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  • Kroger: A Retail Play That Is Better Than Costco [View article]
    Thanks for sharing your article.

    There is a Kroger just blocks from my former home. In the late 90's I refused to shop there as the quality of perishables continued to go down. Therefore it was never on my radar list of stocks to watch. Obviously a mistake. Not sure what happened but they do run an impressive chain now.

    Costco & Kroger compliment each other in my opinion and I would think one would shop at both for different items. The Costco I go to continues to attract more & more folks each time I shop. Long COST & wish I had been long Kroger. On watch-list.

    I do agree WMT may have lost some customers to Kroger.
    Mar 7, 2015. 03:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's Dow Inclusion: Catalyst Or Curse? [View article]
    Thanks for sharing your expertise.

    In the long term it is really about earnings.
    Mar 7, 2015. 03:41 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: All Eyes On Jobs [View article]
    JC.....

    "squelch a good and accurate story"

    You've got to be kidding if you think it's accurate, it's a stupid joke that is insulting to most intelligent folks. Since when are jokes in your world accurate?

    Your not half glass empty, simply an empty glass.
    Mar 7, 2015. 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diving into restaurant stocks [View news story]
    It appears that author has done a good job providing financial ratios for those that may invest in sector. Missed the initial move & the stocks that I researched earlier this year carry enormous valuations. Gives me ideas to research but maybe there are reasons some are not highly valued. Thanks.

    Be careful & monitor frequently as most are certainly momo stocks.
    Mar 7, 2015. 11:31 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Acquisition Boosts AbbVie's Long Term Prospects [View article]
    The $1b fee for not doing Shire makes ABBV income statement & resulting P/E horrendous. Now additional $21b may make this one tough in the shorterm. Was long when ABT but took profits & never looked back.

    Better be patient with this one. Like GILD & just got some JNJ for long term. I'm not convinced Humira will be extended to 2030 as Gonzales thinks. Too big to extend, IMO. Med managers may fight this one.
    Mar 6, 2015. 07:22 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Splunk: Here It Goes Again [View article]
    SPLK is also considered an IT security play as it allows quick identification of certain activity if properly defined. As a prior holder, my concern is profits. Since I have not followed the stock in a year, do you know when they plan to post a profit?
    Mar 6, 2015. 05:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: All Eyes On Jobs [View article]
    Yep, I understand. Mitty only pays 15% tax rate & therefore has the money to do whatever. But it does surprise me that he didn't take the guy down & "cut his hair".
    Mar 6, 2015. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: All Eyes On Jobs [View article]
    1/2 glass empty guys need to position your eyes to "wide open" & have a strategy to hook your wagon to what will be an economic global expansion that will benefit those that participate. Optimisim is THE theme that will take you where your resources will allow.

    Don't be left behind.

    AAPL to the DOW!!
    Mar 6, 2015. 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greek Bailout Extension Clears German Hurdle [View article]
    "...killing innovation"

    I think you may have meant "banks".

    Guess that's why "Utilities & Financials" led the market from 2001-2007 until it all collapsed while real technology has led the market since 2008 to current.
    Feb 27, 2015. 02:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greek Bailout Extension Clears German Hurdle [View article]
    My favorite is a trimmed 3lb tenderloin at Costco. Approximately 20 inches long. We Immediately carve in 2 inch thick cuts (9-10 steaks). Package 2 per bag (2 of us) & put in a freezer. Date the outer package as not to confuse with subsequent steaks.

    For medium rare, grill (we do charcoal) for 4 minutes each side (we leave top off). Only pepper & sometimes some brown sugar for a crisper outer (seems to seal juices inside) & enjoy.

    The best home grilled steak I have eaten & better than 90% of steakhouse steaks. Cost about $110-120. About $10-12 each. 1 meal a week. Last 5-6 weeks.
    Feb 27, 2015. 01:54 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gilead's Harvoni achieves 96% cure rate in HIV-positive HCV-1&4 [View news story]
    User... Good luck to your family members. Hope they have a long fruitful life.
    Feb 26, 2015. 06:10 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple sends out invites for March 9 event [View news story]
    Would love a new mini with fingerprint & A8 chip and an updated AppleTV.
    Feb 26, 2015. 03:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple sends out invites for March 9 event [View news story]
    After going thru 2013 when AAPL said nothing about anything & allowed the slammers to slam, I feel Cook better knows what he needs to do to prevent a repeat. That being said, I too am cautious short-term due to the monster run.
    Feb 26, 2015. 03:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FCC votes 3-2 for tough net neutrality regulation [View news story]
    Don't think this would have been necessary but telcos continued to throttle me & apparently millions of other consumers so it looks like they made their own bed.
    Feb 26, 2015. 03:19 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal stocks could be near a bottom, J.P. Morgan team says [View news story]
    Most coal corps will no doubt survive but the stock of some may not.
    Feb 26, 2015. 03:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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