Widows and orphans stocks have largely disappeared from the SA investment landscape, decimated by mergers, acquisitions, exceptionally poor management decisions and long-term economic blight.

A classical quality of this stock category is the regular and reliable provision of a decent dividend, combined with a slow and steady rise in market value over the long term. They tend to be fairly boring stocks that are often overlooked by media hype...

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