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The 1 Reason Coke Wasn't It

By Chuck Saletta – Feb 20, 2014 at 5:15PM

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Coca-Cola is an awesome company with a great history and decent prospects. The only problem: its valuation.

Coca-Cola (KO -1.24%) initially looked like a great candidate for the real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth portfolio. In this brief video, portfolio manager Chuck Saletta explains the one reason Coca-Cola didn't make the cut -- and why that could change in the future.

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Chuck Saletta has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Berkshire Hathaway and Coca-Cola. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Coca-Cola.

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Coca-Cola Stock Quote
Coca-Cola
KO
$63.55 (-1.24%) $0.80
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Berkshire Hathaway
BRK.A
$474,092.26 (-0.69%) $-3,310.72
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Berkshire Hathaway
BRK.B
$314.26 (-0.60%) $-1.89

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