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Trader's Diary

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Definition of terms:
Earnings

Earnings

refer to the profits or net income generated by a company during a specific period.

  • Earnings are a measure of a company's financial performance and are often reported on a quarterly or annual basis.

  • Positive earnings indicate that a company has made a profit, while negative earnings indicate a loss.

  • Earnings can be influenced by various factors, such as revenue, expenses, taxes, and other financial activities.

Code

The code is a unique identifier assigned to a company's stock by the stock exchange where it is listed. It is used to identify the stock in trading and other financial transactions.

Actual

Actual refers to the real or current value or result of something. In the context of IPOs, actual can refer to the actual price or number of shares sold in the IPO, as opposed to the estimated price or number of shares.

Estimate

Estimate refers to a prediction or approximation of something, such as the expected price or number of shares in an IPO. Estimates are often made by investment banks and analysts based on market demand and other factors.

Difference

Difference refers to the numerical or percentage variance between two values. In the context of IPOs, difference can refer to the variance between the estimated and actual price or number of shares sold in the IPO.

Percent

Percent refers to a fraction of 100, often used to express a proportion or rate. In the context of IPOs, percent can be used to express the difference between the estimated and actual price or number of shares sold as a percentage of the estimated value.

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IPOs

IPOs (Initial Public Offerings):

An IPO occurs when a private company sells its stock to the public for the first time to raise capital or money.

The money raised from an IPO can be used for various purposes, such as paying down debt, investing in the company's long-term health, research and development, expanding into new product lines, or purchasing fixed assets.

During the IPO process, the equity shares of private investors

convert into publicly owned shares of the new entity, and early investors may sell their stock once the company's shares begin trading.

The chief benefit of an IPO is to help the company raise money and gain access to the capital markets, allowing for expansion and increasing credibility.

Code

The code is a unique identifier assigned to a company's stock by the stock exchange where it is listed. It is used to identify the stock in trading and other financial transactions.

Name

The name is the official name of the company whose shares are being offered in the IPO.

Exchange

The exchange is the stock exchange where the company's shares are listed and traded. Examples of stock exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq.

Currency

The currency is the type of currency in which the company's shares are priced and traded. This can vary depending on the country and stock exchange where the company is listed.

Start date

The start date is the date on which the company's shares begin trading on the stock exchange after the IPO.

Offer price

The offer price is the price at which the company's shares are initially offered to the public in the IPO. This price is set by the company and its underwriters based on market demand and other factors.

Shares

Shares refer to the units of ownership in the company that are being offered to the public in the IPO. These shares can be bought and sold on the stock exchange after the IPO.

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Splits

Splits (Stock Splits):

A stock split occurs when a company increases the number of its outstanding shares of stock to boost the stock's liquidity.

In a stock split, the number of shares outstanding increases by a specific multiple, but the total dollar value of all shares remains the same.

Companies often choose to split their stock to lower its trading price to a more comfortable range for most investors and increase the liquidity of trading in its shares.

For example, if a company decides to split its stock 2-for-1, the number of shares outstanding would double, while the share price would be halved.

Code

The code is a unique identifier assigned to a company's stock by the stock exchange where it is listed. It is used to identify the stock in trading and other financial transactions.

Split date

The split date refers to the date on which the stock split takes effect. It is the date when the new shares resulting from the split are distributed to existing shareholders. Optionable

Optionable refers to whether the stock is eligible to be used as an underlying asset for options contracts. If a stock is optionable, it means that options can be traded on that stock.

Old shares

Old shares refer to the existing shares of a company before a stock split takes place. These are the shares that will be exchanged for the new shares resulting from the split.

New shares

New shares are the additional shares that are issued to existing shareholders as a result of a stock split. The number of new shares is determined by the split ratio, such as 2-for-1 or 3-for-2, where shareholders receive a certain number of new shares for each old share they own.

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Apple's Surge to Record High: A Potential Investment Opportunity

Date: 12.6.2024

Besides owning several Apple products myself, I'm also a big fan of the company overall. That is why I was very pleased with the past strategic steps. This week, Apple's shares surged over 7% to a record high, nearly reclaiming its position as the world's most valuable company from Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).* This impressive rally followed the unveiling of new AI features designed to boost demand for iPhones, showcasing Apple's potential for continued growth and innovation.

Recent performance and market position

 

On Tuesday, Apple's stock climbed 7.3%, closing the day at $207.15 per share.* This surge brought Apple's market capitalization to $3.18 trillion, just shy of Microsoft's $3.22 trillion and slightly ahead of Nvidia's (NASDAQ: NVDA) $2.97 trillion. The competition for the title of the world's most valuable company remains fierce, with Microsoft recently overtaking Apple in January, and Nvidia briefly surpassing Apple last week.

 

Development of NVIDIA shares over the last five years: https://tradingeconomics.com/nvda:us

Development of Apple shares over the last five years: https://tradingeconomics.com/aapl:us

 

Key developments and strategic moves

 

At its annual developer event on Monday, Apple introduced several AI enhancements, including an improved Siri virtual assistant capable of handling a wider range of queries and performing more complex tasks. Additionally, Apple announced various AI features integrated across its apps, set to be included in the latest operating systems for iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.

 

These announcements have significantly bolstered investor confidence. Following the event, at least 13 analysts raised their price targets for Apple's shares, suggesting that the new features could drive a wave of new purchases. This anticipation is further fueled by the upcoming release of a new line of iPhones this autumn, which is expected to generate substantial consumer interest and sales.

 

For investors

 

The recent surge in Apple's stock price highlights the company's resilience and capacity for innovation, even amid concerns about declining iPhone sales and competition in the AI sector. Apple's strategic focus on enhancing its AI capabilities demonstrates its commitment to staying competitive with other technology giants, such as Microsoft and Nvidia, in the rapidly evolving AI landscape.

 

For investors, Apple's current trajectory offers a compelling case for potential investment. The company's ability to adapt and introduce cutting-edge features positions it well for future growth. Moreover, the positive response from analysts and the market underscores the confidence in Apple's long-term prospects.

 

Conclusion

 

Apple's recent developments and stock performance provide a strong indication of its ongoing potential as a leading technology company. The introduction of advanced AI features and the anticipation of new product launches suggest a promising outlook for the company. As an investor, I find Apple's strategic initiatives and market position encouraging, making it a viable option for those looking to invest in a company with a proven track record of innovation and growth.

 

 

 

* Past performance is no guarantee of future results.  

Date: 24.7.2024
Positive Outlook on Google's Impressive Quarter

Yesterday was an exceptional day, especially for those invested in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG), the parent company of Google, as the company reported second-quarter earnings that not only beat Wall Street expectations but also showed significant progress in areas poised for further growth. On that basis, the results have significantly boosted my confidence in the tech giant's trajectory. [1]

Date: 17.7.2024
The progress of Google's largest acquisition of Wiz

Being an investor with an eye on the technology sector, I was very intrigued by the news of Alphabet's potential acquisition of cybersecurity startup Wiz. If completed, this would mark the largest acquisition in Alphabet's history and would surpass its previous record with Motorola. In today's note, we'll go over my thoughts and analysis on how this deal could affect Alphabet's position in the technology stock market, as well as my investment strategy.

Date: 10.7.2024
Positive Signals in the PC Market Due to Demand for Artificial Intelligence

This week, I've been most preoccupied with preliminary data from research firm IDC, which today delivered encouraging news for the personal computer (PC) market. According to IDC, global PC shipments grew 3% in the second quarter of 2024, the second consecutive quarter of growth that reversed a two-year trend of declining shipments. The main driver of this recovery is a resurgence in demand for artificial intelligence devices, with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) leading the way among PC makers.

Date: 3.7.2024
Tesla vehicle deliveries dropped but beat the expectations

When I am reflecting on Tesla's recent second-quarter results, it's clear that the electric vehicle (EV) pioneer continues to navigate an environment of fierce competition and declining demand. Despite the drop in deliveries, it managed to beat market expectations, which earned the stock a 10% increase in value and took it to a near six months high.*

Date: 26.6.2024
Analysing Microsoft's Investment in G42

I am always on the lookout for strategic moves by major companies that could influence market dynamics and present new opportunities. Microsoft's recent $1.5 billion investment in the artificial intelligence firm G42, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one such move that caught my attention this week. This development is particularly noteworthy due to its geopolitical implications and potential market impact.

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