Consumer Goods Funds

  • Zombie Apocalypse or Epic Buying Opportunity?

    By Liz Hoffmann - July 20, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, GIS, GRPN, KRFT, PG | Editor's Choice

    We've all heard the hype about an impending Zombie Apocalypse.  You know, the day when some random nuclear event awakens, animates, and emboldens zombies everywhere. Hungry zombies will roam the countryside in throngs, seeking out that broken-down bus of hapless tourists.  The tourists will be stuck in the middle of the woods, it will be either dawn or twilight, and every single one of them will be immobilized with more »

  • Emerging Markets Middle Class Screams Investment Opportunity

    By Tony Daltorio - May 1, 2012 | Tickers: GGEM, ECON, BRAQ, CHIQ, EEM

    The global economy is changing rapidly and so is the investment world, offering many opportunities to shrewd investors. To see evidence of this change, investors have to look no further than the emergence of a middle class in the emerging economies. 

    Take a look at the raw numbers as compiled in a report titled Global Trends 2030 by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). Based on current trends, the study more »

  • Will Lululemon Turn Sour?

    By George Liu - March 5, 2012 | Tickers: AAPL, GPS, LULU, NKE, JWN | Editor's Choice

    The Overview

    Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) has been faring very well lately. Its stock has broken out of a deep base established in early 2012 to skyrocket 41.8% in three months. Currently, Lululemon is up 51.1% YTD and is hovering extremely close to its 52-week high. Moreover, Stifel Nicolaus recently raised its price target on Lululemon to $77 a share, satisfied by the ability of Lululemon to continually more »

  • Kraft Has Certainly Been Busy

    By Tim Brugger - January 17, 2012 | Tickers: GIS, K, KRFT

    If nothing else, Kraft (NASDAQ: KRFT) has not sat idle these past several months. Investors will have heard the announced split between the grocery and snacks businesses. But either in preparation for, or in conjunction with the tax-free spin-off expected to be complete by year end, management is earning their keep.

    Here are a few notable deals and transactions, most announced in the last week or two:

    According to a more »