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My $WM $MKL $TYL $MCD trades
Monthly 401k buys. I'm working to get my total $ buy for these 4 positions to match my other 10 positions and will then split my 401k contributions amongst all 14 positions equally.
$WM definitely a staple I’ve been looking to build a position with once I’m comfortable deploying more capital into this market. Like the dividend, and their business ain’t going anywhere that’s for sure!
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Stock Breakdown: Fast Food Overview
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Macro Minute:
The previous CPI print was 8.6% year over year for the month of May and it seems like it is not slowing down. Supply chain issues,increased fuel costs persist, housing market booming, food prices increases, and much more. The FED did raise interest 75 basis points which was the largest increase in 28 years, in an attempt to combat inflation. But as outlined above, is this strictly inflation caused by monetary policy? Of course monetary policy plays a major role, but without the shutdowns that have caused massive amounts of supply chain disruptions would inflation be what it is today? I do not believe so. With an impending conflict between China and Taiwan it seems like supply chain issues may persist.

Sector Description: What is the Cyber Security Industry?
The fast food industry is an industry that has seemingly defined America for quite some time. Interestingly enough, although the reputation of fast food is unhealthy for consumers, the push for fast food to offer healthy options has continued to increase demand and revenue (see the revenue growth below). As I thought that the COVID dip in revenue would be difficult to rebound for fast food companies, I believe that in an inflationary time fast food may be appealing for consumers as it is generally cheaper than the average restaurant.

Large Public Companies in the Sector
McDonald’s (Ticker: $MCD) - Market Cap: $183.3B
Chipotle Mexican Grill (Ticker: $CMG) - Market Cap: $37.2B
Yum! Brands (Ticker: $YUM) - Market Cap: $32.6B

Opportunities for Broad Exposure
An opportunity to get broad exposure to the fast food industry is the AdvisorShares EATZ ETF. You can learn more about this ETF here.

Key Metrics and Considerations
Increasing Sales excluding 2020: Overall, the fast food industry saw a hit in 2020 due to lockdowns and shut downs. Excluding 2020, the industry has seen growth every single year and I’d look for individual companies to track or even be ahead of growth of the overall sector. Sales and revenue are a key metric that I’ll be looking at to see if that growth is continued and analyze to see if I believe the growth is sustainable.

Embracing Healthy Trend: Although fast food became established over being quick and the healthiness of the food was on the back burner, the trend is starting to shift in the other direction. More people are aware of what they are putting into their bodies and how food can affect them. I believe this trend will continue and although there will most likely be a spot for unhealthy fast food, the healthy options will bring in more customers.

Delivery Increase: Delivery service has increased dramatically since the shut downs were implemented and there has been a slight pullback on the amount of deliveries but the expected convenience is still there. Fast food does not make a significant profit in delivery but the access to more customers is crucial. I look for this sector of the fast food company’s business to be growing.

Opinion of Sector
I am bullish on the sector as somewhat of an inflation hedge of sorts in the short term. I believe that consumers will find ways to cut costs and instead of eating out at an expensive restaurant consumers may flock towards cheaper options. With inflation and the massive amounts of brick and mortar fast food businesses in heavy traffic areas, I can see fast food increasing in sales as long as inflation is high.

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Where is the source of that fast food revenue data chart from?

McDonald's makes over $20B in the US each year alone?
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Dividend Forecast - Week of 6/20
Below are my incoming dividends for this week, and how I plan to utilize them:
$MCD - $1.38 per share, $2.80 total, cash
$RVT - $0.35 per share, $2.80 total, cash
$XLE - $0.70 per share, $2.15 total, reinvesting
$VWO - $0.34 per share, $6.82 total, cash
$VEA - $0.37 per share, $10.63 total, cash
$VIG - $0.71 per share, $2.13 total, cash
Total - $27.33
Roth IRA
$VIG - $0.71 per share, $3.55 total, cash
$VWO - $0.34 per share, $4.09 total, cash
$VEA - $0.37 per share, $4.03 total, cash
Total - $11.67
Data is from Track Your Dividends
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McDonald's Russia ➡️ Вкусно -и точка
I was not expecting to see that $MCD has the right to buy back all the Russian operations within 15 years. Looks to me the exit from Russia is much softer than it looks like.

The first article I share from WSJ under my paid subscription.
Let me know in the comments if you read it without any blocking. 👍

Cheers 🍻

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Restaurant Brands International 🆕
I decided to add $QSR to my dividend portfolio.
As you maybe know, I already own some restaurant brands like $MCD $SBUX $CBRL $EAT, and I am happy to be able to expand my holdings finally.

Yield 4.15%

When I open a new position, I like to do selling PUTs, so I sold #1 Jun 17'22 52.5 Put
Let's see if it will end up ITM - otherwise, some nice premium to me. 🤑
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Steve Matt's avatar
$10.6m follower assets
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My $MKL $TYL $MCD $WM trades
New positions in my 401k. MKL and TYL for traditional, MCD and WM for roth. Will add to only these 4 companies for the next 6 401k contributions to get them to a roughly even cost basis with my other 10 positions. Then I'll resume spreading my 401k contributions evenly among the 14 positions.
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Earning Presentations 📊
Last 2 weeks of Earning Presentations for the stocks in my portfolio.
Maybe some of you can be interested in 👇

Johnson & Johnson $JNJ

Lockheed Martin $LMT

Procter & Gamble $PG


Sonoco Products $SON

Genuine Parts Co. $GPC

Kimberly-Clark $KMB (report only)

Verizon $VZ (infographic)

Coca-Cola $KO (report only)

PepsiCo. $PEP (report only)

Archer Daniels Midland $ADM


Kraft-Heinz $KHC

Microsoft $MSFT (ppt presentation)

Essex Property Trust $ESS (report only)

AvalonBay $AVB

The Southern Company $SO

Qualcomm $QCOM

Altria $MO

Intel $INTC

McDonald’s $MCD (report only)

Now without Fincredible, I need to do the dirty work myself 🤣
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