Major Investment Themes Evolving for this Decade

Prepared by the Hardee Investment Group and RBC Wealth Management –

Over 37 years of investing, I’ve that observed major gains are made by identifying trends that will last five to ten years. We did this with energy in the 1970s, hospitals and nursing in the 1980s, drugs and healthcare in the 1990s and Master Limited Partnerships for the past decade. Below, we present evolving themes for this decade.

1. Last decade was the decade of commodity producers. This decade belongs to commodity users driven by plentiful low natural gas prices.

2. Resurgence of U.S. Manufacturing – The “Rust Belt” is reborn on the back of low and plentiful energy.

3. Growth investing re-emerges as the principle theme over value investing.

4. De-conglomeration of Corporate America – Companies will break up or spin-off subsidiaries to become

more efficient.

Over the next few months, we will discuss each of these themes and discuss how to position our portfolios to take advantage of it. Stay tuned.

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