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You'll Be the Winner of This Blue Chip Battle

Blue Chip Even in the fast-paced world of high tech, 10 weeks is a short amount of time. And yet, as recently as early September, many industry analysts were saying Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had lost its innovative edge in the global smartphone war. That's when the Silicon Valley legend launched the iPhone 6 with two larger […]

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Why AAPL Stock Had a Mini-Flash Crash Today

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When Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock plunged about 6.4% in one minute this morning, befuddled Wall Street analysts came up with a lot of unlikely culprits.

Some blamed a Morgan Stanley downgrade, or profit-taking. Or weak Black Friday sales.

All of this is obviously grasping at straws. Nothing the analysts suggested would make a widely held stock like AAPL sink more than 6% in a minute.

The real explanation for the Apple stock drop is one that most Wall Street types don't like to talk about...

Don't Forget – AAPL Is a Top Retailer, Too

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For all the attention that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) gets, many forget that one of its core strengths is its retailing operation.

"They take retail operations very seriously," Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson said in a Wednesday appearance on the FOX Business "Varney & Co." program. "It's a big part of their operations, their sales success."

To find out how Robinson thinks investors should play AAPL stock now, watch the video below.

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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