Reviewed by Sep 30, 2020| Updated on
Secular is used as a descriptive word to refer to market activities that can occur over a long period of time. It can also point to specific stocks or stock sectors that are unaffected by short-term trends.
Secular trends do not repeat in a cyclic or a seasonal fashion, but it remains consistent over time. They remain static regardless of the economic trends. When it is applied to the stock market, it turns out to be the market's overarching trend or direction for five years.
Secular trends and stocks are those that are expected to move in the same direction for a long time. Impact investing is the latest trend that is expected to remain trendy for a long time now. It is the investment in social and environmental causes for the benefit of local communities. Experts also consider firms, such as Netflix and Google parent Alphabet, secular.