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barn32
09-08-2014, 09:41 PM
I'm seriously considering pulling the trigger on 500 shares of AAPL. I think it will most likely double before it retraces 50%.

Any thoughts?

AAPL (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=AAPL&t=1m&l=on&z=l&q=l&c=)

[I'd probably sell covered calls too. The options chain (http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/aapl/options) looks good.]

badcompany
09-09-2014, 08:32 AM
Strictly from a business standpoint, back in 2010, when the IPad first came out and the IPhone was relatively new product, Apple was on fire.

Since then, the new Ipad versions have been minor upgrades of the older ones and the IPhone has lost ground and has been relegated to playing second fiddle to larger Samsung phones.

Can this new product cycle get Apple its mojo back to the point where the stock price doubles, from here?

I don't think so.

PICSIX
09-09-2014, 10:54 AM
It appears AAPL is trying to bounce off it's 10-week moving average. If you buy here, use any weekly close below the 10-week ma for your stop.

Robert Goren
09-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Steve Jobs is dead. That is all you need to know. The idea well has dried up.

RaceBookJoe
09-09-2014, 01:30 PM
AAPL tagged back to $100, was decent move. Should get more active in the next little bit also

badcompany
09-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Not much of a pop for their new products. Can't see too many people jettisoning their old iPhones for such a minor improvement.

And, you have to be a complete Apple fanboy to buy into that silly watch.

JustRalph
09-09-2014, 06:15 PM
The $350 watch is a fools errand

I can't believe they built it

barn32
09-10-2014, 12:19 AM
At one point today AAPL was up $4 and then down $7 from that peak. I have no idea what this means, but it probably has something to do with their new product release coming out soon.

We'll see.

Today's Chart (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=AAPL&t=1d&l=on&z=l&q=b&c=)

Dark Horse
09-11-2014, 09:04 PM
APPL is no longer innovative. It's inherent in the brand. There was one leader/dictator, and the rest followed. The company still rides the wave of his visionary innovation, but there is no new inspiration. So the most likely continuation is similar, if not identical, to the first time Jobs left the company. The new watch is only the first ugly sign. Don't be surprised if history will show that it timed the turning point with quartz-like precision: http://www.zdnet.com/so-apples-watch-turned-out-to-be-a-thick-ugly-expensive-yawner-7000033538/

As to those famous APPL new product presentations, they'll try to copy Steve's style. But it will be style over substance. Unless, miraculously, the company finds a true new leader.

barn32
09-29-2014, 02:39 PM
I'm seriously considering pulling the trigger on 500 shares of AAPL. I think it will most likely double before it retraces 50%.I didn't buy 500 shares, but I did buy 100 shares this morning at 99.28. I didn't sell any calls because my account won't be approved for margin for another 24-48 hours.

When AAPL opened a big gap down, I jumped on it because I believe anything under $100 is a decent buy.

Why? AAPL is a good company with good earnings, low debt, lots of cash, good products a loyal customer base and will undoubtedly make money going forward.

But there is another reason, and that is the fact that the stock price is perceived to be low, especially after the 7-1 stock split. A low stock price for a company like AAPL is attractive to investors, whereas $700 a share was probably not.

We'll see how it goes and if it dips back below 100 again I'll most likely add to my position.

On the other hand if it shoots up a quick 3 or 4 points I'll probably take profits and look for a dip to get back in.

badcompany
09-29-2014, 03:46 PM
During this Bull market, a dip to the 100sma, which has been ~ 3% above the 200sma, has proven to be a good time to buy.

I picked up some URI, today with a reasonably wide stop. Hopefully the timing will prove correct.

Whether this trend continues remains to be seen.

whodoyoulike
09-29-2014, 04:27 PM
... Why? AAPL is a good company with good earnings, low debt, lots of cash, good products a loyal customer base and will undoubtedly make money going forward. ...

Does anyone know why AAPL has LT debt with so much cash available? Are they able to earn so much more on their cash than their debt cost? How did they utilize that LT debt when issued?


Thanks.

TJDave
09-29-2014, 06:26 PM
Not much of a pop for their new products. Can't see too many people jettisoning their old iPhones for such a minor improvement.


There is planned obsolescence built in. I have a 4s and had to delete apps to make room for the last ios upgrade. I can see the writing on the wall. Next time my carrier offers me a deal on a new phone, I'll take it.

badcompany
09-29-2014, 06:41 PM
There is planned obsolescence built in. I have a 4s and had to delete apps to make room for the last ios upgrade. I can see the writing on the wall. Next time my carrier offers me a deal on a new phone, I'll take it.

That's a pretty old phone. I have the 5s and see no reason to get the 6.

barn32
09-29-2014, 09:09 PM
Not much of a pop for their new products. Can't see too many people jettisoning their old iPhones for such a minor improvement.

Apple Sells over 10 Million New iPhones in First Weekend (http://Apple Sells Over 10 Million New iPhones in First Weekend)

Robert Goren
09-30-2014, 07:20 AM
The loyal base doing what it is suppose to do. Buy! You have to wonder how long they will do it though. At some point standing in line waiting for a new phone will stop being cool. The question is when.

barn32
10-09-2014, 09:26 PM
AAPL bucks the trend and was up 20 or 30 cents today, after being up good yesterday.

Now if I hadn't of sold those dang 99 calls. LOL

barn32
11-26-2014, 10:30 AM
After reaching a low of 95 during the most recent sell off, AAPL has bounced back to 117.60. The stock continues to act very strongly, and is the largest holding in my portfolio. Go AAPL.

AAPL The Most Valuable Company in the World (http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/18/investing/apple-trillion-dollars/index.html)


http://oi57.tinypic.com/264roqw.jpg

badcompany
11-26-2014, 10:46 AM
Hard to knock the performance of the stock.

The one thing I would question is that, with a $700 billion market cap and a pretty stagnant product line, how much upside is left?

With that said, I don't own Aapl, but if I did, I'd sleep perfectly well, and would not be thinking about selling.