Is Berkshire Hathaway right about Apple?

That’s what makes it a widows and orphans stock, no matter what happens it will make money for the foreseeable future perhaps the next 10 years or so. This reminds me of another major Buffett investment; Walmart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT). Like Apple, Walmart has so much money $483.83 billion in revenues in June 2016; that it can survive what would be catastrophic losses for the average company several times over.

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Capital One: The Value in Banks and Credit Cards

Capital One is a value investment because it makes a lot of money and carries a lot of float like a bank. Yet it is also experiencing a lot of growth, which makes a really good long-term buy and hold play.

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Ford Gambles Big on Self-Driving Cars

Okay, so Ford is a great company that is making a lot of money, but is self-driving vehicle technology a wise investment? Maybe not, even some of Ford’s executives have serious doubts about its profitability.

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Is Mercury General the best Auto Insurance Stock?

Mercury General is one of those rare companies that you should buy just for the dividend yield. It has delivered a dividend yield of over 4.5% for the last five years according to ycharts.

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Is Discover the Value Investment in Credit Cards?

My take is that both Visa and MasterCard are overpriced; and headed for a fall, but Discover is not. Visa in particular is on shaky ground because its booming revenue is not translating into net income.

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Starbucks the Value in the Coffee

America’s favorite coffee shop has reported revenue growth for the last 34 quarters; since September 2011, according to ycharts.

Starbucks reported revenues of $20.52 billion on June 30, 2016; just one year earlier it reported $18.43 billion in revenues. That adds up to $2.09 billion in revenue growth in year at a time when competitors like McDonald’s are struggling to maintain their market share.

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Are Ford and Uber Working Together?

Ford is a bargain and a good value investment. If you’re looking for a means of cashing in on self-driving cars, Ford would certainly be the company to buy. It is cheap, it is flushed with cash and its revenue is growing. More importantly you can buy Ford’s stock right now and you do not have to wait for the Uber IPO.

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Ten Things that Walmart has Gotten Right about Ecommerce

Entering the payment arena with Walmart Pay. One of Walmart’s underappreciated capabilities is its ability to process vast numbers of payments quickly and efficiently. The company is greatly increasing its payment capabilities with Walmart Pay; a contactless payment solution similar to Apple Pay.

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Alphabet’s Incredible Growth

Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) is now so profitable; and so successful, that it has become very boring. Every quarter the company turns in a great earnings report – that looks much like the last one. Despite this redundancy, Google’s financial numbers are well worth reading. It is possible to learn a lot from those numbers because they are so good.

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Why you Need Visa and/or MasterCard in Your Portfolio

Therefore; both Visa and MasterCard are good widows and orphans stocks to hold in your portfolio on a long-term basis; because of the low risk, steady dividend and high-growth potential. Visa stockholders received a 23.59% return on equity, and MasterCard owners were rewarded with a 61.47% return on equity in May 2016.

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