Sectors & Industries

Renewable Energy, Shipping, Health Care? Welcome to Biden’s Infrastructure Plan May 12, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

A new $2 trillion infrastructure plan is making its way through Washington, leading many investors to seek new opportunities. But which sectors will get a boost?

6 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
All Aboard the Dow: Know Which Dow Jones Industrial Average Stocks Drive the Markets April 20, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is made up of 30 of the largest companies in terms of market cap. Because the index represents large companies, the performance of any one of the companies that make up the index can influence the overall stock market.

4 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Thinking Big? You Might Look Small. How to Balance a Portfolio with Small-Cap Stocks March 12, 2021 10:15 AM   |  

In a post-pandemic economy, small cap stocks may be emerging as an early beneficiary. Should you add them to your portfolio? Here’s what investors should know.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Idiosyncratic vs. Systematic Risk: A Delicate Balancing Act March 11, 2021 10:30 AM   |  

Diversifying a portfolio goes beyond asset classes or sectors. Consider idiosyncratic and systematic risk when balancing your portfolio.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Fiscal Stimulus and Portfolio Strategy: Sail Toward the Action or Stay the Course? March 9, 2021 3:34 PM   |  

Policy makers often use fiscal stimulus to stoke the economic embers and guide the economy toward long-term policy aims. Should you incorporate cues from fiscal spending into your portfolio strategy?

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Democrats in Charge—What Does it Mean for Wall Street? 9 Themes to Watch January 7, 2021 3:49 PM   |  

Democrats took both houses of Congress and the White House for the first time since the 2008 elections. How does this affect Wall Street and investors? In the long term, fundamentals still mean the most.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Pandemic Travel Plans: Extra-Long Weekends Show Shift December 10, 2020 4:27 PM   |  

Here's a look at the current travel trends in the travel industry during COVID-19 pandemic.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Government Gridlock: Which Stock Sectors Might Benefit? November 18, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

In the past, gridlock in Washington has often been associated with strong outcomes for the stock market. It looks like we’ll have gridlock again in 2021, so which sectors stand to possibly benefit, and is there any potential market downside?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
The Election Is Over. Perhaps It’s Time for a Portfolio Review November 17, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

A leadership change in the White House could mean a shift in policy priorities, but if you’re a long-term investor, other factors such as earnings, taxes, and interest rates may be larger concerns. Perhaps now’s the time for a post-election portfolio review.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
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
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
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
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
5G Investments: Coronavirus and the 5G Network Rollout July 21, 2020 10:24 AM   |  

The global upgrade to 5G communications was supposed to be a disruptive game-changer, and 2020 was going to be the year. But has the coronavirus pandemic impacted the rollout?

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Which Companies Are Tracking to Gain in the At-Home Fitness Space? June 25, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the at-home fitness industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Homebound: Do Temporary Remote Workforces Shift to a Permanent Work-From-Home State? June 18, 2020 10:45 AM   |  

What are the potential long-term impacts from the work-from-home economy according to social mentions and sentiment?

5 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Portfolio Buzz: What's Brewing in the Coffee Industry? June 3, 2020 11:00 AM   |  

Here's a look at the current trends and potential opportunities to consider when searching for coffee stocks.

2 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Eating on the Cheap: How Some Dollar Stores See Sales Surge May 28, 2020 11:00 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact dollar store sales, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Grab Your Controller: Social Distancing Brings First-Time Gamers to the Table May 1, 2020 10:30 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the gaming industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
How COVID-19 Is Sparking DIY Home Renovation April 2, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the home renovation industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
What Impact Will COVID-19 Potentially Have on the Travel Industry? March 26, 2020 11:12 AM   |  

How might COVID-19 impact the travel industry, according to social mentions and sentiment?

3 min read  |  Stocks & Stock Sectors
Portfolio Rebalancing & Overdiversification: Can There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? November 21, 2019 10:30 AM   |  

Diversification has been touted by financial pros as a means of spreading out your risk. But can you be overdiversified? Here’s what you should know about overdiversification and rebalancing.

5 min read  |  Portfolio Strategy
Slack DPO and Direct Listings: Considerations for Investors May 28, 2019 10:39 AM   |  

Communication app maker Slack is preparing its first direct listing. Here are some things to know about Slack and about the direct listing process.

5 min read  |  Economic Trends
Feeling Sensitive? Some "Rate Sensitive" Sectors Bucking Tradition July 16, 2018 4:00 AM   |  

Compare interest rate-sensitive stock sectors that could benefit or suffer at the hands of a Federal Reserve that’s predicted to continue to hike rates.

6 min read  |  Federal Reserve
Find Your Next Trade Idea with the Sectors & Industries Tool September 27, 2017 12:00 AM   |  

Search for investment ideas by using the TD Ameritrade Sectors & Industries tool to pinpoint a trade idea or a stock for your portfolio.

2 min read  |  Web Platform
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
3 Ways to Research Investment Ideas on tdameritrade.com March 29, 2016 12:00 AM   |  

Searching for a stock investment can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Where can investors start?

4 min read  |  Web Platform
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