Investing long in tangible sectors is ALWAYS a winner strategy. That's how the ultra-rich like Buffet and Pickens keep getting richer and richer and RICHER!
What do the big boys do? They invest in tangibles regardless of market perceptions and stay the course for YEARS. Do the same and you WILL grow your money just like them.
It boasts the top-selling car (Focus) and the top-selling truck (F-Series). This week, the automotive sector released its results for the month of August. The industry sold 1.5 million vehicles in August, a 17% gain over the same month last year. Ford registered its best month for retail sales since 2006. Sales of some models are so strong that some automakers can't keep up with demand.
This fundamental backstory has helped Ford reach a new yearly high in the past few months. The stock is up 33% this year. You can see its bull market in the chart below:
Monitoring their revenues and share prices is a good way to gauge the health of the global economy.
A good way to monitor the global shipping business is with the Guggenheim Shipping Fund (SEA). This fund's holdings haul oil, coal, grain, natural gas, and manufactured goods across the world's oceans.
Danish shipping giant Maersk, which is the world's largest container-ship operator, is the fund's largest holding. Overcapacity and a sluggish economy kept this fund in the dumps during 2011 and 2012. But as you can see in the chart below, SEA is recovering. In just the past week, it reached a fresh 52-week high. This is an important "stealth" bull market almost no one is talking about. And it's a good sign for the global economy.
What matters is what other people think about the economy. Second, realize that the trend on most economically sensitive assets is up. That means being long sectors like steel, automakers, and coal makes a lot of sense.