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Amazon banking is coming, and it could disrupt the entire financial sector. And we know exactly how to profit from it…
On Monday (March 5), The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in talks to develop a “checking-account-like product” for consumers.
Considering Amazon’s recent forays into healthcare, package delivery, and brick-and-mortar retail, the company’s move into finance is not surprising.
But the implications are huge.
You see, with millions of customers, $20 billion in liquid capital, and troves of customer data, Amazon has the potential to revolutionize the banking industry.
In fact, a report from management consulting giant Bain & Co. argues that Amazon banking could acquire more than 70 million banking customers in just the next five years. That’s the same amount currently serviced by financial giant Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC).
Imagine you bought Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) stock in 1995. With a modest $10,000 investment, you would be sitting on about $97,199 right now.
That’s great – but what if you had reinvested your cash dividends?
The result is impressive…
You would have roughly $129,162 today – 33% more and a 1,191% increase from your initial investment.
Of course, you can’t go buy Johnson & Johnson 22 years ago, but the good news is, we’ve uncovered the next best thing: A special, three-step selection process that brings you stocks with mind-boggling potential.
These are called retirement income “multipliers” – and we’ll get to that in a bit.
First, let’s talk dividends.
Dividend stocks are among the best investments on the market. They let you profit from both share-price increases and passive cash payments.
But dividend investing isn’t as easy as picking any high-yield stock and sitting back to watch your money grow. Just buying stocks that pay a dividend can’t amass enough wealth to get you that second home or retirement property you want.
And certainly not enough to help you take care of your family with ease.
Think of your grandkids’ college savings plan…
College costs anywhere from $80,000 – $120,000, depending on where you live. And that’s just for one child’s typical four-year education.
You won’t get there by simply investing in dividend stocks and holding them – unless you have over 20 years to wait.
You need something better – a way to increase your returns now.
That’s why investors often reinvest cash rewards with dividend reinvestment plans, or DRIPs.
DRIPs allow investors to take their dividend payments from a stock and reinvest those payments back into additional shares of the stock. Taking that passive income and putting it back into your investment can significantly increase your profits.
For example, if you invested $10,000 in McDonald’s stock on Jan. 1, 1995, you would have a profit of $103,040 without reinvesting your dividends.
But if you had reinvested them over that period, you would have a profit of $136,824.
In other words, you would make $33,784 more with a DRIP than without one.