Second-Largest US Pension Buys Up Rivian, Snowflake, Airbnb, and Noble Stock

Second-Largest US Pension Buys Up Rivian, Snowflake, Airbnb, and Noble Stock

America’s second-largest public pension by assets recently increased its investments in some of the market’s more volatile stocks. The California State Teachers’ Retirement System doubled its stakes in the electric truck maker Rivian Automotive (ticker: RIVN) and offshore energy driller Noble (NE) in the third quarter. It also bought more shares of the cloud software … Read more

Year-end rally? Bullish stock-market pattern set to collide with stagflation fears

Year-end rally?  Bullish stock-market pattern set to collide with stagflation fears

The period between now and year-end marks a historically bullish final stretch of the year for US stocks, particularly just before and after Christmas. The question for investors is whether favorable seasonal factors will be outweighed by economic fundamentals. The momentum towards a year-end rush to stocks seems to only be getting stronger now that … Read more

Year-end rally? Bullish stock-market pattern set to collide with stagflation fears

Year-end rally?  Bullish stock-market pattern set to collide with stagflation fears

The period between now and year-end marks a historically bullish final stretch of the year for US stocks, particularly just before and after Christmas. The question for investors is whether favorable seasonal factors will be outweighed by economic fundamentals. The momentum towards a year-end rush to stocks seems to only be getting stronger now that … Read more

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023.

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back.  Consider These Moves for 2023.

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023. .

Bye-Bye, Bear Market? The Worst Could Be Over for Stocks.

Bye-Bye, Bear Market?  The Worst Could Be Over for Stocks.

Bye-Bye, Bear Market? The Worst Could Be Over for Stocks. .

Oil Stocks Rally Despite Falling Prices. Why People Are Buying.

Oil Stocks Rally Despite Falling Prices.  Why People Are Buying.

A unique phenomenon has been playing out in the oil market: Oil stocks have risen 5% in the past month even as the price of oil has fallen 9%. The divide could mean that oil stocks are set for a downward reversion, because they’ve outpaced the price of the commodity by too much. But some … Read more

Is the market bottoming in? 5 reasons US stocks could continue to suffer heading into next year.

Is the market bottoming in?  5 reasons US stocks could continue to suffer heading into next year.

With the S&P 500 holding above 4,000 and the CBOE Volatility Gauge, known as the “Vix” or Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” VIX, +0.74% having fallen to one of its lowest levels of the year, many investors across Wall Street are beginning to wonder if the lows are finally in for stocks — especially now that … Read more

Is the Stock Market Open Today? Here Are the Hours for Black Friday.

Is the Stock Market Open Today?  Here Are the Hours for Black Friday.

Instead of gearing up to trade Thursday, investors may be defrosting their Thanksgiving turkeys—and clipping coupons ahead of Black Friday. This year, Thanksgiving and Black Friday come after two days of stock market gains. On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite all finished higher after the release of … Read more

End of a winning week on dovish Fed bets

End of a winning week on dovish Fed bets

European markets were flat on Friday to close out an otherwise upbeat week, as the US Federal Reserve’s latest meeting minutes added to expectations that monetary policy tightening may slow down. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slipped 0.1% below the flatline in early trade, with retail stocks shedding 0.8% while banks added 0.3%. The European blue … Read more

Alibaba and Other Chinese Stocks Keep Rallying. A Big Risk Is Being Ignored.

Alibaba and Other Chinese Stocks Keep Rallying.  A Big Risk Is Being Ignored.

Alibaba and other Chinese tech stocks appear to have reversed a brutal two-year slide this month. Investors betting on a rebound may be ignoring the risk of China’s “zero Covid” policies and just how much more these stocks could be hurt. Alibaba (ticker: BABA) lost almost half its value in 2021 as, along with the … Read more