Channel News Asia  Feb 14  Comment 
Rising U.S. government spending on the Pentagon is fueling a spree of deal making among defense companies.
Wall Street Journal  Feb 13  Comment 
President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget blueprint that projects deficits next year nearly double what his proposal estimated last year, underscoring how Republicans’ desire for lower taxes and more defense spending has derailed...
MarketWatch  Feb 8  Comment 
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she'll vote against a two-year budget deal that would boost domestic and defense spending. The California Democrat has demanded a vote on protecting Dreamers, but the issue of undocumented...
MarketWatch  Feb 7  Comment 
Treasury yields jumped Wednesday as party leaders in the Senate agreed to a two-year budget deal that would increase defense spending and raise the government’s borrowing cap.
New York Times  Nov 13  Comment 
A long-dormant plan for increased defense spending and cooperation has found new life after Brexit, terrorist attacks and Russian aggression.
Benzinga  Sep 25  Comment 
Jefferies upgraded shares of Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC) Monday, drawing support from higher defense spending growth and the attractive valuation of the shares. As such, Jefferies upgraded shares of Corporate Office...
Channel News Asia  Jul 28  Comment 
The US economy gathered speed in the second quarter, more than doubling the growth pace of the first three months of the year as consumer and defense spending accelerated, according to data released Friday.


Defense spending is the amount the sovereign of a country invests in weapons, weapon systems, and soldiers.

It is impossible (today) to get perfect exposure to increases in defense spending, because not all beneficiaries of increases are private companies - i.e., increases in defense spending could be used for increases in soldiers' salaries. (However, PMCs are becoming more widespread at it is not impossible to imagine a time when all soldiers are private contractors.)

Major defense companies include Lockheed Martin (LMT) , Raytheon Company (RTN) and Boeing Company (BA). Defense companies that focus on software include SAIC (SAI). One OTCBB listed security within the defense sector is Sector 10 (SECT).

iShares ETF (ITA)

Trends in US Spending

Largest Spenders

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