As I said, you can speculate all you want about the consumer, but there are professionals watching trends, they are called " Hedge Funds" . Apple has just this year gone from 490USD a share to splitting 7 for 1 and going to 96.00 on its way to ( 700.00) split adjusted. The equity markets like I said are a forward looking indicator, they are priced for perfection, if you trust Forbes as a newsworthy print, read this
#15 Globally of all companies in all industries
The #1 Most Valuable Brand NameRated a Strong Buy by every major clearing house in the world.
#14 in Sales in the World
#5 in Profit in the World
#130 in Assets in the World
#1 in market Value in the World
Nuff said. LOL