Originally Posted by Apple ][
I can admit when I'm wrong, and I've definitely made a couple of wrong moves lately. I guess my excuse is that I am new to this whole thing, so it was kind of exciting.
I did sell today, so I'm holding nothing at the moment. But, I am definitely going long soon, when the next opportunity presents itself. I am not waiting for a huge pullback, because that might not happen, and people will end up waiting forever, but I am waiting on a little pullback at least.
Forget a pullback, just buy and hold. The stock is cheap, the foreseeable future is bright.
I bought almost 200 shares when AAPL peaked in the $400's just before their BS "miss" (which wasn't a miss). I had to sit through a whole quarter seeing my account decrease by well over $10K after the weird manipulated stock drop. So I bought more shares in the high $300's. Sure, at the time I felt pretty dumb for buying at the stocks peak price, but I knew my logical side was telling me to "chill". Now, obviously, it has payed off so far.
Don't play the petty games with AAPL stock, which is what I learned in my experiences. Buy it when you feel its a good value, keep it simple. It usually works out best this way.
Originally Posted by Shaun, UK
I will do just that coz honestly all this share price and dividends stuff bores me to death.
If you didn't invest 2 or 3 years ago before the share price skyrocketed there really is no point investing now. To get the same returns APPL would have to rise to $1200.
Good luck with your shares. I hope they make you very rich. It's not for me though.
Originally Posted by Shaun, UK
Is it really. I thought it was just someone expressing an honest opinion. I don't think the share price will reach the levels some of you believe so I have better options. However I don't like to tell others what to do or not to do so if anyone wants to buy APPL good luck to them but it's not for me.
Firstly, excuse the tone, but I'm gonna be blunt. I'm speaking from experience here as your remarks remind me of what I was trying to tell myself when I was watching AAPL go through the high $300's after I made the mistake to sell numerous times earlier.
Man, you REALLY have NO idea of what you're talking about here. You are a classic pessimist toward a stock because you're too scared to jump in and are bitter at everyone else reaping the rewards because they decide to take on a risk that they believe in. AAPL will one day be over $1K, most likely, and you will be bitterly saying how "it's not for me, and at $600 it could have been a good buy, but not at these levels".
This is the INVESTMENT section of the forum! Don't be afraid to dip a toe in! You might just like it and decide to jump right in. Being a fan of a company you invest in can be a beautiful thing. Just do your homework and due diligence. There's a reason that people call AAPL the best all around, multi-level investment in the market, especially at these LOW levels (the dividend just really made it all that much more dynamic to own), and it isn't because of some BS emotive garb.... or if it is, then that isn't why the smart investors are investing.... it's because of classic, very hard fundamentals, which is why the stock is appreciating (correcting) right before our eyes.