Thanks for the tip on the stocks app, 4aapl. The story contained this jaw-dropping fact:
”Other tech companies seem to be following the no-split model followed by Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA), which currently trades at $339,288 a share.”
Um, does that author not know that Berkshire Hathaway added a B class of shares for this very reason? BRK-B is trading at $226. And of course BRK is more like an ETF than an individual stock.
Thanks for the additional information, JD. Call me clueless, I guess, but other than AAPL we let professionals manage our investments. Our management of AAPL consists of collecting dividends, and lately a lot of cheering.
I think our progression was fairly typical. We started with IRA deductions from our salaries when our sons were young; those have always been professionally managed. Fabulous Spouse started mandatory withdrawals this year, and I’ll be following soon.
Once our sons were on their own, and our salaries had naturally grown over the years, we had more discretionary income, and that’s when our investment in AAPL began, spurred by the early success of iPhone. We never imagined that the returns would be as spectacular as they have been, and the resumption of dividends was just icing on the cake.
I wish that we could claim some investing insight, but it was mostly just following our hearts. I give AFB some credit for providing support during times like the recent dive to 140.
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
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
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