There's an old business maxim that tells us "All business is war."
And the one company, more than any other, that's currently bringing that maxim to life is The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).
Indeed, to hear the experts tell it, Boeing is right now fighting two "wars."
There's the so-called "order war" - the year-in, year-out skirmish Boeing fights with its European perennial archnemesis, Airbus SE (OTCMKTS: EADSY).
And there's now the "trade war" - or the potential for one - stemming from the Trump administration's institution of tariffs on steel and aluminum - two materials it's mighty hard to skimp on when you're building thousands of jetliners.
If you've been a reader for a long time, you know we'll come back to look at the tariffs and "trade war" impact on Boeing when it's fully warranted.
Today, I want to talk about the more urgent conflict as far as shareholders are concerned: the war raging between boardrooms in Chicago, Ill., and Toulouse, France, right now.
It's all going our way...
About the Author
Before he moved into the investment-research business in 2005, William (Bill) Patalon III spent 22 years as an award-winning financial reporter, columnist, and editor. Today he is the Executive Editor and Senior Research Analyst for Money Morning at Money Map Press.