One of Apple's core strengths is its ability to develop and market products that consumers don't even realize they need yet.
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It seems there is always a great deal of attention being paid to Apple.
Today I'm going to show you how Apple can give us a 50% gain - and that will pale in comparison to my backdoor play, which could net around 300%.
I believe that putting Apple in the Dow Jones Industrial Average will help to stabilize its correlation to the market's benchmarks even more.
You see, Apple is acting more and more like a bellwether stock, raising its dividend on an annual basis all the while buying back shares. Apple's equity often moves its own way, regardless of global or regional circumstances.
For example, in the last 200 trading days, AAPL shares moved with the S&P 500 just 12% of the time. Apple almost looks like a defensive play when you think about it that way, and that's exactly what hedge fund managers see.
The announcement last week that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) would replace AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) in the venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average's 30 top companies reflects an important trend that you can play to your advantage. Today, I'll tell you how.
Previously, the biggest shake-up of the Dow came in September 2013 when Goldman Sachs, Nike, and Visa knocked out Alcoa, Bank of America, and Hewlett-Packard.
If you see a pattern, you are correct. The Dow is moving in the direction of tracking the new, consumer- and intellectual property-driven economy. Replacing AT&T with Apple is a logical step in that direction.
It's all a part of a critical trend I see coming that will change the way we think about investing.
Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock is up more than 66% over the past year and more than 15% just in 2015.
Yet the arrival of the next Apple hit - the Apple Watch - has forced analysts to recalibrate their AAPL price targets again.
While it looks like a good time to buy AAPL stock - how can investors know for sure? And that begs another question: How do you know when to sell a high-flyer like Apple?