The long-running active versus passive debate has become even more heated than usual during the recent stock market turmoil.
The days of working from home may be numbered.
The dreaded R word is looming over Americans as the economy contracts and the Federal Reserve raises rates.
Retail traders just got a new tool to make bigger bets on their favorite stocks, but advisers are warning about outsized risks.
The era of a few giant tech firms controlling stock market gains is quickly coming to an end, according to activist investor Nelson Peltz.
Anxious Americans with student loans are tired of waiting for action from President Joe Biden and taking matters into their own hands.
One is here already. The other is lurking right around the corner. Which should worry investors more?
Even as the US real estate market shows signs of cooling, inflation and higher interest rates are making it difficult for young house hunters to buy properties — at least on their own.
US workers can’t quit quitting.
Despite the massive selloff in equities this year and persistently high inflation, Dawn Fitzpatrick isn’t worried about a recession in the immediate future.
It’s been a brutal stretch for retail traders. Stocks are approaching a bear market. A selloff wiped $200 billion off cryptocurrencies in a single day. And Morgan Stanley found that amateur investors who jumped into the market when lockdowns began in 2020 have lost all their gains.
Surging inflation showed little sign of abating last month, indicating that grocery bills will keep going up, markets will remain volatile and investors will continue to feel pain in their 401(k)s.
Since President Joe Biden was elected, millions of Americans with student loan debt have waited for him to fulfill a campaign promise of forgiving at least $10,000 per borrower. While Biden recently extended the payment moratorium for the loans until Aug. 31, pressure is mounting on the administration as the midterm elections approach.
When stocks are plunging, checking your investment accounts is risky business. The market turbulence is jarring for younger investors, who had gotten used to the idea that stocks always go up. And for those with a bit more experience, watching hard-earned money suddenly disappear is a terrible experience.
Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 have fallen for four consecutive weeks, and the S&P’s 8.8% drop last month marked its worst April performance since 1970. The tech-heavy Nasdaq slumped 13% for its worst month since the financial crisis in 2008.
Retail investors piled into Twitter Inc. stock on Thursday, after the world’s richest person and head of Tesla Inc. roiled the financial world with an audacious bid to purchase the company for $43 billion. Musk later expressed doubt about whether the blockbuster deal will succeed, but that didn’t do much to deter non-professional traders.
Energy prices were rising even before Russia invaded Ukraine. Now, the war and resulting bans on Russian oil imports are sending crude skyrocketing, raising prices for everything from Uber rides to children’s toys.
The much-awaited easing of Covid cases and restrictions is coinciding with a jump in jet-fuel costs, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted the U.S. to ban imports of Russian crude and pushed oil prices as high as $130 a barrel. That, plus higher demand for trips, means airline-ticket costs are increasing for consumers, many of whom are already facing higher prices in areas like groceries, gas and rent payments.
America’s central bank increased its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, pushing it up by a quarter percentage point. The hike — the first since 2018 — was widely expected. But at a time when Russia’s war in Ukraine has roiled global markets, U.S. inflation is at its highest level since the 1980s and Covid-19 cases are increasing in some parts of the world, consumers and investors are contending with the prospect of rates going even higher.
Most analysts expected some action on interest rates from the U.S. Federal Reserve in 2022 — but maybe not the five rate hikes they’re now pricing in. Inflation was clearly driving upwards, but we’re seeing much higher, more consistent price increases.
Surging markets spurred a buying frenzy for everything from stocks and cryptocurrencies to new homes over the last two years. Now, with inflation at a nearly 40-year high and at least three priced-in rate hikes, the hunt for investing safe havens is on.
Cryptocurrencies had a breakout moment in 2021, and NFTs were some of the biggest stars. Now, as with any new and hot investing trend, financial pros are hoping to capitalize on the craze with products promising a way to piggyback on the market.
Warm weather, no state income taxes, palm-fringed beaches and condos have made Florida the quintessential U.S. retirement destination. But a little shore town in New Jersey seems to be taking some of its shine.
This Christmas’s unexpected stocking stuffer might be an NFT.
They’ve only just entered the workforce, but a significant swath of the newest crop of U.S. employees are already making plans for an early exit.
When was the last time your entire paycheck shrank by more than 20%? If you are being paid in Bitcoin, the answer was Saturday, when the token fell as much as 21% in a matter of hours.
The latest clean energy ETFs to hit the market are looking to promote companies doing the most to avoid carbon emissions.
Star ETF manager Cathie Wood is expanding her reach into the world of investing startups by joining the board of a fintech company.
The reflation trade that hammered bonds, drove stock gauges to repeated records and re-energized long dormant value shares this year is in rapid retreat.
It was a rough few months, but Ark Investment Management’s Cathie Wood is back.
The indiscriminate boom across electric-vehicle stocks — dubbed a “big market delusion” by quant pioneer Rob Arnott — is starting to ease at long last.
The once red-hot SPAC market has gone cold.
Markets are vulnerable to “significant declines” should risk appetites falter, the Federal Reserve has warned. At the moment, there are very few signs of that happening.
Cathie Wood’s Ark Innovation ETF looked set for another difficult day on Tuesday as it extended losses in early trading after suffering its worst drop in seven weeks.
Investors are piling back into some of the fringe corners of the cryptocurrency world, with the frenzy sending Dogecoin surging more than 50% again and crashing Robinhood’s trading app.
In less than four months, investors have already poured more cash into ETFs tracking U.S. stocks than they did in all of 2020.
As the global pandemic intensifies the boom in ethical investing, Citigroup Inc. now projects ESG stock ETFs in the U.S. alone will boast more than $1 trillion in assets by 2030.
The great stock-market rotation is revitalizing a $1.4 trillion corner of quantitative investing and handing ETF managers a rare opportunity to outperform the S&P 500.
After one of the strangest years ever, ETF debuts are once again ramping up to capture cash flooding the industry.
Green funds have gained a reputation of benefiting from the tech rally during the pandemic. As the economy recovers and investors shift to cheaper stocks, those products might still be able to thrive.
Everywhere you look, there’s a valuation lens that makes stocks look frothy. Also everywhere you look is someone saying don’t worry about it.
Cathie Wood has spent months defending Ark Investment Management from critics who say the money manager has too much cash tied up in too few stocks. The firm’s latest move is handing them fresh ammunition.
The firm behind a growing set of exchange-traded funds that cushion losses is offering a new suite of tools for bulls to bet on another stock surge.
The race to the bottom continues as two of the largest ETF issuers are slicing what investors pay in the $6 trillion industry’s battle to manage the most cash.
About $22 trillion of wealth was created in U.S. stocks, roughly the country’s total annual output. An exchange-traded fund tracking the airline industry has more than doubled. At least 45 companies in the S&P 500 have surged by more than 200%, including Tesla Inc., up almost 700%.
A new exchange-traded fund seeking to ride the companies most loved by investors online has found plenty of its own positive sentiment in its first day of trading.
The main fund from Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management slipped in pre-market trading on Thursday, as it struggles to stabilize following a 20% drop from its February peak.
A small mutual-fund provider is slated to make history later this month as the first to convert its products into exchange-traded funds.
The biggest slide in months for Cathie Wood’s funds is testing the resolve of investors who plowed billions of dollars into one of the hottest firms on Wall Street.
It’s another milestone for Cathie Wood’s Ark Investment Management. Less than two weeks after hitting $50 billion in assets, the red-hot firm now manages more than $60 billion, as funds flow into Wood’s exchange-traded funds at the fastest pace ever.