WMT has global diversification, a
recession-proof profitable track record,
steady growth, strong financial controls and
makes a far "safer" investment, in my mind,
than treasury bonds, notes or bills.
What makes Walmart unsafe is that it is
a stock, and stocks values can change
dramatically in a short period of time.
However, if you don't need your principle,
and can just sit back and focus on the
dividends, then you can take your mind
OFF of the stock price. As soon as you do,
then you can really see this stock for what
it is and what it can mean for you over time.
Keep your focus on the important things: the
, the income statement and
the quarterly and annual reports, then you
will be in a far better place than owning
loans to the US Government which are paying
you almost nothing (adjusted for taxes and
, you are losing money for sure).
By: Technical (&Fundamental) Tim,
Dec 20, 2011 12:12PM EST