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Point Roberts, WA, United States, 2008/04/16 - Homelanddefensestocks.com Audio Presentation with Scott Sacknoff, Manager of the Benchmark SPADE® Defense Index “The 10 most asked questions by investors interested in investing in defense and homeland security”.
HomelandDefenseStocks.com, the leading global investor and industry portal for the Homeland Defense and security sector, presents an audio presentation with Scott Sacknoff, Manager of the SPADE® Defense Index (AMEX: DXS).
The following Investorideas.com, Homelanddefensestocks.com audio presentation was adapted from a recent speech given by Scott Sacknoff, Manager of the SPADE Defense Index. Answering the 10 most asked questions by investors interested in investing in defense and homeland security, Mr. Sacknoff covers a broad range of themes. For those not familiar with it, the SPADE Defense Index is a modified capitalization weighted index comprised of more than 50 companies in the sector that benchmarks the value that the market ascribes to the sector. The Index has been licensed by Powershares for use in its Aerospace & Defense ETF exchange traded fund and is listed on the American Stock Exchange under the ticker PPA.
Tickers Mentioned in this Discussion: SPADE Defense Index (AMEX: DXS), Powershares Aerospace & Defense ETF (AMEX: PPA) and Boeing (NYSE: BA)
The Ten Most Asked Questions by Investors (in no particular order)
1. The FY-09 Defense Budget was released in February, were there any surprises? Will the budget continue to grow?
2. Won’t supplement spending decline with a pullback from Iraq?
3. Can the industry still grow after a pullback from Iraq?
4. Will there be a peace dividend following Iraq?
5. What effect will the 2008 Presidential election have on the sector?
6. Why have there been negative returns by the sector since November?
7. Are investors staying the course?
8. What is the impact of a foreign (non-U.S.) defense contractor winning a major development contract?
9. Was the 17% rise in China’s defense budget a surprise? How can investor’s participate?
10. What areas of the defense sector are in favor at the moment? What are the hot areas for defense RDT&E investment?
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About the SPADE Defense Index®
The SPADE Defense Index® (AMEX: DXS) is a modified capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies that benchmarks the performance of companies involved with the defense, homeland security, and space marketplace. The SPADE Defense Index has been developed to be used by investors, financial professionals, trade analysts, and media as a benchmark for publicly traded stocks involved in these business sectors. The Index can be used as the basis for a range of financial instruments including options and other derivatives, exchange traded funds, and conventional mutual funds.
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