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In his retirement Grandpa likes to manage his own investments. He studies global company stocks, their earnings, products, dividends all kinds of statistics and numbers and makes his buy choices

Grandpa likes Boeing Corporation but not Lockheed Martin

Grandpa likes Roku but not Netflix

Grandpa likes Unilever but not Proctor and Gamble

I wonder why

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  • $\begingroup$ Isn't this a "Grandma likes" type riddle? See here $\endgroup$
    – Brandon_J
    Feb 8, 2019 at 23:17
  • $\begingroup$ @KradCigol Flagged for what? It's a different riddle, just similar style of clues. $\endgroup$
    – ZanyG
    Feb 9, 2019 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ I was wrong - this is different. Deleted previous comments. $\endgroup$
    – Krad Cigol
    Feb 9, 2019 at 12:58

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Grandpa likes:

Companies whose stock symbol is a number in another language

Specifically,

Grandpa likes BA (8, Chinese), ROKU (6, Japanese), and UN (1, French), and dislikes LMT, NFLX, and PG.

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  • $\begingroup$ There is a Language Tag for the puzzle $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Feb 11, 2019 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ I've edited my answer - hopefully this is a little closer. $\endgroup$ Feb 11, 2019 at 16:07
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Grandpa dislikes:

Company names with three consecutive consonants: Lockheed, Netflix, Gamble

Because:

Grandpa has started subconsciously doubting his own abilities to spend money wisely, and is projecting it onto those companies. You might need to start monitoring his spending habits.

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Maybe Grandpa likes

Companies with numbers in their name

Explicitly

Boeing Corporation - German for one
Roku - Japanese for six
Unilever - French for one

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  • $\begingroup$ If using such far fetched argumentation, I could also say the Netflix rot13(pbagnvaf vk, Ebzna sbe avar). $\endgroup$
    – jarnbjo
    Feb 8, 2019 at 16:33
  • $\begingroup$ That is a good point $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Feb 8, 2019 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ You are on thee right track @hexomino. $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Feb 10, 2019 at 14:44
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I think that Grandpa likes:

Companies with rivers in their name

Because:

Boeing Corporation
Roku
Unilever

Pora, Oku and Nile are all river names

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow. Did not know that @pirate. My answer is different. Thanks $\endgroup$
    – DrD
    Feb 10, 2019 at 20:48
  • $\begingroup$ sorry to spoil the party: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Ock $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Feb 11, 2019 at 12:44
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This seems similar to this riddle:

Grandpa

Does not like T.

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  • $\begingroup$ Boeing Corporation? $\endgroup$
    – JMP
    Feb 9, 2019 at 11:59
  • $\begingroup$ Good point! Let me see. Thanks, @JonMarkPerry! $\endgroup$
    – Krad Cigol
    Feb 9, 2019 at 13:00
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Grandpa dislikes:

Companies with less than 40% vowels in their name.

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