Press Esc to close

Welcome to Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From.

Close

We'll Tell You When It's Time to Tap Tesla

A week ago today, in a strategy story aimed at helping you survive and thrive in today’s whipsaw markets, Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald told us to put Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) on our “watch lists” for a likely future purchase.

“BP, Tesla is a definite ‘shopping list’ stock,” Keith told me back then. “We’ve been nibbling at it here, and have played it successfully several times. But it’s not yet at the point where I’m ready to jump all the way in. I think my rationale behind Tesla remains upbeat. I mean, you’ve got a real winning combination here – a disruptive sales model, a CEO who’s the most innovative guy on the planet, all the capital in the world that can be brought to bear. I don’t give a rat’s [tail] that New Jersey won’t let the company sell its cars there. There are much bigger opportunities. Wait ’til you see what the company does with China.”

Sometimes I think Keith has a “crystal ball” in his hip pocket…

  • Featured Story

    PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) Is the Perfect Buy-and-Hold Investment

    If they aren't already, long-term investors should be digging up some solid defensive plays, like PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP).

    Everyone is familiar with PepsiCo, one of the leading manufacturers and marketers of food and beverage products. And with a strong business model, steady bottom-line growth, and a healthy dividend, PepsiCo is one of those rare buy-and-hold investments.

    Although its name is typically associated with soda, PepsiCo has developed a diversified product line that supports a steady revenue stream from more than just fizzy drinks. PepsiCo, through its Frito-Lay and Quaker Oats subsidiaries, is the name behind consumer-favorite brands like Doritos, Tropicana, Gatorade, SoBe Lifewater, Cracker Jack, Rice-A-Roni, and Grandma's Cookies.

    Many investors already know that, though.

    What you might not know is that PepsiCo's future earnings are based on much more than delicious snacks for U.S. consumers.

    This global powerhouse is investing in two areas that will drive food company profits going forward: emerging markets growth and "good for you" products.

    It has struck deals to develop both initiatives this year, and the efforts are paying off.

    Increased emerging markets sales boosted PepsiCo's revenue from those countries 33% last quarter. Sales of healthy products are on pace this year to hit almost $15 billion, and the company hopes to double that by 2020.

    When you combine its new business focuses with its existing profitable product lines, PepsiCo is strong enough to weather a global economic storm - exactly what our portfolios need to include right now.

    So it's time to buy PepsiCo Inc. (**).

    To continue reading, please click here...

    Read More...
  • coke and pepsi