The Force is with Disney+

The launch of the Disney+ streaming service has been a huge success. The service was launched in November 2019 and signed up 10 million customers on its first day. Just a few weeks later, Disney+ gave a taste of its programming to come with a series called The...

Kimberly-Clark program aids India’s ‘sanipreneurs’

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has been in business for almost 150 years and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of everyday life. The Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) portfolio is a collection of household names used through every age and stage: Diapers and wipes,...

McDonald’s goes meatless in Ontario burger test

McDonald’s has been standing on the sidelines of the meatless hamburger wars, but joined the fray this month with the test of a plant-based burger in several southwestern Ontario communities. Rival Burger King rolled out a meatless whopper in August, while Tim...

Brand power helps Yum, McDonald’s expand their global reach

Yum Brands! Inc. is the second largest global fast-food chain behind McDonalds.  It is the holding company that owns such iconic brands as Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried chicken and Pizza Hut. Like McDonald’s, Yum has gone global and sees emerging markets as the fuel...

Avengers 4 tops Avatar at box office

Avengers: Endgame is now the highest-grossing film of all time. Disney said the Marvel movie earned US $2.79 billion at the global box office through July 21, topping Avatar’s record of $2.78 billion set in 2009 and 2010. Disney owns the Avengers franchise through the...

Global Brands: A sign of success

Harvest Brand Leaders Plus Income ETF_  Can offer growth and a reliable source of income As the third richest person in the world and nearing 90 years of age, Warren Buffett is as much a global brand as the companies he owns. At Berkshire Hathaway’s annual...

McDonald’s is a global brand aristocrat

McDonald’s has more than 38,000 outlets in 120 countries, it 69 million customers a day and is the world’s second largest private employer behind Walmart with 1.7 million people on the payroll. McDonald’s is also a dividend aristocrat. Through 2018 it had raised...

Stream big: should investors go with Disney or Netflix?

Disney may not be the hip, bright young thing among streaming services but its global heavyweight status is an attractive proposition for investors amid late cycle volatility, according to a portfolio manager. The entertainment behemoth has belatedly entered the...

Inside the construction of a leading ETF (TSX:HBF)

InFocus: Income Happens Here Wealth Professional Inside the construction of a leading ETF Published September 13, 2018 As investment firms scramble to launch new types of ETFs, the Canadian marketplace could be seen to have gotten a little complicated. Fund providers...

The quest for global brand leaders

Harvest’s Paul MacDonald believes stocks with brand power can ride out a potential correction. By Michael Ryval | 23/08/18 Companies that have brands with global presence and the ability to generate consistent dividend income can be rewarding in themselves,...

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