As we end 2020 many of us are eagerly awaiting the new year and new possibilities. Some of those possibilities are looking toward investments. Maybe you got a bonus this month and want to make good use of it. Maybe you’re looking to diversify your retirement portfolio. Will 2021 bring us good fortune? Will the impending COVID vaccine help or hinder the stock market? The overall feeling is one of optimism for the stock market. Here are some of the factors professional investors reported on when looking at next year’s investments.
As we all know, the election this year was eventful to say the least. It also came after an eventful drop in the stock market in March followed by a surge in the S&P 500. Looking into the new year, we will have the inauguration of Joe Biden as well as the advantages of a split government. Historically a divided government has helped the stock market improve. Even though Biden supports tax increases on the rich, the stock market still rose the eve of election day when he was taking a lead at the polls.
We have seen how the pandemic has impacted both personal and public finances since March 2020. Monthly unemployment rose to 14.7% nationally in April after we started seeing shutdowns due to the pandemic. Surprisingly, unemployment has since dropped to 6.7% at the end of November. A vaccine is touted as key to returning to normal life. Besides returning to work, how does this help you in your investing? One of the suggested stocks to invest in during 2021 is Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) which is one of the companies that have stake in the race to creating a Covid vaccine. A vaccine will certainly positively impact pharmaceutical stocks throughout the year.
On the back of a successful vaccine, the travel industry is looking forward to a boost in their economy. According to Forbes, they are keeping the hope returning back to normal life will boost airline, hotel, and even cruise line profit margins. After seeing stocks sold off like hot potatoes at the beginning to the pandemic, airlines have begun to see improvement in profits with the expected release of the Covid vaccine. The pandemic has made many businesses use virtual tools, such as Zoom. Even still, air travel is one industry to keep tabs on because it is time saving for travelers around the world. Take a look at this article for more information on which stocks to keep an eye on, invest in, and the why behind mentioning them.
For many investing professionals 2020 has been a year of uncertainty. Some suggest the best call for investing is investing in low risk and forgetting about it. Why? As we have seen in 2020, the stock market can see a major downturn in the first quarter but end the year with great numbers. It is wise to consider this before pulling out your stock or investing in stock.
The year is closing with a pandemic still going strong but the promise of a successful vaccine. Investors hope and believe this will improve 2021 and the investment opportunities the year brings. This along with a split government, new president, and potentially more stimulus money could make 2021 a very great year for small and large investors alike.
Inchirieri Autorulote says
I think that the best stock investment ideas in this current pandemic situation is to buy stocks at travel companies
This was indeed a very interesting article. Yes, 2021 seems to be a very promising year for stock market. I am also thinking to invest some in travel stocks as well as in healthcare stocks. Let’s just hope everything will be back to normal.
Thank you for this article. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Well I am Ready for Investing in Stock and Wishing for Best in 2021.
Low-risk investing is always a good idea in times of uncertainty. Thanks for the analysis!
Stay safe and Happy new Year!
Thank You giving us hope as we start the year. 2021 seems to be a great year for stock investors.
Thx for sharing. The markets are quite volatile at the moment so your analysis is helpful. Any advice on crypto currency?
Jacque C says
I don’t have a lot to offer for crypto currency. It is a new investment to me. I do know there are some options that do appear to be good for crypto. I would approach it as you do the stock market with the idea of risk. I don’t know how well the checks and balances for crypto currency is at this point.
Roston Chase says
This blog has really given me hope to invest in stocks again in 2021. Motivation much needed. Thankyou very much!
Harry Smith says
Great posts. Thanks for sharing these wonderful infromations regarding stock investment. I hope 2021 will bring lots of good news on Stock market.
amar majhu says
Extraordinary posts. Much obliged for sharing these magnificent infromations with respect to corporate security. I trust 2021 will welcome heaps of uplifting news on Stock market.
Harry Potter says
I also think 2021 is a promising year for stock investment, a pandemic year of COVID 19 so investing stocks in travel agencies, airlines, .. is a good idea.
Newton Onukwusi says
Insightful post, i am thinking of investing in stocks this 2021 and this was a good piece of info i needed to start with…
Investment is must in 2021, Thanks for sharing this article
Surinder Kumar Singh says
Excellent read. Well I think it will be a great year but again for the long-term investors, not the short-term traders. Change of government has surely lifted the sentiments but ground realities remain the same. Yes look for Pharma stocks and take long positions. Rest not much gonna change from 2020. Yes perfect time to keep investing incrementally.
Surinder Kumar Singh says
Just wanted to say that we should take long positions coz it is still reasonably volatile out there given Covid and Elections.
Great tip, as always. I am very happy to read the Travel stock. yes after every country succulently gets the vaccine, people’s first choice is to travel, and the travel agency economy will be increased.
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. keep sharing, your positivity is infectious.
Is it really beneficial to invest in travel stocks?
Emelia Anderson says
thanks for sharing this informative post…if i can add few suggestion i would recommend invest in work from home or kind of online business
Jonathan Kruger says
Thanks for the advice. I’ve recently been hesitant to invest, not knowing what to expect with the pandemic, but I also think where there is chaos, there is an opportunity to make good investment decisions. Appreciate the post.
Rohit Joshi says
Thanks for giving some positive news. I had been suffering severe loses in my stock investments due to pandemic but the situation is getting better gradually. I hope the vaccine shows its effect immediately and situations turns back normal.
kathleen whittington says
Thank you for sharing this article. Really a great help for someone like me who is starting with stock marketing
Jesus Gott says
Investing in stocks or in Bitcoin is reasonable because the gold price is sinking since half a year and does not seem to stop sinking.
Jose M. says
Thanks for the post. The best strategy is to buy an ETF index and forget about your investments fro a while. Stock picking is proved to be a difficult thing to do.
I tried investing before the year 2021 starts, Invested in ETF then leaves it until it reaches the moon 😀