Our US sector weightings (expressed primarily within our portfolios by their respective tracking ETFs) in order of prominence are: Materials, Industrials, Consumer Staples, Energy, Financials, Healthcare, Tech and Utilities.
In addition to the above, and the 6 positions we highlighted in part 4, our core allocation includes complementary securities that reflect our long-term thesis, as well as our overriding objective of proper balance/diversification.
Such as: Treasury inflation protected securities, Latin American equities, US banks, Base metals futures, metals miners, semiconductor manufacturers, telecom companies and equipment makers, Indian equities, rare earth miners, German equities, media/entertainment companies, oil services companies, water infrastructure companies, solar companies, wind technology companies, uranium miners and carbon credits.
Linde PLC: Linde Public Limited Company operates as an industrial gas and engineering company. The Company offers products, technologies, and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world. Linde serves customers worldwide.Sherwin-Williams: The Sherwin-Williams Company manufactures, distributes, and sells paints, coatings, and related products. The Company's products are sold to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers primarily in North and South America. Sherwin Williams also has additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe, and Asia.Air Products and Chemicals: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. produces industrial atmospheric and specialty gases and performance materials and equipment. The Company's products include oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium, specialty surfactants and amines, polyurethane, epoxy curatives, and resins. Air Products and Chemicals products are used in the beverage, health, and semiconductor fields.Freeport-McMoRan: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. is an international natural resources company. The Company operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil, and gas.Ecolab: Ecolab Inc. is a global provider of water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions for customers in food, healthcare, hospitality, industrial and oil and gas markets. The Company's services include food safety, sanitation, optimization of water and energy use, improvement of operational efficiency and sustainability.Newmont Mining: Newmont Corporation acquires, explores, and develops mineral properties. The Company produces and markets gold, copper, silver, zinc, and lead. Newmont serves customers worldwide.
Dow: Dow Inc. produces and distributes chemical products. The Company manufactures and supplies chemicals for liquid injection molding, architecture fabrication, leather, textiles, automobiles, rubber consumer goods, and food industries. Dow serves customers worldwide.
Dupont: DuPont de Nemours, Inc. provides technology based materials and solutions. The Company offers a diverse range of products, such as construction materials, adhesives, electronic, fabrics, fibers, home garden, medical devices, resins, printing, and consumer products. DuPont de Nemours serves energy, automotive, construction, government, military, safety, and packaging industries globally.
PPG: PPG Industries, Inc. supplies products for the manufacturing, construction, automotive, chemical processing, and other industries worldwide. The Company makes protective and decorative coatings, flat glass, fabricated glass products, continuous-strand fiber glass products, and industrial and specialty chemicals.
International Flavors and Fragrances: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. creates, manufactures, and supplies flavors and fragrances for the food, beverage, personal care, and household products industries. The Company's flavors and fragrances are individual ingredients and compounds of a large number of ingredients that are blended, mixed, and reacted together to produce proprietary formulas.