From a distance you would think they have very little in common.
Dow said while one might be a major technology titan and the other is a leveraged play on precious metals, both were objects of excessive enthusiasm in early 2012 when investors flocked to these assets as safe haven trades.
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And when the market staged a comeback in September of 2012, both sold off, and continue to move in the opposite direction of the markets (broadly speaking).
If this is true, will the much anticipated correction in the broader market be a catalyst for shares of Apple?
Jefferies doesn't think so. After recent channel checks in Asia, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek cut his price target on shares of Apple Tuesday to $420 from $500.
Brian White, an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets said, "Investors ultimately need to focus on the fundamentals around Apple…the macro can be a tailwind or a headline at times but ultimately the long-term fundamentals are what count.
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