The Top 11 "Legacy" Assets of All Time

The Top 11 "Legacy" Assets of All Time

These assets make money not just for years or decades... but for generations.

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The Top 11 "Legacy" Assets of All Time

These assets make money not just for years or decades... but for generations.

A young man named Sam grew up during the Great Depression.

Times were hard...

As a boy he milked the family cow and sold the surplus milk.

He delivered newspapers and sold magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

In college he waited tables in exchange for meals.

Upon graduating from college he worked at J.C. Penney earning just $75 a month.

After serving in the Army in World War II, Sam used a $20,000 loan from his father-in-law and $5,000 of his own savings to purchase a small variety store in Newport, Arkansas.

By working hard and making sure his shelves were always well-stocked with simple goods that people needed, he grew revenue from $80,000 to $225,000 in three years.

Sam couldn't have known it at the time, but he was on his way to creating one of the greatest fortunes in the history of the world.

Today the company Sam Walton founded -- Walmart -- generates over $469 billion in revenue a year.


Walmart is the largest retailer on the planet with nearly 10,000 stores spanning the globe.

And although Sam Walton passed away in 1992 at the age of 74, his legacy lives on...

The Walton family still controls over 50% of the company's stock. And Sam Walton's children are consistently listed in the Forbes list of top 10 richest people in the U.S.


Sam Walton's sons Jim and Samuel and daughter
Alice Walton are worth an estimated $150 billion

Sam Walton's daughter Alice has donated over $317 million of her fortune to create the Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.


The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art houses an estimated $488 million art collection

A Legacy of Wealth

Like John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, John Paul Getty, and Cornelius Vanderbilt -- Sam Walton was one of the richest men in U.S. history.

But here's the thing...

These men's wealth and influence didn't just last a lifetime.

It's lasted for generations.

You can still hear music at Carnegie Hall. You can still see great art at the Getty Museum. You can still stroll the grounds of Vanderbilt University.

You can still shop at Walmart.

Although these great men are gone--their wealth...and their legacy...live on.
At StreetAuthority, we've spent years analyzing some of the most successful families in history.

And over time, a pattern began to emerge...

We noticed that time and again these families used a special type of asset to make a fortune.

We decided to call them "Legacy Assets," because they possess the rare ability to last for generations.

For example...

The most popular stock held by members of the U.S. Congress is a "Legacy Asset." 83 members of Congress hold this stock in their portfolios.

This "Legacy Asset" was founded in 1892. Of the original 12 members of the Dow Jones Industrial Average this "Legacy Asset" is the only one still in operation.

This "Legacy Asset" has endured and prospered for over 120 years, making generations of investors rich along the way.

Just $1000 invested in this asset 20 years ago would be worth $5497 today.

The name of this "Legacy Asset?"

General Electric (NYSE: GE).

And although GE has certainly been around a long time and has grown wealth for members of Congress and other investors, when it came time to pick our "Top 11 Legacy Assets of All Time," GE didn't make the cut.

Neither did Walmart.

Because although Walmart and GE are both great businesses, they haven't performed as well during both bull and bear markets as the companies in our "Legacy Assets" portfolio.

For example...

  • One of the "Legacy Assets" we found has turned every $100 invested in 1980 into $21,208 today. Just $4,715 invested back then would be worth more than $1 million today.

    This asset gives you part ownership in some of the most popular brand names in the world. It boasts a 43% market share of a product that many consumers say they "can't live without."

    During the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, while over 9,000 U.S. companies were laying off workers and slashing budgets, this "Legacy Asset" made more money than ever.

    While companies like Lehman Brothers were going bankrupt, this asset increased revenue by over half a billion dollars.

    The asset's "founding father" left behind quite a legacy.

    A charitable foundation...


    A School Trust...


    And in 1995 he was honored with his own 32 cent postage stamp as part of the "Great Americans" series.
I'll tell you the secret behind his legacy in just a moment. I'll also show you how the same "Legacy Assets" that made these famous men rich can help you start your own legacy today.

You see, during our research, we noticed that families like the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts weren't just good at making money.

They were good at keeping their money.

And when it came time to pass their wealth on to the next generation... they were absolute masters.

How did they do it?

By investing in assets that continue to generate wealth not just for weeks or years... but for generations.

For example...
  • One of our "Legacy Assets" traces its roots back to 1866. That's one year after the civil war ended and 30 years before the Dow Jones Industrial Average was even created.

    70% of this company has remained under the control of the founding family for over 144 years.

    I guarantee you will recognize the priceless brand names this company owns. Even so, the company itself is not well known.

    Because only 30% of this company's shares are publicly traded, the number of shares that trade on any given day is relatively low.

    Only 347, 000 shares of this company trade hands on the average trading day. That's as many shares as Microsoft trades every 3 minutes.
    Like all of our "Legacy Assets," this company makes a product that thrives during both bull and bear markets.

    During the "Great Recession" of 2008 and 2009, while many U.S. companies were slashing dividends and laying off employees, this company actually raised its dividend 13%.

    When the dot com bubble burst in March of 2000, U.S companies lost $5 trillion of market value over the next two years.

    But not this "Legacy Asset."

    This company's share price actually gained 28% over the same time period.
    And if you think I'm talking about some boring old company whose best days are long gone, take a look at the chart below:

This "Legacy Asset" has gained 65% over the last three years.

As the chart shows, "Legacy Assets" work just as well in today's bull market as they did during the bear markets of 2000 and 2008.

But don't worry; you haven't missed the boat on this investment...

Bloomberg projects earnings will increase 20% over the next 2 years. And with free cash flow of $438 million over the last 12 months, this firm has plenty of money on hand to invest in growth and raise dividends.

It's not only the rich and well-born that are profiting from "Legacy Assets." People just like you and me have been making money from these assets for decades...

"I invested $10,000 each in two of your recommendations. I'm up $2,200 on one and up $1,000 on another."
-- Jim M. Hobe Sound, Florida

"I have invested in many of the stocks you profiled. I am up in all of them, and [I] am up 42% in one, 25.9% in another and I bought another... and am up 10% in that also."
-- Vanita M. Magnolia, Texas

"I'm a 69 year old dentist with a short time to work. For years I had been trying to figure out how I was going to turn a large portfolio of stocks into cash to live on. And then I found your company. What a revelation! Because of your research, I have an income of $30,000 a year -- and this is just from 1/3 of my investment portfolio. Without you, I never would have been able to produce this amount of income. Words cannot express how you have impacted my life."
-- Larry F., Missouri
While these stories are inspiring, I'm here to tell you that the best is yet to come.

http://www.streetauthority.com/sites/default/files/user-pictures/picture-172295.jpgMy name is Dave Forest. I'm a securities analyst at StreetAuthority, one of the country's fastest-growing financial research firms.

I've been studying the markets for more than a decade, traveling as far as Russia, Myanmar and Madagascar to find promising investments.

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.
 

But then a funny thing happened...

People began to see we knew what we were talking about at StreetAuthority. We 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 by leaps and bounds. 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 "Legacy Assets" might be our most important to date...

I'll give you more details -- including the names and ticker symbols of our top 11 Legacy Assets -- later on in today's report.

But first, I want to tell you something that a broker never would. It makes it clear that choosing "Legacy Assets" may be the smartest investing decision you'll ever make...

A Good Legacy... Or a Bad One

Warren Buffett, widely considered the greatest investor of all time and one of the world's richest men, has said of his legacy:

When you get to my age, you'll really measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you.

I know people who have a lot of money, and they get testimonial dinners and they get hospital wings named after them.

But the truth is that nobody in the world loves them. If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don't care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.


Buffett means what he says. And he backs up his words with action.

In 2012, Buffett donated over $3 billion to charity, more than 3 times as much as anyone else in the world that year.

He has promised that when he dies, 83% of his wealth will be given to the Gates Foundation -- a non-profit that donates billions each year to charitable causes.

Still, Buffett's 3 children and won't be hurting. Even if he gives away 99% of his wealth, as he's said he will, the 1% left over will still come to $585 million.
In my own life, I've had the good fortune to benefit from "Legacy Assets."

When my grandfather passed away several years back, my parents found a surprise in an old safe at the back corner of his home.

Share certificates of IBM.

You see, my grandfather wasn't the investing type. As a European immigrant to Canada who came with next to nothing, the only thing he really trusted was his own industriousness.

But he did understand machines. Having trained as a machinist, he could relate to the "nuts and bolts" side of IBM's business. It was something real he could see and touch, and he knew that real industry created real value. So he invested his precious capital.

And he never sold. Instead, he kept those certificates as insurance in case times got tough. His shares in IBM became something of lasting value.

And whether he knew it or not, he created a legacy of wealth for both my parents and my two daughters.

Your Legacy Starts Today

Remember that your legacy starts today.

Building a legacy that will last for generations isn't difficult--I'll show you how to create a portfolio that over the last 10 years has returned 352%, almost 7 times the return of the S&P 500.

This portfolio beat the markets during the Tech Crash of 2001 and the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009.

And because "Legacy Assets" are something you can buy and hold forever, you can depend on them not just for weeks or years... but for generations.

So, how do you know when you've found a "Legacy Asset?"

Today I'm going to share with you the "3 Secrets of Legacy Assets."

"Legacy Asset" Secret #1

Here's the first secret...

Unlike popular tech companies such as Apple and Microsoft, "Legacy Assets" don't have to come up with the next high tech gadget or operating system every year.

Unlike banks or insurance companies, "Legacy Assets" don't deal in "reverse collateral mortgage swaps" and other hard to understand financial products.

"Legacy Assets" simply produce valuable products that you probably use every day.

Another word for these products is "timeless."

In all my years of investing, I've found that it's not the high-flying tech startups or the risky biotech plays that make investors the most money.

The most successful companies are the ones that we see every day...the ones that are so integral to our way of life that if they disappeared tomorrow it would have a direct impact on how we live.

For example...

One of our "Legacy Assets" was founded in 1897. Its products were first sold from the back of a horse-drawn wagon.

Yet today, more than a century later, Americans still consume 1.5 billion pounds of this company's signature product every year.

The average American child will consume 1,500 sandwiches made with this product before he or she graduates high school.

This product will never be "dated" or "old-fashioned."

It will never fall out of favor.

It's incredibly easy to understand.

And this is important...

Over the years I've seen too many investors wiped out by investing in assets they don't fully understand.

I think legendary investor Peter Lynch put it best when he said:

Getting the story on a company is a lot easier if you understand the basic business. That's why I'd rather invest in panty hose than in communications satellites or in motel chains than in fiber optics. The simpler it is, the better I like it.

Our "Legacy Assets" make products that are so simple, yet so integral to the American way of life, that even your three year old granddaughter can ask for them by name.

And that's the real secret...

When looking for "Legacy Assets" the first question you want to ask is:

"Can I easily imagine my grandchildren and great-grandchildren enjoying the same products this company makes fifty or even a hundred years from now?"

If you can answer "Yes" to this question, you're looking at a "Legacy Asset."

Legacy Asset Secret #2

"It's the only thing that lasts..."

"Legacy Asset Secret #2" takes advantage of one of the key economic forces in the world: scarcity.

Simply put, the less of something there is, the more people want it.

This is why shops hold sales for a "limited time." This is why gold has remained valuable for thousands of years.

Now, if you were asked what the scarcest commodity on the planet was, you might say gold or oil.

But it's neither of these. Nor is it platinum or copper or one of the rare earth metals.

If you guessed fresh water, you'd be close...

The scarcest commodity on Earth is something nobody will ever make more of. Yet demand for it is growing at a rapid clip.

I'm talking about land.

The wealthiest families in the world own land. Lots of land.

And while most people wouldn't think of land as a "commodity," it is, by definition, one of the scarcest commodities in the world.

Think about it this way... The world's population is growing by about 200,000 people every day. That's over a million new people a week crowding into a fixed amount of space to live, work and shop -- placing pressure on housing, office parks, and retail strip centers.

That's exactly why forward-looking mega investors like Warren Buffett are placing big bets on land and buildings.

We tend to associate ultra-rich business tycoons with hard assets like steel and oil. But more often than not, the world's billionaires have invested the bulk of their wealth in real estate.

Media mogul Ted Turner, for example, owns more than a dozen sprawling ranches from Oklahoma to Montana. This collection spans 2 million acres (an area more than twice the size of Rhode Island), making him one of the nation's largest private landowners.

Turner's explanation is simple: "I never like to buy anything except land. It's the only thing that lasts."

Sam Zell (No. 110 on the Forbes 400 list with a net worth of $4 billion) made a fortune by investing in commercial office properties. His current portfolio includes housing in China, shopping malls in Brazil, and the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Chicago.

Since the beginning of recorded history land ownership has been a great way to grow wealth and to pass your wealth along to your children. From the feudal lords of the Middle Ages to farm families in Iowa, land is one resource "they aren't making any more of."

One of the "Legacy Assets" we discovered is the largest private landowner in the U.S. This company owns 6.4 million acres of prime timberland across 19 states. Even better, this asset is structured in a special way... it's required by law to pay 90% of its profits to investors.

And instead of going through the hassle of buying property of your own and having to maintain and pay taxes on it -- this asset is a publicly-traded company that you can invest in with a few mouse clicks.

Legacy Asset Secret #3

Warren Buffett's Favorite Business Trait

Warren Buffett is often asked what he looks for in a great investment.

Time and again his answer is, "an economic moat."

Simply put, an economic moat is a set of traits that make a business difficult to compete with.

To determine whether or not a business has a wide economic moat, Buffett asks himself one simple question:

"I say to myself, give me a billion dollars and how much can I hurt the guy?"

Buffett uses Wrigley's chewing gum as an example:

"The Internet is not going to change how we chew gum and nothing much else is going to change how we chew gum. Is Spearmint or Juicy Fruit going to evaporate? It isn't going to happen. You give me a billion dollars and tell me to go into the chewing gum business and try to make a real dent in Wrigley's. I can't do it.

That is how I think about businesses."


Wrigley's certainly has a wide economic moat. But we can't invest in Wrigley's because it was bought by the Mars family in 2008.

But here's the thing...

It's easy to invest in all 11 of our "Legacy Assets."

And every single one of them boasts a wide economic moat.

For example...

One of our "Legacy Assets" has been a leader in freight rail transportation for more than 186 years.

Its roots go back to 1827, when the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company (B&O) chartered the first common carrier train in the U.S.

During the Civil War this company moved Union troops and supplies. It was the target of attacks. Its bridges were burned and rebuilt. Its tracks were torn up and replaced. Its telegraph lines were pulled down and restored.

By the end of the 19th century this company had built almost 5,800 miles of track connecting Chicago and St. Louis to Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York City.

Today this $11.8 billion company owns 21,000 miles of track. Its railcars haul coal, chemicals, shipping containers, and other merchandise.

And here's the thing...

This railroad network is virtually impossible to replicate.

This company's network spans the densely populated Eastern U.S., capturing about half of the rail volume in the region.

When most of the railroads were built there was still a lot of available land on which to build.

Today there isn't.

Any new projects would need either the approval (or the buyout) of every landowner along the proposed path. New rail projects are also subject to government approval.

That's why very few big railroads have been built in the U.S. over the last fifty years.

So, even if I had $10 billion to spend to compete with this company's railroad, chances are I couldn't do it.

This creates a nearly impenetrable barrier to competition.

And because of its wide economic moat, this "Legacy Asset" has managed to prosper when the rest of the market goes south.

While many U.S. businesses suffered the effects of the Great Recession, this company raised its dividend in both 2008 and 2009.

In fact, over the last decade the company has increased its dividend an astonishing 729%.

That's the power of an economic moat.

The Top 11 Legacy Assets of All Time

We realized during our research on "Legacy Assets" that we'd discovered something truly remarkable...

Namely...a group of investments with the power to last for generations.

So we decided to create a new report entitled "The Top 11 Legacy Assets of All Time."

All 11 stocks that made the cut share several important traits.

Barring some sort of apocalypse, these assets aren't going anywhere. Most have been around long before any of us were born.

They've survived and prospered during World Wars, the Great Depression, and the collapse of empires all over the world.

But narrowing down our choices for The Top 11 Legacy Assets of All Time wasn't easy.

And a lot of companies didn't make the cut.

Our team of experts spent months poring over financial statements, listening in on conference calls, and travelling the globe to meet with industry insiders.

We spent thousands of dollars sending our analysts to the latest investment conferences in world financial capitals like New York, London, and Vancouver.

Yet even with all of our firm's past success, I have to say that the research we've done on "Legacy Assets" could be our best to date.

"Legacy Assets" are the one investing strategy that I believe will last for generations.

Because of the work I do, I'm often asked for the latest "hot stock tip" or "best IPO." And every time I try to steer the questioner toward "Legacy Assets."

Why?

Because I truly believe that "Legacy Assets" are the safest way to grow your wealth over time.

I believe they're the best way to pass your wealth along to your children and grandchildren.

You see, it's not just the companies themselves that have stood the test of time.

The products "Legacy Assets" produce remain virtually unchanged.

In some cases, the same products have generated wealth for over 200 years.

For example...

Legacy Asset #1

"Legacy Asset #1" was founded in 1806. Yet the same product the company produced 207 years ago is something you still use today.

Your kids use it. Your grandchildren use it.

Think of how many things have changed in the U.S. since 1806...

Most of the west was still frontier territory. The Republican Party wouldn't be founded for another 48 years. And most Americans still lived a rural, agriculturally-based existence.

But this company's products were popular then and they're still popular (and lucrative) today.

They will never go out of style.

Over the last decade, the company has nearly doubled revenue and free cash flow.

During the Great Recession and the financial crisis, the company increased its earnings per share by 18% and grew its dividend by 30%.

It's virtually recession-proof.

So no matter what's going on in Congress or the White House, no matter what the Federal Reserve has to say next Monday morning, this "Legacy Asset" will continue to make money.

Remember, "Legacy Assets" share a proven history of growing shareholder wealth...no matter what.

In fact, every $1,000 invested in this company just 10 years ago would be worth $4,597 today, including dividends.

That's a gain of nearly 360%.

And this company shows no sign of slowing down.

Over the last three years its stock is up over 53%.

And we believe those gains will continue for years to come. That's because the company has everything you could ask for in a Legacy Asset:

  1. "Legacy Asset #1" makes products that have stood the test of time and will be around forever.

    A product like toothpaste will never go out of style. Neither will detergent, shampoo, or deodorant.

    And even if hippies and beatniks make a comeback, the world will still use shaving products.
     
  2. "Legacy Asset #1" dominates the competition.

    The company boasts an incredible 46% of the worldwide market share for its products. This is more than three times the market share of the next closest competitor.

    The company has been operating in developing markets for decades. It currently enjoys a more than 50% market share in India, a 70% market share in Brazil, and a 30% market share in China.
     
  3. "Legacy Asset #1" returns wealth to shareholders via dividends and share buybacks.

    The company is a member of a small, elite club of stocks that have raised dividends each and every year--for over 25 years.

    Over the last decade, the company increased its dividend payout by 183%.

    And during the same time period, the company reduced its share count by 186 million shares.
     
  4. "Legacy Asset #1" boasts a "fortress" balance sheet

    Over the last 12 months the company has generated over $2.7 billion in free cash flow. This is the money left over after all expenses have been paid--money that can be used to grow the business, increase dividends, and buy back shares.

    During the height of the Great Recession between 2008 and 2009 the company increased free cash flow by $1.2 billion.
     
  5. "Legacy Asset #1" consistently grows revenue.

    The company sells its products in nearly 225 countries around the world. International sales make up 80% of total revenue.

    The company's aggressive pursuit of emerging markets has led to explosive revenue growth.

    During the last 10 years revenue has nearly doubled, from $9 billion in 2003 to $17.2 billion in 2013.

Legacy Asset #2

Less than 1 in 1,000 investors have probably heard of this "Legacy Asset."

Yet this small $438 million company specializes in one of the best legacy assets in the world... agricultural land.

Specifically, high-yielding farmland.

The company's farmland assets total over 2.5 million acres.

And this rich land is located in one of the most fertile breadbaskets in the world.

China in particular is desperate for the commodities this company grows.

With over 1 billion people to feed, China's hunger has created enormous demand for staple foods.

In the last year alone, Chinese demand for this company's primary commodity has grown by 28%. In the summer of 2013, shipments hit record highs.

This is just more evidence that land, and the food it produces, will continue to be in demand as the world population explodes and the amount of arable land decreases.

But here's the crazy part...

You can still purchase this "Legacy Asset" for cheap.

In fact, the price-to-sales ratio is so low that you can pay 70 cents for every dollar this company makes in sales.

Why so cheap?

Because of its size, and because this company is "hidden" from U.S. investors, it's one of those stocks Wall Street hasn't caught onto yet.

In fact, when I did a search online, I found only a handful of analysts who'd even heard of this stock.

So far, this "Legacy Asset" has managed to fly under the radar.

But with revenue growth averaging 34% and free cash flow nearly doubling between June of 2011 and 2012, you can bet the secret won't last long.

In the last 3 months alone, the stock has gained over 19%. And it boasts a dividend yield above 5%.

Remember, today you'll be able to get a free report which will give you the name and ticker symbol of this company.

And the names and ticker symbols of all 11 of our top picks.

Legacy Asset #3

In 1836 a man named John fled Vermont to escape bankruptcy. Like many of the founding fathers of "Legacy Assets," he didn't get it right on his first try.

But like all of them, he never gave up.

After moving to Grand Detour, Illinois, he opened a repair shop and began manufacturing pitchforks and shovels.

His big breakthrough came when he began producing cast-steel plows. At the time many farmers were still using iron or wooden plows. The smooth steel plows were sturdier and much easier to clean. Steel plows became so popular that their widespread use helped settle the Western U.S. during the Great Migration of the 19th and early 20th century.

The story of this "Legacy Asset" is also a story of family.

In 1853 John's son Charles entered the business. He quickly showed promise as a businessman. He helped the company avoid bankruptcy during the recession of 1858 and expanded the firm's business model to include marketing centers and independent retail dealers nationwide.

Today the company is one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment in the world.

As we mentioned earlier, agricultural land and the food it produces will see increasing demand in the future.

Between 1960 and 2000 the world population doubled from roughly 3 billion to 6 billion people.

Today our planet is home to 7.2 billion people. All of them must be fed and have somewhere to live.

By the time our grandchildren and great-grandchildren reach maturity in 2050, the world population will have surpassed 9 billion.

And chances are, this "Legacy Asset" will still be around to provide farmers with the machinery essential to food production.

I'm not the only one who thinks so...

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway currently owns nearly $332 million worth of this "Legacy Asset."

Remember, one of Warren Buffet's favorite business traits is a wide economic moat. And a wide moat is something this "Legacy Asset" has in spades.

The firm dominates the North American market, with a market share above 66%.

In a survey released by Farm Equipment Magazine, 66.7% of U.S. farmers said they used this company's tractors and combines.


Chart via Farm Equipment Magazine

Farmers have remained loyal to this company's iconic brand name for over a century.

When asked if they would describe themselves as "brand loyal," 62% of U.S. farmers polled said "Yes."


Chart via Farm Equipment Magazine

This company's industry dominance has resulted in tremendous profits.

Over the last decade the company more than doubled revenue, from $15 billion in 2003 to $38 billion over the last 12 months.

During the same time period earnings per share (EPS) grew 557% and the company raised its dividend 341%.

The company managed to generate $341 million in free cash flow at the height of the recession. And it raised its dividend in both 2008 and 2009.

In addition, the firm has seen low share prices as an opportunity to buy back its own stock.

At StreetAuthority, we love companies that buy back shares.

Like slicing a pie into fewer pieces, each investor is left with a larger piece of pie.

What makes share buybacks even better is that companies don't need to pay taxes on share buybacks the way they do with normal dividends. Because of this, share buybacks give us "tax-free" dividends.

"Legacy Asset #3" has managed to reduce its share count from 506 million shares in 2004 to 392 million shares today. In the last 12 months alone the company repurchased $1.1 billion worth of its own stock.

So let's review...

  1. "Does this company make a product that has lasted for generations and will still be needed when my grandchildren are my age?"

    Yes. As long as people continue to grow food there will be demand for this company's products.
     
  2. "Does this company use scarcity to its advantage?"

    Yes. This company's products are tied directly to land (the scarcest commodity in the world), and the food it produces.
     
  3. "Does this company possess a wide economic moat?"

    Yes. The company's brand name is so iconic that many of the farmers I know wear baseball caps, t-shirts and jackets that proudly display the company's logo. In terms of dominating its market, no competitor comes close.
As you can see, "Legacy Asset #3" passes all our tests with flying colors.

This is another "Legacy Asset" that should grow your wealth not just for months or years...but for generations.

Your Legacy

You've worked hard all your life, and now you want to relax...

You may already be retired. Your home may be paid for. Maybe you have some money put aside in a 401k or a pension check coming in every month to help you get by.

And you may be thinking, "The fact that Legacy Assets have been around a long time is great. I've been around a long time too. But I need additional income now. Not 20 years from now."

To you I would say...

"Legacy Assets" are the best choice no matter where you are in your life.

Because while "Legacy Assets" certainly make for stellar long-term investments, they are also some of the best dividend payers on the market.

For example...

"Legacy Asset #1" hasn't missed a dividend payment since 1895.

And it has increased payments to common shareholders every year for 25 years in a row.

During the dot com bust?

Yes. The company's dividend rose 14%.

How about the Great Recession?

Same thing. The company's dividend gained 13%.

You see, in spite of their name, "Legacy Assets" aren't just for long-term growth investors. They're great income investments as well.

In 2009 alone over 800 American companies were forced to cut their dividends due to the fallout from the subprime crisis.

But not a single one of our "Legacy Assets" cut their dividend.

In fact, more than half of them raised their dividend in both 2008 and 2009.

So no matter how many companies went bust or needed bailouts from the U.S. government to stay afloat, investors in "Legacy Assets" kept getting paychecks in the mail.

"Legacy Assets" have also trounced the yields offered by U.S. Treasury Bonds.

As you may already know, investors all over the world consider U.S. Treasuries a benchmark of safety. That's because, so far, the U.S. government has never defaulted on a debt obligation.

But at today's yield of 2.6%, Treasuries don't offer enough income to retire on.

Heck...a yield that low can't even keep up with inflation, which averages 3% a year.

And what makes Treasuries even worse is that your yield is fixed. Ten years from now your yield will still be 2.6%.

And if you look at recent history, things weren't much better.

Ten years ago, 10-Year Treasuries offered a yield of 4.6%.

Let's say you put $10,000 in Treasuries at that time and another $10,000 in our "Legacy Assets."

Here's what would have happened:

By now your $10,000 Treasury holding would be worth $15,410.

That's better than what you would have made in a savings account or by stuffing your cash under your mattress.

But consider this...

Today, the $10,000 you put in "Legacy Assets" would be worth $34,200.

Even the S&P 500 can't compete with "Legacy Assets."

Since January 1, 2000, the S&P 500 has returned 51% including dividends.

But "Legacy Assets" have returned 352%, almost 7 times the return of the S&P 500.

And what's really amazing is how little risk you need to take on to generate these kinds of returns.

Nowhere in our "Legacy Asset" report will you find any "fly-by-night" stocks, junk bonds, or "here-today-gone-tomorrow" companies.

In order to make the cut, our "Legacy Assets" had to prove time and time again that they could weather any political or economic storm.

That's why we call them "Legacy Assets"...

They generate wealth for generations...regardless of today's headlines or tomorrow's fads.

Your Legacy Begins Today

If you choose to invest in "Legacy Assets," your children and grandchildren's future could benefit immensely.

Though you may never amass the same fortune as Sam Walton or John D. Rockefeller, you can still make a difference if you start today.

To show you how, let's conduct a little experiment.

Imagine this...

The parents of an 18-year-old girl put $2,000 into an account for her each year from the ages of 19 to 25.

Then they stop contributing and let this money compound at a rate of 10%.

And let's imagine that their daughter doesn't touch this money and saves it until the day she retires at age 65.

That means the parents contributed $14,000 in total.

And because of compounding, by age 65 their daughter has $633,630 in her account to help her retire.

That's not too shabby. But considering inflation and taxes...it may not be enough.

Now, let's say in another family we have a pair of grandparents that don't wait as long to invest in their family's legacy.

They put $10,000 in a fund for their 5-year-old granddaughter and then never contribute another dime. We'll assume this fund compounds at the same 10% rate as the example above.

By the time their granddaughter is ready to retire at age 65, she will have $3,044,817 in her account... almost 5 times as much money.

The grandparents were able to get better results with less money... all because they started building their granddaughter's legacy sooner.

The point is that even if you don't think you have much to start with, by starting your legacy today you're making a better future for yourself and your family.

Remember that your legacy starts today.

As the story above illustrates, the sooner you get started, the better off your legacy will be.

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  • Legacy Asset #1- a company that's raised its dividend each and every year...for the last 25 years in a row.
     
  • Legacy Asset #2- Only 1 in a 1,000 investors has ever heard of this "hidden" firm. Yet it's gained over 19% in just 3 months and boasts a solid dividend yield above 5%
     
  • Legacy Asset #3- this firm managed to generate $341 million during the height of the recession...and raise its dividend in both 2008 and 2009.
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I've bought and sold millions of dollars of stocks over the years, but I wish I had realized one thing sooner -- it's the few investments you simply buy and hold forever that make the biggest difference to your long-term wealth...

That's why we put together "The Top 11 Legacy Assets of All Time."

I send it to every reader of my Top 10 Stocks advisory because it gives them an instant portfolio that requires no supervision...

The report is a great starting point for any investor who wants to see what "Legacy" stocks can do for them. Most people like the report so much that they become "Legacy" investors themselves.

When they start getting a new "Legacy" stock every month in Top 10 Stocks and see how well our system works, most of them wonder why they didn't start investing this way years before.

Why don't you let me send you the next issue of Top 10 Stocks? I think you'll find it's an unusually helpful advisory...

For starters, Top 10 Stocks is much than the work of just one analyst.

That's because I spend my days working side by side with some of the smartest investment minds in the country -- the analysts who run StreetAuthority's nine specialized investment advisories.

I have a bird's eye view of all their portfolios. And I can see all their research before it is released.

Being surrounded by so much investment brainpower gives me an edge most investors don't have... and I'd be stupid not to take advantage of it. So every month I dig through all nine advisories looking for "Legacy" stocks. Whenever I find a worthy candidate, I present it in Top 10 Stocks.

My top pick one month might be a Legacy Asset that's beaten the market for 20 years... and the next month it might be an overlooked asset that is so cheap it's selling for its cash in the bank.

But it's always a company so strong, so entrenched, and so shareholder-friendly that you should be able to hold it forever.

And this is important....

No matter how many appealing opportunities I find each month, I pick only one -- no exceptions. Then I buy it in an actual E*Trade account, funded with $100,000 in company money.

I also provide a full profile of every new stock pick... and I tell my readers EXACTLY when to buy and sell.

We started Top 10 Stocks less than three years ago and it's already StreetAuthority's most popular service.

My readers tell me they like this simple approach to investing. I guess you could call Top 10 Stocks a best-of-the-best, "all-star" publication. Whatever you call it, subscribers seem to enjoy it...

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In this report you'll get the names and ticker symbols for:
  • Legacy Asset #1 - a company that's raised its dividend each and every year... for the last 25 years in a row.
  • Legacy Asset #2 - Only 1 in a 1,000 investors has ever heard of this "hidden" firm. Yet it's gained over 19% in just 3 months and boasts a solid dividend yield above 5%.
  • Legacy Asset #3 - this firm managed to generate $341 million during the height of the recession... and raise its dividend in both 2008 and 2009.
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