If Halloween is one of you favorite holidays, then you are in luck. According to the National Retail Federation, there is $9.1 Billion in Halloween spending planned for this year by consumers. Any time there is a spending spree, we look for investing opportunities! We have some ideas of how you can possibly capitalize on your love of all things spooky this season.
Candy & Costume Love
9 out of 10 Halloween celebrants plan on buying candy this Halloween, which means there are plenty of investing opportunities if you think popular candy companies could profit from this influx of cash. Here are a few:
- The Hershey Company (HSY): With popular Halloweens candy like KitKat, Reese’s and Twizzler’s under their belt, Hershey’s is certainly a name you will be seeing in your candy bucket this year.
- Nestle (NSRGY): Nestle sells Baby Ruth, 100 Grand and Butterfinger (our fave). They also own Libby’s Pumpkin – a.k.a that can of pumpkin most buy around Thanksgiving and Halloween to make their pumpkin pies.
- Marvel & Disney (DIS): The number one costume for children in 2017 is a superhero according to NRF stats. Disney princess & action star costumes are always big with the kiddos as well.
- Walmart (WMT): Where do people usually go to buy all of the candy and costumes? Walmart is a Halloween powerhouse with a wide assortment of Halloween supplies and 47% of shoppers plan to visit a discount store like Walmart.
Along Came a SPDR 🕷🕸
Have you wanted to buy an ETF but you’re not sure where to start? Own a piece of the market and get in the Halloween spirit by picking out a SPDR ETF like SPY which tracks the S&P 500, or DIA which tracks the Dow Jones Industrial Average. And if you are more of a fan of companies like Vanguard or iShares, we have over 150+ ETFs available on Stockpile (with more being added every week).