Warren Buffett Has Been Buying T-Bills. Here’s Why That’s a Smart Strategy.

Elias Stein Text size Warren Buffett parks most of Berkshire Hathaway ’s cash in ultrasafe U.S. Treasury bills, and individual investors may want to consider following Buffett’s lead now that the yields are as high as 3%. Treasury bills, which are U.S. government securities maturing in less than a year, are a good alternative to … Read more

The Stock Market Is Rallying. Here’s What Could Make it Tumble Again.

Text size A worse than expected CPI results could derail stocks. Scott Olson/Getty Images While the stock market has enjoyed an impressive run of late, the party could end when the next inflation result comes out in early August.  The S&P 500 has gained 13% since hitting its lowest close of the year in mid … 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

Asian markets mostly fall ahead of U.S. holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower in cautious trading Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the U.S. Worries over inflation and risks of a global recession from central bank efforts to bring it under control appeared to outweigh Wall Street’s positive close on Friday. The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency … Read more

Hang Seng slumps 3% over COVID lockdown worries, oil falls as Russian attacks in Ukraine intensify

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in Asia and oil prices fell Monday as uncertainty over the war in Ukraine and persistently high inflation kept investors guessing about what lies ahead. Tokyo and Sydney advanced while Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai declined. U.S. futures were higher. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to keep negotiating with … Read more

What to expect from markets in the next six weeks, before the Federal Reserve revamps its easy-money stance

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell fired a warning shot across Wall Street last week, telling investors the time has come for financial markets to stand on their own feet, while he works to tame inflation. The policy update last Wednesday laid the ground work for the first benchmark interest rate hike since 2018, probably in … Read more

When Is the Next Recession Coming? Here’s How to Time It

Fake it ‘til you make it might work in Silicon Valley. It’s a less practical strategy for the Federal Reserve, which looks ready to compound one mistake with another. The central bank’s statement on Wednesday contained few surprises, but then Fed Chairman Jerome Powell started talking. At first, he offered a fairly balanced outlook of … Read more