209 Hedge Funds Rejoice As Apple Passes $500

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Presented with little comment - AAPL trading $503.34:

Why is this good news for the "financial industry?" Because Apple is
now the financial industry, with a record 209 hedge funds holding it (a number that has likely surged in the past 3 months). As Apple
goes, so goes not only the entire Tech index, the NASDAPPLE, the global capital markets, but the entire 2 and 20 model. We wonder how long until LPs ask their hedge fund advisors why they paying management fees when everyone can just put their money into AAPL outright and bypass the whole "hegde fund" mockery.

This earlier discussion may be worth revisiting on AAPL's exponential run...or this on its dominance of the index and the economy...or this on where growth is being driven from?

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Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:35 | 2153287 SheepDog-One
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Jesus Christ...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:37 | 2153299 pepperspray
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I Will Always Love You

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:14 | 2153445 Badabing
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Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:27 | 2153493 battle axe
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Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:35 | 2153518 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Gen X stopped paying their mortgages to buy MacBook Pros because their Graphic Design business will pick up anyday now.  Gen Y is living at home with their parents after dropping out of college and instead of paying their loans off they spent their allowance on ipads they look at in the corner Starbucks to try and seem cool when they see their (facebook) friends (in real life).  Gen Z has never had a job since they entered the workforce three years ago, but they do enjoy using their iphones to discuss how awesome Madonna's halftime show was.  "It was biblically epic!"

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 12:15 | 2153712 Don Birnam
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Mr. L-H, your perspicacious post ought -- nay, must -- be used as a caption for a Banzai creation or some other visual depicting the banality of It All, as, frankly, it sums up Things-i like no other.

...And I have no doubt the X-Y-Z Axis, in their convoluted way, agrees.


Well done.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:27 | 2153494 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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If we all buy AAPL, and no one sells anything, we will get to DJ 36,000 in no time!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:44 | 2153565 Whoa Dammit
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iDOW is celebrating Apple management's financial feat of squeezing profits out of pauper peasants, both here (buyers) and abroad (laborers).  Sad that.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:38 | 2153306 CvlDobd
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Only man on the web not buying with both hands here.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:44 | 2153342 Black Friday
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Truly a sign of desperation.

The market is hoping APPL will save them with the next Ifraud. They used to make rock solid products when their stock was under $20.00 and they were truly undervalued, now the complete opposite.


Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:17 | 2153453 I am a Man I am...
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tell me a company that is a better buy that is out there

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:29 | 2153500 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You seek the Robotrader.  It will show you the way.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 12:00 | 2153630 I Am Not a Copp...
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Robo!  You seek Robo!  Take you to him I can...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 12:04 | 2153647 urbanelf
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Terra Nitrogen, SeaDrill, Newmont Mining.  Problem is, however, that they pay you these annoying dividends and then you have to figure out how to spend them.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:18 | 2153459 dark pools of soros
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yeah the 4S is a pile of shit... what a tool fanboy

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:27 | 2153491 ZeroPower
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Funds 'frontrunning' ahead of ipad3 and iphone5 news releases. $600 easy to see from here. Not supporting the move, just discussing the reality of the situation. Personally i quite hate the company.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:05 | 2153408 gjp
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really, it's practically linear up for American hedonism and consumer stocks.  $5 coffees and a proliferation of electronic toys.  At least the internet boom had a pretense of productivity enhancement.  Today it is nothing but circle jerk social networking and angry birds.  Pathetic.  Yet if Europe struggles to actually confront some degree of financial reality, it's an excuse to buy 'safe' American assets.  And if Europe manages to kick the can again, well yes, the answer is again to buy American assets because who are the real kings of can-kicking?  What a disgusting spectacle.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:35 | 2153289 XenoFrog
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It baffles me what sort of person can afford a $500 stock.  What does Joe Smith expect with his 1-5 shares?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:37 | 2153296 trade the day
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Joe Smith had a chance to buy at $80 a few years ago

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:36 | 2153531 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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And his wife never shuts up about it.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 12:12 | 2153685 monoloco
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I got in at close to 80, and I'm sure glad I didn't listen to Reggie Middleton.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:38 | 2153305 dwdollar
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The world baby!!! LOL...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:39 | 2153313 crawldaddy
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person? there are very few "people" left in the market.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:39 | 2153316 jekyll island
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POS got down to $94 during the panic of 2008.  What a glorious buying opportunity that was.  That is why having some cash reserves is a good idea, buy the stock when it is stupid cheap. 



Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:10 | 2153425 in-Credible Banker
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Dude it was way lower than 94....

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 12:11 | 2153682 Putty
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AAPL low 1/20/09:  78.20

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:55 | 2153317 tarsubil
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Early retirement. One way or the other.

"Good evening. This is Glenn Beck coming to you from the American Patriot Network studios in Washington, DC. Tonight, breaking news. International terrorist and public enemy Joe Smith was retired on the streets of Los Angeles early this morning after a shoot out with a Federal Blade Runner. Due to the agent's professionalism, no innocents were harmed in the altercation. America can sleep easier now that one of its many domestic enemies has been retired.

"In other news, and somewhat ironically, Apple patriot stock hits an all time high of 5,000,000 Ameros as Chairman Ryan leads cheers welcoming in a new age of prosperity while also cautioning that there may still be need to 'tighten our belts'."

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:43 | 2153340 SheepDog-One
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Yea just thinking the same thing, who the HELL picks up the phone and says 'Hi broker I got $10,000 here what do you suggest? Oh 20 whole shares of Apple? You say thats a sure double from here soon? Ok buy whatever price $505 $510 who cares load me up with 19 or 20 shares.'


Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:16 | 2153449 Ahwooga
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Share split soon then. Or not, after all when the index can't even out together more than one -0.5% down day back to back who cares about fundamentals? At this rate fundamentals will become a historical oddity in the Iencyclopedia brittanica next to the dodo bird . To the moon jeeves!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:50 | 2153362 dwdollar
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Also... I can imagine in some hipster wannabe tech start ups that will never make it, if you don't own a few shares and an IPad you're an outcast.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:21 | 2153473 LongSoupLine
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Okay, here's the "logic hammer in the head" question of the day:



You have $500...spend it on:

A. One (1) share of AAPL "hoping" for a double to $1000?

B. $500 worth of silver (physical of course, duh) and not worry about the whole "hope for a double" thingy?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 13:33 | 2154042 ebworthen
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Pension funds (CALPERS, CALSTERS) and mundane mutual funds are probably buying in right now.

If I had bought it above 50 I'd be selling it today. 

Steve Jobs is gone - AAPL is parabolic - and isn't GOLD.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:37 | 2153294 Gubbmint Cheese
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Does it run adobe flash yet?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:07 | 2153414 Id fight Gandhi
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No so you miss half the web

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 12:28 | 2153766 smiler03
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Really? Those farmville types must be gutted when they switch their new toy on.

edit: Seems I'm wrong, there's an app for that.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:08 | 2153415 Id fight Gandhi
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Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:37 | 2153295 Conrad Murray
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Hipsters should be hung with banksters and politicians. Fucking douchebag enablers.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:41 | 2153328 dwdollar
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Check out TWiT.TV if you want to drown in your vomit sometime...


Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:38 | 2153540 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Hipsters, hippies, yuppies, they all need a reality check. 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:37 | 2153297 tarsubil
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One share of AAPL = 25 lap dances. Which would you rather have?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:42 | 2153337 francis_sawyer
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did you say "lap" dances or "app" dances?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:44 | 2153343 Conrad Murray
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Another 1000 rounds or 6 months of food.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:51 | 2153367 tarsubil
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The topic is which is the best way to waste money.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:38 | 2153301 crawldaddy
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people are sad, who knew that the key to sucess was simply a shiny box. Apple simply puts existing tech in shiny covers and people go crazy over it.

but then again, these are the same people that buy bottled water. Slap a picture of a mountain stream on tap water and sell it for a buck a pop.



Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:38 | 2153307 kito
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even candy apples, covered by that glazed, sweet deliciousness, eventually rot..............

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:39 | 2153312 longdong silver
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This should be the silver chart.

If not for the efforts of the crooked crew

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:39 | 2153315 CH1
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Screaming short.

Just wish I knew how long before the irrational exhuberance breaks.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:40 | 2153320 peekcrackers
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a OZ of gold is still better in my hand

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:41 | 2153325 Dr. Engali
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It is going to be funny to see them all scurry out like cockroaches when they run out of bigger fools.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 10:42 | 2153333 longdong silver
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so little volume for such a large move

me perplexed

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