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Here’s an interesting table of the largest 40 companies in the S&P 500 and how they’ve done this year. I personally find it oh-my-God jaw-dropping that Apple – – which, let’s face it, a lot of people had heard about a year ago – – is up over 70% this year (and the year isn’t even over). This isn’t some tiny startup. It’s the most expensive company in the world. And yet the goddamned thing has nearly doubled in price.