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  • all4wishes all4wishes Nov 29, 2011 11:12 PM Flag

    Pricing of walnuts

    I compared prices paid by Diamond and by the Industry in general from 2005 to 2010. Some years Diamond paid a little more, in other years Diamond paid a little less. Again, that's assuming all other variables are the same, which they are not. In the record year of 2007, Diamond paid almost $1.30/lb, while the Industry was closer to $1.15. You likely already knew that.

    I take emotion out of my investing. It's only about making $. Good luck.

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    • What? are those diamonds numbers? Be careful where you get your info. Diamond has only outperformed my independent once, in 2008. I have held a longstanding bet with diamond member friend that i beat him by .10/lb. across the board for dinner. I have only bought dinner once, 2008.

    • In short, all4, you have very, very bad information. Diamond has paid more than industry avg. ONCE since the IPO (in '08) and that was by a bit less than 4%. In the other years, the underpayment has been on avg. about 15%, with the real outlier being '10, when they were ~40% under until the "momentum" payment.

      Btw, I'm not guessing here...them's the facts.

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