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  • Concerned About a Market Pullback? Just Add Booze

    By Justin Carley - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: BUD, BEAM, BF-B, DEO, PDRDY.PK

    Alcohol stocks have historically been popular choices thanks to consistent earnings growth. The stocks continue to enjoy a favorable story as pricing remains robust and emerging market consumption gains traction. But investors are well aware that it takes more than a good story to make a stock a good buy. A great story without reasonable valuation is often a disaster waiting to happen. So where do alcohol stocks sit today more »

  • Keeping It Nice and Simple with Jim Beam

    By Matthew Luke - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, DEO, PDRDY.PK

    Do not make investing your own money a complicated endeavor. Sometimes we can fall into the investing trap that a complicated, difficult to understand investment is somehow the equivalent of a good investment. And sometimes it can be a good investment, but often it isn’t. Often it is the simplest things in life that make for the best long-term investments.

    Try this one: No matter where we live in more »

  • Great Investment in this Simple Company

    By Matthew Luke - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: DEO, LVMUY, PDRDY.PK

    One of the mistakes we investors can sometimes make is to assume that an overly-complicated investment is the same thing as a great investment. “I understand nothing about Company-X’s business model. It is so complicated that is must be great!” Often, however, the exact opposite can be true. The simplest companies and products can be the most consistently great long-term investments. By simply I am referring to companies selling more »

  • Boring Liquor's Exciting Opportunities

    By Matthew Luke - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, BF-B, DEO, HNZ, PDRDY.PK

    Boring companies can be some of the most exciting investment opportunities. When I say “boring" companies, I mean the types of companies that sell the types of products that have existed mostly unchanged for decades, if not longer. When looking for these types of boring investments, it does not get much more boring than the alcoholic beverage industry. Despite being boring, this industry is not entirely without a little excitement more »

  • Boring Liquor's Exciting Opportunity

    By Matthew Luke - March 15, 2013 | Tickers: BEAM, DGE, DEO, PDRDF.PK, PDRDY.PK | Editor's Choice

    Boring companies can be some of the most exciting investment opportunities. When I say “boring," I mean the types of companies that sell the types of products that have existed mostly unchanged for decades, if not longer. When looking for these types of boring investments, it does not get much more boring than the alcoholic beverage industry. And Pernod Ricard (NASDAQOTH: PDRDY), the 216-year old French wine and spirits maker, is a particularly boring company.

  • Investors: Consider Bubbles Certain to Burst

    By Michael Ugulini - February 1, 2013 | Tickers: MDLZ, PDRDY.PK

    The housing bubble has caused economic pain in the U.S. and elsewhere since 2008. Some investors are avoiding real estate investing all together. They should consider other bubbles certain to burst, which can provide a good ROI. This means chewing gum, bubbles for bathing, and champagne. Investors can enjoy these - literally and equity-wise - and invest in companies with bubbles that consumers enjoy.

    Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) knows a thing more »

  • Grab a Beer and Relax

    By Cecil Sales - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, PDRDY.PK, SBMRY

    The adult beverage trade has seen a good year in 2012. Stocks of companies such as SABMiller (NASDAQOTH: SBMRY)Pernod Ricard (NASDAQOTH: PDRDY) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) have done well. If you look at the stock price, it seems like everyone is having a drink. So let us take a look at these three companies and which one of them will be a good investment.

    Arguments for SABMiller

    SABMiller more »