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What a dumb question. It's more likely than not that they are. In any event, I do own both an AppleWatch and mechanical watches (a number of them, ranging from a $100 Swatches to the fairly high end), and I can tell you that your posts don't hold any water. Do try out one before pontificating.
You're conflating earnings and EPS. The PE is dependent on sentiment about the former, not the latter. (Note that the ratio is is price per share divided by earnings per share, so it is independent of the share count.)More generally, if it was so simple to increase the PE through such financial engineering, everyone would do it all the time, and would be repurchasing everything in sight, no?
It's rather weird -- and just one data point -- how my experience was the exact opposite: the Apple Store about an hour away fom where I live had a PACKED AppleWatch display table. Given that it was just a display case, all you could really do was look at it. There was separate set of areas where you could play with one, and those were all busy too.In fact, the New MacBook (he didn't seem to know that there is no 12" Pro, btw) table was empty! Other than to hold it up and...
It's quite obvious you don't own one yet.Your posts on this may have a little more credibility if you experienced owning one. I am not saying that you should. But rather, arguing with someone about, say, a movie they have not seen or a restaurant they have not been to or a car they have not driven or (you get the idea) is somewhat pointless, no?
Please explain why the P/E ratio should increase with fewer shares in the float.
Because P/E ratio has nothing to do with the EPS. It is determined primarily by a company's expected long run growth rate, and it's cost of capital (i.e., the market's perception of the company's risks in the long run).
No, it means that you lend them, say, SFR1000 to get get back SFR990 one year from now. You're paying them to take your money.
Give me an example of a Swiss watchmaker who has successfully navigated technological issues (in the sense that you mean it).
Big deal, ok, Sweden is a member of the EU. It was more pertinent to note that it was not a member of the Euro. You missed the larger point of my post: unlike Ireland and Greece, Sweden is not a member of the Eurozone; it is that membership which makes the exit of either a Greece or Ireland exit problematic nearly impossible for the EU-18. The impact on the Euro of such a move my one of Eurozone states could be catastrophic, at least in the short run. In any event,...
Oh gosh. Where to begin.... well, let me address a couple of points you raise, to tell you why you're completely off-base (my numbering may be different from yours). 1. If you think "companies pay corporate taxes" and "consumers pay VAT" you're a bit clueless. In the macroeconomy, it's the consumer that pays both. It may vary from industry to industry depending on the factors that drive tax pass-through (and we do not have to get into it here), but suffice it to say that...
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