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

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

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

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

FTX collapse nothing like Theranos, says Tim Draper

Tim Draper, founder and managing partner of Draper Associates and Draper University, balked at comparing the stunning implosion of crypto trading platform FTX to the notorious biotech startup Theranos, in a conversation with MarketWatch. “It’s not like Theranos,” he said. In a Friday phone interview, Draper said he hadn’t been aware of anyone genuinely comparing … Read more

Investors may be whistling past the graveyard of a recession with latest rally in stocks

Investors feeling giddy about last week’s sharp rally for stocks might want to give a listen to Tom Waits’ song, “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard” from 1978, to sober up for the dangers that still lurk ahead. The surge in stocks catapulted the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.92% almost back to the 4,000 mark on Friday, … Read more

Stocks Rallied Dramatically. It’s Still a Bear Market

This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and market newsletter writers and has been edited by Barron’s. Bear-Market Rallies Technical Strategy BTIGNov. 11: Thursday was another day for the record books. The S&P 500 had its first daily gain of more than 5% since 2020, and its biggest outperformance vs. the Dow … Read more