As you spend money this month on holiday shopping, here are some amazing facts on the most popular credit and debit cards that I am 99.99% sure are in your, pockets, purses, wallets and handbags: Bonus Amazon.com
2. Nine years ago, another person invested $5,000 in MasterCard Stock (bought shares). Today that $5,000 is worth $106,203
3. Now, which person will you be 10, 20 or even 40 years from now?
Please click on the link below if you want to see how well you would have done with shares of Visa and American Express and, even, astonishingly Amazon.com
(MA) Starting trading as public in 2006: Today’s Value of $5,000 invested is now worth $106,203
June 08 of 2006 $5,000 divided by $ 4.61 = 1 084.59 x 97.92 current (current price 12/07/2015) = $106,203
Visa (V): Starting trading as public in 2008: Today’s Value of $5,000 invested is now worth $29,749.00
Visa : May 19 of 2008 $5,000 divided by $ 13.37 = 383.97 shares 79.55 x current (12/07/2015) = $29,749
American Express (AXP): Has been publicly trading for over 43 years. Starting trading as public in 2006: Today’s Value of $5,000 invested is now worth $106,203.
June 01 1972: $5,000 divided by $ 1.42 = 3,521.12 shares x 70.61.55 (current price 12/07/2015) = $248,627)
And now for an, even more, Amazing facts on a company that you must use credit or debit cards to pay; Amazon.com!
I am very sure you someone you know is doing some shopping on Amazon.com. Now, let see how well you would have done if you invested the same $5,000 when AMZ first became a publicly traded company on May 16, 1997, as of 12/07/2015.
$1,935,924.85!! Yes, your $5,000 would be now worth almost $2 Million USD.
Oh, Amazon is the one stock that does not pay any dividends that I wrote in my book, “: How NOT to Lose Money, Over 110 Years of Investing History Cannot Be Wrong”, a book you must buy.
And, if you had just bought just one share when my book was published last year November 24, 2014, it would have cost you $335.64 but that one share would be worth as of today $677.33, over 100% in return–compare that to your savings and checking account that is only paying less than one percent.
* Very Important fact when you charged and owed money on your credit cards; that money is not owed to MasterCard or Visa, it is owed to the bank or firm where you make the monthly payment.
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