John-Erik Koslosky

John-Erik Koslosky

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Fool contributor John-Erik Koslosky has been picking his own stocks since the market crashed in 2008. He aims for a mix of value and growth, but mostly, just looks to buy great businesses.


Recent articles




Don't Be Fooled by iWatch Interest Surveys

Surveys suggest there is significant interest in an iWatch -- but not so much if it's expensive. Here's why investors should take these polls with a grain of salt.


Will The World Cup Have a Lasting Effect on Anheuser-Busch InBev?

Anheuser-Busch InBev's plans to cash in on the FIFA World Cup were four years in the making, and the brewer was all over the event as it drew the eyes of sports fans around the world. Now that the games are over, the real test begins.

Is Sirius XM About to Abandon This Important Metric?

A possible push could add subscribers to the satellite radio service, but also make two important ways investors have to measure the company's progress irrelevant -- at least in the short term. The company likes the trade-off.


Can This Back-to-Basics Approach Return McDonald's to U.S. Growth?

With U.S. same-store sales continuing to fall, McDonald's is turning to the products that made it America's favorite fast-food restaurant. Given the success of companies like Chipotle and Starbucks in the fast-casual arena, can the Big Mac return McDonald's to U.S. growth?


This Expected Trend Could Drive Sirius XM Sales for Years to Come

Sirius XM sales benefited from the uptick in new-car sales coming out of the recession. Now, many of those satellite-radio-equipped cars are for sale again -- this time on the used lot. Can this help to drive a new wave of subscriptions?




Is Diageo's $115M Move in Whiskey Smart, or Will It Prove a Blunder?

Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker, has big plans for American whiskey in the U.S. And why not, with bourbon and Tennessee whiskey at peak popularity. Will this $115M investment prove money well spent, or will drinkers' tastes shift, making it a blunder?


Could This New Countertop Device Turn the Beer Industry on Its Head?

The PicoBrew Zymatic gives beer lovers the ability to make the brew of their choice in their kitchens simply, cheaply, with little preparation or cleanup, and have it on tap in a week's time. Does this new countertop device have the potential to disrupt the beer industry?



Why Craft Brew's Earnings Were Not as Good as They Looked

Craft Brew Alliance's 20% sales growth in the first quarter finally looked to put the West Coast brewer on an even plane with the overall craft market. Is this finally the start of the company's much-promised growth story? Things aren't as simple as they might first appear.

Why This Starbucks Strategy Is a Big Threat to McDonald's

Traditional fast-food rivals Burger King and Wendy's may be stealing away McDonald's customers with revamped menus, but it's companies like Starbucks and Dunkin' Brands that may be the bigger long-term worry.


Whole Foods Is Suffering From Copycats

Whole Foods is taking a beating as competition in natural and organic foods heats up. Can the company that helped drive the interest in this space over the past three-plus decades make the transition it needs to make? Or will Whole Foods become the victim of its own success?



Is McDonald's Looking to Take a Page From Chipotle's Playbook?

McDonald's is rolling out new kitchen equipment that will allow for many more ingredients and a "build your own burger" approach. The plans seem to take a page from Chipotle's successful playbook. Is it enough for McDonald's to return to growth?


Howard Stern Proves His Value to Sirius XM Once Again

Howard Stern is not the only draw for Sirius XM subscribers, but he is the best example of how the company's original content has helped it build a moat to keep out music-streaming competitors.