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March 2010



Brand Loyalty...yeah, we got that!

March 24, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , HOG

I follow Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG) fairly closely. I find the company fascinating. First, because I happen to love riding...but also because of the insane loyalty of HOG customers. It's cited so many times: you can brag about brand loyalty when your customers permanently emblazon their body with your logo. That cult following is what The Buffett would call a moat.   [more]



PLUGging in

March 24, 2010 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: PLUG , FCEL , BLDP

First, let me apologize for my pun-derived title...I sometimes cannot control my desire for puns. Now, on with business.  [more]



On Rumors and Market Manipulation

March 17, 2010 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: HOG , SVU

Yesterday Harley-Davidson stock (HOG) jumped 8% on the rumor of a leveraged takeover by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts private equity firm. I vented some frustration about that unsubstantiated rumor here yesterday.   [more]



HOG pump & dump

March 16, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: HOG

Wow...Harley-Davidson is on a tear today! Folks must be excited about the prospects of a stabilizing economy, improving job numbers and rising consumer confidence....oh, wait.....  [more]



It's Always Fresh at Tim Horton's!

March 05, 2010 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: THI.DL

Tim Horton's (THI) might just be the most perfect place on earth. For those who have never had the esteemed pleasure of feasting on the coffee and maple-glazed donuts in this bastion of Canadian cuisine, you simply have not yet lived.  [more]

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