It could have been worse.
It also could have been much, much better. Sloppy close.
Real earnings are starting tomorrow. Starbucks reports. Starbucks is a grown-up American company run by a full-on Jedi Knight. They sell billions of dollars of legal, addictive stimulants all over the world. Howard Schultz loves to use his conference calls as bully pulpits. His January 2014 transcript is a first-rate eulogy for mall traffic. Brilliant stuff.
Does it hurt that the only chain with more caffeine per serving is called DeathWish? No. No, it does not. Doesn’t change the genius of Starbucks.
Howard Schultz and Starbucks will give us real things to talk about starting tomorrow. He’s worth listening to and God knows we need something else to discuss. Because China is tiresome and Davos coverage is depressing on every conceivable level.
I know plenty of Global Thought Leaders. I’m going to listen to one on the Starbucks conference call tomorrow afternoon. Real leaders are too busy leading to take European ski vacations.
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Jeff, I have heard you for years from CNBC (which I can’t stand) through Yahoo (not much better) to the great IBC. You are funny, brilliant, and generally make trenchant observations that others miss. Cap’n ‘Fly’ is LUCKY to have you in these hallowed halls and I for one am THRILLED to have the chance to laugh and cry along with you as your bald brilliance illuminates, entertains and gives incite into the whacky world of the markets 🙂
Where can I get some of that Deathwish shit?
Nevermind, forgot google existed momentarily.
If Charles Bronson (or Action) had been on the packaging, I would have purchased immediately
Jeff Macke, where you been. I been looking all over for you. I used to watch you on Yahoo Finance everyday. Now Yahoo Finance is horrible.
Miss your videos. Do you do videos (youtube) anymore?
I need my Jeff Macke!
Thank you! I never fully disappear. I am here and on iBankcoin YouTube.
I really appreciate the kind words. I’ve been writing quite a bit here as well. 2016 has had no shortage of things to talk about so there’s quite a bit of stuff.
Macke does videos daily on Ibankcoin YouTube
Market rallies -1%. Classic.