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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How might COVID-19 impact the at-home fitness industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?
What are the potential long-term impacts from the work-from-home economy according to social mentions and sentiment?
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.
Here's a look at the current trends and potential opportunities to consider when searching for coffee stocks.
How might COVID-19 impact dollar store sales, according to social mentions and sentiment?
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.
How might COVID-19 impact the gaming industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?
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.
How might COVID-19 impact the home renovation industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?
How might COVID-19 impact the travel industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?
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.
Love your hobbies? There’s probably a stock for that. Here are a few tips for investing in your passions.
How might rate increases impact long-term investing decisions? What’s the impact of a rate hike on long-term savings?
The fortunes of shipping, rail, and trucking companies could indicate where the global and domestic economies might be headed.
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.”
Tariffs have been part of American economic history from the country’s origins. Are tariffs good or bad for investors?
Socially responsible investing is maturing, growing in assets, and moving into new territory. Find out where ESG investing is heading next.
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.
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.
Thinking about investing in beauty stocks? Learn more about this multibillion dollar industry, including recent trends and who some of the major players are.
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.
Some economists suggest that robo trading and index funds are making sectors correlate more closely, but recent market action might suggests otherwise.
Learn about cloud computing and its impact on technology and other sectors.
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.
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.
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.
It’s that time of year again, and the question, as always, is how wide will consumers open their wallets? Spending has been strong.
Your choice of pecan pie over sweet potato might indicate what state your investments call “home.”
Search for investment ideas by using the TD Ameritrade Sectors & Industries tool to pinpoint a trade idea or a stock for your portfolio.
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It’s getting easier than ever for socially conscious investors to monitor companies for their environmental, human rights, and other initiatives.
Sustainable investing is more popular than ever as we celebrate Earth Day 2017. What can investors do to put more “green” into their portfolios?
While benchmark indexes tend to dominate the headlines, the real story can often be found in the indexes’ sector components.
Sector investing can help align investments to specific objectives. For investors with many years before retirement, focus on traditional growth sectors.
Growth stocks aren’t limited to small-caps. Some large-caps may be poised for growth as well.
The world’s information, and the infrastructure that supports it, is shifting to cloud-based computing and the companies that provide it.
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
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.
Discover which segments of technology might deliver higher growth thanks to innovation, new technologies, and an entrepreneurial drive to make life better.
Searching for a stock investment can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Where can investors start?
Will history repeat if a Republican candidate wins the White House—boosting profit potential for the energy, financial, and defense sectors?
History shows that Democrats have been kind to stocks. Surprised? Find out which stock sectors stand to improve under a Democratic president.
Alcohol, tobacco,and gaming stock sectors are called the triumvirate of sin. For investors, it can pay be sinful.
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.
Dig deeper with your research of the industrial economy to uncover the companies that effectively embrace big data and the industrial Internet of things.
Compare interest-rate-sensitive stock sectors that could benefit or suffer at the hands of a Federal Reserve that’s soon to hike rates.
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.
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