AAPL Trades Under $500 For First Time In 11 Months

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.