NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It's hard to imagine that just a little over two months ago the world was coming to an end. The stock market's favorite superhero, tech giant Apple (AAPL - Get Report) was trading at $522 after having reached its new 52-week high of $644.While that was (only) a $122 drop in its stock price, it represented (only) a 22% decline in overall value. I say "only" because what many investors quickly lost perspective of is the fact that the stock didn't break $400 until Dec. 23 and remarkably less than two months later it reached $500 and five weeks after that it was at $600.
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