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PLACEHOLDER// Comm Sector Outlook October 7, 2020 11:54 AM   |  

Our chief market strategist breaks down the day's top business stories and offers insight on how they might impact your trading and investing.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
To Your Investing Health: Stocks to Watch as the COVID-19 Fight Continues October 6, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

In 2020, many “coronavirus stocks” emerged as COVID-19 forced drastic changes in how we work and live. With colder weather ahead for much of the United States, it’s worth thinking about which companies and industries may be poised for strong performance or outperformance into 2021 as consumers increasingly hunker down indoors.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Index Funds 101: Tracking Indices, Sectors, and Industries September 29, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Index funds—those typically low-expense-ratio, passively managed funds that attempt to mirror the performance of stock indices—are a common choice among long-term investors. Here’s a quick primer.

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
Sheltering in Style: Home Renovation, Do-It-Yourself Demand Keep Hopping September 23, 2020 10:12 AM   |  

Consumer mentions of “home renovation” rose 40% year over year during the three-month period beginning in March that coincided with the strictest part of the U.S. shutdown. Home renovation and appliance companies continue to reap the benefits.

6 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Has COVID-19 Made Hemp, CBD, and Cannabis Stocks Go Up in Smoke? September 22, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Demand for legal marijuana has increased, helping public pot companies. Even sales of CBD—derived from nonpsychoactive hemp—are expected to grow, although many small brands have gone out of business.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
New Work(out)-From-Home Culture Is Getting Stronger At the Core August 24, 2020 3:48 PM   |  

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, play, and exercise. From diets, to where we workout, to what we wear while sweating off those pounds, LikeFolio data can help shed light on emerging trends.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Apple’s Core: Consumer Demand and Sentiment Offer Key Clues Ahead of Keynote August 18, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

The spring months are typically a slower time for Apple products, but this year, sentiment ticked up ahead of what turned out to be a blowout quarter. What sentiments might lie ahead as Apple prepares for its annual keynote?

6 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Electric Car Market Revs Up: Global Interest in the Fast Lane August 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Electric vehicle sales are poised to shift into a higher gear, and the coronavirus pandemic likely will be a speed bump, not a stop sign.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Retail Misery Likely Continued in Q2, but Earnings Could Give Insight Into What’s Ahead August 5, 2020 7:54 AM   |  

For the retail sector, Q1 2020 was likely rough, as stores grappled with virus-related closures. With many stores opening back up in Q2, are things getting back to normal? That's unlikely. Here's what to look for when retailers open the books.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Could Worst be Over for Struggling Energy Sector? Q2 Earnings Seen Plunging July 17, 2020 7:00 AM   |  

Once again, Energy sector earnings are expected to be the worst in the S&P 500 as the COVID-19 crisis pushed crude prices to all-time lows.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
“GILDing” the Lilly: COVID-19 Progress in Spotlight Ahead of Q2 Health Sector Earnings July 15, 2020 11:15 AM   |  

Earnings season could be interesting for the Health Care sector as investors await the latest word on progress from companies working on virus vaccines and treatments. But all this focus on COVID-19 has impacted medical device makers and other areas of the sector.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Earnings Sector Preview: Tech’s Performance in the Quarter of the Great Lockdown July 14, 2020 2:01 PM   |  

The Technology sector has been one of the relatively bright spots in the COVID economy, and shares have surged as a result. Might these advances be reflected in upcoming earnings? Here's what investors might want to keep an eye on.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Out of the Sky, Off the Boat, and Staying Home: A Look at the Travel Industry July 10, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Companies in the travel industry prepare to report earnings against a backdrop of precipitous declines in overall travel. How might cruise lines, airlines, and hotels fare? Here's what to watch.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Comms Sector Earnings Expected to Be Better than the Rest, but Still Not Great July 8, 2020 6:30 AM   |  

Expectations seem to be running low as earnings season revs up, with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic looking to have hit every corner of the economy. Possible exceptions include Comms sector heavyweights Netflix, Disney+ and other streaming services.

5 min read  |  Sector Outlooks
Business Cycling: The Role of Economic Cycles in Sector Investing June 26, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Markets—and the economy in general—tend to run in cycles, and each phase tends to favor certain sectors. Learn how sector investing can help investors seek specific objectives.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Which Companies Are Tracking to Gain in the At-Home Fitness Space? June 25, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the at-home fitness industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Homebound: Do Temporary Remote Workforces Shift to a Permanent Work-From-Home State? June 18, 2020 10:45 AM   |  

What are the potential long-term impacts from the work-from-home economy according to social mentions and sentiment?

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Eating In: COVID-19, Dining Trends, and Your Portfolio June 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Before COVID-19 captured the nation’s attention, new dining trends—such as meal kits and at-home grocery delivery—were already changing the way we eat. The pandemic may have accelerated the transition.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Portfolio Buzz: What's Brewing in the Coffee Industry? June 3, 2020 11:00 AM   |  

Here's a look at the current trends and potential opportunities to consider when searching for coffee stocks.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Eating on the Cheap: How Some Dollar Stores See Sales Surge May 28, 2020 11:00 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact dollar store sales, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Do Not Adjust Your Screen: Adapting to the Stay-at-Home Economy May 14, 2020 1:08 PM   |  

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a seismic shift in the style—and venue—of entertainment, learning, shopping, and working. Here’s how companies are responding.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Grab Your Controller: Social Distancing Brings First-Time Gamers to the Table May 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the gaming industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Not Just Fun and Games: How Esports Could Offer Potential Investment Opportunities April 30, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Gaming isn’t just for fun; it’s becoming a big business as well. If you’re looking for ways to approach potential esports investing opportunities, here are some things to consider.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
How COVID-19 Is Sparking DIY Home Renovation April 2, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the home renovation industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
What Impact Will COVID-19 Potentially Have on the Travel Industry? March 26, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the travel industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Streaming Company Wars: What to Add to Your Investing Watch List March 12, 2020 1:09 PM   |  

As millions of cable subscribers have cut the cord in favor of streaming services over the past few years, the competition has heated up, leaving both investors and subscribers confused. Here’s what to look for.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Wondering What to Invest in? Start with What You Love February 12, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Love your hobbies? There’s probably a stock for that. Here are a few tips for investing in your passions.

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
Financial Planning 101: Changing Interest Ratesand Long-Term Investors January 23, 2020 11:00 PM   |  

How might rate increases impact long-term investing decisions? What’s the impact of a rate hike on long-term savings?

4 min read  |  Investing Basics
From Point A to Point Z: A Global Look at the Transportation Industry December 11, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

The fortunes of shipping, rail, and trucking companies could indicate where the global and domestic economies might be headed.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Out of This World: Is Space a New Twist on Frontier Investing? November 20, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Space may be the final frontier in exploration, but what about for your portfolio? As Virgin Galactic files its IPO, perhaps now’s a good time to review the investing “universe.”

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
What Are Tariffs and Who Really Pays For Them? November 19, 2019 2:48 PM   |  

Tariffs have been part of American economic history from the country’s origins. Are tariffs good or bad for investors?

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
ABC + ESG? Education Savings Plus Socially Responsible Investing November 4, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Socially responsible investing is maturing, growing in assets, and moving into new territory. Find out where ESG investing is heading next.

2 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Rare Earth Metals & Trade Disputes: A Primer for Investors June 18, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Rare earth metals, used in everyday products such as electronics, automobiles and medical devices, have emerged as a potential weapon in the ongoing trade dispute. Here’s a primer on rare earths, and the stocks and sectors that may be affected.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Want to Trade War-Proof Stocks? Ways to Aim for Tariff Protection June 17, 2019 11:28 AM   |  

As trade war fears heat up between the U.S. and some of its major trading partners, some investors may be looking for tariff protection. Here are some things to consider as you aim for a “trade-war-proof” portfolio.

5 min read  |  Investment Strategies
Beauty and Cosmetics Stocks: Diving into a Multibillion Dollar Industry August 27, 2018 11:58 AM   |  

Thinking about investing in beauty stocks? Learn more about this multibillion dollar industry, including recent trends and who some of the major players are.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Tired of Chasing Leaders? Advantages of a Well-Diversified Investment Plan August 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

A well-diversified strategy with wider exposure across the market might seem less thrilling than chasing leaders, but might give investors a better chance to meet goals.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Stock Sector Investing in the Era of Robo Trading, Index Funds August 8, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Some economists suggest that robo trading and index funds are making sectors correlate more closely, but recent market action might suggests otherwise.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Looking to Invest in the Cloud? Here Are Some Things to Consider July 23, 2018 9:00 AM   |  

Learn about cloud computing and its impact on technology and other sectors.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Feeling Sensitive? Some "Rate Sensitive" Sectors Bucking Tradition July 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Compare interest rate-sensitive stock sectors that could benefit or suffer at the hands of a Federal Reserve that’s predicted to continue to hike rates.

6 min read  |  Federal Reserve
Sector Outlook: 2018 Leaders and Laggards June 6, 2018 12:00 AM   |  

Investing in different market sectors is a way to diversify your portfolio. Find out which ones may offer the most opportunity for potential growth in 2018.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Crafting Your Portfolio? Consider Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) February 27, 2018 11:00 PM   |  

Learn how retail investors, even those with limited funds, can pursue a diversified portfolio mix using exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Investing in ETFs can provide exposure to a wide variety of markets, sectors, and asset classes.

5 min read  |  Web Platform
Will It Be a Jolly Holiday Season? Consumer Spending Outlook November 19, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

It’s that time of year again, and the question, as always, is how wide will consumers open their wallets? Spending has been strong.

3 min read  |  Economic Trends
Pumpkin or Pecan Pie: What State Do Your Investments Call Home? September 29, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Your choice of pecan pie over sweet potato might indicate what state your investments call “home.”

3 min read  |  Investing Basics
Find Your Next Trade Idea with the Sectors & Industries Tool September 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Search for investment ideas by using the TD Ameritrade Sectors & Industries tool to pinpoint a trade idea or a stock for your portfolio.

2 min read  |  Web Platform
Growth Investing among Large-Cap Stocks: Back in Vogue? September 13, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

growth stocks, investing, Russell 1000, technology, biotechnology, energy

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Does Where You Live Influence Your Portfolio? A New Quiz Reveals Results September 4, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

State of Investing quiz helps answer if you invest in what you know and provides insights into how your personal preferences impact your investing decisions

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Socially Conscious? Ideas On How to Scout Possible Investments June 19, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

It’s getting easier than ever for socially conscious investors to monitor companies for their environmental, human rights, and other initiatives.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Earth Day: Sustainable Investing for a Different Type of Asset Protection April 20, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Sustainable investing is more popular than ever as we celebrate Earth Day 2017. What can investors do to put more “green” into their portfolios?

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Beyond Benchmarks: A Fresh Survey of Stock Sectors April 17, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

While benchmark indexes tend to dominate the headlines, the real story can often be found in the indexes’ sector components.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Strategies and Seasonality in Sector Investing April 12, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Sector investing can help align investments to specific objectives. For investors with many years before retirement, focus on traditional growth sectors.

8 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Searching for Growth Investment Stocks? Try Looking Large! March 1, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

Growth stocks aren’t limited to small-caps. Some large-caps may be poised for growth as well.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Your Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Diversification? January 25, 2017 11:00 PM   |  

The world’s information, and the infrastructure that supports it, is shifting to cloud-based computing and the companies that provide it.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Spooky Sales Spike on Halloween, May Hint at Strong Christmas October 17, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Halloween spending looks to be on the rise, and that could give investors a hint about the key Christmas shopping season and how it might affect retailers’ bo

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
S&P 500 All-Time Highs: Where Can Investors Find Value? August 18, 2016 12:01 AM   |  

Is the stock market overvalued or undervalued? Let’s take a look at the S&P 500’s valuation and the sectors that might offer investors value.

3 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
Technology Keeps Advancing, How Can Investors Join In? August 16, 2016 1:50 PM   |  

Discover which segments of technology might deliver higher growth thanks to innovation, new technologies, and an entrepreneurial drive to make life better.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
3 Ways to Research Investment Ideas on tdameritrade.com March 29, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Searching for a stock investment can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Where can investors start?

4 min read  |  Web Platform
Election Pt 3: What a White House Republican Could Mean for Stocks November 15, 2015 7:00 PM   |  

Will history repeat if a Republican candidate wins the White House—boosting profit potential for the energy, financial, and defense sectors?

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Election Pt 2: What a White House Democrat Could Mean for Stocks November 8, 2015 7:00 PM   |  

History shows that Democrats have been kind to stocks. Surprised? Find out which stock sectors stand to improve under a Democratic president.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Stock Sector Focus: Can Sin Pay Off? October 11, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Alcohol, tobacco,and gaming stock sectors are called the triumvirate of sin. For investors, it can pay be sinful.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Baby Boomers Buy What? 6 Surprising Spending Habits October 4, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Can you invest in baby boomer buying habits? Research the stock sectors that could rise and fall with boomer purchases; 10,000 turn age 65 every day.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Economic X-Ray: Big Industrials Embrace Big Data, Technology July 26, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Dig deeper with your research of the industrial economy to uncover the companies that effectively embrace big data and the industrial Internet of things.

6 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Feeling Sensitive? Interest Rate Hikes May Tickle These Sectors July 12, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Compare interest-rate-sensitive stock sectors that could benefit or suffer at the hands of a Federal Reserve that’s soon to hike rates.

4 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Bump up the B Team: Trade on the All-Stars’ Support System February 12, 2014 9:36 PM   |  

A winning well -thought- out investment plan requires you need to dig deeper to get an edge on the crowd. Here’s a few secondary ways to play big themes.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
50 Shades of Green: Environmental Trends with Benefits April 5, 2013 2:19 PM   |  

Climate-conscientious stock-picking that's evolved past volatile solar and wind.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
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