If this stock market is shaping up like 2008, here’s where we could be headed next, says strategist

If this stock market is shaping up like 2008, here's where we could be headed next, says strategist

Those looking for a bit of good news to start the week may have to cast the net further out. Stock futures are tilting lower as COVID-19 cases flare up in China, threatening more lockdowns. And the plate was already full for investors this week, with inflation one of several data points to watch, and … Read more

Chip shortage keeps driving up auto prices, cutting sales

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DETROIT– US new vehicle sales tumbled more than 21% in the second quarter compared with a year ago as the global semiconductor shortage continued to cause production problems for the industry. Yet demand still outstripped supply from April through June, even with $5 per gallon gasoline, high inflation and rising interest rates. The low supply … Read more

There may be another shoe to drop after Micron’s big outlook miss

There may be another shoe to drop after Micron's big outlook miss

Micron Technology Inc. delivered an outlook that fell far short of the consensus view, prompting questions about how the memory market will fare in a downturn. The company expects August-quarter revenue of $6.8 billion to $7.6 billion, whereas analysts tracked by FactSet had been modeling $9.15 billion. Micron’s chief executive acknowledged that “the industry demand … Read more

NIO, XPeng and Li Auto Deliveries Set a Record. That Can Help Tesla Stock, Too.

NIO, XPeng and Li Auto Deliveries Set a Record.  That Can Help Tesla Stock, Too.

text size Production and demand for electric vehicles in China rebounded in June. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Investors in electric-vehicle stocks should breathe a sigh of relief on Friday. Production and demand for electric vehicles in China rebounded in June after a Covid-19-induced lull. Deliveries in June at NIO (ticker: NIO ), Li-Auto (LI), and XPeng (XPEV) … Read more

Tesla Deliveries Are Coming. What the Results Could Mean for the Stock.

Tesla Deliveries Are Coming.  What the Results Could Mean for the Stock.

Text size Tesla stock is down about 16% for the current quarter. Nicholas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images You’re here ‘s second-quarter delivery results are expected to arrive in early July. It has been hard to predict the numbers for a couple reasons: The first is production volatility from Covid-19 lockdowns in China, and the other … Read more

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

Recession is challenging inflation as top fear among stock and bond investors

It’s easy to want to duck for cover given the carnage seen this year in stocks and bonds, particularly with the Federal Reserve vowing to wage an unconditional battle against high inflation. While inflation running at a 40-year high still sits near the top of the list of worries for many investors, another potential bugaboo … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway Stock Hits Hard in June. Warren Buffett Is Probably Unfazed.

Berkshire Hathaway Stock Hits Hard in June.  Warren Buffett Is Probably Unfazed.

Text size Berkshire has scaled back its stock repurchase program this year, and that may be sending a message that CEO Warren Buffett doesn’t view the stock as being so cheap. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Despite what CEO Warren Buffett has called its Fort Knox balance sheet with over $100 billion in cash, Berkshire Hathaway hasn’t … Read more

Carnival Stock Surges as Second-Quarter Revenue Rises Sharply

Carnival Stock Surges as Second-Quarter Revenue Rises Sharply

text size A large Carnival cruise ship docked at port in turquoise blue water. Dreamstine Shares of carnival were rising Friday after the cruise line posted second-quarter revenue that rose sharply from the first quarter of 2022. carnival (ticker: CLC ) reported a GAAP loss of $1.61 a share, wider than analysts’ estimates for a … Read more

Fed says banks could withstand 10% unemployment, 55% stock price drop in annual stress test

Fed says banks could withstand 10% unemployment, 55% stock price drop in annual stress test

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday projected the potential for a rockier road ahead for banks than it did a year ago, but said the 33 financial institutions it reviewed passed its annual stress test of capital reserves. The Fed estimated $612 billion in potential losses for banks in its most severe economic scenario, and … Read more

Here’s how you can compound dividend stocks to double the S&P 500’s return

Here's how you can compound dividend stocks to double the S&P 500's return

Companies announce dividend increases all the time, but here’s one that points to a simple investing strategy that can lower your risk and make you a lot of money over the years. Maybe it isn’t so exciting on the surface: Kroger Co. KR, a supermarket operator, raised its quarterly dividend payout by quite a bit, … Read more