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Dow's Embrace of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Reveals New Paths to Profits

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The announcement last week that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) would replace AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) in the venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average's 30 top companies reflects an important trend that you can play to your advantage. Today, I'll tell you how.

Previously, the biggest shake-up of the Dow came in September 2013 when Goldman Sachs, Nike, and Visa knocked out Alcoa, Bank of America, and Hewlett-Packard.

If you see a pattern, you are correct. The Dow is moving in the direction of tracking the new, consumer- and intellectual property-driven economy. Replacing AT&T with Apple is a logical step in that direction.

It's all a part of a critical trend I see coming that will change the way we think about investing.

For those who want to look to the future (Apple) and slough off the past (AT&T), this is a key time to act. Here's how.

Can AAPL Get to $1 Trillion Market Cap on Apple Watch Sales?

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The arrival of the Apple Watch poses one huge question - will it make Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) the first $1 trillion company?

Sales of the Apple Watch could make or break AAPL's growth targets.

Find out if the Apple Watch will take the company to historic highs...

Apple Watch Could Be the iPad of 2015

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Monday's presentation by Apple boss Tim Cook revealed that the Apple Watch is a less useful, less compelling, and less user friendly version of the iPhone. But people also sniggered at the iPad back in 2010, when it wasn't clear why users would want a device that was less useful than a laptop and had less connectivity than a mobile phone.

Avid fans flocked to the iPad nonetheless, and they'll probably drive demand for the watch - meaning Apple's unusual dual stature as the biggest cap company on the planet and a doyenne of hipsters will remain intact.

When Will Apple Be Worth a Trillion Dollars?

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Investors are asking, "When will Apple be worth a trillion dollars?" Not "if."

That's because Apple stock has already shot up 20% this year. It would need another 30% to hit that magic number.

Dear Money Managers: Not Buying AAPL Stock Is "Financial Suicide"

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock has been grabbing a lot of headlines.

Just look at its market cap. And its cash holdings. It's a juggernaut in every sense and definitely a buy.

Here's why not investing in Apple stock is "financial suicide..."

Should I Buy Apple Stock?

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With Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) now the most valuable company of all time, many investors have one question: Should I buy Apple stock?

AAPL stock closed at $122.02 yesterday, putting its market cap at a record $710.7 billion. Today Apple stock rode even higher, trading at about $124.50 through most of the session. That pushed Apple's market cap over $725 billion.

For Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani, the answer is easy. For his take on whether investors should buy Apple stock, watch this video.

Why My Apple Stock Price Prediction Is Still Coming True (AAPL)

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My Apple stock price prediction is that shares will hit $1,000 ($142.85, post-split) by Labor Day 2016.

Having just reported the biggest quarterly earnings ever for a public company - $18 billion in net value - Apple is certainly poised to reach this share price milestone.

Here are the three big catalysts that will make my Apple stock price prediction come true...

Monster Q1 AAPL Earnings Beat Stuns Wall Street

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The Q1 AAPL earnings beat Wall Street expectations by a huge margin, thanks to monster iPhone sales over the holidays.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reported its December quarter earnings after the market close today (Tuesday).
Apple reported earnings per share (EPS) of $3.06, blowing past the consensus forecast for $2.59. Revenue was $74.6 billion, also much higher than the $$67.5 billion analysts had expected. Both are all-time record highs for the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant.

Here's an in-depth look at the Q1 Apple earnings and what they mean...

Apple Pay (AAPL) Potential Is Huge – Especially for This Chip Maker…

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When looking for tech investing winners - like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) - the best gains come by jumping on unstoppable trends. The "mobile wave" trend is one of them.

You see, Apple is projected to sell a quarter of a billion iPhone 6s in 2015. The force behind that is Apple Pay, the company's mobile payments system that lets users pay for things by waving their phone over them.

In 2014, shoppers made $50 billion in mobile purchases. That number will soar 328% to $214 billion in 2015.

But I'm not looking for AAPL to be the biggest winner here...

Q1 AAPL Earnings Will Smash Records

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The Q1 AAPL earnings will smash records, led by blockbuster sales of the iPhone 6.

Every indication points to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) walloping expectations when the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech titan reports earnings after the market close Tuesday.

Holiday sales make Apple's Q1 its biggest quarter of the year. So it's almost certain that 2015's Q1 Apple earnings will be the biggest quarter in company history.

The Q1 AAPL earnings will set the tone for 2015. Here's what to expect...

The Biggest Apple Flops of All Time (AAPL)

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Apple flops: Huge Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) earnings are due out Tuesday afternoon. Revenue is projected to come in at $67.5 billion in Q1 - more sales in a three-month period than Google Inc. generated in all of 2014.

But this masterful $650 billion tech giant had plenty of failures along its path to success.

As the saying goes, "The master has failed more times than the beginner has tried."

These are some of the biggest Apple flops of all time...

Tech's "Virtuous Cycle" Trend Will Give Us Profits for Years

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My wife Robin is a financial advisor and a CPA.

She also possesses one of the sharpest minds I've ever seen.

That's probably why she has such an affinity for jigsaw puzzles. Back in upstate New York, when we were both attending business school together at night, there was nothing she liked more to "decompress" during the lull between the semesters than to do a jigsaw puzzle.

And the greater the number of pieces - and the more complex the puzzle - the more she liked it.

Truth be told, I view the investing process in much the same way that my wife looks at jigsaw puzzles.

There's something really gratifying about taking hundreds of disparate "pieces" - in this case, the reams of financial, economic, and political data that's available at any given time - and shrewdly assembling them into a "picture" that makes sense or conveys beauty.

Or that points the way to untold wealth...

The Case for Apple Stock in 2015 (Nasdaq: AAPL)

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Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) gained an impressive 40% in 2014, but it’s not finished yet… not even close.

You see, AAPL is perfectly situated to ride this monster trillion-dollar wave in the New Year.

Take a look...

Apple Stock: 27% Gains Ahead, Even If You Buy Now (AAPL)

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In October 2013 we predicted Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) had a 5-to-1 chance of reaching $1,000 per share. Many analysts were skeptical, criticizing the appointment of Tim Cook as CEO. But here we are, a little more than a year later, having gained 48% from the tech giant.

And that's not all. If we play it right, we stand to gain another 27%... at least. We've even put a date on it.

Here's when and how to make your move...

AAPL, DECK, HAS Poised for Robust Sales This Holiday Season

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U.S. retail sales in November grew at the quickest clip in eight months, with shoppers shelling out liberally for everything from clothes to cars.

Retail sales rose 0.7% last month, according to the U.S. retail sales report released by the Commerce Department Thursday. That was up from 0.5% in October.

Three retailers - AAPL, DECK, and HAS - are expected to profit handsomely this holiday season. Take a look...

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