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  • Should You Buy Whole Foods Before Its Q4 Earnings Release? [View article]
    I don't go much by other's recommendations except as an idea for something to check out. And personally I would not buy WFM. I suspect that sales will disappoint.
    Oct 27 04:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market: Fairly Valued [View article]
    I see that WFM has been hit with another class action suit in Florida this August, for hyping and pushing homeopathy "medicines". http://bit.ly/1130kmm
    Not sure what impact, if any, this will have.
    Oct 10 09:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lego to end Shell collaboration after Greenpeace pressure [View news story]
    I sent them a couple of tweets, but since the news just came out not much on it yet.
    Oct 9 06:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lego to end Shell collaboration after Greenpeace pressure [View news story]
    I pretty much try to avoid buying anything from any company that caves into activist extortion, eco or otherwise. The Legos are probably made from GMO-free oil though, so it's OK.
    Oct 9 06:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lego to end Shell collaboration after Greenpeace pressure [View news story]
    Lego is now off of my holiday shopping list.
    Oct 9 12:39 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay: A Semi-Monopoly On The Real Killer App [View article]
    While somewhat cool, I wonder if it is really that big a deal as far as security goes. Looking over news reports from the past few months, it seems like a lot of the data breaches occur within the various retail companies. Does this also mean that none of those companies you buy from will have any actual CC data?
    Sep 30 09:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay: A Semi-Monopoly On The Real Killer App [View article]
    The news report is kind of vague, but it appears that Samsung is in fact beta testing a similar system in Singapore.
    Sep 30 08:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay: A Semi-Monopoly On The Real Killer App [View article]
    I have not dug into it much, but my impression is pretty much .. so what? This might be the first use of tokens to pay for things, but they have been around for a while. I just don't see this as the blockbuster that many here seem to think it is.
    Sep 30 08:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Pay: A Semi-Monopoly On The Real Killer App [View article]
    False choice. People that have Android are not likely to buy Apple just for that feature.
    Sep 30 08:46 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Clorox concerned over safety of Venezuelan plants [View news story]
    Venezuela is a basket case anyway. Surprised they stayed around as long as they did.
    Sep 29 02:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diversify Your Portfolio With Asia-Pacific ETFs [View article]
    I currently have a small stake in EWY and broad (ex-Japan, ex-China) ETF's. Staying away from China completely. The region is pretty volatile, so keeping my total exposure in the region to around 10% of portfolio. The rising dollar has been the biggest negative factor lately.
    Sep 29 02:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reputation Capital: Why Whole Foods Still Works [View article]
    Obviously shopping in NYC is different than much of the country. Large or even huge grocery stores are fairly common here in Phoenix - I have more than 20 within a 10 mile radius, and that is just counting the larger ones. But the nearest WFM is more than 30 miles away. But there is an Asian grocery store here about 12 minutes away that has twice the floor space of the nearest WFM, and sell a much wider range of both standard and organics. They even have FuFu flour :P
    Sep 20 09:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reputation Capital: Why Whole Foods Still Works [View article]
    It is not just his stance on climate change, he has also gone 100% anti-science on the subject of GMO's, almost to the point of making it a cult issue. I personally do not like to shop there - the book section for example is like walking through some really weird New Age store, where almost every publication is pseudo-science. The market that WFM aims for can be pretty fickle and faddish. I would not short it, but neither will buy the stock.
    Sep 20 09:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does A 'Good' Chinese Adjustment Look Like? [View article]
    I have been avoiding China for quite a while, and have no intention of getting back in. On the other hand, I have invested quite a bit in the Asia-Pacific region, such as Korea, Taiwan, Singapore etc. But with China looking a bit more shaky than usual lately, I may start pulling back on some of those as so much of their economy is tied to China.
    Sep 2 02:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does A 'Good' Chinese Adjustment Look Like? [View article]
    I guess that depends on what you consider to be an "ordinary household". The average income in China is roughly 20% of US wages. The example you gave is hardly "ordinary". And yes I have been there, but I got out of the high rent district and saw what the "less ordinary" people live like, and they are more likely to own a bicycle than a Mercedes.
    Sep 2 02:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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