By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch
Also differing views about the likelihood of an economic recession.
MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week.
1. Apple's warning
Apple (AAPL) put a damper on the stock market when CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to shareholders that the company was expecting to report much lower sales (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-stock-falls-8-after-cutting-holiday-sales-forecast-2019-01-02) for the holiday quarter than it had previously estimated.
Here's a sampling of Apple coverage:
-- Apple lives up to Wall Street's fears with massive revenue shortfall (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-lives-up-to-wall-streets-fears-with-massive-revenue-shortfall-2019-01-02)
-- Apple's 'darkest day' in iPhone era triggers flood of price target cuts by analysts (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-stock-sinks-as-wall-street-cuts-target-to-14-month-low-after-darkest-day-in-iphone-era-2019-01-03)
-- Apple's biggest stock-price drops of the iPhone era: Where does the recent drop rank? (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-biggest-stock-price-drops-of-the-iphone-era-where-does-todays-drop-rank-2019-01-03)
-- Apple's sales warning puts pressure on the European luxury market (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-sales-warning-puts-pressure-on-the-european-luxury-market-2019-01-03)
-- Here's why Warren Buffett could be losing billions on his Apple stock (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-why-warren-buffett-could-be-losing-billions-on-his-apple-stock-2019-01-03)
2. How you might have made money elsewhere
Mark Hulbert says there were plenty of signs that the party for Apple's shares was coming to an end. Here's an example of how you could have made better profits with a different investment (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-investors-get-burned-for-holding-on-too-long-2019-01-03).
Related:Here's how astute investors should think about Apple's stock today (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-china-problem-just-got-worse-after-ceo-tim-cook-waited-to-sound-the-alarm-2019-01-03)
3. Scaramucci's advice to Trump on how to boost stocks
In an interview with Mark DeCambre, Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of SkyBridge Capital and briefly White House communications director for President Trump, didn't mince words when offering advice to the president about how to calm financial markets (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/scaramucci-the-exwhite-house-staffer-says-these-are-the-three-things-trump-needs-to-do-to-boost-the-stock-market-2019-01-02).
Related, from Nouriel Roubini:President Trump is flirting with mutually assured economic destruction (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/roubini-president-trump-is-flirting-with-mutually-assured-economic-destruction-2018-12-28)
4. Bold predictions for 2019
Jeff Reeves believes Apple's stock won't recover this year. Here's his list of market predictions for 2019 (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-stock-price-wont-recover-and-9-more-bold-predictions-for-2019-2019-01-04), along with results of his 2018 predictions.
4. The latest list of Sears stores to close
See if your local store will be shuttered (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-a-list-of-the-80-new-store-closures-sears-has-announced-2018-12-28).
5. No recession?
The December employment report came in much better than economists expected -- the U.S. economy added 312,000 jobs (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-gains-312000-jobs-in-final-month-of-2018-soaring-above-wall-street-forecast-2019-01-04). If we are not heading into a recession, the stock market will be very rewarding (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/man-who-called-dow-20000-says-if-we-avoid-a-recession-were-going-to-have-a-really-good-stock-market-2019-01-02), according to Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel
Then again:Stellar jobs report doesn't mean a recession is impossible (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/stellar-jobs-report-doesnt-mean-a-recession-is-impossible-2019-01-04)
7. What to learn from 2018 stock losses
Here are lessons from last year's market decline that can help you going forward (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/every-investor-was-humbled-in-2018-so-its-wise-to-figure-out-what-happened-and-why-2018-12-31).
Also see:These are the top stock picks for 2019 among Wall Street analysts (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-are-the-top-stock-picks-for-2019-among-wall-street-analysts-2019-01-02)
8. Improve your financial health in 2019
It isn't only about investing. Here are 15 money moves to make this year (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/15-money-moves-to-make-in-2019-2019-01-03).
More health improvement:How to make a fresh start and really lose weight (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/your-no-bs-guide-to-losing-weight-in-the-new-year-2018-12-31)
9. Red flags for marijuana investors
Just how hostile is the takeover offer for cannabis company Aphria (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-aphria-hostile-takeover-offer-is-littered-with-red-flags-2018-12-28)?
10. What to watch
Every month Netflix (NFLX) adds a bunch of content, but it also removes content throughout the month. Here's a day-by-day list of what's new and what's leaving Netflix (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/everything-coming-to-netflix-in-january-and-whats-leaving-2018-12-31).
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