Which is why SBUX is so impressive. SBUX managed the 5% even in a deep red market that sunk all other competitors. This is a great sign of SBUX's brand strength.
I don't think we have heard the last of this. In any event, this is fairly insignificant in the bigger picture. J&J will be perfectly fine with the tremendous number of indisputable patents they have in addition to focusing on securing many more newer patents.
There is a difference. You can actually request delivery from gold futures unlike this scam called SPDR gold trust. The con artists behind GLD can make all the excuses they want about GLD's structure but at the end of the day, if they wanted to deliver the physical to investors, they would find a way to do it. The top dogs in GLD supposedly can take delivery but everyone else is left holding the bag. This paper gold scam claiming to be "fully backed" is just laughable.
How can there be extortion when the banking industry has congress in their back pockets? If anything, the banking industry has too much political sway.