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AAPL Leads These Three "Strong-Performing" Tech R&D Winners

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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

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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:

Apple Stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) Could Use an Earnings Beat This Week

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When Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reports its June quarter earnings after the market close Tuesday (tomorrow), the tech giant faces some steep expectations.

After all, one of the big reasons Apple stock is up over 17% on the year - and an impressive 32% since hitting a 2014 low of $71.40 on Jan. 30 - is the surprising Apple earnings beat in the March quarter.

Of course, the AAPL earnings beat last time around was driven primarily by unexpectedly strong iPhone sales. Can Apple do it again?

Here’s why Apple earnings are likely to outdo expectations on Tuesday…

Dow Jones Today Notches Another Record High; AAPL, YHOO, INTC in Top News

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Stock market today, July 16, 2014: The Dow Jones today (Wednesday) closed up for its 15th record-breaking close in 2014.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress again today. She reiterated that the economy remains vulnerable to a struggling job market and stagnating wages - two reasons why the central bank will continue its loose monetary policy in 2014. Still, in its Beige Book this afternoon, the Federal Reserve said that the economy was expanding at "a modest to moderate pace."

Here’s the scorecard from today’s trading session, and the top stories that affected the stock market today…

This Excellent Apple Stock News Means "Microsoft Had Better Watch Out"

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The latest Apple stock news sent AAPL shares up 1.73% this morning (Wednesday).

On Tuesday afternoon, Apple announced a "landmark partnership" with International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). Together, the two companies aim to gain foothold in segments of the corporate world like healthcare, retail, and transportation. And they intend to use mobile to do it.

Here are the details of the IBM-Apple deal – and how it will affect AAPL stock in coming months…

Apple Stock Undervalued – Near-Unbreakable iPhone 6 Screen Will Spur Record Sales

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Any previous estimates of iPhone 6 sales need to be tossed out.

Evidence that Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq: AAPL) next-generation smartphone will include a virtually unbreakable sapphire screen will push sales far beyond earlier expectations, which means that Apple stock at below $100 is significantly undervalued.

Apple clearly thinks it has a winner on its hands - it's ordering some 30% more units of the iPhone 6 units than it did the iPhone 5s last year.

Here’s what this runaway hit will do for AAPL stock...

This Apple Stock Catalyst Is Hiding in Plain Sight

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Few have heard of iBeacon, but it's shaping up as a big catalyst for Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Despite the huge long-term impact iBeacon could have on AAPL stock, the media have largely ignored it - probably because it's not particularly sexy. And yet this game-changing technology is destined to change not just how people shop but how they interact with all sorts of businesses.

Here's what iBeacon does and why it matters...

Seven Reasons to Buy Wearable Technology Stocks Now

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One of the hottest trends for investors in 2014 has been investing in wearable technology stocks, as new products hit the market seemingly every week.

The wearable tech industry is growing at an incredible rate, and has been described as a "key consumer technology." The research shows that the industry is set to explode. In fact, it's already experiencing incredible growth.

As the market develops, there will be numerous investment opportunities, and these are the seven biggest reasons we’ll be investing in wearable tech…

AAPL, GRPN, and ABBV Are Today's Pre-Market Movers

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Dow Jones today, July 8, 2014: This morning, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN), and Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) are among the day's more notable premarket movers.

Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 50 points as investors weren't willing to take risky positions ahead of earnings season. Cyclical and small-cap stocks lagged the hardest this afternoon. The CBOE Volatility index soared more than 11%, the largest hike in nearly three months. The bounce was significant, as the index hit its lowest level since February 2007 last Thursday.

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

Boost from iPhone 6 Will Push Apple Stock to Record High

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The iPhone 6, the next major upgrade to Apple's flagship product, isn't due out until September. But we've gleaned enough leaked information to project that it will bring in enough revenue and profit to get Apple stock back to its all-time high - $100.72 - and beyond.

Two larger screen sizes and a full slate of new features will have customers lining up for the iPhone 6 from New York to Beijing.

The only question is how high AAPL stock will ultimately go...

Apple Stock (AAPL) News: Bigger iPhone Screens to Satisfy Emerging Markets

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Yesterday afternoon (Tuesday), Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson appeared on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." to talk Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Suppliers in China are set to start producing iPhones with bigger screens in July. In 2011 and prior, all iPhones had a 3.5-inch screen. Then, Apple launched the iPhone 5 and 5s, which sported 4-inch displays. But the newest offerings are reported to have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.

Watch the video to see how high Robinson predicts Apple stock will climb from the larger iPhone display offering - and get the latest Microsoft news that's turned investors sour...

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Apple Stock News: What the Low-Cost iMac Tells Us

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Apple Stock News: With Wednesday's announcement that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has started selling a cheaper model of its iMac desktop, we're seeing a shift in philosophy that would have been impossible under CEO Steve Jobs.

It's a philosophy that we also saw in the decision to release the iPad Mini back in 2012. And under CEO Tim Cook, we're sure to see more of it.

Here’s what the low-cost iMac is really saying about Apple under Tim Cook…

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