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5 Syria-Proof Investments to Buy Now

The escalating situation in Syria is driving American markets crazy. Avoid the noise with these five stocks and funds.

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Cinemark185 5 Syria Proof Investments to Buy NowMy final pick is an American pastime that won’t go away despite what naysayers think, and I’m not talking about baseball.

Movies, whether watched in the theater or at home, are a staple of everyday life. Seventeen movies generated domestic box office revenue in excess of $100 million this past summer; add in a very healthy international market, and you have a lucrative business.

I’d much rather own a movie theater or film studio than a commercial airline. Some people might never get on an airplane, but almost everyone has gone to the movies. Just look at the success of Alamo Drafthouse, which has grown from a single, repurposed warehouse and has now expanded into eight states. Unfortunately, it’s not a public company.

However, Cinemark (CNK), which has industry-leading operating margins and is the third-largest chain in the U.S., opened its first “Movie Bistro” on Aug. 30, providing theatergoers with a similar experience. I expect this to become a big part of its future growth.

And the best part? None of that is predicated on what’s going on in Syria.

As of this writing, Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/09/5-stocks-safe-from-syria/.

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