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Feb 22, 2021

Scott Helfstein, executive director of thematic investing at ProShares, says the big investment themes of 2020 -- stay-at-home/work-from home, cloud computing, cyber security, remote technologies, streaming, gaming and e-commerce among them -- were driven less by consumer sentiment than by underlying fundamentals, and that solid footing will keep those sectors rolling even as the economy emerges from the pandemic over the course of 2021. Also on the show, Ron Ruffinott of Toluna discusses a survey on when Americans will be ready to get back out for travel, when they will revisit shopping malls and more, David Trainer of New Constructs discusses the importance of reading footnotes to find where companies exploit accounting loopholes, and Andy Braun of the Pax World Large Cap fund talks ESG investing in brand-name companies in the Market Call.