Tag: equity markets

Here’s the stock sector you want to be in if the Democrats sweep the November elections

People — and investors — can become very emotional as a presidential election heats up, and this time around, feelings are obviously running high. According...

President Trump to Dave Portnoy: The 401(k) investors who followed my advice are ‘doing phenomenally’

After President Donald Trump took some serious lumps in his contentious interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace earlier this month, it was probably time...

This index tracks economic uncertainty — and it’s pretty clear about what’s in store for stocks through Election Day

Economic uncertainty needs to lessen significantly in order for the U.S. bull market to continue. That’s a tall order. With uncertainty surrounding the outcome of...

Dow slips 120 points as tech stocks hammered early Friday as focus shifts to China-U.S. tensions and fiscal stimulus bill languishes

U.S. stocks skidded lower Friday, with the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite set to notch its first back-to-back decline since mid-May as investors turned their attention to...

Dow futures pare gains after jobless claims rise, with all eyes on Senate stimulus package

U.S. stock-index futures pared earlier gains to trade near flat early Thursday after an increase in weekly new claims for jobless benefits, while Senate Republicans...

Warren Buffett is ‘willing to look like an idiot in the short term,’ according to ‘Wall Street’s biggest influencer’

Barstool Sports founder and mouthy trader Dave Portnoy got plenty of heat last month for calling Warren Buffett an “idiot” after the Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B,...

It’s time for investors to stop buying stocks that are ‘stunningly decoupled’ from reality, economist warns

“ ‘The investing challenge may well shift in the months ahead from riding an exceptional wave of liquidity, which lifted virtually all asset prices, to...

Weekend reads: Tesla’s earnings report is next moment of truth for bulls and bears

Tesla stock had a wild week, even by Tesla standards. It soared 16% at one point intraday before ending down 3.1% — and that was...

Stocks edge higher, aim for modest weekly gains, as investors eye potential fiscal stimulus

Stocks edged higher in early trading Friday, on track for modest weekly gains as investors gauged the potential for additional fiscal stimulus in the U.S....

U.S. retail sales jump 7.5% in June, but fresh coronavirus outbreak poses new hurdle

The numbers: Sales at U.S. retailers posted a big increase in June for the second month in a row, but a surge in coronavirus cases...

7 risks for Tesla’s stock that Robinhood traders would be wise to heed

After years of taking grief from short-sellers and other skeptics, Tesla’s Elon Musk has good reason to take a victory lap. Tesla TSLA, +1.92% has...

Dow futures up nearly 500 points as vaccine hopes rise and investors cheer earnings

Stock-index futures pointed to a higher start for Wall Street Wednesday, as investors took some cheer from positive results for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, looking...

Stocks in Asia follow their U.S. counterparts higher early Wednesday

Stocks in Asia were mostly higher early Wednesday, following a rally in U.S. markets driven by optimism over the gradual economic recovery from the coronavirus...

Why the S&P 500 doesn’t underperform despite U.S. inability to contain COVID-19

AFP via Getty Images Here’s a weird twist on American exceptionalism — U.S. stocks, as measured by the benchmark S&P 500 index, are holding their...

Congress won’t pass a new stimulus package, and that will crush the S&P 500

The S&P 500 index has staged a remarkable rally since its March low. This is quite an achievement given the considerable downward earnings revisions that...

S&P 500 tops 3,200 and Nasdaq hits record, lifted by renewed hope of coronavirus vaccine

Stocks rallied Monday as investors cheered news that the Food and Drug Administration granted “fast track” status to a pair of vaccine candidates produced by...

Stocks are resilient because investors have been braced for much worse COVID-19 news, says strategist

What’s going to get in the way of market gains? Clearly not bad news on COVID-19, as investors try to look on the bright side...

Coronavirus spike in the dog days of summer saps economy of momentum

Summer doldrums are taking on a whole new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic. The momentum in the U.S. economy appears to have melted away. It’s...

China’s stock market just jumped 6%. This is a good thing and Westerners should be glad. No, really.

After central banks flooded the world with money in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, retail investors rushed into the financial markets, sending stocks sharply...

Sustainable-investing flows have smashed records in 2020. What’s going on?

Is 2020 the year ESG came of age? Flows into investment products with an environmental, social, or governance focus — also sometimes called sustainable investments...

5 ways to beat the stock market — from a fund manager who’s done this for years

Wall Street is so full of greed, fraud and ego, a cynic might say it’s no place for any kind of spirituality to find a...

This hidden COVID-19 investment theme is ‘one of the best buying opportunities I have ever seen’

Ania Aldrich is an analyst for the Cambiar Opportunity Fund. An earlier version said she worked on a different Cambiar fund. In the hunt for...

S&P 500 earnings set to plunge as the coronavirus batters all sectors — with Wall Street counting on a bounce that may not come

The one certainty about the outlook for companies in a COVID-19 world is that second-quarter earnings will be very bad — the worst, in fact,...

Will Vanguard step on the SPDR? This technology ETF just dethroned the industry leader

In mid-May, assets in the Vanguard Information Technology ETF VGT, -0.10% overtook those in a competing fund from the company that’s long dominated exchange-traded fund...

The office isn’t dead yet, even if remote work keeps rising, says Moody’s

Office space in big cities might face a reckoning from the coronavirus, but it won’t happen overnight. That’s because while U.S. urban areas were particularly...