I must say that over the past four years I really enjoyed the perks of freelance writing--the flexible schedule, pursuing my own interests, financial compensation, etc. However, more recently I came to the conclusion that I wasn’t making the impact on my community, friends and family that I had intended. I sometimes question whether or not I made an impact at all. God, the aforementioned emotional state and the fact that recent financial compensation has been somewhat lacking compels me to move on. For the few of you who offered positive comments both online and offline, I thank you. I will leave my website www.stockdissector.com online indefinitely as a monument (and resume) to my work as a freelance writer. Who knows I may return to writing one day.
Athletic apparel company Nike (NYSE: NKE) is what I like to call a “pillar of civilization” stock at least in the sports apparel business. If Nike were to disappear tomorrow, it would be missed—at least for a short while. Nike’s iconic swoosh symbol appears on a number of sports programs and commercials. Athletes across the world in a variety of sports small and large publicly endorse and wear its products, adding to its brand recognition. With that said, Nike definitely deserves a second look by serious long-term investors. Here’s why.
On June 7, it was reported that the Keurig Kold machine will come to a disappointing end. Customers will receive a refund for their machines because the pods will no longer be available. Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) loses a much needed avenue of distribution for its products as it faces headwinds from the healthy lifestyles movement.
Carbonated soda demand volume has fallen steadily since 2004. Coca-Cola needed all the help it could get. However, it wasn’t a total loss for Coca-Cola nor is the concept totally dead. Let’s examine what happened and what the future holds for making cold soda beverages at home.