Companies with demonstrable competitive advantages in profitable industries are likely to do well over the long haul. Home improvement retailer Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and snack and beverage giant PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) are two wonderful stocks that I believe could position their shareholders for early retirements. A $10,000 investment in Home Depot made 10 years ago with dividends reinvested would now be worth more than $72,000 -- giving it an average annual total return rate of 21.9%.
Home Depot (HD) has been one of the stocks most watched by Zacks.com users lately. So, it is worth exploring what lies ahead for the stock.
Corton Capital Timber Analyst John Duncanson joins Yahoo Finance Live to talk about the lumber market, the outlook for home building, and lumber mill profitability.