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Forget buy-to-let! I’d buy this FTSE 100 share that’s turned £1k into £14k

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It is essentially the plumbing of the financial markets.Clearing houses make sure all parties settle trades on time with the correct money paid for the deal. Without them, the financial markets would be a very different place altogether.The fact that the LSE has such a big hold over European financial markets makes it a top-quality stock. Indeed, the stock has been one of the best performing shares in the FTSE 100 over the past decade.A £1,000 investment in the company 10 years ago is worth £14,000 today.It doesn’t look as if the group is planning to settle down any time soon either. It is currently progressing with the acquisition of data giant Refinitiv.This $26bn deal will give the LSE a foothold in another major market, financial data. It already has a presence in the financial data market, providing figures for index providers, but this deal will be a tremendous boost for the data division.Continued growthWith a robust presence in virtually every segment of the European financial markets, the LSE group is unlikely to be dethroned from its position. This suggests that shareholders should continue to be rewarded for owning a slice of this world-leading business.Barring a significant setback, such as a cyber attack or collapse of one of the LSE’s major business divisions, group earnings should continue to grow at least in line with inflation over the long term as management uses the company’s position in the market to increase prices.On top of this, the organisation is likely to make further additional acquisitions to complement organic growth.A price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 38, at the time of writing, reflects the LSE’s prospects. 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