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US icons: big brands to make you money

14/02/2019 · Amazon (AMZN)  · Apple (AAPL)  · Coca-Cola (KO)  · Mastercard (MA)  · McDonald's (MCD)  · Microsoft (MSFT)  · PepsiCo (PEP)  · Visa Inc (V)  · Walt Disney (DIS) 

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‘Iconic’ is not a bad quality to look for in an investment. It is tough to find a company with an iconic brand which has not delivered decent (and in most cases extraordinary) results for its shareholders over the last few decades. Read on for our top ten 'iconic' picks which could make you money in the coming years.


BBC Two recently ran an entertaining, albeit widely criticised, programme to find the greatest icon of the 20th Century. The winner was Alan Turing – enigma code breaker, war hero and father of the modern computer – who, having won his category (scientists) fought off competition from the winners of the leaders (Nelson Mandela), sports stars (Mohamed Ali) and activists (Martin Luther King) categories, among others.

Mr Turing is undoubtedly a worthy winner.…

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