No investment sectors were left untouched by COVID-19 in 2020, and with the pandemic still raging — and vaccines unlikely to be widely available to the masses for several more months — don’t expect a drastic recovery in early 2021.
Investors, though, should be looking further ahead and considering what conditions will look like once the threat of the coronavirus recedes. Will consumer behavior shift back to pre-pandemic norms, or is the new normal here to stay? And for the millions whose finances were left in shambles by the pandemic, just how deep are the scars?
As they assess those questions, here are three industries investors should watch.