Tag: Commentary/Opinion

Google investors: Unsure about what to do amid antitrust charges? Well, better get used to it

Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Associated Press Alphabet Inc. investors have been through government investigations before and not suffered too much damage, but now...

Charting a successful technical test, S&P 500 nails the breakout point

Technically speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks continue to digest an October breakout amid still bullish bigger-picture price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and...

Value stocks are poised to crush growth stocks after the presidential election

Value investing, which has been maligned for years, is about to come back in style. Why would there be a return to favor after underperforming...

Here are Wall Street’s favorite stocks for an election-relief rally

Until Election Day, and maybe for a few weeks afterward if voting results are disputed, expect warnings about stock market volatility. But history has shown...

How did Intel lose its Silicon Valley crown?

Intel Corp. is still the dominant provider of chips for personal computers and servers, but its reign as the chip king of Silicon Valley has...

Early decision is good for colleges, but is it good for you?

In November, even in the midst of COVID19, high school seniors will face deadlines for submitting applications under colleges’ early admissions plans. Early admissions has...

Deaths from dementia are up 20% this summer — here’s what you can do to help a loved one

iStockphoto Deaths from dementia during the summer of 2020 are nearly 20% higher than the number of dementia-related deaths during that time in previous years, and experts don’t...

Apple makes 5G iPhone seem like a good value, which could be a huge signal boost

Apple Inc. priced its new iPhones on par with its last generation of smartphones Tuesday, and surprisingly put forth a value proposition for consumers that...

An AMD-Xilinx deal would be fraught with more risk than the Nvidia-Arm tie-up

Nvidia’s announcement a month ago of a plan to acquire Arm Holdings for $40 billion was followed last week by reports of another towering deal...

An autoimmune-like antibody response is linked with severe COVID-19

AFP via Getty Images In the earliest days of the pandemic, many immunologists, including me, assumed that patients who produced high quantities of antibodies early...

How real leadership from Trump could have helped a nation under threat from the deadly coronavirus

Donald Trump has gotten used to believing that he can shape reality as he pleases. When things don’t go to his liking — whether it’s...

Charting a bullish Q4 start: S&P 500 extends rally from major support

Broadly speaking, the major U.S. benchmarks are off to a constructive October start, reclaiming key technical levels. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted...

The case for Trump – MarketWatch

MarketWatch photo illustration/Getty Images, iStockphoto The president’s primary responsibilities are to protect national security and enable inclusive prosperity. President Donald Trump’s record and former Vice...

Let Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk make billions. Just force them to share a little with the rest of us

In July the internet went nuts when Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, made $13 billion in one day, according to Bloomberg. Typical was the response...

Professional investors have their eye on these eight stocks as the used-car market in the U.S. moves online

The big talk in the auto industry has been around electric cars and their eventual role in autonomous driving. But the used-vehicle market in the...

Why this frustrated value stock pro sees shades of 1999 in the market now — and bargains in the future

A year ago, I said the U.S. stock market was “partying like it’s 1999.” I was off by a year. Last year was missing the...

Stock market is at the start of a selloff, says veteran trader Larry Williams

Attention, investors: Spooky times are on the way for the stock market. You should trust your instincts if you’re nervous because of the wobbly action...

Weekend reads: Ray Dalio on what business and political leaders must do to keep the U.S. from splintering

Ray Dalio is a billionaire fund manager. He’s an ardent capitalist but sees an imbalance that threatens the U.S., which he calls a “75-year empire”...

It’s time for income-seeking investors to take a fresh look at these 28 utility stocks

Corrected to include Dominion Energy’s dividend-cut announcement in July. Utility stocks are being left behind as equity indexes have risen to records and bond yields...

IPO like it’s 1999: Snowflake and other software stocks pop as market nears dot-com-boom levels

As the importance of cloud software has grown in the global pandemic, cloud-software companies have become the most stark example of initial public offerings reaching...

What Snowflake and JFrog are telling us about the IPO market now vs. 1999

The IPO market hasn’t been this hot since the top of the internet bubble two decades ago. You’re probably already aware of individual examples earlier...

A record number of Americans are renouncing their citizenship — here’s why

“You’ve earned the most prized, treasured, cherished, and priceless possession anywhere in the world,” he told the five new United States citizens. “It’s called American...

The COVID-19 pandemic is about to enter its most treacherous phase

BERKELEY, Calif. (Project Syndicate)—April marked the most dramatic and, some would say, dangerous phase of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States. Deaths were spiking,...

To fix problems with credit reporting, we need a better government watchdog, not Biden’s idea of new public credit bureau

This poorly thought-out proposal, which sounds more Bernie than Joe, amounts to a blunt and uncalled-for government takeover of a flawed but largely functioning private...

Higher rates for upper-income folks and a bigger child credit — what Joe Biden’s tax plan could mean for your taxes

Now that the DNC and RNC conventions are over, and the presidential campaigns of Joe Biden and Donald Trump are rolling full steam ahead. One...