Investment Ideas for 2024
Start your 2024 the right way
2024 is just around the corner.
Are you still looking for investment inspiration?
Here are my favorite stocks for 2024.
Favorite stocks 2024
20. Mastercard ($MA)
Mastercard operates a payment network that connects banks, merchants, and cardholders.
They make money by charging fees to banks for using their network to process transactions.
Mastercard doesn't issue credit cards directly. Instead, they work with banks that issue cards with the Mastercard logo.
Duopoly together with Visa ($V)
Pricing power and a very wide moat
Strong track record in creating shareholder value
19. Automatic Data Processing ($ADP)
Automatic Data Processing (ADP) is an American company that helps other companies manage their employees' payroll and human resources.
They provide services to handle things like paying employees, tracking work hours, and managing benefits.
ADP makes money by charging businesses for using their payroll and HR services.
Excellent management with a great company culture
Example of a wonderful company at a fair price
Return since 1990: +8,477% (CAGR: 14.0%)
18. Judges Scientific ($JDG)
Judges Scientific is a company that acquires and operates businesses in the scientific instruments sector.
They own and manage a portfolio of companies that design, manufacture, and sell specialized scientific instruments and equipment used in research and industry.
Judges Scientific makes money by growing these acquired companies, which serve various scientific fields, such as physics, chemistry, and materials science.
Excellent owner-operator stock. Founder David Cicurel is still the CEO today
Great margins and capital allocation skills
Judges Scientific is a 100-bagger since 2003
17. Watsco ($WSO)
Watsco is a company that specializes in distributing air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment.
They work with contractors and dealers, providing them with the products and support needed for installing and maintaining HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.
Albert Nahmad has been the CEO for over 50 (!) years
Serial acquirer with a decentralized business model
One of the strongest-performing American stocks over the past 30 years
16. Pool Corporation ($POOL)
Pool Corporation is a company that distributes swimming pools and related products.
They provide a wide range of items, including pool and spa equipment, chemicals, cleaning accessories, and outdoor living products.
Pool's business model involves being a wholesale distributor, connecting manufacturers of pool-related products with retailers and service providers.
85% of their revenue is recurring in nature
Pool Corp. has won market share virtually every year over the past 2 decades
Return since 1995: +57,216% (CAGR: 25.2%)
15. Games Workshop ($GAW)
Games Workshop designs and sells games, miniatures, and accessories for hobbyists.
They make money by selling their products directly to customers through their own stores and website, keeping tight control over their brand, and fostering a dedicated community of gamers.
Strong market leader in a niche
Management puts the creation of shareholder value first
Trading at a PE multiple of 22.4x (not too expensive)