The Boeing Company (BA), Mastercard Inc (MA), 3D Systems Corporation (DDD): 3 Stocks to Own for the Economy of Tomorrow

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Where to put your money for the economy of tomorrow: groundbreaking technology

The much-talked-about 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) is a very speculative stock, but the company has continued to make moves that indicate 3-D printing is the real deal. 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) recently acquired Phenix Systems, which manufactures metal 3-D printing devices. The technology uses fuse layers of metal powder to create solid objects. This expands the capabilities of 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD), as it can now use metal to create its products. The expansion of capabilities is just one of the most recent additions 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) has made to its offering, and tells me the company is ever-evolving. That’s a preemptive to massive growth.

The firm is also ahead of competitors Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) and ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE), which have yet to make a device that is affordable for the average consumer. Most of their products go to industrial businesses. The key to making major profits in this sector is to cater to the general public, and cash in on mammoth sales.

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The best way to get a grasp on whether the future does actually bode well for these companies is to look at indicators in the news. It’s only logical that a growing middle class in the developing world would have the same desires as those who are already in the global middle class. In short, that means a lot of spending that MasterCard will be there to facilitate, whether the customer is buying an airline ticket, or a 3-D printer.

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD)’s share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation.

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Phillip Woolgar owns shares of 3D Systems. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems and MasterCard. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems and MasterCard and has the following options: Short Jan 2014 $36 Calls on 3D Systems and Short Jan 2014 $20 Puts on 3D Systems. Phillip is a member of The Motley Fool Blog Network — entries represent the personal opinion of the blogger and are not formally edited.

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