US Aerospace & Defense Ishares ETF

Trading Strategies

How to Know Which Mergers Will Be Winners

Millions of investors find mergers to be complicated and murky undertakings, best left to Wall Street's "Armani Army."

I look at 'em differently and think you should, too.

That's because mergers are one of the single greatest profit generators out there.

Today, we're going to talk about why and how you could play along for big potential profits…

Today, we're going to talk about why and how you could play along for big potential profits...

Trading Strategies

Two Speculative Scenarios (and Six Investments) for Midterm Elections

Late last month, I wrote to you about the fact that there is no significant statistical relationship between what happens next in the markets and midterm elections.

And what I had to say started a firestorm.

My email exploded, as you might imagine, with the bulk of the commentary centered on the five most dangerous words in the English language – "It'll be different this time."

Probably not.

But, I'm game.

So, let's continue the conversation by playing this through...


These Two Defense Tech Plays Are Crucial in Our Battle vs. North Korea's Nukes

On Aug. 30, off the coast of Hawaii, sailors aboard the U.S.S. John Paul Jones tracked, intercepted, and shot down a medium-range ballistic missile.

It was a milestone in our nation's defense system.

Doing so put North Korea and Kim Jong Un on notice that we can shoot down their missiles before they reach the U.S. mainland or one of our Asian-Pacific allies.

And it's about time.

North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs have developed much, much faster than the Pentagon predicted. And that has created a threat that has jump-started our need for advanced missile defense technologies – and spending on them.

Indeed, missile defense technology is so critical to the United States right now that it was a big driver behind Northrop Grumman's just-announced plan to acquire Orbital ATK Inc. for $9.2 billion.

Orbital specializes in the missile defense technology that we so badly need right now.

And so the deal reaffirms our belief that Northrop is the best of the big defense plays out there. Northrop has soared nearly 46% since our first recommendation in April 2016 – including a 10% gain since the Sept. 17 announcement of the Orbital deal.

Today I want to go in-depth on why that Orbital deal reinforces our "case" for Northrop.

And I want to show you how you can take a ride on all the defense industry M&A deals we'll be seeing over the next few years.

This single investment gained just 1.75% in 2015 – but 19% in 2016.

So far this year, it's up nearly 30%.

Now imagine what it's going to do in the future as the Trump administration bulks up our military spending...