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Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:28 AM   #26
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Does it make sense that they are cashing in their stock, a stock at a relative low (down about 20% from $700), just so they can avoid a 5% increase in taxes?
I am sure a handsomely paid accountant crunched the numbers and decided now is the time to sell.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:50 AM   #27
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:22 AM   #28
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I wonder if he knows something is up in Cuperto. Apple was down nearly 6% earlier and is hovering down 4%.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 12:35 PM   #29
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Does it make sense that they are cashing in their stock, a stock at a relative low (down about 20% from $700), just so they can avoid a 5% increase in taxes?
Many financial experts are predicting a recession after we go over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. All stock prices including Apple would go considerably lower. Most likely, the Apple employees who are selling their stock believe that selling now is better then paying the tax increase and hoping that the Apple stock price will go higher (in a recession it will fall).

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I wonder if he knows something is up in Cuperto. Apple was down nearly 6% earlier and is hovering down 4%.
I'm not sure if somethings up but many people are getting out of the market (not just Apple).
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 01:55 PM   #30
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Yes, they probably want to be taxed at the current corporate gains rate now. However, to my knowledge, this just means that their unrealized gains become realized and those gains are taxed (at the lower rate). They can then repurchase the stock if they choose, at which point their stock basis essentially resets to new market value (because they were just taxed on the gains up to that amount) so there will be less future gains taxed at the new (higher) rate in the future.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:54 PM   #31
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Many financial experts are predicting a recession after we go over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. All stock prices including Apple would go considerably lower. Most likely, the Apple employees who are selling their stock believe that selling now is better then paying the tax increase and hoping that the Apple stock price will go higher (in a recession it will fall).

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I'm not sure if somethings up but many people are getting out of the market (not just Apple).
Yes, I agree with this reasoning. Whether or not we actually go over this fiscal cliff is another story. Either way, cliff or no cliff, I don't think the economy is going to respond favorably. Those of you nearing retirement better get your portfolios in order ASAP. Those who are not, get ready for an excellent buying opportunity.
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No, they are trying to avoid possible/likely tax in creases in a couple of weeks.
Correct. The masses voted for tax & spend, so investors need to make adjustments just like we all should be doing. I'm not receiving any entitlements, so I just need to bend over and take it. Looks like the hard earned money I saved up or a new iMac will now be used to support the new redistribution of wealth society.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:18 PM   #33
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????? No, they are trying to avoid possible/likely tax in creases in a couple of weeks.
That's exactly what I was referring to.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:56 PM   #34
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Apple stock falls 6.6% right after Eddy cashes in. Hmmm.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 08:08 PM   #35
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Correct. The masses voted for tax & spend, so investors need to make adjustments just like we all should be doing. I'm not receiving any entitlements, so I just need to bend over and take it. Looks like the hard earned money I saved up or a new iMac will now be used to support the new redistribution of wealth society.
Thank you for my new iMac Mr Hankwitz, and my new pair of $200 basketball sneakers.
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Old Dec 6, 2012, 07:20 AM   #36
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Does it make sense that they are cashing in their stock, a stock at a relative low (down about 20% from $700), just so they can avoid a 5% increase in taxes?
If you try and second guess what they are up to you'll go crazy. Wait till the end of January next year, hopefully Apple will have a blowout 4th quarter and we'll see $700 again. If not, oh well. When you own 10,000 or more shares of Apple stock you "Think Different" than the rest of us.
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That's exactly what I was referring to.
Aha -- I thought perhaps the hammer at Apple was falling. I'm very happy their stock is under pressure. Perhaps we will see some more innovation now and less iteration.
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Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue has decided to sell off 15,000 shares of his stock for about $8.8 million, according to a recent regulatory filing. He sold off his Apple stock for about $583.99 a share.
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Please remember there are a lot of people out there who could really used things like:
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- shelter
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Thank you for your time, and have a nice christmas.

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