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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...

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Dow Jones Today Falls on Weak Earnings from MSFT, CAT

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The Dow Jones today tumbled 291 points amid poor earnings reports and conflicting economic data ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announcement on Wednesday.

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) were two of the day's worst-performing stocks. Microsoft had its worst day since July 2013.

Here are the other top stories from the stock market today...

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...

Apple iPhone Devoured Half of All U.S. Phone Sales for the Past Three Months

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One out of every two Americans who purchased phones in the period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014 bought an Apple iPhone (Nasdaq: AAPL).

A Jan. 23 report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) showed Apple iPhones accounted for half of all U.S. phone activations in fourth quarter 2014. That's a 22% jump for AAPL's smartphone market share compared to Q3.

CIRP attributes Apple's recent market share jump to its newest iPhone, the iPhone 6...

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...

Ten Vintage Apple Products and What They're Worth Today (AAPL)

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Vintage Apple products are getting harder to come by, which makes them worth more money. An original Apple I computer sold for $210,000 in London a few years back.
But there's one recent Apple product you may own that's worth hundreds, even thousands, on eBay right now.

Check out these ten Apple products and what they're worth today. Who knows, maybe you already own one...

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...

Apple Stock Predictions: Is AAPL a Buy in 2015?

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Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) enjoyed an incredible 45% run over the last 12 months. But can its bullish trend continue in 2015?

Money Morning Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson - who has followed tech markets for more than 30 years - made strong Apple stock predictions in a Jan. 13 appearance on FOX Business' "Varney & Co."

Watch the video to see what Robinson forecasts for AAPL stock in coming months...

Intel Corp.'s (Nasdaq: INTC) True Key App Will Protect Your Digital Identity

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Tech titan Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) aims to drastically change the safety of our digital behavior. In fact, its goal is the "ultimate elimination of passwords altogether."

Intel unveiled a new password manager app that uses facial recognition instead of passwords to access information. The app - called "True Key" - debuted over the weekend at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

Here's how it works...

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...

Apple Stock Forecast 2015: Four Reasons to Expect Record Highs

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Our Apple stock forecast for 2015 anticipates another good year for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant has been on a major roll of late, with AAPL stock up more than 40% in 2014.

Now Apple is set up for record profits in 2015. Sales of the iPhone 6 show no signs of letting up, and the company has a completely new product category on the horizon in the Apple Watch.

It also has enough cash - $155 billion as of Sept. 30 - to finance its visionary strategy for years to come.

Here's the breakdown of what's fueling this bullish Apple stock forecast for 2015...

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...

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