Caw. Caw.

I know I’ve been rubbing it in everyone’s faces recently, but let’s take a look at the performance of a few companies stock prices over the last year. The blue line is Apple. Orange is Gateway. Red is Dell. Green is Microsoft. Black is HP.

Graph comparing percentage of growth of Apple's stock to other companies' stocks



  1. Posted January 13, 2005 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I am kicking myself a few thousand times for not buying stock in Apple when I moved out here…. Or at the release at the Ipod…Or at the release of OS X…..As Homer Simpson so aptly puts it DOH.

  2. Posted January 14, 2005 at 10:54 am | Permalink


    This is the grad. student / statistician (and not the Apple freak) in me but shouldn’t those percentages be compared to actual values. Percentages are cool and all that but a 200% percent gain on $10 isn’t as meaningful as a 1% gain on 10 billion or whatever.


    Sorry I couldn’t help it 🙂

  3. Posted January 14, 2005 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Nah! The point is that in the world of tech, Apple is rising while their competition sits mostly stagnant. I think the graph shows that pretty well.

  4. Neal
    Posted January 14, 2005 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    I think I’m going to have to sit down with my accountant uncle later in the spring and chat over investment stuff with him, as I might actually have money *gasp* to do so. Wow.