2017 Q1 500 Stock watchlist

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Without context, here are a list of 500 global stocks on one of our watchlists for 2017Q1. This post is not a recommendation to buy or sell any of these securities. RIC Name Type HON Honeywell International Inc Industrial Conglomerates MMC Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc Multiline Insurance & Brokers LUV Southwest Airlines Co Airlines […]

Top 30 Distillery, Winery aka non-Beer Alcoholic Beverage Companies by Market Cap 2017

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Somewhat related to my earlier lists of beer brewers and casinos, here is a list of 30 of the largest listed non-beer alcoholic beverage stocks by market cap (identified in some sector classifications as distillers or wineries).  This is usually one of my favorite sectors, as it is a relatively simple business to take fruit […]

Top 20 Largest Gold Mining Stocks by Market Cap 2017

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The relative performance of investing in gold vs gold mining stocks is charted at the end of my September 2016 article on why gold is a relatively poor investment.  Although it is not a sector I like, I have decided to post as a reference 20 of the largest gold mining companies by market cap […]

Top Hong Kong listed ETFs by volume, expense ratio and board lot size

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Hong Kong still has a “board lot” requirement that shares of stocks, ETFs, and other HKEX exchange-traded securities still be traded in minimum chunks that can range from 10 to thousands of shares per trade. As a reference, below are a list of HKEX-listed ETFs with useful information like expense ratio, board lot size, and […]

30 Largest Hotel, Motel and Cruise Line Companies by Market Cap 2017

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Here are a list of 30 of the largest hotel chain, motel and cruise line companies by market cap as of January 2017.  This sector had an average return on assets of 2% with wide variation based on the different business models of these companies. RIC Name  USD Market Cap (Millions) CCL.L / CUK Carnival […]

14 Largest Beer Brewing Stocks by Market Cap 2017

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As a Friday list, I thought I’d post a reference of 14 of the largest listed beer brewing companies in our universe by market cap.  It’s worth noting that Anheuser Busch InBev (perhaps most famous for Budweiser) is larger than the other 13 combined, it shows its economy of scale in having a higher than […]

The 200 Largest Drug / Pharmaceutical Companies by Market Cap 2017

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Legal drugs are a big business, with over 200 companies each worth at least US$200 million, and 7 worth over $100 billion.  Medicines are one of the few types of products I find advertised about equally in the US and in Hong Kong (otherwise I think of the US as mostly advertising cars and consumer […]

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30 Largest Restaurant Stocks in 2017

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It may or may not surprise you to consider McDonald’s and Starbucks as the world’s largest restaurant company. As a professional having lots of meetings in coffee shops, I naturally wonder about Starbucks’ and its competitors’ profitability while I am waiting for my next meeting. On the other hand, it may not be too surprising […]

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Top 30 Largest Non-Alcoholic Beverage Stocks 2017

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This is mostly a list of Coca-cola and its bottlers/distributors and competitors.  Complimenting my posts on beer brewers and wineries & distillers, here are a list of the 30 largest non-alcoholic beverage companies as of January 2017: (Note that Starbucks is considered a Bar & Restaurant company, not a beverage company) RIC Name  USD Market […]

50 Largest Listed Healthcare Providers by Market Cap 2017

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Here is a reference list of the 50 largest healthcare service and hospital & clinic providers as of January 2017.  This is an attractive sector as global populations age and have more money to spend on health care, and ROA rates tend to cluster around 7% in this moderately capital intensive but still skill and […]