Retail and distribution are the best bets
K2 Sports, the Seattle-based ski maker that has been traded numerous times since brothers Bill Kirschner and Don Kirschner started the company on Vashon Island in 1962, is once again for sale. Newell Brands in April acquired K2 along with parent company Jarden Corp. which purchased K2 in 2007. Newell (NWL) owns brands like Rubbermaid, Lennox, Mr. Coffee and Paper Mate, but doesn't plan to hold onto the Jarden winter sports businesses that include K2 Sports, Maker, Full Tilt and Ride snowboards.
Investing in companies that make safes could be a smart move, given the proliferation of negative interest rate policies being enacted worldwide.