Apple leaving Dell and Microsoft behind!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Pedgie06, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Pedgie06 macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2005
  2. joecool85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 9, 2005
    I really have been thinking about buying some Apple shares...
  3. lordmac macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2004
    Santa Cruz, CA

    It certainly is tempting but remember its not always smart to buy such hot stocks(speaking from an investor standpoint). From an apple fanboy standpoint i say invest as much as u possibly can lol. :D :p
  4. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    I did, at $12.00 and sold at 38 or so... made a mint. But know that it went to 70 and split, then up to 53 as of today.
    Don't buy stocks because you like the product. You could lose your butt.
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002

    Buy stocks in things you know well, but generally don't buy the "hot stocks" if you plan on keeping it for a long time.

    A stock that has been battered for awhile, and the company has actually turned around and started back up are the warm stocks to jump in on.

    Don't buy stocks because they're a good deal now, Eron was a good deal for a long time.

    Always get them when their changes start working. Losing a little on the front end is worth not taking a gamble on several stocks, and getting nailed on a few.


    Dell, MS, and Intel were all "hot stocks" ... tides will turn and Apple will cool down, but hot stocks get hammered on every slight bobble.
  6. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    For those of us who have been with Apple since the 90s...

    I think I'm going to cry, lol.
  7. iDM macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2005
    The Commonwealth of PA/The First State-DE
    I'm working out a theorem that would allow me to invest in Apple and take the profits to constantly buy and upgrade a PowerBook and PowerMac with the largest screen simultaneously. I'll get back to everyone if i figure out the right ratios.
  8. TheMonarch macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2005
    Bay Area
    I want to buy some apple stocks just for the fun of it, not really for money, just to own a byte of Apple :cool:
  9. MacAztec macrumors 68040


    Oct 28, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    I bought 50 shares at 41! Yay

    I'm up about 700 bucks, heh.
  10. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Dude... sweet. :cool:

    We could be very good friends...
  11. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    There are places that are buy one share. It gets you a framed certificate some of which are quite nice. hopefully Google will put up an add for it, hint hint.
  12. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    Katie can correct me, but I don't think Enron was ever a good deal except for the early days of Ken Lay when they went from just owning pipes and printing money to opening the energy casino where they were the only players.
  13. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
  14. aloofman macrumors 68020


    Dec 17, 2002
    I think this author doesn't know what he's talking about. It is not "too late" for Microsoft or Dell to catch up in digital music. If it were, it would probably also be too late for anyone to dent Microsoft's OS near-monopoly.

    The stock is up because iPod sales are high. When sales level off -- as they inevitably must -- the stock will go down.
  15. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
    How many years has it been? 20? Not a dent yet so far...
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I'm talking about the period after they were the "hot stock" and were trading low.

    When Ken Lay was telling the employees, the stock is a good deal -- buy it.

    The period when he thought he could save the company. Right before it was taken into bankruptcy.

    Before they announced the bankruptcy, quite a few people were talking about how good a deal it was.

    Just because the high flyers are trading low doesn't mean they are a good deal, because some of them really turn rotten -- like Enron, Scott Paper, Coleman, etc.

    Krispy Kreme would be one that some would have classified as a good deal, but it is also close to death right now.

    Edit: Unless you are buying the stock for it's artwork ...

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