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WFM Not Growing Fast Enough

WFM announced earnings this afternoon beating analyst estimates by a penny @ $0.42/share.  Meanwhile they’ve managed to grow same store sales 8.7% during a fucking economic shit storm, lending a hand to the consumer polarity argument.  Not good enough.  Shares are down $5.00 afterhours.  Apparently investors are pissed the company did not pass through enough food inflation.

I like WFM because it’s growing and exploiting the health and wellness infatuation trend.  People who care to give a fuck (what?) don’t want corn fed beef, instead they want said beef walking around the prairie munching grass and weeds.  Mr. Gint will give you the skinny on GMOs being a gift to your grandchildren, but I prefer my beef avoids confinement to a feeding stall.  I also like the attrition.  So many of my friends who’ve been otherwise unemployable take pride in their tenure as WFM bagging clerks.

The increased dividend concerns me.  What the fuck management?  You can’t find the next group of LULU babes jonesing for feel good blueberries?  As an investor I don’t want WFM to give me a dividend, but to grow!

Confidence Building Food
Your Food is Your Motivation

I still like the company in the intermediate term.  WFM is strong in a bitch of a consumer segment.  I will use a pullback to increase my holding.

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Hold the phone, I earned 5 basis points today.  Maybe I’ll go buy a hot corned beef sandwich.  The current uptrend is steep.  Make tea.

Goodie, let the line I drew on my charts breach so the “I told you so” pricks can crawl back out. Good evening twitter commentary will follow.

Most of my companies announce earnings this week.  WFM will crush.  Can you believe they’re opening a store in downtown Detroit?  You probably can’t because you’re afraid to hustle hard on the boulevard.  But let me assure you, if WFM’s management sniffed out the dirty D’s golden grocery opportunity, they’re fighting the good fight nationwide.

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Neutral in Surge

Funny thing, seeing the market skyrocket in October and my portfolio doing jack shit.  Hobo clown funny.  Sitting in cash while the drama plays out is one thing, but I have my positions: APP, AWK, GSVC, RGLD, SKF, and WFM.

 I could have made a few bucks, but I added more SKF’s like some kind of knife catching circus performer on 10/25.  Sweet timing.  The day before financials have their “coming out” party.  Queers.  I cut the position in half yesterday around 10am for a decent fill, relative to the continuing homo bank surge. 

 Today I added some APP.  I like the price action of h/h, h/l.  And with GSVC slap-chopping higher I’m right where I found myself at the beginning of this festive month. Lame.

 My stance needs to become more directional sometime soon.  A healthy pullback could be welcomed.

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The Hipster Index

With #OWS grabbing the media’s fickle attention, I ponder the holdings a hipster index would include.  The thought originates from two of my current holdings, APP and WFM.  See this:

 American Apparel ads fill the filthy-wet dreams of hipsters, all kinds.

WFM employs the trendy unwashed and they love their jobs.  Can you say attrition?  Check it out sometime.

 I would add Tom’s shoes but they’re private, bastards.  And that’s where I cease to devote effort to building the hipster index and I implore your assistance:

 What would you include in the hipster index clever gents?

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Attention Whore Banks

 I let the dust settle this morning and now I’ve reduced my SKF exposure in half.  The Euro deal is on like Lebron, and I want to reduce my downside exposure.  Chess produced an excellent piece yesterday evening detailing the constructive price action occurring in the finance sector.  Thus I shall not hover hand, nor will I grab on to the lovely lady with bravado.  I’ll ignore the financials until they stop behaving like attention whores.

Plan is to let my port become ever so slightly net long, but I’m not adding to my longs yet.  I want more WFM mind you, but I demand a discount!

Best Regards,


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My Portfolio has SKFilis

And that shit burns.  Per my previous post, my portfolio is excruciatingly neutral.  The top ten holdings of SKF look bullish on the charts, each in their own special way.  Check it out:


 AXP looks a bit coked out and ready for a break, but the rest have consolidated well and appear poised for a pop.  So poised in fact, the opposite may happen.  Hell if I know, perhaps shorting the banks was bad, evil?

 MA not so bullish and could be forming intermeiate term top.

 Best Regards,


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Playing Basketball with Mike Jordan

Blogging in the presence of Senor Tropicana is like playing hockey with Eric Lindros: boss.  I feel so fucking honored for this opportunity.

I will speak with brevity, but only to not waste our time.  My account is bullshit and five figures.  I’ve never had liquidly concerns when entering a position. 

For what seems like an eternity said bullshit portfolio has taken a neutral position.  Cash hordes hover high, no less than 50% because fuck, if iBCs tier-one’ers are holding cash, who the fuck am I not to?

I’ve been averaging in and out of WFM for the last three months and now only retain a small core position. How small you ask?  Fucking small, 45 shares.

I’m in GSVC like everyone else on the internet except Howard Lindson who lives on an island.

I picked up RGLD on sale early this month for 61 bucks.  Feel sweet and will add to the position on a decent pullback.  I would be scaling some off this week, but have only a ½ position.

I’ve held AWK since MCT highlighted it in January and hold a decent amount of my worth here, about 10 percent.

High spec play (more high spec than GSVC…lol) is APP.  They’re a going concern and under a buck, true piker shit.

And last but not least, SKF with an average price of $76.4 fucking 1.  A position so logical it’s been incredibly wrong.

Best Regards,


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