On Aug. 30, off the coast of Hawaii, sailors aboard the USS 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 those missiles 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 Corp. (NYSE: NOC)’s just announced plan to acquire Orbital ATK Inc. (NSE: OA) 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.
There’s a number that came out this morning that I want you to ignore.
According to Labor Department figures, the number of workers on U.S. payrolls declined last month for the first time since 2010. Payrolls fell 33,000 (this after the experts had estimated they would rise by 80,000).
But like I said, I want you to forget about this – put it out of your mind.
That’s because almost all these drops can be pinned on HurricanesHarveyandIrma – and I can pretty much guarantee that these storms’ effects will be short-lived. In fact, rebuilding should improve hiring at least for the next several months.
And that’s on top of the strong performance we’ve seen lately. The U.S. Commerce Department just confirmed that GDP grew by 3.1% in the second quarter. That’s the strongest showing since early 2015 and well above the roughly 2.4% average of the last several years.
That’s good news for just about all of the companies and investments I tell you about here.
But there’s also a specific way that savvy tech investors like you can profit from our improving economy – and the quick rebound in job growth we’ll see shortly.
This tech company is growing at 40% a year – and will keep making its investors lots of money for years to come.
The folks at Google did a press event yesterday in San Francisco in order to announce their latest hardware: new Pixel smartphones, upgraded laptops, a bunch of smart-home products, and even AI-powered wearable cameras. (Those were… odd.)
But will any of it “move the needle” for shares of Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)? That’s doubtful, I told the CNBC World audience last night. That’s because, as I said, “Google is not a hardware company.”
So if Google is not attempting to take on smartphone makers like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (OTC: SSNLF), what is it up to here?
To find out what I think, check out my latest appearance on CNBC World…
We’ve followed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ go-nowhere “war against cannabis” – and President Donald Trump’s essential “green light” for medical marijuana. And we’ve watched legalization efforts in the United States and Canada.
It was also about a year ago that I first published my “weed investors’ bible” – The Roadmap to Marijuana Millions. At the time, it was packed with 30 of my absolute favorite plays in the still-booming legal cannabis sector.
Since then, weed investing’s only gotten bigger, better, and more profitable.
Over the past year, this section of my Nova-X Report portfolio has seen 10 double-digit winners and eight triple-digit winners… 291% gains… 193.3%… 189.5%.
That’s because, instead of investing in Chinese importers, we’re focusing on internal growth in the world’s most populous nation – especially all those people’s quickening migration to the web.
Back in August we took a close look at the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (NYSE Arca: EMQQ) as a bunker against tariffs.
And today I’ve got another one.
It’s great play on a $47 trillion Chinese tech market.
This market represents one of the fastest-growing global tech trends on Earth, according to new data from iResearch. This segment barely existed a decade ago but will grow by 422% between 2016 and 2020.
So let’s look at that data – and at a way to get in on this trend with a stock that’s already beaten the market by ninefold so far this year.
But maybe you’re still concerned about the wisdom of investing in a nation that President Trump has in his economic crosshairs.
Cable television, on the other hand, has been surprisingly resilient against the onslaught from streaming video. Despite the rise of the web, pay TV has remained a dominant factor in our daily doses of news and entertainment.
That’s largely because of the lack of live TV offerings, especially news and sports. Just try to imagine life without Fox News or ESPN. Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is coming off several years of very strong growth.
When Napoleon ruled France in the early 1800s, California was a wild frontier region – home to just a handful of pioneers.
But last year, California overtook once-mighty France in the rankings of the world’s largest economies, coming in at sixth place.
The International Monetary Fund says California’s GDP is worth roughly $2.5 trillion, buoyed by agriculture, tourism, aerospace, and, of course, Silicon Valley and high tech.
The vast scale of economic opportunity in the Golden State is incredibly important for another big reason. That huge GDP will help serve as a key “trigger” – or catalyst – in the breakout legal cannabis.
Starting Jan. 2, California is all set to make recreational use of marijuana for adults fully legal. Simply stated, we’ve never seen anything this big happen in the legal cannabis industry.
That’s why I’m headed south to Anaheim this week to attend the California Cannabis Business Conference later this week, where some 350 firms will be represented.
To give you the inside edge, I’ve spoken with the group’s leaders.
Today I’ll be share their insights with you.
They foresee a more than $20 billion impact in just the next four years alone.