What to know before you shop

Holiday Shoppers Seek Out Deals On Black Friday Spencer Platt | Getty Images Black Friday is a popular time to buy TVs, but it can also be intimidating if you don’t know what you need. There are so many TV specifications that make shopping for one overwhelming and confusing. It’s like an acronym assault. What … Read more

The PC boom has gone bust, and we are about to see the results ahead of Black Friday

The pandemic-fueled personal-computer boom has ended, so how will that affect demand and pricing for PCs and the retailers that sell them this holiday season? A sense of the fallout will be provided in the week ahead with results due from PC makers Dell Technologies Inc. DELL, +0.67% and HP Inc. HPQ, +0.17%, along with … Read more

Activision Stock Still Looks Like a Buy. Here’s Why.

Back in July, Barron’s made the case for buying Activision Blizzard stock in anticipation of Microsoft closing its $69 billion acquisition of the company. With Activision shares trading at a significant discount to the deal price, the stock looked closest to a sure thing in an increasingly uncertain market. Four months later, the risks of … Read more

TuSimple Fires CEO Xiaodi Hou Amid Federal Probes

TuSimple Fires CEO Xiaodi Hou Amid Federal Probes

Opinion: Elon Musk pumps Tesla stock with ridiculous $4 trillion target. Is a dump coming next?

Another Tesla Inc. earnings call, and another fanciful Elon Musk prediction that likely encouraged yet another open file at the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The chief executive of Tesla Inc. TSLA, +0.84% told investors Wednesday that he believes the valuation of the electric-car maker will exceed the combined market capitalization of the two … 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

Elon Musk says Twitter will eventually be part of ‘X, the everything app’

Elon Musk has a new plan for Twitter Inc. after giving up a legal battle and agreeing to pay $44 billion for the company Tuesday. ““Buying Twitter is an accelerant to creating X, the everything app”” — Elon Musk That tweet was Musk’s first public statement Tuesday about the decision, which was revealed in a … Read more

Strong demand for premium- to mid-priced consumer appliances

Premium- to mid-priced consumer appliance segments are witnessing strong demand, with cautiousness visible at the entry-priced segment, according to early trends in the ongoing festival season. The overall white goods industry is expected to witness strong value growth on the back of affluent consumers upgrading to premium products, but volume growth may see some impact as first-time buyers cope with inflationary pressures. Satish NS, President, Haier Appliances, said: “There is robust sellout for high-end and mid-end products, but … 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

Tesla Lost This Crown to Apple. It’s Probably Happy to See It Go.

Text size Tesla was once a heavily shorted stock, with a lot of bears betting on stock price declines. That’s changed recently. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images The market just learned something surprising about Tesla and Apple, two mega-capitalization companies: Data from short-selling analytics firm S3 Partners revealed that the value of Apple (ticker: … Read more