The headlines aren't pretty these days. Between sniper attacks and the rumblings of war, if you're thinking twice before wishing your loved ones goodnight or looking over your shoulder as you pull into a gas station, you're not alone.
The stock market, of course, is not immune to the world around it. But while you've seen a good deal of money pour into defense contractors, such as Northrop Grumman
In many ways, the trend of folks staying at home hasn't had the same impact in all sectors. Think more people have pizza delivered to their door? Not quite. Last week, Papa John's
However, online transactions are on the rise -- though it's hard to pick out how much of those gains are a direct result of consumers clamoring for in-home safety and convenience. Analysts expect Amazon
But the couch-potato plays are offline, too. Assuming we want beer and chips as we ease into our trusty Barcaloungers, Anheuser-Busch
So, yes, home is indeed where the heart is. And for now, at least, it's also where you'll find the pocketbook.