Investors can make money during pessimistic times. Here’s how

I began working at Merrill Lynch after school when I was 16 years old. One of the more senior brokers told me that the most important lesson I could learn about the stock market was – drumroll, please – “Buy low. Sell high.” That’s it? I got it, I thought. However, that advice is so … Read more

Analysts name stocks with downside to avoid or sell

Europe has been one of the brightest spots in the global stock market this year, with the benchmark Stoxx 600 up around 7% since the beginning of 2023 — a shade better than the S & P 500 ‘s 5% return over the same period. And Wall Street is calling Europe a better bet than … Read more

Goldman names tech stocks it says can outperform

One corner of tech, software, might be seeing “limited appetite” from the market, according to Goldman Sachs. But the investment bank is optimistic. It listed several reasons for its bullish call: “a more constructive setup due to near record-low valuations … conservative management guidance that better aligns with investor expectations, and an inflection towards cost … Read more

Giant Swiss Bank Bought Up Intel, Disney, and AT&T Stock. It Sold AMD.

Text size Julius Baer of Zurich increased its stake in Intel in the fourth quarter. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg A big Swiss bank made a call in chip stocks, and loaded up on media and entertainment shares. Julius Baer of Zurich bought up Intel (ticker: INTC), Walt Disney (DIS), and AT&T (T) stock, and sold the … Read more

An Unstoppable Stock Market Is About to Meet the Immovable Fed

Text size The central bank can’t be happy with the easing of financial conditions that occurs anytime the stock market rallies. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg The stock market has acted as if the Federal Reserve doesn’t exist as it jumps out to a quick start to the year. Expect Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to remind it when … Read more

Tesla Stock Wasn’t Supposed to Gain This Much. Where It Goes Next.

Text size Tesla’s stock chart looked terrible at the end of 2022. Now the reads are neutral to bullish. Allison Dinner/Getty Images Tesla stock is hard to figure. It always seems to surprise. Investors could always use help figuring out what comes next. Stock charts are as good a place as any to start. Tesla … Read more

GDP beat, Tesla records, Macao recovery

My top 10 things to watch Thursday, Jan. 26 1. Bond prices getting killed, inversely yields rising, on low number of jobless claims, sign of a still-strong labor market. Fourth-quarter economic growth was 2.9% versus 2.8% expected . Price index in GDP report in-line but much lower rise than Q3. Wall Street rises, looking past … Read more

Some Wall Street analysts are predicting a market decline. Here’s when that might happen

As stocks continue their rally, several major financial institutions are now predicting a significant downturn in global markets. The S & P 500 index has risen by more than 10% since its lows in October last year. In Europe, the STOXX 600 has increased by more than 15% over the same period. But, according to … Read more

Tesla Keeps Pressure on Rivals Even as Margins Shrink

Text size Tesla reported fourth-quarter earnings per share of $1.19 from sales of $24.3 billion. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Tesla posted solid numbers in a make-or-break quarter for the electric vehicle giant. But current earnings are less important than guidance. And while a lot remains in flux, Tesla expects to produce the best margins in the … Read more

Boeing Stock Falls on Unexpected Loss as Cash Flow Beats Estimates

Text size It was the second consecutive quarter in which Boeing has generated positive free cash flow. Logan Cyrus/Getty Images Boeing appears to have turned the cash flow corner. That’s good news, but investors want to see earnings misses stop. Wednesday morning, Boeing (ticker: BA), reported a fourth-quarter loss of $1.75 a share from $20 … Read more