Misleading information would be better than the inaccurate and uninformed information in your post.
" THAT IS BECAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ANF PUT Everything HALF OFF"
Not true. Google the HuffPo slideshow called "Black Friday Shopping Guide For Teens: 10 Stores Offering Major Discounts (LOOK)" originally posted on November 21, 2012. Also, do you really think that's what they're doing in Europe and Asia?
"It is misleading ionformation. Every single number declined but all you hear is that internet sales were up."
To paraphrase: "Every single number is down, now let me complain about a number that was up."
" I do not know how they claim margins to be so high"
Thank you for continuing not to visit stores overseas to check out what items sell for there.
"And now you hear how AND is going for an older customer"
Again, thank you for not visiting overseas. Perhaps you should at least visit an airport to see what people from overseas wear and various ages.
From Reuters: "Alibaba is applying for the licence through its affiliated Small and Microfinancial Services Group, which includes online payment unit Alipay as well as its shareholding in Alibaba's micro-finance unit, Zhongan Insurance, and Tianhong Asset Management Co."
Title: China Merges Wal-Mart With Goldman Sachs in Alibaba
"Yesterday, the China Banking Regulatory Commission approved a pilot of five privately owned banks...
Among the ten or so firms approved to set up banks (each bank must have two or more founding companies) was Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company."
"Screwing your new customers is not a good business policy."
You must have missed the Wolf of Wall Street.
More odd that you're making the same points after getting it wrong.
Google Trends has returned its U.S. Top ten fashion chart and ANF and Hollister are still there. My theory is that this means people are searching in the US for these brands online. The massive increase in online sales would seem to support this. There has been no counter theory on this board beyond saying google trends is "a stupid way to evaluate what people are searching for on the internet" (that's paraphrasing) and saying kids are tired of these brands that are doing well online.
"Christmas was very bad......January was worse (weather)....."
... and your predictions for Christmas and January were even worse, especially when you're trying to tell us how bad these things were after we've seen the company was still very profitable for the Xmas/January quarter.
You can suggest investors are riding the backs of manipulators. Or you could say manipulators may be good at taking advantage of retail shorts who don't know the price of manufacturing clothing, don't know what the margins are overseas, don't know that apparel companies price in planned discounts into their "regular" prices, don't know what the internet sales are, and don't know how popular the two brands are around the world.
Perhaps the largest short squeeze in history was when Porsche SE announced it owned options to buy a lot of Volkswagen stock, which they already owned a lot do shares of. The Volkswagen shorts got burned (check out the chart in 2008-2009) and hedge funds launched billions of dollars of lawsuits against Porsche. To date the hedge funds to my knowledge have been unsuccessful and a German court recently said one case has little chance of winning for the shorts.
Looks like zero-for two on your predictions pre-market. And Tesla kinda has been blowing away your predictions since my last post in this thread.
Really? Do you know how often board of directors of public companies meet? Do you think they work at the corporate head office every day? The press release said they met on the 20th. Did you notice that's the same day Engaged Capital released its letter and ANF issued its response? Do you think that kind of letter requires a response from the board? Do you think declaring a dividend is routine business that can be done at a meeting of the board to discuss something else? Do you think announcing the dividend so soon after the meeting is so unusual given that past press releases indicate they announce the dividends shortly after the board meetings?
Look forward, for entertainment value, to many more posts from you explaining how you think corporations work.
Right, it's much more useful for you to type a bunch of posts instead of what source you *wink, wink, a totally different person than I was responding to* was using. I do see a Huffington post article. Yeah, that reporter's really on the ball with all of her corrections so far at the end of the article.
Glad to see she sites 24/7 Wall Street which gets these predictions wrong all the time. Look at their record for 2011 and see how many of those businesses are still around. Zale - oops - looks like their pick didn't work out so much three years later, given today's takeover! People could have made about ten times their money not listening to them on Zale in June 2010.
Also on their list of brands that were supposed to disappear in 2011: Kia Motors, Moody's, T-Mobile, BP... yeah, people quoted on the HuffPo are really pros at predicting these things!
Asking to provide a source of who you say "selected" ANF to a list of disappearing brands gets two thumbs down, and no answer - hilarious! I should compile a list of the top ten Yahoo Finance IDs I predict will disappear from this message board by the end of 2014.
You guys are all jamming the ability of HedgeFundsAreCrooks to provide a source for whatever he said several threads below, which I can still see, despite all this jamming. :)
Is this what you mean by the valuable information you say others are jamming? Who said they will disappear? Wall Street 24/7 is the only one I know who reports these kind of lists, and they are almost always wrong, and include companies that are taken over as "disappearing" in their definition.
What would be "an explosion" in food prices? A Big Mac costs something like $15 in Norway. What jumps out at me is how cheap food is at American restaurants, and how large the portions are relative to the rest of the world.