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August Stocks in the Battle

The hottest pack of stocks and crypto to include in your portfolio this August

Credit: StockBattle team

The financial market goes through constant changes that may be hard to grasp without browsing the net on a daily basis and reading the news for hours. Still, it’s crucial for an investor or StockBattle player to know the current agenda, to make stocks and crypto work for you. Even one change of the picks can alter the StockBattle game results and create more opportunities for you to win.

We present to you all of the stocks and crypto that are the center of attention this August to follow according to various investment media and current StockBattle users statistics.

The Most Popular StockBattle Choices

Devoted players have a long list of preferable stocks and crypto to form their portfolios. Still, there are major tickers that were used the most this month. So let’s see the list of companies and cryptocurrencies people are adding to their portfolios this August to compete for cash prizes. Be ready to use these hints till the month is over.

Source: StockBattle analytics

Hot Stocks to Watch

It’s not 2020 all over again, according to the MotleyFool analytics, the economy is heating up as the weather in August. You may want to look at the share of Imax, Moderna ($MRNA), and EPR Properties ($EPR) that are high and are expected to move even higher at the end of the month. Here’s why…

Let’s start with the winner in every outcome. Biotech star Moderna has been on a big roll over the past year, as the rapid development of its COVID-19 vaccine was a game-changer in the fight against the pandemic. Moderna’s stock more than quadrupled over the past year, thanks to that vaccine. Even with the pandemic being almost over, the revenue driver of Moderna would not disappear, the global demand for vaccines stays and booster shots are going to be the new source of revenue for the company.

Let’s move into the real estate department and keep an eye on EPR Properties, a real estate investment trust. Think of REIT as movie theaters, ski resorts, waterparks, and more. The company owns 354 properties, leased to more than 200 tenants in 44 U.S. states and Canada.

Thanks to the massive Reddit-fueled run-up in AMC’s stock price, the company has been able to raise about $2 billion in fresh capital, and its future (and ability to pay rent) is no longer in question.

If you want to find a long-term winner in the movie theater sector, Imax may be your best bet.

Imax saw second-quarter sales of $51 million, up from $8.9 million in the coronavirus-burdened equivalent period of 2020. For now, 90% of all Imax theaters are back in operation. Gross profit margin bounced back to 50.2%, up from a negative 87% in the second quarter of 2020 and roughly comparable to Imax’s gross profit margin in the pre-pandemic era.

That’s the beauty of Imax’s asset-light business model, where most of the revenue comes from high-margin technology license payments. There is no need to pay for renting cinema places, the expenses are so much lower and the profits are rock-solid.

Fastest Growing Stocks

Both sales and earnings are critical for the success of these companies. Here we listed stocks with the highest growth investing ranks this month.

Source: YCharts

The Highest Momentum

When a stock price has risen faster than the market as a whole and you want to invest in this stock — it’s called momentum investing. Remember the AMC stock and how it surpassed and outperformed all the other stocks in a matter of weeks? It rose even higher than GameStop! This stock is a momentum stock to look for!

Let’s look at the stocks that had the highest total return over the last 12 months, according to YCharts.

Source: YCharts

Top Promising Cryptocurrencies of the Month

Cryptocurrencies reached record highs last year but have been caught up in a whirlwind so far this year. The best cryptocurrency to buy in is mainly determined by your risk appetite and technical knowledge. Still, cryptocurrencies are finally gaining traction with institutional investors. Check our list of the top cryptos in August to pay attention to. Here are the seven lucky cryptos Analyticsinsight suggests you watch out for:

  • Bitcoin ($BTC)
  • Ethereum ($ETH)
  • Ripple XRP ($XRP)
  • Litecoin ($LTC)
  • NEO ($NEO)
  • IOTA ($MIOTA)
  • Tether ($USDT)
  • Cardano ($ADA)
  • Dogecoin ($DOGE)
  • Binance Coin ($BNB)

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