You might not believe it if I told you, but a lot of the technology you rely on to help you get through your day got its start as a top-secret military program.
If you’re wearing glasses to read this, the scratch-resistant lenses on them were developed through top-secret research.
If you’re not wearing glasses because you got that surgery to fix your vision, well, LASIK was a top-secret military invention too.
If you’re in an area prone to earthquakes, your building is sitting on what was once top-secret government technology that protects it when the earth starts to tremble and shake.
If you’re using electricity provided by the sun (i.e., solar power) then you can thank another top-secret research program.
The tires on your car that drove you to work; the Dustbuster you used to clean up the coffee that exploded out of the grinder this morning; the wireless headset you wear to drown out the noise; the smoke detector hanging above your head; the camera in your cellphone; the formula you feed your baby; even your mattress, home insulation, and home gym come to you courtesy of government research programs.
In fact, the GPS most of you use to figure out where to go was first developed by the CIA before it became Google Earth, and your laptop was developed by NASA before it made its way to your lap.
We can thank government and military research for countless technological advances.
And as investors, if we watch what the government and military are developing, we can be at the forefront of modern technology too.
I’m guessing you’ve seen at least one James Bond movie. And I’m hoping your second-favorite character was the inventor supplying Agent 007 with all that cool stuff to fight the bad guys.
I loved Q’s shop. I wanted to work there and test products. Alas, that’s not reality.
In reality, Q isn’t a person at all. He’s the CIA’s investment arm, In-Q-Tel (the Q in the name is in fact a nod to the famous fictional inventor).
But In-Q-Tel comes up with some pretty amazing technology, too. It’s entire purpose was to take the CIA’s limited budget and make it more effective in developing new technology to protect the United States.
So now, instead of developing tech themselves, the CIA partners with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and startup founders to help fund the research that will create the technology that keeps our defenses at the forefront of the global stage.
I’m telling you about all this because when you know how the government develops new technologies, and when you know where the government is investing, you can make a pretty penny by backing the same investments.
And I just happen to know a guy who’s been dialed into exactly what’s going on inside the beltway for decades.
Turning Networks Into Net Profits
We first met after I left the Department of Defense where I was working with the U.S. Army. His name is Jason, so we immediately had a bond.
But, I have to be honest here; I was pretty surprised to meet someone who was even more connected than I.
I mean, I was pretty hands-on in my time at the DoD. And I was involved in a lot of projects. All of them revolved around budgets, so I knew exactly where the money came from, where it was going, and who signed off on it.
And yet here was this guy who was telling me which companies were getting the money from those budgets I helped draft.
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And he was right nearly every time. I mentioned a program I’d worked on and he dropped the name of a contractor getting the lion’s share of the funding.
I was impressed. And so were his investors.
He’d already been using his connections and research to help them corner the defense market for years when we met.
And since then, he’s accomplished far more.
He’s expanded his network inside the Beltway (that’s what we call D.C. around these parts). He’s zeroed in on companies advancing military research to lock in countless massive gains in the market.
And later this month, he’s agreed to do something completely unprecedented.
He’s agreed to open the doors of this mysterious world and take you inside the secret files of the military-industrial complex…
In this incredibly timely investigative series, Jason Simpkins takes us inside the shadow budgets that make up the most top-secret military and government projects.
Through tireless research and dogged hounding of his connections inside the Beltway, Jason’s able to suss out the individual companies that stand to reap the biggest rewards and collect the most funding.
And in Episode One, he plans to unveil the company our government is relying on to help rebuild European defenses in the face of a Russian invasion.
Everything will be revealed later this month on March 30. But I want to make sure you hear and see what Jason has to say and show.
So I secured an advance seat for you to make sure you don’t miss out.
I also got a little teaser trailer of the episode to whet your appetite.
Just take a little time today to watch the trailer and reserve your spot.
Then mark your calendar for March 30 and get ready to profit as the secret stock files of the U.S. military-industrial complex are revealed.
You won’t want to miss a word!
To your wealth,
After graduating Cum Laude in finance and economics, Jason designed and analyzed complex projects for the U.S. Army. He made the jump to the private sector as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, where he eventually led his own team responsible for billions of dollars in daily trading. Jason left Wall Street to found his own investment office and now shares the strategies he used and the network he built with you. Jason is the founder of Main Street Ventures, a pre-IPO investment newsletter; the founder of Future Giants, a nano cap investing service; the editor of Alpha Profit Machine, an algorithmic trading service designed specifically for retail investors; and authors The Wealth Advisory income stock newsletter. He is also the managing editor of Wealth Daily. To learn more about Jason, click here.
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