Al Gore’s Apple Cash Hoard

Feb 3, 2015
J. Webster
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So Al Gore losing to George Bush in the Presidential election was actually a blessing in disguise for his wallet. If Gore became President he would have never been on Apple's board and never piled up so many shares of Apple stock, right? Not sure about the timing of when Al Gore joined Apple's board but it seems like if he'd become President, and even maybe, possibly, won another term, he just wouldn't have got a hold of 440,000 shares of Apple and sat on its board for so long. Either way, Gore made some savvy moves once it got

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Can Tom Brady’s Super Bowl Win Save Uggs

Feb 2, 2015
J. Webster
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Tom Brady didn't win the Super Bowl wearing Uggs, but will his fourth Super Bowl victory give Deckers' stock a boost? I'm guessing that Decker will leverage the Patriots and Tom Brady's Super Bowl win into some kind of advertising campaign for Uggs, right? But just how much of a bounce will this give their stock? But you have to also consider that Boston has been hit hard this winter with snow storm after snow storm. Won't all the men in Boston purchase a pair of Uggs to support Tom Brady and keep warm their feet warm? That's a stretch

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Cramer Says Buy Jack in the Box for Qdoba Spin Off

Jan 30, 2015
J. Webster
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This is interesting, especially what with the Shake Shack IPO today, and the stock more than doubling to as high as $52 a share at one point. Jim Cramer says you should buy shares of Jack in the Box rather than Shake Shack at this point. There's the potential that Jack in the Box could spin out their burrito chain, Qdoba, which is quite similar to Chipotle - although not sure how the organic nature of the meat and ingredients of Qdoba compare with Chipotle. Still, if you're looking for a "fast casual" stock to buy listen to Cramer and

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What’s Each Shake Shack Restaurant Worth?

Jan 29, 2015
J. Webster
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With Shake Shack set to go public CNBC's Kayla Tausche took a look at what each Shake Shack restaurant was worth based upon the IPO price of $21. It seems like there are a lot of eager investors trying to get some of the "new Chipotle" type of stock, so it might go higher than $21 per share:

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Visions of Leonardo DiCaprio Standing in a Light Pink Suit at The Hunt & Fish Club

Jan 29, 2015
J. Webster
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Hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci envisioned The Great Gatsby standing at the bar in a light pink suit at The Hunt & Fish Club. I wonder who else Scaramucci pictured standing at the bar, maybe Mitt Romney? How about Leo DiCaprio from the Wolf on Wall Street...? Maybe Scott Disick? I don't know, while I doubt he owns a light pink suit, I picture governor Chris Christe eating a steak or two at The Hunt & Fish Club. And I can picture Donald Trump standing at the bar, too. From the NY Post:
"The two-floor space boasts a

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Jim Cramer: Don’t Trade Apple, Just OWN IT

Jan 28, 2015
J. Webster
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What Jim Cramer said about Apple is what you have to learn as an investor or trader: "Don't trade Apple, just OWN it." That's easier said than done though, for many trigger happy traders who watch the stock on a daily or minute by minute basis. Do I sell a bit when it goes up like this? It has to go down a bit now, right? I'm going to sell just a bit. No, just don't do anything, just own Apple's stock for your kids. Over the long term, you'd have to say that Apple's dividend is only going to

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Apple Has $17,955,000,000 in Cash

Jan 27, 2015
J. Webster
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How many cash does Apple have on its balance sheet you ask, how about $17,955,000,000. Yeah, that's a lot of money....and how did Apple earn all that cash you ask? Mostly by selling something called the iPhone. This past quarter Apple sold over 74 million iPhones at an average price of $687.

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Fraud Data Analysts at Capital One Did Some Trading on the Side

Jan 25, 2015
J. Webster
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This insider trading case involving Capital One credit card transaction data is pretty interesting on a number of levels. For one, as Bloomberg's Matt Levine said, it wasn't a simple exchange of information on a golf course, these two suspects actually worked somewhat hard to figure out what credit card sales were driving profits at three different companies. Secondly, it was "creative", not something you see too often or at all. Traders are always looking for data, but credit card data isn't one they can legally get a hold off. However, in the age of "big data", you'd think it's

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1700 Private Jets Fly to Davos to Discuss Climate Change

Jan 23, 2015
J. Webster
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But at the World Economic Forum in Davo they not only discussed climate change but income inequality....Jon Stewart explains.

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Davos: The Money Oscars

Jan 23, 2015
J. Webster
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This clip from The Daily Show is about last year's Davos, but does it really matter what year it's from...Davos 2014 is still a lot like Davos 2015. You know a lot of big fur hats. It's just this year everything is a bit more expensive what with the Swiss franc value exploding higher.

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