Tag: consumer goods

COVID-19 has put ‘financially vulnerable’ Americans on even shakier footing

Millions of “financially vulnerable” Americans have grown even more vulnerable during COVID-19, with lower-income households more likely to have experienced declines in their financial well-being,...

Opinion: 7 ways to cash in on the boom in videogames and esports

Like millions of other folks, I have maintained my sanity during the COVID-19 pandemic through videogames. To an older generation that may sound odd, but...

Worldwide chip shortage expected to last into next year, and that’s good news for semiconductor stocks

A global shortage of semiconductors has pushed chip stocks to record highs, and analysts expect that chips will continue to be in short supply at...

Are people willing to live with more COVID-19 deaths? One of Europe’s most-infected cities has just loosened restrictions

While other European cities remain tightly locked down, Spain’s already less-restrictive capital Madrid was gifted another hour of freedom this week. Headed by Isabel Díaz...

Only 50 people are known to have contracted COVID-19 more than once — but new strains have medical experts on high alert

It’s very rare for someone to get infected with the coronavirus causing the disease COVID-19 a second time, but the few confirmed cases of reinfection...

Nearly half of MyTheresa customers in the U.S. and Germany spend tens of thousands on luxury goods annually: Cowen

Cowen analysts conducted a survey of customers in the U.S. and Germany who shop on luxury e-commerce site MyTheresa, finding that about 45% typically spend...

Dow logs record as cold snap lifts energy stocks, and rise in yields buoys banks

The Dow industrials eked out a record gain, but the other main equity benchmarks limped lower, as progress toward President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus...

Europe joins Wall Street’s boom in ‘blank-check’ companies

It’s the monster trend on Wall Street. Now it’s crossed the Atlantic. LVMH MC, -0.34% founder Bernard Arnault and former UniCredit UCG, -0.09% chief Jean-Pierre...

Here’s the main reason Robinhood traders have been able to push stocks higher — and, no, it isn’t by squeezing hedge funds

With the broader stock-market indexes in a bit of a coma this week, the talk of financial markets is still the awakening of retail investors...

Archer Aviation gets a $1 billion order from United Airlines, on the same day it announces a deal to go public

Archer Aviation Inc. said Wednesday that United Airlines Holdings Inc. placed a $1 billion order for its all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), on...

How to plan a meaningful post-pandemic re-entry

At long last, as the vaccines gradually roll out, maybe the end of the pandemic is in sight and soon the new (revised) normal will...

These S&P 500 stocks have had the biggest increases in ‘buy’ ratings so far this year

Traders in the stock market can take advantage of special situations to exploit sentiment and momentum and make quick profits — if they are quick...

How soon will New York vaccinate its prisoners?

There was a time, as the pandemic was taking hold last spring, when New York’s criminal-defense lawyers were actually feeling hopeful. Libby Fischer, managing attorney...

Opinion: Code red — here’s what it means for the stock market now that company insiders are selling shares

Now that WallStreetBets’ 15 minutes of fame is over, it’s all clear in the stock market, right? Maybe not. Right before the GameStop GME, -28.41%...

Cannabis stocks rally anew as $7 billion GW Pharma deal spurs interest in weed and its medical benefits

Cannabis stocks rallied anew on Wednesday, spurred on by news of a $7 billion deal for the first company to win U.S. regulatory approval for...

AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce spread by 67% — and protection remains over 3-month dosage gap

A single dose of the AstraZeneca AZN, -0.88% COVID-19 vaccine offers 76% protection for up to three months after the first injection and appears to...

Cannabis stocks rally after Chuck Schumer leads drive for reforms that may end federal prohibition

Cannabis stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after three Democratic senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said they would make reform legislation a key priority...

Dow futures rise 250 points as the stock market tries to shake GameStop angst

U.S. stock-index futures on Monday morning were trading solidly higher as the market attempted to recover from its worst weekly loss since October as worries...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

As vaccinations continue, 45% of millennials say they’re OK with socializing in public places

Millennials, who aren’t likely to begin receiving coronavirus vaccines until the summer, are the most comfortable partaking in activities that are considered higher risks for...

Here are the biggest short squeezes in the stock market, including GameStop and AMC

Short squeezes will remain a big story in the financial-news media until heavily shorted stocks that have been pushed up by individual investors connected through...

Here’s what the robot fund that’s beating the S&P 500 is investing in now

Shares of the videogame retailer are up 23% in premarket trading after Monday’s wild session. To some, this is stirring memories of the dot-com boom...

Peterffy calls Robinhood decision to allow ‘limited buys’ of GameStop troubling: ‘I’m not comfortable’

Thomas Peterffy, founder and chairman of Interactive Brokers Group Inc., explained the rationale behind his brokerage firm’s decision to put restrictions on investing in companies...

As new coronavirus strains raise questions about mask quality, the N95 market in the U.S. is still facing supply issues

Government officials in the U.S. and Europe have called for stricter mask protocols as more infectious strains of the coronavirus circulate, yet there is still...

I got my COVID-19 vaccination. Now what? Can I get on a plane, or visit my grandparents? Do I still need to wear my mask?

Coronavirus vaccines are the light at the end of a very dark tunnel — a pandemic that resulted in 2 million fatalities around the world...