The Stock Market Had a Great Start to 2023. Earnings Season Could Be a Problem.

Investors got their Goldilocks jobs report on Friday morning, with a growing-but-slowing labor market, a tick-up in participation, and a deceleration in the pace of wage gains. It was the kind of release that makes an oft-wished-for soft landing seem almost possible.

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

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

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

Disney overtook Netflix as the streaming leader, and is expected to widen the lead

Walt Disney Co. displaced Netflix Inc. as king of the video-streaming market, and it is expected to widen the gap. Disney DIS, +0.33% seized the mantle three months ago as its potent content troika of Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ reached 221 million customers, edging Netflix’s 220 million subscribers. Analysts expect Disney to report more than … Read more

Chevron Earnings Crush Estimates on Higher Oil and Gas Prices. The Stock Rises.

Chevron stock climbed in premarket trading Friday after the oil and gas giant delivered a big earnings beat in the third quarter. Chevron (ticker: CVX) reported adjusted earnings of $10.8 billion, or $5.56 a share, a 90% increase on the year-ago period but below the $11.4 billion it reported in the second quarter. Operating revenue … Read more

Germany leapfrogs UK to become Europe’s most shorted market as recession fears surge

Germany just leapfrogged the UK to become the most shorted market in Europe as economic worries grip the continent. The German market accounted for about 25% of short positions last month, followed by UK’s 20%, data from SEI Novus shows. The data, which covers pan-European short positions worth over €30bn from more than 150 managers, shows that … Read more

‘The psychology has changed so quickly’: Why stock-market lows may be retested as S&P 500 enters its weakest stretch of year

With summer winding down, the U.S. stock market is set up for a potentially shaky fall.  “Recession fears are the most likely trigger of a retest of the June lows,” said Ed Clissold, chief U.S. strategist at Ned Davis Research, in an Aug. 31 note. “From a seasonality perspective, a retest could come in the … Read more

Fed Chief Talks Tough on Inflation. There’s More Pain Ahead for the Stock Market.

From left: Fed officials Jerome Powell, Lael Brainard, and John Williams ponder the great outdoors during a break at the economic symposium at Jackson Hole. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Text size Grand Teton National Park has a stark warning for visitors to the Wyoming mountain oasis. “Bears are active,” it says on its website. “Travel in … Read more

Stock Market Today: Dow Drops After Hawkish Remarks From Powell

Text size Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech scheduled for Friday has hung over markets all week. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The stock market was falling Friday, as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made hawkish remarks about monetary policy at the annual Jackson Hole Symposium, even in the face of declining inflation. After Powell’s comments, the Dow … Read more