i held since 2012 i got in apple near the peak.. these last 2 years have been hell.. once i get my money back... around 600-610 im probably gonna walk away. The stock can go straight to the moon for all i care.. i am never going to be in a position where a stock will be able to take away 50-90% of my life savings again.
need to sell 10 more shares to get off margin i really dont want to do that till we get to 600 or close to it.
Being off margin you dont make as much money when the stock goes up but when the stock goes down and im on margin its very painful
then when the stock goes down and your on margin your trapped.. you can get off margin but then the stock has to go up double . example.. say you have 60 shares and the stock goes down 50 points.. if i sell half to get off margin i have 30 shares but it would have to go up 100 points for me to break even... I had some margin calls in 2012 and it wasnt pretty.
also paying scottrade every month for this "wonderful privilage" isnt fun either... loosing lots of money and having margin fees each month... o boy.
i make my money back from these past 2 years of hell at around 610 but ill settle for 600.. Just need to sell 10 more shares to get off margin but i dont want to get off margin till 600 or high 580s or low to mid 590s.
i held thru the 2012 crash never thinking it would cut the stock in half.. at around 600 i make most of my money back... i have sold nearly half my shares already.. I am not going thru that again.. i was at a point where i lost about 70% of my life savings... 610 i get it all back... 600 i get most of it back
its about 15 cents ... who cares... dividends are dumb anyways. the stock price always is adjusted for the dividend the day of exdividend. the stock is going up... get back to 600 and let me get out of this hell ive been in for 2 years.
i guess anything is possible... high 570s and im selling another 10 shares..
i have been holding apple for 2 years and its been pure hell .. im selling every pop.. im still on margin... im hoping to be fully off margin by 580-600...
margin is just too painful... stock going up 8% is nice and nicer when my account goes up nearly 16% but if it had been down 8 percent i would have lost 16 percent of my entire account.
After 600 ill probably still hold aapl but no more margin!
no way we seen even close to 600 tomorrow.. but maybe in a month.
if we were to see anything close to 600 id sell everything i had... and im sure it would create a lot of pressure.
no pitty for the shorts who have been bashing apple and making money off the pain and suffering of the rest of us... shorts are getting what they deserve
apple managment actually listed to shareholders... did a split, increased the dividend and buyback...
i gotta go ride my unicorn to work.. if im dreaming dont wake me up
i dont get the split argument.. it seems to help stocks so im all for it... but it just doesnt make any sense.. if you have a pie and cut a piece... then you cut 7 equal pieces the 7 pieces you now have are equal to the 1 piece you had before.
about affording shares... shares are 563 at the time im typing this.. if your investing in the stock market with less then 563 dollars then whats the point of even investing? i have 50 shares... that will become 350 shares.. but it makes no difference
apple will never bring its massive cash pile to the usa without some kind of tax break and thats what they should be doing. It is a disservice to shareholders to do so... Apple company would be worth 30-40 percent less if they did that.. The government steals too much of my money already... and as an apple shareholder that money that apple holds is mine too
my account going up 16% today was great... never going full margin again... im gonna try to stay completly off margin.. i still havent made back all of my money from these past 2 years but its just much safer this way..
If apple goes straight to 600 i still will benefit but just not as much as i would have on full margin... but its just not worth the worry of loosing a lot of money