S&P 500, Nasdaq post worst day in month after strong data fuels worry about Fed rate hikes

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes recorded their worst day in almost a month on Monday, after a hotter-than-expected U.S. services-sector reading fueled concerns that the Federal Reserve may need to be even more aggressive in its inflation battle. How stocks traded The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.26% finished down 482.78 points, or … Read more

Zscaler stock drops 10% on conservative guidance, as it’s taking longer to close deals

Zscaler Inc. stock fell in the extended session Thursday after the cybersecurity company said longer sales cycles and other headwinds contributed to its conservative guidance, one slightly above the Wall Street consensus. Zscaler  ZS, +8.28% shares dropped 10% after hours, following an 8.3% gain in the regular session to close at $144.50. Zscaler said it … Read more

The Dow soars, Big Tech tumbles: What’s next for stocks as investors await Fed guidance

The past week offered a tale of two markets, with gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average putting the blue-chip gauge on track for its best October on record while Big Tech heavyweights suffered a shellacking that had market veterans recalling the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. “You have a tug of war,” said … Read more

Why stock-market investors fear ‘something else will break’ as Fed attacks inflation

Some investors are on edge that the Federal Reserve may be overtightening monetary policy in its bid to tame hot inflation, as markets look ahead to a reading this coming week from the Fed’s preferred gauge of the cost of living in the U.S.   “Fed officials have been scrambling to scare investors almost every … Read more

Roblox stock rockets 20% on ‘impressive’ turnaround from yearlong slide

Roblox Corp. shares headed for their best performance in nearly a year Monday, after the youth-oriented social-media platform reported figures for September that suggested a turnaround from a yearlong slog. Roblox RBLX, +22.16% reported September bookings and daily active user figures Monday that suggested a better-than-expected trajectory for the quarter, and shares took off. By … 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

Dow futures jump over 300 points on bets market is oversold after blue-chip gauge falls into bear market

U.S. stock-index futures on Tuesday pointed to Wall Street bouncing off a 21-month low and snapping a five-day losing streak as recent volatility in global bond and currency markets subsided. How are stock-index futures trading Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average YM00, +1.06% climbed 321 points, or 1.1%, to 29,664. S&P 500 futures ES00, … Read more

Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel accuses Fed of making one of the biggest policy mistakes in its 110-year history

““I think we’re giving Powell too much praise. … The last two years are one of the biggest policy mistakes in the 110-year history of the Fed by staying so easy when everything was booming.”” — Jeremy Siegel Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel has a bone to pick with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The longtime … Read more

Stocks Poised to Open Higher on Monday

Stocks are poised to open higher in New York on Monday. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images Text size U.S. stocks are poised to open higher on Monday as investors await the August reading on inflation. On Sunday night, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 90 points, or 0.3%, while the S&P 500 futures climbed 0.4%, and Nasdaq … Read more

Cloudflare stock rallies 20% following earnings beat, raised revenue outlook

Cloudflare Inc. shares surged in the extended session Thursday after the cybersecurity company reported results that topped Wall Street expectations and hiked its revenue outlook for the year. Cloudflare  NET, +0.12% shares rallied about 21% after hours, following a 0.1% advance in the regular session to close at $58.43. The company reported a second-quarter loss … Read more