• Why Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Their Casual-Dining Brethren Are Endangered Species

    By-Adem Tahiri Image courtesy of the Olive Garden and Darden International The past few quarters have been tough on shareholders of casual dining chains such as Darden International’s (NYSE: DRI) Red Lobster and Olive Garden franchises, Bravo Brio Restaurant (NASDAQ: BBRG) , and BJ’s Restaurants (NASDAQ: BJRI) . While the stock market and the economy have improved, these restaurants have stalled mightily. The big question is whether these restaurants […]

    Why Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Their Casual-Dining Brethren Are Endangered Species
  • 3 Reasons to Add Dividend Stocks to Your Portfolio

      The following is a guest post by Al Ramsay of Dividend Stocks Online. It was also featured previously in Invest It Wisely. If you’re wondering where to invest, the stock market is offering many compelling reasons to consider dividend stocks. 25 years ago, dividend investing was considered a fundamental part of every investor’s portfolio. Investors received a portion of a […]

    3 Reasons to Add Dividend Stocks to Your Portfolio
  • Is This the Next Great Restaurant Chain?

    By-Adem Tahiri A few years back, a reality show titled “The Next Great American Restaurant” sought far and wide for the “next” Chipotle  (NYSE: CMG  ) . After searching for the next sensation for months, a winner was finally selected by a panel of industry experts. Just a few months after the episodes concluded, the winning restaurateur saw his restaurant close its doors for good. There’s a […]

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  • Want to Invest Like Warren Buffett? It’s Easier Than You Think.

    By-Adem Tahiri I recently took a trip to my neighborhood book store and perused the business section. As I went through the stacks of books, I was amazed at the sheer volume of text available on “investing like Warren Buffett.” Buffett, who has grown his Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) into an investment empire, is someone all investors should emulate. But is […]

    Want to Invest Like Warren Buffett? It’s Easier Than You Think.
  • Don’t Flip This House! A “Chickens” Real Estate Guide

    By-Adem Tahiri Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s official, real estate has finally joined the economic recovery. Since 2008, the U.S. government has tried nearly everything–including an $8,000 tax incentive for new buyers–to get housing going, and with good reason. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that about three jobs are created every time a new home is built. Just think of all […]

    Don’t Flip This House! A “Chickens” Real Estate Guide

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5 Great Peter Lynch Quotes

April 16, 2014 at 2:50 am

Through his epic returns (29.2%) over 15 years running Fidelity’s Magellan fund, Peter Lynch has cemented his place in Investing’s Hall of Fame. But his sparkling...

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5 Great Peter Lynch Quotes

Through his epic returns (29.2%) over 15 years running Fidelity’s Magellan fund, Peter Lynch has cemented his place in Investing’s Hall of Fame. But his sparkling returns are not all that Lynch is known for. In his legendary book, One Up on Wall Street Lynch left everyday investors with many easy to understand quotes that made investing simpler. Here are […]

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The Difference Between Saving and Investing

The Difference Between Saving and Investing

  The following post is provided courtesy of Invest It Wisely. It highlight the differences between saving and investing money. Everyone knows that it is smart to have some money put aside in case the worst happens, but where should it go? And what is the difference between savings and investments? Traditionally, savings accounts are held with banks and there […]

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Water Slides, Quinoa, and the Tao of Peter Lynch

Water Slides, Quinoa, and the Tao of Peter Lynch

Peter Lynch is one of the most legendary investors of all time. With his classic investing book     One Up on Wall Street    , and his 29% annual returns at Fidelity, he created a legion of followers and fans. I’m one of those fans. My favorite “Lynch-ism” is to “buy what you know.” I won’t invest in a company […]

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Taco Bell’s Refocused Brand Should Deliver Mas Returns

Taco Bell’s Refocused Brand Should Deliver Mas Returns

      By Adem Tahiri Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) is one of the world’s largest fast food restaurant chains, with over 39,000 restaurants worldwide. Yum! earns the majority of its revenues through its three signature brands KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. After a rough stretch that saw controversies in both its growing China market and the U.S. over food quality, […]

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Obama, and the Skilled Labor Super Bull

By-Adem Tahiri for The Motley Fool With the State of the Union officially in our “rear view,” many political jabs will be firing from both sides of the aisle. I have no political diatribe forthcoming–I just want you to make money. But taking an objective look at political policy that is “sensitive” and complex like “Obamacare,” can sometimes point the […]

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Alternative Energy Funds Deliver Stunning Quarterly Returns, But Beware the Risks

Alternative Energy Funds Deliver Stunning Quarterly Returns, But Beware the Risks

By Harris Roen and shared by Alt Energy Stocks The Roen Financial Report closely covers the universe of almost 30 alternative energy Mutual Funds (MFs) and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). We use a proprietary ranking method to pick the best funds, looking at measures that include fees, risk, tax liability, and the financial health of individual holdings within each fund. […]

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LinkedIn, Facebook and the “2nd Level”

By-Adem Tahiri for The Motley Fool Lately, I’ve been inspired by Howard Marks and his wonderful book: “The Most Important Thing.” In it, the famed investor discusses the importance of “2nd level thinking,” the ability to think differently than the market to find trends. This type of thinking is essential in finding the mega trends of tomorrow, today; which is […]

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Peter Lynch Would Hate This Market—That’s Why I’m Buying These Stocks

Peter Lynch Would Hate This Market—That’s Why I’m Buying These Stocks

So what’s next for this nonsensical market? CNBC spent the last 6 months convincing us that investors are terrified of the so-called “fiscal cliff,” now we have a “cliff” resolution and pundits are already calling for a “rally.” What?! Stocks may go higher but don’t call it a rally, call it what it is — dangerous speculation. Truthfully, this market […]

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The Wolves of Wall Street are Eating Their Golden Goose

The Wolves of Wall Street are Eating Their Golden Goose


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By-Adem Tahiri I have a horror story for you that just can’t wait until Halloween — because it’s costing you, the individual investor, money as we speak. After 2008, you took $3 trillion out of stocks and missed the 80% rally that started in 2009, according to CNN. More tragically, statistics show that most of you sold off during the […]

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The “AgSuperBull” Runs Faster With a Deere

The “AgSuperBull” Runs Faster With a Deere

By-Adem Tahiri Since I called Deere (NYSE: DE) the “only stock worth buying in 2013” I’ve received overwhelming feedback and a host of questions regarding a few of Deere’s competitors. The most frequent question goes like this: “I like agriculture right now as well, but aren’t smaller caps that are more fairly valued with less debt, better plays?” In particular […]

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