Stocks

Beware of investor community standard narratives

Professional and small retail investors alike constantly rely deliberately or unconsciously on story narratives. That’s the way we human beings understand our complex world, how we try to make sense of events and bring different elements into a kind of consistent framework. There are thousands of different media reports on …

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Nestlé’s huge cosmetic stake in L’Oréal

As Dividend Growth Investors look for high-quality consumer staple companies with a broad economic moat and showing a long history of consistently increasing in shareholder distributions, businesses like The Coca Cola Company, PepsiCo, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, etc. are components of their investment portfolios or at least are on their …

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Are there any European Dividend Aristocrats?

The term dividend aristocrat commonly refers to a US company that is a member of the S&P 500 index and has increased its dividend for at least twenty-five consecutive years in a row. Examples are enterprises such as The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson. Companies having the ability to raise …

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Facebook, the attractive blue-chips stalwart

Facebook

There are few businesses that have such a comparably huge impact on people’s daily lives as Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Facebook, and Apple. These companies provide the services each and every one of us use on a regular basis. These behemoths own the platforms where we spend a big portion …

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Why Disney is a Pandemic Winner

Challenging the Entertainment Giant It seems counterintuitive, to some extent, that Walt Disney Company stocks trade near an all-time high considering that due to the COVID-19 pandemic a huge chunk of its most important free cash flow contributors like its Theme Parks and Resorts, Cruise Lines, Cinemas, Sports Programs have …

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Square, the ultimate bank industry disruptor

Companies need to constantly to adapt Successful companies can often be grouped into businesses, that either have the capability to generate demand while the other group of companies exactly targets and fulfill people’s needs, in fact, they provide solutions for specific problems. Of course, it depends on the life cycle …

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ARK Investment’s Swiss pharma holdings

Cathie Wood, founder, and CEO of ARK Investment Management LLC (Ark Invest), an investment management firm that manages some of the world’s largest actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) shows an amazingly successful track record. ARK Invest focuses solely on disruptive innovation, through its ETFs, investors participate in long-term growth in the …

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Why Pinterest has a unique business model

When it comes to rankings of the most popular social media platforms worldwide, Pinterest belongs to the group of the largest and best-known platforms along with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Linked-In, etc. Interestingly, Pinterest clearly is much more than just a social media platform. Then why Pinterest’s Business Model is unique and attractive? What is Pinterest? …

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All these sweet chocolate dividends

A lot to like about consumer staple stocks There is no secret, that Tobacco has been an incredibly profitable investment for centuries. Producers of cigarettes, in particular, have been huge wealth builders. Just looking at the company history of Altria Group or British American Tobacco (BAT) and at their dividend …

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