex education.

The Superconference will be conducted during market hours so that attendees can see expert pros trade live. Attendees will learn end of year strategies to maximize gains, as well as discover potential trade ideas. Financials such as Goldman Sachs (GS) and tech giants such as Apple (AAPL) are sure to be discussed, along with ETF’s such as the FAS and FAZ.

TekTrak Gives You 94 Reasons You’ll Never Lose an iPhone Again

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 3, 2010

Today, TekTrak announces the launch of their iPhone app that allows GPS tracking of the iPhone remotely from any web browser. By taking advantage of assisted GPS tools already on the iPhone, TekTrak wants to make sure you never lose your phone again. TekTrak is the location-tracking app for everyone, offering the service at drastically lower prices than competitors with TekTrak Pro.

So leave the house with confidence and wear those silk pants with the slippery pockets. TekTrak gives users peace of mind, knowing they can always find their iPhone again. TekTrak Pro is a full-featured tracking app, which allows the phone’s owner to access their iPhone’s location information from anywhere. For $ 4.99 a year you can lose (and then find) your phone as often as you like.

“Today’s mobile device is more than just a phone – it includes a lot of important information, including contacts, passwords, e-mails, pictures and more. We developed TekTrak so that people can live worry free and affordably. Your iPhone should be a utility, not a liability,” said TekTrak CEO Arik Waldman.

Users simply download the app here http://aapl.me/4 and follow the simple registration steps to create a login. Then they can track their phone from any web browser by visiting http://www.tektrak.com. TekTrak Pro brings these great features to your iPhone:

Steven Zoernack and The Bullion Fund Deploy Equity Long/Short Strategy with Apple (AAPL) and Research in Motion (RIMM)

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 15, 2010

Steven Zoernack and the Socially Responsible (SRI) Bullion Fund Deploy Equity Long/Short Strategy with Apple (AAPL) and Research in Motion (RIMM). “We attempt to profit by buying companies with good bottom up fundamentals and sell closely related companies that are overvalued in relation to the companies we buy while minimizing correlation to the overall markets. In this case, we go long an equally dollar weighted amount of shares of Apple and sell short an equally weighted amount of shares of Research in Motion (RIMM). We believe these two companies fit the above criteria. Then we wait for prices to converge,” according to Steven Zoernack..

Another recent example of this strategy would have been to purchase an equally weighted share of Visa (V) and sell an equally weighted share of MasterCard (MA), i.e. purchase 3,500,000 shares of Visa for every 1,000,000 shares of MasterCard sold short. The trade would have been successful whether the overall stock market went up or whether it declined considerably because of the correctly predicted declining relative difference in value between the two investments as it decreased (their prices converged) regardless of how the overall market performed. “In 2008, for example, when the Dow was up 500 or down 500, the trade seemed to work either way,” says Steven Zoernack.

Steven Zoernack, an ex Bear Stearns Vet, recently launched the Socially Responsible (SRI) Bullion Fund that will invest some of the firm’s profits into African nations. Steven Zoernack’s flagship offering launched on March 1, 2010 and is unique in that the Alternative Investment and Goodwill Fund will reinvest some of its own profits into African Nations’ economies where needed most. “Rather than relying on the World Bank for additional debt”, says Steven Zoernack, Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner, “The Bullion Fund helps give citizens of Emerging Nations the confidence to reinvest in their own economy by helping to open up their markets to free trade and encouraging Foreign Capital.”

Other Strategies deployed by The Bullion Fund include Global Macro, Statistical Arbitrage, and some Directional equities and futures. The Bullion Fund’s Global Macro strategy looks at the world as a whole, including global politics, interest rates, currency swings, international stock markets, and physical commodity prices when making investment decisions. According to Steven Zoernack, “We use a top down global approach and we invest in any market using any instrument to participate in expected price movements.” These movements may result from forecasted shifts in world economies, political fortunes, or global supply and demand for resources, both physical and financial. This style of investing typically leads to some of the bigger single investment gains.

When Steven Zoernack and The Bullion Fund deploy their Statistical Arbitrage Strategy, the firm uses a heavily quantitative and computational approach to trading by utilizing a variety of automated trading systems which commonly make use of data mining, statistical methods and artificial intelligence techniques. A popular strategy is pairs trading, in which equities or futures are put into pairs by fundamental or market based similarities. When the poorer performing investment vehicle is expected to “revert to the mean” (improve), it is bought long. When the better performing vehicle of the pair is expected to “revert to the mean” (decline), it is sold short at the same time. In other words, when one equity or futures contract in a pair outperforms the other, the poorer performing vehicle is bought long with the expectation that it will climb towards its outperforming partner, the other is sold short. This strategy hedges risk from whole-market movements. “Conversely, this Statistical Arbitrage convergence trade is often not affected by even the largest of market swings up or down, and performs on its own merits and often offers an excellent hedge against traditional buy long and hold substantial stock portfolios,” says Steven Zoernack.

A small portion of The Bullion Fund is enhanced by directional trades in equities and futures to capitalize on long term trends. Currencies tend to form some of the longest directional trends and The Bullion Fund and Steven Zoernack attempt to identify the beginning of these trends before anyone else. A recent example of this strategy in Q1 2010 was to buy shares in the banking sector and to separately purchase crude oil.

When defining The Bullion Fund’s correlation to the overall market, Steven Zoernack likes to utilize a positively biased portfolio in a bull market and a negatively biased portfolio in a bear market. A Portfolio with a correlation of +1.0 is a portfolio that tends to move 1 to 1 with the overall market; A Portfolio with a correlation of -1.0 is a portfolio that tends to move almost exactly opposite the overall market (for example, Portfolio is up 5% on a day that the Dow is down 500 points). A correlation of “0” is a portfolio that moves up or down in an unrelated correlation to the overall market. Steven Zoernack says “In the true sense of the word ‘Hedge’, we attempt to utilize a slightly negatively biased correlation of 0 to -.03 in a bear market (attempting to show positive returns when market is down) and a slightly positively biased correlation of 0 to +.03 (attempting to show positive returns when market is up).”

Diversification is another important strategy used in The Bullion Fund. According to Steven Zoernack “we spread the portfolio among multiple investment vehicles. Our funds include investments with varied risk levels so that losses in one area can be offset by gains in other areas. Additionally, we vary the risk in the securities by industry and by geography. This minimizes the impact of industry or location specific risks. Our portfolios diversify into each of the different strategies we utilize within our overall mandate. Although diversification reduces the risk of our portfolio, it does not necessarily reduce the returns.”

In addition, The Bullion Fund and Steven Zoernack utilize both Horizontal and Vertical Diversification. Horizontal Diversification strategies diversify between same-type investments. It can be a broad diversification (like investing in several NASDAQ companies) or more narrowed (investing in several stocks in the same sector). Typically, the rule of thumb is that the broader the diversification the lower the risk from any one investment. Vertical Diversification, on the other hand, spreads risk between different types of investments. It can be a very broad diversification, such as diversifying between Stocks and bonds, or a more narrowed diversification, like diversifying between shares of stocks from companies in other countries. While horizontal diversification lessens the risk of investing entirely in one security, vertical diversification goes beyond that and protects against market and/or economical changes.

“The 2008 -2009 market deleveraging left many pricing dislocations within the capital structure,” according to Steven Zoernack. “As a result there are multiple opportunities to capitalize on mispriced assets. Much of the global equity, debt, currency and commodity markets still retain valuable relative value and unique opportunities.”

“We have several other risks that we monitor when managing a portfolio,” says Steven Zoernack. We place Risk Management in the same category as Investment Strategy because we are always considering risk versus reward when making our decisions. The transactional investment experience Steven Zoernack has gained over time attempts to assist in preserving capital and attempting to minimize the following Hedge Fund Risk Types:

a) Pricing and Net Asset Valuation Risk; b) Market Risk Management; c) Liquidity Risk; d) Counterparty Credit Risk; e) Leverage; f) Operational Risk; g) Compliance, Regulatory, Legal, and Governmental Risk; h) Model Risk; i) Systemic Risk; j) Insurance and Hedge Funds; k) Technology and System Risk; l) Fiduciary Risk; m) Capacity and Growth Size Monitoring; n) Transparency and Communication; o) Verification of Fees; p) Conflict of Interest and Special Networks; q) Expenses Monitoring; r) Special Reserves for Discrepancies and Variances; s) Electronic Reporting of Policies and Procedures.

In addition to performance, Steven Zoernack and The Bullion Fund have decided to use some of the firm’s profits for Goodwill purposes. Steven Zoernack says “we are very aware of the inflation and other challenges that Africa is facing right now”. The Bullion Fund is unique in that the alternative investment and goodwill fund reinvests profits into the economies of African Nations where needed most, whether it be to: help maintain Peace and reduce violence, improve Global Image and counter negative publicity in the media, deliver food, invest in mineral and timber rights, assist in the cultivation and mining of Natural Resources, attract tourism by building resorts and by advertising globally, develop a Financial Center and open markets to free trade, assist in the cultivation and mining of natural resources, provide major financing for most project types, to build schools, roads, churches, medical facilities, shelters, housing, farms, power plants, mills, mines, other infrastructure.

The Bullion Fund seeks assistance from Agencies both in the United States and in Africa in locating worthy goodwill projects to invest in. “Although our goals are lofty,” says Steven Zoernack, “we will start small and grow strong until we accomplish what we have set out to accomplish for our investors.”

Investment in the Fund is not available to the general public.

The Bullion Fund

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Third Floor

Washington, DC 20006

(202) 747-7575


Steven Zoernack


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Technology shares are spiking higher today, leading the markets. The Nasdaq is higher by 50.34 (+1.90%), trading at 2,694.01, while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average are lagging, up a respectible 1.5%. It appears money flow which had been shunning the technology sector is now rushing back in. Financial stocks are also weaker today after being stronger last week. It appears money is flowing from the bank stocks into the beaten down technology stocks.

It is truly fascinating to watch the charts. For instance, more tech stocks hit master levels of support last week prior to this rally than any other group in the market. This signaled a high probability of money inflow as trading programs and hedge fund players were spotting these levels. Take a look at the chart of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Just last week the stock sold into a key gap fill from October 12th, 2010 and also hit a double bottom from November 29th, 2010. These two coinciding levels and an oversold Microsoft chart, signaled a high probability of a solid bounce. Today, Microsoft is trading at .37, +0.57 (+2.30%).

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Another stock that has surged in the last few days since the markets made a short term bottom is Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ). Hewlett-Packard was very a oversold chart and last week finally hit two major support levels. This level came into play at a gap fill from September 23rd, 2010 at just above .00. In addition, direct your attention to the pivot low made in early October. This also coincided with the .00 level. The combination of these two levels made Hewlett-Packard a sweet spot for smart traders. Since that .00 level area, HPQ has bounced back, hitting a high today of .10.

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These are just two examples of major technical levels hit on technology stocks. Take a look at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) last week as well. Both hit major levels. Apple Computer hit the master 6.50 level which was the pivot low from January 21st, 2011 and Google kissed the 200 moving average on the daily chart.  There was literrally no way the markets were going to break lower in the short term without a bounce via technology. Learn the charts and profit.

Gareth Soloway

Gareth Soloway has been an avid trader since his days at Binghamton University where he studied Economics. After receiving a BA in Economics he began work as a financial adviser. While working as a financial adviser, Gareth continued to study the markets and trade for himself. Following his work in the financial sector, Gareth went on to trade alongside professional traders learning the ins and outs of technical and fundamental analysis. After years of trading, Gareth decided to partner with his friends and colleagues, Nicholas Santiago and Lou Cardinali to form InTheMoneyStocks.Com.

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