Consumer Cyclicals

Chinese yuan are converting into U.S. dollars at an intense pace as Chinese tourists become more adventurous.
Management seem to focus on engineering earnings rather than growing sales.
Investors who jumped on the Blue Chip dividend train five years did well, but now they are expensive.
A bad quarter may only strengthen the activist's hand.

Intermediate Trade: Coca Cola Real Money Pro($)

Coke is setting up for another bearish options trade.
The company is entering a major brand transition, but how will customers, and investors, respond?
The world's largest hotel group has an interesting focus for growth in China.
DNKN has to deliver on several fronts when it reports third-quarter earnings Thursday morning.
Here is a follow-up trade to yesterday's pre-earnings play, on this large gap down.
We like this stock for a move toward $15 or so.

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