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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

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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)

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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…

Why Apple Stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) Is the Market Bellwether to Watch Now

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Investors have a handful of market and economic numbers to watch as a sign of where stocks are headed - but the Apple stock (Nasdaq: AAPL) price will be one of the biggest indicators. And this week, AAPL stock is on the move...

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Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) Next Big Move Will Supercharge This Tech Stock

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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 Has a "Lot of Momentum" Heading into Busy Fall (AAPL)

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Last month Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock reached an all-time high. This fall we'll see several more reasons why Apple stock is headed much higher.

That's what Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson said in an appearance today (Tuesday) on FOX Business' "Varney & Co.," as he talked about the many new products the tech giant is planning to announce at its Sept. 9 event.

Here's what Robinson expects to see from Apple next Tuesday and why he thinks it will drive AAPL stock much higher...

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

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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…

Apple Stock Price Can Rise 40% in 24 Months (AAPL)

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With Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock having breached its all-time high recently, many investors have been wondering how much juice the tech giant still has left.

Plenty, says Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson, who stated in an appearance on Fox Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) that the Apple stock price will rise 40% from its current level of about $102 to $142.85 in approximately 24 months.

Here's why Robinson is so incredibly bullish on Apple stock...

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The Apple-IBM Deal Has One Clear Winner: You

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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...

What's Next for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) Stock Long-Term

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock has climbed more than 56% in the last year and is currently trading just below its 52-week high of $97.10.

But with reports that the new iPhone 6 will have a similar screen size as competitor Samsung's signature smartphone, some are wondering if Apple is starting to become a "follower" instead of a "leader."

Money Morning's Defense and Tech Specialist Michael Robinson joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today and discussed apple's strategy behind the bigger iPhone model, plus where AAPL stock is going in the long-term...

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Apple Earnings Beat Forecasts Thanks to Higher Margins (Nasdaq: AAPL)

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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...

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