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October 2013



Apple vs. Amazon

October 24, 2013 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , AMZN

$AAPL profit in one year is 22x what $AMZN has made in its entire existence. 



Clueless analysts

October 13, 2013 – Comments (5)

Many analysts say that the debt limit must be increased or market will drop. In the 2 1/2 month period following the last raising of the debt limit the market actually dropped by over 6%. 



What happens when a CEO exits ?

October 10, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MSFT , AAPL , HPQ

On the day Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he would retire, the stock price jumped 7.3%. Is that a harbinger of what is to come for the high-tech giant or just a temporary bounce that typically happens when a CEO who has not been successful leaves the company?  [more]



Will Apple Change Its Name To Oranges?

October 10, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , MCD , UTX

Burger King International (NYSE: BKW) just announced that it will temporarily change the name of some of its stores in the Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami areas to Fries King. The move is designed to promote lower fat French Fries on the menu. In addition to the name change BK will also sell T-shirts with the Fries King logo on it. 

Big Mac attack
The move appears to be a short-term marketing gimmick so the company can distinguish a popular menu item from the one offered by its arch rival in the fast food arena. McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) recently announced some changes to its menu as well. The company will be offering several new items, including fruits and vegetables, breakfast steak, and Mighty Wings, but not fries with lower calories.   [more]