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Apple's Guidance Warning Proves That 'Buy The Dip' Still Works: PreMarket Prep Recap For Feb. 18, 2020

Apple's Guidance Warning Proves That 'Buy The Dip' Still Works: PreMarket Prep Recap For Feb. 18, 2020

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) on Monday night warned that the spread of coronavirus throughout China will prevent the company from hitting its previous revenue targets for the quarter. While that news wasn’t especially surprising considering the economic implications of a widespread contagion, what was surprising was the market’s reaction—or lack thereof.

“This is not shocking at all,” said PreMarket Prep co-host Dennis Dick on Tuesday’s show. “In normal markets, an Apple warning would bring down the entire market significantly especially the tech sector. We are down, so it is doing something, but if we were in normalized markets we’d be down more.”

Shares of Apple began trading at $312 in Tuesday’s pre-market session, down 3.4% from Friday’s close. But by the 9:30 open, the stock was only down 2.5%.

“Logic would say this should sell off. But this market hasn’t traded on logic in a long time. I’m not fighting the buy-the-dippers.”

co-host Joel Elconin cautioned to keep an eye on two numbers that could be key areas from a technical perspective: Tuesday’s pre-market high of $319.74 and Friday’s close $324.94.

To see the full discussion on how the market is reacting to Apple’s guidance warn, click here.

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