The fast-food giant enjoys a wide economic moat that should help it stay afloat under any economic condition.
Shares trade in 4-star territory ahead of the pharma giant's fourth-quarter results.
Citi's presence in developing markets and its newly boosted capital levels provide it a competitive advantage over most of its global peers.
A wide economic moat and capital efficiency should augur well for eBay, translating into excess economic profits for the e-commerce giant.
The banking giant's earnings are likely to improve substantially from current levels once the firm truly fires on all cylinders.
Earnings are likely to come in higher but investors would continue to focus on the banking giant's net interest margin given the continued low-interest rate regime.
Despite the volatility and uncertainty, markets managed to race ahead in the final lap of the year.