The Yummies are Causing the All-Time Stock Market Highs

Many have wondered why the stock market continues to make all-time highs, almost every day. This exceptional rise may be due to the Yummies, the Young Upwardly Mobile Millennials. Yes, the Millennials, also known as Generation Y. Many traits have been ascribed to this generation, but you don’t ever hear the members referred to as being invetor-oriented.

So let’s look at the facts. Legg Mason Global Asset Management, the 20th largest asset manager in the world, produced the 2017 Global Investment Survey, and the Summary of U.S. Results are very enlightening.

For example, did you know that Millennials invest more in non-cash investments than the Generation X or the Baby Boomers? As a matter of fact, 77% of Yummies apply their funds toward these assets, versus 75% for Gen x and 69% for Baby Boomers.

Let’s look at some definitions before continuing. Legg mason consideres Millennials to be between the ages of 18 and 35, Gen X at age 36 to 52, with Baby Boomers ranging from 53 to 71 years old.

Some other interesting factoids about the Yummies. They invest three times as much as Boomers in non-traditional investments. Plus, a far greater percentage of Yummies put their money into investment real estate than the Baby Boomers.

But what is most amazing is the fact that 11% of the Yummies invest in gold and precious metals versus only 7% of the Gen Xers and a measly 2% for the Baby Boomers.

When the respondents were asked which investment categories they believe offer the best opportunities over the next 12 months, 46% of the Yummies said domestic stocks, with Gen X and Boomers closely agreeing, both at 42%. International stocks came in second as an investment opportunity in the opinion of the Millennials.

Finally, 87% of Yummies have saivings, investments, or both but only 81% of Boomers have these assets, and just 75% of Millennials.

Many wonder why the FAANG stocks, Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOG), continue to rise. So now you know. If you are wondering who is driving up the price of stocks and cryptocurrency, you need look no further than the Yummies.

by Fred Fuld III

Disclosure: Author owns AAPL and AMZN.

Top Halloween Stocks

Have you bought your Halloween candy yet for the trick-or-treaters? If not, you better get going, so that you can support the candy companies. Other industries can also benefit from Halloween stocks.

Of course, the biggest beneficiaries of Halloween are the producers of sweets. Hershey Foods (HSY) is one of the largest chocolate and confectionery companies in the world, known for its Hershey Kisses and Hershey Bars. The stock has a forward price to earnings ratio of 21, and a yield of 2.3%.

Tootsie Roll Industries (TR) has various candy brands for trick-or-treaters including Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Roll Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Blow-Pops, Blue Razz, Zip-A-Dee Pops, Cella’s, Mason Dots, Mason Crows, Junior Mint, Charleston Chew, Sugar Daddys, and Sugar Babies. The stock has a P/E of 35 and a yield of 0.9%.

Watching scary movies is another popular event on Halloween. Netflix (NFLX), the huge provider of videos in the US, has an extensive selection of scary movies in its collection of titles. The stock trades as 114 times forward earnings. It does not pay a dividend.

A major producer of scary movies is Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF.A), which has made such films as American Psycho, Ginger Snaps, Route 666, The Devil’s Rejects, House of the Dead 2, Saw VI, See No Evil, Hostel: Part II, My Bloody Valentine 3D and many others. Lionsgate has a price to earnings ratio of 34.

Hopefully, your Halloween stocks become treats and not tricks.

Disclosure: Author didn’t own any of the above at the time the article was written.

How to Invest in the Halloween Industry

Just a week to go until Halloween. You still have time to buy your candy, for the trick-or-treaters, provide income for the candy companies. Maybe you can find some treats, not tricks, in the following Halloween stocks.

Watching horror movies is one of the popular activities of teenagers on Halloween. Netflix (NFLX), the largest provider of videos in the US, has a huge number of scary movies in its collection of titles. The stock trades as 146 times forward earnings. Earnings for the latest quarter were up 26.8% on a rise of 8.8% in revenues.

A major producer of scary movies is Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF), which has made such films as American Psycho, Ginger Snaps, Route 666, The Devil’s Rejects, House of the Dead 2, Saw VI, See No Evil, Hostel: Part II, My Bloody Valentine 3D and many others. Lionsgate has a price to earnings ratio of 287 and pays a yield of 1.8%.

The biggest beneficiaries of Halloween are the candy companies. Hershey Foods (HSY) is the large chocolate and confectionery company made famous by its Hershey Kisses and Hershey Bars. The stock has a P/E of 21, and a yield of 2.5%.

Tootsie Roll Industries (TR) makes all kinds of candy for trick-or-treaters including Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Roll Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Blow-Pops, Blue Razz, Zip-A-Dee Pops, Cella’s, Mason Dots, Mason Crows, Junior Mint, Charleston Chew, Sugar Daddys, and Sugar Babies. The stock has a P/E of 26.5 and a yield of 1.0%.

Halloween costumes and decorations are available at discount retailers such as Wal-Mart (WMT). It has a P/E of 16, and a yield of 2.9%.

If you like interesting stock industries, such as coffee stocks, robotics stocks, and chocolate and candy stocks, check out many of the lists here at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author didn’t own any of the above at the time the article was written.

Corporate Stock Earnings Report for Week 3 of October

Looking for some interesting moves in some stocks this upcoming week? Check out the companies that will be reporting earnings this week.

If earnings exceed analysts’ expectations, the stocks can shoot up. If the numbers underperform, the stock can tank. Then again, occasionally, stocks don’t move the way you would have expected.

Anyway, many traders use earnings plays for trading strategies. Also, option traders look for high implied volatility of stocks for for option selling strategies.

Here are many of the enormous number of stocks reporting earnings this week:

Monday

BAC
CE
TACO
HAS
IBM
NFLX
UAL

 
Tuesday
 

BLK
CMA
CREE
DPZ
GS
HOG
HA
INTC
JNJ
PM
UNH

Wednesday

ABT
AXP
EBAY
GPC
HAL
MAT
MS
XLNX

Thursday
 

AMD
AAL
SAM
ETFC
MXIM
NUE

PYPL
SLB
TXT
VZ
WBA

 
Friday
 

GE

HON
MCD
SAP

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