A lot has happened since early July, when we last recapped major stories on Market Insights. Today we’ll review some of the major developments since then.
Sports Betting Lifts Penn National, Boyd Jumps on Strong Reopening. Are Casinos Back in Play? (7/30): Sports betting has emerged as a new industry after a Supreme Court ruling in 2018. Now it’s creating opportunities in the market.
See also: 5 Sports Betting Stocks to Watch Before Football Season Begins (8/30)
Crypto Breakouts Gain Traction (7/31): Cryptocurrencies have been in focus this year after Bitcoin’s halving event, Ethereum’s upgrade and increased use by mainstream institutions. Prices started moving in late July and have continued higher since.
See also: Explanation of the Stock to Flow Model as Bitcoin Pulls Back (8/25)
See also: What’s Behind the Boom in DeFi and Cryptocurrencies? (9/2)
See also: TradeStation Crypto Is Now Available on TradingView (10/6)
See also: Bitcoin on Pace for Highest Close in Almost 3 Years as JPMorgan Joins the Crypto Club (10/27)
ESG Stocks Like Solar Energy Are Leaving FANG in the Dust (9/30): “Environmental, social and governance” (ESG) has emerged as a major theme this year. This story highlights key names participating in the trend.
See also: Tesla Suddenly Has Competition in the Electric Car Space (6/4)
Apple and Tesla Are Splitting Their Shares. Here Are Key Details for Stock and Options Traders (8/28): Two of the biggest stocks in the Nasdaq-100 split their shares at the start of September. The index has yet to recover from the resulting frenzy.
See also: Tesla and Apple Leap After Stock Splits. Will Amazon.com Follow? (8/31)
Facebook and Alphabet Get Advertising Boost, Apple Has IPhone Angst: Earnings This Week (10/30): Social media is still a relatively new medium. Last quarter traditional advertisers increased their use of smaller platforms, including Snapchat and Pinterest.
Trump or Biden? Options Traders Are the Real Winners This Year (11/3): 2020 was definitely a year for the record books. One of the milestones was in the options market, which reached a new annual-volume record in October.
Why Apple’s Expected IPhone Release Today Could Be Huge (10/13): Apple’s newest iPhone will be its first with 5G capability. It’s also expected to trigger an upgrade cycle that could lift key suppliers.
See also: Apple IPhones Drive a 5G Feeding Frenzy in Chip Stocks Like Qualcomm: Earnings This Week (11/6)
Big Shifts Could Be Happening as the Stock Market Keeps Climbing a Wall of Worry (8/10): 2020 has seen a huge divide between reopening stocks like airlines and stay-at-home plays like software companies. Here’s a key moment when the so-called value stocks started coming back to life.
See also: Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine Is Shaking Up the Stock Market. Here Are Key 4 Changes (11/10)
See also: What Are Value Stocks? How Do I Find Them? (11/24)