Starbucks

  • 13 Apr
    Starbucks Makes A Great Latte, But Is It A Great Business?

    Starbucks Makes A Great Latte, But Is It A Great Business?

    • The key is to determine whether SBUX is a great business and if there is more room for growth.
    • SBUX might be the best low risk way to invest in China.
    • A recession is something to keep in mind, plus there are other risks.
    • A look at the price tells a lot about the stock here.



    Introduction

    I still remember very well how I was looking for stocks to buy and contemplating whether to buy McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) at $19 in September 2002. I was happy I didn’t buy as the stock dropped below $13 by December of the same year on the first announced loss, profit warnings, broken growth story, the CEO leaving, and restructuring costs. More →

  • 06 Aug
    Sunday Edition: Starbucks Addict? Don’t Buy The Dip

    Sunday Edition: Starbucks Addict? Don’t Buy The Dip

    I have a confession to make. I used to be a Starbucks addict.

    A few years ago, I was never without my venti iced non-fat 16-pump chai tea latte with extra extra ice. The baristas at my local store knew me by name and even went so far as to ask if I was ok if I showed up late or if I showed up more than twice a day. They even followed my dog on Instagram.

    I was addicted to a point that when there was a forest fire one summer that stopped my preferred Starbucks store from getting its chai concentrate delivered, I went online and bought all of the chai concentrate I could afford from starbucks.com with delivery by next day air. More →

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