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AAPL Suffers Biggest Market Cap Loss Ever

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It seems like it was only yesterday when we were praising the miraculous 4 sigma move in AAPL stock, when it soared by nearly $40 in one trading session. It wasn't: it was November 19. Which is why it probably shouldn't be surprising that two short weeks later AAPL stock has just seen its biggest dollar fall in absolute terms in history, down $37 dollars or nearly 7%, its biggest one-day percentage drop since September 2008. Why? Nobody really knows, but when the world's biggest company by market cap trades increasingly like a penny stock, does anyone really care?

In absolute terms, AAPL has lost nearly $35 billion in market cap in several hours today: more than the market cap of BlackRock, Morgan Stanley or Wal-Green, with no real material news except for the occasional weak order hearsay (which one didn't really need considering the US and global consumer is totally tapped out), and various other rumors. One thing is certain: the 240+ hedge funds who owned the stock as of September 30, and which did their best to paint the tape for November, are now at a complete loss what to do to delay what was certainly going to be a redemption avalanche for the second month in a row.

Histogram of $ moves in AAPL stock in the past two years:

From near record upswing, to record downswing: is this what a healthy centrally-planned market looks like?

One thing is certain: these guys don't care. These guys are letting the margin calls go straight to voicemail.

 


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Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:02 | Link to Comment Silver Bug
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About time. This stock deserves to go down much much more.

 

http://ericsprott.blogspot.ca/

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:06 | Link to Comment Clueless Economist
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Rot in hell Steve Jobs!

The millions of Chinese lives you have ruined to make your crappy products, put you on a level of evil that rivals Chirman Mao.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment rajat_bhatia
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"true" capitalism catching up on them. BTW, when can we see some $APPL fans rioting, u know, for cinematic effect?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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...down $37 dollars or nearly 7%, its biggest one-day percentage drop since September 2008. Why? Nobody really knows...

Why?  Because every shareholder's kid wants a Samsung for Christmas.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment rajat_bhatia
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
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AAPL is a fucking Tulip Mania

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:16 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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whobroughtcrabs2thenazdaaple?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:28 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBogus_
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Bugger all...!!!

I sold all my precious metal and went all in on AAPL when it was closing in on $700...

I need my meds...

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:32 | Link to Comment Karlus
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Cant decide between:

A) You never held PM to sell

B) You play a troll character, and like everyone here, would never sell PM

C) what you said is true because you believe your Double Long Gold ETN equals PM

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:35 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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MillionDollarBogus snarks the establishment, thusly.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 02:03 | Link to Comment old naughty
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Geewez, FX shifting, war drumming, most spied,...and now this near 7% drop?

What the world needs now, sing along...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbXsZlPbN90

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:36 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Absolutely correct; it's simply the mass mind realized.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:20 | Link to Comment ShrNfr
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More like take the capital gain and run before the Grinch nails you next year with the rates.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:37 | Link to Comment Tursas
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Comeback Kid from the north?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:44 | Link to Comment BurningFuld
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Well Samsung AND.....If you haven't looked at what RIMM is going to put out on Jan 30, 2013 you really should. A freakin' multi-tasking dynamo of an OS. It makes APPL look about as good as an old Speak and Spell:

http://betanews.com/2012/08/10/4g-lte-blackberry-playbook-makes-ios-and-...

OR this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzxQ2YUjk50&feature=relmfu

Unless Apple is going to pull a multi-tasking OS out of their ass, watch the fuck out...........

 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:30 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Aaple salad tossed by RIMJobs?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:35 | Link to Comment Karlus
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>what RIMM is going to put out

Dude. Brah. 2002 called, they want their blackberry back. Its almost 2013. Next you will be talking up your palm pilot or dope Nokia phone w the blue LEDs

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:49 | Link to Comment monkeyboy
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iShort 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 22:27 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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"SPiPHONE"

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment The Shootist
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BaNaNa DaNcE bItChEz!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Daily Bail
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:18 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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The FRB's swap line with the Bank of Israel collateralized by BofI's AAPL position is looking more and more ominous.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-14/adding-insult-rocket-attacks-ba...

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:10 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Well then, they'll just stop marking them to market then, no?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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Don't forget the liver he stole and wasted.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:02 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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I'm waiting patiently for Eric (place holder) Holder to prosecute every surgeon and other person who facilitated his jumping the waiting line for Liver Transplants; due to their being paid off, fraud and bribery. I'm sure this will happen any day now.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:12 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Allegedly, he didn't jump the line, but rather, was in all of them.

One of the benefits of having a personal jet.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 18:12 | Link to Comment mkkby
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Indeed Jobs was a scum bag, and may he rot in hell.  But he was the one who kept the bean counters and marketers from destroying innovation, as they have at every other US corp.

I predicted 2 years after his death, aapl would be a mediocre company -- another IBM.  Looks like the slide down has started.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment TheLooza
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The Chinaman is not the issue here, dude.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment Ness.
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I like turtles too.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:35 | Link to Comment blown income
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The rug really tied the room together....did it not

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Crook County
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"AAPL has lost nearly $35 billion in market cap in several hours today". Time for the Obama-Phone program to transition into the Obama-Iphone program. Fiscal Cliff cant stop us now!!! AAPL needs a BAILOUT... fer da children!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:39 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Apple should make something that people really want and need in the very near future like - .223 and MREs.  

The Golden Horde will be f**ked when their cell service goes off when the SHTF.   

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 22:35 | Link to Comment franzpick
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Fun reading a 1000 words here, but the picture showing AAPL filling the Jan. gap at 425 is worth more:

http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/quickchart/quickchart.asp?symb=aapl&insttype=Stock&freq=1&show=&x=51&y=12

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:02 | Link to Comment Overflow-admin
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You CAN eat apples, at least!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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Apple Pie at McDonald's is 2 for $1. The American Way can live on!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Renewable Life
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LOL,

35 Billion!!!!!! Merry Christmas hedge fund investors:) Shit should accelerate as we head toward the "cliff"!

Clown Republicans......you should be calling those idiots bluff and give em the middle finger and say, lets just let the debt ceiling hit your spending addicted asses!!! But instead your being played like a little kid trying to compete at the WSOP in Vegas!! It embarrassing really! They are so outmatched strategically at this point, they should just go home!!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Wonder where Crapple would be if Ben wasn't buying it through his proxies?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:04 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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Stability is key to the Central Bank m.o.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment knukles
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Come to think of it, which Central Bank was it that made a splash several weeks/months ago mentioning that they were starting to buy stocks and one of the first purchases was.... ta dah!... AAPL?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:07 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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having trouble remembering the name; but was it the same one that says one of its mandates is to create price stability?  LOL

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:04 | Link to Comment HedgeAccordingly
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I blame washignton - http://hedge.ly/TFvc4F

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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Talk about bruised fruit.

Margin clarks going to have a ball first cycle tomorrow.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Say hi to your lover boy Mark Carney for me.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:36 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Carney Mark and the Mark to Market Bunch-Wildslide. Bonne Chance Lizzie!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment GNWT
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Apple = Fashion Company

See LA Gear, circa 1992

 

G

 

Stay liquid my friends...

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:03 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Benetton, Swatch, Zebra Club, 1986

I know.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 22:33 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Pet Rocks, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Leg Warmers (though my Ex. looked so hot in those, what gams!).

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:06 | Link to Comment Tsar Pointless
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Dow tops 13,000.

All that will matter tonight.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:06 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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shadenfreude

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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fäkale Apfel-Gulasch

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 03:57 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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fakale,  whats that

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:17 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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undesirable in a stew

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:49 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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I make a pretty good gulash with new mexico chile.  

 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:08 | Link to Comment mrktwtch2
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death cross has been breached..stock could see 400 in a few months..then get long..

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:15 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Could. Then again, there's Kevin Henry...

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:41 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Thanks for the advice; but I'll watch your portfolio from the sidelines if you don;t mind.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:09 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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Stay bursty my friends.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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How much you want to bet Apple changes their mind and announces a dividend before year-end?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment Slope of Hope
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Is Apple a gold miner?  The stock sure looks like it.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:31 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
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You'll know it's a gold miner if that histogram stops looking like a roughly normal distribution and the bars to the left start dominating the chart.  Another way to tell is if the stock price goes down every day for 2 years.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:16 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Speaking of Gold Mines; for my usefl social purpose today; I'll mention CTO listed on the ASX, that's the Australian all ordinaries; price is down to a nickel; it's an actual producing mine; they ship ingots every month, the Dubai Royal family trust bought about 18% of the available stock a couple of years ago; and they haven't made a foolish move yet. they paid about three times todays price. Essentially you're buying gold for about $350/oz. in the ground. When the gold price exponents up and the mass mind notices this stock; whee!! Look it up under CitiGold on Google; lots of information and pictures. It's a great little mine with no operating problems; it's just the mass mind; temporarily distracted by something. rotten Apples?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment kaa1016
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All of those people calling for $1000 are shitting their pants because their largest and most profitable position is getting smoked. This stock will be in the low 400's in short order. Liquidations can go on for longer, in terms of price and duration, than most people believe. I was trading calls on the way up, but once we hit $705 the weekend before the iPhone 5 launch, knowing the history of the price action after a launch, down was the path of least resistance, so puts were and still are the way to go. I think there is a 75% chance this stock retests $505 by Friday.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:36 | Link to Comment Freddie
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How many hedge funds still have Cr(a)pple as their "best" idea?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:02 | Link to Comment Rainman
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AAPL was Calpers #1 holding at 9/30 , nearly 5% ....Oh, the humanity. The largest public pension fund in the universe is now well positioned to come in under last year's 1% non-performance.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:15 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Calpers should change it's name to CalTard or CalTurd.

Back in the day when CA was run by Repubs - calpers was the poster child for a well run pension.  Now it is a Dem/libturd slush fund to be looted - often.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:18 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Dont' laugh; the managers get paid for producing this kind of result. Seriously, it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of retards.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Quick, Libtards, find me the relevant Karl Marx quote on AAPL .... that Human Ouija Board of Socialism must have had something profound to say about AAPL !  

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:24 | Link to Comment knukles
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"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach."

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:30 | Link to Comment Monedas
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"The way to a man's mind is through a knuckle sandwich !" .... Monedas 1929   Comedy Jihad Hey It's Yen Cross World Tour

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:39 | Link to Comment Freddie
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"Will we be able to melt down old iPhones down into .223 to send them back at the NATO/NWO overlords at 3240 fps?"

.223 tipped in mercury and all the toxic crap those poor Chinese serfs get coated with making iCrap.

 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:19 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 The hedgefund roach motel just got the lights turned on, and I love it!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:40 | Link to Comment Freddie
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+10

LOL!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment elwu
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Fine, I buy, what put position do you recommend?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:51 | Link to Comment Pairadimes
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The fetal position.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:15 | Link to Comment Raymont
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*cough* Reggie said so *cough*

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment max2205
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hell , appl down 7% and all I fucking got was a SPY -0,2% T Shirt.

 

what a fucking joke

 

Ben was propping the SPY for sure

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment Muppet Pimp
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Doesn't it happen through calibrated pair trading long/short?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment Cursive
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Upgrade?  Never!  Still got my 3G and I had to replace a broken screen and LCD yesterday.  Thank God for youtube how-to videos!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment astoriajoe
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hey, you gotta have six-sigma days sometime... Amirightorwhat???

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:19 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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Never understood the reasoning for the rise of the stock in the first place... it was historically ALWAYS a sub-$100 stock.  Those few times it sustained a price over $75 they split it.  I think that's why they've never split it again - Apple knows better.  They've always had tons of cash on hand for R&D, etc.  I highly doubt Apple cares what it's stock price is.

Less than 10 years ago I bought a ton of it for $14/share :)

to see it over $500 is surreal.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:36 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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The "reason for the rise in the stock" is the $44/share they earned last year.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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Oh, not complaining though... that stock alone will be putting my 3 kids through college... sold it off a little before the peak.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:24 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Unless you jam it all in Silver Bullion right now; it'll be buying you one used pick-up truck; not putting anybody through college; it's called inflation; and yes Virginia, it's real and it's accelerating.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:41 | Link to Comment Freddie
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I hope they learn something valuable in college like farming and reloading.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:46 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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If she doesn't wake up and stop measuring wealth in "dollars" they won't have to worry about going to any college. but yeah; agree with your point.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 22:05 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Yeah. His kids get a 4 year degree so they can come home and sleep on the couch or the basement. I sympathize but a lot of f**ks voted for this especially young people.  Not like the Rove/Bush/NWO party is much better.

The last real election was probably Reagan and then poppy tried to get Ronnie whacked.  The old movie cowboy was too tough to die. 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 22:21 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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hey, it worked in Dallas.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:21 | Link to Comment El Tuco
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As You know Appl's best days are behind it. Things are changing and this proprietary garbage they sell will lose its luster sooner than later.

 

Just saying....

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:20 | Link to Comment scatterbrains
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yo yo where my I-crack niggas at ??

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:27 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Come on .... say it .... "nigger" .... that powerful, little world is in the public domain now .... thanks to people like ME !

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:21 | Link to Comment One eyed man
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If someone is worried about cap gains tax rates going up next year, then stocks like AAPL which have appreciated a lot in the past year or so would be the most tempting targets to sell to lock in profits at the lower rates. One more headwind for AAPL.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:21 | Link to Comment ZackAttack3
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Cue Kevin Hendry!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:23 | Link to Comment Waterfallsparkles
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Kept taking out the dip Buyers causing more selling.  We will see what it does tomorrow.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:23 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Holy fig flavored apple newton fruit bar extruded cookies !  You can get a man killed in North Korea for as little as five Nabisco Fig Newtons !

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:25 | Link to Comment edifice
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And you can get a man killed in the United States for five Twinkies.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:29 | Link to Comment knukles
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That's more than it costs in Detroit!

 

Great.  Now we'll have the Economist* magazine Fig Newton International Murder Index Inflation Rate.....

 

 

*buncha cocksuckers, and yes, its personal

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:35 | Link to Comment Monedas
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You would have to consider the cost of bringing a "man" to Detroit so you could kill him there .... since Detroit has gone all nigger ?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:24 | Link to Comment tawse57
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The interesting thing for AAPL to me is that its 52 WEEK RANGE still has 377 bucks as the bottom - in other words, less than 12 months ago the stock was at 377 bucks... before, allegedly, all the hedgies got involved and pumped that Apple up.

It is not inconceivable that we could see APPL back down below 400 bucks within a matter of weeks.

I suspect once it gets to around 510 again that the bottom feeders will come in and bump it back up... but the trend is your friend... for now...

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:28 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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"--not inconceivable---back down below 400 bucks---with a  matter of days--" fixed it for ya. you underestimate the "mass mind".

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:30 | Link to Comment tawse57
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The other thing to watch, as APPL now is such a big component of the market, is whether APPL takes the index down with it.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:38 | Link to Comment orangegeek
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:31 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Thank gawdz for intelligentz peoples like you who tell me these things; I never would have thought of. Golly, how did youz getz such knowing?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:34 | Link to Comment dickizinya
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It's a TOY company.  If they're smart they start making smart glasses for soldiers.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:18 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Toys for retards who most likely voted twice for the muslim.  idiots with gadgets and who watch TV/Hoillywood crap enable their serfdom.  Stupid f**ks. 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:33 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Gave you a plus to cancell the minus some retard gave you; because YOU ARE RIGHT; and right does not deserve a minus.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Thanks.  Americans traded liberty for HD brainwashing on 200 channels and stupid gadgets.   The serfs have no clue.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:34 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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There is a $9 gap between $530 and $539 that "needs to be filled".

After that, get long and enjoy the ride back up.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:57 | Link to Comment Your Creator
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aapl meet rimm.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:34 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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The AAPL just rolled over the RIMM?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:37 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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NASDAQ100 told the story of Apple back in September.

 

http://bullandbearmash.com/saved-bundle-nasdaq100-apple-september/

 

Today's drop could be the start of wave [v] or wave 3 down.  Messy messy messy.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:40 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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Israelis made a good move by buying in at the top

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:54 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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they dont have to worry the US taxpayer has them covered

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:59 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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Yeah  -we guarantee all their losses. They buy and short AAPL in equal amounts. They keep their gains on the one side, and we cover their losses on the other  - kind of like with their Tribesmen on Wall Street.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:41 | Link to Comment docmac324
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I'll tell you why, their OS is moving away from usability to consumability.  Apple was renoun for remote access and other apps that made Windoze look pathetic.  The newest OS is now moving toward consumerism based (I don't waana think), and bundling software that tracks you and everything you do (Google Chrome likeness), and reduces your ability to not be tracked.  It is total BS.

 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:49 | Link to Comment muppet_master
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aapl @ $538 = yawn !!!

I SHORTED APPL @ $700...see below: 

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-09-24/who-are-you-going-believe-biased-apple-adoring-press-or-your-lyin-eyes#comment-2825743

1) on massive sell-offs (like below $525 = sell deep in the money puts)...low was $505.

2) after massive dead cat bounce...to like $580 = buy back those puts for a tidy $$$$$$ profit...high was $586

3) still keeping those $700 aapl shorts...

4) wait for new sell-off, to say $450-$480 = sell deep in the money puts..just like #1...repeat #2 and #3 UNTIL aapl below  $200 = cover shorts for long term capital gains...aapl is the NEW CSCO, circa 2000. even if u only catch 80% of the move with your deep in the money puts = you'll laugh all the way to the bank !!! LOL !!!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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This is getting old now. Let's do Facebook again.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:52 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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i am still hoping it drops back to the $50 i sold 1000 shares at in 2001.....i still cant sleep about that

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:56 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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I sold 5,000 shares at $5 for a grand profit. It would have been like winning the lottery.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Pairadimes
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Holy CRAPPL.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:55 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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plus one for LOL.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:15 | Link to Comment cspg
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Ben is fed up because he can't get Minesweeper: Adventure Mode  on his ipad

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:29 | Link to Comment groundedkiwi
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Samsung rules. Ask any checkout operater.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 18:37 | Link to Comment RacerX
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AAPL has become "AAAAAaaaaaapl"

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:42 | Link to Comment Monedas
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AAPL has become BBB-PL .... it's a bond rating joke ? I'm not a bond trader .... Flukemeister, help me out !

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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"---help me out"; certainly, which way did you come in? You could just try turning off your computer.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:51 | Link to Comment Monedas
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I work so hard .... scratch that .... I enjoy posting vile, hateful crap just to piss off liberals .... and PC pussies !  AKAK gets offended and indignant because of my poor punctuation .... now that is sick .... and promising ?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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Apple did in Mcaffe (antivirus software). It appears that taking a phone with iphone stored you GPS location where you took the phone.

This should help Apple stock a little bit.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 20:02 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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The daily bar chart showed the exponential curve upward, (the ski ramp), which is the blow off phase of the mass mind bubble chart. They all look the same. Remember, we don;t want to be illiterate, it';s exponential, not parabolic.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 20:24 | Link to Comment chinaboy
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is this what a healthy centrally-planned market looks like? 

yes. I guess behaves  exactly like a Soviet / Chinese centrally controlled thing. 

None of them work.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 21:31 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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iDontcare

 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 21:38 | Link to Comment dolph9
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iFinished

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 22:17 | Link to Comment Aurora Ex Machina
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Can I make a Twin Tower joke, or is it still too soon?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 01:29 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Twinkie Towers joke?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment Arthur
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Where is Reggie????????????

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 22:36 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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I hope Steve Job's family sold at $700.

I was yelling to people on Seeking Alpha and Yahoo Finance to sell at $689 and I got flamed.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 07:26 | Link to Comment RECISION
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Ohh please...

Apple is the only stock of any significance in the whole crap shoot.

And it has been put into play in the casino for the Playerz/Traders.

They have to trade something afterall, or they don't get paid.

Stability is no use to them - they need to induce oscillations and volatility in order to have something to trade.

Without sigma and delta, they got nothing. 

Fundamentals are irrelevant to Traders.  They are interested in the next hour, minute, second.  Not the next quarter, I mean... Jeez Louise.  What do you think HFT means...?

 

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 23:50 | Link to Comment realtick
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 00:50 | Link to Comment Lord Of Finance
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The NAS takes a dive on a huge Dow rally. One bad APPLE spoils the bunch.

 

 

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 02:33 | Link to Comment Freddie
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I wonder if the golden shower state of MexiFornia does their "budgeting" based on Apple's stock price.   They budgeted $1 billion in tax revenues for FraudBook and then it tanked. My guess is the employees will pay tax on their options based on the highest price of FraudBook.

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