Here are stocks with excellent vital signs in the health-care sector

Me 3645 Studio | Moment | Getty Images Cautious investors are turning over every rock in the equities market in search of stocks that have not only high growth potential, but also a record of resiliency in downturns. Yet this dual advantage — a good offense and a good defense — really isn’t that hard … Read more

Goldman Sachs says China is still ‘months away’ from reopening

An advertisement of the People’s Liberation Army overlooks a street scene in Beijing on the day Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden hold a virtual summit, in Beijing, China, November 16, 2021. Thomas Peter | Reuters Stocks in Hong Kong and China rallied at the end of a volatile week last … Read more

This bear market is getting long in the tooth — here’s what is changing

Something’s happening. You can feel it. The down days, as painful as they are, seem more muted. The up days show a dearth of supply. Most important: When we get through earnings, we will have plenty of companies buying back shares and, more than ever, it might matter. If there is not much “above,” meaning … Read more

Investor Kevin Simpson picks 5 dividend-paying stocks to survive high inflation

With the market still tumultuous as investors react to recessionary concerns, one investor recommends a plain-yet-trusted move: high-dividend growth stocks. Wednesday brought choppy waters as the three major averages slipped, recovered, and then ultimately ended the session with small losses. It marked a turn from two days of a relief rally that came earlier in … Read more

Passage of Inflation Reduction Act gives Medicare historic new powers

A pharmacist collects medications for prescriptions at a pharmacy. Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Medicare is poised to renegotiate the prices of some of its most expensive drugs through a historic expansion of its power, which could reduce costs for many seniors as well as federal spending on its prescription drug plan. The … Read more

Markets face crucial summer week, with Fed, earnings and economic data

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), June 27, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters There’s a head-spinning amount of news for markets to navigate in the week ahead, the biggest of which will be the Federal Reserve’s midweek meeting. The two largest U.S. companies — Microsoft and Apple — … Read more

Baker Hughes, Biogen, Netflix and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Baker Hughes (BKR) – The oilfield services company reported second-quarter adjusted earnings of 11 cents per share, just half of what analysts had forecast. Revenue also fell below estimates, with Baker Hughes citing various challenges including component shortages and supply chain inflation. Baker Hughes tumbled 6% … Read more

Stock picks to navigate a recession

Is a recession on the cards? Market watchers are split on whether the U.S. economy is headed toward a downturn. But investment manager Kingsley Jones believes a downturn of some form is now inevitable. “We have to accept that a recession of some form is a given now,” Jones, founder and chief investment officer at advisory … Read more

Signs point to biotech M&A heating up, Wells Fargo says. Here’s where to look

The pace of biotech deals is likely to pick up, but investors should think about smaller targets, said Wells Fargo analyst Mohit Bansal. Bansal called out both enticing valuations for small- and mid-cap biotech companies, which are now trading at an enterprise value of about one times cash, on average, and a tough regulatory environment … Read more

No one knows when the pandemic will end after omicron upended most hope

Residents wait in line at a Covid-19 mobile testing site in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, U.S., on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Senior U.S. health officials have sought to reassure a pandemic weary public that the country is moving closer to a time when Covid-19 won’t … Read more