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The A-Z of global companies to invest in on Shyft (part 2)
MandyP
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From the makers of plant-based meat substitutes to games creators and ride-sharing groups, these are the global companies you can invest in – anytime, anywhere, directly from your mobile phone – on Shyft, with even more options to follow.     

(...continued from part 1)

Mastercard Inc.

US-based multinational financial services corporation that processes payments between merchants’ banks via debit, credit and prepaid cards. Mastercard also provides cyber and intelligence services, consulting and processing solutions. mastercard.com

 

McDonald’s Corp.

A fast food company with over 69 million daily customers in over 100 countries, making it the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue. It’s one of the world’s biggest employers and boasts one of the world’s highest brand valuations. mcdonalds.com

 

Medtronic Plc

Irish-based American medical device company that operates in 140 countries, developing devices and therapies to treat a range of chronic diseases (from diabetes to Down Syndrome, heart failure and chronic pain). Consistently ranked as one of the world’s biggest medical device companies by revenue.

medtronic.com

 

Micron Technology Inc.

US tech company that produces computer memory and data storage devices, including flash drives, SD cards and solid-state drives. micron.com

 

Microsoft Corp.

One of US tech’s Big Five companies, Microsoft develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells personal computers, consumer electronics, cloud computing solutions and computer software, including its famous Windows operating system. Routinely one of the world’s most valuable publicly traded companies. microsoft.com

 

Netflix Inc.

US-based content platform and production company, known for its subscription-based streaming service. One of the largest entertainment companies by market cap with nearly 200 million paid subscriptions worldwide. netflix.com

 

Nike Inc.

US-based multinational sports apparel, equipment and accessories corporation. One of the most valuable sporting brands, Nike is the world’s biggest athletic shoes and apparel supplier. nike.com

 

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NIO Inc.

Chinese car manufacturer specialising in electric vehicles and best known for its involvement in Formula E motor racing, but with a growing range of production cars and SUVs. nio.io

 

Nvidia Corp

American multinational tech company specialising in graphics processing units for the professional and gaming markets, and in system on a chip (SoC) units for the mobile computing and automotive markets. An expansion into parallel processing has made Nvidia a significant player in supercomputing. 

nvidia.com

 

PayPal Holdings Inc.

US tech platform and digital payments company that enables payments on behalf of merchants and consumers. PayPal solutions, including PayPal, Xoom and Venmo, enable customers to pay for goods, transfer money and withdraw funds. paypal.com

 

Performant Financial Corp

US-based, tech-enabled business services company specialising in the recovery of delinquent or defaulted assets and improper payments for government and private clients. performantcorp.com

 

Pfizer Inc.

American multinational pharmaceutical corporation, engaged in the discovery, development and manufacture of healthcare products. Its Innovative Health business develops and commercialises medicines and vaccines, while its Essential Health business includes legacy brands, branded generics, contract manufacturing and R&D. pfizer.com

 

Philip Morris International

Multinational cigarette and tobacco company featuring brands like Marlboro, Bond Street and Chesterfield. PMI spun off from Altria in 2008, and is regarded as one of the five companies that make up Big Tobacco. pmi.com

 

Pinduoduo Inc.

Chinese mobile e-commerce platform operator, offering individual and team purchase options. With a broad range of product categories, Pinduoduo is best known as China’s biggest agriculture marketplace, connecting farmers and distributors to more than 700 million active buyers. pinduoduo-global.com

 

Pinterest Inc.

American image-sharing social media platform that allows users to create theme-based image collections and share inspirations. The site claims over 400 million monthly active users, which it connects with brands based on their shared interests. pinterest.com

 

Procter & Gamble Co.

Multinational consumer goods corporation with sales in approximately 180 countries and territories. P&G operates in five segments (Beauty; Grooming; Healthcare; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care), with brands including Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene and Febreze. pg.com

 

ProPhase Labs Inc.

Manufacturer and distributor of homeopathic and healthcare products, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, personal care and cosmeceutical products. prophaselabs.com

 

Qualcomm Inc.

Tech company that specialises in software, services and intellectual property related to 3G, 4G and 5G wireless technologies. Qualcomm’s products are used in mobile and other wireless and connected devices, including automotive, computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and networking. qualcomm.com

 

RCM Technologies Inc.

Business and tech solutions provider to some of the world’s largest companies, in industries like aerospace, defence, energy, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, technology and the public sector. rcmt.com

 

Roku Inc.

Consumer electronics manufacturer that creates digital media players for video streaming. Roku’s platform enables users to personalise their content, including ad-supported channels like CBS News and Vice; subscription channels like HBO Now, Hulu and Netflix; and transactional channels like Google Play.

roku.com

 

Salesforce.com Inc.

Cloud-based enterprise software company delivering customer relationship management (CRM) and customer service, marketing automation, analytics and application development. Its focus is on mobile, social, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence technologies. salesforce.com

 

Shopify Inc.

Cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Shopify reports that more than one million businesses in about 175 countries use its merchant solutions software. shopify.com

 

Slack Technologies Inc.

Software company offering a team communication tool that facilitates simple notifications to complex internal workflows. Slack was acquired by Salesforce in 2020. slack.com

 

Snap Inc.

Camera and social media company best known for its flagship mobile apps Snapchat and Bitmoji. Snap also develops and manufactures Spectacles smartglasses. snap.com

 

You are reading part 2 of the A-Z of global companies to invest in on Shyft. Read part 1 here or part 3 here.

 

Shyft is an app for global citizens in South Africa. It helps you buy, send and store local and foreign currency anytime, anywhere directly from your mobile phone. Visit https://getshyft.co.za/#get-the-app or your app store to download the app.

 

 

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Fred Leering
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Please also include the Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund ETF (VT) if possible.

Suraj
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Looking forward to this.  Is there an ETA for when this feature will be live?

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