In part one, I explained how the S&P 500 index (^GSPC) and most index tracking ETF's are weighted. The weighting is based on a company's market capitalization, which means that since Apple Inc. (AAPL) is easily the largest company in the world, it carries the largest amount of weight within these investment vehicles. Furthermore in the past I explained how this amount of exposure to Apple may not be a good thing.
But, with Apple recently being added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) investors now have an index to park money and not feel over exposed to Apple due to its size. While the S&P 500 weights companies by its market cap, the Dow weights companies by its share price. Over the years, a number of analysts and market experts have said this is one of the Dow's major flaws and to an extent I would have to agree. But, because Apple is so much larger than all of the other companies within the market, I am very much in favor of this share price weighting format. Continue reading "Apple + Dow Jones = Better Apple Exposure (Part 2)"
With the announcement of dividend payouts by Apple we wanted to ask....
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Yesterday I produced a video on how to trade divergences in the S&P 500. Today, I'm following up that video with a divergence I see developing in one of the biggest tech stocks in the world, Apple (NASDAQ_AAPL).
In this short four minute video, I'll explain some of the possible negative divergences that are building for this market. Divergences do not mean that Apple is going to collapse, as the major trend in the stock remains firmly in the positive camp. However, it could indicate that Apple is at a highpoint for the time being.
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Apple has had a stellar few years and has proven to be a company that can be "fruitful" throughout sticky economic times.
Today I'll be taking a look back at the year to date to see how our "Trade Triangle" technology has performed for NASDAQ_AAPL.
I'll give you the "members only view" of our market-proven signals. You'll see where throughout the year we were long, where we were short and where we were sitting on the sidelines.
There is no need to register for this video. Just click and watch to see how you would have done had you been a MarketClub member utilizing the "Trade Triangle" technology.
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After the close today (7/21), Apple will announce its earnings.
No one knows for sure what the earnings are going to be. I thought I would like to do a video before the earnings just to show you that you don't have to be glued to the market on a 24/7 basis.
Apple has been on an upward trend for most of the year based on some very solid products that it has brought to market.
In today's video I will be examining, with the help of our "Trade Triangle" Technology, how I see the future of Apple's stock value.
You can watch this video with my compliments and there is no registration requirements. We would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.
All the best,