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Please sit back, relax and enjoy Capitalist Countdown’s top 5 market-moving news stories for the week of March 28th – April 3rd, 2022.
As the 1st Quarter of 2022 Comes to a Close, the World is Struggling to Move Forward Following the COVID-19 Pandemic and is Now Watching the War in Ukraine Claim Thousands of Lives, and Further Disrupt Global Energy Markets
As a result, the financial markets are off to one of the most volatile starts to a new year, making these three leading Gold Stocks a strong bet during these uncertain times:
- Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD) (TSX: ABX)
- Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) (JSE: GFI)
- Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM) (TSX: WPM) (LSE: WPM)
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, is One of History’s Greatest Salesmen
If it wasn’t apparent after he built Tesla into the first large-scale electric automaker startup in decades, based mainly on his ability to market the Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) (FRA: TL0) brand, it should be even more evident after his company seemingly successfully passed off a stock split as a dividend. Unlike some other significant developments from the automaker, Tesla’s recent move was not announced on Elon Musk’s private Twitter.
As More and More of Our Daily Lives Go Online, Nefarious Actors Have More Opportunities to Infiltrate Our Systems and Threaten our Financial and Digital Safety. Protect Yourself and Your Portfolio With These Three Top Cybersecurity Stocks
News of cyberattacks, and the cascade of problems that result from them, are seemingly an everyday occurrence. Indeed, an estimated 47% of Americans were affected by financial identity theft in 2020, with an estimated $712 billion in total losses. As Cybersecurity becomes more of an issue, there will be investment opportunities in companies that stand to lead the industry. Below are three top Cybersecurity Stocks that have the potential to capitalize on this growing trend:
Over a Year Since the Wall Street Bets Subreddit Introduced the Idea of Meme Stocks, the Trend is Still Going Strong, and AMC Entertainment Just Announced its New Strategy to Capitalize on It
Companies with diminishing fundamentals like GameStop (NYSE: GME) have managed to stay afloat thanks to massive support from retail investors. Perhaps no company is leaning harder into the Meme Stocks mania than AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC). The movie theatre chain, along with the rest of its industry, was struggling to compete with streaming services even before COVID-19 reared its ugly head.
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is Throwing a Wrench in Global Energy Markets, Leading to Soaring Oil & Gas Prices Worldwide. Here Are Three Top Oil Stocks Investors Should Have on Their Radar
Russia is one of the world’s largest oil suppliers, especially to Eastern Europe. Sky-high energy prices resulting from recent geopolitical tension have made oil stocks a hot commodity among investors looking for outsized gains in a market fraught with uncertainty. Below we outline three top Oil Stocks investors should be keeping a close eye on:
Disclaimer: Wealthy VC holds does not hold a position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article.