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

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

Rivian Keeps 2022 Production Guidance Intact. The Stock Is Still Falling.

Text size The Rivian R1S should start shipping to customers in just a few months. Courtesy of Rivian Electric-truck maker Rivian Automotive reported a wider-than-expected quarterly loss, but more important, maintained its production estimates for the full year. The stock is wobbling while investors digest the news. Rivian (ticker: RIVN) reported an adjusted per-share loss … Read more

Coinbase Stock Soars as Crypto Exchange Forms Partnership With BlackRock

Text size BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase to offer Bitcoin trading services. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase Global to offer Bitcoin trading services to institutional clients, representing a push into cryptocurrencies for the world’s largest asset manager and a ringing endorsement for the embattled crypto exchange. Institutional investors who use BlackRock ’s Aladdin … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Futures Slip as Pelosi Goes to Taiwan, BP Surges

Text size House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to arrive in Taiwan Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images China isn’t the only one upset about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan—the stock market is concerned, too. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures have fallen 176 points, or 0.5%, while S&P 500 futures have declined 0.6%, and Nasdaq Composite futures … Read more

The Stock Market Is Rallying. Here’s What Could Make it Tumble Again.

Text size A worse than expected CPI results could derail stocks. Scott Olson/Getty Images While the stock market has enjoyed an impressive run of late, the party could end when the next inflation result comes out in early August.  The S&P 500 has gained 13% since hitting its lowest close of the year in mid … Read more

U.S. Stocks Poised to Fall on Monday

Stocks are set to open lower on Monday ahead of another busy earnings week. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Text size U.S. stocks are set to fall on Monday ahead of another busy week of earnings. On Sunday night, Dow Jones Industrial Average … Read more

Gold scores biggest one day rally since March, silver jumps nearly 7% due to Fed-inspired ‘short squeeze’

Gold and silver rose sharply on Thursday, with gold logging its biggest one-day percentage gain since March and silver rallying by nearly 7% to finish at its highest price in a month. Price action Gold GC00, +1.76% GCQ22, +1.76% for October delivery gained $31.20, or 1.8%, to settle at $1,750.30 per ounce. That was the … Read more

25 Stocks That Could Rise on a Short Squeeze

Investors betting against electric-vehicle stocks take note: Five of 25 stocks that short-selling research firm S3 Partners identified this month as being at risk of a short squeeze are in the EV business. Short sellers fear short squeezes. To put on a short, investors borrow shares. If the stock falls, the short seller buys them … Read more

Gold Has Been a Disappointment This Year. What Could Change That.

Rising interest rates and strength in the dollar contributed to gold’s drop to $1,700.20 an ounce on July 20, the lowest finish since March 30, 2021. Here: a row of gold ingots in a foundry. Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg Text size Gold has failed to show its value as a haven investment so far this year, with … Read more