Make that money.
We already know that increased tariffs are afoot. We know that the U.S. dollar is once again increasing in strength. That should also put the smack-down on large U.S. firms that do a lot of international business. This is why the Russell 2000
Keep in mind that many of your favorite cloud names are not very dependent upon Chinese revenue. However, plenty of your favorite semiconductor names are. The passive nature of investment in the year 2018 will likely sink all boats, offering opportunity at a discount where it is warranted.
Fool-proof strategy? Heck, we ain't got none of that today, kid. We're probably going to have to tape on the foil, and button down the jerseys. I think it obvious that the likes of Intel (INTC) , Micron (MU) , Skyworks (SWKS) , Texas Instruments (TXN) and Western Digital (WDC) will face some punishment. If this also puts undue pressure on names such as Adobe (ADBE) , Salesforce (CRM) , Splunk (SPLK) , or even Amazon (AMZN) , and Microsoft (MSFT) , well then I am likely to do a little shopping.
One More Thing
Even though the defense contractors have been under pressure, watch for news on naval maneuvers in the Pacific. In light of this trade news, such movement could be significant. In addition, yesterday, the president directed the Pentagon to create a sixth branch of the military -- the United States Space Force.
If this proceeds, it will force others to compete. That's called an arms race, gang. That also means that to me, any sell-off in my favorite defense names from here is simply opportunity on sale. My favorites are Northrop Grumman (NOC) , and Raytheon (RTN) . I also have long positions in Lockheed Martin (LMT) , General Dynamics (GD) , and Kratos Defense (KTOS) .
I am flat Boeing (BA) . I think it obvious that if the United States is to have a Space Force, then Boeing is going to have to be valued at more than the current 20x forward earnings. I also think Boeing deserves to be in my portfolio, despite any trade-related news.
Watch what Boeing's CEO just told TheStreet.