Planning your next getaway is probably not high on your priority list these days. The pandemic is making vacations a challenge, and the global economic slump isn’t making it easy to pay for a potential escape. The storm clouds are everywhere, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t some travel stocks worth buying these days.

Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL), Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Southwest (NYSE:LUV) are three well-known travel stocks that you may want to consider adding to your portfolio. …


The home workout trend shows no signs of stopping, with Peloton Interactive (NASDAQ:PTON) reporting fiscal first-quarter sales that rose 232% from last year, though demand for its new, lower-cost exercise equipment is proving to be too much to meet.

The home fitness guru said customers are experiencing “unacceptable” delays in receiving the equipment, and it’s going to require profit margins to contract in the second quarter to clear it up.

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Cycling through a growth spurt

Too much demand could be a good problem to have, though it can create customer dissatisfaction and undermine short-term performance.

In its earnings release after market close on Thursday, Peloton said revenue more than tripled to $758 million, and it ended the quarter with 1.33 million connected fitness subscribers, up 137% year over year. The number of workouts that subscribers used quadrupled to over 77 million, maintaining the brutal pace set last quarter, when they rose 333%. …


Holding a stock forever seems unimaginable in a world where holding periods are getting shorter and shorter. But as Foolish investors who take a long-term view of investing, we should go into investments with the idea that we’re never going to sell a stock. Sometimes the investment thesis changes or our financial needs change, but “forever” is a great holding period to aim for.

With that in mind, there are three stocks that I never intend to sell: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Visa (NYSE:V), and Disney (NYSE:DIS).

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Apple

Few companies have the brand loyalty and product stickiness of Apple. The company’s iPhone is arguably the most successful product of all time, and today it’s just the start of the company’s ecosystem. iPhone owners are drawn to other Apple hardware like Macs, iPads, AirPods, and Apple TVs that share services and content seamlessly. And that ecosystem has created one of the most financially successful companies of all time. …


At long last, the highly anticipated U.S. elections are at hand. Many Americans have already voted, with even more going to the polls on Tuesday. We’ll soon find out who the winners and losers will be.

Are there investment opportunities that provide a way to potentially profit in a big way from the U.S. elections? Absolutely. Here are three stocks that are poised to pop after Election Day.

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Three stocks, three common denominators

The three stocks I have in mind are Cresco Labs (OTC:CRLBF), Curaleaf Holdings (OTC:CURLF), and GrowGeneration (NASDAQ:GRWG). The main common denominator for all three stocks is that they focus on the U.S. …


There’s nothing the market loves more than a good old-fashioned price hike, and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) bumping the price of its streaming service higher on Thursday was the toast of Wall Street. Netflix is raising the monthly rate of its most popular subscription by $1 to $13.99, and its premium platform that offers up to four ultra high-def streams at the same time is getting $2 more expensive to command $17.99 a month.

The market’s reaction was predictable. Netflix shares rose as much as 6% on Thursday before closing out the trading day up 4%. The logic makes sense on paper. Given its scalable business model, higher subscription prices boost margins with most of the incremental revenue clocking in as pre-tax profit or more money for Netflix to use to invest in expanding its catalog. …


This has been a topsy turvy year, and some investors are having a monster year of gains despite the calamity. However, a lot of well-known companies haven’t played nice in the new normal. Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI), Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS), and China Mobile (NYSE:CHL) have delivered double-digit percentage declines in 2020.

But things don’t have to end badly for the satellite-radio provider, media giant, and Chinese wireless specialist. Let’s see why these three stocks with year-to-date slides of at least 10% can beat the market in 2021.

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Sirius XM Holdings

Shares of the continent’s lone provider of satellite radio services have fallen 17% so far in 2020 through Tuesday’s close. It certainly seems as if one of Wall Street’s more impressive streaks — Sirius XM stock delivering positive gains for 11 consecutive years — ends here. …


Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) sold its billionth iPhone back in 2016, but there’s a big difference between cumulative unit sales and how many are actually in use. Since most iPhone purchases are upgrades nowadays, the installed base grows at a much slower pace. The company gave its first official disclosure in early 2019, when the global iPhone installed base hit 900 million.

“We plan to provide information on the iPhone install base as well as total install base on a periodic basis,” CFO Luca Maestri said in January of that year. Other than vague comments about the installed base hitting all-time highs, Apple hasn’t given investors a formal update on it since. …


We can’t count on a booming economy to drive consumer spending right now. The coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on shoppers’ paychecks and wallets, and it’s unclear how long the health crisis and its aftermath will last.

So now is a perfect time to have a look at your investment portfolio and add companies that can maintain revenue growth, even in such a troubled economic environment. Not only are they good investments right now, but they’re solid additions to prepare you for any future recession.

Here are three companies that offer the essentials needed to succeed in a recession: a retailer, a maker of household products, and a pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of potential blockbusters. …


Two leaders are emerging in autonomous driving and they may not be the companies you first think of in that space. Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Waymo subsidiary and General Motors’ (NYSE:GM) Cruise are both going to start sending out their test vehicles unmanned by the end of the year, pulling the backup drivers that have been a staple thus far.

Dozens of automakers from Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to BMW have been adding driver-assistance features that are leading toward autonomy, but none have reached fully autonomous functionality yet. And most automakers haven’t put their prototype systems through their paces in millions of miles of real-world road tests with only an emergency backup driver, so Waymo and Cruise are ahead of the pack in that respect. …


There’s no question that solar energy is the fastest-growing source of new energy in the world today. It’s coming down in cost and going up on everything from rooftops to deserts around the world.

Initially, the increased competitiveness of solar energy will disrupt coal, nuclear power, and natural gas in power markets, but long term that’s only the start. As more vehicles are powered by electricity and more electricity is coming from solar energy, it makes sense that solar is indirectly replacing oil, especially if you’re charging an electric vehicle (EV) at home with rooftop solar. …

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