When you were a kid, what did you think the future would look like?
For me, I can remember the future I would dream about always seemed to involve flying cars, time travel, and hover boards.
Well, we may not have any of those things now, but that doesn’t mean the future isn’t happening all around us.
And for investors who want to stay ahead of the pack…
Keeping our finger on the pulse of future trends is the best way to ensure your profits.
Do you remember the first hybrid automobile you saw or heard about?
For me, hybrid cars didn’t really come into existence until the Toyota Prius exploded onto the scene – I can remember sitting in one and the owner telling me to turn it on.
I was dumbfounded – there wasn’t a key to turn or fob to stick in – it was just a button that said “Engine Start Stop” and that was it.
He told me to put my foot on the break and push the button…
I did and the car turned on – but made no noise. It was incredible. I once read about a writer named Arthur C Clarke, who once famously said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
I have to admit, I was probably like a caveman discovering fire…
I was amazed.
Fast forward 15 years and hybrid cars are such a part of the fabric of our roads – it would almost be weird to NOT see them.
But the idea of hybrid cars being the future has changed.
The dream has always been to get off fossil fuels and start making our way to clean, quiet and fully electric cars…
And for some reason, Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors (TSLA) has been the vehicle (no pun intended) to make that dream into a reality.
It’s an event that has caused ripples throughout the automobile industry – and more and more of the major automotive manufacturers are not only jumping on board – they’re running all the way with it.
For example, take Volvo…
Volvo, the Swedish car maker known for making safe, quality and heavy vehicles recently made a statement that may have a lot of their peers a feeling little nervous.
What was their announcement?
That Volvo would be completely out of the combustion engine business by 2019.
Yes, one of the most recognized names in the automobile industry is saying “bye bye” to fossil fuel only cars and embracing the trend and hopefully, a greener future.
This is big…
And it doesn’t look like they’re only making a statement because they care about the environment – it seems that they really want to make a run at Telsa’s chokehold on their market.
Volvo’s CEO, Hakan Samuelsson, said “Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of 1 million electrified cars by 2025. When we said it we meant it. This is how we are going to do it.”
Can you say, “shots fired?”
Volvo is planning to launch 5 different fully electric cars between the years 2019 and 2021, as well as a new generation of hybrids…
This will give Volvo more arrows in their quiver than any other company in their market.
Making them one of the best future prospective targets to come across major automakers since Tesla started their assault on the industry.
The only problem?
Volvo isn’t directly traded on the American markets… they’re owned by Chinese company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, and traded on the Swedish Index, The Stockholm Stock Exchange… and are really only traded in the U.S. through ADRs.
But if you aren’t interested in purchasing the ADRs, how else do you get invited to that profit party?
Volvo is going to need parts and supplies to reach these goals – parts and supplies that they can’t make themselves and need go to outside manufacturers to do so.
It’s through these manufacturers that I believe could be one of our best chances to take advantage of this knowledge…
I may have found some suitable buying opportunities that may put us in line for some hefty returns – as soon as they fit into the GorillaTradesmatrix – I’ll let my subscribers know.
I would love to have you with us when the trigger is pulled – but understand that there are those among us that like to do all the heavy lifting.
Just keep in mind – this is the way things are headed…
You may want to take a look at your current portfolio – if you have any automotive stocks in there – see what their future plans are looking like.
If they don’t plan to take a stab at the explosively growing electric car market – you may have a hard decision on your hands.
Keep? Or Dump…
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy