Got $3,000? Buy These 3 Top Cloud Computing Stocks Right Now

The digital transformation in the business world was already well underway when 2020 began, but the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a notable spike in the rate at which organizations adopted cloud computing. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) was a pioneer in this tech realm, and its Amazon Web Services (AWS) is still winning the largest slice of the business in it with about a third of the cloud infrastructure market. But investors who focus narrowly on the market leader risk missing out on an ever-growing list of opportunities in this fast-growing sector.

The advent of the cloud has created a host of new opportunities, and the companies that are taking the best advantage of them can provide excellent long-term gains for savvy investors. Let’s consider a few of cloud computing’s biggest business segments, and the companies that are the clear winners in each area.

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3 Hot Stocks to Buy in February

With the potential for another big government stimulus package and investors worried about inflation and rising asset prices, lots of people are looking for smart places to put their money right now. Volatility stemming from coronavirus vaccine complications and the GameStop situation kicking off short-squeeze mania has made the outlook more complicated, and the S&P 500 index has now slipped into negative territory on the year.

However, there are still great stocks on the market with big room for growth, and consistent investors with a steady approach should be able to seize opportunities created by the uncertainty. With that in mind, read on for a look at three hot stocks that could deliver huge returns for shareholders over the long term. 

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1. Fiverr International

If you were starting a small business and wanted a logo made quickly and inexpensively, there’s a good chance you could find

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3 Top Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy Now

It’s easy for good opportunities in mid-cap stocks to go unnoticed by investors. Stocks with a market capitalization between $2 billion and $10 billion are sort of tweeners by definition. They often don’t get the attention in the press that the market giants get, and they also can be overlooked by investors searching the small-cap universe for the giants of tomorrow.

But the best mid-cap stocks are proven businesses on their way to becoming large companies. They’ve already graduated from small-company status. While they may still be prioritizing investment for growth over making profits, they usually have mature business models that savvy investors can recognize as winning formulas.

The three stocks below are established businesses that are performing well in today’s challenging business environment. One is a conservative choice and two are growing at breakneck speed, but all three are well positioned to succeed in 2021, regardless of the speed

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2 Turnaround Stocks to Buy for 2021

The management teams of package delivery company UPS (NYSE:UPS) and multi-industry industrial 3M (NYSE:MMM) are in a hurry. Both are enacting significant changes to their businesses with the aim of improving performance. As such, their stocks represent excellent buying opportunities for value-oriented investors. Here’s why.


Surging e-commerce volumes, particularly in business to consumer (B2C) deliveries to residential deliveries bring about opportunities, but also challenges, for UPS. In common with FedEx (NYSE:FDX), UPS has enjoyed strong e-commerce-related volume growth in recent years. That’s undoubtedly a positive, but it also has some negatives as well:

  • UPS and FedEx have seen margin challenges due to surging B2C deliveries as, among other issues, inefficiently packaged and bulky deliveries are costly to deliver to residential addresses. 
  • Both companies have been forced to increase capital expenditures to expand/upgrade their delivery networks in order to service e-commerce growth.


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