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

  • $\begingroup$ Isn't this a "Grandma likes" type riddle? See here $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Feb 8 '19 at 23:17
  • $\begingroup$ @KradCigol Flagged for what? It's a different riddle, just similar style of clues. $\endgroup$ – ZanyG Feb 9 '19 at 10:08
  • $\begingroup$ I was wrong - this is different. Deleted previous comments. $\endgroup$ – Krad Cigol Feb 9 '19 at 12:58

Grandpa likes:

Companies whose stock symbol is a number in another language


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

  • $\begingroup$ There is a Language Tag for the puzzle $\endgroup$ – DEEM Feb 11 '19 at 14:43
  • $\begingroup$ I've edited my answer - hopefully this is a little closer. $\endgroup$ – oryxandcake Feb 11 '19 at 16:07

Grandpa dislikes:

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


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.


Maybe Grandpa likes

Companies with numbers in their name


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

  • $\begingroup$ If using such far fetched argumentation, I could also say the Netflix rot13(pbagnvaf vk, Ebzna sbe avar). $\endgroup$ – jarnbjo Feb 8 '19 at 16:33
  • $\begingroup$ That is a good point $\endgroup$ – DEEM Feb 8 '19 at 17:01
  • $\begingroup$ You are on thee right track @hexomino. $\endgroup$ – DEEM Feb 10 '19 at 14:44

I think that Grandpa likes:

Companies with rivers in their name


Boeing Corporation

Pora, Oku and Nile are all river names

  • $\begingroup$ Wow. Did not know that @pirate. My answer is different. Thanks $\endgroup$ – DEEM Feb 10 '19 at 20:48
  • $\begingroup$ sorry to spoil the party: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Ock $\endgroup$ – JMP Feb 11 '19 at 12:44

This seems similar to this riddle:


Does not like T.

  • $\begingroup$ Boeing Corporation? $\endgroup$ – JMP Feb 9 '19 at 11:59
  • $\begingroup$ Good point! Let me see. Thanks, @JonMarkPerry! $\endgroup$ – Krad Cigol Feb 9 '19 at 13:00

Grandpa dislikes:

Companies with less than 40% vowels in their name.


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