It’s something that arguably wouldn’t have been, and couldn’t have been, written about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) just a few years ago. But Twitter stock could be a good way to avoid the current, overwhelming problem of market volatility. Source: Shutterstock That’s a tough pill for some investors to digest. Against a backdrop of a brutal trade
Union Pacific cargo train with multiple box cars approaching the camera as it prepares to cross a level railroad crossing near Jamestown, California, December 17, 2017. Smith Collection/Gado | Archive Photos | Getty Images A number of American companies could see their sales decline if trade relations between the United States and Mexico deteriorate as a
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, May 23, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Expectations for a Fed bailout for markets and the economy rose sharply after President Donald Trump’s surprise threat to put tariffs on all Mexican goods if Mexico doesn’t do more to stop immigrants from entering the U.S.
Investors shouldn’t take short sellers lightly. Whatever an investor’s opinion of short sales, short sellers usually are taking a contrarian opinion — and doing the work to back that opinion up. It makes sense for investors to pay attention because short sellers may be identifying prime stocks to sell. Short sellers have to do their
Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) is a cybersecurity firm that’s been around for nearly 20 years. The company went public about a decade ago, in the teeth of the financial crisis, and has a checkered history in the markets. Source: Shutterstock Considering the sector Fortinet stock is in, that was certainly a better time to launch a
Volatility is back, and stocks are dropping. Whenever this happens, there are two really smart things investors should do. First, buy defensive names, because these stocks are inherently less subject to market volatility. Second, buy secular growth names, because these stocks will be able to keep growing even if economic and financial market volatility persists.
The owners of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) stock cannot be happy. INTC stock benefited from the stock-market rally from January to April, but the climb of Intel stock price ended when the company admitted it faced major challenges ahead. What exactly caused Intel to cut both its second-quarter and full-year guidance? Intel’s Guidance Miss Intel
The continuing weakness in the stock market is starting to cause concern. Technical analysts, in particular, are suggesting that if the S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) falls any farther, it will trigger a steep correction. Other indexes are looking shaky too. The small-caps, represented by the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA:IWM), are down nearly 9% from their
Uber Technologies CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and co-founder Garrett Camp take a selfie photograph on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the company’s IPO in May 10, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Friday: Atlantic Equities upgraded Uber to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’ Atlantic Equities
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Big Lots – The discount retailer reported adjusted quarterly earnings of 92 cents per share, compared to a consensus estimate of 70 cents a share. Revenue was slightly above forecasts, although comparable-store sales were up a less-than-expected 1.5%. Big Lots also raised its full-year profit forecast.
It’s easy to assume that the problems facing Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) will pass relatively soon. The Nvidia stock price is down about 50% from early October highs, but most chip stocks have struggled. Trade war concerns aren’t helping. The company is lapping quarters boosted by cryptocurrency demand. Source: Shutterstock At some point, a bull could argue,
U.S. stock futures are plunging this morning on the heels of another Trump tweet. This time the U.S. President aimed at Mexico, threatening a 5% tariff on all imports from the country starting on June 10. Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 1.02%, and S&P 500 futures are
Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) stock dropped sharply in late May after the cybersecurity giant reported third-quarter numbers that topped expectations, but provided mundane fourth-quarter guidance. The guidance implies that the company’s growth will slow going forward, displeasing investors and causing PANW stock to drop more than 5%. Source: Shutterstock This drop in PANW stock is
Even the most even-tempered fans of the Star Wars franchise have to be excited. Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) is finally making it possible to step into the fantasy world that’s only been seen on the big screen. Source: Shutterstock Owners of DIS stock, however, have to be taken back by the $2 billion expenditure. That’s the
Healthcare stocks have traditionally been a go-to sector for reliable returns through any economic and market conditions. The rationale is straightforward. The U.S. is a large nation filled with folks that are generally less than healthy, and the vast majority have employer-provided health insurance to pick up the rising costs. Source: Shutterstock And for those
Stocks mustered a gain yesterday, but not the convincing one most investors were hoping for. The S&P 500 ended the day up 0.21%, willing to hold just above its 200-day moving average line, but not willing to push up and off of it. The volume behind the gain was also alarmingly thin. Had it not
The CBS board is preparing for merger talks with Viacom, people familiar with situation said. The long-anticipated talks between the two companies controlled by the Redstone family’s National Amusements are expected to begin in mid-June, though discussions could begin even sooner, the sources said. Viacom CEO Robert Bakish would likely run the combined entity. Though no talks
Shares of Ford (NYSE:F) have been doing surprisingly well so far this year. While the shares are is still down 15% over the past 12 months, F stock has roared higher by more than 26% so far in 2019. Source: Shutterstock While the stock — like most — was oversold in late December and enjoyed
Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco, speaking at the 2019 WEF in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 23rd, 2019. Adam Galica | CNBC J.P. Morgan is the latest Wall Street firm to recommend Cisco Systems, saying in a note on Thursday that investors trying to protect themselves from the trade war should look to the stock as
The stock market sell-off may not be over, but it’s finally spooking some investors — and that is a good sign. That’s evident in the sharp jump in the put-call ratio, according to Strategas Research technical analyst Todd Sohn. The put-call ratio Sohn follows measures all put and call options on the CBOE in stocks