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  • Here's Why Investors Should Continue Avoiding Whole Foods Market [View article]
    Saving pennies has zero to do with it - avoiding the hour+ of traffic in 110 degree heat and the much better availability and variety does. How well do you think those fish would survive in the car with a drive like that?

    And I can get better and a much wider variety of fish much closer - there is a huge Asian market about 4 miles from where I live, and they also have a much wider range of exotic fruits & veggies than any other store. http://bit.ly/VvubKr
    Aug 15 01:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Investors Should Continue Avoiding Whole Foods Market [View article]
    From a link on the WFM website: "Are GMOs safe? .. Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe..."

    Which is an outright lie. If WFM supports that kind of "science", then I would rather not deal with them. I see no reason why I should buy from a company that has to lie about their products to sell them.
    Aug 14 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Investors Should Continue Avoiding Whole Foods Market [View article]
    I have to admit that I am biased against WFM for their totally non-scientific stance on GMO's and organics.
    Aug 14 04:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Finally Selling Its Appliance Business [View article]
    In this case I am not sure that the brand name is an asset. It might be on jet engine turbines - but washing machines, maybe not so much.
    Aug 14 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Finally Selling Its Appliance Business [View article]
    If you don't know what GE makes - and does a good job of making - then perhaps you should not invest in it.
    Aug 14 03:47 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Finally Selling Its Appliance Business [View article]
    I agree - the quality control seems to have gone away. Many appliances now are "smarter" than they were even 10 years ago, which also means more parts to go wrong - but my experience with GE has been that the overall design is simply not as good as it used to be. I am pretty much all Whirlpool, Samsung, and LG now.
    Aug 14 03:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric Finally Selling Its Appliance Business [View article]
    The GE appliance division did not keep up with the competition and technology, so they have been losing ground, even in the US, to Samsung and LG, and to other US brands.
    Aug 14 03:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Investors Should Continue Avoiding Whole Foods Market [View article]
    WH lost some trust when it was found that some of the "organic" foods they were selling came from China back in 2012 and were in fact not organic. It was only a few items, but the publicity did not help much.

    But I also wonder if the whole organic food thing has peaked out, and that is why it is losing market share.
    Aug 14 03:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Investors Should Continue Avoiding Whole Foods Market [View article]
    For many dry foods and shippable non-produce foods the biggest competition is not WalMart but Amazon and the internet.

    And I personally am not going to drive 30 miles round trip in summer heat to pick up a few veggies.
    Aug 14 03:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Investors Should Continue Avoiding Whole Foods Market [View article]
    Rice was just an example. Via the internet there is a huge variety of specialty grains, flours, spices, and other dry food goods available - pretty much the same stuff that Whole Foods made it's growth on, but cheaper, closer, and wider varieties - and I can buy it from my desktop without having to drive 15 miles in 110 degree heat. Just for example http://bit.ly/1oxRPtk
    Aug 14 03:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's Why Investors Should Continue Avoiding Whole Foods Market [View article]
    I would say that -35% YTD shows some traction.

    I no longer shop there, partly because there are no nearby stores but also because many of the specialty items I used to buy there such as specialty rice I can find a lot cheaper on the internet or at the local WalMart or Safeway, both less than 1 mile away.
    Aug 13 07:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Invest In Korean Stocks Now? [View article]
    Korean companies, especially the chaebols, have historically tried to keep large amounts of cash on hand. I think this mindset goes back to the older days, especially pre-1987, when things could be pretty turbulent. It also gives them an edge in acquiring other smaller companies, or at least it has in the past. And thought they won't admit it, in the past some of that cash has been useful in buying politicians.
    Aug 13 01:42 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • TV ratings fall in July [View news story]
    Wow... There are thousands of YouTube videos with more hits than Cramer gets it seems.
    Aug 13 01:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Euro Trashed [View article]
    Right now I have almost zero in any Euro based stocks. I am about 70% US, most of the rest is Asia & Pacific Basin, ex Japan and China.
    Aug 13 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Euro Trashed [View article]
    And it does not help that they refuse to acknowledge what the real problems are and make no attempt to fix them - such as France's solution to low employment is to reduce the work week and lowering the retirement age.
    Aug 13 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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