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  1. Jack in the Box Launches $200 Million Buyback Plan

    September 24, 2015
    Fast food chain Jack in the Box (NASDAQ: JACK) recently announced a new $200 million buyback plan. The authorization, which ...
  2. McDonald's Launches Its Own Peace Day Initiative

    September 22, 2015
    Still reeling from the backlash it got for rejecting its rival's joint marketing proposal to support the United Nation's ...
  3. McDonald's Left Out of Peace Day Burger Blitz (DENN, MCD)

    September 21, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) made a whopper of an error when it denigrated Burger King's offer to join forces to celebrate Peace ...
  4. McDonald's All-Day Breakfast Has New Competition

    September 11, 2015
    Although McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) finally decided to offer all-day breakfast beginning October 6, it's likely a day late and ...
  5. 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: ...
  6. Denny's Wants to Horn In On the McWhopper

    September 1, 2015
    Burger King suddenly has a lot of takers for its burger mashup to benefit charity. Denny's (NASDAQ: DENN) said if McDonald's ...
  7. McDonald's Inks Second Franchising Deal in Russia

    August 27, 2015
    Hard as it is to believe, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has had but a single franchisee in Russia ... until now, that is. Last ...
  8. Survey Shows Need for McDonald's All-Day Breakfast

    August 26, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) customers have long lamented that late-morning turnover where the company switches its breakfast ...
  9. McDonald's Finally Launches a Loyalty App

    August 18, 2015
    Investors might want to ask McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), "What took you so long?" The fast food chain is launching a loyalty ...
  10. McDonald's Plans to Shrink Its U.S. Operations

    August 14, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCS) recently announced that it would shrink its U.S. presence by 59 locations this year. The company ...
  11. Now McDonald's Is Testing Table Service

    August 13, 2015
    No doubt because the people taking your order behind the register are always so pleasant, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) thinks ...
  12. Wal-Mart Shows Problem With Raising Minimum Wage (WMT, MCD)

    August 10, 2015
    Although Bloomberg Business called it an "unintended consequence" of Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) raising the minimum wage of some ...
  13. Wendy's Poses a New Threat to McDonald's

    August 10, 2015
    As if McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) did not have enough to worry about, rival Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) is poised to cut the burger ...
  14. How Russian Sanctions Impact Western Companies

    August 5, 2015
    Last month the EU agreed to extend sanctions first imposed on Russia last year for the hostile involvement in Ukraine and ...
  15. Wendy's Experiments with Antibiotic-Free Chicken

    August 4, 2015
    With Wendy's (NASDAQ: WEN) announcing it will soon begin serving an antibiotic-free chicken next month, it is clear the ...
  16. Maybe McDonald's Needs to Go Upscale After All

    July 31, 2015
    Better burger chains like Five Guys and Smashburger have pressured McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) into a three-year slide in comparable ...
  17. Burger King Sales Rise on New Menu Items (QSR, CMG)

    July 30, 2015
    While McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) continues to struggle with its product mix, one of the company's chief rivals has figured out ...
  18. Costco Dumps Chilean Salmon Over Antibiotics Usage

    July 29, 2015
    Unable to effectively vaccinate against a bacteria sweeping through farm-raised salmon, Chilean farmers have resorted to ...
  19. Starbucks Tops Earnings Estimates (SBUX, DNKN)

    July 27, 2015
    Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on both the top ...
  20. Another Ugly Quarter for McDonald's

    July 27, 2015
    When is it going to stop? The second quarter earnings results McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) released last week revealed the ugly ...
  21. Burger King Franchisees Chow Down on Acquisitions (QSR, MCD)

    July 27, 2015
    If so-called "better burger" shops like Five Guys and BurgerFi are really causing the customer drain at traditional fast ...
  22. McDonald's Finally Giving People What They Want?

    July 24, 2015
    If there's one thing people have wanted from McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) more than anything else, it's the chance to get a McMuffin ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Did You Know There Is a Secret McDonald's Menu?

    July 23, 2015
    Have you ever wished you could have an Egg McMuffin with a burger patty? What about a sandwich that combines the company's ...
  25. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    July 21, 2015
    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  26. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    July 21, 2015
    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  27. Mondelez, Hershey, and Kraft Team Up for S'mores (HSY, KHC)

    July 21, 2015
    Brand partnerships are nothing new, and co-branding can help companies share costs while increasing sales. But the pact ...
  28. McDonald's Franchisees Worried About the Future

    July 21, 2015
    In addition to falling sales, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has an even bigger problem on its hands. Franchise owners are losing ...
  29. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  30. McDonald's Franchisees Full of Doom and Gloom

    July 17, 2015
    Things are going from bad to worse at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), according to its franchisees. Former Janney Capital Markets ...
  31. Yum! Brands Dismisses China Division Spinoff

    July 16, 2015
    Although the Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) second quarter earnings report showed that its recovery from a food quality scandal ...
  32. McDonald's Misfires Again With Lobster Sandwich

    July 16, 2015
    Quick, what is the first place you think of when you want a nice, juicy lobster? Wherever you chose, I am guessing McDonald's ...
  33. Will Starbucks Customers Accept a Price Hike? (SBUX, DNKN)

    July 8, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), which already charges premium prices compared to rival coffee sellers like Dunkin' Donuts and ...
  34. McDonald's Turns to Healthy Foods, Minions

    July 7, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has tried a number of new initiatives to reverse its sliding sales in the United States. Some, such ...
  35. Why Hasn't McDonald's Beaten The Dow Recently?

    June 29, 2015
    McDonald's has underperformed the Dow Industrials since 2009, but a reorganization and buyback could turn things around.
  36. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  37. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  38. Most Iconic Restaurant Chains That No Longer Exist (MCD, SHAK)

    June 18, 2015
    Here is a list of the top 6 restaurant chains that once spotted the United States with multiple locations, but which today ...
  39. How Google Maps Makes Money

    June 11, 2015
    Find out how Google Maps generates revenue through subtle techniques that many users may not even be aware of.
  40. Top 5 Most Profitable Hotel Companies

    June 10, 2015
    How can companies control so many properties and rooms? The same way McDonald’s controls 35,000 restaurants: franchise agreements.
  41. Can Mcdonalds Survive Against Fast Casual?

    May 21, 2015
    Can this fast food chain survive against fast casual competitors like Chipotle Mexican Grill?
  42. Who are Chipotle's (CMG) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about Chipotle's four main competitors in the fast casual dining sector of the restaurant business, and how fast casual ...
  43. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    May 14, 2015
    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  44. Coupling Cross-Verification With Trading Tricks

    May 10, 2015
    Cross-verification identifies the convergence of unrelated technical information at a narrow price level.
  45. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    April 16, 2015
    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  46. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular? (CMG, MCD)

    April 13, 2015
    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  47. Why 'Menu' is a 4-Letter Word at McDonald's

    April 3, 2015
    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
  48. Feed Your Appetite For Chipotle Stock with Options

    March 30, 2015
    Chipotle's stock may be out of the average person's price range, but options in-the-money call options offer a way to invest ...
  49. The Key to McDonald's? 70 Million Customers a Day

    March 20, 2015
    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  50. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    February 12, 2015
    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  51. Fast Food Versus Fast Casual: Which is More Profitable?

    February 5, 2015
    Between fast food and fine dining lies the rapidly growing fast casual business sector. It's market share is growing. Are ...
  52. How to Book a 24% Annual Return on a 7-Cent Move in McDonald's

    February 3, 2015
    Above all the earnings and geopolitical news last week, the big headline was a turnover in the executive suite of the Golden ...
  53. Corporate Tax Inversion

    January 23, 2015
    U.S. companies like Burger King use corporate tax inversion to take advantage of lower taxes abroad.
  54. Profit from Consumer Spending with this ETF (VCR)

    December 19, 2014
    As Americans finish purchasing the last of their holiday gifts, the consumer discretionary sector will continue to be one ...
  55. Pick The Right Options To Trade In Six Steps

    November 12, 2014
    Use the six-step PROVES method to pick an option to trade.
  56. When Is A Franchise The Right Investment For You?

    October 22, 2014
    Do you have the right mix of credit, capital and business savvy to make you an ideal candidate for buying a franchise?
  57. Invest In Dividend Aristocrats With This ETF

    October 21, 2014
    When volatility and uncertainty take over it pays to be strategic when looking for returns. That's why investors should watch ...
  58. Entrepreneur Vs. Small Business Owner, Defined

    September 25, 2014
    An entrepreneur is different from a small business owner, and requires a different temperament.
  59. So You Wanna Buy A Franchise?

    September 5, 2014
    Franchises are growing more popular with entrepreneurs. Here's why and what to expect from them.
  60. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  61. McDonald's Can No Longer Thrive on Just Burgers And Fries

    March 20, 2014
    Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites. The burger chain ...
  62. Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    March 18, 2014
    A simple yet invaluable look into the key themes Warren Buffett repeats in his annual letter to shareholders.
  63. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  64. Burger King’s Stock Looks Tasty

    October 29, 2013
    Burger King Worldwide yesterday reported it earned an adjusted profit of 23 cents per share two cents higher than analysts ...
  65. Reviewing Assets On The Balance Sheet

    October 14, 2013
    A firm uses its assets to generate sales and bottom-line profits for shareholders. A healthy company will continually grow ...
  66. The Many Challenges To McDonald's Growth

    October 4, 2013
    Ever since Don Thompson became Chief Executive of McDonald&rsquo;s (NYSE:MCD) last year, he has had a rough go of it. Wall ...
  67. Income, Value and Growth Stocks

    August 1, 2013
    Investors who buy stocks generally seek one of three criteria: undervalued holdings, growth potential or steady income. The ...
  68. The Value Of Sin Stocks

    July 31, 2013
    On the whole, these sinful stocks offer little value to society, that doesn't mean they don't have value for investors.
  69. Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks

    July 26, 2013
    Starbucks Shows Why It&#39;s Starbucks by Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Alright, Will Ashworth, you win this round! One quarter ...
  70. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    July 16, 2013
    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of ...
  71. Noodles Doubles In IPO Debut: Time To Sell?

    July 3, 2013
    Fast Casual restaurant chain Noodles and Company (Nasdaq:NDLS) priced its IPO June 27 at $18. In its first day of trading ...
  72. Investing For The Global Diabetes Epidemic

    May 31, 2013
    Sadly, diabetes is quickly becoming a global epidemic. Within these grim statistics, investors can find opportunities with ...
  73. Sysco's Reputation Seems More Durable Than Its Growth

    May 7, 2013
    Sysco seems to be trading more on reputation than reality today.
  74. Will Quantitative Easing Be Japan's Savior?

    April 19, 2013
    The quantitative easing program, recently announced by the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, is for a cash ...
  75. The 'Controversial' Advice That's Worked Every Time in the Past ...

    December 11, 2012
    It's a question we've been getting almost daily from our subscribers: "What does the fiscal cliff mean for stocks, and how ...
  76. Sysco Can't Fight A Low Tide

    November 7, 2012
    Sysco's volume growth is weak, but this isn't a one quarter story. What Sysco has achieved over the years is remarkable, ...
  77. What Makes a Great Income Stock

    September 14, 2012
    While many newcomers to the income sector would immediately say “yield,” that's not the case. To find a good long-term income ...
  78. 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?
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. McDonald's Off The Dollar Menu

    October 28, 2011
    McDonald's is gaining share and continuing to excel.
  83. Sysco Humming Along

    May 11, 2011
    Sysco is navigating food inflation reasonably well and looks like a solid conservative growth name.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. How Commercials Impact Stock Prices

    May 14, 2010
    Commercials can entertain or enrage, but can they move a company's stock price?
  88. The Lazy Man's ETF Portfolio

    April 30, 2010
    How will a lazy man's portfolio of four ETFs fare against four selected holdings?
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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.
  92. Fast Food Stocks In Review

    December 24, 2009
    Although fast food companies were a mixed bag in 2009, there are still several strong players to choose from.
  93. 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.
  94. Stocks That Can Burn You

    October 12, 2009
    Investors should always be mindful of the downside risk before purchasing any shares of stock.
  95. McDonald's: Investors Are Lovin' It

    July 16, 2009
    McDonald's $70.7 billion in sales towers above its competitors and it's not showing any signs of weakness.
  96. Invest With The Gates Foundation

    June 17, 2009
    Bill Gates didn't become the world's richest person being lucky. Learn about the man who handles his money.
  97. Tool Franchisers Fight For Financing

    June 10, 2009
    Snap-on and Matco Tools are competing for franchisees, but less available financing makes it a tough go.
  98. Starbucks' Growth Aspirations Might Come at a Cost (SBUX)

    March 26, 2007
    Starbucks has a bold plan to open 10,000 new stores, but such rapid expansion in a short time could come at a high price.
  99. Starbucks' Dream of 40,000 Stores

    March 21, 2007
    Starbucks wants to reach 40,000 outlets, but the economy and McDonald's could block that goal.
  100. Starbucks Set To Pick Up (SBUX)

    February 20, 2007
    With strong growth prospects in the mix, SBUX shares look like a good bargain at current prices.
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