The bourbon boom has years to run; but what about bourbon stocks? For serious investors, there's only one real option. More
- Poll of the Day
Sin stocks are in the businesses of alcohol, smoking, gambling, weapons, etc. Basically, society deems a company or industry immoral if the profits come from taking advantage of human vices. Despite their bad reputations, sin stocks are often reliable investments.
Sin stocks are in businesses that depend on human nature, which almost guarantees that those businesses will always have a perpetual income of consumers — and sometimes even largely out-perform the market — regardless of economic conditions. Still, analysts often undervalue sin stocks because of their stigmas. So, investors who can live with themselves can confidently buy and see their sin stocks generate tons of shareholder value.
Sin stocks also enjoy wide margins and steady profits for lack of competition. Some of the most famously frowned-upon sin stocks are Altria Group (MO), Diageo (DEO), Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and Philip Morris (PM).
The seven deadly sins will never go out of style, and these 7 sin stocks will similarly never lose their edge as great investments for investors. More
Anheuser-Busch InBev insists on throwing more time and money into making Budweiser an everyday name in China -- a foolish strategy that ignores BUD's better assets. More
The likes of Medical Marijuana Inc. and Cannabis Science are speculative plays without any of the same benefits of Big Tobacco. More
One of the most attractive segments of the staples market to move into now -- both for stability and for long-term growth -- is the alcoholic beverages business. Here's why: More