On Saturday, the United States of America will celebrate its 239th birthday in a flourish of fireworks and festivities across the nation.
While some U.S. companies like Jim Beam, DuPont and Colgate have been around almost as long as the Constitution, the Founding Fathers probably couldn't have imagined many of today's most successful businesses in their wildest dreams.
Although celebrations will surely be held around Washington's Capitol Building, the "Fast Money" traders were more focused on building capital. In honor of America's birthday, the crew picked companies and indices to own that could be around for the next 239 years. Traders say these are names to buy and hold forever, and pass down to future generations.
Google is one of the companies that likely would have blown the minds of America's founding fathers. As a leader in internet search, video, cloud computing and now self-driving cars, Google appears to have future-proofed its business.
For those reasons, Cowen & Company's David Seaburg recommended holding on to Google forever. Seaburg added that Google's investment in fiber-optics makes it "an interesting play here for the long term."