Weekend Spotlight

Not All Work–From–Home Stocks Are Created Equal

May 01, 2022

At LikeFolio, we talk a lot about stickiness. Not the gum–on–your–shoe kind of sticky. We’re listening for indications that a change in consumer behavior has staying power — the new activity or commitment will be sustained. This is more important than ever right now because the pandemic forced onto consumers many behavior changes that are beginning to unwind (don’t have…

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Is a Netflix-Like Meltdown Next for This Streaming Service? (Answer Inside)

Apr 30, 2022

A couple of weeks ago, Netflix Inc. (NFLX) posted negative subscriber growth for the first time in more than a decade, which led to the stock crashing more than 40% over the next few days. For the year, the stock price is down roughly 70%. To top it off, Bill Ackman, one of the company’s largest shareholders, jumped ship. He…

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These ‘Red Flag’ Charts Show the Economy Is in Trouble. Get Ready for What’s Next.

Apr 24, 2022

I know what you’re thinking… The economy is in trouble. I don’t have to tell you to be worried about the rising prices because you’re seeing them with your own eyes at the grocery store, your favorite retailer, and the gas pump. The consumer insights data coming in right now tells me that you’re right in believing that almost everything…

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Are There Real Profits in Fake Meat? Read This Before Investing in BYND.

Apr 23, 2022

When I was a little girl, my grandpa operated a cattle farm in Kentucky. With hundreds of acres to explore, I loved hopping onto the back of his four-wheeler to go out, watch the cows graze on the dewy grass, and look for newborn calves. I was raised to care for cows and to respect what they provide. So when…

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Does Anyone Still Buy GoPros? (Answer and Profit Opportunity Inside)

Apr 17, 2022

Back in the day, GoPro (GPRO), the company founded in 2002 by Nick Woodman, was as popular as they come. GoPro had several forces working in its favor in building its brand, which included the rise of social media and sharing photos and videos, offering the ability to strap the camera to almost anything, and the wallet-friendly prices. But in…

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A Name Change Alone Isn’t Enough for Facebook to Win the Metaverse

Apr 16, 2022

At the start of this year, I wrote about Facebook and how its 2014 purchase of the virtual reality (VR) headset maker Oculus VR Inc. for $2 billion will be essential for the company moving forward. That’s because, for the first time in 17 years, Facebook reported that its total number of users declined in Q4 2021, and it will…

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This Company Is Tesla’s Biggest Threat

Apr 10, 2022

People are buzzing about electric cars. Maybe it’s their eco-friendly appeal. Maybe it’s the skyrocketing gas prices. Maybe it’s the growing variety of EV offerings. But one thing is clear: When most people talk electric vehicles, it’s usually about Tesla. Elon Musk is a meme hero at this point, and much of the brand’s draw is attributed to his leadership…

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When the Mainstream News Makes Broad Generalizations, We Uncover Ways to Make Money

Apr 09, 2022

When I traipse out onto my front porch with my morning blonde roast to fetch my Wall Street Journal, the headlines for the day always seem to paint a darkening scenario for the world. From the war in Ukraine to rocketing gas prices to rising inflation, the stress level is palpable. At LikeFolio, we’re watching closely for indicators that the…

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Boiling Point: How Much More Can Consumers Take?

Apr 03, 2022

You know prices are getting up there when a bag of mesquite barbecue beef jerky and a soda cost almost as much as a T-bone dinner with a glass of Cabernet. Yeah, I was a bit rattled, too, when the gas station attendant rang up a small mortgage for my afternoon snack. Like me, consumers across the U.S. are increasingly…

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This Company Is Solving Major Problems for Diabetics

Apr 02, 2022

Some of my favorite companies were born by solving a simple consumer problem. For example, I hate emails. Sometimes I just want to be able to go straight to the source. Chat through something casually. Keep it rolling! I am a product of the ’90s, when AOL Instant Messenger was king, so this tracks. When I discovered Slack, it changed…

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