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Better investment right now? Apple or HP

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A beaten-down technology stock faces off against shares of the world's largest company in tonight's Fast Money Madness challenge.

Hewlett-Packard's stock fell 20 percent this year as the company provided weak guidance on the back of a strong dollar and soft PC demand. Meanwhile, Apple's stock continues to rise, up 13 percent this year, thanks to its global dominance on multiple fronts.

These two technology companies are squaring off Thursday night against each other on "Fast Money," as part of the show's Madness challenge. Here's a preview of the traders' thoughts so you can make the trade now.

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