Why buy famous brands when you can invest in them?


In addition to purchasing products or services from your favourite brands, you also have an opportunity to acquire a share in them through Fundvest. This approach makes perfect sense because as a shareholder, consuming a company’s products literally pays you back since you also own a right to a portion of its profits, even if in reality the amounts are very small. 

Investing in stocks of companies that own famous brands can be a profitable strategy for several other reasons. Here are a few key points: 

  • “Invest in what you know”: This quote by investor Peter Lynch suggests buying stocks of businesses you understand. Lynch’s philosophy can therefore be extended to famous consumer brands as these are usually well-known to the wider public, and information about their business models and financial projections is readily available. However, it’s important to note that buying from a brand does not automatically make you an expert in their business; thorough research is still necessary. 
  • Dividend income: Some companies that own well-known brands distribute a portion of their profits to shareholders as dividends. This is often the case because these companies are well-established and enjoy stable profits. By investing in such stocks, you may earn regular income from your investment. 
  • Diversification: Owning shares of different brand stocks helps diversify your investment portfolio. Since everyone purchases from brands spanning various industries, such as technology, consumer goods, healthcare, and finance, this approach offers exposure to different sectors. 

Here are a few examples of famous US brand stocks available on the Fundvest app: 

  • Apple Inc. (AAPL): A technology giant known for its iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other products. It has a strong global presence and a loyal customer base. 
  • Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN): An e-commerce and cloud computing company that dominates online retail and has expanded into various industries, including streaming services, smart devices, and logistics. 
  • The Coca-Cola Company (KO): A leading beverage company with a diverse portfolio of popular soft drink brands. It has a long-standing global presence and a strong distribution network. 
  • Nike Inc. (NKE): A renowned sportswear and athletic footwear company known for its innovative products, marketing campaigns, and endorsements with top athletes. 
  • Tesla Inc. (TSLA): An electric vehicle and clean energy company that has revolutionized the automobile industry and focuses on sustainable energy solutions. 
  • Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL): The parent company of Google, the world’s most popular search engine. It offers various products and services, including online advertising, cloud computing, and software. 
  • The Walt Disney Company (DIS): A global entertainment and media conglomerate involved in film production, television networks, theme parks, and merchandise. Its brands include Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars. 
  • McDonald’s Corp. (MCD): A global fast-food restaurant chain known for its iconic golden arches. It offers a wide menu of burgers, snacks, and drinks, operating in over 100 countries.  

The list presented above is of course not exhaustive. Therefore, feel free to look up your favourite brands from the Fundvest app! 

While investing in brands you love can be a great starting point, thorough research on the companies whose stocks you’re considering to buy is crucial. Remember that even brands you currently admire may experience changes in value and stock prices in the future. 


Please be advised that the list provided is for informational purposes only and not intended as specific investment advice. All Fundvest clients are encouraged to conduct their own research, assess their risk tolerance and financial capacity, and consult experts if necessary. Past performance of companies does not guarantee future results. 

For writing this article, Fundvest has used third-party data, therefore Fundvest neither takes any responsibility for the data presented, nor intends to update the information presented in this article.   

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