From Tesla to Workhorse, here are the 50 most popular stocks among retail investors on Robinhood

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Robinhood is hugely popular among day traders, putting it at the center of the GameStop frenzy

Robinhood has been the poster child of the commission-free trading movement that has drawn a new generation of investors into the stock market, and its user base skews heavily to Millennial and Gen Z investors. From iconic companies like Apple, to upstarts looking to disrupt whole industries, here are the top 50 stock picks among Robinhood users.

50. Workhorse

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Workhorse, the Loveland, Ohio-based electric-vehicle maker, has become a retail favorite among other auto manufacturers, like Lordstown Motors and Canoo.

49. Boeing

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Shares of the plane-maker have rallied more than 12% so far this year.

48. Zynga

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The mobile-gaming company sees more than $1 billion in sales opportunity if it expands beyond mobile games to consoles and computers, Bloomberg reported.

47. Uber

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Shares of the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company have been barely changed so far this year.

46. United Airlines

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The airline slumped amid the COVID-19 pandemic but has turned around as air travel picks back up.

45. SPDR S&P 500 ETF

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The ETF tracking the benchmark index has risen about 15% so far this year.

44. NVIDIA

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The chip and graphics card producer has rallied more than 50% year-to-date.

43. General Motors

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The automaker is among a slew of others in the industry that retail traders have rallied behind.

42. Coca-Cola

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Shares of the Atlanta-based beverage company have rebounded from a slump earlier this year.

41. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

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The exchange-traded fund has rallied 14% so far this year.

40. Norwegian Cruise Line

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The cruise industry was hit hard amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but shares of cruise operators are on the rebound as the world reopens.

39. Ideanomics

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Ideanomics, a small company focused on sustainability, has rallied alongside other meme stocks like GameStop this year.

38. Virgin Galactic

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The space tourism company has been a focus among Reddit retail traders for months. Shares soared in May after the company announced its successful test flight.

37. FuelCell Energy

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The Danbury, Connecticut-based company creates “clean, efficient and affordable fuel cell solutions,” according to its website.

36. AT&T

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The media and telecommunications company based in Dallas is among retail-trader favorites on Robinhood.

35. Moderna

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Moderna shares have rallied in recent days since the pharmaceutical company announced its COVID-19 vaccine should work against the Delta variant.

34. Starbucks

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The popular Seattle-based coffee maker recently added oat milk-based drinks to its menu.

33. Twitter

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The social-media site has been a hub for retail traders exchanging ideas this year.

32. Advanced Micro Devices

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Advanced Micro Devices, a semiconductor company, is frequently mentioned on Reddit investing threads like Wall Street Bets.

31. Canopy Growth

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The Canadian cannabis company is one of a handful of its kind that are among retail-trader favorites.

30. Facebook

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The social media behemoth is now worth more than $1 trillion after a federal judge dismissed antitrust lawsuits against the company.

29. Tilray

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The Canadian cannabis company has seen a lot of Reddit hype as retail investors look to position themselves for the possibility of legalization in the US.

28. Coinbase Global

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Coinbase was the first major cryptocurrency exchange to go public on April 14.

27. Bank of America

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Shares of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank have rallied about 36% so far this year.

26. OrganiGram

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The Canadian cannabis company is one of several retail traders have hyped up.

25. Alibaba

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Shares of the Chinese e-commerce company have fallen about 2.6% this year.

24. Netflix

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The streaming site recently launched an e-commerce store to sell items from popular shows like “The Witcher.”

23. Snap Inc.

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Shares of the social site have rallied about 35% so far this year.

22. Delta Airlines

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The airline is among several others that struggled during the pandemic but has begun to rebound.

21. Churchill Capital Corp IV

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Shares of the special-purpose acquisition company have nearly tripled in price since going public earlier this year.

20. Palantir

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Palantir CEO Alex Karp said the surveillance company is a favorite stock pick because the company respects the intelligence of the retail-trading community.

19. GoPro

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The maker of wearable cameras has rallied 38% so far this year.

18. Zomedica

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The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company is focused on helping meet the needs of veterinarians, according to its website.

17. GameStop

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GameStop was recently added to the Russell 1000 Index, a list of the largest companies based on market capitalization, thanks to its epic rally pushed by retail investors.

16. Carnival

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The cruise line industry shuttered amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but operators like Carnival are making a comeback as the pandemic recedes.

15. Aurora Cannabis

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Aurora is another Canadia cannabis company that retail traders have flocked to amid excitement over potential legalization in the US.

14. Pfizer

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The pharmaceutical company has surged in popularity, largely thanks to the production of its COVID-19 vaccine.

13. Nokia

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Nokia has been looped into the basket of meme-stocks, like GameStop and AMC, that have gripped retail-traders attention this year.

12. Plug Power

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Plug Power, based in Latham, New York, is focused on creating hydrogen fuel cells to power vehicles.

11. American Airlines

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The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline has rallied about 35% year-to-date.

10. Amazon

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The e-commerce giant is among the biggest companies in the world with a $1.7 trillion market capitalization.

9. Microsoft

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Microsoft is among the largest companies in the world with a $2 trillion market capitalization.

8. Disney

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Shares of the media and entertainment conglomerate have dropped about 3% so far this year.

7. NIO

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The Chinese electric-vehicle maker has rallied more than 600% in the past year.

6. General Electric

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Shares of the long-time company have been on the rise this year, rallying about 25%.

5. Ford

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The legacy automaker garnered attention earlier this year when President Joe Biden floored one of its electric trucks.

4. Sundial Growers

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Sundial, among other Canadian cannabis companies, is a favorite among retail traders.

3. AMC Entertainment

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AMC Entertainment became a retail-trader favorite earlier this year, and led a rally in memes last month amid renewed interest in meme stocks.

2. Apple

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The iPhone maker is the most valuable company in the world with a market cap of more than $2 trillion.

1. Tesla

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Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has captured retail-trader attention in both his company and in the realm of cryptocurrencies.

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Norwegian has unveiled a new cruise ship complete with a food hall, Starbucks, and its largest staterooms ever – see inside

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The new Norwegian Prima.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its latest ship: Prima.
  • The new vessel has several of the company’s firsts, including a unique food hall and glass bridges.
  • The new vessel, with Norwegian’s largest-ever staterooms, will begin sailing in the summer of 2022.
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Norwegian Cruise Line has unveiled its latest cruise ship: the Norwegian Prima.

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The new Norwegian Prima.

“As we emerge from this global crisis, this announcement marks a strong sign of hope for the cruise sector,” Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, the Italian shipbuilder that constructed the Norwegian Prima, said in a press release.

The announcement comes at a hopeful time for the cruise industry.

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The Haven Sundeck aboard the Norwegian Prima.

On May 5, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on how cruise lines should go about trial voyages. These test trips are meant to precede the COVID-19 Conditional Sailing Certificate needed to resume passenger sailings again after a year of no large cruise ships in US waters.

However, cruise lines that can prove that 98% of its crew and 95% of passengers are vaccinated will be allowed to skip these trial sailings.

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The stern of the Norwegian Prima.

This may include Norwegian, which plans to require vaccinations.

Norwegian’s new Prima ship is the first of six upcoming vessels under the cruise line’s new “Prima Class,” its first new class in almost a decade.

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An oceanview room aboard the Norwegian Prima.

The new ship is aptly named after the Italian word for “first.”

This new ship will be able to accommodate 3,215 guests.

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The food hall aboard the Norwegian Prima.

In total, it’ll stretch 965 feet long and will weigh 142,500 tons.

The new ship will have features that have never been seen on previous Norwegian ships, such as a food hall, two glass bridges, and a decorated hull.

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The Haven Sundeck aboard the Norwegian Prima.

It’ll also have more outdoor and pool deck space than any other Norwegian ship.

Prima will also have Norwegian’s first “Ocean Boulevard” section filled with different leisure and entertainment options.

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The food hall aboard the Norwegian Prima.

This 44,000-square-foot “boulevard” will wrap around the eighth deck and will be lined with views of the ocean.

One of the boulevard’s offerings will include the Indulge Food Hall, Norwegian’s first food hall concept.

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The food hall aboard the Norwegian Prima.

This take-out dining hub will have 11 eateries, beverage shops, and dessert offerings.

Craving a Starbucks coffee, southern American comfort food, or Thai noodle dishes? Just head to Indulge.

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The food hall aboard the Norwegian Prima.

The food hall will also have an Indian eatery, a salad bar, a Tapas “food truck,” and an ice cream shop.

If you’d rather dine in, you can head to one of Ocean Boulevard’s three restaurants, which will all be equipped with both indoor and outdoor tables.

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The stern of the Norwegian Prima.

The three establishments include the Onda By Scarpetta, Los Lobos, and the Local Bar and Grill.

Onda by Scarpetta – which will serve up modern Italian meals – is also available on the Norwegian Encore and Spirit ships.

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The Onda by Scarpetta restaurant aboard the Norwegian Prima.

If you’re craving Mexican food, you might want to opt for Los Lobos instead. But if you’re in the mood for an “upscale beach club atmosphere,” head to the Local Bar and Grill, which has cocktails and American food.

Not in the mood for a meal on Ocean Boulevard?

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The Norwegian Prima’s “The Concourse.”

The boulevard will also have “The Concourse,” an art and sculpture garden with seven pieces valued at a total of over $2 million, according to the cruise line.

Ocean Boulevard also has leisure areas that cater to guests who’d rather spend a relaxing afternoon by the pool.

Ocean Boulevard aboard the Norwegian Prima.
The Ocean Boulevard aboard the Norwegian Prima.

This includes the boulevard’s two infinity pools, two glass bridges for unique views of the water, and the La Terraza lounge.

Guests can book a stay inside a stateroom or one of Prima’s 13 types of suites, including the biggest three-bedroom suites “of any new cruise ship,” according to Norwegian.

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An oceanview room aboard the Norwegian Prima.

Prima’s inside, oceanview, and balcony staterooms will be larger than the ones aboard any other Norwegian ship.

If you’re looking for more luxury, you could book one of the 107 “Haven” suites.

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The living room of the Norwegian Prima’s Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite.

These passengers will have access to Haven-only areas, including private elevators exclusively for Haven guests.

Haven guests can also access a shared sundeck with an infinity pool, and an outdoor spa with a sauna and cold room.

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The hot tub on the balcony of the Norwegian Prima’s Haven Deluxe Owner’s Suite.

There’s also a Haven restaurant and a combination lounge and bar.

Norwegian Prima’s future itineraries are already available on Norwegian’s website.

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An oceanview room aboard the Norwegian Prima.

The new vessel will spend the summer, fall, and winter of 2022 and 2023 in Europe, the UK, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. 

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A sold-out music festival aboard a Norwegian cruise ship is set to sail later this year

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The Rock Boat cruise in 2020.

  • Sixthman’s Rock Boat music festival aboard a Norwegian cruise ship will sail in November.
  • Like Sixthman’s other upcoming “festivals at sea,” the five-day Rock Boat XXI is sold out.
  • The cruise will take passengers from Miami to the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.
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In the US, cruise trips and music festivals have been nowhere to be seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, one company, Sixthman, is looking to bring both back by November in the form of a rock music festival aboard a Norwegian cruise ship.

Sixthman specializes in “festivals at sea.” This includes the Rock Boat, an annual themed “floating music festival.” In years past, artists like Brandi Carlile, the Plain White T’s, and the Zac Brown Band have graced the cruise’s stage. This year, the festival’s 21st trip – which will sail with a “classic video game” theme – will include artists like Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Switchfoot, and American Authors.

Read more: COVID-19 has created a once-in-a-lifetime crisis for Carnival and Royal Caribbean, but after surviving hijackings and shipwrecks, the industry looks unsinkable

The idea of attending a music festival aboard a crowded cruise ship may still seem difficult for some people to digest. However, not everyone’s been feeling this hesitancy: the Rock Boat XXI, set for early November, is already sold out.

Cruising logistics

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The Rock Boat in 2016.

Prices for the November 7 to 12 cruise range between $695 to $9,451 per person depending on the room’s size and the number of occupants.

Like any normal cruise, the Rock Boat will bring its passengers from Miami to locations in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic. Sixthman also has the benefit of being a subsidiary of Norwegian. This means the festival gets to sail on the cruise line’s Norwegian Jewel ship, which is full of classic cruising amenities like a spa, swimming pools, a casino, and bars, all accessible to its festival-going passengers.

According to Diaz, Norwegian provides Sixthman with the support needed to turn a cruise ship into a music festival venue.

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A previous Rock Boat cruise.

“This ship will sail with maybe 2,200 or 2,300 rock boater, but there’s another 1,000 Norwegian crew members that are there to serve the guests, and they embrace these concepts with us,” Anthony Diaz, CEO of Sixthman, told Insider in an interview.

Operating under Norwegian also means the five-day music festival will have to follow the cruise line’s COVID-19 safety protocols. Right now, this means health screenings, improved air filtration and sanitation, and “responsible social distancing.” But by November, these protocols could look different.

“We won’t jeopardize the experience,” Diaz said. “We will adhere to the protocols in place when it’s time to sail, and … if those inhibit the experience we feel is best for not just Rock Boaters, but all Sixthman events, then we’ll make decisions based on that.”

Rock Boaters are eager to cruise again

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The Rock Boat cruise in 2020.

In the past few months, pent-up demand for travel has led cruise lines to see record-setting bookings days and sold-out cruises. This year’s Rock Boat falls right in line with this pattern of cruising popularity: the trip officially sold out on March 3 after pre-sales launched in February 2020, and public sales began late August.

In years past, the festival has sold out through pre-sales alone. But in 2020, the company had to face an obvious disruptor.

“We were probably on trend to sell out just as quickly this year, so had the pandemic not happened, it probably would’ve been another quick sellout,” Jen Wedick, creative manager of Sixthman told Insider in an interview.

Much of this popularity stems from its loyal customers, which typically range between 35 to 60 years old. About 80% of passengers on this upcoming cruise have previously attended a Rock Boat festival.

“This Rock Boat community has been together for 20 years, so they’re just as interested in going to see each other,” Wedick said. “When we’re on land from year-to-year, they’re together every weekend at shows and their little regional pockets. So the fact they haven’t had that for a year, they want to all see each other as much as the event itself.”

It’s not just guests: artists also look forward to the cruise

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This year’s Rock Boat lineup.

The festival normally sails in January but was inevitably pushed back to November due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, when conversations around rescheduling first began, there was “zero hesitation [from artists] about postponing because they’ve come to appreciate the value of these types of events,” Diaz said.

Like the cruise’s guests, Rock Boat’s artist retention rate is high. According to Wedick, this is because the festival allows artists and fans to connect with each other in a way that can’t be done with “concerts at home.”

“[Guests] really get immersed in the world of the artist,” Diaz said. “The artist forms tighter bonds with the guests, the guests form incredibly tight bonds with each other, and then even the other artists are in bonds with the other artists,”

Sixthman’s events have generally been selling “well”

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The Rock Boat cruise in 2020.

Sixthman’s niche of “festivals at sea” spans past the Rock Boat’s rocking theme. The company’s 2021 sailings currently cross a wide variety of industries, from “Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea: Triple Whammy” wrestling cruise, to the “Kiss Kruise X” featuring Kiss, to a Broadway cruise.

The obvious common denominator between all of these events is the cruising aspect. As a result, its business was obviously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which ultimately halted cruises around the world.

“In the midst of the worst part of the pandemic in May, June, and July of last year, we moved events forward, put them back on sale, let people get refunds should they choose, and then sold most of them out again,” Diaz said. “Then we realized, ‘okay, we have a business, it’s just going to take a year off.'”

So far, this initial realization has been correct. Like the Rock Boat, bookings for the company’s events are currently strong, with sailings either selling out or selling “well,” Diaz said.

“We’re really ready and craving to get back out there, whatever ‘out there’ means,” Diaz said. “Our guests want to get back out together at sea on vacation.”

Are you a cruise industry employee or have a cruise industry story to share? Contact this reporter at bchang@insider.com.

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