Recent news may be renewing enthusiasm for space stocks. But don’t think that the spaceship has sailed, so to speak. This month, we’ve seen successful launches from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic (NYSE:SPCE). Yet the “billionaire space race” is still only in its early stages. Both contenders appear set…

Editor’s note: This article is part of InvestorPlace.com’s Best Stocks for 2021 contest. As cliché as it sounds, it’s been a very interesting start to the year over the past six months. Looking back on the first half of 2021, we continued to see a strong market response to 2020’s pandemic-driven ride. In terms of the…

Editor’s note: This column is part of InvestorPlace.com’s Best Stocks for 2021 contest. Bob Ciura’s pick for the contest is Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) stock. Source: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com The second quarter of 2021 was defined by the continuing economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has benefited alongside the wider market, with a year-to-date…