One of the stocks we've found has turned every $20 invested
in 1972 into $41,000 today. Just $500 invested back then
would be worth more than $1 million. This is
one of the most epic stock-market runs in history -- and it
the '87 crash, the "Dot-com" bubble, and the Great Recession.
I've got more details on each of these ideas --
including several names and ticker symbols -- a little later in
Just know that this sort of "worry-free" performance is why many of the world's richest investors, politicians, and
businessmen have owned shares of these stocks for decades, using them to
profit in any sort of market.
Let me show you what I mean...
One of our "Forever" stocks is owned by 22 members of Congress.
James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI) reports that via his wife, he has a stake
of up to $500,000 of the stock. And in
2012 (last year that data was available), that stake earned at least $15,000 in dividends from the shares...
and maybe as much as $50,000.
You can see for yourself in his latest financial disclosure I had our
research team dig up on the Representative, courtesy of OpenSecrets.org:
Here's the funny thing.
When you find a stock that a herd of Congressmen love... you usually
find that some of the richest people in the world also invest in it.
It's almost like there is a direct link between the two...
In fact, Representative Sensenbrenner and his wife could shake hands with the world's
richest man -- Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim -- at this company's annual meeting.
That's because along with a couple dozen members of Congress, Mr. Slim
also has a stake in this world-dominating company... owning more than
17,000 shares worth $1.4 million.
It's the same story with another "Forever" stock we found.
It's owned by
dozens of the market's biggest players. Legendary investment firm
Fidelity owns 18,470,000 shares worth more than $8 billion. Goldman Sachs owns another
More than 30 members of Congress also own the stock.
That includes Jane Harman -- the third-richest member of Congress, with
an estimated net worth of $326 million. That is to say she was
the third-richest member of Congress.
Ms. Harman resigned in 2011. At last count, she held over $315,000
in this company's stock. This company also counts Secretary of State
and former senator John Kerry (D-MA) as an investor. His stake is
worth up to $1.7 million.
John Kennedy III (D-MA) owns up to
$550,000 of this one. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) also
owns a stake worth up to $50,000.
But what's most surprising about this select group of 10 stocks we've
identified? It's not the fact that millionaire Congressmen... or
Wall Street mega-firms like Fidelity and Goldman Sachs... are lining their
pockets with the shares.
Instead, it's that everyday investors like you, your family, and your
friends are able to invest in these exact same companies.
Let me be clear -- these ideas ARE NOT solely reserved for
Congressmen, billionaires, or the elite.
Another has outperformed
"regular" stocks nearly 10-to-1 in its
lifetime. And it has only been around since 2004! It's returned nearly 11% PER YEAR since its inception...
and its dividend grew 42.3% along the way. In total, investors have
received more than 120 consecutive
dividends from this company.
Another "Forever" stock has raised its
dividend 104% since 2008... and buys back billions of dollars of
its shares. In 2013 alone the company repurchased $6
billion of its own stock.
Since being spun-off from its parent company in 2008, this
company has bought back nearly 22% of the outstanding shares,
which helps support the share price in just about any market.
In fact, people just like you have been making money from these types of stocks
George A. from Weatherford, Oklahoma says
he's held shares of General Electric for 45 years. During that time,
his holdings have turned from
$27,000 to $108,000...
while also paying him "tons" of dividends.
Arthur R. of Sandy Springs, Georgia tells us he invested in
200 shares of Automatic Data Processing at just $8.00 per share.
After holding about five years, and watching his number of shares
balloon in a series of splits, he sold at $59.90. His original $1,600 investment
turned into $106,000 when Arthur sold.
Tony R. of Reading, Massachusetts
bought $2,000 of Esso -- Exxon's predecessor -- more than 50 years
ago. "I never purchased any more, I just reinvested dividends. For
years it was the only stock I owned."
Tony says that stake topped out at more
Now, I'm not here to tell you about General Electric or Exxon.
They've treated long-term investors very well, but I don't want to
hold them forever now. I've found a new breed of stocks I think are
much better "Forever" candidates.
My name is
Dave Forest. I'm an analyst at StreetAuthority, one of the
country's fastest-growing financial research firms.
I work closely with Paul Tracy, who started StreetAuthority
more than a decade ago -- literally from his kitchen table. It's
funny to think about now, but I can tell you back then he tried to keep our
humble start a secret.
then a funny thing happened...
People began to see we knew what we were talking about at
were making investors money.
Gradually more investors learned about us. Then our analysis started to
appear on AOL, TheStreet.com, Nasdaq.com, and Yahoo Finance. That
brought more readers.
Over the years, our business has grown like a weed. We
now employ more than 50 people, and we have analysts and researchers from all over the
U.S. and Canada.
Today, we publish our research to over 2 million readers in 175 countries.
But I think the research we've done on our "10 Best Stocks to Hold Forever"
might be our most important to date...
I'll get into more details on our 10 "Forever" stocks -- including
some specific names and ticker symbols -- later on in today's report.
But first, I want to tell you something that a broker never would.
It makes it clear that holding a stock forever may be the smartest
investing decision you'll ever make...
The Priceless Stock Market Wisdom
You'll Never Get
From Your Broker
Your broker would never suggest holding a stock
forever. He'd go broke! The more you trade in and out of stocks, the
more money he makes. I personally use E*Trade. They are always
trying to sell me on using their latest and greatest trading tools.
They'd never recommend that I buy a stock and simply hold it...
letting the shares pay me year after year. They want commissions.
I don't mean to single out E*Trade. Scottrade, TDAmeritrade, nearly ever
brokerage house... they all push for you buy and sell frequently.
Now, I'm not knocking trading. I've seen plenty of people make money
that way. But it's not for me. And if you're reading this research, I bet it's not for you either. Here's the good news...
You don't have to trade every day... or every week... or even every
year to beat the market. In fact, your success actually increases
the fewer trades you make and the longer you hold.
I'll give you
the specifics in a minute, but for now just keep in mind that
investors in the S&P 500 have NEVER suffered a loss in a
20-year period. They have always ended up ahead of the game
providing they held onto their stocks.
Of course, we all know you can't say the same for holding stocks for
a year or two. When you hold stocks for a short period of time, your
odds of losing money go way up.
And you can lose a boatload of money in a hurry...
In fact, the S&P 500 once dropped -44.8% in a single year. But
overall the 20-year stretches we've examined since 1950 (and there
have been hundreds of these rolling periods), stocks have always
moved higher. No wonder Warren Buffett says his favorite holding
I love the sound of that. In fact... I'm convinced that the simplest way to turn any amount of money into a
windfall is to find a stock you want to hold forever, invest, and then
forget about it.
But it's not just me.
Listen to the story of Grace Groner.
Grace lived nearly her entire life in Lake Forest, Illinois, about 45
minutes north of Chicago. After she graduated from Lake Forest College
in 1931, Grace was hired as a secretary at Abbott Laboratories, where she worked for more than four decades.
Grace never earned an impressive salary as a secretary. She never drove a
fancy car. According to the Los Angeles Times, she got her
clothes from garage sales. She lived in a one-bedroom house that was
willed to her when a friend passed.
But in 1935, a few years after she started her job at Abbott Labs, she
bought three shares of the company's stock for about $60 per share.
Her total investment was under $200.
As I bet you can guess, Grace never sold those shares. Through
dividends, share splits, and dividend reinvestment, when she died in
2010, her three share purchase was worth $7 million. She left it
all to her alma mater.
Anne Scheiber did almost the exact same thing. She started with $5,000
in 1944, buying shares of market leaders like Schering-Plough, Coca-Cola, and Bristol-Myers. According to those close to
her, Anne hated to sell because she couldn't stand paying commissions.
When she died in 1996, her $5,000 initial investment had turned into
Now, I don't expect you to turn $5,000 into $22 million. These are
special cases. But right now, everyday
you are buying into "Forever" stocks, holding for the long-term, and
making small fortunes of their own...
Robert R. of The Villages, Florida says he bought 1,000
shares of Exxon in 1973... Today he owns 16,000 shares.
His favorite thing about investing in "Forever" stocks? "You don't
have to worry about constantly trying to beat the market," says
George A. from Seattle, Washington
has a similar story. George says he bought $2,000 of Apple and
$2,000 of Amazon back in October 2000. About 10 years later,
he says his Apple shares were worth $60,100 and the Amazon shares were worth $11,600.
William M. is an investor in Boynton
Beach, Florida who says he's held over 60 stocks for more than 35
years. He bought just 5 shares of AT&T in 1950.
When we last heard from him, he said thanks to splits, spin-offs, and dividends, he owned 4,000-plus
shares of the stock! That's worth well over $100,000 at current prices.
William also told us he's been retired 27
years, is a member of two private country clubs, and has homes in
both Florida and Massachusetts.
But my favorite
story is from Edwin C. of San Diego. I'll let him tell you
"I started out investing on a monthly basis in
Exxon and Duke Energy, and then in the Oakmark Equity and Income Fund. I
never sold any positions. Today, 10 years later I have $109,000 in Oakmark and $50,000 each in Exxon and Duke. When I get my annual pay
raise, I increase my automatic monthly investment by 50% of the
raise. Pay yourself first! I am a multimillionaire with no
college education, just a 20-year Navy career behind me."
But why? How is it that holding a stock "Forever" seems time and time
again to make the biggest difference in your overall success?
My research staff uncovered two big reasons...
"Forever" Advantage #1:
The Best Way We've Found to Make
(Your Odds Get 150x Better)
If you want to see the best reason why investing
"Forever" is the smartest way to let the market make you rich, the table below
gives you a big hint...
I ran a
simple stock screen on my research team's Bloomberg terminal. I wanted
to find all the stocks in the United States that have returned more
than 250% in the past year. To make sure we were dealing with solid
companies, I only included companies with positive earnings. And to
weed out the fly-by-night penny stocks, I had to kick out anything
with a tiny market cap under $100 million.
You can see the results for yourself. Just 23 stocks survived the cut --
out of 14,068 traded in the U.S. Talk about looking for a needle in
a haystack! What's more, I bet you've never even heard of these
less own any of them. I sure hadn't.
Now here's the interesting part. I ran the exact same screen again... only I changed the time period
to the past 10 years. The results are night and day.
Over the past 10 years, 523 stocks returned more than 250%.
That's almost 23 times as many as the past year!
Lesson: if you can hold on for a decade, you're 23 times as likely
to hit it big.
That's because the market's greatest stocks take
years to reach their full potential.
They won't do it in one year... or even two or three years. But give
them enough time for their business plans to bear fruit, and you
will see your gains steadily compound into the sort of wealth that
can change your life.
Take a well-known case -- shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). Apple has been
one of the market's best performers for years. But even in the stock's
best one-year period, investors made 289%.
wouldn't sneeze at a 289% gain, but anyone who bought for a year sold themselves
You can see from my chart
that Apple wasn't done after six months or a year...
Since 2003, Apple has gained 7,838%. That's an average annual gain of
47%... and enough to turn every $10,000 invested into more than $780,000.
Owning a stock like Apple for a short period is like ordering a
7-course meal and only sticking around for the appetizer. Sure you get a
taste... but wouldn't you rather have the whole meal?
And today, I'm seeing a similar setup to what has happened with
This "Forever" stock is the one owned by Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, and two dozen Congressmen. Like Apple, this stock has long been a
darling of Wall Street. Since it first went public in 2004, it's returned
But then something happened... investors turned against the company
-- knocking it down just like they did Apple. And while
the shares have rebounded... they still aren't anywhere near where they
could -- or should -- be trading at.
This company makes a product you probably use every day. Heck, in my
line of work, I use it dozens of times a day.
It owns a dominant 65% of its primary market... and more than a billion
of people rely on this company.
That sort of dominance has done wonders for business, although you
wouldn't know it by looking at the stock, which I think is extremely
undervalued right now. There's nothing wrong with its profit and loss
statement, that's for sure. In fact, only 17 companies in the world
earn more profit per year than this "Forever" stock.
To put it simply, this business is a cash machine.
Maybe that's how it has built up more than $59 billion in cash on its
books... which equals a staggering $171 per share -- or 15% of its
share price. I've never seen anything like it.
But despite these statistics, you can buy the shares for
barely more than they
traded at before the recession -- even though profits have increased
157% since then. If that screams buying opportunity to
you... you're not alone.
I'll give you the name of this company a little later. But first, I want
to show you one more reason why owning a stock forever may be the smartest
investment move you've ever made...
"Forever" Advantage #2:
Investing this Way Is Much Safer
This one is undeniable: Owning stocks forever reduces your risk of
Of course, it doesn't guarantee you'll make money. Not even
a CD will give you a guaranteed profit these days, after inflation
takes its cut. But what I can guarantee you is that the
longer you hold, the more likely you are to come out ahead.
I'm not blowing smoke here. Decades of data back it up.
In fact, when I started preparing this research report, the first thing
I did was go through the annual results of
the S&P 500, going all the way back to 1950. That's 62 years of
can see what I found in my chart...
On a rolling annual basis, the S&P 500 has dropped 16 times over a
1-year period since 1950... but zero times in any 20-year period.
This trend is clear as day. The longer you hold an investment, the
better your chances of making money. And there's no longer
holding period than forever.
But I'd bet you already knew holding for the long-term is smart. Many of
the market's brightest minds -- including Warren Buffett -- have
heralded the powers of long-term investing.
Know why I think this approach works so well? Because it's so
The fact is, it's tough to do anything for a long time -- even when
you're doing "nothing" by simply leaving a stock alone. Holding
through thick and thin means that you'll experience bear markets, recessions,
and the occasional panic. I'm sorry to say there's no way to avoid
these facts of investing life when you buy a forever stock.
Fortunately, as with so many endeavors in life, the harder you work
the sweeter the reward. If you take away one thing from this
bulletin today, I hope it's this: if you do it right, you don't
need nerves of steel to hold for the long term... if you're in
the right stocks.
Hear me out...
I've run the numbers on my 10 "Forever" stocks during the nasty bear
market from October 9, 2007 until March 9, 2009 -- when the S&P 500
dropped a nauseating 56.8%. In a crash that vicious and widespread,
you'd think everyone got crushed, right?
If you had owned our 10 "Forever" stocks during that nasty bear
market, you would have had a much better experience than the average
Only 1 stock of the 10 fell more than the S&P 500 during the bear market.
And since the bull market returned, that stock has come back with a
vengeance... more than doubling the S&P 500 in the following year.
As for the other 9 picks? Well one of them wasn't listed until after the
bear market, so I left it out of our calculations to be fair. The
rest fell an average of 30% less than the broader market.
And the vast majority of these picks beat the S&P 500 on the way back
up. So not only has this select group of stocks held up better in down
markets... they've also whipped the S&P 500 in bull markets.
See for yourself...
It's like having your cake and eating it too.
Now, I'll be honest. There's a major caveat. You can't just buy any
stock, hold it forever, and expect to come out ahead. The market is
littered with Enrons, Worldcoms, even General Motors. Holding forever
didn't matter a lick with them.
That's why my staff and I have put so much time, effort, and money into
completing our list of 10 "Forever" stocks. This project took
about six months, and it wasn't cheap. By my back-of-the-napkin
calculation, the total cost of gathering, analyzing and distributing
this data comes to about $1.3 million.
But that's a bargain
if it can give thousands of investors a lifetime of protection and
profits going forward. You see, the performance of these 10 special
stocks in the bear market wasn't a fluke. It's one of the main
reasons why I selected them in the first place. What's more, this
handful of stocks show strong signs they could continue to make
investors wealthy for years to come.
invest in companies like the dominant monopoly with a 5.5% dividend
yield that I'll tell you about in a moment, you can sleep well at night
knowing that your money has a great chance of growing year-in and
year-out for decades to come.
If you want to read all our research on this select group of
"Forever" stocks, I've put everything together in a research report
titled The 10 Best Stocks to Hold Forever.
Even better, I want to give you unrestricted access to this report right
now. Keep reading to learn how to claim your copy...
Just Released: The 10 Best Stocks to Hold
I discovered long ago that you don't need a
room full of supercomputers to make money in stocks. All you need to
do is buy a handful of "Forever" stocks. Of course the buying part
is easy. The hard part is finding these rare gems in the first
You'll know you've found a "Forever" stock when you
find a company doing three vital things:
1) paying its
investors a fat dividend...
2) digging a deep moat around its
business to fend off competitors, and...
3) buying back
massive amounts of its own stock, driving up the value of the rest
of the shares.
One of my own personal "Forever" stock
favorites is Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB). I've
recommended it for more than a decade and it has made me plenty of
Kimberly meets all three "Forever" stock criteria:
With a stable of iconic brands like Kleenex tissues and Huggies
diapers, Kimberly is a household name with a deep moat against would
The company has paid a dividend every
quarter since 1972 and has raised its payout at least once per year.
Meanwhile, Kimberly has repurchased nearly one-quarter of its
outstanding shares over the past decade... and the stock is up 184%.
Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is another great business
that qualifies as a forever stock. Nearly a decade ago, I saw the
explosion in demand for agricultural commodities from fast growing
markets like China, and recommended Monsanto because of its
genetically modified "super seeds."
Since it went public in
2001, Monsanto has raised its dividend more than six-fold and it has
been buying back stock since 2008. The stock has soared over
1,000% in the past decade, rising from about $7 to more
than $100 a share.
I have always tried to buy businesses that
are so good that I wouldn't have to worry about their stocks. That
way, I could hold them as long as I wanted before I cashed out. I
assumed other sensible investors thought the same way. But as the
market crashed in 2008 and on into 2009, I noticed something
disturbing. Thousands... even millions of investors started dumping
what I knew were good long-haul investments.
By the time the
S&P 500 hit bottom on March 9, 2009 investors sat in shock -- numb,
with their portfolios cut in half by the 56.8% drop in the overall
market. Some of my colleagues even vowed to never invest again. But
at StreetAuthority we saw something completely different. We saw a
historic buying opportunity. We didn't wait. So we backed up the
truck and scooped up the most undervalued stocks we could find.
StreetAuthority founder Paul Tracy bought tens of thousands of
dollars of stocks for himself and he urged our subscribers to do the
Over the next 12 months, stocks would rebound over
60%, sending those shares soaring. Looking back on that jarring
experience, we noticed that when the going got rough, investors
dumped some of the most dominant companies on the planet -- the
exact type of stocks they should hold forever.
turned out to be exactly the WRONG thing to do. So the
StreetAuthority team got together and started work on a master list
of stocks that investors could hold forever. They could simply buy
the shares and forget about them. They wouldn't have to worry about
what the market is doing... or interest rates... or GDP... or
They wouldn't have to worry whether Washington ever
gets its act together on the debt and deficit. Basically, we wanted
to show investors that investing doesn't have to be complicated. And
you don't have to watch the stock market every day to make money.
Companies like that can make you money no matter what. Once you
find them, the rest is simple -- just buy their shares and forget
Now that we've completed our list of "forever"
stocks I'd like to share them with you in... The 10 Best Stocks to Hold Forever.
To claim your copy, with full details and profiles of all 10 "Forever"
only ask that you try a trial subscription to my monthly advisory -- Top 10
But before you even think about that, let me tell you a bit more about this
select group of companies...
"Forever Stock" #1: The "Rockefeller"
I Want to Buy and Hold Forever
He is the
richest person in the history.
Warren Buffett? At his peak, Buffett's wealth is less than one-fifth
this man's fortune.
Bill Gates doesn't even come close. Neither does Walmart founder Sam
Walton or telecom magnate -- and one of the richest men in the world --
oil tycoon was not only the richest man in history... he had more
money than Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Carlos Slim combined. None
of these poor guys can hold a candle to the $336 billion fortune
(adjusted for inflation) amassed by John D.
But when I tell you I've found my "Rockefeller" investment, I'm not
saying it because I think it will make us billionaires -- although I
wouldn't complain if it did.
No, I call it my "Rockefeller" investment because of what
This "Forever" stock owns a rare breed of assets that are nearly
impossible for small investors like you and me to purchase directly.
Typically only industrial titans like
Rockefeller can buy them.
Most people know Rockefeller became rich via his company, Standard Oil.
But when you look closely at exactly WHY
Rockefeller got rich, you realize Standard Oil didn't turn Rockefeller
into a billionaire simply because it was in the oil business.
No. Standard Oil made Rockefeller the richest man in history because the
company held a monopoly in its market... while also paying a
dividend on the shares he held.
And now, I've found an investment -- Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE:
BIP) -- that lets you own stakes in dozens of infrastructure
monopolies across the entire world, and in addition to capital gains, it pays investors
a 4.9% dividend each
year to own it. Thanks to its Standard Oil-style business model, this
company is raking in practically guaranteed revenues from one of the
most compelling portfolios I've ever seen.
The partnership owns ports all over Europe... toll roads in South
America... railroads in Australia... and thousands of miles of
electric power lines in the United States and Canada. These assets
are just about impossible to compete with. No one is going to build
another electric grid or a new port next to one already in place.
I can only think of one, maybe two, other places where you can invest in
a stable group of monopolistic holdings this broad from all over the planet.
But any "Rockefeller" idea would be incomplete if it ignored dividends.
After all, it was Rockefeller who once quipped "Do you know the only thing
that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in."
Right now BIP pays $0.48 per unit each quarter. That's a
since 2010 and gives the units a yield of 4.9%.
But I think that distribution is going to rise in the years ahead.
Brookfield states its aim is to raise its distributions 3%-7% a
year, while also aiming to return 60%-70% of its income to investors
in the form of dividends.
How many other outfits explicitly tell you that their major goal is
to increase distributions... and to do so faster than inflation?
That's just a peek at one of the remarkable locked-in profit plays
you'll see in The 10 Best Stocks to Hold Forever.
And I still have 9
more to give you...
"Forever" Stock #2: The "Market Darling"
With $171 Per
Share of Cash
I mentioned a few of the details about this stock
earlier in today's report.
It's the one owned by Goldman Sachs. They own $2.6 billion of the stock
More than 30 U.S. Congressmen also own
I'm talking about Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) -- one of the
most dominant companies on the planet -- and one that I want to own
forever... especially at these prices.
And guess what... this stock is also being praised by Charlie Munger --
Warren Buffett's second in command.
"Google has a huge new moat," Munger said. "In fact I've probably never
seen such a wide moat. Their moat is filled with sharks."
Munger is famous for loving companies with wide "economic moats" --
advantages that keep competitors from gaining territory against a
And Google has plenty of those...
It's the most dominant company on the entire Internet. Depending on whom
you cite, it owns no less than a 65% of the online search market, and
possibly upwards of 90%.
Moreover, it offers email... online documents... mapping tools... and
dozens of other free utilities -- all in an effort to get its
advertising platform in front of more eyeballs.
Its web advertising platform controls nearly 40% of the market
(and growing)... about triple its nearest rival. And online advertising
is still in its infancy. It's expected to jump 15% this year.
This near monopoly of a company has built up a cash stockpile of $48 billion... or $146 PER SHARE.
That means Google could afford to pay every investor a dividend of
nearly $150 per share and still not skip a beat.
Despite these statistics, you can buy the shares for barely more than they
traded at before the recession -- even though earnings have increased
more than 150% since then!
Sometimes the market just doesn't make sense. But I think the solution
is pretty simple in this case. Buy the shares now... and hold them forever.
In fact, I think that's the right plan for the rest of our 10 "Forever"
"Forever" Stock #3 is the most
shareholder-friendly company I've ever seen. It has raised its
dividend 104% since 2008... and has bought back 456 million of
its own shares (about 22% of all shares outstanding). That's one
reason why earnings per share has risen 58% since its IPO.
Buy it now and you'll lock in a solid yield of about 4.5% (and I
expect another dividend increase in the next few quarters).
Meanwhile, the company plans billions more in share repurchases
this year, which should support the stock price in just about
"Forever Stock" #4 is a fund with a simple
mission -- to buy stakes in the most stable utility companies on
the earth and pay investors a fat dividend yield. It owns
telecoms in Israel, electric companies in Brazil, and water
utilities in the United States. It's returned 11% per year since
its inception in 2004... and it has boosted its dividend 42.3%
along the way. In total, the fund has paid more than 100
consecutive dividends and currently yields 6.0%. But don't
expect to have heard of this one... it trades only 100,000
shares a day -- about what Apple trades in two minutes.
"Forever Stock" #5 was founded in 1966, but you
couldn't buy a stake until six years ago. Since it's gone
public, the stock is up 1,079% thanks to its seemingly
unstoppable growth. Maybe that's what attracted the world's
greatest investor-- Warren Buffett-- and his investment team.
His giant investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway, bought a 216,000
share stake in this "Forever" stock in 2011. And then Berkshire
doubled down -- buying 189,000 more shares the next quarter.
Now this company is making a big splash
in China... and buying back more than $2 billion in stock. That
makes it a no-brainer for our "Forever" list.
Forever Stock #6 tracks an index that has
returned 297% over the past 10 years. It does so well because it
holds dozens of energy partnerships that are legally bound to
pay out the bulk of their cash flow to investors. Best of all,
most of these businesses pay zero corporate tax.
"Forever" Stock #7 is a fund that holds 312
fast-growing companies in emerging markets like Taiwan, Brazil
and Malaysia. At first glance you might think that's risky...
until you realize that these economies are growing 2X and 3X
faster than ours. This "Forever" idea is a superb way to profit
from that fact. Meanwhile, you get a yield above 4% --
surprisingly generous for stocks with such explosive potential.
Every $1,000 you invested in "Forever" Stock #8
back in 1972 would be worth a stunning $2,075,000 today. Maybe
that's why it's one of Congress' favorite "sweetheart" stocks.
In total, more than 50 members of Congress own a stake. Several
big financial companies own a piece of this company, too. State
39 million shares. Bank of New York Mellon owns 24 million. And Bank of
America owns 33 million of this stock.
Meanwhile, the company is raising
its dividend, spending billions to buy back its own shares,
making smart acquisitions, and according to investment research
firm Morningstar, owns an "80% stranglehold on a $30 billion
I like to call "Forever" Stock #9 "Baby Berkshire." It
invests just like Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, but there
is one major difference...
This company is still small enough to make nearly any investment
it wants, which frees it up to short for big returns. Warren Buffett himself
said of his company, " Berkshire's capital base is now simply
too large to allow us to earn truly outsized returns."
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) owns at least $100,000
of this stock... and for good reason. From its low in March
2009, the shares have more than doubled.
I looked all the way to South America for "Forever" Stock #10,
but don't worry... it trades right on the New York Stock Exchange.
It's the largest electricity company in Brazil, boasting more than
7 million customers.
Like many utilities, its profits are driven by its monopolistic position.
It sells three-quarters of its total power to captive customers who
can't switch to another supplier.
Meanwhile, the company makes the point of distributing at least
50% of its income to shareholders... good now for a very safe
yield of 7.0%.
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able to hold it forever.
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Congress' Dirty Secret You Can Use to Your
I've talked a lot about the Congressmen who own
some of our 10 "Forever" stocks... but
you're still probably wondering... "Does it really matter if Congress
owns shares or not?"
In a perfect world, it wouldn't. But in the real world of haves and
have-nots, of insiders and outsiders... it turns out to matter a
great deal. After all, only lawmakers have the full inside scoop on
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In a study cited by Barron's, members
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households are worth more than $1 million.
much as the whole situation stinks, it looks like Barron's is right
when it says the "Holy Grail of investing has been found: get
elected to U.S. Congress."
You may not like the fact that politicians
have this unfair edge. I know I don't. But is it any wonder that the
first place I went looking for my 10 "Forever" stocks was in
Congress' own portfolios?
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up fastest -- you would be a fool not to pay attention. Fortunately
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I've gone through the latest filing of the
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dig up the details on what your local Congressman holds. You should
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