The surge in technology stocks that’s caused renewed losses for short sellers this year looks to be running out of steam, encouraging bears to maintain their bets against long-time targets such as Tesla Inc., Apple Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc.
China’s internet firms are revving up efforts to outdo each other since Beijing began to wind back its bruising internet crackdown, spurring an abrupt surge in competition that’s threatening margins and spooking investors.
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With the consumer price index increasing during the last few years at a rate not seen for nearly 40 years, the investing challenge for the coming year is finding ways to generate real returns during exceptionally high inflation.
Although most of the SECURE 2.0 changes won’t take effect until 2024 or later, there are things that advisors should keep in mind, particularly for clients who fall into one of these three broad categories: retirees, savers, and small-business owners.
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The bond market finally got the Federal Reserve’s message on rates, while stock investors continue to ignore it, for the most part.
From Home Depot Inc. to Walmart Inc., the biggest US retailers are about to grab the earnings spotlight, providing investors crucial insight into consumer demand, the trajectory of economic growth and Corporate America’s profitability.
For the first time in nearly two decades, investors can earn more than 5% on some of the safest debt securities in the world. That’s competitive with riskier assets like the S&P 500 Index.
US homes in areas prone to floods may be currently overvalued in the range of $121 billion to $237 billion, according to a report published Thursday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Tesla Inc. has been weighing a takeover of battery-metals miner Sigma Lithium Corp., people with knowledge of the matter said, amid rampant demand for the metal used in electric vehicle batteries.
Professional speculators are turning risk-on by gobbling up technology shares, after largely missing out on the new-year rally in the stock-market’s biggest winners.
Last year marked a dramatic turn for US college endowments as hundreds of universities reported steep losses, reflecting the tumult in global markets.
Two Federal Reserve officials said that interest rates need to keep rising, with one arguing they should keep moving at a gradual pace.
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The Federal Reserve won’t be able to get US inflation down to its 2% target without “crushing the economy,” economist Mohamed El-Erian warned on Friday, but he said the central bank is unlikely to officially change that goal post.
The US Supreme Court is poised to hear a case that could spell danger for the internet’s most lucrative business: online advertising.
Another week of gains for the dollar is putting the US currency close to erasing its 2023 losses amid growing bets for more Federal Reserve rate hikes.
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said that a broadening in US price pressures shows that the Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening to date is having a limited impact, raising the danger of policymakers having to do more than previously envisioned.
Surging bond yields have been rattling investors for a year. Why they’re a problem for people hooked on an asset as volatile as equities can be seen by juxtaposing stocks with some of the safest securities in the world.
US producer prices rebounded in January by more than expected, underscoring persistent inflationary pressures that could push the Federal Reserve to pursue further interest-rate increases in the months ahead.
Engine No. 1’s latest exchange-traded fund will focus on companies seeking to bring their operations closer to home after the pandemic upended global supply chains.
Last year, most US investors and central bankers underestimated how high inflation would climb. Now they may be underestimating how high interest rates will need to go to bring it back down.
The cost-cutting wave sweeping through the technology sector hasn’t gone far enough to improve the outlook for profits in the view of Wall Street amid slowing revenue growth.
The Biden administration wants to make sure America’s next 500,000 charging stations work a lot better than the 59,000 it already has.
Morgan Stanley has picked an interesting moment to press ahead with expanding its offering of ESG-themed funds.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office warned that the federal government would be at risk of a payment default as soon as July if lawmakers fail to raise the debt limit.
Quick: how did equity traders feel about inflation after Tuesday’s consumer price index hit? Depends on when you asked.
The booming US residential solar market is at a crossroads.
Crypto platforms could soon face a new set of hurdles to hold digital assets owned by clients of hedge funds and private equity firms in the US.
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Like all trusts, a charitable trust is a legal entity that you create for the purpose of holding and managing assets. The trust is wholly separate from you. It owns any assets it holds, pays taxes and requires management just like any other legally recognized entity.
National rent controls are much more a political “feel good” measure than they are a reasonable economic strategy. President Biden wants to make things worse.
A parade of money managers who converted mutual funds into exchange-traded funds in a bid to ride rampant demand for the newer, easier-to-trade structures are discovering it may not be so simple to tap the ETF boom.
Global spending on electric vehicles is surging.
US consumer prices rose briskly at the start of the year, a sign of persistent inflationary pressures that could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates even higher than previously expected.
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin said the central bank may need to raise interest rates to a higher level than previously anticipated should inflation keep running too fast for comfort.
While equity markets are on a relentless march higher amid optimism around stronger economic growth and cooling inflation, most investors aren’t convinced the gains will last, according to Bank of America Corp.’s latest global fund manager survey.
Tesla Inc. workers in New York state are launching a unionization campaign, teeing up a potential first for the electric-vehicle maker and the latest labor challenge for Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk.
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The United States must grasp the opportunity that the money revolution has made possible by undertaking a government-financed investment program in 21st century industries and technologies on such a large scale that it would be certain to succeed.
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