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  • BlackBerry: No Turnaround Here [View article]
    Can anyone tell me of comment sections that are as hilarious as those after BBRY articles?
    Sep 29, 2014. 04:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cliffs Natural Resources hits 52-week lows as China concerns mount [View news story]
    The Chinese economy is waging a war on coal!
    Sep 22, 2014. 10:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone reviews roll in and are uniformly positive [View news story]
    Despite its ridiculous look, the Passport could yet receive good reviews--for a BlackBerry. Of course, given BlackBerry's recent offerings, the bar is laughably low.
    Sep 17, 2014. 10:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pizza Hut looks to reverse U.S. market share slide [View news story]
    Domino's and Papa John's do not taste that good, but they seem gourmet compared with Pizza Hut's efforts. Pizza Hut needs to pull a Domino's. In other words, Yuck! Brands needs to 1) apologize profusely for serving the equivalent of ketchup on cardboard and 2) develop a product that is at least somewhat edible.
    Sep 17, 2014. 03:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Eddie Lampert loans Sears Holdings a cool $400M [View news story]
    I think the correct word is "gift," as it will take a miracle for Lampert to recoup that money.
    Sep 15, 2014. 10:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Visa Remains A Good Investment For The Long Haul [View article]
    I find it somewhat comforting that there exist some companies that can thrive without succumbing (not that Visa and MasterCard have a choice) to the siren's song that is China.
    Sep 15, 2014. 08:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan: Making Sense Of The Trans Mountain Debate [View article]
    Climate change is real. Even many energy companies publicly declare that it is real.

    I own KMI, SLB, NOV, STO, and SU because I believe they can thrive whether humanity deals with climate change or not.
    Sep 12, 2014. 07:30 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry buys virtual ID solution provider Movirtu [View news story]
    People rarely carry two phones that are the same model. In other words, the unlucky people assigned a BlackBerry for work do not want to use a BlackBerry for personal purposes. This acquisition will do little to change that.
    Sep 11, 2014. 01:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry buys virtual ID solution provider Movirtu [View news story]
    If Apple goes into oblivion, it would pass by BlackBerry's rotting carcass along the way.
    Sep 11, 2014. 01:25 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Do Conn's Struggles Hint At Problem With Consumer Spending & Debt? [View article]
    Conn's customers generally have financial troubles to begin with, so I doubt what happened to Conn's is representative.
    Sep 6, 2014. 08:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Set For Strong Sales Of iPhone 6 In Just A Few Weeks - But Is It Too Little, Too Late? [View article]
    It's sad to see an adult whose life is so empty that he needs to define himself by what stock he shorts.
    Aug 28, 2014. 02:30 AM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why "S&P 2000″ Is A Fed Manufactured Mirage: The "Buy The Dips" Chart That Says It All [View article]
    So Keynes, Friedman, and Bernanke are all wrong but Stockman, a mental midget in comparison, is right?

    They say hindsight is 20/20. Stockman's hindsight is about 20/1000000.
    Aug 25, 2014. 02:38 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Who Is Going To Finally Stop Herbalife? [View article]
    Clayton,

    I don't think tobacco and Herbalife are analogous. Tobacco companies do not claim that they are good for anybody, and the products they sell are emblazoned with warnings of ill health and death. People who start smoking know tobacco bad for them but smoke anyway.

    People who get lured into Herbalife are led to believe that it is good for their health and their wallets when it is good for neither.
    Aug 20, 2014. 11:05 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Big Problems Within Procter & Gamble's Long-Term Future [View article]
    People are not overwhelmed by P&G's brands. They have a brand or two in each category they grow to like and they stick with them. I have never seen anyone looking confused in front of the toilet paper shelf--everyone heads directly to the preferred brand, picks it up, and moves on to the next item on the shopping list.

    Also, managing a lot of brands is only a problem if many of the brands are redundant and address the same consumers. There are numerous categories in which P&G has multiple entrants, but the brands are not direct competitors. Head and Shoulders and Pantene both make hair care products, but they are marketed to different consumers. Pampers is the premium diaper brand, Luvs is for the budget conscious. Where brand management would be an issue is P&G's host of non-Tide, mid-priced laundry detergents, and Lafley will likely cull many of them.

    Sometimes store brands are "good enough" replacements. Many other times they are not. I have found that branded personal care and home cleaning products are significantly better than the store brand alternatives. Packaged food companies such as Kellogg, General Mills, and Kraft have more to fear from private labels than the likes of P&G and Colgate-Palmolive.
    Aug 15, 2014. 01:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Google, With Chromebook, Pushing Major Competitors Over The Cliff Again? [View article]
    Flagship Android phones are not as good as iPhones, but they generally do not embarrass themselves. Chromebooks are handicapped when compared to real notebook computers.

    So, no, the Android comparison is not apt.
    Aug 12, 2014. 05:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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