Investors can relax, though, because they don't necessarily have to pick a single winner in streaming services. When thinking about streaming stocks, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is probably the first one that comes to mind. Netflix currently has 238 million subscribers in more than 190 different countries.
A tech-focused growth business like Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU), for example, will certainly look much different in five years than it does today. Let's see what investors can expect from the streaming platform by then. For those not already familiar, Roku makes digital media players for video streaming and operates a video-on-demand service.
There are several ways to look at this, but the bottom line is that investor confidence can only go so far when inflation is still rampant, and interest rates are at a 22-year high. It might take some big news to move the markets significantly in either direction, and that news is likely to be changes in interest rates. Both Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) and Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) have promising prospects ahead.