In honor of his “Mad Money: It’s a Family Affair” special, Cramer pulled together a portfolio of five stocks that worked both as long-term investments and as a way to get kids interested in the markets: McDonald’s, The Walt Disney Co., Hasbro, VF Corp. and Apple.
What kid doesn’t love McDonald’s ? They will also learn to love the company’s management, international growth and 3.4% dividend yield. And the yield, which pays out much more than any savings account right now, will teach young investors about the value of compounding reinvested dividends.
Disney, with its theme parks and Pixar films, is every kid’s favorite as well. Robert Iger has proved himself a great CEO, and the longevity of Disney’s brand make this a stock that could be owned for years.
Cramer learned a lot about what he knows of money from Monopoly, which is made by Hasbro . This company also works for a children’s portfolio, as it is a consistent grower and the stock is cheap.