Trades with cats wrote:The Economaters trader was explaining why shorting FANG plus Intel and Microsoft is, in his opinion a good idea. He reminded every body that there is a difference between being a great company and being a good deal. He thinks Apple will take a hit after guidance for next year comes out. I don't see them taking significant market share away from others in US or Europe as the buy two for the price of one sales are continuing.
Which company is the A in that FANG - Apple or Amazon?
Apple has never been about absolute market share. Profit share and mind share, more so.
Among high end
smartphones (($300US and up) Samsung and Apple have similar global market
share, IIRC. Apple seems to sell plenty of iPhones with high prices. Only Samsung comes close. The rest of the smartphone market share is in much lower price tiers, and has been for a long time. Somehow Apple continues to sell product in volume.
Apple does not provide official guidance for the coming calendar year
, only for the coming quarter. Apple's fiscal year ended in September, with guidance provided at that earnings call for this just finished quarter.