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Just How Bad Was Coca-Cola’s Quarter?

It’s never fun when you wake up, check out the market, and see one of your holdings down big. That’s especially the case when it’s one of your defensive holdings. Names like Coca-Cola (KO) are supposed to be boring, right? They’re supposed to be predictable and reliable, offering slow but steady growth and a safe […]

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Tesla Model 3 Drives Off The Demand Cliff

SummaryDeliveries of Tesla Model 3 sedans fell badly in January. Big job cuts to Tesla’s delivery team in the US suggest the slump is far from a one-off.Deliveries have started in Europe, while vehicles also are being shipped to China.Demand in Europe has so far come in below expectations. Reports indicate extremely low Chinese demand.With […]

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General Electric’s Shake-Up Will Add Value

SummaryEarlier this year, the management team at General Electric announced plans to change around its Renewable Energy segment.This plan will help the conglomerate to reduce costs and position it to better capitalize on opportunities.Industry data, combined with this shake-up, suggests the firm may finally begin taking solar opportunities seriously.If so, this would position the business […]

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2 Dividend Blue-Chips Set To Soar And 1 You Should Ignore

SummaryMost investors are only looking to own 20 to 50 stocks in their portfolios, meaning you have to be selective with what you buy.Gilead Sciences is a pharma blue-chip with a relatively weak growth outlook that even from today’s attractive valuation is likely to deliver merely bond like future returns.In contrast, Pfizer and Johnson & […]

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Comprehensive Research And Due Diligence: Here’s How I Do It!

SummaryMy due diligence process starts by taking a quick review and assessment of a company’s fundamental qualities and valuation.Snap On, Inc. is worthy of a more comprehensive research effort.F.A.S.T. Graphs analyze out loud video going through my research process.IntroductionI have been writing a series of articles on attractively valued research candidates available in the various […]

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What A Real Blue-Chip REIT Looks Like Might Surprise You

SummaryIn his book Investing in REITs, the late and great Ralph L. Block called blue-chip REITs the “king of the jungle.”Blue-chip REITs have already established impressive track records, which are out there and open for everyone to see.So, you’d better believe management wants to keep that legacy going.These proverbial kings jealously guard their kingdoms, from […]

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Apple Vs. Google: One Clear Winner

SummaryApple and Alphabet are two of the biggest companies in the world.A closer look at the two companies with the aim of finding the better investments.Why Alphabet is a better investment than Apple.Apple (AAPL) and Alphabet (GOOG) are two members of the exclusive FAANG club. The two companies have a market capitalization of more than […]

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Micron: Too Much, Too Soon

For whatever reason, investors desperately want to own Micron Technology (MU) in the midst of a memory industry slump. The stock has surged about $10 off the lows despite the company not even printing a negative quarter so far. Updated industry data continues to support my previous investment thesis of avoiding the stock for now.Memory […]

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Apple’s Next Big Thing Could Be An iPhone Bundle

SummaryAnalysts don’t seem to be able to agree on if Apple took a step forward or backward in the last quarter. Looking at cash flow, Apple did okay.Apple is worried about wireless carriers and the lack of a subsidy as a reason that iPhone growth has slowed.With billion in sales at stake, Apple could take […]

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Warren Buffett Is Loading Up On Bank Stocks: This Might Be Why

Bank stocks in general are rather cheap at the moment due to a flat yield curve and growth concerns. Although an economic slowdown or recession would be rough for many banks, some of the fears about them appear to be overblown.I’m not overweight financials, but I’m not avoiding them either. Bank stocks appear appropriately priced […]

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