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.