The best time to buy Apple (AAPL) was in 2003 after the Internet Bubble had burst and technology stocks were treated like dirt. Of course, no one wanted AAPL back in 2003, but in the 13 years that followed, the stock soared 9,400%. The best time to sell AAPL was in mid-2012, when AAPL became the world’s most valuable company.
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Following the system, to us, means staying in gear with the market's major trends. As has been the case for weeks, the trends are down, so we continue to advise a defensive stance.
For the bears, Friday’s price action was nearly ideal, as former market leaders such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which had recently handily beat earnings expectations, were crushed.
The wild gyrations in a company’s stock price caused by a quarterly report's slight sales or earnings miss are unwarranted, and the short-term hysteria needs to give way to long-term progress.
The market has strengthened by some accounts, but it hasn’t exactly been the greed-driven rebound we’d expect to see if January’s lows represented the bottom.
The broad market firmed up this week as oil moved above $33 and earnings season brought a number of positive results. Facebook (FB) and Microsoft (MSFT) gave investors reason to stay long those stocks, while Under Armour (UA) showed that there’s still growth in apparel.
Any piece of bad news is like a bit of data entered into an enormous computer; it gets chewed up and added to all the other data and registered in the program’s output almost immediately. So when a piece of bad news hits the ticker, investing pros know that today’s reaction will be history by tomorrow’s open.