Aapl = 71.60


Daveway

macrumors 68040
Jul 10, 2004
3,375
0
New Orleans / Lafayette, La
My mom bought a really nice chunk of it back when it was $40 BEFORE the split last year. She has since been a very happy person and talked my dad into buying grands worth last week.

I'm dreaming of a NICE Christmas.
 

alexstein

macrumors 6502a
Aug 23, 2004
736
1
Hopefully soon. Cause I need to get my hands on some of that!! I missed the last boat.
 

TheMasin9

macrumors 6502a
Dec 22, 2004
585
0
Huber Heights, OH
split coming

i just saw a press release two days ago that said apple stock is going to split on feb 18th and start trading again at the split values on feb 28th.
 

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
17,915
1,466
Palookaville
TheMasin9 said:
i just saw a press release two days ago that said apple stock is going to split on feb 18th and start trading again at the split values on feb 28th.
This is the split that was announced at the beginning of 2005. I don't think another has been declared, at least not yet.
 

joepunk

macrumors 68030
Aug 5, 2004
2,557
13
a profane existence
I wish I knew something about stocks when the iMacs rolled out. After seeing the huge sale of those I should have had my father purchase stock. Apple stock would have been better then the ones he has already. Maybe I shall suggest it this time around.
 

runninmac

macrumors 65816
Jan 20, 2005
1,495
0
Rockford MI
I bought 12 at ~44.50 not that bad for a 16 year old:D The only ting is I dont know when to buy (more) and when Im going to sell it.
 

digitdean

macrumors member
Feb 24, 2004
51
0
Kobushi said:
so....as Apple stockholders, do you guys get any extra goodies like other companies give away? (i.e. coupons for cheap apple stuff)
Hellz no! What, you think my family invested $24,000 in the company expecting something back? You crazy?
 

jhu

macrumors 6502a
Apr 4, 2004
854
0
if only i bought dell back in 1990. or intel. or microsoft. or even ge
 

runninmac

macrumors 65816
Jan 20, 2005
1,495
0
Rockford MI
Oh how I would love that! Didnt they announce the split last time when it was around $70 then it acutualy split around 85? I hope it follows that cycle again!
 

mikeyredk

macrumors 65816
Mar 13, 2003
1,268
1
I am going to start to kick my dads collective behind for not buying in Dec 2003 when it was 19, cause you see i saw the apple boom. My current stock picks have been up 19% since Katrina
 

silverback66

macrumors regular
Sep 18, 2005
131
0
CO
I've only been in the market for three weeks and I've already made 18% on my investments. This is insanity...in a very good way.
 

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
17,915
1,466
Palookaville
Don't count your money yet. This is Lesson Number One of stock market investing -- profits don't mean a thing until you sell. If there's one thing most investors have a problem with, it's knowing when to sell.
 

Deepdale

macrumors 68000
May 4, 2005
1,965
0
New York
IJ Reilly said:
Don't count your money yet. This is Lesson Number One of stock market investing -- profits don't mean a thing until you sell. If there's one thing most investors have a problem with, it's knowing when to sell.
I have heard sob stories over the years in my office from those who had similar paper gains, only to hold on too long until they reaped little or no gain or suffered a loss.
 

ATD

macrumors 6502a
Sep 25, 2005
745
0
I bought at $11 ($22 before the stock split) about 4 years ago. Just last week I scooped out half of it, enough to buy a Quad ($4500, 3x my original investment). It's become my new computer fund. :D :D :D
 

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
17,915
1,466
Palookaville
Deepdale said:
I have heard sob stories over the years in my office from those who had similar paper gains, only to hold on too long until they reaped little or no gain or suffered a loss.
I've been through this once already with AAPL. I bought in originally in 1997 and was quite happy with my investment until 2000, when the share price dropped 50% literally overnight. So naturally I kicked myself around for a long time after that. I hung tight because at that point I had little choice. My patience has paid off -- but hardly always does that happen in the stock market. Buying is easy. Selling is hard.
 

katie ta achoo

macrumors G3
May 2, 2005
9,170
2
IJ Reilly said:
Don't count your money yet. This is Lesson Number One of stock market investing -- profits don't mean a thing until you sell. If there's one thing most investors have a problem with, it's knowing when to sell.

Wealth effect!

Don't buy that yacht until you sell. :D

Ah, wealth effect, you make me smile.
Also, dividends would, but.. that won't happen. :(
 

IJ Reilly

macrumors P6
Jul 16, 2002
17,915
1,466
Palookaville
katie ta achoo said:
Wealth effect!

Don't buy that yacht until you sell. :D

Ah, wealth effect, you make me smile.
Also, dividends would, but.. that won't happen. :(
It could. Microsoft didn't pay dividends for ever until about a year ago. Apple is similarly sitting on a huge pile of cash, which they could use for share buy-backs (unlikely at this price), or dividends. They aren't doing anything else with the money, as nearly as I can tell. Even a token dividend would be very popular with investors.