Jon Quast

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  • What Happens When These Growth Stories Stop?

    By Jon Quast - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: BJRI, CMG, PNRA, CAKE | Editor's Choice

    Over the past several years, we have witnessed some explosive growth stories unfolding in the restaurant sector. A handful of restaurants are crushing the market.

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    These restaurants are growing by expanding their chains faster than many competitors. Yet this growth causes investors to wonder: "When will these chains stop expanding, and what happens when they do?"

    Past growth

    To fully appreciate the growth, we need to more »

  • Please...Don't Call Me A Fanboy

    By Jon Quast - January 19, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL | Editor's Choice

    The critics have been having a hallelujah good time the last few months as they have watched Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock price drop around 30%.  That's troubling.  So, what can be our hope for the future?

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    AAPL Revenue TTM data by YCharts

    The critics have been having a hallelujah good time the last few months as they have watched Apple's stock price drop around 30%.  That's more »

  • Apple: When Is It Over?

    By Jon Quast - December 7, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BAC, NFLX, YHOO | Editor's Choice

    "A good hockey player plays where the puck is.  A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."

    -Wayne Gretzky

    I think that hockey fans and the hockey clueless alike can appreciate that statement from Wayne Gretzky (He was a hockey player...kind of the Michael Jordan of hockey if you will...)  To be good at hockey, you need to be where the puck is.  But if more »

  • The Bigfoot Portfolio

    By Jon Quast - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: BJRI, BPT, KO, MNST, DIS | Editor's Choice

    There is some evidence that Bigfoot exists.  The Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (yes, that is a real thing) submits several pieces of evidence on their website.  People see Bigfoot, and descriptions are always the same.  People of European descent have been sighting the creature in North America for over 400 years.  And Native American legends go back as far as...well, legends.

    Despite many pieces of evidence that support the more »

  • Your Cheapest Opportunity For Major Growth

    By Jon Quast - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: BJRI, BWLD, CMG, DRI | Editor's Choice

    When it comes to investing, I generally tend to stick with what I know.  For me that means mostly restaurant stocks.  My investment strategy leans towards buying into growth opportunities, rather than maturing companies.  Recently, my curiosity rose up within me (as it normally does), and I wanted to know what are the fastest growing restaurants out there.  While I'm sure you can find a little variance in the more »

  • Why Cartoon Animals Wear Gloves

    By Jon Quast - October 5, 2012 | Tickers: DLB, DWA, RLD, DIS | Editor's Choice

    "Did you ever wonder why we are always like...wearing gloves?" - An Extremely Goofy Movie

    Well, did you ever wonder why cartoon characters are always...like...wearing gloves?  Surely the animators couldn't possibly think it to be a good reflection of reality.  Really, who wears gloves at all?  Besides a butler and perhaps the Queen, no one wears white gloves.  Yet Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, and even the Super more »