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Apple is down 30% from its peak. Should you sell or not? In this video, Jeremy Phillips makes the argument to hold on. Drawing a parallel to Netflix, Jeremy argues that selling now will simply lock in your losses. Netflix investors who sold because the stock declined missed out on a great rebound. The only reason to sell Apple or any other beaten-down stock, he says, is if you think the company's fundamentals have significantly changed.

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  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2013, at 2:22 PM, Tape23 wrote:

    Ok, we get it. With all the pro apple/anti-samsung posts...Those at M. Fool are heavily invested apple fanboys

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2013, at 2:55 PM, ARTWAL19 wrote:

    Nikki Why Do IHAve To Sign Up For This , Art ? My Mail Works ; Phone [!]

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2013, at 3:43 PM, AboutYourCat wrote:

    Tape23..... for every one pro apple post..... there are 10 pro samsung..... so you obviously have no idea what's the reality is in the financial blogger community.....

    and if apple lovers are "fanboys"..... that must make you a "samboy" huh.....

    personally..... I think the whole lot of you..... "fanboys" and "samboys".....

    are nothing but a bunch of "little boys".

  • Report this Comment On March 16, 2013, at 5:22 PM, TheGrowingValue wrote:

    Holding on to Apple stock will be the biggest mistake of investors. Technology world changes very fast. Any company that cannot move fast will be left in the dust. Apple was the No. 1 smartphone seller at the beginning of last year, but Samsung ended last year with a huge leading 30.3% share of the world-wide smartphone market, up from 19% at the end of 2011. Meanwhile Apple's market share was essentially flat, as the company held on to the No. 2 spot with only 19.1% share. That was before Samsung Galaxy S4 and while Apple iPhone was still having some buzz. Now the iPhone is so outdated comparing to Samsung Galaxy S4. It will get a lot worse.

    Take a quick comparison and you can see how outdated iPhone is:

    Screen resolution

    Galaxy S 4: 1920 x 1080 pixels

    iPhone 5: 1136 x 640 pixels

    Pixels Per Inch

    Galaxy S 4: 441 ppi

    iPhone 5: 326 ppi


    Galaxy S 4: Quad-core processor

    iPhone 5: Dual-core processor

    Display size

    Galaxy S 4: 5 inches

    iPhone 5: 4 inches


    Galaxy S 4: 2GB RAM up to 64 GB

    iPhone 5: 1GB RAM up to 64 GB


    Galaxy S 4: 13 megapixel rear, 2 megapixel front

    iPhone 5: 8 megapixel rear, 1.2 megapixel front

    iPhone cannot even compete anymore. It is not even close. With more and more people using smart phones to surf the web, it is so obvious bigger screen is important. What took Apple so long to come up with a bigger screen iPhone?

    If Steve Jobs were still alive, Apple probably would have a bigger screen iPhone long ago, and Samsung probably would not have a chance to gain a huge 11% market share lead against Apple. Apple is going back to the dark days without Steve Jobs. Apple had never succeeded without Steve Jobs before, and I am afraid the history is about to repeat. Apple may soon join past glory dead tech giants like Kodak soon. It will be the biggest mistake to hold on to a stock of an outdated tech company. There is a lot of room to fall from the number 1 position. The bottom is very deep down below.

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