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Is Avon Different From Herbalife?

By Robert FitzPatrick: Avon (NYSE:AVP) has voluntarily joined the battle, aka the “fraud thesis”, that has engulfed Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) and, collaterally, other “multi-level marketing” -MLM- enterprises, such as Nu Skin (NYSE:NUS) and Usana (NYSE:USNA), devaluing their stocks and raising the … Continue reading

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What Facebook, Herbalife And The Plague Have In Common

By Kay Herbert: In my first article, “Herbalife and the Dynamics of Pyramid Schemes” I derived what I think to be a minimalist definition of a pyramid scheme. The definition is quite simple: “A pyramid scheme is an organization in … Continue reading

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Unthinkable, Unimaginable And Unspeakable: Why Wall Street Clings To The Herbalife Myth

By Robert FitzPatrick: A recent article in Seeking Alpha by author and financial researcher, Christine Richard about Herbalife’s (NYSE:HLF) “nutrition clubs” included this quote attributed to me, “Herbalife has entered the fabric of Main Street. It has tampered with the … Continue reading

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Herbalife: Who’s Consuming All Those Shakes? And Why…

By Christine Richard: What’s the truth behind Herbalife’s Nutrition Club business? If you read this recent Reuters article, based on interviews the reporters did with people they encountered at ten Nutrition Clubs, you probably came away believing these Clubs are … Continue reading

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24 Ways Herbalife Is Mocking The Regulators

ByQuoth the Raven: I think by now it’s obvious that the market seemed to shrug off Mr. Ackman’s Manhattan presentation on Herbalife’s (NYSE:HLF) nutrition clubs, given earlier this week. I continue to contend that the information delivered in the presentation … Continue reading

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Herbalife: MLM-Legal Fiction, Economic Fallacy, And Marketing Miracle

By Rogier van Vlissingen: Herbalife (HLF) is not alone, and while the current investigations may turn up issues that are unique to Herbalife, the company seems destined to be the poster child for what is wrong with the MLM “industry.” … Continue reading

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Herbalife: Can We Talk? Part Two

In my previous article I put forth a premise that some MLMs could be presented with a real problem if up-line commissions were categorized as “recruitment fees”. In this article I would like to expand upon this premise with regards … Continue reading

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Herbalife, MLMs And The Unhappy Folks Of Whoville

ByWilliam Keep: Recently, we learned the FTC invoked its “civil investigative demands” authority, initiating an inquiry of Herbalife (HLF) and threatening the celebratory atmosphere in Whoville. Imagine all the sad faces on Whoville children now looking at an empty Christmas … Continue reading

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US wades into Herbalife dust-up

Government launches investigation into whether the listed group that reported sales of $ 5bn is nothing more than an elaborate pyramid scheme Asia homepage

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Herbalife hit by US ‘pyramid’ probe

Close government scrutiny of the group is the latest turn in a public battle where rival billionaires have bet fortunes on Herbalife’s legitimacy Asia homepage

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