Constellation Brands Stock: Enormous Wealth From Established Brands

If there has been a hard lesson that investors have been forced to learn over the past five years or so, it is that growth has been difficult to achieve for many of the historically significant food and beverage companies that have staples of conservative, long-term oriented portfolios for generations (the likes of Kellogg, Anheuser-Busch, Mondelez, General Mills, Kraft-Heinz, and even Coca-Cola up until recently) have struggled to deliver the type of earnings per share growth that has been consistent with the creation of high-probability, intergenerational wealth.

In contrast, I find it useful to study the companies that are similarly situated in the same sector as the slower growers and still continuing to … Read the rest of this article!

Total SA Can Be An Astonishing Dividend Investment

No ones like to talk about Total SA, the French oil giant that is one of the “Big Six” publicly traded energy firms in the world, because the French government is fond of taxing the business highly and American investors have to deal with filing separate paperwork to recapture some of their dividend that the French government takes out for the payout (and, in the typical IRA, you don’t get any kind of dividend recapture/refund for the French tax, although the rules for self-administered pension funds are more favorable).

This dividend doesn’t go up every year because, as is custom with most European companies, dividend payouts match profits in that year, and so … Read the rest of this article!