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I’m going to start this article with some good news: The world might finally be past the peak of COVID-19.
Graphs of new cases per day, like the one below, are starting to show a steady and fairly rapid decline after an extreme surge in mid-April.
Source: NBC News
President Trump recently announced that the federal government will not be extending its emergency social distancing guidelines. And here in Maryland, the economic reopening process is expected to start in the next couple of weeks.
But now that I’ve given you the good news, it’s time for the bad news:
Life is unlikely to return to 100% normalcy after the current COVID-19 pandemic is contained.
After all, we’re still more than a year away from a vaccine. And National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci expects the virus to make a resurgence next fall or winter — likely before that vaccine is ready.
In other words, some of the drastic containment measures we’ve seen — such as widespread telework, a shift toward food delivery, and the abandonment of cash in favor of contactless payments — are likely to persist long-term. This “new normal” will take some getting used to, but it could be lucrative for investors in certain companies that benefit from these measures.
Today, we’re looking at three stocks that are likely to enjoy strong tailwinds in the coming months as we adjust to the new normal after COVID-19.
Editor's Note: To see the three stocks, click here.
Viral Video Is Freaking Out Billionaires
You might not believe what you’re about to see is real, but I assure you the video has been left unedited.
There are no special effects and no trickery — this technology exists today, and it’s about to turn the entire technology industry on its head.
And enterprising billionaires everywhere are racing to get their hands on it.
Bill Gates calls it “the holy grail” of modern technology, and he’s spent over $690 million to bring this tech to Microsoft.
Jeff Bezos has shelled out over $871 million doing the same for Amazon.
And Google has outdone them all, pouring over $3.9 billion into this technological breakthrough.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you don’t want to miss.