• Investing in Cuba: Congressional Hardliners ‘Traders’ to the Cause

    By Nick Slepko - September 19, 2012 | Tickers: KO, KOF, SBMRY.PK

    Since 2001, America’s private sector has sold over $4 billion in agricultural, medical, and other goods to Cuba.  Who are these American traders?  If you ask the US government, they’ll tell you it’s a secret (if they tell you anything at all).

    In a new twist on insider trading, the small group of elected officials that take a hardline on continuing the US embargo on Cuba also more »

  • Billionaire vs Big Booze

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - September 2, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, DEO, TAP, SBMRY.PK

    “Drink less, work more” exhorted Australian billionaire and world’s richest woman Gina Rinehart to her fellow Aussies in her recent column in Australian Investment and Resources Magazine. It's likely this won't go down so well Down Under, considering she inherited a $75 million grubstake from her mining tycoon daddy and has leveraged that up to $30 billion from the rise in prices for her homeland’s natural more »

  • Liquor Before Beer, Portfolio in the Clear?

    By Daniel Miller - August 8, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, BEAM, SAM, DEO, SBMRY.PK

    My traditional way of ending business trips is with a double whiskey, tall glass and only a splash of coke. It’s as close as I get to my college era these days, gladly.  I decided even my portfolio could use a sip of alcohol. The epic question is, Beer before Liquor? The Dow hit 13,000 last week, yet most of us still have warranted uncertainty regarding the global more »

  • This Beer Giant has Room to Grow

    By Daniel James - July 27, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, HEINY, SBMRY.PK

    Especially now, during times of economic and financial turmoil, I favor large cap names producing goods and services that people use on a daily basis. I will make no secret of the fact that I regularly indulge in a frosty brew, and I’m quite sure I’m not the only one.

    Living in the Netherlands, one of the things we pride ourselves on is the quality of our beer more »

  • Grab Yourself Some BREW

    By Eric Tommarello - July 10, 2012 | Tickers: SAM, BREW, SBMRY.PK | Editor's Choice

    As summer scorches onward, it seems appropriate to stop and take a look at the beer industry.  Recently, Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM) has dominated the headlines with 3 consecutive earnings reports crushing expectations and an ever-increasing 52-week high.  Yet there could be a dark horse lurking in the form of Craft Brew Alliance (NASDAQ: BREW), one of SAM’s competitors in the craft beer industry.

    First things first, let’s more »

  • It's Last Call, and Molson Coors is Lonely

    By Chase Kimball - June 20, 2012 | Tickers: TAP, SBMRY.PK | Editor's Choice

    Today, Molson Coors (NYSE: TAP) finalized their $3.5 Billion buyout of StarBev and officially created Molson Coors Central Europe.  This acquisition brings aboard such recognizable brands as Apatinsko, Kamenitza, and Staropramen.  Huh?  I'd never heard of them either.  Apparently, Starbev had $1 Billion in sales last year, mostly in its home countries of Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro.  This would constitute (according to a more »

  • 3 Beers—I Mean Stocks—You Should Avoid

    By Matthew McMichen - June 11, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, AAPL, GOOG, TAP, SBMRY.PK

    You can't ask for a better investment find than one in which you not only believe in the company's growth potential, but you also believe in the company as a whole. Unfortunately, in today's world, such an investment is truly a rare find.  I'm not simply talking about a company you like that happens to be on a growth track.  I'm talking about a company more »

  • Monster Acquisition Rumors

    By Eric Novinson - May 1, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, KO, MNST, PEP, SBMRY.PK

    Rumors about Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) planning to purchase Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) sent Monster shares soaring today, at one point reaching nearly $84 per share, although Monster's share price dropped back down to $65 after Coca-Cola announced that it did not plan to buy Monster. Coca-Cola's decision today probably means that Monster won't be acquired in the near future, because if the stock costs too much for more »