An Investment Guide to War With North Korea, Pakistan, Anywhere

Editor Chuck Carlson:  Introducing a painful truth; wars are great ally of in-the-know mega-investors; but wars are a future burden for we who have to pay for them later with depreciated money.  I quote the following from  Investment U because it make the very real connection between mega-investors’ success and war.  Please understand, I am not prodding anyone to invest for war, but instead to understand those who do.

The author quotes British Lord Nathan Rothschild, the flamboyant German transplant, who is said to have driven around London in a carriage pulled by a team of African Zebras.  The Rothschild family did more than successfully invest as war were about to begin, they engineered wars and in some cases financed both sides, the most obvious case being Wellington vs Napoleon at Waterloo.

Consider this advise from Investment U: An Investment Guide to War With North Korea 

How can investors prepare for a potential new or extended war?  Lord Nathan Rothschild famously said, ‘Buy to the sound of cannons, sell to the sound of trumpets.’ 

War is never a good thing – but it has specific and actionable effects on financial markets. 

Specifically, Investment U speaks of: “Defense Contractors. This one is a bit obvious… but these companies should do well…Each Tomahawk missile made by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) – the kind dropped on Syria earlier this year – costs about $1 million…We fired 59 missiles at Syrian targets in what was essentially a slap on the wrist for the Assad regime. If we’re looking to really slap Kim Jung Un around, there will be a lot more than 59 missiles dropped on his weirdly coiffed head. That would likely lead to big orders from Raytheon and other contractors that provide weapons, technology and services to the U.S. government.” –end Investment U

Editor CEC returns to suggest that instead of investing in killing machines we should use our influence to stop wars while we can.  President Dwight David Eisenhower warned me in my youth: Beware the Military Industrial Complex.