Published Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:19:56 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Fast food may have been my thing when I was growing up but now I rarely partake in hitting up the drive-through because I know I am bound to feel unfulfilled (or even nauseous) now that my stomach has gotten more touchy when it comes to greasy/processed food. Although it's no longer my thing, I readily accept that there are millions of people in the United States that eat fast food on a regular/semi-regular basis and hundreds of millions (probably even into the billions) across the world that find convenient food to be worth spending their hard-earned money on.
When it comes to investing, I have always tried to invest in companies that make products I like to consume. For many investors, this is a great way to build a portfolio because there is a high likelihood that others love the product provided by the company just as much as they do and it takes much less due diligence from a personal consumption point of view to say whether or not companies like Coca-Cola (KO) or Pepsi (PEP) would be a good long-term investment.
Although it is important to invest in companies whose products we consume, there are just as many instances where I am investing in a company whose product I do not (or may plan on never consuming). This thought process is what led me to add McDonald's (MCD) to John and Jane's Taxable account.
A handful of analysts have pushed back on MCD's stock price saying that it is currently overvalued (which is not an unreasonable conclusion to draw) with its 10-year... Read more
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|WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP||21.72||13.6||1.60||1.83||8.44|
|TANGER FACTORY OUTLET CENTERS||16.50||21.4||0.77||1.42||8.35|
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|SIMON PROPERTY GROUP||155.27||20.8||7.48||8.40||5.21|
|WP CAREY & CO||88.72||31.4||2.83||4.14||4.73|
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|OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL||22.80||9.2||2.48||0.80||3.57|
|JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL||44.30||6.7||6.57||1.04||2.42|
|AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS||220.67||28.6||7.72||4.64||2.17|
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