Stocks Could Keep Rising If the Fed Shows Restraint

Text size As the market rebounds, speculative stocks are stirring. For proof, consider Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF, up about 40% since mid-June. David Swanson/Reuters/Alamy What bear market? Stocks continued their summer rally this past week as better-than-expected inflation results helped lead to a 3.3% gain in the S&P 500 index, its fourth consecutive weekly … Read more

Cathie Wood has a simple response to Tesla getting booted out of an S&P 500 ESG index: ‘Ridiculous’

Cathie Wood isn’t pleased about one of her most popular investments, Tesla Inc., being excluded from a prominent index that tracks eco- and socially friendly companies. “Ridiculous,” was essentially Wood’s terse response to news that the S&P 500 ESG Index has dropped Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle maker Tesla TSLA, -6.80%  from its lineup, as a part … Read more

The Stock Market Just Had Its Best Week Since 2020. Enjoy It While It Lasts.

Text size It was the largest weekly gain for all three major U.S. indexes since November 2020. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg Drop a ball off a balcony, and it will bounce. Drop the market off an all-time high and it eventually will, too. That doesn’t make it a buying opportunity. We’ve been waiting a while for a … Read more

Cathie Wood Is Sticking With ARK’s “Super Growth” Stocks–and Avoiding the FAANGs

Opinions on Cathie Wood run strong. “She knows nothing more than anyone else,” one reader all-capped me in an email this past week. I think value investors have been waiting so long for a momentum-stock comeuppance that some are now trying to remember the moves to their end-zone dances. “All I have to do is … Read more