Excellent predictions! The Euro zone reminds me of the Ottoman empire at the turn of the century: everybody else realized it was „the sick man of Europe”, nobody had a solution and it took a Great War to take it apart. Hopefully things won’t linger so much this time as to make the end that ugly.
I bought yesterday some AAPL February 120 calls and some CURE January 135 calls which are already up significantly. CURE is a leveraged medical/pharma/biotech large-cap ETF that is 3x leveraged (BIB is only 2x leveraged) so it offers even better exposure to growth.
I think it’s time to load up for the ride of 2015.
The main thing you need to know about the Apple flash crash is that it had nothing to do with the big-picture case for owning Apple stock. Apple is still an enormously powerful brand with high-quality products that people want to buy. That will keep its revenue and EPS marching higher over time.
My 2 cents: the march straight up from mid-October’s low around 96 has many investors nervous with too much profit on their hands – hence the quick selling pressure. The stock will probably pause here/move with the market for a while.
Which is good, especially if you want to accumulate more AAPL for the next leg up in 2015/16 as the results of this wonderful iPhone quarter will become available, as the first Apple Pay numbers will trickle down and especially as the expectations will rise for the Apple Watch introduction.