I saw the movie ‘Thank You For Smoking’ and realized that ATF = Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms companies – the root of all evil 🙂 – are possibly good investments to consider. Personally, I wouldn’t invest in Tobacco and Firearms companies directly (can’t really do much about the holdings of my funds) but Alcohol is a different ball game – I might consider. So last Sunday, I spent fifteen minutes of my snowy (the first snow of the season) Sunday afternoon researching Alcohol stocks – not an easy task I must say. And now while I’m stuck at the Airport at Kansas City, MO thanks to a bird strike on the plane that is supposed to take me to Columbia, MO – I finally find the time to put this on the blog.
In Yahoo! Finance Alcohol stocks fall under two categories – 1) Brewers, 2) Winers and Distillers and information is generally not easy to find. Google Finance fortunately puts all of them under on category – Consumer/Non-Cyclical > Beverages (Alcoholic).
So the largest Alcohol stocks are:
Diageo plc (ADR) – DEO
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. – BUD
Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (ADR) – AmBev – ABV
Quilmes Industrial (QUINSA) S.A. (ADR) – LQU
Brown-Forman Corporation – BF-B
Molson Coors Brewing Company – TAP
Constellation Brands, Inc. – STZ
Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) – CU
Vina Concha y Toro S.A. (ADR) – VCO
Central European Distribution – CEDC
The Boston Beer Company, Inc. – SAM
Here is some research done for you. You can pick what to invest in or wait for Part Deux for my picks – it may be a while before the part two so you are better off doing your own research.