There are three ways to bite into a ‘Big Mac’ - shares, shorting, or a franchise

There are three ways to bite into a ‘Big Mac’ - shares, shorting, or a franchise
Global diversification means McDonald’s can shrug off an adverse local economy. it was able to invest €75 million in its Irish operation during the recession, opening 25 new stores, with its latest being Musgrave Park in CorkDominick Walsh

By the end of this year, McDonald’s should be able to boast half a century of uninterrupted dividend growth

McDonald’s is an iconic brand. For more than half a century the company has delivered stellar long-term returns for shareholders. In the 16 years since January 2000, a $10,000 investment with dividends reinvested would have accumulated to $44,367 by now.

By the end of this year, McDonald’s should be able to boast half a century of uninterrupted dividend growth. And as the business has matured, it has conducted very large share buyback programmes on top – totalling no...

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