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A Recessionary Proof Investment! Read to find out why!

  • Aug 11, 2011
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I could be wrong... but if I'm right, here's the take.

Just as the stock markets are being "reinvented", our online and computing experiences are also being transformed by the iPad (currently the iPad 2). I haven't believed our leaders' resolutions to revamp the financial institutions to a large extent for almost 3 years now. There are many reasons but greed is largely one of them. It's just like governments knowing smoking is bad and yet because of the lucrative intakes from cigarettes sales, we still see them selling in many countries and cities. Well, arguments can be made for and against that but that's not the crux of this review. We are not concerned with smokers.

So, the story of the week has to be the crashing of worldwide stock markets. AND, the establishing of new highs in the Gold prices. Have you invested in Gold? If you've, congratulations!



Now, THE next investment. The iPad!
No, I was not one of those who got onto the bandwagon simply because it's cool to own an iPhone or iPad. I still haven't got an iPhone to date considering I'm an early adopter of technology, I've lagged behind. So, you can't fault me for being on the bandwagon. It's not that I don't like Apple either. I had a Macintosh when people didn't and back in the early 90s I paid some US$10000 for those antiques! I also had a Mac Mini and a Macbook Air plus the iPod. 

Why the late adoption of the iPhone and the iPad?
Well, by the time I got all the Apple products, I found that I haven't used as much of them as I'd have had my PC! And, on top of them, for most part, Apple products are proprietary. That gets on my nerves, a great deal! That's also part of the reason why this is a +4 and not a +5. No Flash and a little heavy on the weight which I do think Apple can improve on are the other reasons.

However, after having test-drive it for 3 days or so last week, and considering the investment environment we are currently undergoing, I do believe the iPad 2 will make a worthy investment in the days to come. We are seeing a switch, albeit an unrecognized one and an accidental one, to the tablet world. I even thought to myself that I've bought my last laptop this year! It shall be tablets from now on. And who better than the iPad which had already capture a large and majority chunk of the tablets market share? 



The trend is set, as with the market's! While it's up for the iPad, it's down for the markets. If there is any connection between the two, it's to buy the Apple stocks when the markets hit bottom! When? That's a question you've to answer for yourself! ;-)

IF you're still not convinced, you'd take heart in that it'll be a boon for your eyes reading the updates on Reuters, WSJ, CNN and stock updates! And, if you've to leave your desk your eyes could still be glued to your investments! Should you be trading at this time of the year, watch your investments like a hawk! Do NOT blink!!!


Lastly but not least, the irony?
Creation of Jobs!
And since the iPad is created by Jobs, it will be recessionary proof!!!
A Recessionary Proof Investment! Read to find out why! A Recessionary Proof Investment! Read to find out why! A Recessionary Proof Investment! Read to find out why!

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iPad 2 is the second iteration of the iPad, a tablet computer designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc. The tablet was introduced March 2, 2011 and will be released in the United States on March 11, 2011. It serves primarily as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, and web content. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers. The iPad 2 has a new dual core Apple A5 processor. The iPad 2 includes VGA front-facing and 720p rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video messaging. The new iPad is compatible with a magnetic dual purpose screen protector/iPad stand.

The revised tablet introduced a new design that included a front and rear-facing cameras designed for FaceTime video messaging—it can now message with iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod Touch and Mac OS X Snow Leopard devices. The iPad 2 added a dual core Apple A5 processor with doubled processing speed and graphics processing that is nine times faster. iPad 2 offers CDMA support for Verizon Wireless in the United States. The device is 33% thinner-thinner than the Original iPad—thinner than an iPhone— and 15% lighter. Apple also unveiled the Smart Cover, a screen protector that attaches magnetically to the face of the device. Removing the cover wakes the device and has a microfiber bottom that cleans the iPad. The cover converts to an iPad stand when folded. The new Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors video ...
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