drhowarddrfine - 3:38 am on Jul 21, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: bill at 4:36 am (utc) on Jul 21, 2013]
@gethan - Ballmer may not be ousted or not for quite some time but it's results that matter in the long run.
@Clarence - Everything you just said is false and a fool's run. Microsoft has not been a sideways stock for over a decade until fairly recently when it made a slight run up. And now those purchasers are losing out.
Google did NOT lose $24 billion dollars.
If Microsoft were to "reset" its price in a month or two, it would drop to $24 range where it's floated around for a decade.
If you schedule your large purchase for Monday, you'll be buying a stock that's fallen far below its 50-day ma with large overhead to recover. You might see a slight rebound next week but that will be short lived.
You misrepresent what Buffet said, too. He didn't mean to buy stock in a company that's had a downturn and had a one-day crash. He was talking about the market as a whole.
[edit reason] see sticky [/edit]
[edited by: bill at 4:36 am (utc) on Jul 21, 2013]