The Terrifying Chart No One Is Looking At


Despite a spike in the VIX , also called the Volatility Index or, unofficially, the "fear index," on news of the Cyprus bank bailout, it's still trading well below its average. While it may sound positive that market volatility and investor fear are thought to be very low at the moment, in this video Fool analysts Austin Smith and Eric Bleeker discuss how unusually low market volatility can often precede a major market correction. And with the Dow Jones Industrial Average continuing to hit one record high after another despite the news out of Cyprus, more and more analysts are fearing that a pullback could be just down the road. Austin tells investors how to thrive in a market like this, and how to find where to invest today.

One company Austin highlights that's trading at an unbelievably cheap price today is Apple. There's no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever and that longtime shareholders have been handsomely rewarded, with more than 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple and what opportunities are left for the company (and your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.

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