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AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 14, 2005 10:29AM
I bought a few more shares on Monday...

So today, the stock is down over $4/share..

How's that go? "Buy high, sell low"?


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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Buckeye_Sean
Date: December 14, 2005 10:31AM
Yes, very much like the "day late, dollar short" syndrome that I seem to suffer from.

I hope they find a cure soon...




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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: $tevie
Date: December 14, 2005 10:37AM
It's done that a couple times recently, only to come back even stronger. Too soon to panic, Paul. Think happy thoughts...
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 14, 2005 10:45AM
I heard it early this morning, but I was considerate enough not to post about it. Sorry, don't panic. Most analysts don't know jack.





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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: mjgkramer
Date: December 14, 2005 10:46AM
A few days ago I put a sell order at $70 on my 350 shares to take my $5000 profit. It's getting close.
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Go To Top
Date: December 14, 2005 10:51AM
Almost $75 now. Can ya dig it? Goin to $80 or $60.



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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: mick e
Date: December 14, 2005 11:08AM
That was morning kneejerk reaction to a Bear Stearns and Bank of America downgrade. They downgraded it, but with no evidence as to why. They apparently think that iPods are a fad.

It will come back up. the stodgy bankers have never been able to read AAPL.





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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Harry in MI
Date: December 14, 2005 11:11AM
..........climbing back in through window....
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 14, 2005 11:14AM
$tevie;

Not panicing... Just laughing, with only a hint of a bitter edge to it... smiling smiley


If I hadn't been confident that AAPL would be a good investment, I wouldn't have put more in it...
But it's still annoying when it drops RIGHT after I buy...







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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: bangman
Date: December 14, 2005 11:24AM
You're a regular Donald Trump, you are.



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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: December 14, 2005 11:57AM
If I'd only bought google way back when.
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: viaripatti
Date: December 14, 2005 12:00PM
The story of my investing life. I just don't seem to have the temperament for it. If I would have walked away and never looked at it when I bought 24(that's all I had left after the crash)aapl at $27 pre-split. But no, I had to sell at $69 pre-split. Then I refused to buy at $45 after earnings thinking It'll go lower. I suck at stock trading, but I"m hooked(Is there a traders anonymous?)
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: guitarist
Date: December 14, 2005 12:04PM
I watched that unfold this morning, too.

I imagine it's a temporary adjustment, and not all that unwarranted. APPL has gone up 50% in six weeks, for cryin' out loud. Holiday exuberance, getting ahead of value. As it's been rising these last few weeks, I began to wonder if it was getting prematurely high.

I've only got seven shares. I think this might be a good time to get MORE.

That's when I got my shares last time, during a brief panicky dip. It went back up the following week.

So, it could be viewed as a buying opportunity.
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Guitarman
Date: December 14, 2005 12:12PM
viaripatti Wrote:
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> The story of my investing life. I just don't seem
> to have the temperament for it. If I would have
> walked away and never looked at it when I bought
> 24(that's all I had left after the crash)aapl at
> $27 pre-split. But no, I had to sell at $69
> pre-split. Then I refused to buy at $45 after
> earnings thinking It'll go lower. I suck at stock
> trading, but I"m hooked(Is there a traders
> anonymous?)

Believe it or not, gamblers anonymous covers the market as well. if you're in recovery in GA you can't play the market. Let's face it, the big boys, the ones who really make money at this crap aren't guessing, they're trading on insider info. Martha was just doing what all the big boys (and girls) do. If you're wealthy enough to afford one of these guys as an investment advisor, then the market is a sure bet. Otherwise, it's Vegas.
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: December 14, 2005 12:44PM
Wasn't even a huge downgrade... just a change from outperform to peer perform... Anaylst opinion was that a lot of the gains the stock could look forward were already from future successes already reflected in the current $75 price. But didn't say it was a hold or a sell... typically knee jerk..

I'd bet for $90 before seeing $60 again... unless something really messes things up and/or Macworld SF gets hosed up. But no sign of that sort of trouble. Still - can't bring myself to hit buy at these levels... still have some shares got about 10 years ago that have multipled over the years. Sure wish I had a lot more.



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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 14, 2005 12:55PM
<Sure wish I had a lot more.

You and me both, Larry...
Heck, I only bought 5 more shares to add to a pitiful 37 shares...
But money is money... a little here, a little there, pretty soon it's enough to buy a new G5! (Or save it up for another 30 years and buy myself a nice car...).






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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: guitarist
Date: December 14, 2005 01:25PM
"Let's face it, the big boys, the ones who really make money at this crap aren't guessing, they're trading on insider info. Martha was just doing what all the big boys (and girls) do. If you're wealthy enough to afford one of these guys as an investment advisor, then the market is a sure bet. Otherwise, it's Vegas. "

Baloney.
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: December 14, 2005 01:34PM
Yeah.. I started to type a reply to that... then I read my first sentence...
And decided that it wasn't going to be a positive way to start the day. Then I decided not to bother.
If that's what he thinks, fine...






Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: SteveO
Date: December 14, 2005 02:12PM
I bought this time at 50 and it went down to 47 or so over the next two days. Now it's over 70. Hang in there...
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: -jeffB
Date: December 14, 2005 02:29PM
I bought the last time it dropped $4, from $53 to $49. (I actually caught it around $51.) I could almost be tempted to buy this dip, too, but I don't want too many eggs in the apple basket.

The problem with buying dips is that there's no way to distinguish a dip from a cliff.
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: Sam*
Date: December 14, 2005 04:32PM
I bought at $80 before the split. Within a month it had gone down to $70. But now look where it is.

Given that the market is FUTURE oriented -- AAPL's future ultimately depends on

1. It's ability come up with something beyond the iPod

2. It's management of it's current iPod dominence in a way that is better than what it did with the Mac in the late 80's to early 90's when it gave the keys to the house to Windows

3. It's ability to take all this big cash and invest in products that are still edgey. Most companies get conservative with big cash influxes -- AAPL has to take this money and keep investing it in DESIGN. AAPL has proved that design matters.

4. Steve Jobs' ability to cultivate an heir.

5. Hitting 10% of the PC market within 5 years.

Actually everything I listed in this list is REALLY HARD to do. I would say this analysis dictates a sell, at least in the medium term. But I'm still holding on to my shares (not buying) -- the magic right now is fun -- and the magic CAN helptain maintain, grow, stock prices. Though not in the longer term.

Sam*
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: guitarist
Date: December 15, 2005 02:52AM
or, too many apples in the egg basket....
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Re: AAPL... Dang it.. I KNEW it... I KNEW IT...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 15, 2005 09:30AM
Paul, please tell us when you plan to buy again.

I'll buy right after you.

And sell before!



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