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Hillary Clinton officially claimed the presumptive Democratic presidential nomination this week - and that could be great news for gun stocks.
Don't discredit gun stocks because they're controversial. For the past few years, gun stocks have had incredible growth.
And this year, our top three gun stock picks are already beating the S&P 500 by an average of nearly 16% through March.
While most sectors are still recovering after the market downturn in January, the firearms sector has been thriving.
The three biggest gun stocks are up a combined 60% this year. That's Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYSE: RGR), Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SWHC), and Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO).
Buying "what you know" used to be a fundamental underpinning of investment success. Now, it's a recipe for disaster.
As the performance of this gun stock shows, true investing success is all about "knowing" the real numbers.
SWHC Stock is already up nearly 16% this year, while the S&P 500 has dropped 2%.
And there's one major trend that will cause Smith & Wesson to continue its climb.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton holds sway over U.S. markets. Over the past three weeks, two comments from her wiped millions off the value of an industry...
A 21-word tweet from Clinton sent the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSE Arca: XBI) - a collection of some of the largest biotech stocks on the market - down 5% on Sept. 21. The former first lady struck again Oct. 30. She tweeted an attack on prisons. Prison stocks promptly took a dive. Corrections Corp. of America (NYSE: CXW) fell as much as 6% when the tweet surfaced - a $200 million loss of value.
But there's one sector that is proving impervious to Hillary Clinton rants. In fact, the last time a politician took aim at this industry, it doubled during the worst financial crisis in recent memory.
The two investment recommendations I've got for you today could be the most profitable investments you make all year.
Both have deep competitive moats and even deeper margins than other stocks and could benefit from a boost that you're not going to find in any other industry coming into the presidential election.
The last time a politician took aim at this industry, it doubled during the worst financial crisis in recent memory.
Uncertainty about the upcoming election and a sluggish economy has Americans buying guns and ammo by the truck load.
In fact, business is so good they can't make enough of the stuff.
Even though actual sales data is hard to come by, the industry's biggest players are saying business has never been so good.
Gun stocks are up big as a result.
"Many indicators, including a record-setting 2011, show the firearms industry continues to thrive in a down economy and that the potential exists for another strong sales year in 2012," the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) said at its annual trade show.
The NSSF said that 920,840 instant criminal background checks were made in January, an unprecedented 20th-straight month of year-over-year increases. The January number comes on the heels of nearly 1.5 million checks in December -- the most ever for any month.
The actual number of guns sold is often much higher, as private transfers and sales from gun shows are exempt from background checks.
In fact, one major manufacturer reported that business is too good.