|+John van der Munnik|
As you can see, AAPL peaked in the summer of 2012, over $700! I remember there was speculation that its stock price was well on its way to $1000 a share. Instead, Apple plummeted all the way under $400 which made me pretty nervous to tell you the truth. This is what I'd like to call a 'rollercoaster stock', which equals volatility and increased risk. I sold while I reckoned it was a good price (I bought it in May this year, on the second dip) and traded it in for Netflix (NFLX):
On the same time frame, Netflix paints a whole different picture; continuous growth and it doesn't seem to stop in the near future. For those who shorted it massively in June - July of last year (look at that volume bar!), see where its price it at now. Again, the main reason for this swap was the whole competition issue. Netflix has pretty much free range in their market, and are expanding into other markets abroad, already with great success.