In today's round match-up of The Motley Fool Better-Buy Tournament, Sirius XM squares off against Silver Wheaton in a battle to determine which stock is the better buy now. The 64-company tournament pits two Motley Fool analysts against each as they make the case for their stocks with the winner determined by you, the readers.
With the recent breaking news of John Malone dropping his bid for Sirius XM (NASDAQ: SIRI ) , long-term shareholders have reason to cheer: This lucrative business will continue to monopolize the satellite-radio space and shareholders can participate directly. At 25 million paid subscribers, and growing, Sirius should continue to leverage its massive user base to drive increased profits. With 17 cents of every sales dollar flowing through as free cash and the ability to determine its own destiny, Motley Fool analyst Michael Finarelli believes Sirius is a great way to gain exposure in this cash-rich market.
Motley Fool energy analyst Taylor Muckerman thinks Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW ) should move on to the next round because of its unique business model and low cost structure. Working in tandem with the biggest miners in the world, Silver Wheaton acquires its silver at around $4 per ounce while the metal currently trades just above $20. With mines in secure geographies, Silver Wheaton is an excellent way to invest in both silver and gold.
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