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  1. Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics: Which Is More Useful for Investment?

    May 26, 2016
    Find out why investors are better off ignoring macroeconomic forecasts, and should instead focus on the lessons that microeconomics ...
  2. Coke, Pepsi Win Millennials with 'Healthier' Sodas

    May 23, 2016
    Maybe the carbonated drinks market will be able to climb out of the hole it has tumbled into after all. Both Coca-Cola and ...
  3. 3 Billionaire PMs That You Should Follow (BRK.A, KO)

    May 14, 2016
    Explore three portfolio managers, each with a personal net worth exceeding $1 billion, and discover similarities between ...
  4. 3 Billionaires Who Graduated from Columbia University (KO, C)

    May 6, 2016
    Find out the story behind some of the more famous alumni of Columbia University who have become billionaires in investment ...
  5. AWSHX: American Funds Washington Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 5, 2016
    Learn about the favorite investments of American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund Class A's portfolio managers, whose ...
  6. These Stocks Are Strong May Performers (KO, CAG)

    May 4, 2016
    These stocks tend to rally in May, moving higher approximately 77% of the time.
  7. David Einhorn on Short Selling (CSCO, AMZN)

    May 4, 2016
    Discover David Einhorn's insights on short-selling and learn how his hedge fund generated 1,902% cumulative and 16.5% annualized ...
  8. Why Coke's Diet Soda Strategy Beats Pepsi's

    May 2, 2016
    More consumers are cutting their consumption of carbonated soft drinks these days; sales volumes of the beverages declined ...
  9. AWSHX: American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Portfolio Trends ...

    April 30, 2016
    Discover portfolio trends in the American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund that has it positioned for growth in 2016, ...
  10. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 28, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, and learn how its makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  11. CDC vs. DLN: Comparing Dividend-Oriented ETFs

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at an overview and comparison of two dividend-oriented ETFs to learn the respective advantages and disadvantages ...
  12. The Debt Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    April 25, 2016
    Learn about the improving stock performance and rising debt-to-asset ratios in the United States blue-chip consumer staples ...
  13. 5 Consumer Stocks 'Big Money' Bets With (KO, PEP)

    April 22, 2016
    Investors favoring reliable returns should consider slow-and-steady stocks. One way to find such lower-risk stocks is to ...
  14. Coca-Cola Stock Fizzles on 4% Q1 Revenue Drop (KO)

    April 20, 2016
    Slumping global soda consumption remains a headwind for the Atlanta-based company.
  15. CAIBX: American Funds Capital Income Builder Trends in 2016

    April 15, 2016
    Learn about the composition of the American Funds Capital Income Builder fund, and discover how its makeup has evolved between ...
  16. ABALX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  17. Coca-Cola Agrees to Change Vitaminwater Label

    April 11, 2016
    Even if a company follows the letter of the law and properly labels all of the ingredients its products contain, it can ...
  18. How Buffett’s Top 7 Holdings are Performing

    April 8, 2016
    A look at how legendary investor Warren Buffet's top seven holdings are performing.
  19. The 3 Largest Consumer Noncyclical ETFs (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Find out which consumer noncyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest, in terms of most assets under management, ...
  20. Consumer Staples ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Learn about how the consumer staples sector reacts in times of market volatility and discover which ETFs in this sector have ...
  21. Dividend-Hunters Drive 42 Stocks to All-Time Highs (KO, PM)

    April 5, 2016
    Fully 42 stocks in the S&P 500 hit all-time highs on Monday. The winners are mostly generous dividend payers, indicating ...
  22. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    March 29, 2016
    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  23. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV)

    March 24, 2016
    Find out which U.S. equity dividend-paying exchange-traded funds are the best for dividend yield, total return performance ...
  24. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, PG)

    March 23, 2016
    Find out which dividend-paying consumer staples exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered the best in their fund category ...
  25. Consumer Staples Sector: Industries Snapshot (KO, PEP)

    March 22, 2016
    Explore the six largest industries in the consumer staples sector. Learn about the competitive landscape, growth outlook ...
  26. WalMart Eyes Declining Product Category for Growth

    March 21, 2016
    Retail giant Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) continues to plan for future growth and will be building a huge milk processing facility ...
  27. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Coca-Cola (KO, VTSMX)

    March 21, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of Coca-Cola shares, and determine if their investment strategy can help ...
  28. The 5 Biggest Consumer Staples Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, ...

    March 20, 2016
    Explore the five largest consumer staples holdings in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF. Find out how much of the portfolio is weighted ...
  29. (VDC) Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the five top holdings in Vanguard's Consumer Staples exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate the financial position ...
  30. 4 Defensive ETFs Worth Your While (VHT, PGX)

    March 19, 2016
    Find out which top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) would be well worth your consideration when deploying a defensive investment ...
  31. U.S. Companies Race to Borrow in Euros (KO, BRK-A)

    March 18, 2016
    U.S. companies are taking advantage of the low rates investment-grade euro-denominated bond investors demand, and now account ...
  32. Market Value Versus Book Value

    March 17, 2016
    Understanding the difference between book value and market value is a simple yet fundamentally critical component to analyze ...
  33. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  34. The Biggest Losers From the U.S. Dollar Gaining Strength

    March 14, 2016
    As the U.S. dollar continues to flex its muscle, many companies stand to benefit but also, an assortment of others stand ...
  35. Top 5 Positions in Markel Corp's Portfolio (MKL, KMX)

    March 14, 2016
    Discover if the top five stocks in Markel Corp.'s portfolio can help boost your own portfolio performance against the volatile ...
  36. Top 5 Positions in Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio (FCAU, MS)

    March 13, 2016
    Learn about Mohnish Pabrai and the types of funds and philanthropies he runs. Discover the top five positions in his hedge ...
  37. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    March 9, 2016
    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  38. XLP Vs. VDC: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Discover the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF and the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, which are exchange-traded funds ...
  39. Analyzing PepsiCo's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (PEP, ...

    March 5, 2016
    Understand how PepsiCo's diverse product offerings and effective use of assets have affected the company's margins, ROA and ...
  40. Buffett on Stocks and the FBI (IBM,KO,DOW,AAPL)

    February 29, 2016
    Investment legend Warren Buffett was interviewed by CNBC's Squawk Box Monday to discuss his investment firm's position on ...
  41. Pepsi Channels Craft Beer With Trendy Soda Lounge

    February 25, 2016
    Would retro bottles and a hipster drink lounge make you consume more soda? PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) thinks so. The company is ...
  42. 5 Stock Picks That Yield 3% or More (PG, GE)

    February 24, 2016
    Find out which giant market leaders are paying dividends yielding more than 3% while keeping your portfolio stable during ...
  43. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Debt Ratios in 2016 (KO)

    February 23, 2016
    Explore analyses of Coca-Cola's three key debt ratios in 2016, and learn why the company may be too aggressive in its financial ...
  44. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (KO)

    February 19, 2016
    Learn about Coca-Cola's price and profitability ratios, such as the price-to-earnings ratio, dividend yield, operating margin ...
  45. Campbell Soup Is Launching a Venture Capital Fund (CPB)

    February 19, 2016
    Acre Venture Partners will invest in food startups.
  46. For Coke, Going Small Is Good For Business (KO)

    February 19, 2016
    Coca-Cola's small format bottles and cans have led to an increase in volume sold, despite their much higher price.
  47. Coca-Cola Beats Earnings Despite 14% Drop In Profits (KO)

    February 10, 2016
    While KO shares won't move sharply to an upside on these numbers, the downside -- for now -- seems limited.
  48. What to Expect From Coca-Cola Earnings (KO)

    February 8, 2016
    Coca-Cola -- one of Warren Buffett's favorite holdings -- isn't going anywhere. But that's been the case with KO stock for ...
  49. Coca-Cola's 3 Key Financial Ratios (KO)

    January 13, 2016
    Get insight into why some of Coca-Cola's financial ratios are not as good as those of its peers, especially PepsiCo's, and ...
  50. 5 Big Food Industry M&A Deals in 2015 (KHC, KO)

    January 12, 2016
    Read about some of the most important M&A transactions announced in the food sector in 2015, including one of the most talked ...
  51. Top 5 Companies Owned By Coca Cola (KO)

    January 12, 2016
    Discover the top five companies that Coca-Cola has ownership or an ownership stake in and how changing consumer tastes have ...
  52. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

    January 11, 2016
    Find out how to use this fundamental financial ratio to help assess a company's performance.
  53. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

    January 11, 2016
    Find out how to calculate this common valuation ratio and what the results can tell you about a company's performance.
  54. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Return on Equity (KO)

    December 21, 2015
    Understand the various factors causing Coca-Cola's recent decline in its return on equity ratio and how it compares to its ...
  55. PespsiCo Launching Healthy Vending Machines (PEP, KO)

    December 18, 2015
    The push toward healthier foods and beverages -- or at least ones that appear to be better for you -- has hurt both PepsiCo (NYSE: ...
  56. Coca-Cola Enterprises Sinks on Weak Guidance (CCE, KO)

    December 17, 2015
    Shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) fell over 4% on Dec. 17 after the bottler issued weak guidance for fiscal 2 ...
  57. How Soda Taxes Will Affect PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

    December 14, 2015
    Discover how a soda tax could affect the Coca-Cola Company and Pepsico, Inc., and see how both companies have expanded their ...
  58. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Coca-Cola (KO)

    December 9, 2015
    Read about how to use the Porter's five forces model to evaluate the competitive landscape and how a large company such as ...
  59. Mexican Ad Campaign Backfires for Coca-Cola (KO, MCD)

    December 8, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) recently issued a rare apology after pulling an online ad that was considered offensive by consumers, ...
  60. Keurig Shares Soar on $14 Billion Buyout Deal (GMCR, KO)

    December 7, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has reached an agreement to sell itself to privately held JAB Holding Company and other ...
  61. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets

    December 5, 2015
    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  62. If You Had Invested Right After Coca-Cola's IPO (KO)

    November 30, 2015
    Discover how one $40 share, with dividend reinvestment, over 90 years ago in the Coca-Cola Company would have made you a ...
  63. How Does Coca-Cola Actually Make Money? (KO)

    November 25, 2015
    Learn how Coca-Cola makes money with a unique business model that includes company owned and franchised bottlers around the ...
  64. Philip Morris International's Profit Machine

    November 6, 2015
    Even in an abstemious U.S., 18.1% of adults smoke. But that's nothing compared to the rest of the world, served by Philip ...
  65. Coca-Cola Earnings: A Surprise in the Making? (GMCR, KO)

    October 20, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) reports earnings tomorrow, with Wall Street anticipating both its top and bottom lines falling below ...
  66. What Makes the 'Share a Coke' Campaign So Successful? (KO)

    October 7, 2015
    Understand how Coca-Cola implemented the successful "Share a Coke" campaign. Learn about the top three reasons why the campaign ...
  67. The 6 Best Dividend Stocks in the Consumer Staples Sector (PG, ...

    October 7, 2015
    Learn about the top six companies that make an attractive investment for investors looking for stocks for dividend income ...
  68. Keurig Kold Hits the Market (GMCR, KO)

    September 30, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has a lot riding on Kold, its new cold-beverage brewing system. The pricey machine ...
  69. Coca-Cola Stock: A Dividend Analysis (KO)

    September 28, 2015
    Discover analysis of The Coca-Cola Company's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, PepsiCo ...
  70. Coke Taking Steps to Improve Its U.S. Production (KO)

    September 25, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has taken a major step toward streamlining its production in the United States. Coke has formed National ...
  71. Coca-Cola Might Owe the IRS $3.3 Billion (KO, CCE)

    September 22, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) recently announced that it may owe the IRS $3.3 billion in federal back taxes due to "foreign transfer" ...
  72. Coca-Cola Vs. PepsiCo: Which Stock Should You Buy? (KO, PEP)

    September 21, 2015
    Learn about the bull case for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Find out which is more attractive for investors, and learn about the ...
  73. Why Did Berkshire Go For eVolution Networks? (BRK, DNOW)

    September 15, 2015
    Warren Buffett makes an unusual but possibly lucrative addition to the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio
  74. Monster Launches a $500 Million Buyback Program (KO, MNST)

    September 14, 2015
    Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) has just launched a new $500 million stock buyback program to replace its recently exhausted ...
  75. Coca-Cola Bringing Back a Popular Soda (KO, AMZN)

    September 10, 2015
    Coca Cola (NYSE: KO) has listened to the public and returned a once-popular citrus soda back to store shelves. Surge, a ...
  76. General Mills Goes Small With Sale of Green Giant (BGS, CPB)

    September 3, 2015
    Growing consumer aversion to processed and packaged foods continues to take its toll on cereal maker General Mills (NYSE: ...
  77. Coca-Cola Shoots for 100% Water Replenishment (KO)

    August 28, 2015
    "Do no harm" seemingly now applies to more than just doctors. Companies have taken up the pledge and are working to lessen ...
  78. Equity

    August 28, 2015
    Equity is the value of an asset less the value of all liabilities on that asset.
  79. Coca-Cola Makes a Juicy Investment in Suja Life (KO, GS)

    August 24, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is continuing its efforts to diversify away from sugary beverages. The drinks giant has taken a minority ...
  80. Buffett Refreshes Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    August 19, 2015
    Warren Buffett, it seems, has a go-against-the-grain view on the prospects of the cable industry and is no longer fond of ...
  81. How Does The Eurobond Work?

    August 18, 2015
    No, the Eurobond is NOT from Europe, and is different from EurobondS! Here’s how a Eurobond works, its benefits and its risks.
  82. Is Coca-Cola Ready to Do More Deals? (KO, CCE)

    August 18, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) appointed a new president and chief operating officer that, according to at least one analyst, could ...
  83. Top 3 Vanguard Managed ETFs (VTI, VIG)

    August 17, 2015
    Find out which three Vanguard exchange-traded funds made into the list of best Vanguard products for new and established ...
  84. Coca-Cola Names New President and COO (KO)

    August 17, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has made a top-level executive appointment. The company announced late last week that it promoted James ...
  85. DrPepper Snapple Takes a Stake in BodyArmor (DPS, GMCR)

    August 14, 2015
    Like Coca-Cola investing in do-it-yourself soda machines and energy drinks, DrPepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is diversifying ...
  86. PepsiCo Launches Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

    August 14, 2015
    Is it a case of too little, too late? PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced that its new aspartame-free Diet Pepsi brand is going ...
  87. Comparing Coca-Cola and Pepsi's Business Models

    August 14, 2015
    Understand more about the Coca-Cola company and the PepsiCo company. Learn about the key similarities and differences that ...
  88. Coke Research Blames Obesity on Exercise, Not Diet (KO)

    August 14, 2015
    When judging research, it is important to consider the source. A new survey paid for by an association of video game manufacturers ...
  89. How Much Coca-Cola Spends on Advertising

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about Coca-Cola's ad spending and why the company has decided to spend the amount of money it does. Understand comparable ...
  90. Vitaminwater Has Been Coca-Cola’s Best Purchase

    August 13, 2015
    Read about Coca-Cola's high profile acquisition of Glaceau Vitaminwater in 2007, and learn how the deal stacks up after more ...
  91. Looking to Invest in Coca-Cola? Here's What to Expect (KO, PEP)

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about the Coca-Cola company as well as the industry in which it operates. Understand what its investors should expect ...
  92. Will Coke Bottlers Undo Monster's Gains? (KO, MNST)

    August 11, 2015
    The market generally liked the second quarter Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) earnings report, even though it was only the ...
  93. Keurig Coffee Collapse Calls Kold Into Question (GMCR, KO)

    August 10, 2015
    The signs were there for those willing to read them, so the collapse of Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) in the wake ...
  94. Coca-Cola Benefits Most From 3-Way Merger? (CCE, KO)

    August 6, 2015
    The recent news that Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) was in talks to merge with its German counterpart Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke ...
  95. SodaStream International Looks Ready to Go Flat

    August 5, 2015
    Higher costs and lower revenues. That is the future SodaStream International (NASDAQ: SODA) has to look forward to. In an ...
  96. Is Coca-Cola on the Road to Recovery? (KO)

    July 30, 2015
    It may finally be time for investors to have a Coke and a smile as Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) appears to have reversed its flagging ...
  97. Ball Runs Into Antitrust Wall Over Rexam Purchase (BLL, BUD)

    July 29, 2015
    The ball is in the European Union's court. The $6.8 billion merger between the world's two biggest can and bottle manufacturers ...
  98. The Best (and Worst) Companies For Workplace Diversity

    July 28, 2015
    Learn which large companies are the most committed to workplace diversity and which have the most work to do in their hiring ...
  99. Pepsi (PEP) Gets Crafty with Soda: Will it Pop?

    July 24, 2015
    Pepsi is getting crafty with the launch of its Stubborn Soda. Is it a recipe for success?
  100. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
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