5 Reasons You Should Love Visa and MasterCard

Visa  (NYSE: V  ) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA  )  are known by almost everyone, but there are five distinct reasons investors may want to buy shares today. 

While the payments landscape is subject to much change in the coming years -- the discussion surrounding mobile payments seems to get louder every day -- Visa and MasterCard sit at the heart of the payments industry. But it's important to know those firms aren't the ones whose focus is on the payment being received in stores, but instead ensuring the payment is authorized and settled across the network. As a result, they are likely to be entrenched in the payments industry for years to come.

Yet whether it's the result of the changes in the payments landscape, or the astounding growth in the stock prices of the firms -- MasterCard and Visa are up nearly 400% and 300%, respectively, over the last five years -- many have strayed from them as investments. But as shown in the presentation below, there are five reasons to love them not only as companies consumers enjoy, but investments as well.

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  • Report this Comment On April 22, 2014, at 7:28 PM, PhilipCohen wrote:

    “Reasons You Should Love Visa and MasterCard”

    Oh, come on, day before yesterday, two silly negative stories about MasterCard/Visa and, today, a positive story about them! Do you really think that your readers are so naïve/stupid?

    The fact is, MasterCard and Visa are the "bankcards"; unless you are going to eventually do away with the retail banks, MasterCard and Visa are likely going to be with us forever; undoubtedly, not so, many of the other payments pretenders ...

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Patrick Morris

After a few stints in banking and corporate finance, Patrick joined the Motley Fool as a writer covering the financial sector. He's scaled back his everyday writing a bit, but he's always happy to opine on the latest headline news surrounding Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett and all things personal finance.

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