Stocks in September Have Often Struggled. The Good News: The Selloff May Have Already Begun.

Illustration by Elias Stein Text size The stock market’s worst month—September—will soon be upon us. The S&P 500 index has averaged a 1% loss in September dating back to 1928, says Dow Jones Market Data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has notched a similar September loss going back to 1896. It’s clearly the bad month … Read more

Tesla’s Stock Will Split on Aug. 24

Illustration by Elias Stein Text size Tesla has given investors something to look forward to this coming week: a three-for-one stock split. As of the close of trading on Aug. 24, Tesla shareholders will get a “dividend” of two extra shares. The next day, Tesla stock will start trading at the new price—a third of … Read more

25 Stocks That Could Rise on a Short Squeeze

Investors betting against electric-vehicle stocks take note: Five of 25 stocks that short-selling research firm S3 Partners identified this month as being at risk of a short squeeze are in the EV business. Short sellers fear short squeezes. To put on a short, investors borrow shares. If the stock falls, the short seller buys them … Read more

How Putin’s War Made These 3 Fertilizer Producers Hot Stocks

Illustration by Elias Stein Text size Since Russia invaded Ukraine, shares of Saskatoon, Canada’s Nutrien , the Western Hemisphere’s top fertilizer maker, have climbed 37%. The Energy Select Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund, a proxy for Big Oil, is up only 13%. Fertilizer is derived from potash, phosphate, and natural gas. Russia and Belarus produce more … Read more