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Stock Picking Matters: Apple v Microsoft

Posted By Global Macro Monitor On November 28, 2012 @ 8:30 am In Think Tank | Comments Disabled

Stock picking is true for even us Global Macro types.

Past may not be prologue as the WSJ article [1] from where the chart is sourced argues,  but this is one incredible 10-year outperformance.

Microsoft for the past decade also has paled in comparison as an investment. Someone who invested $10,000 in Microsoft stock 10 years ago and reinvested the dividends would have about $13,000 today, according to FactSet. The equivalent figure for Apple would be $700,000.

- Wall Street Journal [1]

Hat tip to the great Jason Zweig [2] via Twitter!



(click here [4] if chart is not observable)

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URLs in this post:

[1] WSJ article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578121334162054890.html

[2] Jason Zweig: https://twitter.com/jasonzweigwsj

[3] Image: http://macromon.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/why-stockpicking-matters/nov27_apple-v-softie/

[4] here: http://macromon.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/why-stockpicking-matters/

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