These Haunting Afghanistan Images Triggered This New Trade

You’ve seen the haunting images on the evening news…

  • At the Kabul airport – with Afghans falling off U.S. Air Force planes upon takeoff
  • Hundreds of evacuating Afghan civilians packed shoulder to shoulder inside a cockpit – fleeing after the Taliban takeover
  • Taliban fighters who are now standing guard at a checkpoint near the U.S. embassy, which was previously manned by American troops in Kabul.

The shocking aftereffects of the U.S. withdrawal has resulted in Taliban fighters now patrolling the streets of Kabul – putting the world in an uncertain position unlike ever before.

Nobody knows how this will all play out. And for that very reason, I believe it’s now time to get defensive.

The best way to accomplish this is by owning the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF (CBOE: ITA).

For just more than $100 per share, you’ll own the very best U.S. equities in the aerospace and defense sector.

Here’s a breakdown of the top 10 holdings in the iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF:

  • Raytheon Technologies: 19.71%
  • Boeing: 18.63%
  • Lockheed Martin: 5.55%
  • Teledyne Technologies: 5.01%
  • L3Harris Technologies: 4.83%
  • General Dynamics: 4.73%
  • Northrop Grumman : 4.51%
  • TransDigm Group: 4.47%
  • Textron: 4.26%
  • Howmet Aerospace: 3.51%.

In one shot, you get exposure to the world’s very best defense and aerospace companies.

No matter whether it’s the futuristic F-35 fighter jet from Raytheon Technologies…

The Sikorsky military helicopter from Lockheed Martin…

Or a nuclear-powered submarine from General Dynamics…

You get it all. And if you look at the chart, you’ll see that you have a great entry opportunity.


Action Plan: The iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF chart has established the $102 support level dating back to April. If this level holds again, then adding iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF shares now – given the new level of global uncertainty now created by the situation in Afghanistan – makes a lot of tactical sense.

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