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Apple Today - 4/01/2016 OPEX (AAPL)

seymour_greenz • April 1st 2016 12:01:56 PM

Good Morning,

Apple has stunned everyone today by entering into the hot Virtual Reality sector with "iPooch VR", however leapfrogging humans altogether and going straight for the largely untapped canine market. The launch video states "A dog left at home can now experience the great outdoors, relive fond puppy memories, and even have the experience of being another breed. It's an insanely great time to be a dog." Apple's CEO Tim Cook chuckled, "This is man's best friend's best friend."

NASDAQ Futures are down 21 with -18 Fair Value, S&P Futures are down 10 with -10 Fair Value and Dow Futures are down 76 as we begin April and the latest March jobs numbers increase sink in. Futures have been down all morning with some hope at 5am but have worsened since the job report and are near the morning lows.

Asian markets ended mostly down today. China gained 0.19%, Hong Kong dropped 1.34% and Japan fell 3.55%. European markets are also significantly down today. The UK is currently down 1.32%, France is down 2.32% and Germany is leading the decline, down 2.5%.

Commodities are mostly down this morning. Oil is down 2.35%, natural gas is up 0.82% and gold is down 0.46%. Unleaded gas is down 1.59% and heating oil is down 2.02%. Metals are down. Meat is mostly up (dogs like meat). Cotton and soybeans are up while cocoa, coffee, corn and wheat are down.

US kept up pace of hiring in March, adding 215,000 jobs.

BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) reported Q4 earnings this morning with a loss, missing expectations and is currently down nearly 9% in pre-market


AAPL seemingly settled down from it's recent "hot streak" near the horizon yesterday ending down 0.52% on low volume. AAPL opened at 109.69 to fairly high volume and quickly put in the high of the day at 109.90 at 9:34am on moderately high volume before in just 30 minutes later ending a "dip" to 109 on average volume. AAPL recovered quickly and by 10:22am was green again on low volume. This lasted only an hour before another dip towards 109 at 11:30am and another attempt at green just before noon. AAPL then struggled for the rest of the afternoon in the mid to low-109 area on low volume and eventually even conceded 109 in the last 30 minutes, setting a new intra-day low of 108.88 before the close. AAPL ended the day and 1st quarter of 2016 down 57 cents at 108.99. AAPL gained an additional 4 cents in after-hours to 109.03

This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened lower in conjunction with sour Futures and milled about the 105-area before seeing some kick late in the morning all the way back to 109 before sliding back down again as we await the open. AAPL is currently down 36 cents at 108.63 as we approach the open.


Classic max-pain is 106. Have a great and fun weekend with your friends and family.


US kept up pace of hiring in March, adding 215,000 jobs:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/business/economy/jobs-report-unemployment-wages.html

China factories scent hint of spring, Europe still chilly:
http://in.reuters.com/article/global-economy-idINKCN0WY3HW

The Tesla Model 3 reservation line:
http://fortune.com/2016/04/01/tesla-model-3-arizona/

BlackBerry troubles:
http://www.cnet.com/au/news/blackberry-all-of-a-sudden-wont-say-how-many-android-powered-priv-phones-its-sold/

Amazon, Microsoft look for big data role in self-driving cars:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-automakers-here-amazon-idUSKCN0WX2D8

A history of Apple's first 40 years:
http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/apples-first-40-years-an-oral-history-from-inside-the-loop/

Is Apple's future within iPhone SE?
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3050974/apple-ios/oops-apple-accidentally-shows-its-future-plans-with-iphone-se.html

FBI not sure it can help another iPhone case:
http://www.cnet.com/au/news/fbi-unsure-it-can-unlock-iphone-in-arkansas-murder-case/

Google squashes April Fool's "feature":
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/technology/april-fools-undo-gmail-removes-its-mic-drop-feature.html

Oculus Rift VR headset is surprisingly repairable:
http://www.cnet.com/news/oculus-rift-vr-headset-is-surprisingly-repairable/

Microsoft and the hybrid cloud:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-vision-and-roadmap-for-hybrid-cloud/

Snapchat aims high:
http://fortune.com/2016/03/31/snapchat-domination/

Alien Earth may be forming around nearby star:
http://www.space.com/32433-alien-planet-formation-alma-photos.html

A laser cloak could shield Earth from aliens:
http://www.popsci.com/lasers-could-help-us-hide-from-aliens

Week's best space pictures:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160401-hubble-galaxy-supernova-best-space-pictures-science/

India to join in search for gravitational waves:
http://news.discovery.com/space/india-to-join-hunt-for-gravitational-waves-160331.htm

Birds of a feather:
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35930528

See the colors of a 10 million year old snake:
http://news.discovery.com/animals/10-million-year-old-snake-revealed-in-living-color-160401.htm

"Dancing" tadpoles discovered:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Dancing-tadpoles-found-in-Western-Ghats/articleshow/51650153.cms

Ever wanted to see laser hair removal in slow motion?
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/145945/20160401/bzzt-bzzt-watch-laser-hair-removal-in-slow-motion.htm

5 reasons to connect Zika to microcephaly:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/04/01/health/02zika-microcephaly.html

Zika vaccine could have a catch:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/zika-vaccine-could-solve-one-problem-while-stoking-another/

Liberia suffers new Ebola death, months after outbreak declared over:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-ebola-liberia-idUSKCN0WY4I3

1 in 5 people will be obese by 2025:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/01/health/global-obesity-study/index.html

Daily coffee may cut colorectal cancer risk:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/One-two-cup-of-coffee-daily-may-cut-colorectal-cancer-risk/articleshow/51646140.cms


Today's Economic Calendar:
Auto sales
8:30 Non-farm payrolls
9:45 PMI Manufacturing Index
10:00 ISM Manufacturing Index
10:00 Construction Spending
10:00 Reuters/UofM Consumer Sentiment
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count


Notable earnings after today's close: RGSE

And on Monday before the open: EDAP, OSIR

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