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  • Sterne Agee: No back-to-school boost for PCs this year [View news story]
    still fail to understand why consumers don't embrace Microsoft Surface Tablet with Office built in...you can't do your work on an Ipad no matter how many blogging articles are written trying to convince you otherwise...so how the heck are people doing their work? not on a smartphone either...I guess so many people are now hanging on to their laptops that are 3-5 year's old because they work fine so Ipads are the entertainment piece for the household working with old laptop/desktops. As computers age I think they will turn to more portable Windows tablets and that will start the rebirth era....
    Sep 30 10:21 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Needs To Wake Up [View article]
    I think the decrease in PC sales will slow shortly...most people have bought and tried tablets and found they are great infotainment electronics but can't do a lick of work....that will shift sentiment back to pc's laptops and smart tablets like Surface....college kids will realize pretty quickly that they are not typing a 16 page pager on their Ipads.
    Jul 31 01:20 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Defined Maturity Bond ETFs Have Room To Grow [View article]
    you mean six weeks right?
    May 7 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Starbucks (SBUX): FQ2 EPS of $0.48 in-line. Revenue of $3.56B (+12% Y/Y) misses by $2M. Shares -1.1% AH. (PR[View news story]
    not even
    Apr 25 04:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fundamental Roadblock The Fresh Market And Whole Foods Face [View article]
    I don't think that traditional supermarkets pose ANY competitive threats to WF. Have you shopped at one lately?...prices at these stores are no bargain anymore...and the quality of food is pathetic. I was standing at the deli counter in one of these stores and the guy behind the counter mocked, "Hey look there is a customer at the seafood counter"....just answer one question "When was the last time you bought fish from a supermarket?"
    Mar 7 10:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Reasons Why Intel Shares Could Be Headed For $18, Or Less [View article]
    NPD is leading research company out of LI....but I agree seems odd that they surveyed at that time
    Dec 4 09:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Whole Foods Market (WFM +1.1%) begins to pick up the pace of its expansion into urban areas and smaller markets as part of its overall strategy to triple to a thousand stores. The upscale grocer - derisively called Whole Paycheck by some - will hit underserved areas without other close-by fresh food outlets. Potential targets: Chicago, Newark, and Detroit. [View news story]
    I think the derisive term is uncalled for. While it is true that some items are priced high relative to other stores, the same holds true for all grocers. I know that certain stores are not competitive by design I suppose in certain categories so I go elsewhere to purchase them. However, the beauty of Whole Foods is that you can get good value and good product selection visa via the crappy grocery store items we have come to know and hate...who wants lousy baguettes or cakes that taste like sugar from our friendly grocer...answer...not too many people these days....I see Whole Foods dominating in this category for the foreseeable future by delivering highly quality fairly priced items...as long as they continue in this vain and grocers continue to give shoppers what they don't want, the stock should do fine.
    Is there anyone out there that enjoys their "Pathmark" or "Stop and Shop" experience?.....I don't think so!
    Aug 21 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: Increased Tablet Sales Spell Trouble For Its Windows And Office Cash Cows [View article]
    I don't agree with the author. I love my new Ipad but it certainly doesnt replace my laptop for business purposes. I use the Ipad in the evening while in bed for reading, and surfing and laptop in day for work....I think your wrong as far as how the ipad will be used in most cases.
    Mar 15 08:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why I'm Bullish on Whole Foods [View article]
    I think Whole Foods will continue to be a destination site for gourmet shoppers who want alternatives to their local crappy super-markets....there's nothing "super" about them trying to sell the same ol same ol from the 1990's....most consumers regardless of income levels know the difference between frozen cod and fresh wild cod and the taste and Whole Foods has a number of competitive prices on a number of products. I don't buy organic foods, but I go there because they have interesting foods and if you shop intelligently you come away with nice items!!
    Apr 3 11:23 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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