Top news and what to watch in the markets on Tuesday, January 18, 2021.
Over the past decade and more, Visa (NYSE: V) has been one of the most reliable, dependable growth stocks on the market. The world's largest payment processor has churned out double-digit percentage annualized earnings growth, and its stock price rose at an annualized rate of 28.6% from 2011 through 2020. Its stock price ended the year essentially flat -- down less than 1% -- and it needed a strong December just to get that close to breaking even.
A new year brings new opportunities for investors to punch their ticket to the greatest wealth creator on the planet: the stock market. While the idea might sound laughable, don't discount NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE), which has delivered a positive total return to shareholders in 19 of the past 20 years! No utility in the country is currently generating more capacity from wind or solar than NextEra is.