Opinion: Good news for retirees and retirement savers — inflation may be working in your favor

Retirees and those seeking secure income got two items of very good news this week, though you may only have heard about one. Meanwhile, your ability to earn a guaranteed rate of return on risk-free investments, regardless of what happens to inflation, actually went up. So-called TIPS bonds, Treasury bonds protected against inflation, fell slightly … Read more

Opinion: With Sheryl Sandberg gone from Facebook, Wall Street should fear its future

When Sheryl Sandberg first joined Facebook in 2008, she was often referred to as the “adult in the room” that could help co-founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, then just 24 years old, turn it into a company Wall Street could trust. Nearly a decade-and-a-half later, Sandberg announced her impending departure Wednesday after fulfilling that … Read more

Opinion: Elon Musk doesn’t want to buy Twitter anymore, but Twitter should make him pay for it

It’s becoming quite clear that Elon Musk no longer wants to buy Twitter Inc., at least not at the price he negotiated. But Twitter should not walk away without at least $1 billion — and potentially much more — for the trouble. Musk’s bid for Twitter TWTR, +2.49% has become one of the strangest M&A … Read more

Opinion: Are you sharing a Netflix password? Not for long …

After an unprecedented downturn in subscriber growth in the first quarter, Netflix executives are eyeing the millions of people using other subscribers’ accounts as a way to reverse the streaming service’s current trajectory. Netflix NFLX, +3.18% executives said Tuesday that the service lost 200,000 paid subscribers on a net basis in the quarter, the first … Read more

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could keep stocks sliding for weeks before the market finally hits bottom

U.S. stocks staged an impressive reversal on Feb. 24 — including a 950-point intraday move to the upside for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +2.51% — but there’s too much eagerness to declare that the U.S. market has bottomed. Read: Nasdaq Composite turns a 3.5% loss into 3.3% gain as stock market stages epic … Read more

Opinion: Meta CFO cries ‘wolf’ again with bleak Facebook outlook — but he may be right this time

Chief Financial Officer David Wehner has warned of impending financial doom at Facebook so many times that this column has dubbed him “the Chicken Little of Silicon Valley.” But this time, the sky may actually be falling. Meta Platforms Inc. shares FB, +1.25% plunged nearly 23% in Wednesday’s extended session after another warning from Wehner, … Read more

Opinion: Google is finally splitting its stock; will Amazon be next, leading to a Dow shakeup?

Alphabet Inc. is finally carving into its gargantuan stock price with a stock split, which leaves only one Big Tech company remaining with a huge per-share price despite an easy avenue to change it. Alphabet’s path to a stock split is more difficult than it was for Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.10%, which has split its … Read more