Matthew Luke

Matthew Luke


Born in Germany, raised in America, living in Japan. Likes to think globally about most things.

Recent articles

Disney, Comcast, and Fox Look for Theme Park Growth Overseas

Whether Disney's Iron Man 3 or Comcast's Despicable Me 2, the world could not get enough of big Hollywood movies in 2013. If these companies are correct, the world will also not be able to get enough of big Hollywood movie theme parks.

Diageo and Sean "Diddy" Combs Team Up on Tequila

In 2007, Sean "Diddy" Combs turned Diageo's struggling Ciroc vodka into one of the company's best-selling brands. Can Diddy do the same with DeLeon Tequila?

Disney's Star Wars and Marvel Comics Team Up

This Force is strong with The Walt Disney Company. The latest Star Wars announcement proves this.

Can Comcast Cash in on the Superhero Craze With a Sub-Mariner Movie?

The Marvel film rights are a complicated mess. Those rights will become a little less complicated if Comcast is not careful, though.

Investor Guide to 2014 Comic-Book Films

Comic-book films have very quickly become the main focus of major movie studios such as Walt Disney, Lions Gate Entertainment, Sony's Columbia Pictures, Twenty-First Century Fox, and Viacom. See what 2014's film lineup has in store for comic book fans and investors alike.


Marvel Movie Rights and Why We Can't Have Nice Things

The Rolling Stones summed it up perfectly in their 1969 hit song "You Can't Always Get What You Want." This is true about life, love, politics ... and movies and a TV show for Marvel Comics.

50 Years of Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel's The Avengers celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. That's 50 years of comics, TV shows, video games, toys, and now a multi-billion dollar franchise of movies. If not for a potential financial mistake, however, The Avengers might never have seen the light of day.

Three Things You Didn't Know About Disney

Disney has some of the world's most recognizable brands and characters in the world, but did you know that there are many smaller parts of Disney that often fly under the radar? While Pixar's movie magic and Marvel's superhero box office dominance are the most visible, there are three lesser known aspects of Disney that investors shouldn't overlook.

Marvel's Daredevil Gets a Showrunner

Fan favorite writer-director joins Walt Disney's and Netflix's Daredevil TV project.

Book Your Next Hotel Stay on Twitter

Twitter is more than just platform for awful celebrities to go on hate-filled rants. Twitter can also be an innovative and useful tool for multi-billion dollar businesses.

Tim Hortons: Canada's Most Loved Company

Ranked No. 61 on APCO Insight's "The 100 Most Loved Companies," Tim Hortons is likely the most iconic brand you've never heard of. If the company's management has its way, we in the U.S. might soon come to love this Canadian brand as well.

McDonald's and Burger King Battle for Latin America

Latin America's economic slowdown continues to be a challenge for McDonald's and Burger King, but the country still represents an immense growth opportunity.

3 Companies Poised to Benefit From College Enrollment Growth

College enrollment is rising, while student housing supply is declining. This presents a great opportunity to invest in the likes of American Campus Communities, EdR, and Campus Crest Communities.

When Robots Rule the World

The robots are coming. And I, for one, welcome our new cybernetic overlords.

The Wal-Mart of Mexico and Central America

"The (insert popular U.S. brand) of (insert emerging market)." Often these phrases can mean very little, but occasionally they can mean everything.

The Amazing Growth of U.S. Yogurt

In recent years, this traditionally European food has quickly become one of America's fastest-growing food products.

The Massive Growth Potential of Brazilian Credit Cards

Although Brazil has been more risk than reward in recent years, the country remains an attractive investment opportunity. You just need to know where to look. We take a glance at Visa, Cielo, and Itau Unibanco.

Growing Your Profits With Farmland

The world's population is estimated to hit 9.1 billion by 2050. That is a lot of mouths to feed.

Is This Company Wearable Tech’s Dark-Horse Investment?

The obvious companies in this emerging wearable technology space are not necessarily the best ways to play it.

Arcos Dorados: Past Problems and Future Potential

Immense potential vs. a disappointing past. Which will ultimately come out on top?