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It’s Apple (aapl) Season

2Apples_9302I cruised into town around 3:15 am one morning. There in the kitchen sat two bags of apples, courtesy of Benedetto. I would imagine he expected me to make him an apple pie.

Maybe after a couple of hours’ sleep, okay?

The apples were good choices. The Ginger Gold paper bag was well-beyond half empty, the kids having devoured them. The Empire (Mackintosh) bag stood at the ready for pie-making.

Delightful as the ripe fruits were, our adult daytrader minds were on1228 an apple of a different sort.

Apple, Inc., and the new product launch of Tuesday. Would it drive Apple-logoup trading, or, as usual, not be able to live up to such earnest expectations even if a product dropped straight from heaven?

I felt my heart (as well as blood pressure) rise and fall this week as I monitored the ticker—stock exchange ticker, that is.

Monday, Sept. 8, 4:00 pm – 98.35

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2:00 pm – 102-! – only to be followed by….iphone-6-sizes

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 4:00 pm – 97.99

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 4:00 pm – 101 – with more after-hours trading….

9-11NeverForgetThursday, Sept. 11, 9:30 am – 100.41

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2:00 pm – 99.76

Thursday, Sept. 11, 4:00 pm – 101.50

And so it went through Thursday, the anniversary of 9/11, when our hearts and minds were remembering other events.

We as a people still had a lot to learn about history repeating itself, whether in the market, or in the marketplace. Hopefully, our nation would continue to have the resolve necessary to press forward.


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