Getting Antsy About Apple?

by Jeff Reeves | November 16, 2012 9:42 am

What to do with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[1]) is a question on every tech investor’s mind right now — including me. After all, I’m long AAPL stock and shares are rapidly approaching my entry price. Almost every day I ask myself, “Man, should I get out now before my position goes red?”

Then I take a sip of coffee and move onto other things … because I’ve learned one painful lesson as an investor that is truer than all others: People just trade too freakin’ much. So I’m taking my advice (recently stated here[2] and here[3]) to just relax and keep my hands off the trigger.

But for those of you who simply can’t help themselves, here’s some of the Apple news and numbers I’m looking at:



So that’s that. I am sticking it out with AAPL for the long-term capital gains, the dividend and because I am not a trader. However, if you are looking for a short-term swing trade, there probably are better places to put your money in the next few months than Apple stock.

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Jeff Reeves is the editor of and the author of “The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks.”[19] Write him at or follow him on Twitter via @JeffReevesIP. As of this writing, he held a long position in Apple but none of the other stocks named here.

  1. AAPL:
  2. here:
  3. here:
  4. Apple earnings missed expectations:
  5. earlier in 2012:
  6. late in 2011:
  7. podcast after Apple earnings:
  8. attacks on Gaza:
  9. eurozone falling back into recession:
  10. mounting layoffs at home in the U.S.:
  11. DELL:
  12. RIMM:
  13. XOM:
  14. supply issues, not demand issues:
  15. Jeff Macke and Todd Schoenberger explore:;_ylt=Ak.4L.3_Fv4xEyS_Gv33XqyiuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTN1cTNxYTVsBG1pdANGaW5hbmNlIEZQIE1lZ2F0cm9uIDIEcGtnAzU5ZmE0ZjE4LWZkN2EtM2VmYS05MmExLTY5YTY1ZjhjNWU4NARwb3MDMQRzZWMDbWVnYXRyb24Ed
  16. MSFT:
  17. This kind of creative destruction can be good for tech stocks:
  18. Someone yelled “fire” at the hedge funds:
  19. “The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks.”:

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