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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:59 AM   #1
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Buying Apple stock on the first trading day of 2013?

R u guys confident that Apple's dominance will continue? Im buying coz I think that Windows8 is a failure and more ppl will convert to Macs this year
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:03 AM   #2
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R u guys confident that Apple's dominance will continue? Im buying coz I think that Windows8 is a failure and more ppl will convert to Macs this year
I'm sort of thinking that a person with bad grammar and spelling probably doesn't have enough money to invest in Apple. That's just a hunch I have.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 05:49 AM   #3
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I'm sort of thinking that a person with bad grammar and spelling probably doesn't have enough money to invest in Apple. That's just a hunch I have.
Bit harsh man - i know a ton of people that run very profitable businesses who are not the best with the English language. How you bother to write on an online forum does not indicate your social status or business acumen...

To the OP, No doubt Apple stock with get higher, i imagine they will launch something new this year based on the hints, so a return is likely, how large is uncertain at the moment!
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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Yeah, it will most likely go up again
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:09 PM   #5
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I just pulled the trigger at $545.75 today, let's see how things will turn out... Im super excited because of the following:

- Windows 8 will be a major failure, leading to more Microsoft users to convert to Macs
- iPad mini with retina display
- iPad 5 with thinner bezels and significant weight reduction
- lower starting prices for the rMBP, leading to higher sales volumes
- next iPhone will have a 4" and possibly a 4.8~5" displays (this is key to beat out competitions from Android)
- rumor surrounding iCar, iWatch, and Apple HDTV

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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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Wow the stock keeps on tanking...
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 12:16 PM   #7
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I just pulled the trigger at $545.75 today, let's see how things will turn out... Im super excited because of the following:

- Windows 8 will be a major failure, leading to more Microsoft users to convert to Macs
- iPad mini with retina display
- iPad 5 with thinner bezels and significant weight reduction
- lower starting prices for the rMBP, leading to higher sales volumes
- next iPhone will have a 4" and possibly a 4.8~5" displays (this is key to beat out competitions from Android)
- rumor surrounding iCar, iWatch, and Apple HDTV
Don't under any circumstances count Windows out. As of November 27th Microsoft sold 40 million copies of Windows 8 (http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57...censes-so-far/).

From what I've heard and read they are selling around 20 million per month. That's far from a failure in my book. If you go to buy a new PC/Laptop they all come with Windows 8 plus you also have to consider Windows 8 tablets. It's way to early to call it a flop and even if it doesn't do as we'll as Windows 7 Microsoft will figure this thing out.

As far as beating the competition Apple needs to hit it out of the park with iOS 7. Over the past year to eighteen months iOS has been underwhelming and if it continues to underwhelm people will start looking elsewhere.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:17 PM   #8
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Don't under any circumstances count Windows out. As of November 27th Microsoft sold 40 million copies of Windows 8 (http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57...censes-so-far/).

From what I've heard and read they are selling around 20 million per month. That's far from a failure in my book. If you go to buy a new PC/Laptop they all come with Windows 8 plus you also have to consider Windows 8 tablets. It's way to early to call it a flop and even if it doesn't do as we'll as Windows 7 Microsoft will figure this thing out.

As far as beating the competition Apple needs to hit it out of the park with iOS 7. Over the past year to eighteen months iOS has been underwhelming and if it continues to underwhelm people will start looking elsewhere.
Man.. Buying apple stock really feels like betting in casino
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 04:55 PM   #9
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Man.. Buying apple stock really feels like betting in casino
You must be new to this. Buying any stock is like betting in a casino.

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." -- attributed to Niels Bohr
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R u guys confident that Apple's dominance will continue? Im buying coz I think that Windows8 is a failure and more ppl will convert to Macs this year

No. Be Careful.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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You must be new to this. Buying any stock is like betting in a casino.

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." -- attributed to Niels Bohr
Yea, but i suppose the chance of winning is greater than in casino
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You must be new to this. Buying any stock is like betting in a casino.

"Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." -- attributed to Niels Bohr
Well, with tech companies, anyway. Not so much for things like power companies and phone carriers.

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Yea, but i suppose the chance of winning is greater than in casino
Well, that depends on wether you’re good at it
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Well, with tech companies, anyway. Not so much for things like power companies and phone carriers.

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Well, that depends on wether you’re good at it
im relying on the dividends
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 10:21 PM   #14
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Nothing wrong with picking up some AAPL stock...so long as you have long-term growth and value in mind. I discourage folks from entering the stock market with the hopes of making a quick buck or two. Apple's valuation is incredibly cheap, it has the best balance sheet in the business world, it pays a decent dividend, makes billions upon billions in profit every quarter, etc. The stock has seen a lot of volatility of late but you shouldn't let that impact you if you believe in the fundamentals and have a realistic investment outlook.
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I just pulled the trigger at $545.75 today, let's see how things will turn out... Im super excited because of the following:

- Windows 8 will be a major failure, leading to more Microsoft users to convert to Macs
- iPad mini with retina display
- iPad 5 with thinner bezels and significant weight reduction
- lower starting prices for the rMBP, leading to higher sales volumes
- next iPhone will have a 4" and possibly a 4.8~5" displays (this is key to beat out competitions from Android)
- rumor surrounding iCar, iWatch, and Apple HDTV
The only thing that matters is that Apple TV. If their TV is successful, they will have entered a new market and captured a new revenue source.

Everything else is either wrong or irrelevant.
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The only thing that matters is that Apple TV. If their TV is successful, they will have entered a new market and captured a new revenue source.

Everything else is either wrong or irrelevant.
I expect the least from iTV, the market is already overly saturated
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I expect the least from iTV, the market is already overly saturated
Apple TV - Not iTV - Thats a UK company.
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I expect the least from iTV, the market is already overly saturated
Think of it like this. The point of that TV isn't the TV itself. It's the business model Apple's needs to implement to disrupt the TV industry and give itself an advantage.

The iPod by itself wouldn't have mattered if Apple didn't land contracts with the Big 4 labels and created iTunes. But because they did, they killed record stores, pushed MP3's to become a better value proposition than CD's, and pretty much uprooted the music industry, making other distributors play catch up. And that was only the second market they entered.

Don't pay attention to the TV if you wanna speculate on how well they'll do. Pay attention to the contracts Apple makes with the cable companies.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:28 PM   #19
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Apple really needs a new market/revenue stream to see their stock continue to grow the way it has the last couple of years. As a previous poster mentioned, a lot of that is dependent on how the Apple TV does.

Tough to buy into Apple right now with the way shares have gone recently.
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I'm waiting for the right time to buy. I feel it will drop some more.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 06:58 PM   #21
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After 1:30pm tomorrow is the best time to decide whether to buy. That's when the holiday quarter is revealed.
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Well... at least the OP now has something to deduct off his taxes
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