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piot
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Jan 19, 2006, 11:52 AM
 
It's a long time since I have owned ANY shares! I may be a little late .... but I would like to take a dip into the Apple pot.

What's the best way to do it? Any good online brokers? What are the tax implications of owning overseas shares?

I am based in London. Thanks
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Jan 19, 2006, 11:58 AM
 
1) Know, what you are doing. At the current P/E ratio, I'm not sure if the current stock price will hold up. You are a little late in the game
2) Make sure any investments are from disposable income and you won't need the money anytime soon. You might have to sit it out when you buy now and then Apple will temporarily go down.
3) Definitely go online brocker.
4) Tax: I have no idea bout UK tax law.
     
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Jan 19, 2006, 10:04 PM
 
mini-bump
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Jan 19, 2006, 10:22 PM
 
so you want to be a fox with stocks? A canary in canary wharf? start here at : http://news.ft.com/home/uk

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Jan 20, 2006, 09:34 PM
 
I you are young it would be smart to buy Apple Stock. Over the long run bound to go up. Just try to look for a low or no fee broker.

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense." Winston Churchill
     
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Jan 21, 2006, 02:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by piot
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For what ?
     
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Jan 22, 2006, 01:28 AM
 
your timing is not exactly perfect.
     
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^^^Yep.

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Jan 22, 2006, 10:43 AM
 
Originally Posted by what_the_heck
For what ?
well ..... for you ..... obviously!
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Jan 22, 2006, 10:46 AM
 
Thanks to all.

Moonmonkey, turtle .......
it would be great to hear from you again ...... when you can actually answer my question.
Ta.
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Jan 22, 2006, 11:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey
your timing is not exactly perfect.
That's what they said about Microsoft in the early 90's after it had soared 3000%. After that it went up further 47000%..
     
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Jan 22, 2006, 05:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by piot
Thanks to all.

Moonmonkey, turtle .......
it would be great to hear from you again ...... when you can actually answer my question.
Ta.
what_the_heck asnwered most of your questions.
moonmonkeys advice on timing should get you a long way.
What else do you need to know ?

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Jan 22, 2006, 05:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Busemann
That's what they said about Microsoft in the early 90's after it had soared 3000%. After that it went up further 47000%..


I asked last year about AAPL shares and everyone here said I was too late. I now want to slice some of those guys up with a red saber :evil jedi bastard:

As long as the economy and oil price is stable enough AAPL has lots of growth left but it depends how long you want to invest for. A company's share price doesn't exist in a vacuum so no matter how good its products are you have to look at other factors like the economy, consumer growth and the other ones like war and oil and whoever the ass hole in power is.
     
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Jan 22, 2006, 08:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777
what_the_heck asnwered most of your questions.
moonmonkeys advice on timing should get you a long way.
What else do you need to know ?
-t
Apologies to what the heck. I didn't notice his name .... on his first post.

Turtle. My original post clearly states that I am well aware that I am late to the AAPL party of the last 52 weeks (and longer!) I really don't need anyone else to tell me that, or offer general investement advice. I asked about online brokers and UK tax implications.

Don't get me wrong, Turtle ( you don't mind if I call you Turtle, do you?), I really appreciate all your help in this matter.
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