AAPL Trades Under $500 For First Time In 11 Months

Tyler Durden's picture

While the furious defense of $500 the second AAPL crossed under the psychological barrier - the first time it did so in regular trading since February 15, 2012 - was promptly launched as otherwise the hedge fund community, which as we reported two weeks ago, and as Bloomberg caught on today, is more levered and long than at any moment in the past 9 years and is mostly invested in AAPL, we expect this intervention to eventually succumb to the inevitable French military campaign conclusion, as not even every HFT algo programmed to lift every offer under $500 can delay the inevitable arrival of a very sad cashflow reality. As for the Bank of Israel which is now about 5% underwater on its AAPL cost basis: don't worry - Ben will bail you out too.

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SheepDog-One's picture

AAPL! Alas....we hardly knew ye....

trav777's picture

i also seem to recall some silverbugz idiots deriding me for the long Pt/short Au pair trade like $150 ago

monkeyboy's picture

But they said this company was gonna be worth a trillion dollars...or (almost) 1 Platinum coin in todays value.

What could have been.......

Stock Tips Investment's picture

The market is very (too) pending news and AAPL. Today mentioned that demand for iPhone5 was all by not very strong in certain markets. This naturally generated a sell-off in stocks, quickly affect the price of these stocks. AAPL has a support level around $ 450, but more support is around $ 418. We'll see if it falls to these levels.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

"AAPL has a support level around $ 450"

No, it doesn't.

"but more support is around $ 418"

Not there either.

AAPL has support at whatever level people decide to stop selling off the fucking thing.  That's support, dummy.  

hedgeless_horseman's picture



As for the Bank of Israel which is now about 5% underwater on its AAPL cost basis, don't worry...

...our new Secretary of the Treasury, 0rth0d0X l00, and the iPotus will surely be on the air again, shortly, viridis quo.




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Rampant Cronyism and Corruption - Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

Shizzmoney's picture

Please crash.  The Schadenfruede alone would be worth it.

WHat happens in this thing goes to 300? 200? Does the Dow finally take its last dive?

jeff314's picture

yeah...jew helping jews

buzzsaw99's picture

CONgreff give dem zioz billionz bitchez

NoDebt's picture

Just another gadget maker, out of ideas, watching their margins get competed away.

Time to break out the AAPL-MS compario charts.  Lay them on top of eachother so that each of their price peaks is on the same x-axis point and see how they compare.  I'd suspect it would be eye-opening.

EscapeKey's picture

We're heading back to another day of software being king.

trav777's picture

aapl had a huge headstart...but the other OS's have caught up and then some.

So if it comes down to who makes the best handsets, Samsung and Nok are in a significantly better position.  They just don't have the logo.

tabasco71's picture

OT sorry....

Could US sell its excess shale gas to China to reduce their air pollution problems and use that cash to repay its outstanding bonds?



Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

Why would the US trade shit with a lot of value (gas) for shit of no value (bonds)?  Real assets at any price, that's the game.

Silverhog's picture

Channel stuffing GM at $30 tells you how over sold this crappy market is.

EscapeKey's picture

Oversold??? Over the past 2 months, the DJIA has practically moved continuously up? And this means the market is oversold???

I must leave for a CNBC fix.

Yancey Ward's picture

I think his intent was to say "over-hyped" rather than to say either "over-sold" (clearly wrong on any measure) or "over-bought" (what you have in mind).

Spastica Rex's picture

Wouldn't it by funny if Apple were the next Bear Stearns!?

Belarusian Bull's picture

Afaik, they have loads of cash and virtually no debt. So, from financial point of view, they are solid.


But, unless they come up with something new and advanced(which i doubt they will) the company should be worth much less than 500$ per share.

Squid Vicious's picture

another generational buying opportunity for the CNBS grease monkey

ericfoster3's picture

Don't worry.  There is some good news today..



Doesn't everybody feel better?

gjp's picture

And zero-earnings AMZN makes another new high.  But Bezos says it's about cash flow, not margins, not earnings.

Oh, I see, Bezos, it's about cash flow.  So why did you have to borrow $3b late last year?

Meanwhile AAPL, that has built up more cash than AMZN's market cap, continues to drop as reality is selectively applied.

Just another day at the casino.  Wall Street figures there are too many AAPL longs and too many AMZN shorts I guess.

Toolshed's picture

Comparing apple to amazon is like comparing an apple to an amazon warrior.

Which would you rather eat?

Widowmaker's picture

Wow, your timing is perfect, i just got stopped out of my AMZN short this AM...

Looks like another box of silver is due.

Gettin tired of this shit.


Its_the_economy_stupid's picture

200 billion in cash, they will opt for the lame share buy back plan.

yrbmegr's picture

Maybe they're angling to just take the company private.  $200 billion might do it, before long.

edifice's picture

I called $400 back a couple of months ago, when it first started its decline. Someone else here called $450. I think he's right, but time will tell.

Fap Fap Fapple.

Seasmoke's picture

hoping for a roundtrip to $35 !!! (it is a long story ....LOL)

Uncle Zuzu's picture

Ok I admit it, it's MY fault.  I just upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 4 for $0.99 (+ $36 upgrade fee), ignoring the $199+ iPhone 5 offer.  Why would I need all these extra megapixels and a bigger screen?

Stock won't recover until they can prove they can launch another revolutionary product without Steve Jobs.  I have my doubts.

Uncle Zuzu's picture

Ok I admit it, it's MY fault.  I just upgraded from an iPhone 3GS to an iPhone 4 for $0.99 (+ $36 upgrade fee), ignoring the $199+ iPhone 5 offer.  Why would I need all these extra megapixels and a bigger screen?

Stock won't recover until they can prove they can launch another revolutionary product without Steve Jobs.  I have my doubts.

yrbmegr's picture

Correct.  So, can we now say that Steve Jobs was worth at least $200 billion to Apple?

adr's picture

But the jOBS movie starring Ashton Kutcher is coming out soon. Seeing a movie about Jitler in action should be good for a $250 spike in AAPL, right?

The pump job of Apple rotated into the pump job of Amazon to paper over losses.

I'm pretty sure Bezos slinks around his office wearing a loin cloth, watching his stock ticker, exclaiming "MY PRECIOUS!!!"

When the stock falls a scream of "NOOOOOOOO!!!" Will be heard throughout Seattle. Losts it, lost, no stolen it was, nasty Bernankeses stoles it, gets it backs I will.

postafoa02's picture

"Apples, apples, what a treat, sweet and tart and good to eat. Apples green and apples red, hang from branches overhead, and when they ripen, down they drop, so we can taste our apple crop."


by Helen H. Moore

HaroldWang's picture

And AMZN at all time highs. Party likes it 1999, kidz!

j0nx's picture

AAPL is so concerned with keeping their iOS a closed and secure environment that they are ignoring innovation in the iOS and hardware. Typical behavior in arrogant personalities. Samsung in the meantime is literally stealing their lunch money. Cook has been disasterous for this firm in a short span of time. Almost as disasterous as Ballmer has been for MS and he's still around which tells me that AAPL won't be pulling out of this tailspin any time soon.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

The stock was trading at $378 the day Jobs died.  So I'm sure you have been short since then.  But anyway, Tim Cook has been running the show for a long time, he is as solid as they come.

css1971's picture

That explains the iPhone 5 perfectly.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

"Tim Cook has been running the show for a long time, he is as solid as they come"

Expand on that.  In what sense?  

Freddie's picture

Maybe they can get John Sculley back or Gil Amelio or Vin Scully.

Squid Vicious's picture

and you have been long since 700, so your point is what exactly?

Racer's picture

They are really defending that $500 line LOL

the iD's picture

like the other company that had a patent on quadrilaterals: Polaroid.

like the other company that had mostly empty floor-space between their over-priced tech gadgets: Radio Shack.

see you @ 420$ & the beginning of the neckline.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

apple traded below 500 pre market not too long ago, quit copying what other news outlets say



Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

If you're stupid enough to still be in the markets, at least be smart enough to think like a trader, not a fanboy.

AgAu_man's picture

Fall, baby, fall!  -My Crow Soft

Fall, baby, fall!  -Happy People

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

They do still have that $150 billion nest-egg right? I think that should get them through a rough patch of 50-100 years. It's nice to see hedge fund assholes choke on a dick, but lets be honest. Apple is a well run company that makes beautifully designed and functioning products. The stock may be overpriced, but the company is tits in my world.