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Apple, Amazon Down: Maybe The Stock Market Is Rigged

Tickers in this article: AAPL AMZN MSFT

This is not complicated.

Most companies would cut off crucial body parts to have the types of "problems" Apple and Amazon have:

  • Brick-and-mortar and online retail dominance;
  • Supply unable to meet demand; and
  • Tight margins because the long-term opportunity is so freaking huge, you have no choice but to spend -- and spend aggressively -- to take full advantage of it.

What has this rigged casino of a stock market come to if we punish companies, particularly Apple, for having #firstworldproblems?

--Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.