The Virus That Is Apple

So now everyone is an expert on Apple (AAPL), yet no one seems to have a clue as to what is going on with the stock. Is it fiscal-cliff selling, product saturation, disappointing sales, stock saturation, increasing competition? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. The stock has become so over-owned, it is like a virus that has infected all its possible hosts. There is just no room to grow. The products are following the same path. This has always been my bearish argument on Apple. It's a good exercise to have both a bearish and bullish argument with yourself on any investment. If you can't see both sides, then you are trading blind.

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