Taking Advantage Of COVID’s Disproportionate Impact On The Stock Market

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We are living in a virtual age where engagement, interactions, and entertainment are primarily accomplished through a digital screen. The stay-at-home initiative has accentuated the world’s reliance on digital technology. The ease & convenience that technology has provided the world amid this global pandemic is conditioning society to depend on it. The innovation-driven companies that have been provided with an unlikely tailwind during this pandemic are catalyzing a growing spread between tech stocks and the broader equity market.

The Nasdaq 100 index, which is primarily driven by tech stocks, has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 15% thus far in 2020 (illustrated by the TradingView chart below).

The post-pandemic world will be defined by shifting consumption patterns, which the equity markets have already pricing in. The virus is having a disproportionate impact on industries across the economy.

Disproportionate COVID Impact

The stay at home order is hitting retail, airlines,

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If You Had Bought Celsion (NASDAQ:CLSN) Stock Five Years Ago, You’d Be Sitting On A 97% Loss, Today

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Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ:CLSN) shareholders will doubtless be very grateful to see the share price up 63% in the last month. But will that repair the damage for the weary investors who have owned this stock as it declined over half a decade? Probably not. Like a ship taking on water, the share price has sunk 97% in that time. The recent bounce might mean the long decline is over, but we are not confident. The important question is if the business itself justifies a higher share price in the long term.

While a drop like that is definitely a body blow, money isn’t as important as health and happiness.

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With just US$500,000 worth of revenue in twelve months, we don’t think the market considers Celsion to have proven its business plan. We can’t help wondering why it’s publicly listed so early in

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MAU) Stock Soared An Exciting 683% In The Last Three Years

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Investing can be hard but the potential fo an individual stock to pay off big time inspires us. Mistakes are inevitable, but a single top stock pick can cover any losses, and so much more. For example, the Magnetic Resources NL (ASX:MAU) share price is up a whopping 683% in the last three years, a handsome return for long term holders. On top of that, the share price is up 32% in about a quarter.

We love happy stories like this one. The company should be really proud of that performance!

See our latest analysis for Magnetic Resources

With just AU$1,792 worth of revenue in twelve months, we don’t think the market considers Magnetic Resources to have proven its business plan. So it seems shareholders are too busy dreaming about the progress to come than dwelling on the current (lack of) revenue. For example, investors may be hoping

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How Does Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) Fare As A Dividend Stock?

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Could Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFT) be an attractive dividend share to own for the long haul? Investors are often drawn to strong companies with the idea of reinvesting the dividends. If you are hoping to live on the income from dividends, it’s important to be a lot more stringent with your investments than the average punter.

In this case, Safety Insurance Group likely looks attractive to investors, given its 4.4% dividend yield and a payment history of over ten years. It would not be a surprise to discover that many investors buy it for the dividends. Before you buy any stock for its dividend however, you should always remember Warren Buffett’s two rules: 1) Don’t lose money, and 2) Remember rule #1. We’ll run through some checks below to help with this.

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NasdaqGS:SAFT Historical Dividend Yield April 27th

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