Load Up on Apple Stock as Android Killer Looms

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Over the last couple years, I made the decision to focus on writing about companies rather than stocks.

In the shell of a frank nut, I don't feel comfortable making buy/sell recommendations. I prefer to create ongoing narratives around a handful of companies and spaces, allowing one article to flow to the next. I change my mind, test theories and wonder out loud in front of you.

With that in mind, outside of a handful of exceptions (like presciently calling Pandora (P) every step of the way to nailing Best Buy (BBY)), I tend to stay away from saying buy or sell this or that stock. Ultimately, case-by-case circumstances dictate what those decisions will/need to be so who am I to make blanket recommendations (rhetorical question w/o the question mark) ...

However, if there was ever going to be a time to say sell your house, squat in a foreclosure, pull your kids out of private school, loan them out for summer farm work and eat Top Ramen so you can load up on a stock, it would come on an Apple (AAPL) post-earnings implosion. In fact, I'd be tempted to buy on relatively modest weakness or a continuation of the absurd status quo of underperforming stagnation.

But, as the stock jockeys like to say, "back up the truck" if AAPL moves below $500 again.

After the click to Page Two, one plausible scenario that could play itself out after Apple reports Wednesday afternoon ... 

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