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Apple's fiscal annus horribilis

September 29, 2013: 7:54 AM ET

As bad as fiscal 2013 was for Apple shareholders, they've been through worse.

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FORTUNE -- On Saturday, Apple (AAPL) closed its books on 2013 with shares down nearly 30% year over year.

As harrowing as fiscal '13 was for anyone holding the stock, long-time investors have been through worse. The company has made a lot of people very rich, but with Wall Street never sure if Apple's best days are behind it, its valuation can turn on a dime.

The stock's greatest hits include:

  • Sept. 2012 to April 2013: Down 42.8%
  • Calendar 2008: Down 56.9%
  • Jan. to July 2006: Down 38.9%
  • Fiscal 2001: Down 39.8%
  • Sept. to Dec. 2000: Down 77%
  • Apr. 1991 to July 1997: Down 82.6%

That's as far back as my memory of the share price goes. If you've seen worse, let me know.

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