A couple of quick points to make: I am offering these ideas for your consideration. I am not telling you to just go buy the stocks. That’s totally cool if you want to, it’s your call. But I advise you do your own homework (whatever that entails) to decide if a particular idea is for you. I will offer up a take on the company as a potential investment idea and place it in a risk bucket of low, medium or high based on considerations like competitive advantage, leadership, fiscal fitness, etc. And of course, we'll keep score.
Most of you know I work for The Motley Fool and while I owe much of my investing prowess to my time here, these ideas are not affiliated with my work here. This is something meant to be fun and educational but there will be no real-money actions on my behalf with this. I of course will disclose any and all personal and family holdings in the spirit of full transparency and will be happy to answer any and all questions regarding any of these ideas.
Before we get going I want to lay down a couple of quick ground rules. First, these ideas have to have some tie to the tournament. Second, I am going to make this a bit more interesting and eliminate both Under Armour (NYSE: UA) and Nike (NYSE: NKE) from consideration. Honestly people, these are both no-brainers in my opinion and if you don’t own them already you probably should take a closer look.
There will be no set schedule for the ideas other than one per day, so stay tuned. I’ll Tweet the links out when they’re ready. Enjoy the week!