Mike Fee

Mike Fee

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Mike Fee is originally from St. Paul, MN and has been working and attending Webster University in Bangkok, Thailand. He has been a Fool since 2009. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @mfee02

Recent articles

Realty Income Corp's Business Model Explained in 6 Easy Steps

If the business model isn't broken, don't fix it. Realty Income has followed this motto for more than four decades and it has seen tremendous growth. But what about critics who say businesses need to "change or die" to survive? Can Realty Income keep its business model intact, or does it need to be tweaked?


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The Secret Behind Taco Bell's 45 Year Success

Both the REIT and the taco chain both began in the 1960s in California. In 1969, both companies met and an idea was proposed that launched Taco Bell into a nationwide success. Here is how it happened:


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Tired of ATM Fees? Your Brokerage - Not Your Bank - May Be the Best Place To Turn To

The discount brokerage firm offers its customers something that its competitors don't. It can save you a lot of money and convenience too. Best of all, it won't cost you anything! Read on to find out more:


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Why Bolivia Allows KFC and Starbucks, but Bans McDonald's

In May, 2014, Starbucks announced that it will open its first location in Bolivia soon, while Yum! Brands said that it will do the same. McDonald's previously failed in the country, closed all of its stores, and was later banned. What will its competitors do differently?


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Why Air Methods Could Keep Soaring

This helicopter operator dominates its competition. Its entry into the tourism market looks like it is payoff off. Will the shares fly as high as its helicopters?

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Iron Mountain Soars on REIT Conversion Approval. Is it Time to Take a Second Look?

Converting to a REIT is becoming harder to do amid recent crackdowns and restrictions. After a two year wait, Iron Mountain was finally approved. Here is what you need to know:


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Myanmar: Full of Hope or All Hype?

Myanmar is being described as the last investment frontier in Southeast Asia. But with numerous challenges still ahead, should investors take caution?


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Tractor Supply Can Weather Any Storm

Many retailers faced a challenging first quarter of 2014 as severe weather hurt sales and disrupted logistics, but Tractor Supply performed well. Here is how the company pulled it off:


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Is Hilton Expanding Too Quickly in Myanmar?

Hilton just signed a deal to open five hotels over the next three years, but with significant delays and costs with its still unopened flagship Yagon hotel, should it slowdown?


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How Howard Hughes and Bill Ackman Made a Good Team Through General Growth Properties Inc

Here is why Howard Hughes Corporation, along with help from hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, provide a unique investment opportunity that investors should be considering today:

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From Waterparks to Charter Schools, EPR Properties Has You Covered

The company is a diverse REIT, which pays monthly dividends. Let's explore some of its operating segments to find out if investors should jump on board.


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Eagle Materials Has the Product That Energy Companies Need

This materials manufacturer is known for its cement, aggregates, and wallboard. These materials fuel the housing boom, but the company is also making a product fueling the energy boom.


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Cabelas and The Great Sporting Goods Sell-Off

With weak results being reported from several sporting goods retailers, should investors be concerned? Which companies set itself apart from the competition?


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"The Irreplaceable Corner Company" Should Have a Place in Your Portfolio

AmREIT, Inc. is a small REIT with big potential that describes itself as "Vibrant. Alive. Memorable. Sustainable." What's not to like?


Corrections Corporation vs. GEO Group: Which Prison Stock Should You Buy?

A little more than year after both companies restructured to become real estate investment trusts (REITs), is it time to take a second look at these unique investment opportunity? Which one offer investors better value?

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This Overlooked REIT Is Quietly Profiting Off Of The U.S. Oil Boom

Oil States recently spun-off its accommodation business to create Civeo, but for investors looking for a REIT that is also serving the Bakken energy boom in North Dakota, read on:


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KapStone Paper Has Been on a Tear Lately

The company makes container board and other paper products, but investors shouldn't ignore this "boring business" stock


How United Rentals Inc. Is Quietly Building Its Rental Empire

Did you notice the incredible results the company reported last quarter? If not, here is a brief analysis to get you caught up on United Rentals' impressive business:


Oil States Just Unlocked Huge Shareholder Value

The company recently completed the spinoff of its accommodations business. Here is what you need to know:


What a Coup in Thailand Means For Seagate Technology PLC and Western Digital Corp Investors

Both companies have huge investments in Thailand, but with the recent political uncertainty should investors take caution?