Acting on panic never helps investors, but it's still a good idea to question why you're really buying individual investments.
Consider robot maker iRobot
Here at The Motley Fool, we like to consider both the good and bad sides of an investment. In this article I'm highlighting three of the main bearish arguments on iRobot today, but be sure to read the bullish side as well. Then weigh in with your own comments below or rate iRobot in CAPS.
1. One heavy customer
While defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin
2. Consumer spending
Consumer robots make up a big portion of iRobot's revenue, but despite an increase in sales, some investors aren't convinced the streak can continue at the same pace. Retailers that sell Roombas, like Sears Holdings
3. Vacuum competition
Although Roomba has held the top robot vacuum spot for a while, new entrants to the market aim to get a piece of the action. While Honda's
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Fool contributor Dave Mock now has three more reasons to eat Oreo cookies for breakfast. He owns no shares of companies mentioned here. Best Buy and General Dynamics are Inside Value recommendations. iRobot is a Rule Breakers selection. Best Buy is a Stock Advisor pick. Motley Fool Options has recommended a bull call spread position on Best Buy. The Fool owns shares of Best Buy. The Fool's disclosure policy spent five years on a chain gang, but still claims to have been framed by The Man.