Sillicon valley stocks and St. Louis stocks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tech for Silicon valley and agriculture for St. Louis. Silicon Valley Stocks We went to Sillicon valley for the holidays and obviously, stock is one common topic in family reunion and friends gathering. Note stock options makes up a significant portion of employee’s compensations for some of the technology companies there. I happened to read… Continue reading Sillicon valley stocks and St. Louis stocks

Starbucks, Panera

Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday morning when I went to Panera (St. Louis) Bread to get morning bagel, I noticed they raised the price from 89 cents to 95 cents. I can fully understand the pressure they are facing: the rising wheat, diary, and energy cost. Today Starbucks came out with earning, and understandablely a disappointing outlook (bloomberg). SBUX… Continue reading Starbucks, Panera

Chipotle and Panera

Reading Time: 2 minutes Went to Chipotle Mexican Grill in my neighbourhood yesterday. I heard about it because of its stock (CMG) has done very well since IPO early last year (up 88%). I was curious about the food and the atmosphere so I went. It seems there are lots of young people, I mean people in 20s (Generation Y),… Continue reading Chipotle and Panera

Bought A Little Panera Bread PNRA

Reading Time: 2 minutes I bought a little Panera Bread PNRA shares today. I have watched the stock for more than 6 months. This noon I went to the store at St. Charles Rock road as usual, and I saw the biggest crowd. After I ordered food, I can see and hear the associate calling the customer name (when food is ready) about every 20… Continue reading Bought A Little Panera Bread PNRA