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S&P 500 Companies: Short-Term Problems, Long-Term Opportunities?

Read more : http://www.investmentcontrarians.com/stock-market/sp-500-companies-short-term-problems-long-term-opportunities/1944/

One of the common questions I get asked is: where are the long-term opportunities for growth? We all know that the American economy is growing extremely slowly, yet most people don't realize how international many of the S&P 500 companies really are.

As an example, while we all think of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Pizza Hut as American restaurants, the parent company, YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE/YUM), has a growth plan that is not based domestically and is instead focused on the Chinese economy.

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