Extreme Trade Opportunities for the Week of March 25March 25, 2019
Like most investors, one of your top goals has been to enjoy financial freedom at whatever age you choose. So, it stands to reason that your money should ideally generate above-market returns with below market risk.
Truth is — if you really want to become a better investor then you need to be looking at where the smart money is heading. You need to understand what is truly driving the markets and how you can take advantage of these moves as – and before – they hit the mainstream.
That’s how the long-term wealth can be found.
In fact, we’ve uncovered three stocks that should have a place in your portfolio immediately.
Opportunity No. 1 — Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AJRD)
We believe AJRD is a likely beneficiary of President Trump’s $750 billion defense budget. In early March 2019, the president said he would submit a budget to Congress that included a request for $750 billion for fiscal year 2020. As a result, stocks like Boeing have since jumped from about $365 to $380 on the news. Within the budget, more than $718 billion of that would go to the Pentagon — a year-over-year increase of $34 billion. That includes $31 billion to modernize our nuclear facilities, in addition to funding for a Virginia-class submarine and 78 F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin.
The president also requested $13.6 billion to upgrade existing missile defenses and begin the development of space-based weapons to counter hypersonic missile threats. After all, Russia has a missile that can travel at nearly two miles a second or 6,138 miles an hour. That’s unstoppable even with today’s air defense systems.
Opportunity No. 2 — Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO)
MRO operates as an energy company in the United States, Equatorial Guinea, the United Kingdom, and Libya. It operates in two segments, United States E&P and International E&P. The company engages in the exploration, production, and marketing of crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas; and the production and marketing of products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas. Fundamentally, the company looks strong, as oil prices recover. It just posted third quarter net income of $254 million, after reporting a loss in the year-earlier period. It had a profit of 30 cents. Adjusted EPS was 24 cents. That beat Street estimates of 20c cents a share. Revenue came in at $1.67 billion, exceeding estimates of $1.5 billion.
Opportunity No. 3 — Velocity Shares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (NASDAQ:TVIX)
The TVIX tracks an index of futures contracts on the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index. With market volatility ticking higher, and markets turning lower at resistance, one of the best ways to hedge for downside is with a stock that tracks the volatility index. TVIX is one of three ways to do so, and is one of our favorites. As the S&P 500, for example begins to turn lower at double top resistance, we want to protect and hedge.