In today's edition, Austin Smith talks about all the hype surrounding the potential Avon buyout. At the end of the day, the excitement is generally misplaced, and investors are better off avoiding the risky speculation and sticking with other more proven companies in this space. Austin thinks there are better options in the cosmetics industry, including a more stable company such as Estee Lauder, which is also better positioned in prime emerging markets such as Asia.

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