AAPL at 400 by the end of 2008? It would be remarkable but I really cannot see a reason why it would not happen. The only thing that would stop it is a total stock market meltdown. Sure, meltdown could happen but there would really be no place to hide your money if that did happen. <br><br>Why it could happen:<br>1) Continued uptick of MacOSX as percentage of operating system that accesses the internet. On my science websites OSX has been going up and quickly. Molecular biologists are ahead of the curve.<br>2) ZFS: just one more card that Jobs has not played yet to keep OSX ahead of the crowd. Not really the initial benefits of ZFS but the ease of use which will kick in during the next few years. Investors will see this future benefit laid out in 2008.<br>3) iPhone/iTouch: the cards not played here are numerous. People are snapping these things up and they don't even have GPS in them. Yet. When they do Jobs will make sure GPS with Maps will blow you away. Will iPhone 2.0 in June 2008 have it? Betcha.<br>4) VOIP over the iPhone and iTouch: Can't do voice over IP until the contract with ATT runs out. Then the iPhone is open to all cell providers but it can also be able to find a wireless node and call out with VOIP. This makes the high price worth it as the monthly bill shrinks. Money to Apple, not the cell provider. Then these iPhones will just be printing money for Apple. Cell providers will beg Apple to let them sell the iPhone on their system even though the phone will not need their system. They will cry but they will have no other option. If the pull a Verizon and cripple the iPhone Apple just says no.<br><br>Apple at 400 end of 2008, sure, high probability. Now your use of the word "yearly" is interesting. Trading at 800 by the end of 2009? Could easily happen. It might also take twenty of those 800 dollar shares to heat your house next winter.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
One year ago shares were $76. The yearly return is 134%. Not too shabby. <br><br>I believe Mac sales are going through the roof. iPhone sales this Christmas have been brisk. I'm waiting for Canada to get on the bandwagon and a Gen 2 release at which time there will be a double sale in my household. Perhaps Asia will be added to the list by the end of 2008.<br><br>Interesting thoughts on inflation. Perhaps we're fortunate to have stocks such as AAPL to keep ahead of the curve. I'm living on a yearly fixed income from my investments. If I relied on safe stock it couldn't be sustained for many years at the current rates of returns on bonds and other interest bearing shares. The inflation rate both our governments put out are a bunch of BS. I know how much more it costs to live and it isn't 2 - 3 % more than last year. After paying bills and buying groceries I have way less left over for non necessities. I'm not alone. We're all in the same boat.<br><br>
Pffft. Obviously, there's no proven correlation between basic math and success in the market.<br><br><br><br><br>Edit: Crap! I needed a winky! I meant winky! <br> [img]/images/wwwthreads/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/images/wwwthreads/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/images/wwwthreads/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/images/wwwthreads/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/images/wwwthreads/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/images/wwwthreads/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]/images/wwwthreads/icons/wink.gif[/img] <br><br><br><br>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Lea on 12/26/07 07:02 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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