Last week CNBC had a panel discussing stocks and how they were performing in the recession. The video clip above is from their discussion on Apple, which seems to be invincible right now as it has grown 40% so far this year. While they may have a hard time understanding what makes it “untouchable” I think we all know the potential weaknesses in the stock price.
Right now, health issues with Steve Jobs could easily play Kryptonite to the stock. Disappointment over the next version of the iPhone could also be a factor, and if the most amazing thing in the world isn’t announced at WWDC (and probably even if it is) the stock will take at least a temporary plunge.
All that aside, though, if you’re looking for a stock that seems to have some ironclad protection in these tough economic times, Apple might be the way to go. If any of the things I mentioned above DO happen – they’ll only be temporary setbacks.