Tremendous Prospects for BBVA

One of my key PowerTrends is what I call "The Rise and Fall of the Middle Class." For this strategy, I look to capitalize on the those companies positioned to benefit from rising disposable incomes in the emerging markets, and from flattening incomes in the more mature markets. If we carry it one step further, we can extrapolate that other companies will benefit from the rising economic activity in those regions.

What would make the opportunity even sweeter would be a company benefitting from a regional-to-national strategy in the U.S., much in the way Starbucks (SBUX) is going from a regional presence to a more national one in China. Starbucks recently opened its 1,000th store in China during the June quarter, and it aims to have 1,500 locations throughout China by 2015. Jim Cramer has made similar comments about Dunkin Brands' (DNKN) potential to expand westward in the U.S....772 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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