With COVID-19 Pandemic Quarantines resurging with no end in sight, it may be difficult to think of a time when all these talks of stimulus bills and social distancing will be a thing of the past. However, this time will come, and, as they did before the first waves of coronavirus came to American shores, investors will sniff out money to be made. They will accomplish this by selectively choosing what industries and companies they should pour their wealth into by predicting how the financial tides will flow, something even the laymen can do.
In order to predict the future, it is important to understand the past. Particularly, in this case, it is the realization that many of the same companies that succeeded during the pandemic will continue to in the future. Large tech companies, especially those involved with producing telecommunication and videoconferencing software like Zoom, have garnered unfathomable wealth thanks to social distancing, something that will likely not stop given that many workplaces are becoming remote-friendly. Traditional safe investments like Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon have all proven that they have room to grow, given the billions of dollars garnered since COVID-19’s introduction to the world, taking advantage of an increasingly technologically dependent consumer base.
As a Turkish-German power couple breaks headlines by being the first to create the most promising of COVID-19 vaccines, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare providers must be drooling at the thought of owning a patent or being the first to mass-produce it should it pass all trials. Buying up stock from nearly any Big Pharma company at your preferred brokerage can be seen as not only funding a cure’s proliferation but also as a near sure-fire return on investment opportunity given that the Pew Research Center claims that around 51% of Americans would take the vaccine with few qualms.
The next big industry that may come with some investment risk, but a decent return is that of movies. As mentioned on a previous occasion, major cinemas are heavily in debt; however, that also means their stocks are relatively cheap and easy to buy en masse. Should Joe Biden’s administration proves to be anything like that of Barack Obama’s, massive bailouts can be expected within reason.
For similar reasons as the movie industry, airlines are at their most affordable and also likely in the best position to receive government aid. Not to mention that many citizens are itching to travel once again and vacation like they once did, implying that there will be a major traveling boom that will and can be profited from.