A strong market rally could be just weeks away if the U.S. midterm elections can put anxious stock investors at ease

If the U.S. midterm election cycle this year is like past ones, the stock market will carve out an important low right around Election Day in November. That should give some hope to beleaguered investors whose stock holdings have suffered double-digit losses so far this year. A meaningful rally could be just a few weeks … Read more

Bitcoin’s nosedive through the $20,000 mark is a Minsky Moment for crypto: ‘Psychologically for a lot of people, this is galling’

Is bitcoin BTCUSD, +4.88% facing a breaking point? That’s what some investors, acolytes and otherwise, might be contemplating, as the cryptocurrency’s descent accelerates over the weekend. The world’s No. 1 digital asset was last trading at $18,654, down more than 70% from its peak of around $65,000, with the broader crypto market feeling to some … Read more

The wild, hair-raising ride of a 30-something investor who has battled NFT hackers and dodged the crypto crash: ‘My $25,000 ballooned to $63,000. I was like, “OMG, this is amazing.”’

Vinny Zane has a taste for life — and an appetite for risk. The 38-year-old teacher and father of a 2-year-old son on Brooklyn’s Coney Island got into crypto in 2017 with $4,000 worth of Bitcoin, and jumped into NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, last year.  “It was a learning curve for me,” he told MarketWatch. … Read more

Why the Dow finally bounced — and what it will take to prove it’s for real

A little pre-summer cheer finally filtered its way into the stock market the week before Memorial Day, but it will likely take more than the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s first winning week since late March to convince rattled investors that the pain is in the past. What happened? Real, or inflation-adjusted, interest rates fell over … Read more

‘Markets are imploding’ because the Fed isn’t doing its job, says billionaire investor Bill Ackman

“‘How does this downward market spiral end? It ends when the Fed puts a line in the sand on inflation and says it will do “whatever it takes.”’” — Bill Ackman, founder and CEO, Pershing Square Capital That’s hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman sounding off on Twitter Tuesday, blaming a timid Federal Reserve for not doing … Read more

Here is what AT&T is giving investors in WarnerMedia spinoff, and how it will work

AT&T Inc. detailed its plans for the spinoff of WarnerMedia on Friday, with investors eventually expected to receive a share of the new streaming-media entity for every four AT&T shares they own. AT&T T, +2.19% is in the process of spinning off its WarnerMedia business in a combination with Discovery Inc. DISCA, +0.85%, which executives … Read more

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