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Market pros are feeling so happy about stocks right now, you have to wonder if they’re too bullish
The market’s technical factors scream ‘all-systems-go.’ The fundamentals? Not so much. Read More
The S&P 500 is flashing signs that the bear market finally could be over
Low volatility and other factors are generating bullish signals for the U.S. stock market. Read More
Many companies try to blame their poor earnings on the U.S. dollar. Don’t believe it.
Using currency fluctuation to time the stock market is a losing bet. Read More
‘Please have some fixed income’: Why ETF investors poured capital into bonds, international stocks in January
Asset flows into exchange-traded funds were a bit unusual last month, according to Elisabeth Kashner, director of global fund analytics at FactSet. Read More
Why NFTs saw $941 million in trading volume in January – the highest since June 2022
In a report from DappRadar, an online store for decentralized applications, 2023 began with a strong comeback for nonfungible tokens. Read More
Crypto is a ‘gambling contract’ not a currency and should be banned, says Charlie Munger
Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, said the U.S. should follow China’s footsteps and ban cryptocurrencies in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Read More
These five-star stock funds can help you play the semiconductor rebound, as well as AI and 5G build-outs
Sylvia Jablonksi of Defiance ETFs describes two investment strategies that include chip makers but also other companies working on cutting-edge technology. Read More
‘It’s payback time.’ U.S. stocks have been a no-brainer moneymaker for years — but those days are over.
5 ways to stay on top of a topsy-turvy stock market and come out ahead. Read More
What the ‘January Trifecta’ in the stock market is really telling us
Wall Street since Christmas has experienced a Santa Claus Rally, a positive first five trading days of the year, and a strong January. Read More
Brace for ‘tinderbox-timebomb’ market crash worse than 1929, hedge fund manager says
Universa CIO Mark Spitznagel told investors in its latest letter to brace for a market crash resembling the 1930’s Great Depression as debt balloons globally. Read More
Short-selling legend Jim Chanos hints at risk of bear market unlike anything he’s experienced since starting on the Street in 1980
The market will not be able to overcome rising interest rates and waning corporate profitability, notable short seller Jim Chanos says. Read More
Bond investing 101: What to know as the Fed sticks to its inflation fight
After a catastrophic year, bonds in 2023 are looking promising again for investors as U.S. inflation recedes. Read More
What the Eagles-Chiefs Super Bowl matchup can tell us about the stock market
The Super Bowl Predictor and what it might say about this year’s big game. Read More
These 2 dividend-stock ETFs are more like growth funds in disguise. Can either still work in your income portfolio?
Quality-stock and dividend-focused strategies shined during the market declines of 2022. One such fund is also designed to perform well in all markets. Read More
Tech stocks have been minting money this year, but many investors fear getting burned if they buy the rally now
These 3 tech giants have stood out in this earnings season — with mixed market reactions. Read More
Risk-tolerance surveys often miss what financial advisers really need to know about you
‘Clients’ attitude toward risk definitely changes with different market conditions,’ one adviser says. Read More
‘It’s addictive; it’s seductive, and you can destroy your future.’ Keep ‘fun money’ from ruining your investment plan.
Investors cherish their “fun money” to travel, buy crypto or make other risky bets. Advisers have strong opinions on how to spend (or not spend) that money. Read More