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CRM, BIDU, and XOM Are the Biggest Stocks to Watch Today

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Good morning! U.S. stock futures for Thursday, April 30, forecasted a 25-point decline from Wednesday's close. The markets are reacting to shifts in the U.S. dollar and to the Federal Reserve's statements that it will raise interest rates on a meeting-by-meeting basis.

Here are your pre-market movers, top market news, and the biggest stocks to watch today...

How Much Money Does Apple Have? (AAPL)

How much money does Apple have?

In one sense, answering the question "How much money does Apple have?" is easy.

During its Q2 earnings conference call Monday, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reported that it now has $193.5 billion in cash and cash equivalents on its balance sheet.

That's a big number. But what could you do with it?

Here are a few crazy ideas...

Apple Stock Price Flat Despite Impressive Q2 Earnings (AAPL)

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Apple stock slipped 1% in early morning trading Tuesday and later went flat as Wall Street yawned at another great quarter for the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant.

AAPL stock had gained 5% in the week leading up to its Q2 earnings announcement, and even was up about 1% in after-hours trading. Apple stock closed at $132.65 yesterday.

The mild reaction is oddly dismissive of a striking earnings beat for Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

But the Q2 Apple earnings beat was no fluke. And it speaks volumes about the direction of Apple stock...

New Apple Stock Price Predictions See AAPL Soaring to $200


Of all the Apple stock price predictions out there, this may be the boldest: AAPL shares will reach $200 within 24 months.

And that bold call belongs to a seasoned market analyst with 33 years of experience -- Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald.

He wasn't shy about it, either. He made the call on the FOX Business program "Varney & Co." earlier this month, startling host Stuart Varney. Most AAPL stock price predictions are much lower.

Here's why Fitz-Gerald is so extraordinarily bullish on Apple stock right now...

Apple Earnings Estimates for Q2 and What to Expect Today


Despite rising expectations, the consensus for the Q2 Apple earnings estimates will likely turn out to be too low.

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) reports its fiscal Q2 earnings after the market close today (Monday).

As usual, the iPhone will determine the size of the success of Apple's earnings. Apple's flagship product usually generates about 55% of the Cupertino, Calif.-based company's revenue.

Wall Street expects big things from Apple today. Here's what to look for...

How the Apple Watch Led to My Next Big Prediction (Nasdaq: AAPL)

The Apple Watch will be one of the catalysts that drives Apple Inc. to a $1 trillion market cap. Today, I predict how long it will take to get there - and how much that will boost Apple's share price.

We love our Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) products - the Apple Watch, the iPad, the MacBook, the iPhone. In fact, we say this company no longer sells products; it sells an entire ecosystem.

It sells itself.

Which is why we made the following prediction about its future share price...

Q2 AAPL Earnings Will Beat on Strength of iPhone 6

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The iPhone 6 may be the lone outperformer in the Q2 AAPL earnings, but that's all Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) needs to beat expectations.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company reports its fiscal Q2 results Monday after the market close.

The iPhone makes up the majority of Apple's revenue, making it the key to success for AAPL earnings. And the figures will show the iPhone 6 had a stellar quarter.

That's because China has been snapping up iPhones like crazy. Just take a look at these numbers...

Healthcare Disruptors and the New War on Alzheimer's

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New drug protocols and advancements in medicine are turning the healthcare industry into one of the most profitable sectors out there. And they're not the only game-changers around.

There are other sector "disruptors" waiting to make you a profit.

Here's what you need to look for...

[CHART] See the Latest M&A Deals from AAPL, AMZN, FB, GOOG, and YHOO


Tech M&A deals are so commonplace now they often come and go with little fanfare. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) alone has acquired 44 companies since 2000. Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG, GOOGL) has gobbled up more than three times that, with 144 buys in the last 15 years.

These deals are actually changing our lives - perhaps more than we realize. For instance, Google bought mobile software Android in 2005. Now, Android smartphones account for 78.4% of global market share. There are 76 million Android users in the U.S. alone.

Here are five charts that show the recent M&A deals from American tech sweethearts Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!, and Google.

In another year or two, chances are some of these buys will have changed the way we live...

This Apple Product Could Mean the End of Cell Phones


Keith appears on Fox Business and talks with host Stuart Varney. Watch the video to hear is thoughts on Apple's new product.

Thoughts on Apple's latest product...

This "Piggybank Investment" Will Make You a Millionaire

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Where "the herd" sees doom and gloom, we see profit opportunity. And today we're going to show you a piggybank investment that will make you huge profits.

In fact, this stock represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you'll be able to pass along to future generations.

Here's our pick and how "piggyback investing" works...

Apple Suppliers List for 2015 (Nasdaq: AAPL)

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The Apple suppliers list can help investors see which partners are in favor or out of favor with the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant.

The first Apple suppliers list was published in 2012, partly in response to controversies over working conditions in plants overseas that build Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) products.

But investors are typically less concerned with Apple's corporate responsibility efforts than they are with finding alternative ways to play the phenomenal success of Apple stock.

This list includes 200 companies...

Always Buy Apple Nasdaq AAPL Stock on the Dips


Several analysts have recently downgraded Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) from "Buy" to "Hold." Shah, on the other hand, told Fox Business watchers today that now is not the time to downplay Apple's stock. Between smartphone sales and the just launched Apple Watch, Shah explains exactly why now is the time to buy the iDevice King and stick with it.

Apple Stock (Nasdaq: AAPL): Everything You Need to Know

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AAPL stock kicked off its first day of trading as part of the Dow Jones on Thursday, March 19th. There's one question on investors' minds – will the inclusion help or hurt the most valuable tech company in the world?

Learn more about Apple stock, including information on the Apple Watch's profit margin and the future of Apple TV.