It's Official - Apple Is Now Bigger Than The Entire US Retail Sector

Tyler Durden's picture

A company whose value is dependent on the continued success of two key products, now has a larger market capitalization (at $542 billion), than the entire US retail sector (as defined by the S&P 500). Little to add here.

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jus_lite_reading's picture

iCurrumba!

iCalifornia iTax iRevenues plunge i22% but the iPonzi is UP UP UP!!!

spiral_eyes's picture

But iNnovation, bitches! Apple are iNnovating all the way to a new normal! This time is different! Apple are going to 36,000!

Manthong's picture

Recovery is good.

Do they let you keep your iPhone and iPad in Recovery?

wisefool's picture

Snarc: Does the tax code let you insider trade? Thanks for being the best politician since Al Haig, Ms. Pelosi.

Thomas Anderson's picture

iAlternative to macbook and ipad... Hackintosh!

Stanwick's picture

iMackintosh is a jacket that iIrish people wear when they go to iMass

VanceEva1's picture

my classmate's sister makes $82 hourly on the internet. She has been out of work for 10 months but last month her income was $17192 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site ....  http://qr.net/h7eu

LongSoupLine's picture

Understanding of German NOT required...very funny.

http://www.wimp.com/dadipad/

Manthong's picture

Gotta try that app out.

 

sunaJ's picture

"Anyone with a pension, family, or hope for the future, leave now."

 

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

 

 

Cdad's picture

What could go wrong, iBitchez?

-1Delta's picture

yes maybe this time Craaple will surpass US national debt in market value <sarc>

All Rise's picture

Retail is so last century.

Zero Govt's picture

iBrilliant

"It's Official - Apple Is Now Bigger Than The Entire US Retail Sector"

What a landmark.. and couldn't happen to a nicer company, well done Apple :)

bugs_'s picture

Hey Nasdaq, take it out of the index.  It no longer belongs in any index.  It no longer belongs on any exchange.  It needs its own exchange.

espirit's picture

...or country.

Long bond it and buy out troubled countries.  Put the population to work on a living wage of say $1 usd/day.

iWork or iDie.

/sarc or /unsarc - iForget which.

Stanwick's picture

iBlackrock High Yeild Bond fund holds shares. 

dwdollar's picture

Let's see if it can beat both semi and retail combined!!! iSynergy baby!!!

LongSoupLine's picture

iPuked

Confirmation of a "market" that now exceeds the definition of "full retard"

Zero Govt's picture

iGob

you can see Americas socio-economic problems defined nicely in the anti-Apple whingers

Apple is one of the greatest Companies ...Ever

Bay of Pigs's picture

Go Apple! Let's see a trillion.

Quadrillion?

Zero Govt's picture

Indeed

if Apple and Caterpillar took over the running of America and BMW and JCB the running of Europe the West would be a much, much, much nicer place

enough dreaming, back to the stinking crumbling Monopolists Matrix ..ho hum

firstdivision's picture

...as the AUD$ is falling.  China sure must be too busy manufacturing to import base materials.

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Watching the EURUSD fall also makes me believe a major investment fund blew up somewhere. The insiders know and are keeping it secret (while selling) until the sheeple find out they are hosed.

The Swedish Chef's picture

I think you´re being unfair. I´d say the success of Apple depends on four key products...Imac, MacBook, IPad and IPhone. 

 

But where are the people crying "bubble" on this one? When it comes to gold everybody is so eager to call the top.

firstdivision's picture

iMac and MacBook are barely a drop in the bucket of revenue.  Apple's current price depends on iPad and iPhone alone. 

Zero Govt's picture

don't forget the iCrap of the iCompetition

Zero Govt's picture

iJunked by the iCompetition

just slightly bitter and twisted over there in the opposition trenches

 

All Rise's picture

iToobigtofail.

 

 

 

WaEver's picture

people managing other people's money are buying....

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It's about freaking time Apple took over the world.