In your example, Apple only rose 9.1% while Facebook rose 26.7%....
If Apple rose 26.7% (to $696.9), you would have $6272, profit of $1272
Or if Facebook had only rose 9.1% (to $32.73), you would have $5433, a profit of $433.
Note the margin of error, but you would make just as much if you invested the same amount and the stocks rose by the same %age.
Originally Posted by Blades
if were talking buy and sell stocks and you have lets say $5000 to put into stocks. (forgetting all the extra costs associated with a trade)
you buy apple at lets say $550 per share you can get what?
5000 / 550 = 9 s
now lets say you sell at $600
600 x 9 = 5400 ... profit of $400
you buy facebook at $30
5000 / 30 = 166
now lets say you sell at $38
166 x 38 = 6308 .. profit of $1308
my point is you can make more money buy more shares of a different stock because of the amount of money you have to spend.