Post by Luckychoices on Nov 24, 2019 19:02:37 GMT -5
Way back in 1986, some 34 years ago, my wife and I had recently married and we were about to buy our first computer, a PC clone. My then 17-year-old son, the older of my two boys, suggested that, before we bought a PC, we should consider buying an Apple Mac SE instead. Even though I had purchased an Apple II+ for my 2 sons some years before that, I had convinced myself that a PC is what we should now purchase, since it was so ubiquitous in the workplace in those days.
I did, however, know a person in my department at work that owned a Mac SE and, after he gave me a brief demo of its capabilities, I began to question our choice of computers. When I mentioned this to my wife, she was quick to tell me that she had no interest in buying a Mac SE but did agree to watch the same demo that I had seen. Fortunately, after the demo, she was also convinced about the SE and that set us on the path of only buying Apple computers.
When we began to invest our money in individual stocks instead of mutual funds in the late 1990’s, since we were happy with our computer choice, AAPL was one of several stocks we purchased, along with Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Nokia, Home Depot, JDSU, etc. Two or three years later, after we lost almost $100,000 in the Tech Crash of 1999-2000, we made the fortuitous decision to sweep any money remaining in our various stocks into AAPL exclusively.
Over the years, I’ve gotten somewhat used to AAPL ATH’s followed by drastic, unwarranted pullbacks in the share price but ever since Apple Inc. restarted their quarterly dividends, I’ve been pretty relaxed about our investment. Apple Inc and AAPL both have seen good days and bad since 2000, but the overall movement of AAPL stock has been up.
Why am I posting this? As I said, time passes...and yesterday, my 17-year-old son from 1986 turned 50-years-old. That’s a milestone age. I remember when *I* turned 50…even though just barely. He and his family have been living in London for the past 7 years and he’s CTO of small company that has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. Ironically, his company’s product helps “…investors make market-beating returns…”.
How about that? At the tender age of 17, he set his dad and Step-mom on a course to make market-beating returns with AAPL when he helped direct us into the Apple computer camp. He and I have talked and laughed about it several times over the years...initially when he inquired about whether there would be any consultant fee/bonus tied in with his original recommendation to buy that Mac SE. Sadly, there will not be. But I never forget who started us buying Apple products and AAPL stock.
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
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Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5