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Despite all of the bad news of late, we were surprised to see that the S&P 500 index actually increased by $282 billion in the last 12 months through June 2012. Interestingly, just one stock accounted for 83% of that gain. That stock was Apple. Apple continues to create great products that people want, and the iPhone is now generating more revenue per quarter than Microsoft's entire business. In recent days, we've heard a lot about new challenges to some of Apple's leading products, but we don't see it giving up its dominance anytime soon.
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