Steve Jobs's $1.1 billion AAPL windfall & Steve Ballmer's $11 billion MSFT blunder

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  • Reply 41 of 51


    Can we call you that from now on? image

  • Reply 42 of 51
    ipenipen Posts: 410member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post


     


     


    Current Apple vs Microsoft score


    16012.87 vs 31993.25


     




     


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    Originally Posted by icoco3 View Post


     


    Not being an investor, I have no idea what your chart is presenting...



     


    The chart says if you've invested in AAPL and MSFT way back in 1986/87.  AAPL would have a 16012% return and MSFT would have a 31993% return, almost double of AAPL.  It'll be interesting how this chart would show in anther 10 yrs.

  • Reply 43 of 51
    just_mejust_me Posts: 590member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by icoco3 View Post


     


    Not being an investor, I have no idea what your chart is presenting...



     


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ipen View Post


     


     


    The chart says if you've invested in AAPL and MSFT way back in 1986/87.  AAPL would have a 16012% return and MSFT would have a 31993% return, almost double of AAPL.  It'll be interesting how this chart would show in anther 10 yrs.



     


    If you look at 1 year growth and YTD


     


    Apple vs Microsoft


    -21.10% vs 5.07% 1 year


    -6.46% vs 18.8% YTD

  • Reply 44 of 51
    bfuldabfulda Posts: 37member
    Ballmer is CEO loser. Glad he is killing M$. I can't understand though why he is still there. Keep calm and keep F_cking Up Ballmer!! Your doing great!
  • Reply 45 of 51
    "Baller would have had ..." (2nd to last paragraph)
    Is "Baller" an editorial comment or a typo?
  • Reply 46 of 51
    am8449am8449 Posts: 343member


    I think sometimes Steve doesn't get enough credit for his business acumen.


     


    If he hadn't been wise and practical enough to make that deal with Microsoft, It's possible that Apple wouldn't have survived.  It was an unpopular decision, and it even got him booe'd by the Apple faithful at its announcement, but it was a very smart move in hindsight.


     


    That took a lot of balls, and is one more example of his greatness as a CEO.

  • Reply 47 of 51
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,438member
    philboogie wrote: »
    It's AAPL, not APPL (that's petrol). Other than that, good article.

    I sure hope they keep Ballmer on as CEO; I don't watch TV so am missing out on comedy.

    That and calling him Baller LOL.

    You'd better explain 'petrol' to the Yanks ;)

    I read "Appell Petroleum Corp Stock" over here:
    http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/APPL

    Do the Yanks use the same abbreviation?

    Ballmer was a nice touch, wasn't it?
  • Reply 48 of 51
    Can we call you that from now on? <img alt="1wink.gif" id="user_yui_3_10_0_1_1376583415362_1046" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies/1wink.gif" style="line-height:1.231;" name="user_yui_3_10_0_1_1376583415362_1046">

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  • Reply 49 of 51
    pazuzu wrote: »
    Good god- why is this guy still there? One disaster after the next.
    You almost feel sorry that they keep letting him continue to constantly f#@k up!

    I for one is glad he is there! Yeah! If M$ are stupid enough to put him in that position that is their problem.
  • Reply 50 of 51
     
     
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  • Reply 51 of 51
    blitz1blitz1 Posts: 412member


    Oh c'mon: wrong time frame.

    It's only from 2000 on that really matters


     


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Just_Me View Post


     


     


    Current Apple vs Microsoft score


    16012.87 vs 31993.25


     



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