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Beating COVID-19 With The Pacer BioThreat Strategy ETF (Podcast Transcript) (NYSE:ALTL)

Editors’ Note: This is the transcript of the podcast we posted last week. Please note that due to time and audio constraints, transcription may not be perfect. We encourage you to listen to the podcast, embedded below, if you need any clarification. We hope you enjoy.

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Jonathan Liss: Welcome to Let’s Talk ETFs. I’m your host Jonathan Liss, and I’ve been closely tracking the ETF space for more than 13 years through a variety of roles here at seekingalpha.com. Each week, a different guests and I will take an in-depth look at a particular aspect of the rapidly evolving exchange traded fund space with a focus on how investors can best utilize ETFs to reach their investing goals.

Before we begin, a brief disclaimer, this podcast is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Nothing said here should be

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Chart shows Google is still beating Amazon in a key area of e-commerce

  • Amazon might be the largest e-commerce retailer in the world, but Google is still top of the funnel when consumers are doing their research, according to a new survey.
  • The findings have analysts optimistic for Google’s potential in e-commerce, a space it’s been playing catch-up in for many years.
  • Morgan Stanley analysts also reveal three other reasons they’re bullish on Google: YouTube, Cloud, and a travel sector set for recovery.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A top Wall Street analyst recently said Google had become less relevant in e-commerce since the pandemic – but new research shows that Google is still the dominant player in one key area of online spending.

Morgan Stanley analysts conducted a survey of US consumers with AlphaWise and discovered that 50% of people researching products are still visiting Google and YouTube first, compared to 26% who prioritize Amazon. 

The survey also found that

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Twin Cities short-term rental market takes a beating: ‘Our whole business shifted’

On a good month, the upper floor of Michael and Krista Browne’s Minneapolis duplex near the University of Minnesota and Stone Arch Bridge could pull in $2,750 to $3,000 as an Airbnb rental. For the Brownes and many other vacation rental owners in the Twin Cities, there haven’t been many good months this year.

“We were spending money to manage month to month, but not seeing income,” said Krista Browne.

This spring, when COVID-19 slammed the brakes on travel and cancellations exceeded new bookings, Browne grew weary of the uncertainty. She turned the Airbnb into a long-term rental that now fetches only $1,800 a month, upending the couple’s plans to convert the 1,000 square-foot unit they occupied into a short-term rental that would help fund the purchase of a house — they have a toddler and she’s pregnant with twins.

“Our whole business shifted,” she said. “We had to get

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