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AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: August 20, 2020 12:36PM
With the four for one split approaching rapidly, would you buy one share now or wait until it splits on the 24th and buy four of them?
Asking for a friend.




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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: d4
Date: August 20, 2020 12:42PM
Buy 1 share now and be done with it while it's top of mind. Or buy 5 shares later just because you can.



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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: August 20, 2020 12:45PM
The question is, do you think that the price will continue to climb up until the split. If so, buy now.
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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: d4
Date: August 20, 2020 12:57PM
I'm assuming you have a brokerage account set up and ready to go with funds available. If you don't purchase today. Are the funds just sitting there doing nothing?



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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: August 20, 2020 01:03PM
My sister has an e*trade account already set up. The 24th is her birthday. I'd have to check with her to see if she's got the funds already transferred and ready to pounce. We were just wondering if it's better to do it now or wait until the split. AAPL has been climbing since we started talking about it.




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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 20, 2020 01:14PM
Buy today, it is likely to keep rising between now and the 24th. So it won't be cheaper if you wait.



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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 20, 2020 01:32PM
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Ombligo
Buy today, it is likely to keep rising between now and the 24th. So it won't be cheaper if you wait.

We have no idea where the price will go but if you think its worth buying tomorrow then you're likely better off buying it today.



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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2020 01:37PM
.....just as long as you know you are buying at a 'high'.......I rebought last year when Apple hit a speed bump and hit lows........it could go up and it could go down......



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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 20, 2020 02:15PM
I guess one question that should have been asked - are you looking at a long term hold or just short term investment?

Longterm - buy now, the small fluctuations won't matter.
Shortterm - get it on a down day and be ready to sell when your price is hit (be it high or be it low)



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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: August 20, 2020 02:56PM
Should have bought at market open today. Just saying.
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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 20, 2020 04:37PM
I would say buy now.....prices usually go up after a split.
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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 20, 2020 06:14PM
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Carnos Jax
I would say buy now.....prices usually go up after a split.

Not necessarily. They go up until the split, then they drop a bit.



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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: August 20, 2020 06:57PM
Remember, for every person buying a stock believing it is going to go up, there’s someone else selling that same stock believing that it’s going to go down.
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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 20, 2020 07:14PM
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Carnos Jax
I would say buy now.....prices usually go up after a split.

Not necessarily. They go up until the split, then they drop a bit.

That’s why I said “usually”. Are you saying they usually go down after a split?
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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 20, 2020 08:49PM
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Carnos Jax
I would say buy now.....prices usually go up after a split.

Not necessarily. They go up until the split, then they drop a bit.

That’s why I said “usually”. Are you saying they usually go down after a split?

Yes, after a split a stock will usually dip because of the run up to the split.

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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: August 20, 2020 09:24PM
Hmmm....I thought post split shares being more affordable induced more share purchasing and hence drove prices up.
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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 20, 2020 09:56PM
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Hmmm....I thought post split shares being more affordable induced more share purchasing and hence drove prices up.

Yes, that’s the idea but history says after the split, the price drops. Also, now that brokers are selling fractional shares, a split isn’t quite as big a deal.

Unrelated, but if it goes up another 5%, I’ll be back where I was in August 2018 when I road it down and then sold it just $10 from its lowest price before it climbed to where it is today. Sell low, buy high.



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Re: AAPL stock: Buy one share now or wait for split?
Posted by: davester
Date: August 21, 2020 11:14AM
Stock splits are cosmetic. The splits themselves don't affect prices. However, since stock splits generally are conducted when a company has been seeing good growth there is an illusion that the continued growth after the split has something to do with the split. This is generally false.



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