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Get rich in a pandemic: whose stocks rise during the crisis

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The COVID-19 epidemic not only shook, but brought down major global stock markets. According to the estimates of the most respected international financial organizations, the global economy has entered a period of recession, which has not been equal since the Great Depression, until this year was considered its deepest crisis. To whom is war, and to whom is mother dear! The saying has confirmed its relevance in the current troubled times. There were companies all over the world whose stocks, despite the rampant coronavirus, do not fall, but grow in value. Which ones exactly?


First of all, it is necessary to outline the general trends that today determine the prosperity of well-defined types of business. Who can benefit in the days when a huge part of humanity is sick or is in forced self-isolation? That's right, those who sell goods and services that are most in demand in this situation. Pharmacists, retailers engaged in remote sales, companies offering customers leisure and entertainment that you can indulge in without leaving home. This is in the most simplified form. Now move on to the specifics.

Quite expectedly, paper prices of such companies for the production of medical products as Gilead Sciences Inc (+ 14%) and Moderna (+ 94%) rose in price. The first of the firms began conducting tests on the suitability for treatment of coronavirus with the drug remdesivir, which had previously been successfully used to combat Ebola. The second one announced the successful development of a vaccine against this disease, as, incidentally, is another corporation - the well-known Johnson and Johnson. This company, however, feels rather well thanks to the widest range of manufactured hygiene products, which are extremely demanded today.

No matter how bad things are, you always want to eat, as you know. Things are going well with those representatives of the catering industry who, by the time the pandemic began, already had an established system for the production of ready-made take-away food and its delivery to consumers. Among the leaders are Domino's Pizza Inc (+ 21%), Papa John's (+ 155%) and McDonald's (+ 50%). It, of course, is not very good for health, but neither you going shopping, nor cooking.

Other “whales” in the retail sector, who were leaders in the field of online sales even when the world had never heard of any, had no less benefit from universal self-isolation. Amazon (+ 19%), eBay (+ 51%), Alibaba (+ 48%) - online sellers are now truly thriving! The same can be said about the world's leading payment systems - Visa (+ 25%), Mastercard (+ 32%), and very popular (primarily in the USA) PayPal (+ 41%). For online shopping, this is exactly what you need. And for shopping in stores, it is also preferable - many doctors consider banknotes to be one of the best carriers of coronavirus.

If cinemas and amusement parks are currently on the verge of complete ruin, then those who are able to provide people locked in four walls to watch their favorite movie or the opportunity to plunge into the colorful and exciting world of network or individual computer games, on the contrary, are on the rise. Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard (+ 35% both), Sony (+ 28%, primarily thanks to the Sony Playstation), and, of course, Microsoft (+ 37%). The pandemic, which forced millions to stay at home, has clearly benefited all of them. As well as those who provide the technical side of the process - corporations that supply computer hardware. Here you can name Nvidia (+ 69%), AMD (+ 59%), Intel (+ 43%).

And what about Russia?


In general, this statement applies to all companies whose activities are directly connected to the Internet, which for many today has turned into a workplace, a “relaxation area” and the only opportunity for communication. Here, by the way, we are already moving on to the undoubted successes of domestic business.

Each share of Mail.ru Group went up by 63%, Yandex - by 35%. By the way, Google grew by only 28%. Naturally, the list of Russian lucky ones is not limited to these projects. Pharmstandard shares rose in price - for the reasons already mentioned above. Domestic gold mining companies also benefited greatly from the crisis, the most successful of which is Polyus. No wonder: in troubled times, nothing grows in price and demand like this noble metal.

The pandemic, judging by some encouraging signs, is on the decline. The crisis in the world economy, quite possibly, is just beginning. Which of the lucky ones will be able to stay upstairs, and for whom will luck become temporary?

According to analysts, even if people stop panicking in drugs and antiseptics, even if they prefer home-made food to hamburgers and pizza for home delivery, a significant part of the trade and entertainment industry will still remain in the remote sphere. So at least a good half of the companies from the above list (including Russian ones), the fall in the price of their shares, most likely, does not threaten even after the departure of the coronavirus.
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 14 May 2020 10: 08 New
    12
    Well, why should I go far? In peacetime, the masks were a ruble for a bunch, and now everyone is not too lazy to sell them in bulk for a hundred apiece ... and the authorities do not react to this in any way.
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 14 May 2020 10: 14 New
      13
      Plus - how much money the Pharmaceutical companies, all kinds of Scientific and Pseudo-scientific laboratories will raise ... in general - Everything As Always, To War - and to whom mother is dear!
      1. knn54
        knn54 14 May 2020 12: 41 New
        +1
        Wait, when they "invent" MANDATORY vaccinations.
        Without which they won't be allowed to go to school. And they won't accept "foreign countries."
        I think that the Red Cross will do its part.
        How long can you "be silent".
        1. Wolverine
          Wolverine 14 May 2020 16: 51 New
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          Quote: knn54
          Wait, when they "invent" MANDATORY vaccinations.
          Without which they won't be allowed to go to school. And they won't accept "foreign countries."
          I think that the Red Cross will do its part.
          How long can you "be silent".


          Now is the time when the worst, unreasonable and hostile come out. Medicine on the face of the WHO doctors showed their face - a conspiracy against humanity, soon this structure will be hit in the face and not only ....
        2. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 17 May 2020 16: 51 New
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          Quote: knn54
          I think that the Red Cross will do its part.
          How long can you "be silent".

          Yes, yes, yes, exactly. That has not been heard about this organization for a long time. Previously, the "Red Cross" was heard everywhere, but here ... Since the beginning of the pandemic, or rather before its beginning, there was silence from the KKrest and still did not hear it, only then I read it. And why is it so interesting? But the WHO rushes at full steam.
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 14 May 2020 15: 55 New
        0
        Quote: Hunter 2
        Plus - how much money the Pharmaceutical companies, all kinds of Scientific and Pseudo-scientific laboratories will raise ... in general - Everything As Always, To War - and to whom mother is dear!

        It should be so. A person living in an average civilized state will always need three things - medicine and everything around (hygiene products, protection, etc.), food (bread) and spectacles. But Apache is an interesting area - the fourth. Permits for products and services laughing
    2. ALARI
      ALARI 14 May 2020 10: 37 New
      +9
      So the power itself is in fact. Without officials, nothing is decided, especially if it brings a good income.
    3. Sayan
      Sayan 14 May 2020 10: 38 New
      +6
      Quote: NEXUS
      Well, why should I go far? In peacetime, the masks were a ruble for a bunch, and now everyone is not too lazy to sell them in bulk for a hundred apiece ... and the authorities do not react to this in any way.

      How they do not react, even how they react, they introduce a mandatory mask regime and fines for not muzzling bully
      1. Crowe
        Crowe 14 May 2020 11: 53 New
        11
        Yes, there are a lot of people who will be enriched, from pharmaceutical giants to sellers of useless muzzles.
    4. alone
      alone 14 May 2020 11: 53 New
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      Quote: NEXUS
      Well, why should I go far? In peacetime, the masks were a ruble for a bunch, and now everyone is not too lazy to sell them in bulk for a hundred apiece ... and the authorities do not react to this in any way.

      The authorities have not responded to anything for a long time ..
  2. smart fellow
    smart fellow 14 May 2020 10: 34 New
    -1
    On Medusa, it is described in detail who and how in Russia makes money on tests meduza.io/feature/2020/05/11/vseh-postaralsya-pridushit
  3. Olgovich
    Olgovich 14 May 2020 10: 34 New
    +4
    No wonder: in troubled times, nothing grows in price and demand like this noble metal.

    And not only gold: TRUE, real, not inflated, assets, for example, grain, other food products, etc., begin to be valued.
  4. carstorm 11
    carstorm 11 14 May 2020 10: 37 New
    +1
    somehow it’s strange for what reason stocks of companies selling takeaway stocks increased ... their main profit is always precisely from the network and movement in it including franchises and not deliveries. although it’s the states ... there is a food culture there and the truth is completely different.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 14 May 2020 10: 49 New
    +6
    This is an amazing phenomenon, stock and other "paper cases" !!! Content, real, is often ZERO WITHOUT STICK! Everything is based on illusions and deception ... however, it "works".
    . . You don't need a knife for a greedy
    Show him a penny
    And do with it what you want!

    As long as there are fools in the world,
    By deception, we live, therefore, with our hands.

    What a blue sky

    what a clever "fox Alice" sang it!
    1. Courier
      Courier 14 May 2020 10: 58 New
      +1
      Yes, the stock market is largely growing on the Fed doping.
      But, specifically named companies, indeed, rise in quarantine.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 14 May 2020 11: 11 New
        +2
        "Paper cases" grow and fall.
        The system is so constructed, Schaub extra money worked through them, but not always money invested, attracted will work really.
        Too much speculation and simply fraud in this area .... states, the majority, direct accomplices in these frauds and deceit.
      2. CSKA
        CSKA 14 May 2020 11: 58 New
        +2
        Quote: Courier
        Yes, the stock market is largely growing on the Fed doping.

        And the stock market to the Fed?
  6. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 14 May 2020 11: 02 New
    +2
    Who ever wins business during crises? The winners are those who have access to money. More money, more winnings. Business, or rather entrepreneurship, always loses. Local wins are almost always balanced by subsequent difficulties. Even those who finally make a vaccine or medicine will still have problems.
    But those who simply have money, not burdened by any production or sales network ... A simple example. Epidemic. It took a mask. You take money from a bottomless pocket (we allocated UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNTS, huh ...) and buy masks at a low price (and a little more you assign those that are supposed to be given out for free) and start trading them. Then you put the original amount in a bottomless pocket, and the monstrous profit - in your own. Profit!
    True, greed is a bad advisor, and more masks have been appropriated than they can sell, despite all the propaganda. Well nothing. You can, and introduce, "mask mode", sending the police to fine those who buy your goods with insufficient activity. And this is just one line of many similar ...
    In a crisis, only thieves and scammers make a profit. The more responsible you are, the more you lose, even to the point of complete ruin. The more dexterous the thief and the scammer, the greater your chances of taking the business from the entrepreneur. The crises under capitalism are a holiday of theft!
    1. Stas157
      Stas157 14 May 2020 12: 51 New
      +2
      Quote: Mikhail3
      The winners are those who have access to money.

      Those who have access to insider win. If you have information (closed from others) a lot of brains are not necessary, how to use it (in personal interests). But it so happened that whoever has an insider always has money. Big money.
      1. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 14 May 2020 13: 01 New
        +1
        I'm sorry ... I never had access to insider. But there was an insight, and now at times, no matter how I struggle with this stupidity. For example, I knew for sure that Comrade Pavlov would conduct a monetary reform. That, the first of the last. At my workplace, many listened to me, but some did not, so I acquired an implacable enemy. He blamed me for not persuading him then) But I just didn’t have the money, only the next salary, so I didn’t have any profit.
        Information in itself is nothing. Like skills, like any other potential. Money is needed, to start, to jerk, to implement. Therefore, both our and the global economy are so bad. Starting money is by no means the one who should manage it. True, the world is getting better. There is a venture investment institution. And we have recently appeared a fake of such, but there is still no venture investment.
        This is from your idea books that are about fellow travelers. Like they will use their knowledge, and immediately get rich. Bullshit is, sorry. The same Fleming was a scientist with a name, with authority, that is, so what? For two decades I could not get money for the production of penicillin, even though he had a working product! The point was from his information ...
  7. BIABIA
    BIABIA 14 May 2020 11: 14 New
    0
    Well, that’s all logical. Clothing stores, shoes are closed, as an example. In wildberries, ozon in our town there are queues on the street. It’s not their fault that they closed everything ...
  8. ZaharoFF
    ZaharoFF 14 May 2020 11: 15 New
    +3
    Any crises open spaces for crooks, thieves and scammers of all stripes.
    And the government lives on another planet, native (s).
  9. Ros 56
    Ros 56 14 May 2020 11: 30 New
    +1
    And for us what’s from this, anyway, there’s no money to buy shares. fellow
  10. Warrior MorePhoto
    Warrior MorePhoto 14 May 2020 11: 37 New
    +1
    Quote: carstorm 11
    somehow it’s strange for what reason stocks of companies selling takeaway stocks increased ... their main profit is always precisely from the network and movement in it including franchises and not deliveries. although it’s the states ... there is a food culture there and the truth is completely different.


    That's right, only this applies to McDonald's, they lost a lot, the result will only be announced later.
    But pizza is at 80% on order, and a pandemic in this case multiplied their income by several years in advance
  11. iouris
    iouris 14 May 2020 11: 56 New
    +1
    Earn - it’s gone. Purging is fun.
  12. Radikal
    Radikal 15 May 2020 02: 35 New
    0
    Get rich in a pandemic: whose stocks rise during the crisis

    Whose? winked
  13. Seld
    Seld 19 May 2020 13: 00 New
    0
    Quote: Hunter 2
    Plus - how much money the Pharmaceutical companies, all kinds of Scientific and Pseudo-scientific laboratories will raise ... in general - Everything As Always, To War - and to whom mother is dear!


    In other words, you are against pharmaceutical companies and laboratories, including and pseudoscientific. That is, you yourself purchase equipment, microscopes, reagents, rooms for free, pay a communal apartment (electricity and heating), hire a secretary (you do not need scientific personnel, you’ll do it yourself !!!!!!) and invent a vaccine , and at the same time arrange the release of masks and gloves. You are a genius!!!!!!!! And note, since the war is for you - not your mother, you have no right to earn. All at my own expense. You have it, obviously, immensely bottomless. I envy you!!!!!!!
  14. Seld
    Seld 19 May 2020 13: 07 New
    0
    Quote: Ros 56
    And for us what’s from this, anyway, there’s no money to buy shares. fellow


    What specific shares do you have no denik to buy?
    I hint: there are shares of highly profitable companies that are currently online less than 100 p ..... Do you have, say, 500 rubles? If so, easily become a shareholder.
  15. Seld
    Seld 19 May 2020 13: 24 New
    0
    Quote: Wolverine
    Quote: knn54
    Wait, when they "invent" MANDATORY vaccinations.
    Without which they won't be allowed to go to school. And they won't accept "foreign countries."
    I think that the Red Cross will do its part.
    How long can you "be silent".


    Now is the time when the worst, unreasonable and hostile come out. Medicine on the face of the WHO doctors showed their face - a conspiracy against humanity, soon this structure will be hit in the face and not only ....

    What did you want and expect from WHO? In fact, it is a community of member states that is part of the UN. There is a contribution. WHO documents are recommendatory in nature, i.e. optional for execution. WHO - does not owe anything to anyone. Go to the WHO website. In the Russian version. Everything is intelligible there ....
  16. nikvic46
    nikvic46 20 May 2020 15: 58 New
    -1
    Soon, Sberbank, together with Visa, will open stores without sellers and cash desks. And all this is presented as an achievement. In the 80s, supermarkets in Germany had such an opportunity. But unions are not allowed.