A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 11, 2013
“Profits are the mother’s milk of stocks”

"Profits are the mother’s milk of stocks” is a Wall Street adage popularized by American business author, columnist, and television host Lawrence Kudlow. Kudlow has used the saying at least since his syndicated column on October 31, 2003:

“In simple language, when prices rise faster than costs, profits go up — and business profits are the mother’s milk for the stock market and future corporate production and hiring.”


Wikipedia: Lawrence Kudlow
Lawrence Alan “Larry” Kudlow (born August 20, 1947) is an American conservative economist, television personality, and newspaper columnist. He is the host of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report. As a syndicated columnist, his articles appear in numerous U.S. newspapers and web sites, including his own blog, Kudlow’s Money Politic$.

National Review
31 October 2003, National Review, Lawrence Kudlow column:
In simple language, when prices rise faster than costs, profits go up — and business profits are the mother’s milk for the stock market and future corporate production and hiring.

New York (NY) Sun
Painting By the Numbers
By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Creators Syndicate Inc. | March 13, 2006
Profits are the mother’s milk of business, the economy, and stocks, and are laying the foundation for even more hefty job gains.

Google Books
Five Years on the Cutting Edge
By Robert L. Heichberger and M. Andrew Burr
Arlington, VA: Townhall Press
2008
Pg. 198:
Kudlow stated “Corporate profits are the mother’s milk of business.”

Google Books
10,000 Things We Say to Say What We Mean
By Gene Flowers
Pittsburgh, PA: RoseDog Books
2009
Pg. 189:
Profit is the mother’s milk of stocks, bonds, and the economy.

Kudlow’s Money Politics
Friday, April 30, 2010
More Mother’s Milk…
Profits, profits, profits.

How many times have you heard me say that profits are the mother’s milk of stocks, business success, and job creation? Well, they remain the story of the day.

National Review—Kudlow’s Money Politics
Profit Recovery Is the Mother’s Milk of Stocks
By Larry Kudlow
April 21, 2011 4:55 AM
As I’ve written many times before, profits are the mother’s milk of stocks, and for that matter, business and the entire economy. And what we witnessed Wednesday in a big market rally was the return of earnings to the center stage.

AEI Ideas
If profits are the mother’s milk of stocks, we’ve got a stock market rally that could be sustainable for a long time
Mark J. Perry | March 31, 2013, 11:38 pm
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Larry Kudlow reminds us frequently that “profits are the mother’s milk of stocks, and for that matter business and the entire economy.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Saturday, May 11, 2013 • Permalink