Jake Safane

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  • Check the Media to Score From the NHL

    By Jake Safane - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: CMCSA, MSG, RCI

    At first glance, the NHL may not look like the most attractive sports league to put your money into, considering that 13 teams lost money last year. After a long lockout, though, the NHL has returned to the ice with a collective bargaining agreement that should make it easier for owners to turn a profit. For hockey fans and ordinary investors, there are a few opportunities to own a slice more »

  • Getting Your Portfolio in Shape for 2013

    By Jake Safane - January 4, 2013 | Tickers: GNC, MED, NTRI, VSI, WTW | Editor's Choice

    With a new year comes new resolutions, which for many Americans means losing weight or hitting the gym more. According to a study conducted for Bodybuilding.com, around two-thirds of adults who make resolutions start the year with a fitness goal. So every January, it may seem like a good idea to purchase a health-related stock, but you shouldn’t just follow a fad. 73% of the people who make more »

  • Chugging Along Towards Grande Growth

    By Jake Safane - December 24, 2012 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SBUX

    From K-Cups to Gingerbread Lattes, there’s no shortage of ways to get your caffeine fix. Still, this $45 billion dollar global industry continues to expand. In fact, the International Coffee Organization estimates that coffee production will increase by 8.4% in the year measured October 2012-September 2013 compared to the previous year.

    As sales rise, many investors are looking at companies like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) that more »

  • Piggybacking Off the NFL All the Way to the Piggy Bank

    By Jake Safane - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, CMCSA, NKE

    If there’s any doubt that football is the most popular sport in America, just look at the numbers. Nearly every week, an NFL game leads all other shows in ratings on network TV, and Monday Night Football leads the pack on cable. Contracts with FOX, NBC, and CBS give the league over $3 billion a year in revenue, more than the NBA and MLB combined. Even the fantasy version more »