4 Entertainment Stocks to Buy Ahead of Christmas

| December 3, 2019

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Investors who wish to make the most of the upcoming Christmas holiday season should consider investing in companies that offer entertainment services. After all, as the festive season picks up pace, more Americans will opt to take a break and engage in leisure activities. In addition, a low-interest rate environment and rise in personal income make it ideal for consumers to splurge this month. The music industry has been booming in recent years. After all, the streaming service offerings of Apple Inc. AAPL and Spotify Technology S.A. SPOT have given a new direction to music companies by limiting setbacks such as the piracy of music and declining sales of physical products.

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Awesomeness is a leading multi-platform media company defining the future of entertainment. Included under the Awesomeness banner are AwesomenessTV, a leading destination for original programming serving the global Gen Z audience, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV, and Awestruck. Investors include Comcast NBCUniversal, Verizon and Hearst.

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Netflix reigns over Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Disney+ as most popular streaming service

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With America at home, Facebook, Google make moves to win more of gaming market

Article | April 9, 2020

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Awesomeness is a leading multi-platform media company defining the future of entertainment. Included under the Awesomeness banner are AwesomenessTV, a leading destination for original programming serving the global Gen Z audience, Awesomeness Films, DreamWorksTV, and Awestruck. Investors include Comcast NBCUniversal, Verizon and Hearst.

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