Opinion: There’s a strong possibility that the bear market in stocks is over as investors have given up hope

A contrarian case can be made that the stock market rally since the October lows is the beginning of a new bull market. That’s because the criteria for “capitulation” that I laid out in previous columns have been met. Capitulation occurs when investors give up because of despair, the last emotional stage of bear market … 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

U.S. stocks have worst day in nearly three weeks as hawkish Fed speak, China worries rattle markets

U.S. stocks had their worst day in nearly three weeks on Monday as protests in China raised global-growth risks and Federal Reserve officials said more interest-rate increases will be needed to subdue inflation. How stocks traded The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.45% finished down by 497.57 points, or 1.5%, at 33,849.46, not far from … Read more

Stocks Are on the Rise, but Earnings Could Drag Them Down Again

Markets This summer, analysts thought S&P 500 companies’ fourth-quarter earnings would rise. Now they think earnings will fall.

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023.

Stocks Are Clawing Their Way Back. Consider These Moves for 2023.

Oil Stocks Rally Despite Falling Prices. Why People Are Buying.

A unique phenomenon has been playing out in the oil market: Oil stocks have risen 5% in the past month even as the price of oil has fallen 9%. The divide could mean that oil stocks are set for a downward reversion, because they’ve outpaced the price of the commodity by too much. But some … Read more

Oil Prices Could Rise After Latest EU Sanctions on Russia

The European Union’s ban on seaborne imports of Russian oil, along with the Group of Seven’s plan to cap prices of oil from Russia early next month won’t guarantee that prices for the commodity will see a lasting rally, or that supplies will tighten further in the days ahead. “In isolation, the sanctions on Russia … Read more

Alibaba and JD.com Stocks Are Rising. Don’t Thank Singles Day Sales Results.

Alibaba and JD.com stocks were rising on Monday, but the price action didn’t seem to be driven by sales results from the closely-watched annual Singles Day event. Alibaba (ticker: BABA) was up 2.5% in U.S. premarket trading, with shares in e-commerce peer JD.com (JD) gaining 3.5%, beating out futures tracking both the S&P 500 index … Read more

FTX bankruptcy is ‘somebody running a company that’s just dumb-as-f—ing greedy,’ says Mark Cuban

Billionaire tech entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has offered his perspective on the implosion of crypto platform FTX late this week. “‘That’s somebody running a company that’s just dumb-as-fucking greedy.’” — Mark Cuban Cuban, speaking on Friday at a conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by Sports Business Journal, shared the view that avarice … Read more

Stocks Surged on an Inflation Reading. But the Bear Market Isn’t Over.

Investors finally got the inflation reading they were looking for, and are likely to get a split government for the next two years. That combination propelled stocks to their best weekly showing since June. On Friday, the S&P 500 even briefly crossed the 4,000 threshold, a level it hadn’t breached in two months. The S&P … Read more