I’ve written about American Girl before, such as this post. For those unacquainted with American Girl, it started off as a doll-based means for girls to learn about different periods of U.S. history, but it has developed into a phenomenal retail success story of overpriced Chinese-made junk sold in branded stores in high-end shopping malls (like, oh, say, the Stanford Shopping Center). It’s a big deal for the 9-12 year old crowd.
Greetings from the Starbucks on the Google campus, which is cram-packed with people and laptops (these aren’t Google employees, naturally; just slobs like me; I hang out here a lot because there’s a Tesla supercharger here, and I can suck down all the electricity I want for free).
Anyway, when I saw all the chatter about how Keurig Green Mountain was getting its balls blown off after-hours, I was reminded of a post I did way back in November. The post relayed the news that, at long last, famed hedge fund manager David Einhorn was throwing in the towel on his GMCR short position. Here’s a snippet from that post: