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Spend $700 at Apple Store or on Apple Stock?

    • I bought my first Mac Laptop for ~$2000 in June 2004. At $15 a share at the time, and with a stock split in Feb 2005, today my $2000 would be worth about $186k in Apple stock. Somewhat depressing to think about, but without that first Powerbook I wouldn’t have started down the path of enjoying many Apple products over the last 8 years.

    • Buying i-Products is what losers do. Do the math. Early adopters are and Apple is their dealer.

    • better purchasing bond instead for a better interest and certainly less risky

      Continental has placed US dollar-denominated bonds worth US$950 million with institutional investors in Germany and abroad. According to the company, the bonds have a seven year term and are being issued by Continental Rubber of America, Corp., USA, and guaranteed by Continental AG and selected subsidiaries. The annual interest rate will be 4.5 per cent and is substantially lower than the interest rate on the bonds issued by Continental in 2010. Interest will be payable semi-annually in arrears. The proceeds will be used for the early repayment of part of the debts scheduled to mature in April 2014.

      “The significant oversubscription is another important sign of confidence in our performance,” explained Continental CFO Wolfgang Schäfer. “With this step, we have taken advantage of the current positive capital market environment to cover our additional investments in the US through the debt capital market,” Schäfer added.

      The bonds are expected to be traded on the open markets of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the stock exchanges. They will be issued on September 24, 2012. BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and RBS act as bookrunners for the offering.

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