What The World Is Thinking Ahead Of Apple's Earnings

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With minutes to go, this is what the world (according to the Google machine) is thinking ahead of Apple's earnings... and what the market expects...


and what the market is expecting...

  • Revenue: $54.878bn (Guidance $52.00bn)
  • Operating Income: $16.97bn
  • EBITDA: $18.145bn
  • EPS GAAP: $13.531 (Guidance $11.75)
  • EPS Adj: $13.531


(h/t @Russian_Market)

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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 16:57 | 3180482 SeverinSlade
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Tyler's operating out of Switzerland? 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 16:58 | 3180488 THX 1178
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That sorta makes sense.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:02 | 3180523 fuu
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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:04 | 3180525 Ahmeexnal
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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:17 | 3180548 hedgeless_horseman
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"Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more. And I said, that's good! One less thing."

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:18 | 3180584 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Unlike Maria Bartiromo, I doubt that Tyler is tossing salads in Davos.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:10 | 3181661 strongband
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"What the world is thinking"?? Because a Google search engine is the most impartial search engine for Apple topics, right?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:22 | 3180587 TruthInSunshine
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Swiss Freeports Are Home for a Growing Treasure

The Tylers have come a long way since that shit shack near the paper mill.

SIMON STUDER started his career in a basement vault in a warehouse complex near the heart of this city, known for international banks and outrageous prices. It was a strange job. Every day, someone would open the vault and lock him inside until it was time for lunch. Then he’d be let out of the vault and, after eating, he’d be locked in again until it was time to go home.


He was taking inventory for one of Switzerland’s best-known gallery owners, who rented the space. “I was checking sizes, condition, looking for a signature,” Mr. Studer recalls, “and making sure the art was properly measured.”


This might have been a tedious way to spend four months, but what was being tallied and assessed was the handiwork of Pablo Picasso. Not hundreds of pieces, but thousands — shelf upon shelf of drawings, paintings and sculptures. It was Mr. Studer’s first peek at the astounding wealth stuffed inside the Geneva Freeport, as this warehouse complex is known.


The second peek came when he realized what the guy in the vault next door was doing: counting a roomful of gold bars.


“That’s the Freeport,” says Mr. Studer, who now runs his own gallery. “You have no idea what is next door and then you happen to be there when they open a door and, poof, you see.”

I especially love that last part, where Mr. Studer casually states "[t]hat's the Freeport..." and "...when they open a door and, poof, you see [a guy stacking an entire room full of gold bars]."


Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:54 | 3181734 Curt W
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How do you add a picture, I tried and failed.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 00:00 | 3181745 A Lunatic
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Can you imagine this place if the unwashed masses could add pictures..................?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:50 | 3181900 Curt W
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< A visual masterpiece?

< A corrupt den of mis-guided intensions that rivals the US GOVERNMENT

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:04 | 3180526 idea_hamster
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"You said 'Apple will fail' twice."

"I like 'Apple will fail.'"

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:07 | 3180545 Zap Powerz
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I bet there is a strong corrolation between Apple users and Facebook users.

Both are fads, both suck and both get used by idiots that do idiot things because they are idiots.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:12 | 3180557 Hippocratic Oaf
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True, Zap

However, my Apple product was purchased and paid for monthly by my wifes company.

That CAN'T make me an idiot, no?

I refuse FB.

NFLX (POS) is waaaaaaaaay up

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:42 | 3180672 Zap Powerz
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No, it means youre smart enough to use other people's money when the offer it to you.  It does, however, mean your wife's company is, um, well, could make better choices about their smart phones.  :)

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 18:54 | 3180928 Pure Evil
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I believe it says FAIL then FALL. But, who really gives two shits, eh?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:59 | 3180707 TWSceptic
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I hate FB, I like Apple. Although more for their desktop computers than for their gadgets. I'd say the idiot is the one who is dogmatic about a choice, I just pick the product I happen to like best at the time.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:23 | 3182534 thisandthat
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"Apple will fail"

"Apple will fall"

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 16:59 | 3180501 jcaz
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It's where zee gold is hid....

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:00 | 3180513 Hippocratic Oaf
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Expect great #'s, TPTB want this ride to go to new highs


Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:04 | 3180532 Seer
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Via Middleton (who is pushing Google).

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:12 | 3180560 Aurora Ex Machina
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Davos, bitches!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:17 | 3180581 Zer0head
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as they head up to Davos, the helicopter pilot turns to reveal his face

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:14 | 3180564 camaro68ss
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makes sence, He needs to stay in hiding from TPTB. If he lived in the USA they would have already found him, hung him in the closet with a gun shot wound in the back of the head, calling it a suicide.


Truth, the governments #1 enemy.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:30 | 3180612 falak pema
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to get into Davos you have to be in 8 figures.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:46 | 3180689 seek
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ZH servers are based in Switzerland, after escaping the US.

Presumably Tyler VPNs through them, or uses TOR.


Wed, 01/23/2013 - 18:21 | 3180817 TruthInSunshine
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Tylers are so far ahead of TOR or anything else "spoken of."

Even a Stellar Wind can't detect what the Tylers be rollin' on.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 16:57 | 3180490 Ying-Yang
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SeverinSlade.... you sly sleuth you

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:01 | 3180504 SeverinSlade
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Oh come on.  Need to mess around and have a little fun.  In this "market" if you can't learn to laugh, you'll probably kill yourself or become bald from the even being witness to this entire farce.

I guess the more accurate question should be: "Why are the Russians operating out of Switzerland?"

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 16:58 | 3180493 lolmao500
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Should I put pants on...

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:06 | 3180537 Frank N. Beans
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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:24 | 3180573 noob
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...depends on the flow


Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:00 | 3180494 Ying-Yang
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Tyler Davos Durden?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:01 | 3180521 847328_3527
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"Better then expected" is what I'm expecting no matter what their losses or profits are.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:06 | 3180542 Seer
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"Surprised that it's better than expected!"

It's always a surprise and it's always better than expected!  One surely wouldn't expect less?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:04 | 3180522 Dr. Engali
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Apple will...... serve the new iPad with creme brulee to make it taste better.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:04 | 3180533 ziggy59
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No Apple sauce recipe requests??

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:06 | 3180538 DoChenRollingBearing
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Apple is the biggest of them all.  That would hint that they may be more fragile than people think...  N N Taleb (author of new book Antifragile) contends that big companies are often at more risk than smaller ones.  Big companies that have gotten into recent trouble include Caterpillar and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, both studied here at Zero Hedge.

Antifragile: Company Examples


Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:12 | 3180558 Seer
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"Apple is the biggest of them all."

I'm having a hard time thinking that govt intervention is the driver of Apple's position.  The only other conclusion would be that this is a demonstration of capitalism responding to market forces, which raises some serious questions about capitalism and about people's choices (same people that have voting rights for electing political leaders).

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:14 | 3180569 Joe moneybags
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Nicolas Taleb is smart, insightful, quotable, knowledgeable, and a critic of the main stream cheer-leading for stocks.  In other words, he has been wrong.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:21 | 3180589 hedgeless_horseman
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In other words, he has been wrong.

That depends on your time frame, doesn't it?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:30 | 3180617 TruthInSunshine
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:54 | 3180723 Tinky
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My main quibble with Taleb is his major role in (inaccurately) popularizing the expression "Black Swan". I've been traveling in NZ recently, and in certain areas (notably Lake Rotorua), black swans are abundant!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:56 | 3180732 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ Joe m

Thanks for responding!

Indeed, Taleb has WRONG far more times than he has been right in his investments.  Yet he is WAY UP, he now has reached the f**k you stage of money...  How?  By limiting his downside and positioning himself to take LARGE GAINS.  It would be wonderful to have him next to me flying to London (wherever), to bounce ideas with.  But, would he talk to a Bearing?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:36 | 3181099 TruthInSunshine
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DoChen, see my link above.

Taleb makes an absolute massive killing when he nails it (something goes boom, which happens a lot more frequently than people want to believe), and contains, with mathematical precision, his far more frequent losses to tiny, long-term manageable amounts.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:11 | 3180555 pragmatic hobo
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NFLX up 30% ...

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:16 | 3180574 Seer
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I'm seeing just under 6%.  That it's up makes one shake one's head.  And then there's FB...

At this rate we'll soon be able to take out shares in ourselves and trade them based on how well we're "liked."  I'm going to take the position that Farmville won't be the 3-D food printer that many might believe- I'm all-in on real/physical farms (yes, risky!).

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:29 | 3180585 CaptainSpaulding
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I subscribe to  NFLX and use it via my Tivo box. Their movies have improved 100%. for $7.99/ month,  Its a great service

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 17:49 | 3180705 Seer
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I suppose entities like this will hold up better than they otherwise would (given "true free trade") seeing as how vital they are in preoccupying the masses such that they don't pay attention to being fleeced.

And margins don't seem to matter anymore...

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 18:07 | 3180759 Seer
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I suppose entities like this will hold up better than they otherwise would (given "true free trade") seeing as how vital they are in preoccupying the masses such that they don't pay attention to being fleeced.

And margins don't seem to matter anymore...

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