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  • Big Moats for Your First Stocks

    By Dave Koppenheffer - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: LULU, NKE, SODA

    Previously, I began digging into the fundamentals of Nike (NYSE: NKE), Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), and Sodastream (NASDAQ: SODA). Today, I'll continue analysis by considering the strength of each company’s economic moat.

    Swoosh, there it is

    Unquestionably, Nike’s brand name is its greatest asset. The brand ranks at number 26 on Forbes list of the most powerful brands with an estimated value of nearly $16 billion. For more »

  • 3 Questions to Take a Bite Out of Your First Stocks

    By Dave Koppenheffer - April 1, 2013 | Tickers: LULU, NKE, SODA

    Recently, I was watching the TV show “Shark Tank,” in which business pitches from aspiring entrepreneurs are accessed by a panel of potential investors. While watching, I noticed specific questions and themes repeating themselves again and again. It occurred to me that, by applying those practices to my investing, I could become a better investor myself. So, let’s dive into the Shark Tank, and take our first strokes toward more »

  • 2 Big Questions Surrounding The Future Of Men's Wearhouse

    By Dave Koppenheffer - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, JOSB, MW

    Recently, I wrote an article about the pros and cons of Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW), Jos. A. Bank (NASDAQ: JOSB), and J.C. Penny (NYSE: JCP). Little did I know that one of them was going to see some major action soon after I posted my write-up. On March 14th, shares of Men’s Wearhouse exploded 19% to $34.60. But that was over a week ago, since then more »

  • Will These 3 Suit Stocks Have Your Portfolio Looking Sharp?

    By Dave Koppenheffer - March 11, 2013 | Tickers: JCP, JOSB, MW

    When you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you play good, and when you play good, you get paid good. So today, let’s take a look at three companies that have had men looking sharp for decades: Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW), Jos. A. Bank (NASDAQ: JOSB), and J.C. Penny (NYSE: JCP).

    So suit up for a look at the overall market for men more »

  • What Fantasy Football Taught Me About Investing

    By Dave Koppenheffer - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: ANGI, HD, JNJ

    As a brand new investor, it can be hard to wrap your head around what exactly it is you’re doing. And being perpetually confused -- as I often am -- I've found it best to draw comparisons from things that I do understand. Consider the question: How does one build a portfolio? I pondered the question for a while, and I decided, well, it seems a lot like building a more »

  • Are These 3 Stocks a Home Run for Investors?

    By Dave Koppenheffer - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: DKS, JAH, NKE

    Freshly cut grass, the smell of leather, the roar of the crowd--it must be that time of year again. Baseball is coming back! And while the changing of the seasons may hold a sense of child-like wonderment for some, for companies like Jarden (NYSE: JAH), Nike (NYSE: NKE), and Dick’s Sporting Good (NYSE: DKS), America’s greatest past time smells more like cold hard cash.

    So lace up your more »

  • Is Activision Blizzard Running Out of Ammunition?

    By Dave Koppenheffer - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, EA, MSFT, TTWO

    Video games may be rotting our brains, but with Activision Blizzard’s (NASDAQ: ATVI) growth in both net income and revenue from 2011 to 2012, it doesn’t look like they’re rotting anyone’s wallet. The boost in profits led to a nice jump in the company’s stock price; a jump that caught the eye of…well, almost everyone with eyes.   

    All that sounds great, but as a more »

  • Are These 3 Gaming Stocks Right for a First-Time Investor?

    By Dave Koppenheffer - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, GME, NTDOY.PK, NTDOF

    Recently, Matt Koppenheffer, my brother and current writer/analyst at The Motley Fool, offered up a challenge. He said, "Dave, someone needs to make a statement! Someone needs to prove to the millions, upon millions of people out there that anyone can become a successful investor." 

    Okay, so maybe it wasn't quite that dramatic, but regardless, the gauntlet had been thrown down! And I have accepted the challenge. Like more »