Panicking investors are missing a crucial Apple metric

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Cook says that Apple is no tax dodger.
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Apple soothsayers have been predicting doom and gloom for the iPhone-maker ever since Tim Cook dropped the company’s Q1 2016 earnings. iPhone sales are projected to decline. The iPad is still struggling. And even the Mac is taking a drop.

This is the end for Apple according to some Wall Street crazies, but they’re missing a key metric in Apple’s earnings report that shows the company still has a lot of growing to do thanks to it’s huge install base.

iPhones, iPads and Mac, oh my! Apple’s next big earnings call will be January 26

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On January 26, we find out how many millions of iPhones Apple sold over Christmas.
On January 26, we find out how many millions of iPhones Apple sold over Christmas.
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Mark your calendars. Apple is set to announce its Q1 2016 earnings January 26.

Apple confirmed today via its Investor Relations portal that it will be releasing financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 (re: September through December 2015) at 2 p.m. Pacific on January 26.

If you’d bought Apple stock instead of an Apple III, you’d be a millionaire

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Apple raked in the cash last quarter.
What we wouldn't give to travel back to 1980.
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Want a spectacular stat for a Friday? Apple stock has increased 22,250 percent since its IPO almost 35 years ago.

And the accompanying depressing thought: If you had taken the money a new Apple computer cost at the time and instead spent it on AAPL stock during its 1980 public offering, you’d be sitting on a personal fortune of $965,650 today — just a few dollars away from being a freshly-minted millionaire.

Here’s definitive proof of Apple’s legendary reality distortion field

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What AAPL stock looked at close Monday.
What AAPL stock looked at close Monday.
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You might remember that on Monday, AAPL stock had a bit of a bad day before rebounding. It wasn’t just a bad day for Apple stock, though: Fueled by fears of a total collapse of the Chinese stock market, the whole S&P 500 collapsed that day.

In the first 24 hours, only Apple rebounded. It’s proof positive of Apple’s fabled “reality distortion field.”

You just missed your chance to buy cheap Apple stock

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Apple shares have already bounced back.
Apple shares have already bounced back.
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Apple’s stock price fell off a cliff this morning, trading below $100 a share for the first time all year. The best time to buy AAPL shares all year was at 9:30 a.m. today, when the stock opened at $94.87 — before Tim Cook intervened.

Tim Cook reassures investors as Apple stock falls below $100

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Apple raked in the cash last quarter.
It's not the best of times for AAPL investors.
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It’s not a good start to the week for Apple, as shares fell below the $100 mark even before the market opened.

Seeing investors panicking, Tim Cook shared a few thoughts with CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer — particularly reassuring him about Apple’s continued success in China, which Cook continues to be bullish on due to its “unprecedented” opportunities.