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August 2008

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Yuppie Throwdown: Starbucks vs. Whole Foods

August 10, 2008 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX , WFM , MCD

I just hatched an idea for a new market offering…the Yuppie Index Fund.  It would track all the companies that bring a twinkle to a Yuppie’s eye and a hit to his pocketbook.  Examples of companies in the index: Starbucks, Whole Foods, Coach, Target, Chipotle, Nordstrom, and Tiffany’s.  [more]

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Is the government bailing out GM and Ford?

August 05, 2008 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GM , SIRI , FNMA

First, the government teamed up with JPMorgan Chase to bail out Bear Stearns.  Then IndyMac needed help.  This was right around the same time as the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailouts.  Leaving moral hazard issues for another day, I at least get all of those moves.  When banks fail, the credit market dries up, and the whole economy suffers.   [more]

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