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If that happens my bitcoins will be worth more than the Apple stock I lose, not a problem.   8-)
Apple had $13.2B revenue in China out of a total of $49.6 B worldwide last quarter.   It is a significant market, 26.6% of total revenue - but I think that any loss that Apple has due to lower sales in China and worse US/China exchange rates will be balanced out by the following factors: 1.  Apple's competitors will also be hit, and some of them don't have the deep pockets to survive the storm. 2.  Apple manufacturers goods in China, so manufacturing costs should be...
Apple could get a 100% after market jump if FruitBasket was in the Cayman Islands.   Apple US shareholders could be converted to ADR holders, and the US business would be a subsidiary of the parent company (giving the US government no claim at all on worldwide income).  8-)
Status symbols are less popular in China recently:http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-09/luxury-goods-and-status-symbols-trouble-chinaAlso, look at the sales performance of BMW in the 2008/2009 financial crisis:http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bmws-profit-down-17-as-financial-crisis-soft-dollar-bitehttp://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123684986834706141I have 75% of my money in Apple stock, and I think it is very undervalued - but I think it is a mistake to imagine that luxury...
http://appleinsider.com/articles/09/01/16/rbc_downgrades_apple_to_underperform_slashes_target_to_70 RBC downgraded Apple in 2009 right before a 900+% multi-year increase.
That doesn't actually matter - all the profits of a corporation flow through to other people and get taxed there (as wages, dividends) or result in more payments to suppliers or lower prices for consumers.Corporate tax changes don't result in much revenue changes, they just push taxes into a different pile.   The important thing is that they provide a level playing field for all companies (which our system does not).
 It is actually way more evil than that.The high rates are in place on purpose, and so high that a company that pays the full rate can't compete.   Senators and congressmen then give tax breaks to their friends and tilt the playing board in their favor.   The whole system is designed to extract campaign contributions from companies, and to only allow companies to exist with a stamp of approval from some powerful politician.
 The US has the third highest corporate tax rate in the world, the only reason that all of our big companies don't move offshore is that the loopholes drop the rate down to barely acceptable.If you close the loopholes without lowering the rate, you are going to see a mass exodus of multinationals.
Ok - Im wrong then, but how would such a non-intuitive definition of net cash even be useful?   Accounts Payable is the worst kind of debt, due in 60 days, and people who want to know how much cash Apple has on hand to do stuff with would need to take that into account.Net Assets (minus goodwill and intangibles) is the more useful measure, Net Cash by your definition seems totally useless.   Apple has about $116B in usable cash (i.e. not some investor definition of "usable...
You get the first $100,800 of foreign income tax free, a tax deduction for all foreign housing, and also a tax credit for all foreign tax paid - sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Foreign-Earned-Income-ExclusionCanada is better, though - once you leave you can keep your citizenship and never file or pay taxes as long as you don't own any real estate, bank account or credit card in Canada.The shittiest thing that the...
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