The Week Ahead: Keep Your Investor Hat On

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Christopher Versace

 | Jun 29, 2014 | 8:00 PM EDT
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This coming trading week, of course, will be a shortened one due to the Fourth of July holiday. Be sure to enjoy it with your family, friends and loved ones, but also keep your investor eye on what's being served at all those barbecues.

For myself, my bet is on more chicken and hot dogs, which will be good for Pilgrim's Pride (PPC) and ConAgra (CAG) shares, given the rise in beef prices. If you do spot bacon cheeseburgers, think Kraft Foods (KRFT). You may see more alcoholic beverages, such those made by Anheuser-Busch (BUD), Molson Coors (TAP) or Boston Beer (SAM), maker of Sam Adams. Or more family-friendly brands could be prevalent, such as Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP). Furthermore, will you see more of Pepsico's Frito-Lay chips or Lance's (LNCE) Snyder's, or are store brands more popular? If you see more organic and gluten-free products on the table, meanwhile, that could be a positive for United Natural Foods (UNFI)....876 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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