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August 2009

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Tea and Scones, Groceries, Household products, and Pet Insurance

August 28, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: TESO

What company offers all of the above? Not sure.   [more]

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Orchids and Tomatoes: Two Economic Rulebreaker Tales

August 26, 2009 – Comments (11)

     Once upon a time (the 1930's) there was a florist. This florist lived in a suburb of Chicago with his wife and family. His favorite flower was not the rose, but the orchid. His passion for orchids--exotic flowers unlike any other flower--could not have happened at a more fortunate time for him. He read the newspapers, heard the radio, and observed the happenings around him, but he didn't personally experience the Great Depression. He always had businessmen who would buy his lovely orchids as symbols of status and regard. Then as now, if you bought a girl a rose, she would think "how romantic." But if you bought the girl an orchid, whether she liked you or not, she would think, "he is rich to be able to afford such a rare flower."  'Say it with [orchids].' He lived a comfortable middle class life at a time when the middle class was almost extinct. The End.  [more]

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Education Stocks Doing Well

August 25, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: COCO , PSO

Evidently there is still a demand for education. Corinthians Colleges COCO beat their view and shares went up 9% according to a Dow Jones newswire I read off of Schwab.(This rise in COCO somewhat helps to explain the jump I saw Pearson Education PSO take. I have PSO.) It is encouraging to see that people are taking the opportunity to increase their job skills. Are there any other Education plays out there that interest you?

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One of the Hardest Jobs to Do...

August 20, 2009 – Comments (4)

(Disclaimer the following is not specifically about investing, but it does discuss a sociological aspect of the economy.)  [more]

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The Best $85 I Ever Spent Wasn't for Stocks...

August 06, 2009 – Comments (7)

It was the adoption fee for our cat.

Lord Peter Wimsey (Mr. Kitty for short) is 3 yrs old today.

He is a brown tabby with a white face and stripey fur.

His kibble and kitty litter expenses are equivalent to what a monthly cable fee would be.

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