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Why Does Apple Stock Keep Getting Crushed?

Remember the children's story about the chicken who said the sky was falling? Investors are starting to wonder whether or not it applies to Apple  (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) . A company that was arguably one of the best stocks to buy last year now looks like a shadow of its former self, and has investors worrying, like the fabled chicken, that the end might be near. Since last September, Apple stock has plummeted from $700 to below $400.

What's going on here? Why does Apple continue to drop? Fellow Fools like Tamara Rutter have been making strong stock arguments for buying into the company.

In the video below, Fool contributor Caroline Bennett examines whether the market is going crazy for no reason, or whether Apple is in fact no longer one of the best investments on Wall Street today.

There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on reasons to both sell and buy stocks in Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 9:31 AM, Oril wrote:

    You lost any credibility when you said that Apple was one of the best stocks to buy last year. That kind of thinking cost people a lot of money and it seems many fools are still not any smarter.

  • Report this Comment On April 23, 2013, at 9:58 PM, RazorX wrote:

    Death of the PC? Well that statement is in no way taking content and media development into consideration. Laptop and tablet screens are too small for video production, color correction, 3D design, graphic design, surround gaming, etc. With 4K cameras and video around the corner even larger screens will be needed for media development.

    So yes, while the average consumer can easily get by with a phone or tablet, content and media developers need powerful PCs and a lot of screen real-estate to get the job done.

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