Peak Earnings? Investors May Think So. Analysts Really Don’t
August 4, 2018

Worried earnings can’t get any better than they are now? Investors seem to be, with another impressive reporting season about to end and not much to show for it in stocks.

But one Wall Street constituency that usually shares the Continue reading

The $300 Billion FAANG Surge Lives Another Week
June 10, 2018

The world’s favorite stocks fought through to their seventh rally in nine weeks, though not without landing a few blows on traders.

For about 24 hours on Thursday and Friday, losses in the FAANG block looked liable to snowball, bringing Continue reading

GE Jumps Most in Two Months on Speculation Buffett Will Invest
April 2, 2018
  • Wall Street analyst says chatter ‘may be a plausible theory’
  • No comment from companies; billionaire helped rescue GE in ’08

It started swirling through the markets early in the morning. One trader after another passed it on, irrespective of whether Continue reading

Stocks Tumble in Biggest Weekly Decline Since 2016: Markets Wrap
March 25, 2018
  • Dow Jones Industrials lost more than 1,400 points in the week
  • Crude oil registers largest five-day increase since July

U.S. stocks tumbled, sending the S&P 500 Index to its biggest weekly loss in more than two years, on concern that Continue reading

Asian Stocks Fall as Traders Await Powell Hearing: Markets Wrap
March 20, 2018

Asian stocks started March on a weak footing after U.S. shares tumbled in afternoon trading Wednesday. Treasuries and the dollar held gains as traders awaited a second appearance from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, whose comments riled markets earlier this Continue reading

Buffett Warns Investors That Safe-Looking Bonds Can Be Risky
March 6, 2018

Sometimes the best lessons are worth repeating.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett used his widely-read annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday to again call out the wasteful fees that many money managers charge. He highlighted the risk of Continue reading

Global Stock Slump Continues; China Gets Hit Hard: Markets Wrap
February 26, 2018

The sell-off in global stocks that briefly looked to have ended mid-week has come back, tipping markets from the U.S. to Asia into declines exceeding 10 percent from their January highs . China, where retail investors dominate, got hit particularly hard Continue reading

Traders Are Asking If the Bond and Stock Selloff Is the Start of Something Big
February 19, 2018

They’ve faced threats before: swollen valuations, a stagnating economy, stretches of declining earnings. Now investors are dealing with a new menace, and it’s wreaking more havoc than anything in two years.

It’s the bond market, where the biggest jump for Continue reading