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Q4 AAPL Earnings Blow Past Estimates as iPhone Sales Soar

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Just like old times, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) crushed its Q4 earnings, thanks to a great showing by the iPhone.

Given that the iPhone 6 models were only available for a couple of weeks at the end of the period, the news bodes well for Apple earnings in the current quarter.

Investors anticipated the positive news by sending Apple stock up 2% during the day. AAPL stock advanced more than 1% higher in after-hours trading.

Here's how Apple beat the street again...

This New Apple Stock Strategy Is a Tweak to the Carl Icahn Playbook

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It's one thing to be optimistic about a stock, but activist investor Carl Icahn's letter to Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook tries to make the case that Apple stock is worth double its current price today.

The letter, released today (Thursday) following a teaser tweet the night before, is Icahn's second push to get Apple to use a major portion of its $133 billion in cash for stock buybacks.

But there's more to Icahn's game this time than simply increasing stock buybacks.

This veteran activist investor is as cunning as ever...

Even Steve Jobs Got It Wrong Sometimes

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Few today would question that the late Steve Jobs was a genius, but those many mega successes have obscured the fact that from time to time he got it wrong.

But Steve Jobs' failures can reveal as much about how he was able to re-invent entire industries as can his amazing achievements.

Like many tech geniuses, the late Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO was known for his willingness to be bold, take risks and defy conventional thinking. That philosophy necessarily resulted in both breakthroughs and belly flops.

Here's a look at nine of the biggest mistakes of his career...

Apple Stock: Record Sales Only Hint at the Impact of the iPhone 6

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That Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) sold a record number iPhone 6 models - more than 10 million - in its first weekend only hints at what the product will mean for Apple stock.

Even though the total handily beat the first three days of sales of last year's duo of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, demand far outstripped supply.

Given that the iPhone contributes about 60% of Apple's profits, that's great news for AAPL stock.

Here’s why demand for the iPhone 6 will remain strong for months to come…

The Best Way to Profit from the AAPL-GOOG Mobile Payments War

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With so much money at stake, it's no wonder Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) are engaging in a huge battle over which company's e-wallet platform consumers will choose to make purchases.

We could wait on the sidelines to see which e-wallet consumers prefer. But that's not our style.

So here's a “secret” play whose business will be supercharged no matter who wins the mobile-payments war…

Why I'm Investing in Apple Stock for the Long Haul (AAPL)

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The impressive slate of announcements from Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) yesterday (Tuesday) is all the more reason to be investing in Apple stock, according to Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson.

"I'm in it for the long haul," Robinson told host Stuart Varney. "I definitely would still be acquiring [Apple stock]."

In this video, Robinson talks what it is about the company's latest products that have him so bullish on AAPL stock...

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Apple Stock Price (AAPL) Will Rise on iPhone 6, Watch – Eventually

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At its special event today (Tuesday), Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) proved it still has plenty of innovative fire in its belly.

But Wall Street apparently wanted more, as the Apple stock price slipped into negative territory after the event ended.

What matters, however, is what each of these products - the iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and the Apple Watch - will do for Apple stock down the line, and from what we saw today each is likely to add significantly to the company's earnings.

Here's how much punch each will pack for AAPL stock...

Stock Market Today Moving on AAPL, FB, and TWTR News

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Stock market today, Sept. 9, 2014: The U.S. stock markets were mixed Monday afternoon following a slide in energy prices. Brent crude prices slipped below $100 per barrel in London for the first time in more than a year.
Gold prices also slipped another 1% to hit a three-month low as the dollar continued its surge.

Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable, including news stories from AAPL, FB, and TWTR…

It's Time to Get a Bargain on Apple

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Ed Butowsky is going to owe me a steak dinner.

Butowsky is the managing partner at Chapwood Investments. He’s a good guy. And we often cross paths during our appearances on cable finance programs.

During our most recent get-together, we got into a spirited debate about one of my favorite tech stocks: Apple Inc.

As you folks know, last year I predicted that Apple would hit $1,000 a share ($142.85 post-split) by Labor Day 2016. And I’ve doggedly stuck with that projection.

Butowsky likes Apple, too. But he argues that intense competition will keep the share price from hitting my target anytime soon.

So the wealth manager and I decided to settle this good-natured disagreement the only way possible: with a steak-dinner bet.

When my deadline rolls around, I’m betting I’ll be dining on my favorite meal… Ed - I like my filet mignon cooked medium rare.

But you’ll be an even bigger winner…

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Why the Apple Stock Price Will Go Higher Despite the Noise (AAPL)

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A crazy week for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) ahead of its much-anticipated iPhone 6 announcement next Tuesday took a 4.22% bite out of the Apple stock price yesterday (Wednesday).

But long-term AAPL investors need not worry.

For all the commotion this week about hacked iCloud accounts, new products from rival Samsung, and negative comments from several Wall Street analysts, the fundamental reasons that the Apple stock price will continue to rise have not changed.

Here’s why these events are not the big deal the media has made them out to be…

Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) Next Big Move Will Supercharge This Tech Stock

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As the launch of the Apple iPhone 6 careens our way, we're seeing more and more speculation that the iDevice king wants to add digital payments to its "ecosystem."

And that's going to further supercharge the business of NXP Semiconductors, the specialized chipmaker whose shares are up 195% since we recommended them back in May 2012.

Let us show you why...

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