After the Lunar New Year festivities, investors can now settle back and start catching up with company earnings again.
Amid a flurry of financial reports from US companies, certain trends are now emerging.
Cloud computing is turning out to be a big winner in a world where more and more are moving online because of the pandemic.
Companies that had already latched onto this trend before the pandemic are now seeing their growth accelerate even more quickly.
New habits arising from the crisis have also led to tailwinds that should endure even after the pandemic has passed.
Some of these include telecommuting, digital payments, on-demand streaming TV, and e-commerce.
Although many industries have been badly battered by the coronavirus, as investors, we should watch out for resilient sectors that are thriving despite the challenges.
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, for instance, make use of the cloud to deliver their services using a subscription-based model.
This business model offers revenue certainty and customer stickiness and these attributes have made such businesses resilient despite the economic malaise suffered by many countries.
By picking the winners of strong, enduring trends, we’ll be able to fatten our portfolio and multiple our wealth in the years to come.
Here is a list of our best articles for this week.
1. Why Cloud Computing is the Next Big Thing
We provide insights into how cloud computing can be harnessed to deliver services remotely, and why this trend is set to be the next big thing.
2. SaaS Stocks Prove to Be Winners as Business World Moves to the Cloud
We explore what makes SaaS companies perform well in the business world as the cloud services are increasingly being embraced.
3. 3 Stocks That Will Benefit Strongly from Work-from-Home Trends
With more people telecommuting than before, here are three companies that are benefitting from this new trend.
4. 5 Digital Payment Companies That Should Be on Your Watchlist
Digital payments represent yet another growing trend. Here are five businesses that are latching on to this tailwind.
5. Here’s Why Home Entertainment is a Big Trend to Watch for
Technology has enabled us to enjoy entertainment in the comfort of our own homes. Home entertainment is a burgeoning market that looks set to grow larger over time.
6. 3 Brick-and-Mortar Businesses Demonstrating Surprising Growth
You may be stunned to learn that some businesses with brick-and-mortar outlets have coped well with the pandemic. Here are three that are displaying surprising resilience.
7. 3 Key Highlights from Budget 2021
Budget 2021 focused on helping businesses through the pandemic, yet also devoted resources to keeping Singapore relevant for the future. Here are three highlights from it.
8. ComfortDelGro’s Profit Plunges Over 75% for 2020: 5 Things Investors Should Know
Land transport giant ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited (SGX: C52) just released a downbeat set of full-year earnings. Here are five aspects investors should know about.
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