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I'm familiar with Johnson controls in the construction business - one of the best around and widely used. But what is troubling me is that although JCI seems diversified, its main businesses are in two sectors that are effected by rising interest rates - construction & automobiles. Let's face it, higher rates and purchases in both areas fall, consequently JCI's growth stagnates as well.

I raise these points because I too like JCI and have been carrying it on my board to buy. I'm puzzled by other posts that talk about "shooting through the roof". I see JCI as steady, although a company susceptible to the somewhat cyclical interest rate syndrome.

Am I missing something? I'm relatively new to investing and any opinions and/or insights are appreciated. Thanks!
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