America was built on railroads.
Before the Civil War, every farm and town more than a few days’ ride from a navigable river had to be self-sufficient. They were too far from industrial centers to import most things.
Frontier farmers concentrated on feeding themselves and their local communities. They couldn’t send bulky crops to distant markets.
But in the two decades after the war, financial titans such as Cornelius Vanderbilt and J.P. Morgan changed all of that. They consolidated dozens of small, localized railroad companies into massive national monopolies — growing from 45,000 miles of track in 1871 to 215,000 miles in 1900.
It made large-scale settlement of the U.S. interior possible … and turned America into a global agricultural powerhouse.
By positioning themselves to get a piece of almost every commercial transaction in the booming U.S. economy of the late 19th century, the railroad barons got filthy, filthy rich. Their fortunes dwarfed those of any previous U.S. capitalists.
Today, a similar opportunity is staring you right in the face … and you can grab your own slice of the coming profits.
RAILROADS OF THE MODERN ECONOMY
The “railroads” of the modern economy transmit data instead of physical goods. But just like railroads, owning them positions you to grab a slice of every transaction they facilitate.
The modern digital economy is built on cell towers, data centers and fiber-optic cables.
Without them, companies like Google, Facebook and Apple wouldn’t exist. Neither would the internet.
Like railroads, this digital infrastructure is essential to economic activity. But that’s not all they have in common. They both enjoy natural monopoly conditions. And you know what that means: high-profit margins.
Railroads required rights-of-way across vast distances. It wasn’t practical for competing companies to build multiple rail lines to get to the same places. So, whoever owned the railway faced no competition. They were “pricemakers.”
Similarly, it’s very difficult to increase the supply of cell towers in the U.S. because of resistance from local governments. Voters don’t want the monsters all over their towns and countryside. So, any company wanting to broadcast a signal to customers has to buy space on one of the existing towers. Whoever owns the towers is the pricemaker.
Data centers are in the same position. These facilities consume enormous amounts of power to run the servers and keep them cool. The best locations are near big power plants in the northern states with abundant, cheap electricity. They can offer lower prices than competitors elsewhere.
TODAY, YOU CAN BE A CORNELIUS VANDERBILT
By now, you’ve seen a ton of headlines about companies that make 5G-related equipment. As the rollout approaches, many of those companies are seeing their stocks soar.
In 2015, the global market for digital “railroads” stood at $23.56 billion. By 2022, that number will jump to $118.52 billion, according to recent estimates. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 26%.
The time to jump in is now.
The railroad barons of the 19th century kept most of the profits for themselves.
Today, you can benefit just as they did from ownership of the critical pipelines that make the economy run.
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