What is fintech? It is short for financial technology, and the future of fintech could mean massive changes in banking, investing, and everyday transactions.
After more than a year of pandemic-related isolation, social distancing, and personal loss, consumers say they're itching to get back on the road, take to the skies, or get their sails into the wind. Is the travel industry ready?
Over 35% of adults in the United States sleep less than seven hours a night. Insufficient sleep costs $411 billion annually. The sleep industry includes bedding, wearables, and medical devices.
The legal cannabis industry is experiencing substantial tailwinds including increased domestic sales and more states legalizing the drug. Here's a rundown of the still-maturing marijuana and cannabis industry.
When a stock suddenly enters a hyperbolic rally without clear fundamental reasons, it could be a classic short squeeze. And when it involves options, a so-called 'gamma squeeze' can exacerbate the moves—up and down.
Tesla’s addition to the benchmark S&P 500, which will result in the largest-ever rebalancing of the index, has big implications for the broader market because of Tesla’s market cap.
Forget about cramming into stores on Black Friday; the pandemic has changed that and just about everything we once held dear to holiday traditions. How might these changes affect retailers?
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love your hobbies? There’s probably a stock for that. Here are a few tips for investing in your passions.
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.
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.
With millennials and Gen Z more comfortable with sober drinks, beverage companies are looking to cash in on the so-called sober-curious trend.
Get some Halloween stock treats and bone up on some investing ideas for your Halloween portfolio.
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.
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.
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?
Looking for a little portfolio sparkle this Independence Day? Here are some summer holiday-themed stocks to research and consider.
Is your pet a member of your family? Learn how our love of animals makes for big business.
After an extended period of growth, the activewear market seems to be taking a time-out.
Self-driving cars could be here soon as many companies work on developing autonomous technology. Experts think some of these industries could be impacted.
Some companies are developing powerful batteries that can store renewable energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
The fast-casual restaurant industry is growing faster than the economy. Find out which companies and stocks are benefiting from this growth.
Consumer spending lit a fire under consumer discretionary stocks in 2015. Can spenders deliver again this year?
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.
Tea is hot, and that’s good news for consumers and investors looking for a new beverage to tempt their taste buds.
Compare interest-rate-sensitive stock sectors that could benefit or suffer at the hands of a Federal Reserve that’s soon to hike rates.
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