The Daily Dose: Prepping for the Future

Here is a lightning-quick thought on Apple (AAPL) while I have an open forum. Before the product release extravaganza, most on the Street that I talked with and secretly stalk were quietly concerned about Apple sacrificing margin for global volume gains on steroids amid a cheaper iPhone.

Now that Apple's new plastic 5c iPhone (priced at $733 unsubsidized in communist and black market country China) is still priced at a level that keeps many a consumer on the outside looking in, the opinion on the Street is that the product release was a letdown. Apparently, global volumes will not be as gangbusters and due to this, margins are likely to be whacked given the expensive innards of the device. You are damned if you do and damned if you don't, I suppose....688 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

Read the full story and get access to the Real Money Pro trading floor.

There’s no substitute for a trading floor to get great ideas, so Jim Cramer created a better one at Real Money and blogs there exclusively. We then added legendary hedge fund manager, Doug Kass, with his exclusive Daily Diary and best investing ideas. Staffed with more than 4 dozen investing pros, money managers, journalists and analysts, Real Money Pro gives you a flood of opinions, analysis and actionable trading advice found nowhere else, and allows you to interact directly with each expert.

Already a Subscriber? Please login.

Except as otherwise indicated, quotes are delayed. Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes for all exchanges. Market Data provided by Interactive Data. Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings and ratings provided by Zacks. Mutual fund data provided by Valueline. ETF data provided by Lipper. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions.

TheStreet Ratings updates stock ratings daily. However, if no rating change occurs, the data on this page does not update. The data does update after 90 days if no rating change occurs within that time period.

IDC calculates the Market Cap for the basic symbol to include common shares only. Year-to-date mutual fund returns are calculated on a monthly basis by Value Line and posted mid-month.