Stocks to buy

With its second-quarter earnings report due on Aug. 4, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) will undoubtedly attract some attention this week. Yet, since there are so many other earnings announcements taking place (a “blizzard” of them, one could say), some traders might ignore Activision Blizzard stock altogether. That would be a mistake. Source: madamF / Shutterstock.com There’s
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Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) got left behind last week. While Big Tech names rallied after earnings, Google stock declined over 3% on Friday. Source: BigTunaOnline/Shutterstock.com The divergence seems somewhat surprising. Google’s revenue and profits unsurprisingly took a hit from the pandemic. But the numbers handily beat Wall Street expectations. And commentary from management suggests the news
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Historically, this would have been the perfect market for healthcare stocks. The combination of a global pandemic, economic weakness, and rising geopolitical tensions in theory would send investors scurrying to the traditionally defensive sector. Of course, at least since March, that hasn’t been how it’s played out. Some healthcare stocks have soared, most notably COVID-19
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The shutdown of non-essential businesses across the United States was a sudden and unexpected shock to the economy. Of course, given what we knew about the severity of the novel coronavirus, the world had to do anything to stop its spread. But while the service industry was decimated, alongside the tourism and hospitality industries, the
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The revolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a long time coming and the exponential rise in demand for internet-based goods and services during the pandemic has only accelerated its growth. The long-term prospects for Internet of Things stocks are incredibly promising as it provides actionable data and insights that help companies make
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It’s pretty clear that the education system has been disrupted more by the pandemic than it has from online education programs. And this novel-coronavirus-induced dynamic has driven many investors toward online education stocks. School is generally about more than gaining and retaining knowledge. It’s about socialization with clubs and sports and navigating buildings with hundreds
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If you like to buy low and sell high, then picking value stocks can be fun and profitable. There’s nothing more enjoyable than getting into a stock that the market has overlooked and watching it turn around and shoot higher. Identifying value stocks often means checking for essential metrics. These can include the 52-week high
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I’ve been writing plenty of stories about how the valuation of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock has become completely detached from reality. But no matter how big the Tesla bubble gets, Tesla is still a minor player in the global auto market compared to legacy automaker investments like General Motors (NYSE:GM).Yet Tesla is getting all the attention,
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Under the traditional or commonplace definition, cyclical stocks are investments that are largely impacted by macroeconomic events. In a bull market, for instance, you’ll see Wall Street top dogs transition into cyclical sectors to advantage growth opportunities. Of course, with the incredibly disruptive novel coronavirus, all bets are off the table. Or are they? To
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