I sure do know what investor panic looks like. I've seen that movie many times while holding and selling AAPL. I'm just so tired of the panics really. They are continual false rumors and ginned up phony stories and even fat finger Fridays....I think only people who bought in early, the wealthy, and hedge fund monsters own the stock in any quantity.
Truly, I know the company is a responsible one in the main, but they put out such cool things it is sometimes shocking to people. I hope they can keep up the excitement, though it most assuredly won't be by making an electric car.
So, did you have a broker tell you that you were crazy to buy the stock back then? I did. Luckily I bought back in, in a moment of clarity. If I hadn't sold some then, I'd have our retirement x4 instead of x 2 but I'm not complaining.
Heh. I'd like it if they split 4 for one and gave a small dividend too, but not if it's strategically the wrong thing. All of us would like to know what that pipeline is. I remember the first time I saw the patents for the iPad, long before the phone came out. They have this patent on the gesture dictionary...many surprises ahead just on that alone.