Apple Looms Large

IBM (IBM) is keeping the Dow Jones Industrial Average green, Google (GOOG) is keeping the Nasdaq green, and the debt postponement in Congress has helped the bullish cause. Still, trading continues to be very mixed under the surface, and given the great uncertainty over Apple's (AAPL) earnings report tonight, that seems appropriate.

Apple earnings are always extremely important, but this quarter they are of particular interest as the big question is whether AAPL is still a mighty growth stock suffering a temporary lull or maturing into a commodity-like technology name similar to Microsoft (MSFT) or Cisco (CSCO). There are passionate opinions on both sides, and it is going to be interesting to see which one prevails....131 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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