I have been working hard to try to make you some mad money. Whoops. Sorry, I've been watching CNBC too much.... I've been doing some research and found the only value plays in the market right now. Its the trucking sector. Now let me splain... The 2001 recession was from March 2001 until November 2001. January 16, 2001- Arkansas Best Corp (ABFS) closed at $20.56 with a P/E of 8.4 April 4th, 2001- 14.08 w/PE 5.8 September 3, 2001- 22.97 w/PE 10 After that the stock crashed, but that was because of 9/11. Compared with YRCW Jan 30th, 2001 20.37 w/PE 8.4 March 21, 2001- 14.7 w/PE 6.2 Sep 3, 2001- 22.97 w/PE 10.5 So the trucking stocks are a buy right now. They were at their bottom at the start of the recession and top out near the end. I did notice one thing in regards to the P/Es when charting the trucking stocks over a 10 year period. When the nation's economy is expanding, the P/Es of the trucking stocks seem to expand wildly. I saw the P/Es go as high as 45+ when the economy was expanding. The P/Es actually went up past 140+ in the late 90s. Then they went up past 40+ in late 2004. I also noticed that the highest P/Es were in 1997-1998 and then started contracting from there. When the tech market was in full crash mode, the P/Es of the truck stocks started expanding once again. Looking at the charts, I believe the truckers know the real deal and can spot the economy contracting before anyone else. In the 90s, the economy was at its height around 1998 and then started its downhill descent from there without anyone noticing. In similiar fashion, the economy was at a high in 2005 and then started its slow descent from there. This makes perfect sense because trucks transport goods. When people stop buying products there is less need for the trucks. The truckers are the first to know when the economy is going downhill. The overall stock market, on the other hand, has no idea and doesnt share this same reality. The analysts dont drive trucks and neither do the traders or investors. Looking at the chart, 2007 is going to be bad, but not for the truckers. Loading up on the trucks in January. . .