Tag: equity markets

European stocks struggle and U.S. futures fall as blockbuster November comes to a close

European stocks struggled for direction on the last day of November, as investors looked toward December and a potential Santa rally, referring to typical late-year...

Weekend reads: $500,000 and a retirement problem

ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES Everybody’s financial scenario heading into retirement is different. This encompasses more than levels of savings or income — emotions come into play. What...

These ‘whales’ could stand in the way of a year-end rally for stocks, warns strategist

Optimism is building for stocks as U.S. investors return from the Thanksgiving Day holiday, though volumes may stay light for Friday as some stretch out...

Bitcoin price plunges over 10% to stage Thanksgiving correction

Bitcoin prices tumbled Thanksgiving Thursday, with the No.1 cryptocurrency, pulling back sharply just at it was on the verge of notching its first all-time high...

Is upbeat COVID-vaccine news priced into the market?

A growing list of vaccine candidates have rolled out in recent weeks, offering the world a potential exit from a global pandemic nightmare that has...

U.K. blue chips inch higher as AstraZeneca reports vaccine effectiveness

Waves break over a wall separating the marine lake from the sea at New Brighton in northwest England on Nov. 16, 2020, as high tide...

Blink Charging’s stock more than doubles in a week amid a ‘great deal of market interest’ in the EV sector

Blink Charging Co. Shares of Blink Charging Co. zoomed higher again on heavy volume Friday, to more than double in a week, as the electric-vehicle...

Active managers see value in these 3 company practices but indexers hate them. Who’s right?

Every corporation is unique. It follows that governance arrangements should be tailored to suit. Yet many shareholders, especially indexers, roundly condemn certain governance practices as...

Why one stock-market pro says the S&P 500 can surge another 7% before year-end

Thomas Lee, founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, says that the S&P 500 has more in the tank before the end of 2020 and has therefore...

‘Goldilocks’ funds? Midcap ETFs may be about to have their moment

Porridge Cafe, London, England. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Some stocks are behemoths, and even the likes of Apple AAPL, +0.51%, Amazon AMZN, +0.37%, and Netflix NFLX,...

I lost my job because of COVID-19 cutbacks — can I tap into my IRA?

Q: I’m 49 and was laid off due to COVID cutbacks. A former co-worker says I can tap my IRA tax-free this year. How do...

European stocks and U.S. equity futures inch higher as worries simmer over rising COVID-19 cases

A pedestrian wearing a face mask or covering due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walks past a Christmas-themed window display on Oxford Street in central London,...

Here’s how bad commercial real-estate pain could get for banks, other lenders

The New York City skyline. AFP/Getty Images Low rates and rosy assumptions about how much rent properties might collect helped fuel the record $5 trillion...

Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs Monday as stock market rallies amid further vaccine progress

Stocks clinched a fresh round of records Monday, as alarming U.S. COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations were overshadowed by promising vaccine developments. The least-loved sectors...

Stock-market investors are ‘living through 3 transitions’ and short-term volatility may be ‘gut wrenching’

This is a unique period for financial markets, buffeted not just by a wall of worry but a trifecta of inflection points that could feed...

Trump acknowledges Biden presidential election win for first time — then says he ‘concedes nothing,’ repeating unfounded claim of ‘rigged’ vote

Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted his first tacit acknowledgment of former Vice President Joe Biden’s election victory — beginning a tweet with the words “He...

Short sellers lost $5.5 billion so far in November. Here are the trades that hurt the most

It has so far been a bruising November for those investors betting against cyclically oriented sectors that have been hobbled due to the spread of...

A strong year-end rally lies ahead. It’s time to ‘rotate within the tech sector’ — away from FAANG stocks, strategist says

It may be time to rotate away from the ‘megacap’ tech names, Millet Tabak says. damien meyer/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A strong year-end rally lies ahead...

Dow, S&P 500 surge by at least 3% to records early Monday on coronavirus vaccine report

U.S. stocks soared in early trading Monday, sending major equity benchmarks to record highs after Germany-based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. said their COVID-19 vaccine...

Weekend reads: where to retire on $40,000 a year

White Oak Lavender Farm/courtesy Visit Harrisonburg VA Silvia Ascarelli helps a couple who wish to leave Salt Lake City and retire to an area away...

Dow futures up nearly 400 points as stocks election week rally extends to fourth day

U.S. stock-index futures rose further Thursday, with the market looking to extend an election week rally on expectations the result will be divided government, as...

Trump seen as betting favorite to win 2020 election by some oddsmakers as race tightens on Election Day

In the throes of Election Night, a few betting markets now are starting to indicate incumbent President Donald Trump could be a favorite to win...

Enormous change in the U.S. — a potential ‘secession crisis’ in red states and the possibility of solving intractable problems — will mark the 2020s, says author Neil Howe

Neil Howe foresaw that 2020 would be time of crisis for the U.S. — back in the 1990s. As scholars of demography and generational trends,...

Investors pine for a ‘clear victory’ — what’s at stake for markets in Trump-Biden election showdown

Take a deep breath. After all, it could be a topsy-turvy week for investors as remaining voters go to the polls on Tuesday, with little...

The moment of truth for stock-market investors? Election Day looms and the most crucial stretch of 2020 awaits

Could the 2020 U.S. presidential election be the most highly wagered on event in history? That means bets on the political race between President Donald...