Go to Google Finance and follow these steps:
- Select the stock screener with default criteria (wide open ranges).
- Sort results by market capitalization.
- Note that AAPL, whose market cap is around $321B does not appear at #2 after XOM (about $417B) as expected.
- Change criteria to show stocks whose market cap is between $200B and $400B . It still doesn’t show up.
Is this part of a forthcoming April fools joke – a world without Apple? If Apple didn’t exist, Google would have had to invent it, right?