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When we spoke a few days ago, I noted how my friend “Pete” had passed on recommending Apple Inc. (AAPL) to his Wall Street clients.
This was back in 1997, around the time the late Steve Jobs returned to run the Silicon Valley Legend. Since then, the stock has experienced the kind of gains that can turn $10,000 into $3,433,860.
Today, I have another anecdote to share with you regarding Apple. This one involves a friend I will call “Steve.”
Back in the summer of 2012, Steve told me over lunch that he had recently sold all his Apple stock. He said he did so because he felt that the new CEO Tim Cook would never match the innovation that occurred under Jobs.
It’s possible I need to make savvier friends…just saying…both missed the boat on Apple – and left a lot of money on the table.
Under Cook, Apple has continued its historic run, rising as much as 395.6% in a little more than eight years.
If you think China‘s tech sector is all about playing copycat, think again.
The United States has fallen behind in a key field after leading for It lies at the heart of such cutting technologies as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, Big Data, even cracking the mysteries of the universe.
Of course, I’m talking about supercomputing. You see, China unveiled the world’s fastest computing last year. And in a slap in the face for Silicon Valley, did so without U.S. chips.
That’s why on June 14, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) said it will provide a three-year, 258 million grant to six American tech leaders. The goal is simple: reclaim the top spot from China.
Doing so includes not just computing, but advances in the brains that runs these machines and semiconductors.
Imprinted on the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – the fictional “standard repository for all knowledge and wisdom” in the comedic sci-fi series of the same name by Douglas Adams – is the phrase “Don’t Panic.”
Arthur C. Clarke, a British science-fiction author even more renowned than Adams, called it the “best advice” that could be given to humanity.
He was right.
That’s why the same sentiment is behind Rule No. 2 of our five-part investing system, which says to “Separate the signal from the noise.”
And I hope you followed that rule back in the summer of 2015, when it seemed like all of Wall Street and Silicon Valley were panicked over Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).
At the time, the so-called “experts” said the sun was about to set on the world’s most valuable tech franchise – and fled its stock in droves.
However, if you followed along here and put into action our tech wealth-building strategies when it came to Apple, then you’re sitting on some huge gains.
If you’re new around here, you can do the same thing.