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IN MEMORIAM: Rest in Peace My Beautiful Nephew Joshua. Also, Separately, Here Are the Five Stocks to Watch This Week

“If one day the speed kills me, don’t cry, because I was smiling.” – Paul Walker

On December 30th, 2020, my nephew Joshua Beldfield passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him. He was 16.

Also that week, people across the country started receiving their second round of stimulus checks. As with any sudden windfall, many Americans find themselves looking to make some smart investments. If you happen to be one of those folks, then look no further – here are my Hot! Hot! Picks of the Week:

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – With the news that Microsoft has reached out to AMD for help with production of their latest console, now’s a great time to get in ahead of the curve!

Netflix (NFLX) – While it’s definitely not news, Netflix has been performing incredibly well since Q2 (y’know, what with the PANDEMIC and all!) and is expected to continue doing so. It’s a safe bet, for sure.

Target Corp (TGT) – After reporting incredible Q3 earnings (likely due to their robust contactless order system), Target stock is showing no signs of slowing down. Buy!

Nautilus (NLS) – With several at-home fitness equipment brands under their umbrella (uh, does the name ‘BOWFLEX’ ring any bells!?), Nautilus is another company that’s done well in the climate of this past year and is a solid buy.

Before we get into my final Hot! Hot! Pick of the Week, I’d like to take a moment to say a few words about Joshua. He was a flame; burning bright and giving light to the darkness in our lives. He found joy in the minutiae of life, never hesitating to stop and smell roses in all their forms. His legacy is one of love; of warmth. I only pray he knew just how positive of an impact he made on those around him, and how profoundly he’ll be missed.

Walt Disney Co (DIS) – Would any list be complete without this media juggernaut? They’ve managed to excel during the pandemic thanks to the introduction of Disney+ (‘Mandalorian’ season 2 anyone?) and are definitely a company to keep your eye on right now. Buy, buy, buy!