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No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 02, 2020 03:11PM
DANG!!!!

Closing all time high of $300.35!!!! smileys with beer



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 02, 2020 03:20PM
Market cap $1.336 Trillion
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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 02, 2020 03:28PM
P/E ratio of 25+.

...which is not terribly out of line, esp when compared to P/E's of peers like MSFT (~30), GOOG (also ~30), or AMZN (~84), but is waaay over what the street usually values AAPL at (17 or lower, IIRC).

We're back in crazy time in the stock market.

But this time will be different.

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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: January 02, 2020 04:29PM
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P/E ratio of 25+

Yep, finally heading towards fair parity with its competitors. It's about time…



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 02, 2020 04:30PM
AAPL gained 106% last year.

Think back to when every on freaked when it went over 700. That was pre-split, today AAPL would be at 2100 on the old scale.

All those who bought at sub-100 on the old scale can do a happy dance. If you bought during the dark days pre-Jobs2, when AAPL was in single digits - why aren't you inviting the rest of us to your private island home?



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: January 02, 2020 05:00PM
I've actually been thinking about selling mine. eek smiley




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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 02, 2020 05:22PM
.....Disney stock too........



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 02, 2020 05:23PM
My stock portfolio, which was started as a hobby for me to play around with stocks, has increased by 70% in 2019. I didn't add any funds to it at all in 2019. It was started with me investing about $100/month buying mostly AAPL back when it was about $9/share...no risks, it's not tied to my retirement or anything. I never intended for it to be anything more than a playground for me to make inexpensive mistakes. I quit buying AAPL when it hit $100/sh. I started selling 50% of my AAPL every time that it doubled in value. Now I'm afraid to do anything with it.



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 02, 2020 06:53PM
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Ombligo
If you bought during the dark days pre-Jobs2, when AAPL was in single digits - why aren't you inviting the rest of us to your private island home?

i've been shredding 20 year old paperwork in an effort to pare down my life. last week i came across some Charles Schwab statements. some friends had gifted me 50 shares of Apple at $17. i held it for a few years but sold it when i really needed a new Mac and a few other things in my single mom life. i thought that seemed right and even now i recognize it was what i needed to do at the time.

but, i did some quick math and i think it would have been worth at least $46,000 today. on the bright side, i do have 75 shares most of which i bought slightly under $100 so i'm still smiling.



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 02, 2020 07:02PM
....bought some shares @ $13.....then sold when it doubled......but it went higher than that......eventually did buy more below $100......



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 02, 2020 07:33PM
Just flashed back to my now ex wife vetoing buying $2000 at the all time low price ~$5
2000/5*56*300 .... IHML



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 02, 2020 08:51PM
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graylocks
i've been shredding 20 year old paperwork in an effort to pare down my life. last week i came across some Charles Schwab statements. some friends had gifted me 50 shares of Apple at $17. i held it for a few years but sold it when i really needed a new Mac and a few other things in my single mom life. i thought that seemed right and even now i recognize it was what i needed to do at the time.

but, i did some quick math and i think it would have been worth at least $46,000 today. on the bright side, i do have 75 shares most of which i bought slightly under $100 so i'm still smiling.

Hate to break the news but I think your math is off a bit. I'm assuming that it was from around 1998 when AAPL was around $17. There were 3 stock splits since then.

[investor.apple.com]

06/21/2000 2 for 1
02/28/2005 2 for 1
06/09/2014 7 for 1

So, those 50 shares would be 1400 shares today and worth $420,490.

It could have also been about $17 around late 2000, then it would have only been worth $210,245 today.
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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: January 02, 2020 09:14PM
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Ombligo

All those who bought at sub-100 on the old scale can do a happy dance. If you bought during the dark days pre-Jobs2, when AAPL was in single digits - why aren't you inviting the rest of us to your private island home?

Because the 75 shares that I bought in 2000 (after the split) at $26 would be now worth around $315K. However, in 2002, I had to emergently free up some cash and sold them at a loss at $13/share. I’m the only one I know who lost money on AAPL. I finally got back in many years later at $666/share, which is doing okay, I guess.

Edited to re-run my numbers based on my remembering that I purchased just after the 2:1 split. Made me feel a bit better, as they would not be worth as much now. winking smiley



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Posted by: Sarcany
Date: January 02, 2020 10:04PM
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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: Ammo
Date: January 02, 2020 10:05PM
I bought some AAPL low and held it for years and years. But after I retired, I was losing sleep, so I finally sold it off as it tanked last year. Of course now I wished I hadn't, but it was good to me over the time I owned it. I was ruing my decision to sell just about a week ago when I walked out of a store and there was an unshaven, poor man slumped over in his wheelchair by the doors. dunno smiley



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 02, 2020 11:16PM
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GGD
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It could have also been about $17 around late 2000, then it would have only been worth $210,245 today.

it was then. and ouch. such is life.



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: davester
Date: January 03, 2020 11:31AM
AAPL has been very, very, good to me!



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 03, 2020 11:59AM
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CJsNvrUrly
I've actually been thinking about selling mine. eek smiley

Yeah. Buy low, sell high right?

Also, AAPL is over 2/3 of my portfolio right now which kinda makes me nervous, but then it's been pretty much that way ever since I started in late 2008.

It would be nice to sell enough to cover my expenses though, and put a few thousand towards an electric car. Or maybe just balance the portfolio. Having AAPL and TSLA doing so well kinda makes that hard. eye rolling smiley
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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: January 03, 2020 01:13PM
I'm probably going to buy a Cybertruck and invest in Tesla with my Apple stock...



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: January 03, 2020 01:19PM
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CJsNvrUrly
I've actually been thinking about selling mine. eek smiley

Yeah. Buy low, sell high right?

Also, AAPL is over 2/3 of my portfolio right now which kinda makes me nervous, but then it's been pretty much that way ever since I started in late 2008.

It would be nice to sell enough to cover my expenses though, and put a few thousand towards an electric car. Or maybe just balance the portfolio. Having AAPL and TSLA doing so well kinda makes that hard. eye rolling smiley


I checked my TSLA stock today for the first time in a few months. It was previously dropping due to Elon putting his foot in his mouth constantly. My gains had almost been wiped out. It has since bounced back in a big way. I should have bought more.
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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: January 03, 2020 01:53PM
I started buying AAPL back in 2000. I wanted to start earlier, but didn't want to learn how. I finally took the plunge with E*Trade and have bought blocks nearly every year since. Buying on the dips was my strategy, and I pledged to myself not to sell. Buy and hold was my motto.

I got a little worried last Fall when AAPL started to tank. I bought a block at $210. and I thought that was a smart move, but then it continued to fall. I bought ANOTHER block at $190. thinking that it HAD to be the bottom, but I was wrong once again. Those two blocks were underwater for quite a while, but I did well in the long run.

Way back then, I was working loads of OT and had plenty of spare cash I wasn't using. I was going to go all in with all my cash, but decided to pay off my house early be doubling up on payments every month. I managed to pay off my 15 year mortgage in a little over 7 years, but dang, I would be WAAAAAY better off if I had went all in on AAPL.

When will I sell? THAT decision is getting harder and harder to make. Do I take my huge gains from the past twenty years and fully retire, or keep holding with the idea that AAPL has many more years of gains. dunno smiley

BTW, I just checked, and that first block I bought back in12-22-2000 has gained 28,590.31% smiley-shocked003



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 04, 2020 04:24AM
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Rick-o

When will I sell? THAT decision is getting harder and harder to make. Do I take my huge gains from the past twenty years and fully retire, or keep holding with the idea that AAPL has many more years of gains. dunno smiley

BTW, I just checked, and that first block I bought back in12-22-2000 has gained 28,590.31% smiley-shocked003

Trees don’t grow to the sky. AAPL is already the most highly valued US company ever, with a P/E that is climbing ever higher while sales of iPhones are pretty stable.

Could it as much as double again? Maybe. I certainly sold AAPL too soon in my retirement account, but have just intermittently trimmed the money tree that’s been AAPL in my non-retirement account. Still, I don’t think we will ever see that kind of growth in AAPL ever again.
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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: davester
Date: January 04, 2020 10:29AM
I'm in the same boat...wondering when I should unload, at least partially. I've never rebalanced my portfolio relative to AAPL, so my financial adviser keeps pointing out that I'm way overloaded in "this one security".



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: January 04, 2020 01:05PM
My health issues (now "retired" due to disability) and age (60) and fact that my house isn't the house I thought I'd be living in now (I want a 2nd bathroom, laundry on the main floor--it's in the basement now--and maybe another room or two, but don't want to move) make me think that selling AAPL so I can add on to our house would be the way to go. What am am I holding on to it for?




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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 05, 2020 10:30AM
.....true.....dat......



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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 05, 2020 08:22PM
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CJsNvrUrly
My health issues (now "retired" due to disability) and age (60) and fact that my house isn't the house I thought I'd be living in now (I want a 2nd bathroom, laundry on the main floor--it's in the basement now--and maybe another room or two, but don't want to move) make me think that selling AAPL so I can add on to our house would be the way to go. What am am I holding on to it for?

I think your logic is sound. As long as you have enough base income from other sources then go for it!
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Re: No One Here Wants To Talk About AAPL?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 08, 2020 08:14PM
.....R.....O.....C....K........in the USA.......



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