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Monday, 31 December 2012 13:38

Apple is the worst investment of 2012

Written by Nick Farrell



Just in case you were interested


If you wanted to know the IT company which was a rotten investment this year, you might be thinking Facebook, HP or RIM. 

However according to Business Insider is starting to look like the so-called industry leader, Apple might have caused its investors the biggest headaches. More money has been lost in the past three months in Apple stock than has ever been lost in the tech disasters known as Hewlett-Packard and Research In Motion combined.

HP’s stock price peaked above $50 a few years ago, and now it's trading at $14 and RIM peaked above $140 a few years ago, and it's trading for $11. However Jobs Mob’s share price peaked above $700 three months ago and is now trading just above $500. This means that on a percentage basis, therefore, Apple's stock is down much less than either Hewlett-Packard RIM but has cost shareholders a lot more money.

When HP investors have lost about $100 billion since the 2000 peak and RIM has lost $65 billion since the 2000 peak. Apple has cost its shareholders value in three months. What is more amusing is that about four months ago, I was lectured by an Apple fanboy who told me that the company is going to be worth a trillion dollars by the end of the year and he just invested more than $100,000 in the company. Looks like he would have been better off putting it on a horse.

Those who invested at the beginning of the year are still doing ok. However I would expect the share price to fall after Christmas as investors realise that the iPhone 5 is not doing that well and Chinese buyers, who bolstered the iPhone 4s are not interested in buying the new one.

Nick Farrell

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