If you own stock in tech giant Apple (AAPL), you might have noticed some extra shares in your brokerage account. If you don’t know why, don’t get too excited — Apple merely executed its stock split. noticing that you have a bit more shares in your brokerage account this morning. No, don’t get too excited. It’s just because Apple finally went ahead with its plan to spilt its share count 7-fold. In terms of actually metrics, it’s pretty meaningless … or is it? Here’s Craig Allen from the Santa Barbara Noozhawk with a balance look at the Apple stock split and what it could mean for investors.
TechCrunch (Kyle Russell): While everyone is talking about the Apple stock split, it’s really IOS 8 that will drive the show at Apple for the next few years. Get ready for an inclusive digital hub.
America Fruit Online (Gabrielle Easter): While Apple might be cheaper now, apples — you know, the ones you eat — might not be anytime soon. Despite record crops, there’s a labor shortage afoot.
New York Times (Paul Sullivan): The rising price of apples might be the reason investors are holding so much cash. OK, not really, but we might be holding too much cash in our accounts …
Pragmatic Capitalism (Cullen Roche): … Especially considering that there’s low global inflation and the reserve banks will keep the money train following for quite a while.
FT.com (Gavyn Davies): But that cash level might be justified. Is the world’s economy ever going to be all right following the Great Recession?
Bloomberg View (Mark Gilbert): Bond yields certainly aren’t providing any answers to our economic fate.
Quartz (Matt Phillips): Did you miss the glut of economic data that came out this past week? Nine charts to get you through.
Grantland (Mike L. Goodman): If all the doom, gloom and strangeness about the global economy has you worried- watch some soccer. Here’s your guide to figuring out just what a red card or vuvuzela is.