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Apple is officially the first $1 trillion US company — here’s the competition it knocked out to clinch that milestone
Apple became the first US company worth $1 trillion on Thursday. Within the last decade, it overtook corporate giants like Exxon Mobil and General Electric.
Tech stocks sold off broadly on Monday, dragging major US indexes lower, especially the Nasdaq 100, which lost as much as 1.5%. Amid the selling, options traders have pushed hedging costs to an all-time high, which could be a saving grace for the index.
The world’s hottest tech companies are now worth more than $5 trillion, and they could be pointing out the next big bubble
The most prominent US and Chinese tech stocks — including Facebook and Amazon — are worth more, by market cap, than the stock markets of the eurozone and Japan. Bank of America Merrill Lynch has cited this size as a reason investors should reduce their exposure to tech stocks.
Stocks started Wednesday weaker for a second straight day, with tech companies again among the biggest losers.
The selling pressure stemmed from disappointing earnings guidance from Taiwan Semiconductor.
The stock's previous high, adjusted for splits and dividends, was $50.37, set at the closing bell on August 31, 2000
Apple was up 2.6% Tuesday with many of its Nasdaq 100 peers in hot pursuit.
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