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Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
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Better Buy: An iPad or One Share of Apple?

It seems hard to believe, but an iPad now costs roughly the same as one bite — or share — of Apple stock. So which is a better buy?

Shares in the technology giant recently surpassed $500  – about the same price as a new iPad. Most analysts expect Apple’s stock to keep climbing, but disagree on how high. Goldman Sachs has a $600 target on Apple (the price of a 32GB Wi-F-only iPad 2), while Morningstar analyst Michael Holt says the company’s fair value is $565. “There’s more room to run, but certainly it’s not the same margin of safety we would have seen a few months ago,” says Holt.

Given those estimates, many pros recommend buying shares. They point out that Apple has a cash stockpile of $98 billion, and lots of choices how to spend it. One option, according to the Goldman Sachs note, is to pay out a dividend to Apple shareholders. Another choice: Apple could develop a new device that’s smaller and cheaper than the iPad, but have more wizardry.

Even fans of Apple’s gadgets  point out that with the company plans to start selling the iPad 3 March 16, it may make little sense to drop $499 on a soon-to-be outdated iPad 2. “If you buy stock now, in three years time you could buy two iPads,” says Scott Sutherland, analyst at Wedbush Securities, meaning the stock will likely double.

Of course, there are those who prefer the iPad 2 to shares, especially with used models selling for as much as 20% off new ones, or $420, online. “Sell at least part of your Apple stock and buy one. I don’t believe the news can get any better,” says Jeff Saut, chief investment at financial advisory firm Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Fla.

And then there are those who can’t resist buying both. “I’m an Apple stock guy,” says Scott Davis, chief growth officer at marketing consultancy Prophet.  “You have the most valuable company in the world, the most valuable brand in the world,” says Davis, who owns an iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV and — after 25 years with IBM — recently swapped his PC for a Mac.

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    • Steve Jobs created a major technology that even the Japanese have not managed to make better of. They beat us with cars, cameras, and other electronics. I thought by 2012, some Mitsubishi or Sony computer would have emerged making Microsoft, IBM and Apple into less reliable Big 3 like Ford, GM and Dodge. But somehow Apple became the American pride. I am proud to own an American Apple computer that was not defeated by the Japanese.

    • If everyone buys 1 share instead an iPad, Apple wouldnt sell iPads at all! The stock will drop and the stock buyers will lose money

    • Put it this way: If you want to make a million dollars, just buy a $1 stock today that will grow one million and one-fold in the next few years. Hindsight instigates dangerously delusional thinking. Beware those who make their livings hawking specious financial advice, but embrace the underlying message to put your money into a responsible, long-range investment plan rather than flaunting the very latest gadgets and other trophies of conspicuous consumption. Over the long haul, diversified index funds tend to outperform quests for the next AAPL.

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141.44MDow Volume:
Avg Vol: 109.98M
Unchanged
217
Decliners
3378
Advancers
3004
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
Range: 1 Day
  • 1 Day
  • 5 Days
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • 6 Months
  • 1 Year
  • 2 Years
Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,528 -115 0.69%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,777 -52 1.07%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,972 -17 0.84%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,352 -3 0.12%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +8 0.72%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 47.80 -1.40 2.85%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,248 +56 0.90%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 10,259 -39 0.38%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,653 -22 0.47%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,942 -52 0.24%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,259 -94 0.91%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 363 0 0.13%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,743 -42 1.49%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,325 -566 2.99%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 21,484 -186 0.86%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,134 -72 2.26%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,077 -206 0.78%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,908 -13 0.46%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.01 0.53%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 120.73 -0.49 0.41%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.54 +0.01 0.37%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.25%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.56 -0.37 0.39%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.11 -0.32 0.36%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.19 -0.03 1.40%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.73 -0.01 1.33%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.92 +0.01 0.45%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.06 0.00 0.19%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.85 -0.02 0.96%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.37 -0.01 2.15%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 48 -1 2.85%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +8 0.72%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/7599553/delayed 373 -2 0.60%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/38649152/delayed 16,263 -245 1.48%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/30356461/delayed 1,938 -31 1.58%
Silver
/quotes/zigman/3134148/delayed 15 +0 0.37%

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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 89.43 -1.58 -1.74%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 112.76 -0.53 -0.47%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 618.25 -12.13 -1.92%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.34 -0.02 -0.12%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.48 0.20 0.38%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.13 0.95%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.20 -0.09 -0.27%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 33.54 0.28 0.84%
GE /quotes/zigman/227468/composite 24.82 -0.34 -1.35%
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You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 11.53%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
Instant Approval 18.00% 18.00% 17.93%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
Source:CreditCards.com

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