Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Most admired companies 2015

I ran across this today and thought someone else might be interested.  I got in the stock market in 2000, and it's been a learning process.  I'm still learning and holding my own.  It helps that we have been in a bull market. Like a lot of Americans I started by opening a 401k plan at work.  My company didn't do any matching or anything, but they were with Vanguard, and that's a good mutual fund with many options.  But on the side I also opened my own stock portfolio. 

At any rate, thinking about the future today, and what companies or sectors will bode well for the future.  I assume medical will always be a good sector as baby boomers age, might as well throw pharmaceuticals in that mix as well, cyber security probably will as well, and some sort of health foods and restaurants.  We as Americans like to try to stay healthier these days or that seems to be the trend.

At any rate here's an article from the  Fortune magazine site on which companies are the world's most admired for 2015.


At 7:20 PM, Blogger Richard Bellush said...

Yogi Berra — "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."

Vanguard is a good mutual fund. Their 500 (not quite identical to S&P 500) spreads risk nicely and basically tracks the market. We all try to beat the market with the stocks we choose ourselves. Sometimes we do, but even the brightest of us miss badly sometimes. Fortune Magazine is still blushing over having declared Enron the best managed company in America shortly before it went broke. I've fallen back on that old favorite stock-picking technique: throwing darts at the Wall Street Journal.

At 9:40 AM, Blogger El Vox said...

Well, some have said the dart board technique is as good as any. ;) Yogi Berra was right! I started thinking about the best companies or strongest in the current market as someone in a forum asked what company would be 10X the size in the future.

It's an interesting question, but who knows? Does the size of a company equate with earnings and a rise in the stock price? Conventional wisdom says yeah, sounds good, but it doesn't always pan out that way, look at your example: Enron. It's really folly, there are too many factors to predict something like that. At best one can guesstimate what sectors might grow in the future. The market and too many factors change radically to predict that. Perhaps that's why Warren Buffet stayed with the tried and true and companies with good fundamentals. It seemed to work well for him.


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