Year End Stocks Review: Apple (NASDAQ AAPL) The Most Loved Stock of the Year

As 2014 comes to a close, we look back at some of the best performing stocks. Apple (NASDAQ AAPL) comes right at the top of the list. Stock holders can expect more of the same from AAPL. Other performing stocks include the likes of Microsoft (NASDAQ MSFT), which saw Satya Nadella taking the charge and Facebook (NASDAQ FB), which saw big acquisitions of WhatsApp and Instagram.

Apple (NASDAQ AAPL) had a great 2014. The stock saw itself rise by over 40% during the course of the year. The introduction of iPhone 6, Apple Pay and announcement of Apple Watch, only helped the cause for Apple. The stock was also the most traded stock of the year, according to multiple reports.

Apart from being the most traded stock, Apple was also a favorite among long term investors. Apple was seen as a great stock to buy and hold onto. Apple, however, still comes in second best in terms of market usage and would be looking to make amends to that aspect.

Apple Inc (NASDAQ AAPL): iPhone 6, Apple Pay and iOS 8

Along with Apple, 2014 had been a cheerful year for the likes of Facebook and Microsoft. Facebook saw the deals of WhatsApp and Instagram go through. Amid reports of a loss in users, Facebook actually found new outlets of revenue. Facebook FB stock saw itself rise alongside such reports.

Satya Nadella took over the charge from Steve Balmer. Putting in a mobile-first, cloud-first agenda, Nadella successfully put Microsoft back on track. Microsoft are looking to get Windows 10 early next year. That should be a big deal for the company. Xbox and Minecraft should also help a revamped Microsoft.

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Apple Inc financial news (NASDAQ AAPL)

All in all, the year 2014 was a good one for investors and traders. Scripts like Apple, Facebook and Microsoft gave stock holders good return and should continue doing so in 2015. It should be an intriguing new year, stay tuned to Technews to find how it pans out.

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