All right, I can take the heat. I'm here to ask your opinion: Do you think Starbucks
Contemplating which products are fads can be a hot-button topic for investors. Last year, before Crocs'
I still think Starbucks has a bright future, despite the stock's sad performance over the past year or two. I don't believe its brand is tarnished, and I trust it can pull off a turnaround much easier than many other beaten-up retailers can. And if consumers are backing off a bit now, there is the reality that what was an "affordable luxury" a year or two ago may look a tad less affordable as people grow accustomed to $4-plus gas and the high price of food. But is Starbucks done forever? I highly doubt it.
However, given Starbucks' sad two-star rating in our community-intelligence database, Motley Fool CAPS, it looks as though plenty of people disagree.
So let's hear it. Do you think McDonald's
And of course, if you'd like to defend Starbucks as an incredibly undervalued stock at these levels, please feel free to do that, too. Don't be intimidated, since, believe it or not, there are still plenty of people who like Starbucks as an investment -- it's been recommended by both Motley Fool Stock Advisor and Motley Fool Inside Value, for example.
I'm looking forward to seeing some thoughtful feedback on this big question. Until then, enjoy your Friday coffee break!
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