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How to Profit on Our Favorite Defense Play of 2016

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley went on record in Defense News to say the U.S. Army is in a state of "high risk" when it comes to its capability of fighting one or more large conflicts or defending the country.

Gen. Milley wasn't saying our military isn't up to the job, far from it. Rather, he meant that this critical capability is a tall order considering the threats we face right now and into the future.

North Korea, for instance, has announced its development of a miniaturized nuclear warhead. It already has a ballistic missile capable of flight to the U.S.' west coast.

Saudi Arabia is fighting a two-front war… Iraq, Syria, and Libya are now failed states and fertile ground for terror groups like Al-Qaeda and Daesh… The European Union and Turkey are reeling from homegrown Islamic State-sponsored terror and a crushing refugee crisis.

Worldwide, conflict and disaster have uprooted more than 60 million people – the highest number of displaced persons ever, even including World War II – in a humanitarian, logistical, and security nightmare.

Meanwhile, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers just released a report saying that we likely couldn't stop a cyberattack that happened simultaneously with a natural disaster, like a Category 5 hurricane, with our current cybersecurity capability.

So clearly, the world is not a safe place right now. And governments here and indeed all around the world have their work cut out for them when it comes to providing a defense that can match and defeat the threat.

Here's where our government is turning to help them do all that - and more...

Stocks

Why Lockheed Martin Stock Is Our Pick of the Week

Lockheed Martin stock is Money Morning's Pick of the Week.

One of the primary U.S. defense contractors, Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) is a stock that can serve as a counterweight to the current market volatility.

LMT stock has vastly outperformed the market over the past three years and has held up well through the recent volatility.

But despite its impressive gains, Lockheed Martin stock still has much to offer new investors...

Global Markets

How Does Terrorism Affect the Economy?

The horrific terrorist events of late reinforce a very important financial relationship that escapes 99% of all observers – the counterintuitive nature of terrorism and what it means for your money.

It's not an easy conversation to have, but it's vitally important: How does terrorism affect the economy?

Money Morning Technical Trading Specialist D.R. Barton – a world-renowned authority on technical trading with 28 years' experience – joined host Neil Cavuto on FOX Business' "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" on Monday. There, he examined what has historically happened to the economy following terrorist attacks, and why.

Watch the video to see Barton's breakdown - plus, get his predictions on what investors can expect now...

Stocks

Lockheed Martin Stock Steady Today Amid F-35A Rollout (NYSE: LMT)

Lockheed Martin stock was little changed Wednesday at $203.53 as the global security and aerospace titan rolled out its first highly anticipated F-35A Lightning II for the Norwegian Armed Forces.

Despite the muted reaction, Lockheed Martin stock is poised to rise.

Here's why...

defense stocks

Best Defense Stocks to Buy Amid NOC, RTN, GD, LMT Stock Surge

Yesterday (Wednesday), a number of key defense stocks were up big.

Leading the pack was Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC). NOC stock soared 6.2%. Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) stock was up 4.1%. General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE: GD) jumped 3.9%. And Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) stock got a 2.2% bump.

So how do defense stocks continue to soar even as the Pentagon pulls back?

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One Stock Play for Two Growing Missile Threats

We've given you many reasons to like Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, a company whose stock we recommended at $11.40 a share back in February 2013, when it was still known as GenCorp.

Now we're about to give you two more.

They're both "ripped from the headlines."

And they both underscore why a stock that's given you a peak gain of better than 100% since we first told you about it still has plenty of room to run.

So let's take a look...

best investments

2015 Top Stock Picks Show Market Bullish on KTOS

Our Money Morning 2015 top stock picks show that the sentiment for one of the lesser-known defense stocks is really ramping up.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) may not be gunning for the huge contracts like Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) or Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), but it's mopping up this year.

Here's why it's up more than 30% this year and still has upside.

Best Investments

How One Massive Defense Program Will Drive the Lockheed Martin Stock Price

The Lockheed Martin stock price (NYSE: LMT) this year has been sensitive to developments in the Joint Strike Fighter program.

Investors can expect this LMT stock price driver to be around for some time.

That's enough to sour some investors on Lockheed Martin stock. Don't let it deter you...

Best Investments

One of the Best Defense Stocks for 2015 Is This Small-Cap

Of the best defense stocks for 2015, the one poised for the biggest gains may well be this small-cap.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) isn't another Raytheon or Lockheed.

And that's why one of our experts loves it...

Best Investments

This Little-Known Defense Stock Is a Hidden Gem

Defense stocks are a great portfolio builder.

They are a "need-to-have" investment backed by companies with solid balance sheets and provide important security needs in an uncertain geopolitical environment.

And while some names may come to mind in the defense sector, here's one you may not have heard of...