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Apple Computer Price (11/28/00): $18.03

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Dueling Fools

November 29, 2000

An Apple Computer (Nasdaq: AAPL) Duel a day helps keep complacency away. So, here we are, taking a look at both sides of the colorful computer maker. Care to take a bite?

This week we have Rick Aristotle Munarriz (TMF Edible) and Paul Larson (TMF Parlay) on opposite sides. Rick thinks Apple is delicious. Paul thinks it's rotten to the core. Read the opening arguments. Then read the rebuttals. Then vote. We'll dole out the electoral delegates later.

The Bull Argument...
Yes, the market is down on Apple. It's earned some of the recent malaise, no doubt. But have you noticed how the shares have held steady over the past month? The rest of the tech stocks have continued their painful slide, but Apple is just where it was four weeks ago. I'll tell you why it seems that Apple has bottomed out. Then I'll tell you why I think it's heading higher.
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Bear Argument...
I am relishing this opportunity to be able to argue the bearish position against Apple Computer. My wife recently became an Apple customer, and now we have both become raving Apple critics. In our experience, Apple's latest computers are lemons, and the few competitive advantages that I thought Apple had -- product usability and strong customer service -- are nothing but a myth today.
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