Lose the Greed Gene
One of the great investing lessons comes from a long-time adviser and friend in the form of an adage: “Pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered.” Guess what? I should’ve sold at least some Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares when they hit the magical $700 mark. I’m still ahead, and am looking forward to the coming quarterly dividends (and yes, I still hold out hope for a 5:1 stock split). But the appreciation and probable change in capital gains taxes should’ve been enough to make me remember the advice. Silly me … it won’t happen again.