Katie Benner of CNN/Money fears that Apple’s golden stock could go the opposite direction in an instant if the company can’t live up to expectations. “If you’re a long-term investor, it’s hard to find any worms in the Apple story,” Benner writes. “But investors should realize that the stock could be volatile in the near-term. Expectations for hot new products coming out of Macworld and strong earnings are so high that the slightest disappointment could trigger a violent sell off.”