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Teen Apparel Retailers See Pullback in Demand October 22, 2020 9:57 AM   |  

While teen spending is seen by some as "recession-proof," a fresh set of sentiment data from LikeFolio may signal that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to shifts in priorities for teens heading “back to school”.

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Plugging Into Tesla Earnings: Could It Be a Fifth Consecutive Profitable Quarter? October 20, 2020 10:00 AM   |  

Ahead of Tesla’s third quarter report, investors seem to be wondering whether the electric vehicle maker was profitable for a fifth quarter in a row and whether it’s on track to deliver 500,000 vehicles this year.

5 min read  |  Earnings Reports
To Your Investing Health: Stocks to Watch as the COVID-19 Fight Continues October 8, 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
Investors Wagering on Sports Betting Companies: The Players and Stats You Should Know October 7, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

As the sports world comes back to prominence after the coronavirus-related shutdown, sports betting stocks have gotten considerable attention. Interested in this sector? Here's a play-by-play for investors.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
FAANGS? That’s So 2016: Now It’s All About BATS, WATCH, and MVPs October 6, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

For years, investors focused on the FAANG stocks to get a sense of how market sentiment shaped up. Now there’s a few new acronyms that could be worth getting to know.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Indoor Shopping Maul: COVID-19 Seems to Be Expediting Retail Trends September 24, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many indoor shopping malls—and the retailers who filled the space—were already suffering from the shift to e-commerce. The virus seems to be speeding up the transition away from the legacy indoor mall.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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
Forced to Launch: What’s a Short Squeeze and Why Do They Happen? September 1, 2020 1:59 PM   |  

When a stock suddenly enters a hyperbolic rally without clear fundamental reasons, it could be a classic “short squeeze.” Learn what a short squeeze is and how some investors approach them.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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
Going the Social Distance: Summer Stocks for 2020 and COVID-19 July 2, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Looking to invest in summer 2020 stocks? Summer typically means travel, family get-togethers, and flocking to theme parks, water parks, and cruises. But with COVID-19 still out there, camping, RVs, golf, cycling, and other social-distance-friendly activities are taking center stage.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Window Shopping Could Have New Meaning as Brick-and-Mortar Retail Restarts June 24, 2020 11:24 AM   |  

As states begin lifting stay-at-home orders and shopping centers start to open up, many will be sporting a different look. But what about investments in retailers and related real estate investment trusts (REITs)? Here's what you might expect.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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
Housing Market as an Investment Indicator: Keeping an Eye on the Foundation April 8, 2020 10:15 AM   |  

The housing market has historically been a bellwether of the stock market and of the economy in general. Learn about housing starts, building permits, and other indicators that can help investors assess the state of the housing market.

5 min read  |  Fundamental Analysis
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
Sweet Stocks to Ask to Be Your Valentine February 5, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

Valentine’s Day is potentially a great time to invest in flowers, chocolate, or other perishable indulgences for your loved ones. It may also be a good time to give your stock portfolio a little love.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
The Highs (and Lows) of Cannabis in 2019 and What the Smoke Signals Predict for 2020 December 16, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

2019 was a tough year for cannabis stocks, but 2020 could be better if weaker companies get weeded out, more U.S. states legalize the drug, and federal legislation makes headway in Washington.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Non-Alcoholic Beverage Stocks: Is It Time for Your Portfolio to Go Sober? October 31, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

With millennials and Gen Z more comfortable with sober drinks, beverage companies are looking to cash in on the so-called sober-curious trend.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Halloween Stocks Could Offer a Treat for Your Portfolio October 9, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Get some Halloween stock treats and bone up on some investing ideas for your Halloween portfolio.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Cannabis Industry Seeing Growing Interest August 23, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

New companies have been cropping up to support the budding cannabis industry. From hydroponic, heat lamp, and greenhouse firms to packagers and distributors, ancillary industries up and down the cannabis supply chain are building this industry.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Single Households Are On the Rise. Could This Be the Next Investing Trend? July 8, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

In 1960, 13% of all U.S. households were made up of one person. That number has risen to 28%. Companies and industries are taking note. Is your portfolio prepared?

5 min read  |  Household Finances
Fourth of July Pop, Boom, and Sparkle: Summer Seasonal Stocks to Consider July 2, 2019 10:15 AM   |  

Looking for a little portfolio sparkle this Independence Day? Here are some summer holiday-themed stocks to research and consider.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Pet Food Stocks: Pet Care Is Big Business, and Millennials Are Buying In August 13, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Is your pet a member of your family? Learn how our love of animals makes for big business.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Is the Activewear Apparel Market Getting Bent Out of Shape? June 9, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

After an extended period of growth, the activewear market seems to be taking a time-out.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
10 Industries That Could Be Impacted by Driverless Cars May 16, 2017 2:00 PM   |  

Self-driving cars could be here soon as many companies work on developing autonomous technology. Experts think some of these industries could be impacted.

8 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Blockchain: Is the Financial Sector Ripe for Technology Disruption? May 16, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Technology has been disrupting firms in many industry sectors in recent days. Could financials be next?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Power Investment: Can Battery Storage Wean Us Off Fossil Fuels? October 21, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Some companies are developing powerful batteries that can store renewable energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Trader's Appetite: Fancy Trends in Casual Dining Restaurants August 19, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

The fast-casual restaurant industry is growing faster than the economy. Find out which companies and stocks are benefiting from this growth.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Sector Spotlight: Consumer Discretionary Spending & Outlook January 24, 2016 7:00 PM   |  

Consumer spending lit a fire under consumer discretionary stocks in 2015. Can spenders deliver again this year?

2 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
Forget Coffee: High-End Teas are the Hottest Millennial Trend August 6, 2015 8:00 PM   |  

Tea is hot, and that’s good news for consumers and investors looking for a new beverage to tempt their taste buds.

3 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
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