Apple shares crack $300 en-route to new all-time high

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  • Reply 81 of 108
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
    It all goes back to the dummy who was angry that Apple hasn't announced a split. Surely we can all agree that there's no reason for that, right?
  • Reply 82 of 108
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    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    Team B understand that the causation of doing a split does have a reaction, hence the reason why it exists and why it?s utilized. Same goes for a reverse stock split.



    Team A isn?t even considering cause and effect of the split, only the narrow view of the maths. I think Team A probably also falls under either Team Jacob and Team Edward.



  • Reply 83 of 108
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    Originally Posted by cameronj View Post


    It all goes back to the dummy who was angry that Apple hasn't announced a split. Surely we can all agree that there's no reason for that, right?



    Dummy? I prefer to be called 'challenged' thank you very much.
  • Reply 84 of 108
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cameronj View Post


    It all goes back to the dummy who was angry that Apple hasn't announced a split. Surely we can all agree that there's no reason for that, right?



    I don't think being angry about it was productive however (although it may well have been in humor), I feel it would be an excellent idea for AAPL to split. It is so undervalued and you never know, it may help
  • Reply 85 of 108
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    I don't think being angry about it was productive however, I feel it would be an excellent idea for AAPL to split. It is so undervalued and you never know, it make help



    I’m so long on AAPL that I don’t really care one way of the other, though if I had to guess I think a 2:1 split will mostly likely happen around 400.



    The one I am adamant about when it comes to tech stocks is dividends. I think they are a bad idea due to the volatile nature of the this industry. Note: This is coming from someone lives off dividends from other investments.
  • Reply 86 of 108
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
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    Originally Posted by xyz001 View Post


    After a spilt, when the stock goes up 1$ in value during the day, you simply have double the jackpot, compared the stock rising 1$ before the splt. I think this has a huge psycological effect. And it might stimulate more and faster trading.



    Since stocks are traded within an acuracy of xx amount of cents, there must be a mathematical proof that a lower value in USD per stock means faster up's and downs for the stock. I am not sure what is the lowest value a stock can fluctuate though...is it 0.01 cent?



    After all the stock market is dependant on the 24 hour day/night cycle of news and closing times. And on peoples day rythms. (When you wake up you have to notice a change) So there has to be a mathematical effect if the stock fluctuates in barely noticable 0.001 cents or in full dollars. And this effect must affect the daily stock movements ever so slightly.



    There has to be some statistics that either prove or disprove this...



    The mathematically pure of course will argue had it not split it would have only gone up 50 cents ... but I agree with you totally and I think the butterfly did it.
  • Reply 87 of 108
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    I’m so long on AAPL that I don’t really care one way of the other, though if I had to guess I think a 2:1 split will mostly likely happen around 400.



    The one I am adamant about when it comes to tech stocks is dividends. I think they are a bad idea due to the voltaire nature of the this industry. Note: This is coming from someone lives off dividends from other investments.



    Interesting to hear you say that. My wife has berated me for years that we are long in a stock i.e. AAPL for high six figures, that pays no dividends. My feelings were as we are in it for the long haul it is better that Apple doesn't pay dividends for the health of the company. This wasn't based on expert knowledge rather gut feeling.
  • Reply 88 of 108
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Interesting to hear you say that. My wife has berated me for years that we are long in a stock i.e. AAPL for high six figures, that pays no dividends. My feelings were as we are in it for the long haul it is better that Apple doesn't pay dividends for the health of the company. This wasn't based on expert knowledge rather gut feeling.



    your wife has berated you for years about being long AAPL?
  • Reply 89 of 108
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,528member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    I?m so long on AAPL that I don?t really care one way of the other, though if I had to guess I think a 2:1 split will mostly likely happen around 400.



    The one I am adamant about when it comes to tech stocks is dividends. I think they are a bad idea due to the voltaire nature of the this industry. Note: This is coming from someone lives off dividends from other investments.



    the tech industry is the best of all possible industries.
  • Reply 90 of 108
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
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    Originally Posted by cameronj View Post


    your wife has berated you for years about being long AAPL?



    These last few years her eyes started to widen and the rhetoric calmed down. I was referring to a few years back when friends bragged about their various investments doing so well AND paying dividends. I think most of those stocks are now in the tank thus illustrating Sol's point rather well perhaps? (I refer to dividends not splits here) ... And he is the only one in existence remember
  • Reply 91 of 108
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by quinney View Post


    the tech industry is the best of all possible industries.



    Oops.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    These last few years her eyes started to widen and the rhetoric calmed down. I was referring to a few years back when friends bragged about their various investments doing so well AND paying dividends. I think most of those stocks are now in the tank thus illustrating Sol's point rather well perhaps? (I refer to dividends not splits here) ... And he is the only one in existence remember



    In February 2003 MSFT did their 9th split. The next day they paid out their first dividend at 08¢ That was the last split they did. The share price closed at 24.61.



    Six months later they did their 2nd dividend, about a year after that they did their 3rd dividend, and a couple months later they did their 4th dividend at a massive $3.08 per share. The stock price on that day was 29.97.



    Since then they’ve done dividends every quarter between 08¢ and 13¢ per share. Today MSFT closed at 25.34, up an impressive 51¢ (2.05%).
  • Reply 92 of 108
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    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    There are lots of things that exist which are 'neutral mutations.'



    For example, two $5 bills as well as a $10 bill! Or, my appendix.



    I think I have a better example for this situation.



    In which scenario would you get more attention while in a strip club? If you have one $10 bill or ten $1 bills?



    If you give 10 different strippers a $1 tip you will get X amount of attention from each one. On the other hand if you give one stripper $10 you will probably get 3X amount of attention.



    In the end you are much better off with 10 $1 bills than 1 $10, which proves my point that a stock split would probably result in a small temporary boost in stock price with little to no lasting effect similar to how $10 spent in a strip club would get you a small amount of attention from some naked girls with no long term boost in your attractiveness to women.
  • Reply 93 of 108
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    Originally Posted by Hadamard View Post


    I think I have a better example for this situation.



    In which scenario would you get more attention while in a strip club? If you have one $10 bill or ten $1 bills?



    If you give 10 different strippers a $1 tip you will get X amount of attention from each one. On the other hand if you give one stripper $10 you will probably get 3X amount of attention.



    In the end you are much better off with 10 $1 bills than 1 $10, which proves my point that a stock split would probably result in a small temporary boost in stock price with little to no lasting effect similar to how $10 spent in a strip club would get you a small amount of attention from some naked girls with no long term boost in your attractiveness to women.



    When in doubt use a strip club analogy
  • Reply 94 of 108
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hadamard View Post


    I think I have a better example for this situation.



    In which scenario would you get more attention while in a strip club? If you have one $10 bill or ten $1 bills?



    If you give 10 different strippers a $1 tip you will get X amount of attention from each one. On the other hand if you give one stripper $10 you will probably get 3X amount of attention.



    In the end you are much better off with 10 $1 bills than 1 $10, which proves my point that a stock split would probably result in a small temporary boost in stock price with little to no lasting effect similar to how $10 spent in a strip club would get you a small amount of attention from some naked girls with no long term boost in your attractiveness to women.



    I've heard of the analogy between a stock market and a casino. But this one is new.
  • Reply 95 of 108
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,426member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post


    I've heard of the analogy between a stock market and a casino. But this one is new.



    Sounds way more fun!
  • Reply 96 of 108
    trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,464member
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    Originally Posted by GQB View Post


    I think its really only an issue for small investors who want to get small lots, and can't get even one share at tremendously high prices.



    You can buy fractional shares of a stock. If you have $100, you can buy .33 of a share of Apple.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    It is amazing, a quick scan of many Apple blogs and all are having the exact same argument ...



    Team A: It is mathematically the same ... no point ... doesn't change anything.



    Team B: Many, many examples of actual stock splits showing huge gains in buying interest and positive results.



    Team A seems fixated on a simple arithmetical argument which is not actually connected to the reality of the specific discussion, i.e. 2 x $5 = $10 so it is pointless.



    Stock splits shouldn't make a difference but in reality the stock market is run buy humans and they aren't purely rational. A split generates excitement and interest. Those things often translate into higher numbers.
  • Reply 97 of 108
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    Interesting to hear you say that. My wife has berated me for years that we are long in a stock i.e. AAPL for high six figures, that pays no dividends. My feelings were as we are in it for the long haul it is better that Apple doesn't pay dividends for the health of the company. This wasn't based on expert knowledge rather gut feeling.



    Dividends aren't the only way to get income from long stock. You could write calls on the stock you have.



    Here is an example -



    Let's say you are long 100 shares of AAPL, at say 280. Today the stock closed at around 300 so you are up about 20. You could sell 1 call contract for November expiry at strike price of 330 for 3.35 (today's closing price).



    If by the 3rd friday in November, the stock is worth less than 330, you get to keep $330 less commissions. If the stock with worth more than 330, you contract obligates you to sell it at 330 plus the 335 that you collected. As long as the stock is worth less than 333.35 per share, you are in good shape. The risk is that the stock is worth more than that in which case you leave some profits on the table,



    Still, it would mean you have made a profit of $53.35 per share. Just wait for the stock to pull back a little and get back in it and repeat the process.



    If not, you have just lowered your basis price for the stock.



    This is a fairly conservative strategy which you can do from an IRA if you choose to.



    Note that options can be pretty tricky so you want to get some education on the subject before you trade options.



    Done right, you can potentially collect more than you would have than if it paid dividends.
  • Reply 98 of 108
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    Originally Posted by vexorg View Post


    Done right, you can potentially collect more than you would have than if it paid dividends.



    'Done right' is a loaded term. You can do it 'right' but can the option exercised against you and lose any further upside (as you do point out). You can minimize that by selling a call higher exercise price, but that means lower premium (cash) up front.



    If someone is really in the market for income, then they are better of investing in dividend-paying stocks or bonds, rather than a stock such as Apple.
  • Reply 99 of 108
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 5,816member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hadamard View Post


    I think I have a better example for this situation.



    In which scenario would you get more attention while in a strip club? If you have one $10 bill or ten $1 bills?



    If you give 10 different strippers a $1 tip you will get X amount of attention from each one. On the other hand if you give one stripper $10 you will probably get 3X amount of attention.



    In the end you are much better off with 10 $1 bills than 1 $10, which proves my point that a stock split would probably result in a small temporary boost in stock price with little to no lasting effect similar to how $10 spent in a strip club would get you a small amount of attention from some naked girls with no long term boost in your attractiveness to women.



    I recommend that everyone stop using car analogies to make their point across and instead, use strip-club analogies. This type of style definitely makes more sense.
  • Reply 100 of 108
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    Originally Posted by sflocal View Post


    I recommend that everyone stop using car analogies to make their point across and instead, use strip-club analogies. This type of style definitely makes more sense.



    Unless you drive your car to a strip club. Double value for your analogy dollar.



    On the topic, I saw several references to reverse splits but I didn't see any explanation for why they are done typically, and it's not just a mathematical exercise. Companies do reverse splits when their share value falls low enough that they no longer meet the listing requirements of the stock exchange (which I think is $5.00 on the NASDAQ). Rather than find themselves being relegated to the Pink Sheets, they reverse split the shares.



    As for the value of splits, I'm convinced that they have a marginal, temporary psychological affect on a small minority of the least-informed investors. And after all, they are the people who move markets.
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