Top tech investor: Buy Apple before earnings

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Paul Meeks, a notable technology investor who is topping the market in 2015, believes investors should buy Apple before earnings as results exceed expectations and the company raises its dividend.

Meeks, director of institutional investing at Saturna Capital, is up more than 8 percent in his "Squawk Box Platinum Portfolio" this year, besting the S&P 500's 3 percent gain and putting him near the lead in the contest.

Apple, which reports after the closing bell Monday, is already up 18 percent this year. But the stock remains about 3 percent below a record price reached at the end of February.