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Stocks & ETFs for Summer Travel Surge

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  • (1:15) - Breaking Down The Recent Stock Market Volatility: The Year of Fear
  • (7:00) - Can The Fed Achieve A Soft Landing To Avoid Economic Damage?
  • (12:20) - Finding Opportunities In A Down Market
  • (17:40) - How Should Investors Use Inverse and Leverage Investing Products?
  • (22:50) - Will The Travel Industry See A Large Bounce Back?
  • (30:30) - Defiance Airline, Hotel & Cruise Line ETF: CRUZ
  • (34:00) - What Is An NFT and Should You Be Investing?
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In this episode of ETF Spotlight, I speak with Sylvia Jablonski, CEO and CIO at Defiance ETFs, about the broader market and travel stocks.

Major indexes are jumping today after a brutal week as concerns related to higher rates, inflation, economic slowdown, and supply chain disruptions continue to weigh on investor sentiment.

It remains to be seen whether the Fed will succeed in taming inflation without causing any serious economic harm. At the same time, many high-quality companies with stable cash flows, sound business models and strong pricing power look quite attractive at current valuations.

Sylvia likes names like Apple (AAPL - Free Report) , Microsoft (MSFT - Free Report) and NVIDIA (NVDA - Free Report) for long-term investing. She also likes travel stocks including airlines, hotels and cruise operators that are poised to benefit from the pent-up demand.

This summer is expected to be the busiest travel season since the start of the pandemic. As consumers remain flush with cash, they are willing to pay higher prices. Lifting of Covid related restrictions is also helping travel stocks.

Delta Air Lines (DAL - Free Report) reported that it returned to profitability in March. Its management said travel demand is so strong that the company has been able to offset fuel costs through higher fares. Hotel giants like Marriott (MAR - Free Report) also report a boom in travel demand.

The Defiance Hotel, Airline, and Cruise ETF (CRUZ - Free Report) holds airline, hotel, and cruise stocks. Marriott, Hilton (HLT - Free Report) and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH - Free Report) are its top holdings currently.

Tune in to the podcast to learn more.

Make sure to be on the lookout for the next edition of ETF Spotlight! If you have any comments or questions, please email podcast@zacks.com.