Originally Posted by timgriff84
I didn't say apple hasn't performed well over the last few years in comparison to the stock Market there in. Just that investing in something like apple is never going to give you 400%
retunes that could be found in the ultra high risk
markets and private companies.
Investing in any company in the Market apples in is relatively safe due to what you actually have to be to get there. Apple is a safe bet because it's highly unlikely you going to loose all your money, at worst you just wouldn't make any
A few facts about Apple stock:
July /06 ... 50.67
Dec. /07 ... 199.83 ...294% gain in 17 months
Feb. /08 ... 119.46 ...40% decline in 3 months
May /08 ... 188.75 ... 58% gain in 3 months
Oct. /08 ... 97.07 ... 49% decline in 179% gain in 4 months
April /10 .. 270.83 ... 179% gain in under 2 years
may /10 ... 235.86 ... 13% decline in 1 month
today ... 292.32 ... 24% gain in 4 months
from july/06 to today is 477% gain
I'm not picking on your post ... it's just that, too often, I see people commenting, or even worse, investing their hard earned $$$$ into the stock market with an obvious "lack of experience" in the stock market.
One: Your comment (never going to give you 400%) is wrong because Apple's gain from 2006 to today is 477%:
Two: (at worst you just wouldn't make any) ... is wrong because there are 3 timeframes since 2006 that would give you the "opportunity" to do just that ... lose $$$$ .... 40%, 49% and 13%.
high risk) ... Don't forget that there is a direct and opposite correlation between risk and reward. People with little or no investing experience tend to forget about the risk part of the equation and only focus on the possible (but not probable) reward.
If you take anything at all from my post, please take this. ... There is one certainty
when it comes to the stock market .... and that is .. there is nothing
certain about it except that it should be called gambling, not investing.