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  1. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    April 15, 2011
    By researching companies whose products and services you use on a daily basis and understanding their financial situation, ...
  2. Silgan Packs Away Another Deal

    April 14, 2011
    Silgan is a quality packaging company making a very smart deal.
  3. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  4. Product Demand Elasticity

    March 25, 2011
    Demand elasticity is the ultimate measure of how consumer shopping patterns will change with economic conditions.
  5. Higher Costs Are Climbing Up The Value Chain

    March 23, 2011
    Even premium brands are vulnerable to higher costs.
  6. Popeyes On A Tasty Growth Trajectory

    March 15, 2011
    AFC Enterprises isn’t a household name, but it is working to build the brand awareness of Popeyes Chicken, which it owns ...
  7. America's Biggest Food Companies

    February 23, 2011
    These five companies may be synonomous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  8. Dr. Pepper Snapple’s Sales Challenge

    February 22, 2011
    It’s difficult to see annual double-digit total returns for Dr. Pepper Snapple shareholders over the long term.
  9. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  10. Playing The Latin American Pullback

    February 16, 2011
    Latin America represents a great long-term opportunity and the current asset redemptions make an ideal time to add the sector ...
  11. The Marvel That Is Coca-Cola

    February 11, 2011
    Coca-Cola continues to defy the rules and produce excellent results.
  12. 5 Low-Beta Stocks To Know In 2011

    December 29, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  13. Big Dividends In Large Caps

    December 17, 2010
    These five stocks pay good dividends and can help balance an otherwise unstable portfolio.
  14. Large Cap Dividend Stocks For 2011

    December 17, 2010
    Investors interested in yield for the new year might want to consider a package of solid, stable, large cap stocks which ...
  15. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks To Know

    December 14, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  16. Emulate Buffett For Fun And Profit - Mostly Profit

    December 14, 2010
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  17. Brazillian Stocks To Watch In 2011

    December 8, 2010
    Brazil is no sleeping gaint; this resource-rich country has transformed itself into a nation exceptionally worthy of long-term ...
  18. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    December 8, 2010
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  19. Inflation Insurance Stocks

    November 29, 2010
    Believe it or not, there are inflation-beating businesses that can sustain return on equity and exceed the inflation rate.
  20. 5 Consumer Staples Yielding High Dividends

    November 17, 2010
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  21. IPO Wars: Fresh Market Vs. SodaStream International

    November 10, 2010
    These two IPOs from early November have taken off like gangbusters, but which is the more promising of the two?
  22. America's Biggest Food Companies

    October 27, 2010
    These five companies may be synonomous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  23. Coke Continues Profit Growth

    October 21, 2010
    Coke turned in a strong third quarter earnings report, lead by continued growth in emerging markets.
  24. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    October 20, 2010
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  25. This Month's Biggest Gainers

    September 29, 2010
    A month may be a short period in the world of stock trading, but it's plenty of time to make a tidy sum.
  26. 3 Companies You Can't Live Without

    September 28, 2010
    These companies may not be sexy, but their slow-and-steady growth makes them irresistible all the same.
  27. What's Your Brand's Social Media Quotient?

    September 27, 2010
    Is there a correlation between a company's social media presence and its stock price?
  28. Top 5 Global Brands

    September 27, 2010
    Several American companies topped Interbrand's list of the most valuable global brands.
  29. 5 Fun Stocks For A Glum Economy

    September 16, 2010
    Americans are gravitating toward the simple pleasures in life - and where consumers go, investors are wise to follow.
  30. Boost Your Dividends With These Large Caps

    August 20, 2010
    These stocks will inject higher dividends into your portfolio.
  31. The BCS Portfolio: Playing College Football Sponsors

    August 13, 2010
    College football's biggest bowls, along with the BCS title game, are sponsored by blue chip names you might want to consider ...
  32. Pepsi Buyout Obscures Good Quarter

    July 23, 2010
    Pepsi's buyout of its bottlers hid some of the best points this quarter.
  33. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  34. The World Cup 2010 Portfolio

    June 2, 2010
    Stocks that could really score during the World Cup 2010.
  35. Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Buffett's long-term investing approach may not be for everyone, but it has sure worked for him.
  36. A Focus On Portfolio Income With ETFs

    April 28, 2010
    The time is right for investors to return to dividend-based investing.
  37. Investing In America's Hottest Brands

    April 15, 2010
    What's in name? Can a company's brand help it outperform the market? Find out here.
  38. Do As Buffett Does - Not As He Says

    April 9, 2010
    Warren Buffett sometimes breaks his own rules, but that's part of the reason for his success.
  39. Grandpa's Favorite Stocks

    April 8, 2010
    You won't make quick money buying these boring stocks, but you probably won't lose your shirt either.
  40. Value-able Investing Lessons From Yacktman Funds

    March 10, 2010
    Yacktman's investing techniques can help individual investors outperform the market over the long haul.
  41. Fuel Cells In Bloom

    March 5, 2010
    Fuel cells are getting some attention, and we look at a number of ways (including Bloom Energy) that investors can play.
  42. 4 U.S. Companies With High Currency Exposure

    February 24, 2010
    The U.S. dollar has been strengthening against the euro which is a bad sign for the U.S. exporters as the goods become more ...
  43. Coca-Cola Drinks In The Profits

    February 11, 2010
    Coca Cola put the finishing touches on another year of impressive profitability, which came despite severe global economic ...
  44. J&J: The Most Recession-Resistant Stock In The World?

    January 27, 2010
    This consumer products giant continues to demonstrate why it's top of its class.
  45. Buying The World A Coke Through Its Bottlers

    January 20, 2010
    Coke may be a classic portfolio play, but its international bottlers are where the action is.
  46. Does The Heineken Deal Taste Good To Femsa?

    January 20, 2010
    Heineken announced January 11 that it was buying Femsa's beer operations. This is good for Heineken, but is it good for Femsa, ...
  47. Diageo Is Worth Toasting

    January 14, 2010
    Diageo's superior financial stability and record of strong operating results makes it worthy of a toast.
  48. Monopoly-Like Companies

    December 14, 2009
    We might not have monopolies, but some businesses operate in industries where a couple of businesses essentially dominate.
  49. Why Bottled Water May Be Back In 2010

    December 14, 2009
    A recent study may stem the current unpopularity of bottled water.
  50. Play Defense With These Two Consumer Staples

    December 2, 2009
    These two consumer staples may not be on your investment radar - but they are likely already in your home.
  51. Invest In The Unilever Portfolio

    November 27, 2009
    Unilever has a Total Shareholder Return comparison on its website with 20 other peers. You can invest in all of them via ...
  52. Rely On The Past, But Concentrate On The Future

    November 26, 2009
    Past data is useful, but any future price appreciation in the stock will be the result of what lies ahead.
  53. Count The Cash At Dell

    November 24, 2009
    Cash matters, and Dell produces tons of it. Successful execution of its strategic initiatives should lead to more cash generation ...
  54. Strong Franchises Make Strong Investments

    November 24, 2009
    Dominantly entrenched companies with strong franchises offer a very sound investment strategy going forward.
  55. Kellogg Benefits From Brand Loyalty

    November 2, 2009
    Future economic uncertainty makes Kellogg and other blue chips your best bets.
  56. The Global Titans of Tomorrow

    October 30, 2009
    Small caps are great, but emerging-market small caps are even better.
  57. McDonald's: Investors (And Employees) Are Lovin' It

    October 28, 2009
    McDonald's has one of the best 401(k) plans around. It's no wonder this stock is soaring.
  58. Four Stocks For The Industrial Complex

    October 26, 2009
    To become better investors, sometimes we need to explore the unknown. Today, I'll do that by recommending four stocks from ...
  59. Coca Cola Aims To Open Happiness

    October 22, 2009
    Coca Cola's rather ho-hum results should still make certain investors happy.
  60. Are You A Share Holder Or A Share Flipper?

    September 15, 2009
    Leaders who build great companies are able to focus on creating share value instead of maximizing share prices.
  61. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Alternative

    September 11, 2009
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by financial and automotive ...
  62. Buy And Hold: It's Alive!

    July 29, 2009
    The notion that buy-and-hold investing is dead is becoming more popular. It's dead wrong.
  63. The Buffett Stock You Should Be Buying

    May 13, 2009
    In addition to owning whole companies, the Oracle owns $49 billion in equities. You might want to get in on some of them.
  64. Consumer Staples Stocks Avoid The Dividend Axe

    April 23, 2009
    A look at consumer staples stocks and dividend increases.
  65. The Pepsi Challenge: Coke Wins

    April 23, 2009
    Coca Cola's Q1 earnings were lackluster, but its superior business model allowed it to outshine archrival Pepsi.
  66. Dr Pepper Snapple Lacks Fizz

    April 2, 2009
    Dr Pepper Snapple has several obstacles to overcome to make it an appealing investment candidate.
  67. Green Companies Expected To Generate Green

    April 1, 2009
    Companies in the Dow Jones sustainability index might bring stability to your portfolio.
  68. Bunge Stays Alive Despite Agribusiness Bungles

    February 23, 2009
    Bunge reports solid full-year results despite termination of Corn Processing International merger and a weak Q4 due to industry ...
  69. Invest In The Original S&P 500

    February 18, 2009
    An amazing number of the original companies in the S&amp;P 500 index are still trading. I'll pick out some interesting choices ...
  70. Growing Pains At Dr Pepper Snapple

    November 14, 2008
    While Dr Pepper must right-size its operations in a challenging environment, it has long-term potential as the third-largest ...
  71. Thanks To China, Yum Brands Delivers

    October 10, 2008
    We put Yum Brands' third-quarter earnings under the microscope. Will expansion to China continue to fuel growth?
  72. It's Not Easy Being Wimm-Bill-Dann

    September 3, 2008
    Fears of government intervention have shares of Russia's dairy leader near a 52-week low, but business continues to grow ...
  73. Buy Into Berkshire's Struggles

    August 25, 2008
    Warren Buffett's firm has been struggling in 2008 as it underperforms the major benchmarks. It could be time to take advantage ...
  74. Heckmann Loves Other People's Money

    August 14, 2008
    Richard Heckmann has been buying companies for years, usually with other people's money. We'll look at his latest foray into ...
  75. Regional Banks Trapped In The Florida Quagmire

    July 24, 2008
    Learn why banks like Regions Financial and SunTrust that sought treasure in the depths of the Florida markets now regret ...
  76. How To Spot A Home Run Stock

    June 23, 2008
    Every investor dreams of a hitting one out of the park. We pitch five potential homers your way.
  77. Gates Sipping Mexican Coca-Cola

    June 6, 2008
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation owns 3.78 million shares of Coca-Cola Fesma, one of Mexico's leading bottlers. Learn ...
  78. Stressed Consumers Seek Out Comfort Foods

    May 16, 2008
    In a tough economy, sweet and savory foods can help to ease the emotional pain. For an investor, comfort food makers offer ...
  79. Coca-Cola Co

    November 15, 2007
    Today we've chosen to take a look at the chart of Coca-Cola Co. (NYSE:KO) because the bulls were able to send the price above ...
  80. The Coke Brothers (CCE, COKE, CCH, KOF)

    June 1, 2007
    A rundown of the many companies that sell Coke worldwide.
  81. Cleaning Up With Clorox (CLX)

    April 27, 2007
    Widening margins and rapid debt reduction should make Clorox a long-term winner.
  82. The Cola Wars Continue (KO, PEP)

    April 24, 2007
    Coca-Cola's strong earnings results could mean good things are in store for PepsiCo shareholders as well.
  83. Wired (KO, PEP, SBUX)

    April 5, 2007
    The results of status quo and stagnation vs. anticipation and innovation at Coke and Pepsi. What is Starbucks to do?
  84. Margins Matter (MCD, WEN, BKC)

    February 15, 2007
    Just how important are margins on your stocks' prices?
  85. A Look at Economic Moats - Part 2

    November 23, 2005
    In this piece we'll explore different types of economic moats.
  86. Taking Beverages to the Extreme

    October 14, 2005
    One of the hotest markets in the US over the last five years has been energy drinks. But can the growth continue?
  87. Our View on Stock Options

    August 11, 2005
    In this piece, David Harper wades deep into the option expensing ruling and what this really means to investors.
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