Many traders have cashed in on high-risk investments that yielded high returns, while others have seen massive losses. But for astute offshore equity investors, the bigger, “safer” shares – like Google and Amazon – proved to be the most bankable.
Trading has not been all doom and gloom during lockdown. And many might be surprised at some of the indices that are performing. Here are five that traders can “play” – and that can be taken quite literally – now.
It needs to be noted that trading choices are entirely up to individual traders. And there is no crystal ball that can predict whether the stocks we list here will go up or down in the near future. These are simply some of the more intriguing stock options that may be of interest to investors.
Intriguing online stock options for investors
One of the world’s top football teams and a merchandising empire; Manchester United’s share price has remained relatively stable over the last few months and has been a big mover on the New York Stock Exchange.
Some share price movements have provided opportunities to buy stock at a lower price. Currently, shares are closing at around the $14 mark.
The software giant saw a boost in revenue during lockdown, as remote working and digital communication took over. Its gaming division in particular, went up by a whopping 64% earlier this year and Surface tablets also performed well. While price fluctuations are common and shares expensive, Microsoft has generated more than 400% in returns over the past four years.
Electronic Arts (EA) shares
As one of the world’s premier gaming companies, the current consensus on stock is that it is worth buying.
As was the case with Microsoft and other gaming companies, unprecedented momentum was gained during the pandemic, as more gamers spent time at home.
With that, EA has had a big year. As the world becomes more connected digitally, the gaming industry is one to watch. And EA is currently rising above expectations.
Despite rising competition, Netflix remains a leader in the home video streaming market.
Growing subscriber numbers have historically translated into increased value. And, once again, this is one instance where a pandemic proved to have a positive influence.
Quarantine drove more revenue for Netflix and other home entertainment services.
On the IBD Composite Rating tool, Netflix maintains a score of 99 – the best possible score.
Shares in Disney
As the world has come to see in recent years, there is a lot more to Disney than theme parks and Mickey Mouse.
With its 2012 purchase of Star Wars for $4 billion and Marvel for around the same price in 2009, Disney had earned more than $18.2 billion at the box office from Marvel movies alone in 2019.
The wealth of big brands under the Disney have made it a media powerhouse. And lockdown saw compelling growth in its selection of streaming services including Disney+, ESPN and Hulu.
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