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  • Restaurant visits by parties of adults grew by 1% last year to end four consecutive declines in the category but visits with children in tow showed flat growth once again, according to tracking from the NPD Group. A tripping point for the sector has been the lack of growth in visits by parties with kids. What to watch: Analysts see increased promotional activity sneaking in on the industry's margins. [View news story]
    One reason I like visiting Starbucks...no kids or if there are children, very few who are always well supervised by parent(s). Peace and quiet assured.
    Apr 10 09:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Even as his hand has gone ice-cold picking stocks, John Paulson's stake in gold (GLD) has served as a positive counterweight for his funds. That's no more as gold's slide (along with the miners - GDX) spurred an 18% decline in his Gold Fund in February, and is now down 26% YTD, reports Bloomberg. "We believe in the long-term outlook for these positions as QE programs continue around the world," he writes to clients. [View news story]
    If the stock plummets again as it did in 2008 ( and I'm sure it will), this time I will have my bullion and miner's stocks.
    Mar 7 09:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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