This week's Apple trading strategies (4/18-4/22/22)

A place for Apple traders and investors to share their best ideas.

To get things rolling, here's CNBC's investment committee at the start of last week wondering how long the pain in tech stocks is going to last.

Below: Apple vs. the S&P 500 last week, normalized…

apple trading strategies 4-18-22
Disclosure: Although I am now an Apple shareholder (see Why I bought a share of Apple, my first), I am in no position to give trading advice. Don’t blame me if you drain your IRA doing something you read about here.

See also last week’s trading strategies.


  1. Robert Paul Leitao said:
    As someone with a long-term perspective – 3 years, 5 years and 10 years from today – I’m not concerned with short-term market gyrations or the market’s sentiment at this time. I am concerned with being in the shares prior to the announcement later this month of this year’s capital return program expansion. Apple is currently trading at prices first seen in early December with robust sales continuing for 5G iPhones at least through the next model year, the likelihood of Services expansion into new consumer markets, and a Mac line still in transition to Apple silicon against comparatively strong enterprise and consumer demand. The capital return program expansion, inclusive of share repurchases and dividends, is likely to be in the range of $100 billion. From a long-term perspective, it’s value that matters, not market talk.

    April 17, 2022
  2. Michael Goldfeder said:
    Apple made capital investments years ago that are now just starting to see long term benefits, notably their move into silicon. The M-1 chip has been extremely impressive and while every other chip manufacturer is playing catch up to that product, Apple is now starting to roll out the M-2. The impact from these particular achievements alone has already put Intel into the rearview mirror, if not the dust.

    Apple becoming a vertically integrated company in an effort to control their supply chains long before the pandemic ever arrived, just established their commitment to bringing everything in house and the benefits that poses moving forward cannot be understated.

    Short term stock gyrations, while annoying, are easier for longterm shareholders to tolerate given the Mother of all buyback plans that after this current announcement on the 27th, IMO, might be the last one of significant magnitude. I’m thinking when the program is up for review in 2023, that the transition to increased dividends will be the primary program and buybacks will take a less significant role moving ahead.

    But the future for products and services remains bright and fulfilling for an investor with a non myopic outlook.

    April 17, 2022
  3. Bart Yee said:
    As of close April 15, 2022, the 1 year and YTD returns of select peers and indexes vs AAPL:

    AAPL +25.2%, -6.9%
    Nasdaq Comp -3.6%, -14.7%
    Nasdaq 100 +0.66%, -15.7%
    Dow 30 +2.14%, -5.2%
    S&P500 +6.5%, -7.8%
    MSFT +9.5%, -16.8%
    GOOGL +13.1%, -12.5%
    NVDA +39.2%, -27.7%
    AMZN -9.0%, -9.0%
    FB -30.6%, -37.5%
    NFLX -36.8%, -43.4%
    INTC -28.8%, -11.3%
    QCOM +1.6%, -25.1%
    ARKK -52.8%, -37.6%
    BRK-A +28.1%, +14.6%
    Samsung -20.5%, -14.8%
    HPQ +12.9%, -0.53%
    HPE -2.5%, -2.5%
    DELL -0.1%, -16.4%
    TSLA +34.5%, -6.79%

    As always, past performance is no guarantee of future results.

    April 18, 2022

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