Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) needs to make a big push into content

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) needs to make a big push into content

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) needs to make a big push into content

Apple needs to make a big push into content – and in doing so, it should make a significant acquisition, noted analyst Dan Ives told CNBC on Thursday.

“Right now it’s all about services and the installed base,” he said, referring to the number of products in use in the world. “But you need to monetize, you need fuel in the tank and we believe it’s content. That’s why be we believe this is the year they finally do a big M&A.”

The tech giant is aiming to launch its new streaming video service in April or May. It will feature free original content for device owners and a subscription platform for existing digital services. However, Netflix isn’t expected to be a part of it and HBO’s participation is in doubt, CNBC’s Alex Sherman reported last week, citing people familiar with the matter. Lions Gate’s Starz; CBS, which owns Showtime; and Viacom are expected to offer subscription streaming services on the platform.

Apple has had its share of ups and downs of late. The tech giant reached a $1 trillion market cap on Aug. 2, but the stock has since dropped about 15 percent. In January, Apple slashed revenue guidance, blaming weak iPhone sales in China. It was also dethroned as the world’s most innovative companyin Fast Company’s annual ranking.

Shares of Apple closed slightly lower Thursday.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.

Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.

The projected upper bound is: 182.93.

The projected lower bound is: 159.29.

The projected closing price is: 171.11.


A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 5 white candles and 5 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 24 white candles and 26 black candles for a net of 2 black candles.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 53.5517. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a sell 8 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 59.29. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 32 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 16. This is not a topping or bottoming area. The last signal was a sell 9 period(s) ago.


The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 2 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

APPLE INC closed down -0.970 at 171.060. Volume was 57% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 15% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
171.800 172.370 170.300 171.060 17,249,670

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 170.71 160.94 191.53
Volatility: 14 49 38
Volume: 23,012,824 38,362,540 32,740,382

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.


APPLE INC is currently 10.7% below its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is relatively normal as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume into AAPL.O (mildly bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on AAPL.O and have had this outlook for the last 18 periods.

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