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The Best Defense Stocks to Buy Before the Election 2016 Vote

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We've excited about three of the best defense stocks to buy come November.

That's because we've determined that no matter who wins election 2016 - Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump - these three defense stocks stand to gain big.

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How to Profit on Our Favorite Defense Play of 2016

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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...

How a Government Shutdown Affects Defense Stocks


For the second time in two years, Americans face another government shutdown.

Oct. 1 marks the first day of fiscal year 2016 - the deadline for funding. But debate over financing nonprofit reproductive healthcare provider Planned Parenthood threatens to halt the nation if no measure is passed to keep the government funded beyond Sept. 30.

If a government shutdown does happen, we know one thing for sure: defense stocks will get hit - hard.

Here's what happened in late September and early October 2013 as the last shutdown became inevitable - and what investors can do to this turn lemon into lemonade...

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

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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?

What If the F-35 Is Cancelled? Here's Why Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Stock Will Be Fine

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What if the F-35 is cancelled?

That's a question that has no doubt been on the mind for every holder or prospective buyer of Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) stock.

But even without this massive contract, LMT stock will survive. Here's why...

Will Lockheed Martin Buy Sikorsky Aircraft? (NYSE: LMT)

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We may be looking at a blockbuster acquisition with Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) prepared to front $8 billion for United Technologies Corp.'s (NYSE: UTX) Sikorsky Aircraft.

Will Lockheed Martin buy Sikorsky Aircraft?

It's certainly an intriguing purchase. Here's what it means for both Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky...

One Stock Play for Two Growing Missile Threats

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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.

So let's take a look...

2015 Top Stock Picks Show Market Bullish on KTOS

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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.

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...

Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) Stock a Buy with 70% Upside in 2015

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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS) stock is coming into 2015 hot.

It's turned an unlucky slip in late 2014 into a 19% gain in 2015.

And the stock is still undervalued. Here's why Kratos stock has a chance to move yet another 70% by year's end...

How the Terrorism "Trend" Is Moving Your Money Today

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The terrorism "trend" is moving your money today. When it comes to the proliferation of one of the six primary trillion-dollar trends - War, Terrorism, and Ugliness - there's no ignoring the truth.

But while conventional wisdom is that terrorism has a negative impact on your money, in reality, the effect is quite the opposite.

That's because in one of the great ironies of the financial world, terrorism actually creates far more opportunity than it destroys...

Three Defense Stocks to Buy in 2015

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The list of good defense stocks to buy in 2015 is growing.

You have a number of legacy names delivering on a crucial need to fight "War, Terrorism, and Ugliness," along with little-known niche players filling roles in the market not addressed by the big boys.

Here are the three defense stocks that will have a good 2015...

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

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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...

This Little-Known Defense Stock Is a Hidden Gem

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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...

Top Defense Stocks' Potential Goes Far Beyond U.S. Military Spending

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It's been wrongly assumed that defense stocks are a bad investment because of budget cuts.

But on the contrary, growing conflicts in the Middle East only further prove their value.

And even if you're not sold on the military angle, defense stocks are also a good buy because these companies are upping their presence in the civilian market.

Here are the big names, and what they're doing...