Historically, tumultuous times offer some of the best opportunities to unearth killer stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. While many investors avoid mainstay stocks today, some think heavyweight motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson
In our Motley Fool CAPS community, about 77% of the 1,870 investors who've rated the company are bullish. There's no shortage of reasons why Harley-Davidson will thrive, three of which I've highlighted below.
But here at the Motley Fool, we're all for looking at both the good and bad sides of an investment. Once you're done with this article, you can read the case against the stock, weigh in with your own comments below, or rate Harley-Davidson yourself in CAPS.
1. Financial progress
Like automaker Ford's
2. Strong brand
Harley-Davidson has had a long-standing iconic image that's as recognizable as Coca-Cola
3. Tapping new markets
Harley wants to tap one of the largest motorcycle markets by introducing new models in India, where bikes from Honda
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