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A growing economy coupled with new applications and convenience of online shopping could provide a catalyst to businesses that sell merchandise through online channels.
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AT&T (NYSE: T) is very much involved in streaming video. There's HBO Now, the direct-to-consumer counterpart to HBO -- both are distinct from streaming app HBO Go, which is available to HBO TV subscribers. The company also offers HBO Max, a new premium streaming service.
NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service slated to launch in the middle of this month needs video entertainment content -- ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC) (NASDAQ: VIAC.A) has it. Namely, why is the owner of CBS as well as movie studio Paramount helping NBC and Universal, respectively, establish Peacock when Viacom already operates a similar streaming service called CBS All Access?
Instead, it should be related to offering a fundamentally superior value proposition for customers. The much more attractive offering will result in rapid customer adoption and large market-share gains, such that growth is almost assured, even if the overall economic pie is shrinking due to a recession. Three companies that meet this criteria are Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON), and Chewy (NYSE: CHWY).
Investing in mega-trends early can result in big payoffs for investors. If you missed out, sometimes lightning strikes twice.
Investing money in the stock market every month is an excellent way to grow wealthy over time. Along with its army of third-party merchants, Amazon provides a wider selection of goods, lower prices, and faster shipping than just about any other retailer. Amazon is also the global leader in the massive and fast-growing cloud computing market.
"You can get in a whole lot more trouble in investing with a sound premise than with a false premise." Those words come from a 2010 interview with Warren Buffett regarding the origins of the housing bubble and financial crisis.
There's been lots of volatility on the markets this year since the outbreak of COVID-19, a lot of which has come as a result of more retail investors getting involved in the markets. Robinhood's attracted investors by offering commission-free trades, making it easier to place small bets on stocks. Here's why you should generally avoid stocks that are popular on Robinhood.
In less than five weeks, the benchmark S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) plunged 34%, representing the fastest bear market descent in history. Of the past eight bear markets, there have been 13 total corrections of at least 10% within the three years following a bear market bottom. This means the typical rise from a bear market bottom features one or two substantive corrections.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B) shares fell 21% in the first six months of the year. Most of the stocks in Berkshire's investment portfolio were down as well. Here are Warren Buffett's three biggest winners in the first half of 2020 -- and whether or not they're still great stocks to buy for investors who aren't yet legends.
Shares of IT monitoring software company Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) surged 22% in June, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Momentum continued for Datadog, as its positive May earnings report was followed by several customer wins announced in June. In mid-June, Datadog announced a support for the Elastic File System run on the AWS Lambda platform.
Many retirement portfolios are based on long-term strategies, and many ESG stocks are based on long-term issues with high growth potential.
On this day, 244 years ago, all but one of the 13 United Colonies officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, thus declaring their collective right to govern without England calling the shots. If you have spare cash that won't be needed to pay bills or cover emergencies, then the following blend of growth and income stocks should be perfect to help you secure your financial freedom. The first top stock that'll put you on the path toward financial independence is e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN).
Alphabet just became the fourth U.S. company with trillion-dollar status. There’s only one other company with a market value above even $500 billion.
Four tech giants—Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet—are now worth as much as the next 19 largest U.S. stocks combined
If you thought all the major indexes moved together, think again. Between June 8 and the close on Friday June 26, the Nasdaq beat the Dow in 11 of 14 trading days. During 8 of those days the gap was half a percent point or more. The end result was that by the close on […]
The first time Apple mentioned antitrust issues in Securities and Exchange Commission filings was Dec. 12, 1980. In its prospectus, Apple disclosed a lawsuit for $70 million—roughly $210 million in today’s dollars—filed by a disgruntled distributor in Oklahoma who claimed Apple pressured it to drop competitive products. Forty years later, (AAPL) (ticker: AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has agreed to testify before a congressional antitrust committee that has been investigating his company for more than a year, looking into its behavior and assessing whether existing antitrust and competition laws are adequate.
Transparency into Chinese companies listed in the U.S. has been a longstanding issue. As momentum grows for the U.S. to take a tougher stance on China, Congress has been moving toward delisting companies that don’t comply.
Over the short term, markets are likely to bounce in a range, but as long as new cases don’t significantly strain the health care system, and Americans don’t lose their nerve and return to hunkering down at home, Evercore ISI’s Dennis DeBusschere thinks markets could be in for a “sharp rebound.”
Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) and PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) have been crushing the market all year long, and both look like fantastic buys today -- with or without another game-changing health crisis. The smiling Amazon logo is virtually synonymous with "online retail," and the industry as a whole has been crushing traditional big-box stores and strip malls for a couple of decades. At the same time, Amazon's revenues rushed 26% higher.
Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos continues to run the company with the mindset that it is always Day 1. In his 2016 letter to shareholders, Bezos gave investors a glimpse into what Day 2 is -- stasis, followed by irrelevance, decline, and, ultimately, death.
The coronavirus outbreak drove the remote-working trend, forcing businesses to reset priorities and in turn boosting cloud stocks.
When the novel coronavirus first rippled across China, I had extremely pessimistic thoughts about Alibaba (NYSE:BABA). Given our globalized societies, it was only a matter of time before the outbreak would spread across the world. Of course, this would place a very negative light on China, which would then impact its flagship Alibaba stock.Source: Nopparat Khokthong / Shutterstock.com Sure enough, China did come under pressure. Not surprisingly, President Trump has been the most vocal against the world's second-biggest economy, criticizing it at every opportunity. At his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump mockingly called the virus "kung flu," drawing intense uproar from minority rights advocates. As well, the President has consistently referred to the coronavirus as the "Chinese virus."To be fair, he's not the only one with harsh words. For instance, Japan's deputy prime minister and finance minister, Taro Aso, stated that some people have begun to refer to the World Health Organization as the Chinese Health Organization. With the international community doubling down on their anti-China sentiments, the situation didn't look great for Alibaba stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHowever, as time went on, China's relative strength began to show. Now, what once was a disaster waiting to happen looks like the best block in the worst neighborhood.Primarily, China has none of the political or social challenges that currently plague the U.S. For example, we all know who will be in power in China. With the U.S., I believe it's a toss up given the vulnerabilities of both Trump and challenger Joe Biden.Further, according to the CIA World Factbook, China consists of 91.6% Han Chinese. When you have that kind of ethnic homogeneity, it's difficult to spark anti-bigotry demonstrations. Alibaba Stock Looks Better Economically as WellOf course, we already know that China's continuity of governance and relative social stability comes at a price. Alarmingly, it appears that whenever this Asian power encounters social strife, they take the most draconian path possible. Case in point is its concentration camps, which hold more than a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim minorities, according to the Washington Post. * 7 Utilities Stocks to Buy With Reassuring Dividends Still, from a very cynical standpoint, you can invest in Alibaba stock knowing that China operates predictably. In contrast, you just don't know what's going to happen in the U.S. these days.But Alibaba stock doesn't just benefit from the obvious - and in some cases, nauseating - tailwinds. Rather, the e-commerce and technology giant also stands to gain from China's superior economic platform.I realize that this is a controversial statement but here's the reality - the U.S. is in a desperate crisis. While the unemployment rate is "only" 13.3%, weekly initial claims for joblessness benefits continues to number in the millions. Likely, this reflects economic pain spreading to multiple other job sectors besides restaurant and hospitality workers.For now, millions of Americans are loving life because their white-collar jobs translate well to remote platforms. Thus, many will saunter down in their pajamas rocking a piping hot cup of coffee. Maybe they'll do some work or pretend to. Either way, they're collecting a paycheck and they don't have to drive anywhere to get it.But I would be shocked if that reality lasts. You see, once companies get used to the idea of remote work, they'll soon realize they don't need to pay the inflated salaries of lazy, underperforming, and entitled Americans.As Financial Post contributor Howard Levitt notes, western companies can receive equivalent work for pennies on the dollar. China's Middle Class to Rise at Our ExpenseIn prior articles about the Chinese middle class, I've expressed my skepticism regarding what I thought were fantastical growth projections. Primarily, on a per-capita basis, China is still very much a developed country. And because it's about four times the population size of the U.S., growing a meaningfully robust middle class will take time.But the path to those extreme projections is much more credible now, thanks strangely to the coronavirus. Because let's face it - unless the federal government does something about it, American companies are more than willing to sell out American people for cheap foreign labor. And the Chinese are eager participants.I appreciate the calls for social justice. But if you want a message we can all unify under, it's American labor matters. Eventually, we will all be equal under the jackboot of Chinese communism or the substandard wages of the wrong end of globalism if we're not careful.In the meantime, you may want to hedge against this potentially frightening change by buying Alibaba stock. In short, China has almost none of the problems that we have in the new normal. And when remote work becomes very remote, it's the Chinese that will benefit, not us.We're currently too busy destroying each other to see the real challenge ahead.A former senior business analyst for Sony Electronics, Josh Enomoto has helped broker major contracts with Fortune Global 500 companies. Over the past several years, he has delivered unique, critical insights for the investment markets, as well as various other industries including legal, construction management, and healthcare. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG * America's 1 Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * Radical New Battery Could Dismantle Oil Markets The post Alibaba Isnat Just a Play on Social and Political Stability appeared first on InvestorPlace.