Building Freetrade

Brand new stocks: fashion brands, gold miners, and SPACs

David Kimberley

July 23, 2020

David Kimberley

100 stocks inc. Avis, Tripadvisor, Goodyear, AMC Entertainment, Denny’s

There’s a lot to cover under this week’s stocks and shares additions, so let’s dive straight in. 


Fashion brands 👠

These famous fashion brands are now available on your Freetrade app:

  • American Eagle $AEO — A famous fashion company that sells jeans, shirts, boots and accessories.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch $ANF — The Sloane Rangers’ favourite fashion brand. They also own Hollister and have stores across the globe.
  • Guess? $GES — A fashion brand for men and women, this company also makes perfumes, watches and shoes.
  • L Brands $LB — You may not have heard of this holding company but it owns Victoria’s Secret, PINK and Bath & Body Works.


Mining companies ⛏️

It may seem primitive but digging up stuff from the ground is still big business. Especially if that stuff is shiny and expensive. Here are some of the new mining stocks available on Freetrade.

  • Hecla Mining $HL — This company is one of the biggest silver producers in North America. It also operates some gold mines.
  • Harmony Gold Mining $HMY — As its name suggests, this company mines for gold. It has operations in Africa and Asia.
  • AngloGold Ashanti $AU — A major gold mining business, with active mines in four continents.
  • Sibanye Gold $SBSW — This firm mines for precious metals, including gold, platinum and palladium. It has been ranked as the largest platinum producer in the world.


What exactly is a special purpose acquisition company?


Before we discuss this next batch of stocks, a little explainer.

SPACs are publicly-traded investment vehicles whose goal is to acquire or merge with a company from the proceeds of its own IPO, sometimes called a reverse merger. You can read more about SPACs in our detailed guide.

SPACs are often focused on acquiring a business in a specific industry, like a tech firm or green energy business.

It’s important to remember that, unless it has performed a reverse merger, a SPAC is not like a traditional company. They have no business to run, they’re purely there to try and invest in another business and merge with it.

SPACs 

Here are the SPACs that are now available on the Freetrade app:

  • Tortoise Acquisition Corp $SHLL — This SPAC went public in 2019. It recently completed a merger with Hyliion, a company that makes hybrid engines and green energy vehicles.
  • Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp II $IPOB — This SPAC went public in April 2020. It’s goal is to invest in US technology businesses. 
  • Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp III $IPOC — This SPAC went public in April 2020. It’s goal is to invest in technology businesses outside of the US.


Planes, hotels and automobiles

Some big names in the travel industry have been added:

  • Avis $CAR — A famous car rental company, founded in Michigan in 1946. It also owns Zipcar and Budget Car Rental.
  • Tripadvisor $TRIP— This firm lets tourists and other people in the travel industry discuss different topics on its website. It also lets people book flights, hotels, restaurants and tourist activities.
  • Hyatt Hotels Corp $H — Not only is it the proud owner of a single-character stock ticker, Hyatt also has a portfolio of 20 brands, spanning over 900 global properties.
  • JetBlue Airways Corp $JBLU — One of the top 10 airlines in the US by passenger volume, this low cost carrier flew over 40m passengers in 2019.


Other notable additions

  • AMC Entertainment $AMC — This company is a major player in the global cinema business. It owns Odeon cinemas in the UK and runs a huge chain of eponymous movie theatres in the US. 
  • Goodyear $GT — As famous as a tire manufacturer can be, this firm makes tires for planes, cars and trucks.
  • Dennys $DENN — Originally a donut store, this firm now runs a huge franchisee network of diners, with locations across the world, including 1,600 in the US alone.
  • IAC/Interactivecorp $IAC — Another holding company you may not have heard of, but you’ve likely used one of their internet businesses like Vimeo, Investopedia and The Daily Beast.
  • Mattel Inc $MAT — The real life Toy Story. This company makes iconic toys like Barbie, Bob the Builder and Hot Wheels. 🔥


Join the discussion on the forum and see the full list of stocks.

This should not be read as personal investment advice and individual investors should make their own decisions or seek independent advice. This article has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and is considered a marketing communication.


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