Top 5 Sectors to Invest in 2021

Top 5 Sectors to Invest in 2021

2021-08-12 • Updated

If you invest in stocks, you should have a well-diversified portfolio that can withstand all kinds of market shocks. One of the approaches to create one is to pick the best stocks from various sectors. Thus, in this article, we will discuss the sectors with the highest potential to grow in the future.

Tech

It’s all about tech these days. It’s hard to find any sector which is not connected to the technologies. The financial sector has already become fintech, pharma industry – biotech, etc. Besides, the remote work and stay-at-home regime speeded up the digitalization in the whole world and boosted tech stocks, most of which are still rallying up.

For example, Amazon, a unique company, which is engaged in all the top tech industries: e-commerce, streaming services, and cloud computing. However, it has slowed down in 2021 as the coronavirus restrictions were eased.

Google and Facebook gained the most as their main source of revenue comes from advertising. There were not so many companies wishing to pay for advertising during the Covid-19 crisis, but now companies have recovered and are ready to invest in ads. Good for Facebook and Google!

Nvidia is up nearly 50% in 2021, despite many challenges. The company has been unable to meet consumer demand because of the global chip shortage. Nevertheless, Nvidia has managed to show record revenue for the first quarter. The next earnings report will be out on August 18.

Stocks

Year-to-date performance

Google

57.19%

Nvidia

50.89% 

Facebook

31.78% 

Health Care

The pharma industry has always had a high potential to grow, but the pandemic has boosted this sector even more and as a result, attracted many new investors especially vaccine producers. The top biotech stocks are Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer, BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson. Let’s look at how much they have gained this year so far.

Stocks

Year-to-date performance

BioNTech

410.92%              

Moderna

337.22%              

Novavax

106.45%

Pfizer

30.92% 

Gilead

18.85% 

Financials

Visa will rise due to the surging consumer spending and usage of its products. The more capital is circulating in its system – the better.

Banks are going to rise due to the increased return of capital and the upcoming rates hikes. Wells Fargo has surged this year by over 65% after being pressed down during the Covid-19 pandemic. It rocketed after the Fed approved the bank's risk management and governance overhaul plan.

Stocks

Year-to-date performance

Wells Fargo

67.86%                      

Goldman Sachs

56.95% 

Bank of America

38.40% 

Visa

7.47%   

Winners of infrastructure bill

The US Senate has passed Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package. $550 billion will be spent on roads, water systems, and most importantly, the electrical grid. Who will win? Materials, industrial sectors, and electric vehicles.

Stocks

Year-to-date performance

General Motors

30.33% 

General Electric

22.73% 

Ford

18.45%

3M

15.32% 

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