With business growth rates in emerging markets four to five times larger than in the United States and Europe, PepsiCo and Coca Cola are ratcheting up their marketing war machines for battle in these regions. Pepsi put India near the top of its list for market push, promising to invest $5.2 billion in the world’s second-most populous nation by 2020. While those funds are earmarked for ramping up manufacturing capacity and new product delivery, it’s obvious that the real goal is to distance itself from Coke in the country. When you consider that Pepsi received $65.5 billion in revenue from countries outside of the United States, a $5.2 billion investment in India may be just the beginning — an idea that independent investors should keep in mind for the long term.
Citing the city’s glacial economy, Fitch Ratings cut the city of Chicago’s bond rating. In addition to the Windy City’s economic downturn, Fitch also cited its inability to resolve its mounting union pension concerns.
Jim Woods has over 20 years of experience in the markets from working as a stockbroker,
financial journalist, and money manager. As well as a book author and regular contributor to
numerous investment websites, Jim is the editor of:
Bob Carlson provides independent, objective research covering all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning. In addition, Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County (VA) Employees’ Retirement System, which has over $2.8 billion in assets.
Hilary Kramer is an investment analyst and portfolio manager with 30 years of experience on Wall Street. Since 2010, Hilary's financial publications have provided stock analysis and investment advice to her subscribers:
Jon Johnson's philosophy in investing and trading is to take what the market gives you regardless if that is to the upside or downside. For the past 21 years, Jon has helped thousands of clients gain success in the financial markets through his newsletters and education services:
Get free access to "Millionaire Maker" Hilary Kramer's latest report 3 Biotech Breakthroughs To Bank On. Simply tell us where to send it in the box below.
*Along with my FREE report, Hilary Kramer's
3 Biotech Breakthroughs to Bank On, please also send Hilary's free weekly e-letter, Trading Desk. We value your privacy. You will not be spammed, ever. Period.