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  • Next week:

    Tue: new home sales
    Wed: Durable Goods order
    Thu: Jobless claims
    Fri: GDP

    I'd say Friday will probably be pretty bad.
    Aug 19 02:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some early stock index futures prints: S&P 500 -2.5%, Nikkei -2.2%, German DAX -2.6%, FTSE 100 -2.7%, French CAC 40 -3.2%. Currencies: Dollar -1% vs. the swissie, -0.4% vs. the yen, -0.3% vs. the euro , +0.5% vs. the aussie, +0.4% vs. the loonie.  [View news story]
    Most news agencies spinning the futures drop due to the downgrade. Those same agencies stated yesterday the downgrade was not a big deal. The downgrade would not have affected the market at all.
    Aug 7 07:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cisco (CSCO) may be conducting layoffs, but it's happy to hire six executives from rival Juniper (JNPR), including Juniper's service provider sales chief for the Americas. Cisco and Juniper have a near-duopoly in the market for high-end (i.e. "core") routers for service providers, and are also fierce competitors in several other markets.  [View news story]
    Cisco sticking to their concept of too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
    Aug 7 07:11 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Overvalued Stocks Vulnerable to a Prolonged NFL Strike [View article]
    Have you eaten at Buffalo Wild Wings? I've seen entire families eat there regardless what's being shown on TV. Maybe they do go there to watch sports but saying people only eat wings when there is a game in front of them can also apply to pizza, beer, fried chicken, hamburger, hot dogs, etc.

    Is it safe to say any restaurant could be impacted by the NFL strike, not only BWLD? In my opinion, wings does not equal sports...maybe I'm in the minority but I eat wings because I like eating wings not because there's a sports game on.
    Apr 27 09:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Cramer Favorites That I Don't Recommend Buying [View article]
    Who is Open's competitor within the US?

    1. They make over $2 per reservation. This is continued revenue stream.

    2. They charge over $500 as a monthly fee to restaurants to use their software.

    3. They charge over $1000 to setup their software.

    4. They have Groupon like deals in NY and Boston, which will expand to other cities.

    5. They have as many reviews as Yelp does.

    6. They are expanding international.

    7. People are lazy and will make online reservations rather than call. Cause you can't call when the restaurant is closed or only open for certain hours. You can make reservation online 24/7.

    OPEN is high but the people continue to eat out, and numbers may be saturated eventually but if they have 5 million users placing reservations then they make $2 per reservation. That's as good as repeat business for the same 5 million users.
    Apr 7 04:32 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment