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Apple stock to split Monday - Buy now?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by wordartist13, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. wordartist13

    wordartist13 Registered Member

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    Someone educate me here...

    So, the stock is going to split down to lets say $90 a share on Monday.
    For a person who has never invested/bought stocks before, is this a good time to buy?
    I am thinking that the stock (more than likely) will increase to at least $200 in the next 5 years or so (probably even sooner).
    What is the likelihood that Apple wont release something new and everyone will go googoo/gaga over it?
    What is the likelihood that Apple stock won't go up over time?

    I am not looking for a "get rich quick" stock... just saying, now that the stock is "more affordable" for common people like me, wouldn't it be a good idea to buy?
     
  2. mickyfu

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    So you want to gamble your money in the hope that in five years time you will have doubled it?
     
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  3. HarryR212

    HarryR212 Newbie

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    Wise words from rich men, "enter the market when people leaves, and leave it when people enters it"

    Don't buy it expensive, buy it cheap.
    And Sell it Expensive!

    Apple is now high, dont buy it, buy a low one that is growing :)
    Now its the time to sell not buy apple stocks

    kthxbai
     
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  4. Techxan

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    Apple is about to do a 7 for 1 split. This means that for each 1 share you owned worth 605 or whatever, you will get 7 worth $93.

    And you are too late, because to get the split you had to own this stock on June 2.

    The stock split simply lowers the cost per share by giving people new shares to equal their invested value at the new rate. It also brings down the cost per share so more investors will invest.

    So investing now is pointless to get the split.

    But with some stocks there is a generally perceived value, and this is where yo make out. Peoople think Apple stocks should be above $200, as they have been for years, so you re right to think that it may be back up to $200 shortly.

    Nver forget that stocks are a gamble. Don't risk more than you can afford to lose.
     
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  5. LeanLow

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    Companies like apple are basically borrowing for free, when interest rates spike (and it will, sooner or latter) then it will be worse than 2007 or even great depression, in 2007 and GD we had interest rate cushion just lover it from 4% to 0.5% and all crisis is over, but now when we have those 0.5%-1% , there's only plain hard ground on the landing spot.
     
  6. Trepanated

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    The lower stock price as a result of the split makes no difference to any profit you make.

    If you buy $1000 of stock, whether that gets you 1 share or 1000 shares, you will still only profit by the same percentage as the price increases.

    Whether their share price goes up or down is a different matter
     
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    ???

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/01/27/apple-q1-2014-sales-numbers/
     
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    What did you meant by that, i don't see anything in relation of what i said and what you posted, i know that their numbers are good, but that does not change fact that they are borrowing billions like crazy almost for free, basically over-leveraging, if something goes off, they're in big sh*t like the rest of big corporations who're borrowing billions.
     
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  9. Panther28

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    if you have never invested before, you should limit to $100 for this deal. then get back to your im, and check in again in a couple of months, and see if your decision was correct. The amount of money is not important, what is important is to test your assumptions and understanding of the marketplace.