thequast

Jon Quast

As a newlywed in 2006, the Motley Fool's website convinced me I was capable of investing in the stock market. Now, not only do I manage my own portfolio, I'm able to share what I've learned as a contributor with the Fool. It's a blast.

thequast’s Activity

Sat Mar 29

Article Comment

thequast commented on an article. 3:08 PM

You Need to Understand Fast-Casual Before Investing

@whodidntante

Absolutely. Perhaps my central point didn't come through too well. I guess what I had hoped to communicate was there are plenty of good opportunities in the fast casual arena -- Chipotle being the

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Fri Mar 28

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Article

thequast published an article 12:22 PM

You Need to Understand Fast-Casual Before Investing

Investors need to understand the challenges of the fast-casual segment before plunking down their investing dollars.

Mon Mar 24

Article Comment

thequast commented on an article. 6:11 PM

Why Sbarro and Quiznos Failed

Thanks for all the comments. I appreciate all who took the time to read.

@LemonyLogan

You bring up an excellent point. Though I feel it would be subjective of me to say Subway is bland/not

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Sun Mar 23

Article Comment

thequast commented on an article. 8:36 PM

Why Sbarro and Quiznos Failed

@Brilliant

One thing that we can both agree on is your statement "you can only get away with a poor product for so long." I am 100% with you there. You'll find many times in the restaurant industry,

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Mon Mar 17

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Article

thequast published an article 3:26 PM

Activist Investing Won't Save This Company

Activist investors have donned capes to rescue this company, but does it really need saving to begin with?

Sun Mar 16

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Article

thequast published an article 12:03 PM

Why Sbarro and Quiznos Failed

Though private companies, these companies's failures have major lessons for investors who look to identify winning businesses.

Sat Mar 15

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Article

thequast published an article 7:00 AM

Will Touchscreen Menus at Chilis Make You Money?

News has broken left and right on the rise of touchscreen menus, but does this development mean good things for the businesses that use them?

Mon Mar 10

Article Comment

thequast commented on an article. 2:49 PM

If I Were a Chipotle Investor, I’d Hate This

Why are we talking about 2012's revenue?

CAPS Underperform Pitch

thequast wrote about Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) . 10:39 AM

PLUG Underperform

After all the shorts are done feasting on this one, they'll unload on investors chasing after the wind

Caps Pick

thequast made a pick in CAPS. 10:39 AM

Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) will Underperform the S&P 500

Fri Mar 7

CAPS Outperform Pitch Reply

thequast commented on thequast's pitch for AMBA. 10:05 AM

@tsover29. Stocks are always up and down. As a general investing rule, deciding when a stock is at its absolute high or absolute low (ie timing the market) is a losing endeavor. But sometimes an investor may have reasonable reasons why he/she thinks [more]

Wed Mar 5

Caps Pick

thequast made a pick in CAPS. 1:23 PM

ExxonMobil Corp (XOM) will Outperform the S&P 500

Fri Feb 28

CAPS Outperform Pitch

thequast wrote about Ambarella (AMBA) . 2:27 PM

AMBA Outperform

With over 10% of it's market cap in cash, growing earnings by double digits, a GoPro IPO on the docket to further it's big customers growth, and zero debt, going green thumb on this one is truly a no brainer, though a better entry point could come to [more]

Caps Pick

thequast made a pick in CAPS. 2:27 PM

Ambarella (AMBA) will Outperform the S&P 500

Wed Feb 5

Caps Pick

thequast made a pick in CAPS. 12:59 PM

3D Systems (DDD) will Outperform the S&P 500

Tue Feb 4

Caps Pick

thequast made a pick in CAPS. 2:24 PM

Sierra Wireless (SWIR) will Outperform the S&P 500

Sun Jan 26

Article Comment

thequast commented on an article. 3:01 PM

1 Potential Catalyst to Send This Cheap Stock Soaring

@JohnnyWad75

Thanks man, I couldn't agree with you more. It's far from a sure thing, but it's hard to imagine that management isn't thinking of a global expansion somewhere soon. Thanks for reading and taking

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Sat Jan 25

Article Comment

thequast commented on an article. 5:19 PM

The Secret Ingredient to Find the Next Chipotle or Buffalo Wild Wings

David, first off I loved the article. Your point is spot on with the cash flow. My question is why you said "adding" to debt with Chuy's? It's paid its debt down over the last several quarters. Noodles is down to a measly

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Thu Jan 23

Article Comment

thequast commented on an article. 6:35 PM

The First IPO You Can Invest in Before Wall Street

@Biloxi8

I think we can find a lot of common ground with what you're saying. Turning from investing in the stock market to provide yourself a better chance to succeed in the workplace is always a fantastic

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thequast commented on an article. 4:06 PM

The First IPO You Can Invest in Before Wall Street

@Biloxi8

Thanks for adding that last comment. It helps me understand what you mean by zombie bank.

Would you mind elaborating on what you mean by "invest in yourself"? It's an

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