John-Erik Koslosky

John-Erik Koslosky


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.

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Beer Lover on Your List? Give a Gift That Keeps on Giving

For investors who love beer, it’s a fine time. Compelling investing arguments can be made for at least three brewers right now: Boston Beer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and Craft Brew Alliance. If you have a beer lover on your Christmas list, consider giving the gift of stock, or at least a recommendation.

3 Obvious and 4 Not So Obvious Ways Buffets Make Money

How do restaurants like Golden Corral and Old Country Buffet offer a never-ending smorgasbord for $12 and still turn a profit? Much of it comes from finding the right menu items and preparing food with great efficiency. But there’s more to the story, and it has to do with old-fashioned behavioral psychology.

Is Craft Brew Too Expensive?

Investors are expecting big things from Craft Brew Alliance, and company executives say they are preparing for "high growth." But it's yet to arrive, and shares have been bid up to prices far frothier than faster-growing rival Boston Beer. Is Craft Brew too expensive to consider here? How does it compare to industry titans, Anheuser-Busch Inbev and Molson Coors Brewing Company?

Is This American King Eyeing a Coup Overseas?

Budweiser, long America's King of Beers, has struggled mightily in the states for a generation. But things are looking different overseas. Can Anheuser-Busch InBev stage a coup with Bud internationally?

Can Light Beer Make a Comeback?

Light beer sales have been less than frothy in recent years as drinkers turn to craft beer, cider, and other libations. Can Anheuser-Busch Inbev and Molson Coors Brewing Company reverse that trend in 2014?

Can These Craft Beers Thrive at Age 30?

Craft beer continues to grow at a heady pace, but many early standards have fallen victim to the crowded market. Two brewers -- Boston Beer and the Craft Brew Alliance -- have 30-year anniversary parties planned for 2014. Can they right their flagging flagships and continue their path to growth amid rising competition from AB Inbev, Molson Coors and SABMiller?

Why Dan Patrick Is a Key Player in This Brewer's Success

A new endorsement deal with radio host Dan Patrick is key to Craft Brew Alliance's success as the small brewer battles in a market crowded with local brewers, brewing giants like AB InBev and Molson Coors, and those like Boston Beer, which fall somewhere in between.

How Big Beer Is Succeeding -- in Small Batches

Big brewers like Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors have been seeing big success in their forays into craft beer. What does this mean for the brewing behemoths and their smaller competitors, like Boston Beer and Craft Brew Alliance?

Can This Craft Brewer Chart a Course to Success?

After a second-straight solid quarter, Craft Brew Alliance (NASDAQ: BREW) has reason to be excited about what lies ahead. It says it is charting its own course in this overcrowded beer market, but it would not do bad following one already set down by Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM).

Can This Brewer Get a Leg up on Craft Beer?

Craft Brew Alliance says it's made the transition from developmental upstart to a brewer with sustainable growth. A recent deal with Buffalo Wild Wings upped those chances. But there's competition from above in AB InBev, as well as Boston Beer.

Why More Competitors Could Be a Boon for This Brewer

There's a new brewery opening every day in America, and there's never been more competition for store shelves and tap handles. But this fast-growing brewer could benefit from the overcrowded market.

3 Things to Watch When Boston Beer Reports

Earnings and revenue always grab the early headlines, but investors can get a better handle on Boston Beer's long-term prospects by watching some of the underlying storylines, especially those that include Anheuser-Busch InBev and Heineken N.V.

Don't Be Afraid to Pay a Premium, "Cheap" Can Always Get Cheaper

We're often victims of our own investing dogma. One of the most egregious articles of faith we follow is the insistence on certain metrics to back our bullishness. Example: A high-PE stock carries a bigger risk than one selling at a lower multiple. Here are three stocks that delivered big returns while selling at a premium.