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RealMoney contributor Robert Loest says the debt-fueled economic expansion of the U.S. consumer sector has about had it. He contends the developing world will be a major source of growth in coming years and that large multinationals like Caterpillar are best poised to exploit those opportunities because they have such a huge head start at doing things like building factories, developing markets and dealing with political complexity around the globe.

Investors may want to consider replacing many of their iconic consumer companies with global industrials with good, relatively secure dividends such as Caterpillar, Rockwell International , Emerson Electric , ABB Limited and similar companies, unless their consumer stocks are really undervalued and pay a hefty, secure dividend

You’ll have to forgive the author for using buzzwords like “paradigm shift” and “event horizon.” Some can’t help themselves.

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Tom Mangan posted at 1:08 pm December 26th, 2008 |

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