October 17, 2012
The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.
Google is one of the strongest companies out there today. And despite its recent rise, shares are still attractive. Here are three reasons investors should buy Google for their portfolios. The first is that Google dominates search. It remains the leader in desktop search over Yahoo! and Bing. And it's the leader of the growing mobile search industry, too. Cash flows from search advertising pay the bills and provide the capital to invest in its future. Google continues to invest in the mobile computing trend, both on the hardware and the software side. The combination of its Motorola acquisition and its growing cadre of content, Google should fare well against competitors like Nokia and Research In Motion over time. But where Google plans to invest heavily is the tying of its platforms together, much like eBay and PayPal combine to form a strong ecommerce platform. That's Google's purpose: to help users find and use information. Google is a strong company with a solid balance sheet, a great future, and a purpose-driven management team. Plus, it trades at an attractive price. That's a winning combination for investors.
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