In looking through the stats I saw that in January 2000, AAPL shares were at $104, and in December, $17. So, who here made a killing, who lost big time, and was it anything Apple did or released prior to January 2000 that drove the price so artificially high? I am interested, because I am looking to buy a few shares in Apple, just to show willing. From what I can see, Apple is an innovative business with a solid client base and a few bucks in the bank, but apart from that one year, is a bit of a non event really on the stock market, which suits me. I think my money will probably be safe if I buy at the current price, ($14?), leave the shares alone and dont expect much of a return - see the massive 1% profit margin in the PDF. Id rather leave the money with Apple than a bank. At least they can do something constructive with it, and if I ever need to get hold of the cash in the future, who knows, it might be in the middle of an economic miracle when their good philosophy and unconventional business plan defies all capitalist logic and pays off.