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  • Could Costco Be In Big Trouble?  [View article]
    I would give anything to live next to a Costco ... except maybe my 2 springer spaniels.
    Jun 4, 2015. 08:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Costco's Strategy For Staying Ahead Of The Pack  [View article]
    Daniel, you missed the most important ingredients in Costco's success - it treats its employees and customers fairly. Members of Costco know this for a fact ... too bad Wall Street never seems to get this. You should have interviewed some employees and customers to get the real "strategy" of Costco.
    Oct 14, 2014. 11:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Does Costco Look Prior To Earnings?  [View article]
    Walmart continues to lose customers to Costco because the way it treats its employees. Until the billionaire owners of this company do something about that they will continue to hemorrhage customers.
    Oct 5, 2014. 01:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Due Diligence: Costco  [View article]
    One sure way to make hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, is to shop at Costco all the time. I have been doing so for 14 years, and have never regretted my decision.
    Jan 10, 2014. 06:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Its Own Worst Enemy  [View article]
    The moral of this rant by a disgruntled customer:

    DON'T lose your passwords and your ID's. Keep a record of them in a secure place.

    If you do lose them, DON'T blame Apple for your stupidity.
    Nov 19, 2013. 10:49 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Costco Would Be A Great Stock, If Only It Were Cheaper  [View article]
    Want to make money on Costco without buying the stock? Get a membership and shop there. I figured over the last 16 years I have saved thousands just by shopping there. The prices are great along with their renowned service, plus they give their employees top wages and benefits. What's not to like about this company? I do own stock in the company but I am in it for the long haul ... this is not a stock for active traders.
    Jul 21, 2013. 11:27 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Costco Is A Great Company, It's Just Too Expensive Compared To Its Peers  [View article]
    Walmart has employee problems that are going to increase in the foreseeable future causing loss of customers, and continued high turnover rates for employees.
    Jul 8, 2013. 12:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Apple (AAPL) commentary: 1) Horace Dediu estimates the iPhone and iPad's component costs respectively rose 29% and 65% Y/Y in FQ2, well above rev. growth of 3% and 40%. This, along with a mix shift towards iPads, is mostly responsible for Apple's gross margin drop (rather than price pressure). 2) Tero Kuittinen sees similarities between 2013 Apple and 2007 Nokia. "The strongest parallel is in the weird way both companies started fighting the consumer preference for larger displays … and then dug in as margins began eroding rapidly." Tim Cook may have just hinted a bigger iPhone will eventually arrive. But how long will it take? (yesterday[View news story]
    5" inch screen??? It better get here soon. I am a baby boomer and my excellent eyesight is going down hill fast. I didn't buy a 27" Mac because it was pretty. My eyes can squint for only so long while using my iPhone. I lost money on Nokia when they wouldn't listen to their customers. I hope Apple does a better job in this area.
    Apr 27, 2013. 06:39 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Apple-Microsoft Comparison Is Valid  [View article]
    I live about 3 miles from an Apple Store so I make a point of stopping in to see how their traffic is holding up. It is always busy, even when the rest of the mall is empty. I think Apple continues to have a strong following of customers, but I will be watching that store.
    Apr 25, 2013. 06:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These High-Yielding DOW Stocks Should Do Well After Today's Poor Jobs Report  [View article]
    Wow, Verizon has one of the highest yields, and yet pays no Federal Income Tax. Only in America.
    Apr 5, 2013. 04:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Offers An 8% Yield And Growth Supplying Energy To America  [View article]
    Thanks all for the great explanations. I plan to buy LNCO for my IRA.
    Mar 4, 2013. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Offers An 8% Yield And Growth Supplying Energy To America  [View article]
    Can someone explain why you would buy LNCO for an IRA, and not LINN? LINN is available to put in my IRA, so why buy LNCO?
    Mar 4, 2013. 01:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Over its previous opposition, Apple (AAPL) implemented earlier this month a plan requiring executive officers to hold 3x their annual base salary in stock. The CEO is required to hold 10x his salary, and independent directors 5x their retainer.  [View news story]
    It's better than the worker who gets the minimum wage of $7.25.
    Feb 28, 2013. 06:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart (WMT -3%) takes another leg down after an exec confirms what Cleveland Research warned on earlier - February sales are off to a disastrous start due in part to the expiration of the payroll tax cut. No surprise, but shares of Target (TGT -2.6%) are falling hard as well.  [View news story]
    Please don't call our President an idiot with your lies. It makes you look like ... an idiot.
    Feb 15, 2013. 06:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wal-Mart And Costco Compared  [View article]
    bcrounse: I agree with every word in your comments. I have been a Costco member for 13 years and have never been disappointed. The stock keeps going up, and I keep asking if I am too late to get in. I think your comments have made me finally pull the trigger. Thanks.
    Feb 14, 2013. 05:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment