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Why My Family Bought Shares of Royal Caribbean Now
Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) has really ugly numbers right now, because of the coronavirus. In its most recent quarter, revenue growth went backwards 94% year over year. And we know why the numbers are bad -- cruise ship bookings have been decimated around the world because of government lockdowns. My investment thesis is that this is about to change. Here's why I think the cruise lines will reopen for business sooner rather than later, and why investors might want to buy shares of Royal […]

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Airbus Backs a New Space Startup
The ranks of companies lining up to launch rockets into space -- and challenge incumbent rocket launchers United Launch Alliance, Arianespace, and SpaceX -- just keep growing and growing. Last week we told you about "Exolaunch," a German launch aggregator that's buying berths aboard SpaceX rockets to launch satellites for its own third-party customers. Today we'll introduce you to another German company -- and this one makes rockets in its own right: Isar Aerospace is its name, and small rockets […]

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3 Top Software-as-a-Service Stocks to Buy Ahead of the Election
Trying to pick a stock based on who you think will win the upcoming presidential election can be difficult. To help investors find technology stocks that could thrive over the next presidential term, we asked a few Motley Fool contributors for stocks to buy ahead of the election. They came back with Fastly (NYSE: FSLY), Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), and Shopify (NYSE: SHOP). Here's why. Image source: Getty Images. Fastly: Buy this stock fast Danny Vena (Fastly): It's been a rollercoaster ride for Fastly […]

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1 Trick, 2 Treats: Cruise Line Stocks
You won't find too many industries that have been hit as hard through the first 10 months of 2020 as cruise line stocks. Shares of Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) have plummeted 59% this year through Thursday's close, and it's the lucky one. Rivals Carnival (NYSE: CCL)(NYSE: CUK) and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) have surrendered 73% to 74% of their values in 2020. It's Halloween, so let's play trick or treat. I think two of these three stocks will bounce back, giving investors a nice […]

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If You Invested $5,000 in Vaxart In January, This Is How Much You Would Have Today
At the start of the year, Vaxart (NASDAQ: VXRT) was a biotech company with a market cap of about $17 million and a stock price of less than $1. Once the company entered the coronavirus vaccine race, however, its fortunes -- and those of its investors -- changed. The stock climbed as much as 4,600% to its peak in July, and its market value rose to as much as $1.8 billion. If you invested $5,000 on Jan. 2 when the stock was trading at $0.36 and then sold at the high point this summer, you would […]

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These 3 Moves Will Help You Survive a Crazy Post-Election Stock Market
Next week is a big milestone -- the 2020 presidential election will finally be upon us. After months of anticipation, debates, and uneasiness, Americans will soon know who our country's next president will be. That said, this year's election is unusual in that we may not have an official result for days, if not weeks, until after November 3, due to the large number of ballots that are being mailed in. Still, there's a chance the stock market could grow even more volatile once Election Day comes […]

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I Was Wrong: AT&T Is Struggling Just to Give HBO Max Away
Roughly a month before the May launch of HBO Max, I cautioned AT&T (NYSE: T) investors to keep their expectations for the new streaming service in check. My chief concern was its price. At $14.99 per month, HBO Max would have the highest monthly starting price of any streaming video on demand (SVOD) platform. Moreover, a huge swath of existing AT&T customers would be getting it free, therefore not adding any incremental revenue. I was wrong. I wasn't wrong about the price being a […]

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Why 2021 Could Be a Big Year for the Cannabis Industry
As big of a year as 2020 may turn out to be for marijuana in America -- as multiple states including South Dakota, Montana, Arizona, and New Jersey, look to legalize recreational pot -- there could be even more exciting developments in 2021. New York could become the prize of the industry next year, and there's hope for progress on marijuana reform at the federal level. Although nothing is set in stone, there are a few reasons for cannabis investors to be bullish for the new year. Here are two […]

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Why Seagen Shares Are Tumbling 12.5% Today
What happened Even though Seagen (NASDAQ: SGEN) reported top-line and bottom-line third-quarter financial results that were better than analysts' forecast, its shares were falling 12.5% at 11:40 a.m. EDT on Friday. So what The launch of new cancer treatments this year continue to drive significant revenue growth for the biotech company. Image source: Getty Images. Seagen's revenue totaled $1.06 billion, up 397% year over year. Demand for Padcev, which won approval for use in advanced urothelial […]

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Why Is Wall Street Applauding Netflix's Next Big Mistake?
There's nothing the market loves more than a good old-fashioned price hike, and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) bumping the price of its streaming service higher on Thursday was the toast of Wall Street. Netflix is raising the monthly rate of its most popular subscription by $1 to $13.99, and its premium platform that offers up to four ultra high-def streams at the same time is getting $2 more expensive to command $17.99 a month. The market's reaction was predictable. Netflix shares rose as much as 6% on […]

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