Category Archives: Stocks

Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands, Best in Breed for Beer Stocks?

Here is a article from Motley Fool about Constellation Brands (STZ) and the secret to their success over the last five years.  Constellation Brands has a great portfolio of beer, wine and spirits that include Corona, Modelo, Pacifico and craft beer maker Ballast Point on

Acacia Communications

Acacia Communications and the Data Center Race

Here is Investor’s Business Daily recent interview with Raj Shanmugaraj, CEO of Acacia Communications, a fiber optic device maker that plugs into high speed communication networks/data centers. Acacia Communications (ACIA), which recently IPOed earlier this year, had twice raised its guidance for the September quarter and

Model Portfolios

Model Portfolios That Have Worked in 2016

Here are two model portfolios that have worked in 2016 compared to the S&P 500 (SPY).  I like to use the top 10 holdings of ETFs to use their stock portfolio ideas, mimic the ETF without paying the expenses of the ETF.   A great

Starbucks, Visa

Starbucks, Visa Team Up

Starbucks, Visa team up on announce the formation of the Starbucks Prepaid Visa Rewards card.  The card rewards customers for spending money at Starbucks as well as anywhere Visa is accepted.  The customer receives stars after purchase.  This announcement comes after Starbucks changed its reward/loyalty

Con Ed

Con Ed: A Safe Stock in a Volatile Market

Con Ed: a safe stock in a volatile market.  Ran across this great article on seekingalpha.com about Consolidated Edison, a New York City utility company.  Con Ed is up 10.66% year to date versus the S&P 500 which is down 6.72% year to date, gives

Market Stats from Last Rate Hike Cycle

Ran across some great market stats on Twitter via @CNBCPro about the last rate hike cycle.  Might be handy when looking at your portfolio in 2016.   Click on each pic to zoom in. The first, shows how each industry/sector did during the last rate

Walmart Creates Mobile Payment App

Video: CNBC talks about Walmart creating a mobile payment app to rival Apple Pay or the Starbucks mobile payment app. This is the latest move that the world’s largest retailer is doing to become more internet friendly. But will it make a difference? http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000464623

Streaming by the Numbers

Here is a really informative article by Recode on audio and video streaming and the companies that have market share by the numbers. http://recode.net/2015/12/07/streaming-video-now-accounts-for-70-percent-of-broadband-usage/

25 Most Disruptive Brands of 2015

Great article by Forbes.com breaking down the 25 most disruptive brands of 2015.  Very interesting to see what companies made the list and how their stock did in 2015. http://www.forbes.com/sites/avidan/2015/11/29/the-25-most-disruptive-brands-of-2015/?utm_campaign=Forbes&utm_source=LINKEDIN_COMPANY&utm_medium=social&utm_channel=Leadership&linkId=19203586