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The Dumbest Tech Company Idea I've Ever Heard

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We just heard a bad idea for a tech company that tops them all: this one involves Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)...

A major media source recently suggested that Apple should drop one of its most popular products.

Here's the dumb advice we hope Apple doesn't take...

Why the Apple Stock Price Today Is Down – But Won’t Stay That Way

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Anyone expecting great things from the Apple stock price today following a flurry of announcements at the tech giant’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was sorely disappointed.

But Wall Street totally missed how these WWDC announcements have the ability to drive the Apple stock price much higher…

Two Tech Firms with a Retail Presence I Can Get Behind

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This morning I've got a $1,000 piece of useless high-tech hardware hanging over my fireplace at home in Oregon. It used to be a fabulous 50-inch Samsung SmartHub television.

Today I'll tell you a story about what's happened because it illuminates something critically important when it comes to your money - why you won't see me recommend a single retail tech stock - save two.

That may strike you as odd given how often we've spoken about Technology as one of the six Unstoppable Trends we're following, but there's a reason.

Several, actually.

Beginning with an experience that may hit close to home for you, too... and fortunately is going to point us to the only two retail tech stocks I recommend as a "buy."

Four Tech Industry Terms That Will Make You Money

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Cutting through the tech industry jargon can be difficult - there are so many new terms surfacing every other day. And everything seems to progress so fast it's almost futile to try to understand.

We get that. It's our job to get that. We're here to sift through all the technobabble to bring you the pertinent information on how to profit.

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Three Reasons Why Carl Icahn Is Wrong About Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL)

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We love Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) just as much as the next savvy investor... perhaps even more. We've long been invested in the innovative company, and we use its products day in and day out.

But last week, activist investor Carl Icahn made waves by stating Apple shares are worth $240... right now.

Here are three reasons why he's wrong. Trust us, you'll be glad you didn't listen to him once you know why...

You'll Never See a Better Moment to Invest in China

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China's stock market is creating an ideal moment to invest, although if you ask any of the pundits out there, they'll quickly tell you otherwise.

But we know better.

Here's how savvy investors are jumping into to China's stock market despite what pundits say and what steps you can take to join them...

Michael: Icahn's $240 Apple Claim "Speculative"

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Apple is trading in the $130 range. But activist investor Carl Icahn recently declared the shares were worth $240. He's basing that on two very big assumptions - big even for Icahn.

Now, Michael is a huge Apple fan, but he believes Icahn pulled the number out of thin air...

How the UPS Guy Tweaked My Apple Stock Prediction

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We believe the iWatch will be one of the major catalysts that will drive Apple stock to a $1 trillion market cap.

After all, CEO Tim Cook promised that the new iDevice was his company's most "personal" product yet.

Here's why we couldn't agree more...

Apple Supplier Stocks We Like for 2015

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Many investors seek out Apple supplier stocks as an alternative way to play the tech titan's success.

Those millions and millions of iPhones, iPads and other gadgets Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) sells contain components made by dozens of suppliers. For the most part, when Apple is doing well, the Apple supplier stocks do well.

So most semiconductor companies nevertheless covet Apple's business. The key is not becoming overly dependent on it.

Here are five Apple supplier stocks that sit in that sweet spot...

Here's Why Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Stock Recently Soared

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We've been telling you for a while now that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) trades like a small-cap - the kind of action investors dream about.

Recently, this old-guard tech company's share price surged - jumping 10.5% in one day.

Here's what fueling their recent (and future) success...

An Apple Stock History Timeline

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The Apple stock history reflects the remarkable journey this tech giant has had.

Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) has one of the most compelling histories in Silicon Valley. Its return from near-death in the late 1990s under the leadership of tech icon Steve Jobs is the stuff of legend.

The company has gone from a market leader to irrelevance to the dominant tech titan it is today. And AAPL shareholders have been along for the ride.

This Apple stock history timeline tells the whole story...

The One Reason You Should Avoid This High-Tech Stock

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There's a high-tech stock that we'd like you to steer clear of. This one isn't a true growth stock.

In fact, it's not even a good foundational play that you can count on to give your portfolio solid support.

Here's why you should avoid it at all costs

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)

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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...

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