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  1. Why Did Warren Buffett Make a Big Bet on Airlines?

    November 30, 2016
    According to Berkshire Hathaway's 13F for Q3, Warren Buffett initiated positions in all four major airline companies last ...
  2. Soda Companies Might Want to Go Back to Basics (KO, PEP)

    November 28, 2016
    It starts, and may end with, water. But there are three major problems with such a simple choice.
  3. Untested "Selfie Bottle" Being Looked at By Coke (KO)

    November 22, 2016
    A ploy to get more Millenial Coke drinkers will combine social media and the iconic Coke bottle.
  4. Selling Coke Across the Pond is Different (KO)

    November 22, 2016
    Coca-Cola put a twist on an ad in Britain. It was not well received.
  5. Sizing Up the Three Worst Dow Performers (NKE)

    November 15, 2016
    These three stocks failed to participate in the Dow Industrial Average's historic breakout to an all-time high.
  6. Magic Words: How CEOs Win a Pay Raise (KO, BAC)

    November 9, 2016
    A new study finds a direct correlation between the use of two words "shareholder value" in CEO letters to shareholders and ...
  7. You Might Call it a Flat Soda Tax (KO, PEP)

    November 9, 2016
    The soda beverage companies are feeling a little flat from the latest tax on their products.
  8. The Real Thing is Adding Ginger to its Recipe (KO)

    November 8, 2016
    Coca-Cola wants to test adding ginger to its drink in certain parts of the world. Can we expect it soon in North America?
  9. You Might Say Coke's Earnings are The Real Thing (KO)

    October 26, 2016
    The beverage giant exceeds expectations. Here’s how Coca-Cola did it.
  10. The English Still Love Coca-Cola (KO)

    October 18, 2016
    Coca-Cola has demonstrated tremendous marketing power in the United Kingdom.
  11. Coca-Cola Glaceau Smartwater: Not That Smart (KO)

    October 18, 2016
    A recent study potentially indicates that consumers have been wasting their money.
  12. Coca-Cola Takes Over Its Largest African Bottler

    October 11, 2016
    Beverage giant Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is taking a big step across the Atlantic. The company announced that it has agreed to ...
  13. PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Deny Heavy Metal Claim (PEP)

    October 6, 2016
    According to India’s Health Ministry’s Drugs Technical Advisory Board, heavy metals have been found in PET cans.
  14. Ranking the Best Global Brands: A Deeper Look (KO)

    October 6, 2016
    Interbrand rated Apple, Google, and Coca-Cola as the three most valuable brands for 2016, but this list might be skewed. ...
  15. Tech and Auto Companies Dominate World's Most Valuable Brands ...

    October 6, 2016
    Brand consultancy firm Interbrand released its 2016 ranking of the most valuable brands in the world, and technology and ...
  16. Dunkin' Donuts Is Partnering With Coca-Cola

    October 3, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) wants to bring its beverages to more grocery stores, convenience stores, and other retail ...
  17. Coca-Cola Femsa Expands Presence in Brazil (KO)

    September 26, 2016
    A recent acquisition appears to be a win/win.
  18. Coca-Cola Now Selling Life in Canada (KO)

    September 23, 2016
    Coca-Cola Life has some interesting selling points for health-conscious consumers.
  19. Coca-Cola & PepsiCo: New Challenges in India (KO)

    September 19, 2016
    India has the potential to be the largest growth market in the world over the next decade. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo want to ...
  20. Credit Suisse Bullish On Pepsi (PEP)

    September 16, 2016
    Credit Suisse initiated PEP at “outperform." Here's why.
  21. How “Sugar” Helps Boost Coke Sales (KO)

    September 13, 2016
    Coca-Cola's simple twist on a decade-old brand has led to strong results.
  22. Looking for Bitcoin Arbitrage Opportunities? Read This First

    September 7, 2016
    Bitcoin arbitrage involves buying relatively undervalued bitcoins and selling them at exchanges where they are relatively ...
  23. Who Is Driving Coca-Cola's Management Team? (KO)

    September 3, 2016
    The Coca-Cola Company lists over 15 executive officers in its annual report, but only a handful of key executives are really ...
  24. Understanding Coca-Cola's Capital Structure (KO)

    September 2, 2016
    Since the crisis of 2008 and the implementation of an accommodative monetary policy by the Fed, Coca-Cola's capital structure ...
  25. Coca-Cola “Future-Proofing” Its Brands (KO, PEP)

    September 2, 2016
    The beverage maker is positioning itself for future consumer trends, but it’s not alone.
  26. 2 M&A Deals That Burned Hedge Fund Short Positions (SCTY, TSLA)

    September 2, 2016
    SolarCity Corp. and Green Mountain Coffee merger deals burned two of the most prominent hedge fund short sellers and caused ...
  27. Cocaine Found at Coca-Cola Factory (KO)

    September 2, 2016
    A huge amount of the illicit drug was found in an unlikely location.
  28. Top 5 Companies Owned by Cargill

    September 2, 2016
    Cargill is the largest privately held company in the United States, and these five companies demonstrate the agricultural ...
  29. Behind Coke's 114% Rise in 10 Years (KO)

    August 30, 2016
    KO returned 114% between July 2006 and July 2016, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index returned 75.3%
  30. The Economic Effects of Food Shortages

    August 26, 2016
    Learn about the effects of food shortages on the economy and social order, and why lack of food isn't necessarily about lack ...
  31. Monster Beverage Gets Energy From Coca-Cola Deal

    August 26, 2016
    A year after partnering with Coca-Cola, Monster Beverage has extended its presence into markets around the world, with more ...
  32. Venezuela's Food Shortage Explained

    August 23, 2016
    Dire economic conditions in Venezuela have resulted in food shortages, hyperinflation, halted production and other serious ...
  33. Druckenmiller Adds Energy Holdings to Portfolio (PEP, KO)

    August 19, 2016
    Druckenmiller's Duquesne Family Office makes investments in the energy and materials sectors while cutting back on consumer ...
  34. Yacktman Cuts Holdings, Maintains Long-Term Strategy (PEP, KO)

    August 19, 2016
    The asset management firm cuts down on nearly 30 positions but doesn't change its net number of holdings in the second quarter.
  35. Warren Buffett's Probability Analysis is His Key to Success

    August 14, 2016
    Warren Buffett didn't get rich through luck. His shrewd acumen when picking investments is based on thorough research and ...
  36. 10 Food and Beverage Trends (KO,PEP)

    August 10, 2016
    These are the 10 latest trends in the food and beverage industry that present potential investment opportunities.
  37. Pfizer: 7 Secrets You Didn't Know (PFE)

    August 8, 2016
    The history of Pfizer is more interesting than you know, learn some little-known facts about the pharmaceuticals company ...
  38. Why SodaStream's Q2 Profits Grew So Sharply

    August 2, 2016
    There was plenty of fizz in SodaStream's (NASDAQ: SODA) stock price in the wake of the company's just-announced second-quarter ...
  39. The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Business and the Economy

    August 2, 2016
    The Prisoner’s Dilemma provides a framework for understanding how to strike a balance between cooperation and competition, ...
  40. Coke Or Pepsi, Which Offers The Better Buy? (KO, PEP)

    August 1, 2016
    Coca-Cola has failed a breakout above 18-year resistance while the Pepsico rally has set off overbought signals.
  41. Coca-Cola Stock Declines on Q2 Revenue Miss (KO)

    July 27, 2016
    The world's largest non-alcoholic beverage company reported Q2 earnings that beat analysts' estimates, but the miss on revenue ...
  42. Coca-Cola Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (KO)

    July 25, 2016
    The Atlanta-based beverage giant continues to suffer from slumping global soda consumption.
  43. Coca-Cola Starts Selling Coffee in Brazil

    July 18, 2016
    In another move to diversify its portfolio away from sugary sodas, Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) recently signed a partnership with ...
  44. 10 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffet Loves (KO,KHC)

    July 11, 2016
    Want to invest like Warren Buffet? Consider these 10 dividend-paying stocks.
  45. PepsiCo Shares Jump Following Robust Q2 Earnings

    July 8, 2016
    Shares of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) recently jumped to all-time highs after the beverage and snack maker posted strong second-quarter ...
  46. Diet Pepsi Back to Aspartame Per Consumer Demand

    June 30, 2016
    Pepsi's change of mind underscores how much in control consumers are with their spending habits.
  47. PepsiCo Returns Aspartame to Diet Pepsi's Recipe

    June 28, 2016
    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) recently brought the artificial sweetener aspartame back to some of its diet sodas, less than year after ...
  48. Consumer Staples Could Offer Relief From Brexit (KO, PG)

    June 28, 2016
    Consumer staple stocks could soon play catch-up with utilities, bonds, precious metals and other defensive groups benefiting ...
  49. 4 Tips to Evaluate Growth Companies (KO, AAPL)

    June 20, 2016
    Discover the best metrics for stock investors to utilize when selecting and evaluating the best opportunities in growth investing.
  50. Pepsi, Coca-Cola Shares Fall on Philly Soda Tax (PEP, KO)

    June 20, 2016
    Philadelphia City Council agreed to impose a tax on sweetened drinks, which is broadly interpreted as a setback for the beverage ...
  51. 3 Cases Against Buying XLP

    June 19, 2016
    Discover some reasons why the consumer staples sector might be one that investors should avoid, despite its recent strong ...
  52. How to Yield Hunt in a Low Interest Rate Environment (KO, WMT)

    June 15, 2016
    Discover the factors that can increase the safety of portfolios when investors go yield hunting, as well as the considerations ...
  53. Coca-Cola Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Monday (KO)

    June 13, 2016
    Coca-Cola will send its dividend payment on July 1 to shareholders of record as of June 15.
  54. 4 Reasons Buffett's Portfolio Is Irrelevant to Today's Investors ...

    June 11, 2016
    Find out why investors should not try to emulate Warren Buffett's stock portfolio and why they could not achieve his same ...
  55. Why PepsiCo Will Revamp Diet Pepsi Recipe -- Again

    June 10, 2016
    Is anyone really surprised PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is having to overhaul its Diet Pepsi recipe yet again? According to The Wall ...
  56. Sodastream Now Owns a Market Nobody Wants

    June 8, 2016
    Sodastream International (NASDAQ: SODA) is indisputably the king of the hill again, but unfortunately, that hill is a piece ...
  57. ETF Investing: Is XLP Consumer Staples Still a Buy?

    May 31, 2016
    Get a review of State Street's Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF, and find out why this ETF may be a wise buy for investors ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. American Funds Capital Income Builder Trends in 2016 (CAIBX)

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

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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.
  73. 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, ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. (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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Campbell Soup Is Launching a Venture Capital Fund (CPB)

    February 19, 2016
    Acre Venture Partners will invest in food startups.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
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