What Cramer is watching Monday — Price target cuts and downgrades, few bright spots

Mark Zuckerberg envisions 1 billion people in the metaverse

What I am looking at July 11, 2022 Twitter jump ball: Elon Musk terminates deal. Twitter (TWTR) says it will sue. The stock sinks 5% in the premarket. Baird price target cut to $33 per share from $45. Meta Platforms (META), a Club holding, downgraded to sell from hold (underperform from hold) at Needham. Pretty … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, July 11

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, July 11

Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day. 1. Earnings and stocks Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 30, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters Earnings season kicks off this week as several big companies, including major … Read more

Cash is pouring into municipal bond ETFs. Here’s why they could be winners for investors

Cash is pouring into municipal bond ETFs.  Here's why they could be winners for investors

Municipal bond funds may be having their moment in the sun after a rough start to the year for fixed income. According to Strategas Research, the iShares National Muni Bond ETF (MUB) saw the second highest inflows in the second quarter among US ETFs at $5.4 billion. That was behind only the SPDR Bloomberg 1-3 … Read more

Experts answer three tricky questions about Series I bonds

Experts answer three tricky questions about Series I bonds

The demand for Series I bonds, an inflation-protected and nearly risk-free asset, has skyrocketed as investors seek refuge from soaring prices and stock market volatility. While annual inflation rose by 8.6% in May — the highest rate in more than four decades, according to the US Department of Labor — I bonds are currently paying … Read more

Costco once again shows why it is the best-run retailer on the planet

Costco once again shows why it is the best-run retailer on the planet

Costco (COST) posted another strong monthly sales result for June — a sign the big box retailer is continuing to outperform and steal market share while many of its peers struggle in a difficult economic environment. Net sales for the month jumped a solid 20.4% year over year to $22.78 billion, according to data released … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, July 8

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, July 8

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, July 6, 2022. Source: NYSE Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Can stocks stay on a winning streak? The S&P 500 has posted gains for four straight trading days heading into Friday’s session, offering investors glimmers of hope … Read more

Asset manager names companies trading at a ‘sizable discount’

Asset manager names companies trading at a 'sizable discount'

With stock markets yet to emerge from the doldrums of a brutal first half sell-off, investors are increasingly seeking strategies to preserve and grow their capital. Asset manager Jack Ablin tells CNBC how he’s trading the market volatility, highlighting some of his top stocks along the way. Investors should be putting their money in companies … Read more

Gasoline futures are dropping, which could mean more relief at the pump

Gasoline futures are dropping, which could mean more relief at the pump

Brie Olootu pumps gas at an Exxon Mobil gas station on June 09, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Gas prices are breaching record highs as demand increases and supply fails to keep up. Brandon Bell | Getty Images Prices at the pump have retreated from June’s never-before-seen levels but remain stubbornly high. Some relief could be … Read more

Top stock picks for the second half of 2022

Top stock picks for the second half of 2022

Citi has named a raft of stocks it thinks could do well in the second half of 2022, as investors continue to navigate market uncertainty and hot inflation. Stock markets suffered steep losses in the first six months of this year as an unrelenting sell-off brought major indexes to their knees. The S & P … Read more

It’s ‘reasonable to be worried’

It's 'reasonable to be worried'

Worried about what your financial situation will look like in a year — or even in a few months — from now? With all the concerns about economic growth, it’s reasonable to be worried about a potential recession. But the key is to start preparing now so that you’re in the best position with your … Read more