AnnaLisa Kraft

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  • Why Aren't You Buying These Brainiac Stocks?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    The top 1% of brains is often reflected in the top 1% of wealth according to the article, "Of Brainiacs and Billionaires" by Dr. Jonathan Wai of Duke University. He mentions four big tech founders in particular, Sergey Brin of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Steve Jobs of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), and Bill Gates of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) as being identified in the top 1% of more »

  • If You're So Smart Why Aren't You Buying These Brainiac Stocks?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    The top 1% of brains is often reflected in the top 1% of wealth according to the article, "Of Brainiacs and Billionaires" by Dr. Jonathan Wai of Duke University. He mentions four big tech founders in particular, Sergey Brin of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Steve Jobs of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), and Bill Gates of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) as being identified in the top 1% of more »

  • Why Aren't You Buying These Brainiac Stocks?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, FB, GOOG, MSFT | Editor's Choice

    The top 1% of brains is often reflected in the top 1% of wealth according to the article, "Of Brainiacs and Billionaires" by Dr. Jonathan Wai of Duke University. He mentions four big tech founders in particular, Sergey Brin of Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), Steve Jobs of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), and Bill Gates of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) as being identified in the top 1% of more »

  • CEOs Ripe For Grilling

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - January 28, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, JCP, ZNGA | Editor's Choice

    There must be some truth gas they pipe into the Oprah studio that gets people to come clean. After Lance Armstrong finally admitted he had used performance enhancing drugs it crossed my mind there's several CEO's I'd like Oprah to grill. Their stocks could certainly use some performance enhancement, too. Maybe they could get some from Lance in the green room.

    Every Dog Has His Day on more »

  • The Twelve Days of Christmas Portfolio Song

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, BRK-A, TSLA, TIF, DIS | Editor's Choice

    As a special holiday gift to Fools everywhere I have wrapped up my summary of the best stocks going forward which taken altogether would make yourself a nice little portfolio with yield, growth, and diversification. Just sing it to yourself to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

     On the first day of Christmas (or insert your personal holiday here) my true love gave to me a Victoria’s more »

  • Krispy Kreme's Hot Now -- Earnings Preview

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 15, 2012 | Tickers: DNKN, BAGL, KKD, SBUX | Editor's Choice

    There's nothing more heart-warming than seeing the Hot Now sign lit outside a Krispy Kreme store on a brisk evening. Walk inside the steamy, sugary aroma-laden shop to see the assembly line, "Doughnut Theatre," the company calls it, at work with fresh hotly glazed dougnuts with your name on it. Since 1937 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD) has been glazing doughnuts and brewing coffee and is now found in more »

  • With A Name Like Smucker's, Earnings Have To Be Great

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: CAG, SJM, K, KRFT, MDLZ | Editor's Choice

    A family-run, century-old Ohio company has been one of the hottest tickets on Wall Street the last few years. Headquartered at One Strawberry Lane, it sounds too cozy and charming to be a 21st century stock on the move. But the J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM), famous as a purveyor of peanut butter and jellies, is now a large consumer staple brand. If you're cooking for the holidays more »

  • Too Late To The Party?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - October 17, 2012 | Tickers: CBS, CCO, LAMR | Editor's Choice

    You’ve arrived at the party, not so early enough that you’ve surprised your hostess in her bathrobe, but just early enough that the shrimp platter has just been put out, the appetizers are steaming hot, and the good bubbly is delightfully cold. More guests are beginning to arrive and there’s a jazzy atmosphere beginning to develop. You want to stay a while longer at this point. Then more »

  • 20 Things I Hate About Apple

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - September 20, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG, NUAN | Editor's Choice

    There's 20 things I hate about Apple:

    1. When I type on my iPad it turns proper names or unusual words into what it thinks it should be. I know what I meant to write..

    2. Steve Jobs, founder and CEO of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is gone and the product introductions and news will never be the same.

    3. Why does everyone have to call it the Apple "ecosystem more »

  • How Does Your Portfolio Grow?

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - August 23, 2012 | Tickers: MO, FCX, PFE, PM, RSO | Editor's Choice

    Designing an ever blooming portfolio is not that hard. It’s a lot like growing a flower garden of different plants that bloom at different times for an effect of constant blossom. You need a blend of evergreens, perennials that you plant once and keep coming back year after year, and annuals for a pop of color--but these won’t last forever.

     (Full disclosure: I used to like gardening until more »