Ramesh Malayappan

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  • Goliath Versus David

    By Ramesh Malayappan - December 21, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    In my other post, Goliath Versus Goliath, I told you that one man’s Goliath is another one’s David (from the Biblical story).  Guess who won?  David, of course!  David was a diminutive but clever boy who went up against a terrifying giant with nothing more than a bag full of pebbles. How did he win?  He did something radical – he chose NOT to play by Goliath’s rules more »

  • Goliath Versus Goliath

    By Ramesh Malayappan - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, DELL, GOOG, HPQ | Editor's Choice

    I finally caved! Yes, I did.  I decided to go ahead and gift my kids a Samsung Galaxy Note tablet after I saw a great deal on the Internet for a $100 off the sale price.  I got the tablet with 32GB onboard memory for $449.99.  How could I possibly go wrong? I thought, although as abundant precaution, I did ask my wife and daughter to check it out more »

  • Our Price Is Our Product!

    By Ramesh Malayappan - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: DAL, LUV, SAVE, UAL | Editor's Choice

    I traveled to the West Coast this past week on United Airlines (NYSE: UAL), flying coach (or Cattle Class as jovially referred to by frequent flyers). As the hours went by, I wanted to have a snack and the flight attendant told me about a few items that were available for purchase.  Pointing to the airline’s magazine, he said that the descriptions and pricing could be found on the more »

  • Dollar Store of the American Skies!

    By Ramesh Malayappan - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: LUV, SAVE | Editor's Choice

    In an interview with the Wall Street Journal that was published last week, Ben Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) discussed his company’s aggressive nickel and dime strategy of profit making.  In the interview, Mr. Baldanza says that the airline’s core mantra is about offering the lowest price and how this drives everything that they do.  This strategy is amplified by the airline’s ticker symbol – SAVE more »

  • Is it Time to Cross the "Ford"?

    By Ramesh Malayappan - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: F, GM | Editor's Choice

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) released its results today on Tuesday, October 30 despite Hurricane Sandy shutting down Wall Street.  It was hard to miss the irony - while hurricane Sandy was bringing torrential rain into the eastern seaboard of the USA; FORD’s results were essentially making the case to investors to symbolically “cross the Ford.” The dictionary meaning of FORD is a crossing across a shallow body of water more »