As I write this, the markets are shrugging off the tensions brewing in the Middle East...
Especially because of Trump’s display of “restraint” after Iran’s attack on Iraqi military outposts.
But make no mistake — this conflict is far from over.
And while it could put pressure on stock prices globally, it could also do something else:
It could lead investors like you to some serious profit opportunities.
Let me explain…
Iran vs. The United States
While it’s certainly a power in the Middle East, from a military perspective, Iran doesn’t even begin to compare to the United States.
The U.S. commands over 1.2 million active soldiers — Iran, less than half that number.
We have over 42,000 tanks and armored vehicles — Iran has less than 9,000.
Furthermore, the U.S. spends over $700 billion a year on defense. Iran spends just $6 billion. That’s less than 1% of our budget.
Given that Iran is so vastly outmatched, why is the prospect of war with this country causing such a media storm?
How Iran Could Level the Playing Field
Well for starters, the concern is less about a direct conflict with Iran…
And more about the prospect of another protracted war and occupation in the Middle East — similar to what we’ve experienced in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Furthermore, even though it’s expected that a direct military conflict with Iran would be easily won, there’s another type of warfare Iran could engage in…
One that would put the country on nearly equal footing with the U.S.
I’m talking about cyber warfare.
Iran’s Cyber Capabilities
You see, while Iran’s military capabilities may be far behind ours, the country has invested a great deal of time, money, and resources building up its cyber warfare resources.
From thousands of miles away, its operatives could hatch attacks on U.S. businesses, local governments, and even critical infrastructure like our electrical grid.
In fact, according a recent report from VICE, Robert Lee, CEO of cyber-security firm Dragos, said that Iran is “aggressive… willing to be destructive… [and] a serious threat.”
But therein lies the opportunity for investors like you…
War! What is it Good For? Making Money!
You see, if the United States is going to engage in a global cyber war with Iran and its allies, it needs to beef up its cyber security infrastructure.
Meaning, expect to see a surge in demand for all forms of cyber security products — and in turn, cyber security investments.
Which is why this is one of the key areas we plan to focus our research on in 2020. And this includes public cyber security stocks as well as cyber security startups.
If you’re a longtime reader of Crowdability, you know that startup investing is where some of the biggest gains can be made.
For example, one of today’s hottest cyber security companies is California-based FireEye Technologies (FEYE).
Today, FEYE is major, publicly-traded company worth $3.5 billion.
But if you’d invested back when it was still a privately held startup, you could be sitting on a profit of more than 3,000% right now.
That’s enough to turn a $10,000 investment into more than $300,000.
We’re Your Boots on the Ground
As the conflict in the Middle East continues, we’ll be keeping a keen eye on startups in the cyber security sector.
And as we find exciting investment opportunities, we’ll bring them to your attention.
So keep an eye on your inbox:
You never know when your next chance to pocket gains of 3,000% (or more) will hit.