I awoke this morning feeling like something of a villain. It was like I was rooting for the super villain in some Marvel action movie, or for an older crowd….. KAOS in that classic TV comedy Get Smart. No I didn’t have a sinister master plan, or a bunch of destructive gadgets…..instead I was hoping for something out of my control, but no less painful to other people. I awoke hoping for a crash in global equity markets. Continue reading

We’re Back: A Trip Recap

Well we are back from our road trip. Over a two week time period we covered about 3,000 miles and hit several destinations. From our home in Florida we headed north. First, we went to Savannah….. which was blisteringly hot of course. We enjoyed the architecture and history, but were disappointed that Savannah has become something of a party town over the last ten years. After a few days we continued north on I-95, and visited family in central Virginia. We don’t get to see this group very often, so it was nice to catch up and let them get to know the Little Man. Virginia was also very very warm. Continue reading

A Look at Food and Soda Behemoth Pepsico

Below is a guest post from Ben Reynolds of Sure Dividend. The Sure Dividend site is focused on finding high quality dividend growth stocks suitable for long-term investors.

Perhaps PepsiCo should change its corporate name. The company’s name makes one think of the company as primarily a soda business, but PepsiCo is much more than that. In total, PepsiCo has 22 billion dollar brands. The image below shows all 22 of PepsiCo’s brands that generate over $1 billion per year in sales.

PepsiCo 22 Billion Dollar Brands

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