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  • Visa and MasterCard sued over processing fantasy sports payments [View news story]
    Only the ones who lost money didn't understand.
    Nov 20, 2015. 02:20 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Is Not About Sugar [View article]
    I believe in science too - and I'll be surprised if I ever see a truly scientific study come out of Harvard. Now if a U of C study shows that soda kills people, I'll have to reconsider...
    Nov 19, 2015. 10:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Is Not About Sugar [View article]
    I assume most people think that heroin is worse than Coca-Cola. Also, just how did Ackman "clearly show" Munger to be immoral and unethical?
    Nov 19, 2015. 03:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Buy Starbucks Now, You're Asking For Trouble [View article]
    Cool - do you have a mobile app?
    Nov 11, 2015. 04:25 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Qualcomm: Is There Life After Samsung? [View article]
    QCOM didn't pay Obama - am I right? What do I win?
    Nov 5, 2015. 09:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Disappoints Again But Some Green Shoots Emerge [View article]
    you're right - I gotta get that line trademarked!
    Nov 5, 2015. 11:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Disappoints Again But Some Green Shoots Emerge [View article]
    I agree they should have pushed / built up their private brand more, but it always has seemed to me that they could have come up with a better name. If I see "365" I think number of days in a year, not Whole Foods.

    Also, it seems that they need to define their overall brand bettter - get their customers to think "I'm smart for buying this - its healthy for me and I'm not paying as much as those other fools" or "hey, look at me - I'm gonna live longer and be healtheir and I can afford to shop here, unlike those poor people that have to buy garbage that will kill them". Seems to me that Whole Foods started with the latter message, but got scared and tried to dilute it with the former.

    Still, there aren't many stores that get so much love from their customer base - people go out of their way to announce that they shop at Whole Foods; this doesn't happen so much with Wal-Mart or Kroger.
    Nov 5, 2015. 08:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney: Is The Recent Selloff An Opportunity? [View article]
    I don't see anything wrong with the first bullet point of the summary. I, too, believe Disney is worth at least $85 / share. At least.
    Oct 23, 2015. 03:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks: My Mind Says Sell But My Heart Says Hold [View article]
    I sold MCD in 1985 because it was too high, and because it obviously didn't have much more room to run - I mean McDonalds were everywhere and there was no way that the company would ever have a market cap of more than $10 billion, right? I probably put the money into Kodak or Lotus or something.
    Oct 3, 2015. 10:14 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Blue Chip Stocks Before They Become Blue Chip Worthy [View article]
    True, but look how well MCD and KO have done since 1980; they weren't exactly undiscovered at that time either.

    DIS, SBUX, MA, and V probably won't be the fastest growing stocks over the next 35 years, but they have been growing their dividends at higher rates than KO, MCD, and WMT recently while providing a level of safety that many sub-$10b companies can't.
    Oct 2, 2015. 12:36 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • This Is Why You're Buying Disney [View article]
    "Investors beg and beg for a pullback so they can buy stocks, only to wimp out when that opportunity finally arises." This is by far the single best sentence I've ever read in any SA article or post.
    Oct 2, 2015. 09:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Go Long Wal-Mart, Again? [View article]
    The two best types of companies in which to invest are those that are loved by their customers and those that are hated by their customers (but who keep coming back despite the hatred).

    Its those companies where the customers don't really have a strong feeeling one way or the other where you have to watch out.
    Sep 24, 2015. 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time Not To Take Profits In Gilead [View article]
    I guess hillary doesn't think R & D is all that important, I mean, there will probably never be any new diseases anyway, right?
    Sep 23, 2015. 10:34 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Disney Might Want To Consider Charging A Premium For The Next 'Star Wars' [View article]
    Disney should definitely charge more for opening weekend tickets. If ticket prices are the same as for other movies showing that weekend, lines will be extremely long and there will still be "ill will".

    There will be plenty of people who would be willing to pay "more" to see Star Wars on opening weekend so:

    1) if a prospective ticket buyer would be willing to pay $30 for a ticket, why should they only have to pay, say, $15 and thereby get $15 of value for free?

    2) why should a person who would be willing to pay $30 wind up not being able to get a seat because an artificially low ticket price has jacked up demand? To go to an extreme, what if a given theater sells out to only those people to whom the movie is worth $15, leaving the people to whom the movie is worth $30 going home without a ticket?

    3) Lower ticket prices will just lead to people having to wait in line earlier, which obviously is an additional cost imposition.

    4) oh yeah, um, scalpers will snap up tickets at the artificially low price and resell at the true market value...something to do with supply and demand or something.

    Finally, to all the posters who think that a company should charge prices well below the value of its product, please let me know the next time you're selling something on ebay

    Sep 7, 2015. 11:12 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Is Quite Interesting, Right Now [View article]
    "Raising the minimum wage is a good thing" - why is it a good thing to pay high school children from upper-middle class families even more money to goof around? They're the ones benefiting most from the increase in minimum wage, not the "poor, hardworking, struggling people with 6 kids".
    Sep 6, 2015. 11:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment