Should You Invest in the Industrial Sector in 2022? 3 Industrial Stocks to Consider

  • 4 months ago

A healing economy often favors specific sectors, and the industrial sector is no exception. In fact, forward-thinking vaccines were thought to be the savior and bolster the economy in 2021. But in 2021, certain sectors ran out of steam and Q3 saw commodity-related cyclical sectors lag, including energy, industrials and materials. Investors tended to favor communication services, utilities and health care. It's a new year, but should you load up on industrial stocks or not even entertain the idea? Let's walk through some up-and-comers in this sector that you may want to add to your portfolio in 2022. What is the Industrial Sector? The industrial sector is a segment of the economy that in ...

Analysis: Is Apple worth $3 trillion? Bulls, bears examine the case - Reuters

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A customer exits after picking up Apple's new 5G iPhone 12 that went on sale, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, at an Apple Store in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Jan 3 (Reuters) - Is Apple Inc (AAPL.O) really worth $3 trillion 16 months after becoming the first company valued at $2 trillion? The answer depends on how one views the iPhone maker's ability to keep up the unprecedented growth of the past 15 years. In its last fiscal year ended Sept. 25, Apple delivered 33% revenue growth to $365.8 billion thanks to strong demand for 5G iPhone upgrades. But that growth spurt ...

5 Stocks Offering Exposure to the Promising Semiconductor Industry

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While supply constraints impacting some players are likely to continue through much of this year, the strong demand environment is leading to price increases and long-term supply agreements (for some).   The longer-lasting impact of the pandemic is overwhelmingly positive for the industry because it provides the building blocks of technology that everyone is relying on for maintaining social distancing and remote operations.   Moreover, technological advancements in the way we do computing, as well as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, 5G, driverless cars and a host of other things that will greatly increase our reliance on the digital world are secular drivers for the indus ...

Quantum dots boost perovskite solar cell efficiency and scalability

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Perovskites are hybrid compounds made from metal halides and organic constituents. They show great potential in a range of applications, e.g. LED lights, lasers, and photodetectors, but their major contribution is in Solar cells, where they are poised to overtake the market from their silicon counterparts. One of the obstacles facing the commercialization of perovskite Solar cells is that their power-conversion efficiency and operational stability drop as they scale up, making it a challenge to maintain high performance in a complete Solar cell. The problem is partly with the cell's electron-transport layer, which ensures that the electrons produced when the cell absorbs light will tr ...

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Why We Expect Tesla (TSLA) to Deliver Q4 Earnings Beat

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Tesla ( TSLA - Free Report) is set to release fourth-quarter 2021 results on Jan 26, after the closing bell. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the to-be-reported quarter’s earnings and revenues is pegged at $2.02 per share and $15.93 billion, respectively. The electric vehicle (EV) king surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in the last reported quarter on higher-than-expected automotive gross profit. The top and bottom lines witnessed massive year-over-year growth of 56.8% and 144.7%, respectively. Importantly, third-quarter 2021 gross margin — excluding credits — came in at +28.8%, at or near an all-time record high. Over the trailing four quarters, Tesla beat the ...

2029 Will be the Perfect Year to Launch a Mission to Sedna

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Image Credit: Nasa Object 90377 Sedna - a distant transneptunian object best known  for its highly elliptical, 11,390-year-old orbit - is currently en-route to perihelion (its closest approach to the Sun) in 2076. After that, Sedna will return to the 'space. deep  and will not return for millennia, making this overview a unique (or, once in ~ 113 lifetimes) opportunity to study an object from the far reaches of our Solar system. There are no Sedna missions  in the works  yet, but astronomers are starting to plan for the possibility and  ideal launch date for such a mission is fast approaching, with two of the best launch windows coming  in 2029 and 2034. Sedna ...

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3 ESG-Friendly Stocks for a Greener 2022

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is one of the hottest trends in the market. Also known as sustainable investing, the strategy involves selecting eco-friendly companies for the purpose of having an impact on things like global climate change and social inequalities. ESG investing appears to be another trend that has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic—and it is expected to have plenty of staying power. According to Bloomberg Intelligence, ESG assets could account for one-third of global assets under management (AUM) by 2025. An early pioneer in the ESG space was investment index and analytical tool specialist MSCI. Its ESG rating system is widely used a ...

2021: As The Hardware World Turns

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Well, that didn’t go quite as we expected, did it? Wind the clock back 365 days, and the world seemed to be breathing a collective sigh of relief after making it through 2020 in one piece. Folks started getting their COVID-19 vaccines, and in-person events started tentatively putting new dates on the calendar. After a rough year, it seemed like there was finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Turns out, it was just a another train. New variants of everyone’s favorite acute respiratory syndrome have kept the pandemic rolling, and in many parts of the world, the last month or so has seen more new cases of the virus than at any point during 2020. This is the part of the Twilight Zone ...

Review: EcoFlow DELTA Pro has big time power that doesn't come cheap

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Source: Chris Wedel / Android Central Keeping an excellent portable charger handy is a relatively normal thing for people these days. Aside from charging phones, USB-C is now a more common way to charge something like the best Chromebooks, so having one of these portable power sources is almost necessary. However, when it comes to powering devices larger than a laptop, such as your home's essential appliances during a power outage, you'll need something much more substantial — like the EcoFlow DELTA Pro. The EcoFlow DELTA Pro isn't like anything you've ever seen before. It wasn't for me when I first found out about it in June 2021. Things like the Anker Powerhouse II 400 and even ...

Solar power, going down

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A concept image of a future in-orbit demonstrator for space-based Solar power. Sunlight up in Earth orbit is ten times more intense than down on Earth's surface, so the idea is to fly dedicated satellites to capture Solar energy, then beam it down to Earth - and potentially the Moon or other planets further into the future. A new ESA Discovery project is looking into a key part of the space-based Solar power process: how to convert a large amount of solar power into a useful form, then transport it down to the ground as efficiently as possible? The basic concept dates back more than a century to Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, one of the original prophets of space travel, then developed in detai ...

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