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  • The Best Way to Profit from the AAPL-GOOG Mobile Payments War AAPL 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…
  • Apple Stock Price (AAPL) Will Rise on iPhone 6, Watch – Eventually Apple stock price

    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 stock market today

    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 AAPL

    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) Apple stock price

    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 chromeapple

    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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  • Apple Stock to Reach a $1 Trillion Market Cap by 2018 Apple stock

    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is on track to become America's first $1 trillion company by 2018.

    That means the Apple stock price will need to get to about $167 a share, a fair distance from its current $102 a share and market cap of about $610 billion. But given the trajectory of its current businesses, as well as the additive punch of several new areas Apple will soon enter, a market cap of $1 trillion is a very attainable target.

    Step by step, this is how AAPL stock will reach this milestone…
  • The Apple-IBM Deal Has One Clear Winner: You apple-ibm

    You may remember the famous "1984" commercial introducing Macintosh personal computers.

    In the ad, "Apple" is an iconoclastic young heroine who hurls a hammer at a giant screen broadcasting "Big Brother" (IBM) lecturing to a legion of followers.

    But instead of David battling Goliath to the death, the two are now joining forces in a bold new pact, and it's a good deal for both companies.

    But investors will want to buy the stock that stands to benefit the most...
  • Why Apple Stock Broke $100 and Set an All-Time High (AAPL) Apple stock news

    Thanks to two effusive research reports, the Apple stock price (Nasdaq: AAPL) cracked the $100-a-share milestone yesterday (Tuesday).

    The close of $100.53 also marked an all-time closing high for Apple stock. The previous all-time closing high (before the 7-to-1 stock split in June) was $702.10, or $100.30 adjusted.

    The analyst reports both noted that strong sales of the upcoming iPhone 6 will boost AAPL stock.

    But that's not all they said...
  • Apple Stock Will Zoom on This $626 Billion Opportunity (AAPL) apple square

    For all the talk about fancy new hardware (like the iPhone 6) that's in Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) pipeline, another initiative on the horizon has just as good a chance - if not better - to move the needle on Apple stock over the next year.

    It's Apple's bid to control the nascent mobile payments industry, which is poised to grow from $133 billion last year to $626 billion in 2018.

    And AAPL already has most of the pieces in place to dominate it…
  • AAPL Stock Finally Kicks the Drag of Samsung Patent War AAPL stock

    The partial peace in the global patent war between Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and rival Samsung Electronics (OTC: SSNLF) won't be a major catalyst for either AAPL stock or that of Samsung, but it will be one less risk factor for investors in both companies to worry about.

    Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple and South Korea-based Samsung announced today (Wednesday) that they would drop lawsuits against each other in all countries except the United States.

    Here's why both sides have decided it's time to kiss and make up...
  • AAPL Earnings Full of Clues of How Stock Gets to New Highs AAPL

    Investors needed to sleep on a deceptively boring earnings report, but by this morning the positive news the company shared in its conference call had pushed Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock up nearly 3%.

    Much of that had to do with the iPhone, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's most important product and the primary catalyst of Apple stock.

    But investors weren't just reacting to the encouraging iPhone news.

    In Tuesday's conference call, CEO Tim Cook revealed several other positive surprises...
  • Apple Earnings Beat Forecasts Thanks to Higher Margins (Nasdaq: AAPL) Apple earnings

    Better-than-expected gross profit margins helped Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) beat Wall Street forecasts.

    But the rest of Apple's earnings report was nothing to get excited about. The mixed bag of news left Apple stock flat in after-hours trading.

    Now investors can focus on what's coming this fall...
  • AAPL Leads These Three "Strong-Performing" Tech R&D Winners AAPL

    As someone who's been in the technology trenches for the past 30 years, I know well that spending a ton of cash on research does not guarantee profits or stock-price appreciation.

    What tech companies need are cost-effective research and development budgets - like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). But Apple isn't alone.

    We've found two other tech companies that also have mastered this strategy..
  • New AAPL iPhone Report Leads Today's Stock Market News Stock market news

    Stock Market News, July 22, 2014: The DJIA slumped on Monday, as military action continues in the Gaza Strip and geopolitical tensions remain high in Ukraine. The United States and European allies have strengthened economic sanctions against Russian interests and are threatening further action against Vladimir Putin if he doesn't pull support from pro-Russian militants in Eastern Ukraine.

    Here’s what you should know to make your Tuesday profitable: