Better Buy Now: Visa or MasterCard?

The world of credit and debit cards is dominated by two household names: Visa (NYSE: V  ) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA  ) . Both companies are giant with billions of cards in circulation around the world and processing trillions of dollars of commerce each quarter. 

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  • Report this Comment On September 02, 2013, at 5:40 PM, JohnnySunkel wrote:

    To this fool, you might as well just flip a coin when it comes to choosing between Mastercard and Visa. Out of all 500 stocks in the S&P 500, I've currently got MA ranked #6 and V ranked #9.

    For the record, I use a long-term trend following algorithm for trade entry/exit, and a modified Omega Ratio to rank stocks in the index from 1-500.

    Omega (at least the way I use it) = (cumulative gain % / cumulative loss %) * (average gain % / average loss %)

    So, for MA: 1.59 * 1.44 = 2.28

    And V: 1.55 * 1.40 = 2.17

    Disclaimer: I own shares of MA, but not V.

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