What is Apple?
Apple Inc. (AAPL) was founded on 1 April 1976 by Steve Paul Jobs, Stephen G. Vozniak and Ronald Wayne and incorporated on 3 January 1977. Apple Inc. operates in the technology sector (hardware industry) and it is headquartered in Cupertino, California, with more than 500 retail stores located worldwide in 2019. The company is in the business of design, production and sale of a variety of products such as personal computers, smartphones, tablets, accessories and numerous other services like streaming, digital content stores, iTunes store, licensing services, etc. Some of the most popular Apple products are Mac personal computers and iPhone smartphones.
Apple Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange and its stock is one of the constituents in some of the most popular market indices, for example, NASDAQ-100, S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI). In 2018 it became the first company ever to reach the $1 trillion market capitalisation mark and by the end of 2019, it was worth more than $1.3 trillion (£1.06 trillion).
Overview of APPLE stock price in the past decade
It can be said that investors who opened a long position a couple of years ago received profits because the Apple stock price at the beginning of 2016 was $90. While its share price made a significant increase until the end of 2019 when it reached a multiyear high of more than $310. The rise in share price during the four-year period was more than 200 per cent.
Furthermore, a well-developed growth strategy enforced the development of high-quality products and expanded Apple Inc. business activities in different technological segments. Aside from the minor fluctuations, Apple Inc. records a constant increase in its revenue and profit during the last decade. For instance, its revenue in 2010 was $65.2 billion, with $215 billion revenue in 2016 and $260 billion in revenue in 2019. The same happened with Apple profits as well, it reported a net income of slightly above $45 billion in 2016 while the net income for 2019 was a bit more than $55 billion.
However, always keep an eye on the latest stock related news, events and announcements, which can have a positive or negative impact on the Apple stock price.
How to invest in Apple stock
You can buy or sell stocks in many ways depending on whether you want to purchase them directly from the stock exchange or indirectly. You can invest in Apple stock if you buy shares on the Nasdaq stock exchange. By doing so, you can say that you own a certain percentage of the company. Also, you can grasp the benefits from the stock price movement indirectly, by using a derivative instrument to invest in Apple stock.
You can also choose to trade tokenised stocks, which enable traders to benefit from price differences of the reference asset (Apple shares) without owning the stocks. The tokenised assets are designed in a way to reflect on the Apple stock movement (the real asset) and offer profitable opportunities in a similar way as the real asset.
It should be noted that tokenised assets are developed based on blockchain technology, which enables the facilitation of smart-contracts. Thanks to that non-value adding (third party) fees are minimised or eliminated from trading transactions.
Also, crypto holders are no longer required to convert their cryptocurrencies in fiat money to be able to trade Apple or other shares. Tokenised shares can be directly bought with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether or fiat money.
You can decide to speculate on the Apple shares price movement through the tokenised assets available on Currency.com and get a real-time update on the Apple price chart available on your computer, iOS or Android device.
For those thinking that the tokenised positions are different compared to the traditional assets, keep in mind that actually you open a long position (buy tokenised assets) or go short (anticipating a price decline) in more or less the same way. The main difference is that you can utilise the power of leverage to boost your profits when you trade tokenised Apple stock on Currency.com. That means when tokenised shares are traded on margin, you can enter bigger positions with your available funds.
Tokenised Apple stock trading guide
Although it may seem that tokenised Apple stock and blockchain technology are very complex to understand, trading is quite easy. It is almost identical to Apple stock trading on a stock exchange. All traders need to do is follow these steps:
- Step 1: Open an account with Currency.com
- Step 2: Fund your account with cryptocurrency or fiat money (your choice)
- Step 3: Check the available leverage and decide on your trading position size
- Step 4: Buy tokenised Apple stock
- Step 5: Currency.com will match the buy and sell orders between its clients or the orders will be hedged through Capital.com, LMAX Digital as well as other exchanges like Binance, Bitstamp, Kraken, NASDAQ, NYSE and Gain Capital
- Step 6: You decide when to sell your tokenised assets and make a withdrawal of your crypto or fiat funds.
Why trade tokenised APPLE shares with Currency.com?
There are multiple reasons in favour of Apple stock trading on a tokenised assets exchange and some of the most obvious ones are:
- No need to convert cryptocurrencies
Traders can buy tokenised assets with their cryptocurrency, thereby avoiding potential transaction fees that arise when converting the crypto to fiat money.
- Advanced crypto-trading platform
Broad availability of technical analysis indicators as well as basic weekly and monthly analysis for popular assets. Traders can use more than 70 indicators for their trading strategies.
- Low-cost trading – narrow spreads
Currency.com offers the possibility for opening trading positions with tokenised Apple stocks with a slim market spread along with the opportunities for maker rebates and competitive taker fees.
- Utilise the power of leverage
Traders can open larger positions with the capital they have because Currency.com offers a leverage of up to 1:100. For example, if you want to purchase $15,000 worth of tokenised Apple stock, you will need to have only 5 per cent of the transaction value or $750.
- Risk management possibilities
Currency.com promotes responsible trading. It enables the possibility for risk management along with stop-loss and take profits options. In addition, traders have the opportunity to manage their assets with negative balance protection.
Employing advanced technological solutions means that we have developed a trading platform that can perform 50 million trades per second.
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