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  1. Kellogg Looking Like A Better Part Of A Complete Portfolio

    August 16, 2012
    Kellogg may be seeing the turn in its business.
  2. Sysco Muddling Through

    August 16, 2012
    Sysco is doing better than the restaurant industry, but not better enough.
  3. Middleby Not On The Value Menu

    August 14, 2012
    Middleby is a legitimate growth story, but an expensive one. It's probably best to wait for a pullback before buying into ...
  4. Brazil Limiting The Happy In Arcos Dorados Happy Meals

    August 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados, one of McDonalds' larger operators in Latin America, is suffering from a weak Brazilian economy, but the growth ...
  5. Two More Reheats Heading To The IPO Market

    August 7, 2012
    CKE Restaurants and Bloomin' Brands are coming back to the public markets for a second time.
  6. Why Is Walmart Evil, But Amazon Isn't?

    July 27, 2012
    Walmart is one of the most hated companies in America, but why does Amazon get away with many of the same policies?
  7. Bull Vs. Bear: Olympic Advertising Is A Waste Of Shareholders' ...

    July 24, 2012
    No company can really say with certainty whether its Olympic sponsorship earned a positive return, which is reason enough ...
  8. Street To Chipotle - Queremos More Growth, Now!

    July 20, 2012
    Chipotle's weakening comps disrupt a model that had no room for error.
  9. Mind The Moving Parts At Yum!

    July 20, 2012
    Yum!'s growth story is still intact, but the valuation already includes that.
  10. 4 Socially Responsible Stocks To Watch

    June 26, 2012
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  11. Food Stocks For The Long Run

    June 26, 2012
    Food certainly is not an exciting business, but excitement invites competition and competition can disrupt profits.
  12. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  13. Tobacco Stocks: Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

    May 22, 2012
    Plenty of judgment can be passed on the habit of tobacco consumption and the reality is the habit has been proven to be toxic ...
  14. Poor Margins Go To Chiquita's Core

    May 10, 2012
    Chiquita has been a stock that has rewarded purchases made in the worst of times, and with the stock carving out some new ...
  15. Sysco Looks Stuck

    May 9, 2012
    Sysco is finding that the old tricks aren't working anymore.
  16. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America to your ...
  17. McDonald's Is Made For Investors

    April 24, 2012
    McDonald's growth in recent years has been nothing short of stellar, and is expected to continue at a very steady and respectable ...
  18. Three Reasons To Own Virtus Investment Partners

    April 24, 2012
    Virtus' stock has performed admirably since its spin-off from The Phoenix Companies in 2008. Despite the stellar performance, ...
  19. Chipotle Just Keeps Getting Hotter

    April 20, 2012
    Chipotle's results continue to be the exception in the restaurant industry, but valuation has been inflated by excitement ...
  20. Buy Emerging or Developed Markets?

    April 19, 2012
    Jim Lowell, editor of Fidelity Investor, shares his view on where in the world to invest, suggesting investors not forget ...
  21. Burger King Coming Back To The Market

    April 9, 2012
    Burger King's quick return to the market raises questions.
  22. 8 Ways to Grab Emerging-Market Growth

    March 31, 2012
    RDM Financial CEO Ron Weiner explains why he advises individuals to use ETFs and mutual funds for emerging-world exposure. ...
  23. Own The Barron's 30

    March 30, 2012
    On March 24, Barron's profiled 30 of the world's best CEOs. To invest in all of the Barron's 30, it's almost easier to buy ...
  24. 2 Closed-End Funds for Global Dividends

    March 27, 2012
    Today, MoneyShow.com hears from Kevin Shacknofsky about strategies for capturing growth and dividends in two funds he manages, ...
  25. Krispy Kreme Looks Overseas For Profit

    March 27, 2012
    It remains to be seen whether Krispy Kreme can return to posting consistent profit growth going forward.
  26. Dividends That Will Keep Growing

    March 26, 2012
    The value that these companies have created over the years is mainly due to the dividends they pay out to investors.
  27. The Job Market Hurts Companies, Too

    March 22, 2012
    While unemployment plagues workers, it is also a problem for companies who can't find skilled workers for the jobs they have.
  28. S&P 500's Most Oversold Stocks

    March 21, 2012
    Several prominent S&amp;P 500 stocks haven’t been bid up to technically overbought conditions in the recent rally, potentially ...
  29. 5 Reasons to Love Dividend Growth

    March 15, 2012
    What a smart strategy for DIY investors: It’s idiot and inflation proof, it’s money for nothing…and best of all, it works, ...
  30. Arcos Dorados Feels The Squeeze

    March 8, 2012
    Arcos Dorados has some near-term pain, but above-average potential for long-term gain.
  31. Delta: The King of All Option Greeks

    March 7, 2012
    More than the other option "Greeks," Delta has the biggest impact on trading profits and losses, says thinkorswim’s Joe Kinahan, ...
  32. Wendy's Looks To Be A Cut Above

    March 7, 2012
    Wendy’s has much work to do to revitalize what used to be an iconic restaurant brand.
  33. Dunkin' Brands Definitely A Hot Cup Of Coffee

    February 14, 2012
    Dunkin' has great growth potential, but major expectations to match.
  34. Emerging Market Exposure By Investing Locally

    February 14, 2012
    Emerging markets undoubtedly will be the growth engines of the future. For investors, playing that growth doesn’t necessary ...
  35. Yum! Brands Gives Its Skeptics Indigestion

    February 9, 2012
    Yum! saw fine growth in the fourth quarter, largely due to its successful operations in China, and its stock is fairly valued.
  36. Sysco Not Exactly Feasting

    February 9, 2012
    Sysco's stock seems a little below fair value, but margins have hit a rough patch and you should probably look elsewhere ...
  37. Is the Fast Food King Still a Good Buy?

    February 6, 2012
    The company has been as steady as anyone could hope, but that doesn’t mean it’s always a good time to buy, especially if ...
  38. Chipotle Still Sizzling

    February 3, 2012
    While Chipotle will likely see strong business in 2012, an investment in the fast food company may not be as hot.
  39. Zhongpin Could Be Hog Heaven For Investors

    January 17, 2012
    Zhongpin is risky for many reasons, but potentially a big winner.
  40. A Focus On Dividend Growth

    January 16, 2012
    With interest rates continuing to hold at super-low levels, now could be great time to institute a dividend growth strategy.
  41. Panera Heads North Of The Border

    January 10, 2012
    Panera continues its Canadian expansion after opening three bakery-cafés in the Toronto-area in 2011, with five more planned ...
  42. Fast Food for Turbulent Times

    January 9, 2012
    This year will likely continue the trends we saw in late 2011, but there are still some stocks worth buying, writes Ron ...
  43. Arcos Dorados - Rare Or Overcooked?

    December 22, 2011
    Arcos Dorados has risks aplenty, but it could reward patient growth investors.
  44. A Game-Changing Technology For Restaurants

    December 19, 2011
    Restaurants that figure out how to make this new technology work stand to gain a fortune. Restaurants that don't figure it ...
  45. December 16, 2011 Market Summary

    December 16, 2011
    The market continues to drift back.
  46. Nathan's Famous Goes Dutch

    December 9, 2011
    The well known maker of hot dogs is buying up to 500,000 shares of its stock in a dutch auction at prices between $20-$22.
  47. 5 Stocks For a Stable, Dividend Portfolio

    December 1, 2011
    Five stocks with dividend yields above 2.5% and trade with low volatility.
  48. Canadians, Look Before You Leap South

    November 22, 2011
    Before painting their portfolios red, white, and blue, Canadian income investors need to understand the drawbacks of playing ...
  49. How to Use Technicals to Trade ETFs

    November 7, 2011
    A couple of health-care growth names are performing well after earnings, says Ken Shreve, who also shares his methodology ...
  50. McDonald's Off The Dollar Menu

    October 28, 2011
    McDonald's is gaining share and continuing to excel.
  51. BJ's Restaurants: Expensive But Worth It

    October 21, 2011
    BJ's Restaurants is a top-performing stock in the restaurant industry in 2011. The stock is expensive but there's good reason ...
  52. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    September 28, 2011
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  53. Monster Stocks Set To Move Higher

    September 8, 2011
    stocks that have been ignoring the markets
  54. 4 Defensive Names Near All-Time Highs

    September 2, 2011
    Consumers are continuing to spend in certain categories, and some discretionary names have notched new price highs, even ...
  55. 2 Global Funds with a Large-Cap Tilt

    August 19, 2011
    Joe Pitzl and Jason Good say retail investors can benefit from some exposure to large caps, including global stocks. They ...
  56. Tyson Almost Ready To Serve

    August 11, 2011
    Tyson is oh-so close to being an interesting buy candidate.
  57. McDonald's Continues To Reinvent

    July 28, 2011
    McDonalds continues to defy the normal rules of growth and leverage.
  58. ConocoPhillips Is A Strong Buy

    July 28, 2011
    This oil giant has been experiencing strong top and bottom line growth over the last three years, yet remains undervalued.
  59. Food Costs Bite Chipotle

    July 22, 2011
    Given the benign sell off in the stock price, it appears that most investors see many more quarters of solid growth ahead.
  60. Investors Feasting on Restaurant Stocks

    June 29, 2011
    Restaurant stocks continue to hit all-time highs.
  61. Dow 30 Stocks With Good Dividends

    June 21, 2011
    For all of you dividend fiends out there, we combed through the Dow 30 to find some of the best yielding stocks...
  62. Can Arby's Ever Find A Stable Home?

    June 14, 2011
    Arby's passes to yet another buyer in the hopes of a lasting turnaround.
  63. Waiting To Warm Up To Middleby

    May 16, 2011
    Middleby continues to build share, but the stock is no bargain.
  64. Darling International's Darling Quarter

    May 16, 2011
    Darling is indeed a darling of investors today. The company is enjoying great growth in a stable industry that it virtually ...
  65. Sysco Humming Along

    May 11, 2011
    Sysco is navigating food inflation reasonably well and looks like a solid conservative growth name.
  66. Chipotle Still Smokin'

    April 25, 2011
    Chipotle has gone beyond any reasonable valuation, but that won't matter if growth stays strong.
  67. 7 Companies With Big Dividends

    April 5, 2011
    Learn about seven stocks that are in position to offer high-yield dividends for years to come.
  68. Traders Showing An Appetite For Restaurant Stocks

    March 30, 2011
    Traders Showing An Appetite For Restaurant Stocks
  69. The Impact Of Rising Coffee Prices

    March 24, 2011
    Almost all food prices are inflating rapidly, and coffee is one of the fastest climbers. Find out how this will affect inventory ...
  70. Good Stocks Vs. Good Businesses

    January 18, 2011
    Contrary to popular belief, it's better to pay a fair price for a great company than a great price for a fair one. We'll ...
  71. 2010's Highest Performing DJIA stocks

    December 14, 2010
    Check out 2010's highest-performing DJIA stocks.
  72. Sysco Still On Simmer

    November 9, 2010
    Sysco is growing a bit, but not enough to be interesting.
  73. 5 Low-Beta DJIA Stocks

    October 22, 2010
    Check out five low-beta stocks that can help you to diversify your portfolio.
  74. Yum! Brands Looking Pretty Tasty In China

    October 7, 2010
    China's appetite for fast food is fueling double-digit growth at this restaurant operator.
  75. Flagging Restaurant Stocks Look Less Than Appetizing

    September 22, 2010
    Flagging Restaurant Stocks Look Less Than Appetizing
  76. Presidential Cycle Winners

    September 20, 2010
    The presidential cycle is one of the few Wall Street strategies that has the numbers to back it up, and we are in the midst ...
  77. 5 Stock Sectors To Hold If The Market Crashes

    September 2, 2010
    Equities can seem scary when the economy is volatile, but these holdings can be profitable in the long run.
  78. Roll With Your Spinoff

    August 17, 2010
    If you own a stock that's contemplating a spinoff, consider the possibility that the new entity rather than the parent is ...
  79. Coinstar: Cheap DVDs, Cheap Stock?

    August 17, 2010
    Coinstar's stock isn't cheap, but considering the possible growth opportunities, it may still be a bargain.
  80. Tasty Breakfast Stocks

    July 30, 2010
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and some of the companies serving it a worth a look.
  81. Rebounding Airline Industry?

    July 30, 2010
    Risk-averse investors who don't mind volatility and expect airlines to prosper could find the industry attractive as passengers ...
  82. The Next McDonald's

    June 30, 2010
    Should investors take a nibble on any of the chains looking to unseat McDonald's?
  83. Who Will Win The Coffee War?

    June 17, 2010
    With many companies competing for your morning coffee, it can be hard to pick a leader.
  84. Ignore The Crowd

    June 15, 2010
    The human psyche is not trained to do things alone. However, in investing, the spoils often go to the one who is not afraid ...
  85. 3 Stocks With Revenue Growth Greater Than Earnings Growth

    June 3, 2010
    All three of these stocks should do well in the coming months as the economy continues to improve.
  86. The World Cup 2010 Portfolio

    June 2, 2010
    Stocks that could really score during the World Cup 2010.
  87. Starbucks And Franchising Make Sense

    May 28, 2010
    Starbucks recently announced it was offering franchises of its Seattle's Best Coffee brand. I'll look at why this makes sense.
  88. Wendy's Up, Arby's Down

    May 19, 2010
    The Wendy's side of Wendy's/Arby's continues to perform well, while the Arby's side holds the company back.
  89. How Commercials Impact Stock Prices

    May 14, 2010
    Commercials can entertain or enrage, but can they move a company's stock price?
  90. Meaty Results From Zhongpin And Tyson

    May 12, 2010
    The U.S. food market is cyclical and slow-growing, but overseas markets may still hold promise for investors.
  91. Sysco Delivers More

    May 5, 2010
    Decades of organic growth and acquisitions have given Sysco a formidable edge in the food distribution segment.
  92. The Lazy Man's ETF Portfolio

    April 30, 2010
    How will a lazy man's portfolio of four ETFs fare against four selected holdings?
  93. 5 Stocks From McDonald's Portfolio

    April 27, 2010
    Take a look inside the profit sharing and savings portfolio McDonald's runs for its employees.
  94. McDonald's Delivers Extra Value

    April 23, 2010
    The uncertain economy currently facing consumers today will likely create favorable headwinds for McDonald's going forward.
  95. 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 ...
  96. Chipotle Keeps Rolling

    February 16, 2010
    Chipotle could be a tasty meal at these prices.
  97. Sysco Delivers The Goods

    February 3, 2010
    Sysco's valuable assets and excellent future growth potential comes at a reasonable price, despite shares currently trading ...
  98. Self-Serve Kiosks: The Payoff Is Huge

    February 3, 2010
    Big things are happening in self-serve. Here's what investors can do to benefit.
  99. Acquisitions: The Good And The Bad

    February 3, 2010
    Cadbury bought Snapple in 2000 for $1.45 billion. Ten years later, it's hard to tell if the deal was worth it.
  100. What Happens When Kraft And Cadbury Merge?

    January 27, 2010
    Kraft and Cadbury are set to merge. How will this affect the company's future?
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