10 Stocks to Buy as the 2020 Presidential Election Approaches

Copyright © 2020 InvestorPlace Media, LLC. All rights reserved. 9201 Corporate Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850. Four years ago, the presidential race was one of the most riveting forms of entertainment ever. Suddenly, news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, perhaps even C-SPAN became relevant and interesting. Like my fellow Americans, I stared at the television, unable to comprehend how reality TV star Donald Trump changed every rule in politics. Currently undergoing a repeat performance, it’s time to consider stocks to buy for the 2020 presidential election. Of course, I’m not sure who is going to win the White House come November 2020. What I can promise, though, is media-driven fireworks. As former Forbes contributor Brett Edkins noted, Trump wasn’t the only winner in 2016. “The three major cable news networks earned record profits and attracted record audiences as millions of Americans tuned in to watch the dramatic showdown between Trump and Hillary Clinton.” If you had placed media-related companies on your list of stocks to buy at the time, chances are, your portfolio is doing very well. For the 2020 presidential election, we have several compelling themes to attract audiences: the ongoi...

HVAC Manufacturers Predicting a Solid Year of Sales Ahead in 2019 | 2019-03-25

WARM WEATHER: At Goodman, equipment sales were very strong throughout 2018, thanks to favorable economic conditions and unseasonably warm weather. Despite all the concerns surrounding tariffs last year, sales of HVAC equipment were fairly robust. In fact, according to Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the 2018 year-to-date combined U.S. shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps increased 6.9 percent over 2017, and shipments of gas warm-air furnaces increased 9 percent for the same time period. While sales were strong last year, some economists predict that the economy may slow a bit in 2019, due to ongoing trade disputes, rising material costs, and increasing interest rates. Still, manufacturers believe demand for HVAC equipment will remain high. At Goodman Mfg. Co., equipment sales were strong throughout 2018, thanks to favorable economic conditions and unseasonably warm weather. On the latter point, the U.S. experienced its eighth-warmest January to September on record for average temperature, as well as the warmest on record as measured by cooling degree days, said Nathan Walker, senior vice president, Goodman. As far as econ...