Seth Seifman, aerospace and defense analyst at JPMorgan, pointed out that part of the rise in defense stocks is due to the fact that they are seen as safe havens in times of geopolitical and economic uncertainty.
However, Seifman said in a recent note that "with so many unknowns" he did not want the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Iran's top general, to be an opportunity to buy long-term aggressive arms stocks.
The energy sector should also benefit from an escalating US-Iran struggle. Goldman Sachs notes, however, that stocks "have already returned profits, suggesting that investors do not believe in higher long-term oil prices."
Can anyone mess up Boeing? He'll give it a try
He also needs to work to improve Boeing's reputation for safety and quality, which was severely damaged by the plane's landing in March after two accidents that killed 346 people.
To be successful, Calhoun, a veteran of General Electric, private equity firm Blackstone and media measurement company Nielsen, must regain the trust of regulators, investors and the public.
"What does Boeing need right now? It needs an inspiring market leader," said Ron Epstein, aerospace analyst at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, to Chris. "You have a workforce that is demoralized from what happened. You have to make it comfortable for the airline's customers, make the supervisory authorities comfortable. You have to be a good operator because your largest production line is down. Can Dave do all of this? Me I am not sure." , "
China is doing the following to avoid mass layoffs
Beijing has made it clear that the world's second largest economy cannot collapse and risk mass layoffs as it struggles with rising debt, cooling domestic demand, and a continuing trade war with the United States. In recent weeks, the government has been bombarding the economy with a wave of incentive measures, from tariff cuts that could ease the pain of rising prices to interest rate cuts that could boost lending.
The authorities are also improving the language in which they describe the situation. The Chinese State Council last month urged local governments to "make every effort" to prevent massive job losses this year – which he identified as the country's top political priority.
The UK House of Lords meets on Monday to begin a debate on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, which is likely to be easy to pass. The UK is well on the way to leaving the European Union by the end of the month.