If you see a correlation between actual quantity bought and the upward move, then it's clear you have no understanding of the dynamics at work. Please don't trust yourself to invest your own money, leave that to people that know what they're doing.
You sound really confused. You base your investment strategy on what, a phone call? One days trading? Most here loaded up in the sub $400 range, or less. Apple hit a double bottom as growth funds moved out and value investors moved in. Who's " Uncle Carl "? Your broker?