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Biggest 2020 Winners, Losers: Pandemic Disrupted Everything, but Showed Value of Investor Research December 28, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

By now, most of us know the 2020 narrative about “stay-at-home” stocks and big tech having a great year while airlines, casinos, and hotels slumped. But is there a way investors could’ve identified the potential winners early? A deep dive into long-term societal trends might be key.

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Guilt-Gifting, Black Friday Month, and More: A Holiday Like No Other for Retailers November 25, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

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?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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
Swapping the Goods: How International Trade Affects the U.S. Economy and Markets May 22, 2020 10:55 AM   |  

The import and export of goods and services across national borders helps drive economic and stock market growth. But international trade has its critics, and sometimes politics—and supply chain hiccups such as those related to the coronavirus pandemic—get in the way.

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
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