Apple is one of seven oil price rise resistant stocks handpicked by venerable investor's website Motley Fool.

US oil price rises are impacting against company performance in multiple industries, the report explains.

For investors, at least, all is not lost: "As long as the economy doesn't derail in the process, there are plenty of stocks sitting pretty, miles away from the nearest pump", says Motley Fool.

Apple's is the number two stock in the list. It's iPod is "gadget of choice", and its iTunes sales stay strong, the report explains. With petrol prices in mind, it points out: "You don't have to drive out to the record store. And pressed CDs don't have to be driven about through various layers of physical distribution."

Other stocks on the list include: Netflix;; Amazon; XM; Sirius Radio and Great Wolf Resorts.