Alphabet and Pfizer Stock Look Like Buys, Says This Longtime Market Maven

Joe Rosenberg’s relationship with Barron’s goes back to 1963, when he wrote a bullish article on Trans World Airlines that resulted in a pop in the stock. Rosenberg, 89, spent much of his career at Loews (L), the conglomerate run by the Tisch family, as chief investment officer and then chief investment strategist. He retired … Read more

Microsoft, Alphabet Deliver Sad News About the Economy

Microsoft  (MSFT)  and Alphabet  (GOOGL)  confirm fears that the economy is not doing well. The two tech giants kicked off the big tech earnings season on Oct. 25 by sending red flags about the current downturn.  Their warnings can be summed up in one sentence: the health of the economy is not good and it … Read more

It’s Time to Buy Tech Again. Here Are 20 Stocks to Start With.

One cruel truth the stock market confirmed this past week is that trying to pick the bottom for technology stocks is a fool’s errand. The Nasdaq Composite terrible September—it was down 10.5% on the month—has made the bottom-fishing that took place over the summer look ill-advised. As I’ve noted before, the first downturn in tech … Read more

The Most Valuable Business on Earth Could Be Hiding Inside Amazon

Text size Amazon has created what is arguably one of the world’s best growth businesses. Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images Amazon Web Services just might be the most valuable business on Earth. And the most undervalued. Clearly, the optimistic view of the long-term potential of AWS isn’t reflected in the current valuation for Amazon.com stock … Read more

Exxon May Be Making ‘More Than God.’ But Apple and Alphabet Are More Profitable.

Text size President Biden, who is hurting politically due to high inflation, took a swipe at industry leader Exxon Mobil on Friday. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Exxon Mobil may be making “more than God this year,” as President Joe Biden said Friday in Los Angeles, but it’s far from the most profitable company in the country. … Read more

Looking for $100,000 Salary? See How Much the Biggest U.S. Companies Pay Workers

Wages for the median workers at the majority of big American companies are higher than they were before the pandemic, with the tight job market helping to lift paydays for many bank tellers, factory workers and software programmers. Compensation in 2021 for the median worker at 275 companies in the S&P 500 index was higher … Read more

Apple Is the Last FAANG Standing

Apple is the last FAANG standing—and its earnings report this coming week could go a long way toward determining if the stock market bounces back or slides even further. As bad as this year has been for the stock market, it’s been even worse for the original FAANGs. While the S&P 500 has fallen 10.4% … Read more

More Pain Ahead for Semiconductors and Big Tech

Tech and especially semiconductor manufacturers are going through a tough time. This hard time has recently resulted in turbulent sessions on the stock market. The result of the last five sessions on Wall Street, for example, has been particularly brutal for both sectors. Take manufacturers of microprocessors or chips. Four of U.S largest chip makers … Read more

Tesla Stock Split: What to Know as EV Maker Prepares to Split Stock in 2022

Text size A Tesla vehicle Joe Raedle/Getty Images Tesla laid the groundwork on Monday to split its stock again, and investors looked pleased. Based on what happened last time Tesla split its stock, there is a good reason for investors to be happy. Tesla (ticker: TSLA) stock closed up 8% at about $1,092 a share … Read more

Amazon, Alphabet, and 8 Other Beaten-Up Growth Stocks Set to Soar

Text size Amazon packages Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images Picking beaten-up growth stocks might not feel like a good idea these days, amid rising interest rates, inflation, and geopolitical chaos, But there is a price for everything and the recent selloff has left several large-capitalization growth stocks at levels Wall Street appears to love. Arguing … Read more