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  • The Wonderful World Of Disney [View article]
    While I think that stop-loss orders are indispensable for traders, I don't think an investor who holds a portfolio of quality companies, especially dividend payers, should use them. I've tested using pretend stop-losses and many times I would have gotten stopped out only to see the stock fall a bit before going on to increase significantly. Would I have gotten back in in time? Probably not. Would the tax consequences be worth the small decrease I would have missed out on? Almost never. For an investor, stop losses just complicate something that should be simple.
    Apr 11 08:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Connecting The Dots: The Iconic Coca-Cola Is A Sell At $38 [View article]
    Even if soda sales decline in established economies, people gotta drink something, and who else is better positioned than the Coca-Cola company to deliver a non-carbonated beverage to quench their thirst? Also, there have been articles warning against the consumption of soda since the Coca-Cola company began and yet it hasn't slowed down their growth.
    Apr 4 09:21 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Long Cisco Even After Barclays' Downgrade [View article]
    The day Chambers retires, it'll be too late to buy. People who think CSCO will be a good investment when he retires should get in now - after all, he'll be 65 in 5 months so how much longer can he last?
    Mar 21 07:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is McDonald's A Good Stock Over Yum Brands? [View article]
    I know of several McDonalds in my area that are so crowded, no one eats there anymore.
    Mar 19 10:27 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson Will Soon Yield Over 3% [View article]
    And when commissions for round lots were cheaper
    Mar 18 12:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • ModernGraham Quarterly Valuation Of Abbott [View article]
    I'm really amazed that SA allowed this article to be published when, in fact, the split is obviously not factored in. Anyway, these MG valuations tend to be light on analysis and are based on an 80 year old stock valuation method that is geared towards mfg / industrial companies.
    Mar 14 10:12 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: These 2 Growth Markets Can Propel It Higher [View article]
    Welch was the guy who created all the problems that hatched under Immelts watch. Welch grew earnings during his tenure at the expense of the future.
    Mar 11 01:38 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CEO Jeffrey Immelt Invests His Raise Back Into General Electric, And Buffett Agrees [View article]
    Its not Immelts fault that crazy "investors" bid up the stock price to unsustainable PE levels, nor is it his fault that the stock price tanked when "investors" overreacted the other way in 2008. Same thing happened to a lot of other stocks. Also, the GE specific problems were laid by Welch, Immelt was just the one sitting on top of them when they hatched.
    Mar 10 01:41 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Is Worth $2000 [View instapost]
    Your modest proposal of Tesla's future stock price is brilliant. In 2021, Tesla will make even more money by selling the children of poor people as food to the rich.
    Mar 6 02:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney Raises Ticket Prices Again For Its Theme Parks [View article]
    Disney doesn't have room for more attendance! Actually, I would argue that Disney is nowhere close to the profit-maximizing ticket price, as I believe a trip to Disney is a lot more inelastic than other leisure options, I mean, how many people are really gonna say "I know we told you kids we'd go to Disneyworld this year, but they raised their tickets by $5 a day so we'll just go to the local amusement park instead."? Doesn't have quite the same impact when you tell your friends where you went over summer vacation.

    For that matter, they haven't monetized everything they can yet. I mean, isn't it worth a few dollars to go on that one ride you love so much if you only have to wait 10 minutes instead of 2 hours? How about a picture of your adorable child with the character he or she loves so much? What about quick printing of posters or t-shirts with the picture of that face you made when going down that steep drop on the roller coaster?

    Of course people will grumble, but they'll still come. After all, if your customers aren't grumbling, your prices are too low.
    Feb 28 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Johnson & Johnson Is Still A Great Stock For Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    What I can't understand is why you Americans think you deserve more purchasing power for less production than workers in other countries.
    Dec 27 10:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Western Union: Steep Discount, Sector Domination, Strong Volume Growth [View article]
    Very well written, built on solid logic. The article is so clear, focused, and steeped in common sense that I figured you had to be either out of Wharton or U of C.
    Nov 6 04:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Finding Alpha (And GDP) In The Entertainment Business [View article]
    But almost 40 years later, new Star Wars fans are still being born every day.
    Nov 6 08:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks Prices: Tempest In A Coffee Pot [View article]
    Overpriced? Only if profit isn't being maximized.
    Oct 24 08:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks Is Vulnerable To Robotic Baristas, Capsules [View article]
    Gary, I enjoyed your modest proposal - perhaps Starbucks shareholders can sell their children to recoup their losses resulting from these robotic baristas.
    Oct 23 07:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment