Earlier this year, I openly questioned whether there was a "cheery consensus" surrounding Apple
Eddy Elfenbein, who writes about stocks at Crossing Wall Street and was named by CNNMoney as "the best buy-and-hold blogger" on the Web, told me in an interview that "if something gets a lot of attention almost by definition I'm not going to be interested in it." So I wondered how he felt about Apple, which gets more attention than nearly any other stock in the world.
In an hourlong interview last week in Washington, D.C., Elfenbein and I talked Apple, among other topics. Far from a skeptic, he compares Apple's cash-generating abilities to ... the mafia. Watch our conversation here (run time: 2:39), or read the transcript below:
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