Yes, this article you are about to read is a first-world problem. Throughout this past year, I have made no secret of the fact that Visa and Gilead Sciences are two of my favorite companies if you are looking to buy-and-hold blue chip stocks with well above-average growth rates. Over the past five years, Visa has grown profits at 22.5% annually. Gilead, meanwhile, has grown profits at 15.5% annually for the past five years. Even if the growth at both companies comes down a bit, it still figures to be above the 10% annual range throughout the rest of the decade.