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Hi Diane,

I'm generally skeptic of investing in clothing companies, but Volcom is definitely one that has caught my interest. Like Marcus said, Volcom has a core following and has built on that for many years so they have some security in that regard. The thing I'd keep a close eye on is cash flow. Just taking a quick glance, I see that cash flow was negative in the past two quarters, you definitely want to be sure that's temporary and doesn't reflect ongoing problems with the business. The balance sheet is strong which we always like. ;-) I don't have much more to add because I've never looked into the business too closely, but as far as clothing-related companies go, Volcom certainly seems a like a good choice.

David -- you're going to Mexico? Have fun. I'm heading to Asia myself in about a month and a half. I'll be taking pictures of different starbucks and figure a way to post them. :)

Yeah, heading out in a few days! It will be a lot of fun I'm sure.

Have a good time in Asia, and I know I and others here would be interested in seeing pictures!

Best,

David K
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