Hello traders everywhere, Adam Hewison here, I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to start another exciting week of trading. As we start this week, we want to first look at Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). You may or may not be aware that Apple officially split it shares over the weekend with a 7:1 stock split. That means for every share of Apple, you now own seven new shares at a lower price. It seems like Apple is angling for a spot in the DOW. This morning we adjusted our chart scale to reflect the 7:1 split for Apple and show the new share value. We will take a closer look at Apple and see if it is worth buying at its new levels.
Some stocks just never allow you to gain an edge through fundamental research -- even by the most rigorous analytical minds.
These stocks become so popular that they become disconnected from any sort of fundamental valuation, and you can simply hold your nose and buy along with the crowd. Or you can be gutsy and look to sell shares short.
Score one for the fundamental analysts. Heading into quarterly results, Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) was a major focus for short sellers, as I noted three weeks ago. The short interest has risen further since that article was published, to 32.7 million shares by mid-January.
And these short sellers may be tempted to lock in gains after shares plunged more than 20% this week. But they shouldn't close out those short positions just yet -- Twitter has an additional 20% to 25% downside from here.