By now I hope you've jogged more miles than Forrest Gump, and you must be tired. Perhaps between breaths you've wondered whether it may now be safe to pull up a chair and kick up your feet in construction-related investment vehicles. As a value hound myself, I can appreciate the temptation to ease into a trampled sector and await recovery.
I've taken that approach myself over in the dry-bulk sector, where I sit patiently with a stake in Diana Shipping
Gypsum giant USG
As if on cue, homebuilder D.R. Horton
I don't mean to suggest that a Fool can't book a gain in these stocks. On both a one-year and a two-year chart, in fact, shares of USG are actually outpacing the S&P 500. Sadly, we cannot say the same for builders such as PulteGroup
Fool contributor Christopher Barker can be found blogging actively and acting Foolishly within the CAPS community under the username TMFSinchiruna. He tweets. He owns shares of Diana Shipping. USG is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy makes its own wallboard out of papier-mache.