Apple and Tesla are the ‘last bastions of hope’ for retail investors, say these analysts

Apple Inc. and Tesla Inc. are the stocks to watch in the days ahead, as deeper losses for investor favorites could herald a retail capitulation. That’s according to analysts at Vanda Research, who made their case in a note Wednesday as the iPhone maker battled a selloff. “Sentiment and hard money data deteriorated further in … Read more

Cheniere CFO Aims for Investment-Grade Credit Rating as Natural-Gas Prices Soar

Cheniere Energy Inc.’s CFO is working toward an investment-grade credit rating next year as the largest US liquefied natural gas exporter pays off its debt and benefits from rising prices of energy. Houston-based Cheniere this year expanded capacity with a new production line completed ahead of schedule, while also managing to ramp up production at … Read more

Opinion: Big investors are favoring large-cap stocks for the rest of 2022 — maybe you should too

The institutional investors who dominate the stock market are increasingly favoring large-cap stocks as the year-end approaches, and so should you. The reason for their year-end large-cap bias can be traced back to the compensation incentives under which they operate. Many managers know that they will receive a year-end bonus if they finish the year … Read more

Bitcoin’s a market ‘tumor’ thanks to Fed’s easy money, says ‘Black Swan’ author

“‘Bitcoin, I call it a tumor. Real estate is another tumor. People have the notion that the markets should behave the way they think they should behave. When you look at the markets, they oscillate between being overvalued and undervalued.’” —Nassim Taleb Investors may appreciate easy money monetary policy for the boost it has provided … Read more

Apple is now the market’s most-shorted stock. If Tesla is an example, that’s bullish.

Apple shareholders need not worry that it will be the shortest US stock. I mean the report from short selling analytics company S3 Partners that, after 864 days in which Tesla TSLA, +0.38% was at the top of this list, Apple AAPL, -1.89% has acquired this dubious honor. As of September 14, a total of … Read more

A punishing selloff in short-term debt is pushing one rate near the ‘magic’ level that ‘frightens’ markets

The yield on the 1-year Treasury note is testing 4%, a level that traders say could spill over into other rates and send shivers down the financial markets as the Federal Reserve presses ahead with its campaign to lower its balance of 8.8 billion dollars. . That balancing process, known as “quantitative tightening,” is meant … Read more

Opinion: There’s hardly any good news in the stock market and plenty of reasons for prices to fall further

I tried to start this article with, “The good news is…”, and then struggled to think of any good news for investors. Perhaps the fact that it’s hard to think of a silver lining after a day like Tuesday, when the Nasdaq COMP, +0.74% plummeted more than 5%, is the good news. However, let’s think … Read more

Market rout casts cloud over biggest IPO of the year as at least two deals are pulled during brutal selloff

At least two initial public offerings were withdrawn during Tuesday’s brutal stock market crash, overshadowing what is expected to be the biggest deal of the year, the $1.8 billion offering from AIG’s life insurer Corebridge Financial Inc. Israel’s technology-focused special purpose acquisition corporation, Keter1 Acquisition, withdrew its plans for a $250 million initial public offering … Read more

Why a single U.S. inflation report roiled global financial markets — and what comes next

It was the only report to be heard worldwide, shaking the confidence of traders and investors on three continents. Stocks were sold off in Asia and Europe on Wednesday, a day after the US consumer price index report for August triggered the worst day for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.10%, S&P 500SPX, +0.34% … Read more

Markets are waking up to the notion that inflation hasn’t peaked

It only took a 0.1% advance in the consumer price inflation rate last month to send markets into their worst nosedive in two years. But what might seem like a relatively small rally, coupled with the fact that the headline number was actually down on an annualized basis, belie a much more significant shift in … Read more