My journey of becoming financial independence by 35 years old
I used to own 100 shares of Apple pre-split. It was pretty sweet as they were paying 3% dividend, had I kept my shares my YOC would have been 5% by now. I’m not regretting the sales as I sold AAPL to fund my 4-plex, cashing out for a lovely profit. My fidelity S&P 500 index fund on my 401k account own tons of Apple. There are about 5-10 companies that represent 17% of the S&P, and Apple is one of them. Now, I don’t wish anything bad to go against $AAPL, but it is kind of inevitable.
1. China buying is sinking.
2. I look around at the lunch table at my work, 100% of them are playing around with an Apple iPhone
3. 3/4 own an apple computer or iPad
What are these signals are telling me it’s a blessing and a curse for making products that lasts. People are sastified with what they have. Apple hasn’t innovated enough. Touch screen computers have been out for 5 years, 4K techno has been out for 3 years, iPad Pro is not pro, etc. Apple hasn’t innovating. they haven’t make any strategic buys. If you can’t innovated, then you need to buy other people innovation. Sitting on $230B of cash and they haven’t unload any.
Anyhow, if everything go to hell. Apple might come down to $75-85, it would be an attractive buy. This level is plausible because Apple might be forced to pull out of China as Beijing is mouth is stuff with money that they will not say anything to protect intellectual property. Letting homegrown company steal Apple technology and block Apple service in the case of iTunes and iBook.
I’m building my cash now, but if it does come down to pre-China level $75, I’ll pick some Apple and take a bite out of it. 🙂
Take a look at a “knock off” brand that have 4x specs as Apple:
**Acer Predator Specs, Acer annouced to be release in June** Priced at $2799
17″, 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-6820HK
RAM can be configured up to 64GB, and its storage potential is immense too. The Predator 17X can fit up to three SSDs and a 1TB or 2TB hard drive. What I don’t yet know is how easy it will be to add drives to the Predator 17X. After all, while the price of the laptop in a standard configuration is imposing, one with three SSDs is going to be borderline ridiculous.
The Acer Predator 17X has a 17.3-inch matt IPS screen, which can be configured for either 1080p or (no doubt at great expense) 4K (3840×2160). This is one of the only laptops with enough graphics horsepower to justify a 4K resolution screen. Even an Nvidia GTX 980M is best kept running a 1080p display when playing demanding games.
Take a look at the macbook Pro 15″ with the strongest specs, priced at $3200
15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
- 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
- 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
- 1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage
- Intel Iris Pro Graphics + AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory
- Force Touch trackpad
- Backlit Keyboard (English) & User’s Guide
The newest announce a week ago, didn’t have nearly the specs, so I didn’t use that. You see, they went backward in specs, even with their newly announce products? What kind of marketing is it?
Twitter is a strange case. They stopped innovating. The platform limit to 144 characters, movies and writings were talking about it, then they change it – stupid. Lost their ID. They could have scoup something up like Reddit or a journal website or empennage WordPress or blogspot to give users a more interactive. Like Facebook with whatapp. Anyhow, I believe more buys are coming soon. Since I joined Twitter 1/2 of my traffic is coming from Twitter, so I know it’s very effective as an advertiser. I’m putting an order to buy Twitter after the blood shed is done.
What do you think about these two prospects? What are your buys in this all time high stock market?