Why You Should Buy Apple Before the iPhone 6

Making the case that now's the time to snap up Apple shares ahead of some catalysts.

Apr 15, 2014 at 12:05PM

Although tech giant Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has roughly matched the Nasdaq's performance over the last 12 months when taking into account the recent tech sell-off, the world's largest publicly traded company has underperformed the broad markets thus far in 2014.

However, Apple's recent underperformance could become a thing of the past as a number of key events that will begin later this month could have a positive impact on its shares, most notably the arrival of the iPhone 6 later this year. Investors would do well to take notice.

The case for buying Apple
The first possible boon for its shares could occur next week when Apple reports its FY Q2 earnings, especially with the prospect of a dividend increase also looming large.

Beyond its impending earnings, Apple's product pipeline is garnering more buzz than in the last few years for a few reasons. First, the iPhone 6 already has consumers' interest piqued regarding the widely expected revamp of its form factor as well as a number of possible technical innovations that could serve as an exclamation point for Apple in what's shaping up to be a relatively unimpressive year for smartphone debuts.


Source: Apple.

However, Apple is also poised to introduce at least one new product later this year. Its widely rumored iWatch is perhaps the best bet at this point. Apple TV could also prove another point of interest as well.

In the video below, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner argues that now's the time to consider snapping up Apple shares while they remain somewhat depressed ahead of key announcements in the second half.

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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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