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Old 04-05-2015, 10:59 AM   #41
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They're expected to increase the dividend some time this month.
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Thanks for the heads up. I don't own enough to really make the DIV worth holding onto for the short term. Kind of put ourselves in a bind being out of employment for 4months. Unfortunately now I need to dip into the taxable account to right our ship here momentarily.
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I do hold *some* AAPL, but I have unloaded quite a bit in recent months as well. I would like to see them introduce something that is THE next best things, but I don't see this on the horizon. They are making $ with the iPhone and the market share (world wide) that they have is not great (in my opinion). I don't see that they are going to very well on the iWatch, but who knows. The sheeple out there sure like their Apple products so they will sell a bunch.


Nonetheless, I personally wouldn't get in right now. Of course, all the "experts" are saying, "BUY! BUY! BUY!", so what do I know.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:49 AM   #44
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Is it too late to buy AAPL?

Apple has done a remarkable job at introducing innovative products. What is worth considering:
The watch is a dud. There is ever increasing competition on the phones...although they do enjoy new markets..China big time.

I'd rather not pretend I can predict technology ...just too fickle and rich for my blood.



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Apple never goes for market share. As long as they get the profitable slice of China, things will go well.
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Is it too late to buy AAPL?

The watch doesnt impress me, apple payments does. Buying into the payment chip maker seems a smart play to me. That will succeed in phones even if watch fails.


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The only individual stock I own is Apple, (about 8.5% of my portfolio, I know .......it's too much) the remainder of my investments are Index ETFs. According to Morningstar Apple trades at 12.9 times forward earnings, while the total market ( Vanguard VTI etf) trades at 18.8 times. Based on this and a dividend of about 1.5%, I feel that Apple still a reasonably priced stock with future growth opportunities
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The only individual stock I own is Apple, (about 8.5% of my portfolio, I know .......it's too much)...
Me too. Every year I have a goal of bringing down my exposure to AAPL. I sell some - not too much because of the huge gains built into my shares - but at the end of the year it's usually an even larger percentage of my assets. I know, a terrible problem to have.

I'll keep chipping away at it...
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When it hit a presplit $75, we sold it all and then repurchased half at $52. We took the gains hit (ACB=$8) and decided to let the rest ride. 2100 shares
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Most definitely not too late to buy it. Their future still looks bright to me.
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Too late today. Wait until market opens tomorrow.


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To me the question is do i want to buy apple without Jobs. Do i want brkshre without Buffet. What's making the margin? The system or the man?




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I think everyone watched to see what would happen after Jobs. It appears to be nothing.

Next generation products may tell the story. And whether they can retain Jonathan Ive.
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Market cap has increased a lot since Jobs left.

They haven't had a blockbuster product category. It's just that iPhone keeps bringing the profits while iPad sales have flattened.

Maybe the Watch will be a hit but it remains to be seen if it will reach the success iPad has had.

Whether iPhone performance is sustainable is also in question.
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Reload this Page Is it too late to buy AAPL?

Of course it is. Unless it isn't.
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With AAPL up almost 60% from a year ago, I enjoy revisiting this thread.

Tim Cook has said the revenue from the Apple watch alone would be “well into” the Fortune 500, so …*not a dud.

I purchased my stake in early 2001 and have held onto it ever since. I've never been tempted to rebalance —*I agree with Warren Buffett's thinking:

"To suggest that this investor should sell off portions of his most successful investments simply because they have come to dominate his portfolio is akin to suggesting that the Bulls trade Michael Jordan because he has become so important to the team."

Glad I kept Michael on my team, to say the least!
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:33 AM   #57
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Did he say that about the Watch or about the service revenues (Apple Music, iCloud)?

The latter is the fastest growing part of the company I believe.

I thought about adding shares, since I am getting decent dividends. But too late now. They raised the dividend, making them the biggest dividend payer, but the yield is still poor.
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I thought it would be too late when I bought it at $75.
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I'm no longer accumulating AAPL except for rolling dividends back into shares. It's amazing how much money it keep raking in for incremental phone updates, a watch, and selling music/videos. Stockholders are getting restless that they are sitting on over a quarter trillion dollars in cash and don't seem interested in doing anything with it.

That being said, . I see AMZN having a better upside in the future. They are actually innovating (AWS, cloud home devices, AI, etc) and are also a retail juggernaut that, IMO, is still a bit in its infancy. AAPL's future seems cloudy to me, even though they keep inconceivably raking in cash from iPhones.
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The stock of a good company is often not a good stock to buy because all of the upside is already reflected in the price of the stock. Hence, more downside than upside.

This is why market statistics show consistently that value beats growth over the long term. Growth stocks can be great for traders operating with a "greater fool" strategy except, of course, for the last guy in.
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