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

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

Apple and Google stocks just had their worst week in more than two years

Shares of Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc. both suffered their largest weekly declines since the beginning days of the pandemic this week, as Big Tech companies continued to draw closer scrutiny from Wall Street. Apple’s stock AAPL, -0.19% finished down 11.2% on the week, its worst weekly performance since the week that ended March 20, … Read more

The Dow soars, Big Tech tumbles: What’s next for stocks as investors await Fed guidance

The past week offered a tale of two markets, with gains for the Dow Jones Industrial Average putting the blue-chip gauge on track for its best October on record while Big Tech heavyweights suffered a shellacking that had market veterans recalling the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. “You have a tug of war,” said … Read more

Netflix and Tesla stocks are not having a good year, but here comes a chance to turn it around

Two stocks that have defined Wall Street’s boom in the past decade — streaming giant Netflix Inc. and electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc. — will hope to turn around some poor recent trajectories as earnings season kicks into a new gear this week. After swelling prices and results from JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +1.66% and … Read more

Facebook stock falls to yet another ignominious level

Facebook was a member of the exclusive $1 trillion club a year ago, but it’s fallen a long way since then. Now named Meta Platforms Inc. META, -2.18%, the company saw its market value fall below $400 billion Friday for the first time since Jan. 7, 2019, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Meta’s valuation … Read more

The Meta meltdown: This chart shows Facebook’s fall from grace among the most valuable U.S. companies

Dogged by competitive and macroeconomic threats, Meta Platforms Inc. is sinking down the ranks of the largest U.S. companies. After a 9.4% daily slide in its stock, Meta META, -9.37% ranked 10th by market value as of Tuesday’s close, falling below Visa Inc. V, -3.37% for the first time since the start of August. Meta, … Read more

Apple, Alphabet, and Other Big Tech Stocks Poised for Further Losses

Text size Apple shares were poised to extend losses on Monday. Dreamstime Major technology stocks such as Apple and Alphabet were poised for further losses Monday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank would stick with its plan to raise interest rates to fight inflation. Growth stocks are particularly vulnerable to higher … Read more

Roku stock plummets toward worst drop on record after ‘frankly awful’ earnings

Shares of Roku Inc. were tumbling toward their worst drop on record Friday after the streaming company acknowledged a “significant slowdown” in advertising spending that helped propel it to weaker-than-expected results and could persist beyond the latest quarter. “Consumers began to moderate discretionary spend, and advertisers significantly curtailed spend in the ad scatter market (TV … 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