Visa (V), a payments technology company that connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments, is a buy for the total return investor. Visa has steady growth and has plenty of cash flow, which it uses to increase the dividend each year and buy back shares. I think this is an opportunity to buy a great growing business at a discount. Visa is 0.4% of The Good Business Portfolio, my IRA portfolio of good business companies that are balanced among all styles of investing. I want to increase the portfolios growth companies, and Visa fits the bill.
When I scanned the five-year chart, Visa has a good chart going up and to the right in a steady, strong slope for all five years with a small dip at the end of 2018. This is the kind of chart you like to see, strong up and steady.