5 Long-Term Trends You Should Be Invested In

Adoption is faster in Europe because of government mandates and ambitious targets for CO2 emissions.

Stocks: Tesla (TSLA - Free Report) is the obvious one here but its shares are overvalued. Among traditional players, both Peugeot (PUGOY) and General Motors (GM - Free Report) are good choices. Peugeot EVs are already popular, particularly in Europe. GM is also in the race and expects to have 20 models by 2023.

Increased focus on health and wellness

The rising cost of healthcare has made it increasingly obvious that prevention is a better way to deal with health issues. Health insurance companies really want you to take care of your health. And consumers to have grown much more aware. If anything, the pandemic has strengthened this trend.

When buying food for example, you are checking labels to see if the food is natural (no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors), organic, non-GMO, whether it contains the fattening high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), whether it’s gluten-free, etc. Some would even check for plant-based, grass-fed, A2 or soy-free. This wasn’t the case a few years back. And a few years down the line, there will be even greater awareness. So the trend will strengthen.

The layer that the pandemic introduced is food-at-home. While restaurants are not going out of trend (many people are just dying to get back out there), there is greater awareness of the risks. So some of the strength that grocers are seeing is going to stay.

The focus on the right kind of food is developing into broader trend that also includes daily exercise, better sleeping habits and so on.

Stocks: Grocers SpartanNash (SPTN) and Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) look good here. SpartanNash is in the food distribution business, both to its own and other retail outlets, to e-commerce companies and military commissaries. Sprouts has its own retail stores that are geared to target health enthusiasts and novelty-seekers that are increasing by the day.

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