investments http://apr.org en Apple Just Made $9 Billion (And Investors Are Mad) http://apr.org/post/apple-just-made-9-billion-and-investors-are-mad Apple <a href="http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/320193/000119312512312355/d383855dex991.htm" target="_blank">reported</a> its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, and depending how you look at it, they're either amazing or disappointing.<p>The company says it made $8.8 billion in profits over the course of three months. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:22:00 +0000 editor 15116 at http://apr.org Apple Just Made $9 Billion (And Investors Are Mad) Wait, Investors Paid Germany To Hold Their Cash? http://apr.org/post/wait-investors-paid-germany-hold-their-cash On Wednesday, investors paid Germany to hold on to their money for a couple years.<p>That's right: Germany got to borrow more than 4 billion euros (about $5 billion), and instead of Germany paying interest to its lenders, the lenders are paying Germany. This a lot like Citibank paying you a smidgen to carry a balance on your credit card or to take out a loan (without also charging you interest).<p>Germany is just the latest country to get what's called a "negative yield" on its debt. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:59:41 +0000 editor 14827 at http://apr.org Wait, Investors Paid Germany To Hold Their Cash?