Nasdaq Outperforms Major Indices in 1H20: ETFs to Gain

The first half of 2020 has been majorly dominated by the coronavirus pandemic. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index, however, showed some resilience to the virus attack and has managed to gain around 10% so far. However, other major stock market indices like Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index have lost around 10.3% and 6.6%, respectively, in the same period.

Even since Mar 23, when the coronavirus worries had peaked, ravaging the stock market, the Nasdaq has recouped losses and gained more than 43% against Dow Jones Industrial Average index’s recovery of around 37% and the broader S&P 500 index’s 36% rise. Going by Dow Jones Market Data, for the second time since its foundation in 1971, Nasdaq has been able to outperform peers in the middle of the year (per a MarketWatch article). The same phenomenon was last observed in 1977.

It is being widely believed that

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3 Media Firms Set to Gain From OTT Releases of Movies

Coronavirus has put the movie industry in a fix. Not only have stay-at-home orders and rapidly rising infections around the country put a hold on new projects but also made it difficult for movies to release with proper screening, given that theatres around the country are shut as well. However, filmmakers figured another way to do business as usual with an over-the-top release (OTT).

In fact, given the surge in demand for streaming services and their subscriptions during the lockdown, getting to the target audience and generating revenues via OTT isn’t a bad idea. Let’s thus take a look at some streaming services that can make the most of this trend.

Coronavirus Impacting Movie Industry

Since coronavirus confined people to their homes for a few months earlier this year, most of them took to watching shows online via their favorite streaming applications. The closure of theatres and the inability to

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