In the grand scheme of things, how big is Apple?

Apple, Inc., producer of the iPhone, announces quarterly earnings on Tuesday. This WSJ article claims that the cash and cash equivalents on APPL's balance sheet will exceed $250 billion dollars. I put this article together to give you some idea what that looks like. Relative to the World: $250 billion is about the same size … Continue reading In the grand scheme of things, how big is Apple?

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Who’s got the power?

  When interest rates go up, and they will, theĀ 50% increase across the board will topple markets, namely bond markets. Today's interest rates are unprecedented. The lowest possible bound for an interest rate USED to be 0%. In finance terms, we call it the ZLB or the zero lower bound. Today bond yields in Germany … Continue reading Who’s got the power?