jekoslosky

John-Erik Koslosky

Fool contributor John-Erik Koslosky has been picking his own stocks since the market crashed in 2008. He aims for a mix of value and growth, but mostly, just looks to buy great businesses.

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Thu Jul 24

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jekoslosky published an article 2:25 PM

Is Apple Really a Threat to Sirius XM?

Apple and Google are turning their attention to cars. Should Sirius XM investors be worried?

Mon Jul 21

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jekoslosky published an article 2:24 AM

Here's How McDonald's Plans to Get Itself Back on Track

With new initiatives in place to right McDonald's U.S. ship, disappointing earnings numbers were softened by optimistic views from company executives. Is this turnaround on track?

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jekoslosky published an article 1:01 AM

Don't Be Fooled by iWatch Interest Surveys

Surveys suggest there is significant interest in an iWatch -- but not so much if it's expensive. Here's why investors should take these polls with a grain of salt.

Fri Jul 18

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jekoslosky published an article 4:48 PM

Will The World Cup Have a Lasting Effect on Anheuser-Busch InBev?

Anheuser-Busch InBev's plans to cash in on the FIFA World Cup were four years in the making, and the brewer was all over the event as it drew the eyes of sports fans around the world. Now that the games are over, the real test begins.

Tue Jul 8

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jekoslosky published an article 11:45 AM

Is Sirius XM About to Abandon This Important Metric?

A possible push could add subscribers to the satellite radio service, but also make two important ways investors have to measure the company's progress irrelevant -- at least in the short term. The company likes the trade-off.

Wed Jun 25

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jekoslosky published an article 4:32 PM

This Expected Trend Could Drive Sirius XM Sales for Years to Come

Sirius XM sales benefited from the uptick in new-car sales coming out of the recession. Now, many of those satellite-radio-equipped cars are for sale again -- this time on the used lot. Can this help to drive a new wave of subscriptions?

Tue Jun 24

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jekoslosky published an article 7:55 PM

Can This Back-to-Basics Approach Return McDonald's to U.S. Growth?

With U.S. same-store sales continuing to fall, McDonald's is turning to the products that made it America's favorite fast-food restaurant. Given the success of companies like Chipotle and Starbucks in the fast-casual arena, can the Big Mac return [more]

Sun Jun 15

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jekoslosky published an article 11:45 AM

Why Brown-Forman Is Positioned to Win in the Growing Global Whiskey Market

Things are getting competitive in the growing category of American whiskey. Brown-Forman looks like it's well positioned to continue outpacing its biggest rivals, including Diageo.

Thu Jun 12

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jekoslosky published an article 10:13 AM

As McDonald's Struggles, Starbucks Makes a Move Into Burgertown

McDonald's struggles continue in the U.S. Word that Starbucks plans to start making burgers isn't good news for the Golden Arches.

Wed Jun 4

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jekoslosky published an article 5:30 PM

This Could Be the Most Important Move Sirius XM Makes for Its Investors

With a growing number of subscribers willing to pay higher monthly rates, Sirius XM has cash to burn. But it's how it plans to use that cash that matters to investors.

Tue Jun 3

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jekoslosky published an article 11:19 AM

Is Diageo's $115M Move in Whiskey Smart, or Will It Prove a Blunder?

Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker, has big plans for American whiskey in the U.S. And why not, with bourbon and Tennessee whiskey at peak popularity. Will this $115M investment prove money well spent, or will drinkers' tastes shift, making it [more]

Mon Jun 2

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jekoslosky published an article 10:22 AM

Could This New Countertop Device Turn the Beer Industry on Its Head?

The PicoBrew Zymatic gives beer lovers the ability to make the brew of their choice in their kitchens simply, cheaply, with little preparation or cleanup, and have it on tap in a week's time. Does this new countertop device have the potential to [more]

Fri May 23

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jekoslosky published an article 7:06 AM

With Higher Prices, Will Sirius XM Customers Stick Around?

With subscriber growth tied to the auto industry, it's important for investors to keep their eye on how much revenue Sirius XM can generate from its existing customers.

Thu May 22

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jekoslosky published an article 11:33 AM

Why This Starbucks Strategy Is a Big Threat to McDonald's

Traditional fast-food rivals Burger King and Wendy's may be stealing away McDonald's customers with revamped menus, but it's companies like Starbucks and Dunkin' Brands that may be the bigger long-term worry.

Wed May 21

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jekoslosky published an article 11:56 AM

Why Craft Brew's Earnings Were Not as Good as They Looked

Craft Brew Alliance's 20% sales growth in the first quarter finally looked to put the West Coast brewer on an even plane with the overall craft market. Is this finally the start of the company's much-promised growth story? Things aren't as simple as [more]

Tue May 20

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jekoslosky published an article 5:30 PM

Whole Foods Is Suffering From Copycats

Whole Foods is taking a beating as competition in natural and organic foods heats up. Can the company that helped drive the interest in this space over the past three-plus decades make the transition it needs to make? Or will Whole Foods become the [more]

Thu May 8

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jekoslosky published an article 2:12 AM

Is McDonald's Looking to Take a Page From Chipotle's Playbook?

McDonald's is rolling out new kitchen equipment that will allow for many more ingredients and a "build your own burger" approach. The plans seem to take a page from Chipotle's successful playbook. Is it enough for McDonald's to return to growth?

Wed May 7

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jekoslosky published an article 2:52 PM

Howard Stern Proves His Value to Sirius XM Once Again

Howard Stern is not the only draw for Sirius XM subscribers, but he is the best example of how the company's original content has helped it build a moat to keep out music-streaming competitors.

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jekoslosky published an article 11:40 AM

What is Really Driving Bike Sales in the U.S.?

The number of trails open to bicycle riders in the U.S. is fast on the rise, but the number of people who ride bikes more than a few times a year is one the decline. Are these new trails helping the industry?

Sun May 4

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jekoslosky published an article 11:59 PM

Is This Craft Brewer About to Steal Corona's Winning Recipe?

Corona has been a winner for Constellation brands in the U.S. Can Craft Brew Alliance take a page from Corona's sun-and-sand marketing and turn its Kona label into a long-term winner?

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